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Is Greener Concrete the Key to Sustainable Construction?

August 3, 2018

Category: Sustainability

Concrete is one of the oldest and most versatile building materials known to man. The Ancient Romans used concrete to build aqueducts, roads and structures that still stand today like the Colosseum and the Pantheon Today, concrete is used in […]


Tariff exemption denied for $1.1B Texas pipeline project

July 20, 2018

Shell and Chevron got better news from the Commerce Department. The department granted both Shell and Chevron exemptions so that the companies could buy Japanese steel for drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the Houston Chronicle. According […]


Sun Protection Tips For Construction Workers

June 28, 2018

For many, the summer months mean vacations at the beach, lounging by the pool, and spending more time outside in the sun. For construction workers, summer means working long hours in the hot sun. All that time in the sun […]


Construction Processes, Design

Florida mixed-use development uses wellness as the backbone of its design

August 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Aventura Parksquare is a new mixed-use development that spans 7.4 acres in Aventura, Fla. The recently completed developmentā€™s design places a heavy emphasis on wellness. This wellness-centric design approach includes extra-wide sidewalks for enhanced walkability, open staircases to support less […]


Sustainability

First Half 2018 commercial and multifamily construction starts show mixed performance across top metropolitan areas

August 13, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

During the first half of 2018, five of the top ten metropolitan markets for commercial and multifamily construction starts ranked by dollar volume showed increased activity compared to a year ago, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Of the top […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Using Job Hazard Analysis to Improve Construction Safety

August 10, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction sites can be a dangerous work environment. Safety managers and project managers are tasked with being able to identify and eliminate hazards to ensure the safety of everyone on the jobsite. Conducting a job hazard analysis for each job […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Virginia officials mandate boring for $3B Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

August 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Despite all of the advances in tunnel boring technology, Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. is attempting to up the industry’s game. The company’s stated goal is to be able to increase machine speed and efficiency and cut tunneling costs by […]