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Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

Blow up your mindset: Recovery speed is about process and materials

October 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When rebuilding after a disaster, applying design-build process and thinking is much more effective than is perceived. The Build Back Better¹ philosophy of recovery after a disaster has wide acceptance. But there is a culprit in its full potential: bias. […]


Sustainability

Architecture and Math

October 14, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

If you ever thought about being an architect but thought you couldn’t handle the math, you aren’t alone. At parties across the land, as soon as someone finds out there is an architect in the crowd, there is a story […]


Sustainability

What can you do to conquer the construction labor shortage?

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry continues to face a substantial hurdle: a labor shortage. Many contractors are experiencing an issue of not having enough people to do the work, and it’s created problems with being able to take on new projects, meet […]


Construction Techniques

The rise of AI in construction

October 3, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Construction remains one of the top five industries driving the world economy. Yet until recently, it’s been lagging behind virtually every other sector in the adoption of technology. In this in-depth interview, Dr. Dan Patterson, Chief Design Officer with InEight, […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery: Northern California Project of the Year 2019

October 1, 2019

Via: ENR

When the 770-ft-tall Oroville Dam, the tallest in the U.S., was completed in 1968, it was equipped with a 3,055-ft-long main spillway—and an emergency spillway that had never been used. That changed in February 2017 when weeks of heavy rain […]


Construction Techniques

Open source tool allows comparison of embodied carbon emissions from construction materials

September 27, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The Carbon Leadership Forum has released the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool. The open source tool is for architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction […]


Construction Techniques

Dual, often incompatible, management systems add work and cost to projects

September 27, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

A new survey of building owners and contractors highlights the challenges of managing construction projects when software applications lack automated data exchange processes. The report, “Connecting Owners and Contractors: How Technology Drives Connected Construction,” was released by e-Builder, a Trimble […]


Construction Techniques

Can Digital Twin make project management more efficient?

April 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of construction management as CEO of Gafcon, the owner’s rep firm based in San Diego that he and wife Pam founded in 1987. Even as construction technology has […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Transit group: Trump administration behind on $1.4B funding

August 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In June, Sound Transit reported that it would award major contracts for the Lynnwood Link extension by fall, even though it has not yet received federal grant money. Echoing the concerns of Transportation for America, the agency has been planning […]


Construction Techniques

How technology is streamlining the preconstruction process

April 4, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors used to have to swim through a sea of paperwork to perform any number of preconstruction tasks, including quantity takeoffs, collecting bids from subcontractors, checking vendor qualifications, communicating with the owner, and clarifying design issues with the architect and […]