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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How Technology Is Reshaping the Construction Industry

December 5, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

What do a pickup truck, a nail gun, a portable circular saw, a cement mixer truck, and a modern hydraulic excavator all have in common? The obvious answer is that they are all tools and equipment commonly found on construction […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction begins on Texas border gates

December 4, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Border wall construction and repairs are ongoing, despite a resistance on the part of many lawmakers to commit to additional funding. President Donald Trump managed to squeak $1.6 billion in border wall funds out of Congress in the last spending […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weekly toll: Three weeks of death on the job

December 4, 2018

Via: ISHN

Excuse the length of this depressing exercise, but I’ve been away for a couple of weeks and unlike me, workplace death takes no vacation. The usual falls, machinery deaths, vehicle accidents. Also several sanitation workers lost their lives over the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Chicago’s $5B-$6B Lincoln Yards still up in the air

December 3, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Lincoln Yards project, which could create 2,500 construction jobs during the first decade of building, reportedly was one of the developments included in Chicago’s bid for Amazon’s $5 billion second U.S. headquarters, which the internet retailing giant ended up […]


Construction Processes, Design

Project of the Year: Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier

December 3, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System and Wind Retrofit Project will include the largest-scale installation of a bridge suicide net in the U.S. The additions and upgrades, designed by engineers at the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

To build water-efficient cities, water managers and urban planners must coordinate better

November 28, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

For improved water efficiency in cities, water managers and urban planners must coordinate their efforts better, according to a new report led by University of Arizona landscape architecture and planning researchers. Lack of time and resources and practitioners not in […]


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 Site Safety, Hazards

Cal/OSHA cites firm in trench death, proposes $141K fine

November 27, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Currently, there are 22 U.S. states and territories including California that choose to administer their own worker safety and health plans. These programs must be approved by OSHA and meet or exceed the agency’s standards. After approval, OSHA also continues […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Federal government agrees to $1.2B Seattle light-rail grant

November 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The project’s initial budget has grown from an estimated $2.4 billion, reportedly because of increased costs of land, materials, debt financing, rail cars and system design features, on top of a required $170 million contingency required by the FTA as […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Dodge: Total October construction starts up 21% to $864B

November 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As Dodge’s October starts report shows, the U.S. construction industry continues to benefit from airport projects, some supported by billions of annual Federal Aviation Administration funding, some by airlines and airports, while other are continuing to turn to public-private partnerships. […]