The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From learning how to manage and utilize your construction data to highlighting some impressive robotics seen at this year’s World of Concrete Expo, we’ve got you covered on all the construction industry news from around the world.
Six Strategies That Will Make Your Jobsite Safer
Ensuring that there is a prominent safety culture on your jobsite is essential to running a profitable construction company. Check out this article by Construction Business Owner to find out what their six imperatives are for proper operation and maintenance of heavy equipment.
How to Understand and Manage Your Construction Data
Wondering how to wade through the ocean of data your construction company has generated? Fear not, check out this article to find out how you can escape “triage mode” and start to use your data to power your business decisions.
The Status on Cement
Here’s what you need to know about cement in 2019: while world cement consumption rose by 2.8% from the previous year, when broken down by region sub-Saharan Africa saw the highest growth rates. Want more cement stats?
Turner Construction Teams Up with Tishman Speyer to Provide Health and Wellness Amenities
Construction giant Turner recently partnered with Tishman Speyer (and their new health and wellness app ZO) to offer services like blood pressure checks, BMI screenings, and even haircuts for their employees working on The Spiral — a $3 billion high-rise project in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.
Talk about a morale boost!
Photo courtesy of Tishman Speyer.
World of Concrete Churns Out Groundbreaking Construction Robotics
One of the biggest turnouts at this year’s World of Concrete expo was TyBot, a rebar-tying robot capable of performing 1,000 ties per hour (roughly the equivalent of a six- to eight-worker crew).
Using automated computer vision to select and tie rebar intersections, TyBot’s technology points towards the future of jobsite machinery.
Photo courtesy of Jeff Rubenstone of ENR.
How China Built Two Hospitals in Mere Weeks
With the severity of the corona virus not letting down, for the time being, China has created not one but two makeshift hospitals over the span of just two weeks.
Check out this incredible timelapse to see all of the construction.
Photo courtesy of Associated Press.
10 Cities With the Best Housing
Analyzing population, median home price, and the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment, Curbed has cultivated a list of the top up and coming cities in the US to move to.