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By Jeff Wing
September 26, 2016
Hydroelectric dam-building is a hazardous job, but this recent discovery in Brazil adds another wrinkle to workplace safety. While blasting a cave in preparation for the Belo Monte Dam project (soon to be the fourth-largest dam in the world), Brazilian workers were stunned to discover the presence of an enormous anaconda. I'd like to read more...but you go first.
China is investing heavily in Los Angeles, causing a spike in square footage rates and grandly transforming the look of an architecturally lackluster downtown. But the influx of Chinese money is raising concerns about empty investment vehicles and Chinese intentions generally. Let's take a cab downtown and have a look...
So-called "street-level toxic air" contributed to 3.7 million premature deaths in 2012. Green building is looking at mossy walls, rooftop gardens and vertical gardening to mitigate the industrial pollution that is having such a global impact on public health. Pine and Birch have been found to be very effective at capturing particulate matter, for instance. "Green envelopes" on buildings can even help with noise pollution and ambient temperatures in urban hotspots. Let's take a deep breath and check this out...
We've come a long way since the available building materials were either wood, adobe, or.... cave? Nowadays there is an ongoing discussion about the pros and cons of steel and concrete. Verdict: concrete construction is faster, and market pressures on the world's available steel are a concern, particularly in light of the rise of construction in Asia. Give me the details...
Concrete in construction is responsible for around 9% of global CO2 emissions. Who knew? Well, those who DO know are working very hard to make sustainability in concrete, and other familiar materials, a key feature in construction going forward. Wool bricks? Show me!...
Daily Drill: Space Homes, A Sinking Tower, and Massive Built Donuts
In case you hadn’t heard, OSHA increased the cost of penalties by 78 per cent back in August of 2016, and another two per cent increase came your way just January 15 of this year. Further increases... 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