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Construction Techniques

Modern Materials: Memory steel, polymer uses CO2 to self-repair, and more

November 28, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

A team at Purdue University’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering has created a 3D-printed cement paste that gets stronger as it cracks, according to a statement from the university. The cement paste, inspired by arthropod shells, could help create more […]


Construction Techniques

Tech strategy requires a new type of construction worker

November 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

AUSTIN, Texas — Introducing technology at a construction company isn’t as simple as supplying iPads and downloading “freemium” project management apps — it involves a plethora of hardware, software, people and processes and requires someone at the helm who understands […]


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Public canopy system can be reconfigured by drones on the fly

November 9, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Architecture is always evolving. Be it the way buildings are designed, the processes by which they are built, or the materials used. But a new prototype from the University of Stuttgart takes this continuous evolution to a new level, with […]


Construction Techniques

Several barriers holding back widespread construction of zero energy buildings

November 1, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Zero energy buildings are on the rise in some areas, but barriers that are retarding their spread nationwide remain. That’s the conclusion of a new report, “Pathways to Zero Energy Buildings through Building Codes,” by the American Council for an […]


Construction Techniques

Q&A: How AECOM’s construction president tackles challenges, uses tech for success

October 25, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Over the many years of its storied history, AECOM has delivered increasingly massive projects and has grown tremendously both through acquisitions and internal expansion. One acquisition — the 2010 purchase of Tishman Construction — brought with it Jay Badame. After […]


Construction Techniques

Tech Tools May Level Playing Field for Smaller Construction Firms

October 19, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Whether in the concrete or walls and ceilings trade, most small contractors are on the hunt for their next project. With razor-thin profit margins and competitors popping up overnight, it’s easy for contractors to lose sleep as they struggle to […]


Construction Techniques

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

October 11, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry is lagging behind others when it comes to digital transformation. Some construction firms “are still using paper-based processes that can only be described as archaic,” according to a 2016 report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s Strategy&.1 The industry’s old-school […]


Construction Techniques

Utilize real-time data to improve project management

October 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As the connected jobsite slowly starts to become reality, we are seeing the rise in the importance of jobsite automation software. The most visible of the impacts of software in construction is project management. Project Management software focuses on some […]


Construction Techniques

Sustainable roofing for the next generation

September 21, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

When Pella Regional Health Center needed to add a third-floor expansion onto their existing facility to accommodate their growing obstetrician services, they contacted The Duerson Corporation of Altoona, Iowa to coordinate the roofing needs for the project. While the plans […]


Construction Techniques

Reducing Embodied Carbon and Operational Emissions in Buildings

September 18, 2018

Via: ENR

Last week, at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft announced it is the first large corporate user of a new tool to track the carbon emissions of raw building materials. Microsoft is piloting the tool, called the […]