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Sustainability

Municipal Buildings – It’s Time to Count the Cost of Ignoring the Need for New Facilities

June 15, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

All indicators point to a strong year for the construction industry.  Most projections are that the growth will continue through 2021. However, there could be a glitch…and it could come from the public sector – the local levels of government, […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial

$1B will transform historic Chicago hospital to hotel

June 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Redevelopments of older properties are always a challenge, particularly, as in the case of Cook County Hospital, when the structures have been neglected and are in various stages of decay. Crews working on the redevelopment of Pier 70 in San […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Iowa approves $3.4B infrastructure plan

June 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

While Congress has indicated that it is committed to continued federal funding of state and regional transportation infrastructure projects, President Donald Trump’s administration is in favor of giving preference to states and other lead transportation agencies that can cobble together […]


Sustainability

Thyssenkrupp Elevator: CEO Andreas Schierenbeck on the evolving urban landscape

June 14, 2018

Via: Construction Global

High rise buildings are on the up in more ways than one. Since the turn of the millennium the number of high-rises over 200m has more than tripled, while more than 180 buildings measuring 250m in height are currently under […]


Construction Techniques

Tech Investment in Construction Doubles in Past Decade

June 13, 2018

Via: ENR

The level of investment in construction technology in the past year and the number of players involved have been “transformational,” said José Luis Blanco Álvarez, a partner at the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Blanco led off three […]


Construction Techniques

Can Construction ‘Par’ Standards Raise Productivity?

June 13, 2018

Via: ENR

Technology is transforming entire industries to be more efficient, yet productivity lags in construction—confoundingly so. The reality is that the problem is systemic. It’s not just a matter of companies deciding to be more productive. Depending on the type of […]


Construction Techniques

Machine learning takes on college dropouts

June 12, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

If AI-driven machines can defeat the world’s greatest chess players and, even more improbable, the globe’s premier Go strategist, what chance does a college dropout have against machine learning technology? Slim to none, predicts one university research director. Sudha Ram, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

The Dotted Line: How to make sure a contract protects your money

June 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

There are contractors who say they love the construction business so much that they would not do anything else for a living. But it’s impossible to live on a business that doesn’t make money. Sometimes in construction, jobs get mired […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Bally Ribbon Mills announces safety webbing and tapes for fall protection

June 11, 2018

Via: ISHN

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces its line of safety webbing and tapes, ideal for fire, law enforcement, industrial, military, and commercial fall protection personal protective […]


Construction Processes, Financial

40 Tons of Steel Needed for Tower on Hanford Vit Plant

June 11, 2018

Via: ENR

An additional 40 tons of structural steel is sitting on the Dept. of Energy Hanford Nuclear Waste Site in southeast Washington, where Bechtel National Inc. plans a new tower as part of the $4.5-billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. Known […]