Tag: test


Communities Test Solar-Reflective Coatings To Reduce Urban Heat

January 26, 2024

Via: ENR

A public-private research initiative in Pacoima, Calif., a Los Angeles section, is testing a new type of maintenance pavement coating across roads and hardscapes to improve longevity and mitigate urban heat. After promising results from the first phase, a second […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Fast, automated, affordable test for cement durability

July 5, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

The results of the study, led by Illinois civil and environmental engineering professor Nishant Garg, are reported in the journal npj Materials Degradation. “Concrete is one of the most consumed materials on our planet, second only to water,” Garg said. […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Wisconsin-based contractor deploys facial recognition to test for COVID-19 symptoms

July 8, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When paper-based health screenings were too cumbersome to manage remotely, Wisconsin-based contractor The Boldt Co. turned to a digital solution. Managers now are using facial recognition and temperature scanning from a mounted camera to ensure employees aren’t showing signs of […]