States face flooding, other problems in Midwest amid storms
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How OSHA Is Trying to Catch Up
Automation in the Construction Industry
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Smart Buildings Continue Their Rise in 2018
Friday Funny: The Productivity Placebo
By Jeff Wing
October 31, 2016
Leaked Pentagon Film Provides Curious Glimpse of Future Megacities
A leaked Joint Special Operations training film provides a rare opportunity to see an official Pentagon forecast of what cities will look like in the year 2030. The film was produced in 2014 by the U.S. Army “... for an internal military audience, to illuminate the challenges of operating in megacity environments,” according to an Army spokesperson. As long as there is cheap parking, we'll be fine.
Here is that list of Construction-Themed Halloween Outfits You Knew We'd Have to Publish
This year Construction promises to be the most sought-after costume theme—just ahead of Executive Zombie. Can you believe it? Here are 10 brilliant ideas for an unforgettable All Hallowed's Hard Hat evening. You're Welcome!
Now THAT's a budget! Trump's $1 Trillion, Privately Funded Infrastructure Plan
In the ongoing "which candidate will spend more on infrastructure" contest between the presidential candidates, Donald Trump has fired a topspin forehand into Hillary's court that may be tough to return. Trump's idea is to throw $1 trillion of privately raised capital (that's $1000 billion, incidentally) at an overhaul of the nation's dissolving infrastructure. This private funding would make an unpopular public tax hike unnecessary, with the investors recouping their monies by taking an equity stake in revenue-generating infrastructure like toll roads. A trillion dollars should buy a very nice bridge.
Genetically Engineered Bacterium Buoy Collapsing Buildings
As has been seen in the case of San Francisco's Leaning Millennium Tower, a big expensive building constructed on shifting soil can be awkward, if not downright terrifying. So why not fill the soil under the building with specially engineered bacteria that push back against downward pressure? I mean, how obvious! A new strain of pushy bacteria. Is this really a good idea?
Daily Drill: Japan Buys American and Spruce on the Loose
Ever wonder what’s the difference between a general contractor and construction manager? Well, you’re not alone! To help clear up any confusion, we’ve broken down the roles and responsibilities of ... Read More
If you're a construction worker, you're most likely working physical labor and it can get hot if you're working under the sun. Here's a guide for h... Read More
Pete says that Procore quickly breaks down the complicated pieces of data in his jobs, and presents them to the end user in a digestible format. "T... Read More
Hear Brad Hyatt, Associate Professor at California State University Fresno, discuss what students are learning in school to prepare them for const... Read More
Construction has always had a somewhat complicated relationship with technology. Over the last few decades there have been improvements in material... Read More
J. Colin Cagney, a director, KPMG Major Projects Advisory, knows that while most companies want to use data analytics to increase, they’re often no... Read More
Congress has passed the final version of the federal tax reform bill, and it will soon head to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. The qu... Read More
January 9, 2018