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Bringing Heavy Civil Construction into Digital Age

December 8, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

How Construction Management Software is Meeting the Evolving Expectations of a Tech-Savvy Workforce The technological advances of the past 30 years, especially in the areas of mobile technology and specialized software, have revolutionized the world of business. From allowing employees […]


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Rebuild, retreat, or resist

December 6, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Houston is America’s fourth-largest city, thanks in part to its embrace of unfettered growth. But its swagger got doused during the last week of August, when Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rain, bringing a drenched and debilitated […]


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5 Solar Construction Trends Shaping the Industry

December 5, 2017

Via: Construction Management – Capterra Blog

The future is a scary place when you’re in a red hot industry such as solar construction, because there’s a lot of uncertainty about what’s going to happen next. You’re constantly wondering: Will this keep up? Will some new innovation […]


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Modular Construction: Shipping Container Architecture

December 4, 2017

Via: ConstructConnect

What does a retail district in Nashville, an apartment complex for homeless veterans in Orange County, CA and a condominium building in Detroit all have in common? They were all built using repurposed shipping containers as the primary building material. […]


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Self-folding electronics could enable advanced robotics

November 29, 2017

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

As demand grows for more versatile, advanced robotics and other technologies, the need for components that can enable these applications also increases. Producing such components en masse has been a major challenge. But now, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, […]


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The Role of Construction Companies Before, During and After Disaster

November 29, 2017

Via: ConstructConnect

When hurricanes or natural disasters hit an area, efforts turn to disaster relief and cleanup and calls go out to companies that specialize in these areas. The Coast Guard is called, rescue missions are deployed, and The American Red Cross […]


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The race to codify resilience design

November 20, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Last November, the International Code Council launched the Alliance for National & Community Resilience for the purpose of developing a whole community benchmark rating system by 2018. The alliance’s members include such heavy hitters as Target and Kaiser Permanente. Two […]


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Attention to detail from the deck-up in California’s wine country

September 18, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Northern California is known as a wine lover’s paradise. Vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see and history runs deep through every bottle. Established in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, the E & J Gallo Winery […]


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Europe’s first 3D printed building (The BOD)

September 8, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

The construction of Europe’s first 3D printed building has begun. 3D Printhuset is 3D printing The BOD building in Copenhagen Harbour. – Fully permitted, in 100% accordance with European norms and standards, and with special attention to the environmental footprint […]


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New approach improves ability to predict metals’ reactions with water

September 5, 2017

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

The wide reach of corrosion, a multitrillion-dollar global problem, may someday be narrowed considerably thanks to a new, better approach to predict how metals react with water. Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of California, Berkeley, have developed […]