States face flooding, other problems in Midwest amid storms
U.S. Home Construction Jumps Nearly 10 Percent in January
Trump's Plan to Rebuild US Roads Relies on Local Dollars
How OSHA Is Trying to Catch Up
Automation in the Construction Industry
Weekly Grind: Biggest Construction Award Winners and New Equipment to Hit the Market
Smart Buildings Continue Their Rise in 2018
Friday Funny: The Productivity Placebo
By Associated Press
September 27, 2017
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — A new factory is planned in eastern Washington to produce an emerging technology in wood construction.
Menlo Park, California-based Katerra says it will manufacture cross-laminated timber, or CLT, and other mass timber products at a new plant it is building in Spokane Valley.
CLT is made by stacking beams in perpendicular layers and then glued or laminated together the layers like a sandwich. Supporters say the resulting panels are lighter and less energy-intensive than concrete and steel, and much faster to assemble on-site than regular timber.
The company says it wants to help bring mass timber to the mainstream of construction in the United States.
The manufacturing plant will supply much of CLT for Katerra's own projects. The Spokesman-Review says the company also anticipates selling the wood to others.
Construction is expected to begin later this fall.
Weekly Grind: Aftermath of Irma, New Crane Regulations, and a Look into the New Apple Park!
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