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Sustainability

Association: More tariffs will hurt construction, other industries

June 21, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

China has also pushed back against the U.S. for leveling steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) tariffs earlier this year. In April, the country filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization claiming that the tariffs violate international trade laws. The […]


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 Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

3D printing in construction: Immensa files UAE patent for concrete and cement casting

June 7, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Dubai-based Immensa Technology Labs has filed the UAE’s first patent relating to the use of 3D printing in construction. The solution comprises a reusable mould that permits the casting of concrete, cement and gypsum materials in numerous forms. Immensa says […]


Construction Techniques

Seattle’s new mixed-use complex merges new construction with a repurposed 1921 funeral home

June 5, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Located along the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Seattle, Fremont Crossing provides the city with a new home for creative tech businesses, retail, and dining options. The new mixed-use complex merges new construction inspired by the maritime heritage of the […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Regulations

How to create construction proposals faster and close more deals

May 21, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

You and your sales team may have a complicated relationship with proposals. On the one hand, proposals bring money into your firm. Without proposals, you don’t have a business. Winning proposals is awesome. However, creating proposals can be painful. If […]


Construction Techniques

The Benefits of Using Steel in Construction

May 18, 2018

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

The trade of steel is an important part of the global economy, with about five million people involved in making this metal worldwide and a further million people employed in service centers, galvanizing plants and trading. Every year the world […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA enforces new beryllium standard

May 11, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

So, what can contractors now expect in the way of beryllium enforcement? Perhaps the best insight comes from OSHA’s guidance to its inspectors. In a May 9 memo from OSHA’s director of enforcement programs, the agency told inspectors to confirm […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design, Financial

Foxconn’s $10bn megafactory: 27 Wisconsin companies chosen for initial construction phase

May 8, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Taiwanese tech manufacturer Foxconn has awarded 28 contracts to companies for the first construction phase of its new plant in Wisconsin, USA. Totaling $100mn, most of this work involves clearing land ready for foundation laying before the rest of the […]