Report explores potential for rope-less and multidirectional elevators in tall buildings

June 13, 2019

A new report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) investigates the potential for rope-less and multidirectional elevator cabins for high-rise buildings. The technology runs on a series of seamless loops, powered by magnetic levitation. These rope-less […]

Studio ORD wins design contract for $8.5bn expansion of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

June 4, 2019

Studio ORD will work alongside the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and key stakeholders to drive the design concept for the expansion programme which will provide a new Global Concourse and Global Terminal for O’Hare International Airport. The CDA hope […]

Nevada governor signs prevailing wage, union bills

May 30, 2019

Some business groups and contractor organizations consider a prevailing wage requirement to be anti-competition and believe that the free market should play a major role in deciding rates of pay beyond minimum wage. The anti-prevailing wage position is also often […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Privately funded group reaches deal with water agency to only lock its border wall at night

June 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The commission said that when We Build the Wall first applied for a permit, the agency asked the group more than once to relocate the gate because it was placed in such a way that it might funnel undocumented immigrants […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

June 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

While all eyes are on the National Transportation Board (NTSB), awaiting its final determination as to the cause of the deadly March 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse on Miami’s Florida International University campus, another federal agency, OSHA, has come to its […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Soft skills and hard hats

June 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

1.3% of the world’s GDP. This equates to $1.6 trillion of potential value, enough to meet half of the world’s infrastructure needs. The concept of “soft skills” is hardly new. In 1959, the US Army created regulations called “Systems Engineering […]