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By Jeff Wing
September 19, 2016
What do 50,000 souls crammed into 6 hellish acres look like? The British inherited Kowloon Walled City when they took proprietorship of Hong Kong in the 19th century. 350 patchwork high-rises packed in next to each other comprised a mini-city that looked, from the air, like the output of a trash compactor. Before it was knocked down in the 80s, the Walled City became a bizarre world unto itself. Room for one more?...
Louis Kahn, one of the unsung greats of 20th century architecture, was found dead in a men’s room on the lower level of Penn Station in NYC; a strange and sad end for a man whose combative genius may have been out of step with his era. Let's see the blueprint...
The numbers vary in the telling, but between 2 and 7 construction workers are said to have died in a single wall-collapse accident during the construction of the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. They may yet walk there. Visitors to the huge, Egyptian Pyramid-themed Hotel on the Vegas Strip report weird and unsettling goings-on. Talk about overtime!...
In lucky 2013, a chunk of space rock described by NASA as a “tiny asteroid” flew in from space and plowed into a city in central Russia with the force of 300,000 tons of TNT. The blast damaged 3,000 buildings and injured 1,000 people. Seriously. Watch for falling rocks...
As urban surface area becomes precious and designers work more ingeniously to maximize a building’s footprint, there is a new movement afoot (pun intended) that is looking at the advantages of building down. Let's take the stairs...
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Take a look at some of the various ways that climate change will be affecting the construction industry in the distant future and find out what you can do about it. 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
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... 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