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Category: Construction Techniques


Construction Techniques

With $4M in backing, Core joins construction jobs app field

September 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The company joins an increasingly crowded field of technology firms trying to solve the seemingly simple yet intractable challenge of connecting tradespeople looking for work with construction companies who are hiring. In July, California-based construction project management software provider Procore […]


Construction Techniques

Researchers receive patents for prestressed concrete innovation

September 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Prestressing is generally used when a concrete element has to withstand very high loads — for instance, beams, bridges or cantilevered structures. In conventional pretensioning technology, the reinforcements or tendons — usually made of steel — are anchored on both […]


Construction Techniques

ICC offers guidance for remote virtual inspections

September 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up the implementation of remote virtual inspections for many building departments, and many officials have indicated that their agencies will probably continue to use remote inspections even after social distancing rules ease up. Using common, […]


Construction Techniques

Bridge Building Technique Speeds Up Google Hub

September 14, 2020

Via: ENR

Transforming a former four-story freight terminal in lower Manhattan that once serviced elevated trains into a 12-floor, 1.3-million-sq-ft hub for Google was bound to require an innovative design and construction program to deliver a workplace fit for a tech industry […]


Construction Techniques

5 things general contractors can do today to reduce stress over pay apps

September 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

It’s no secret that managing applications for payment is one of the most complex and frustrating processes contractors face today. While data shows the construction industry has been slow to innovate and add technology-based solutions (source: Construction Dive), we believe […]


Construction Techniques

The most in-demand tech jobs in construction

September 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Brian Krause knows that when it comes to actually building what’s in the 3D model of his latest commercial construction project, his best-laid plans can be foiled by something as seemingly insignificant as a 1/4-inch bathroom tile. That’s the lesson […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Brightline shaves almost a year from Florida rail project using precast tunnel system

September 4, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Commonly used in Europe for rail construction, the box-jacking method was first used in the U.S. earlier this year on the Long Island Railroad expansion project in New York City. In this project, similar precast concrete boxes were installed under […]


Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Embracing Technology in The Pandemic and Beyond

September 1, 2020

Via: ENR

Many industries have benefited from mobile solutions to help streamline projects, increase efficiency and improve collaboration among teams, from the field to the office. But construction companies have been notoriously slow to adopt new approaches, in part because of the […]


Construction Techniques

Rapid Replaement of Genoa Bridge Could Be a Model of Project Management

August 20, 2020

Via: ENR

A new Genoa bridge was inaugurated Aug. 3, almost two years after the collapse of the city’s Polcevera viaduct that killed 43. The precise causes of the collapse and culpability remain uncertain. Government ministers are working to eject key shareholders […]


Construction Techniques

European Crane Gives Utah’s North Fork Siphon Pipeline Project a Lift

August 18, 2020

Via: ENR

For the second time in as many years, contractors working to replace the 1.1-mile-long North Fork Siphon pipeline in the rugged Uinta Mountains of northern Utah are utilizing a cable crane system that’s the first of its kind in the […]