The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From a prediction on the homebuilding sector in the next decade to a newly developed patrolling robot in Scotland, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
These 6 Landscape Architects Show How to Turn Dense Multifamily Communities Into Valuable Developments
Hear from six veteran landscape architects about how they were able to create serene outdoor spaces in densely packed developments. As the cost of land continues to increase, the architects’ suggestions are sure to increase in value and relevance.
What is a Construction Technologist and Why You Might Need One
As the construction technology industry has expanded and produced smarter and more advanced solutions, it might be time to bring a specialized employee onto your team who can take control and streamline your technology tactics.
Where is Homebuilding Headed in the Next Decade?
Check out construction pro and CEO, George Casey’s take on where the US homebuilding sector is heading in the next decade. Casey also reflects back on the trends we missed.
Updating its Building Codes
Put this Small Texas City Back on the Map Not far from Austin, Texas lies a small town made up of less than 9,000 residents. In November, Bastrop adopted a new building code that rehauls how the city approaches development. As a result, Bastrop has moved into the future transforming itself from small town into smart city. Photo courtesy of Bastrop Main Street Program.
A Perfect Pair: Prefab and Sustainable Building
Both prefabrication and sustainable building are seeing large uptrends in the construction industry. It makes perfect sense to see the two approaches team up to reduce emissions and increase profits. Learn more about how prefab will impact the growing marketplace here.
Skanska Leads Joint Venture for $463 Million Bridge
Rebuild Just south of Washington D.C., Skanska, Corman Kokosing Construction Co., and McLean Contracting Co. are about to set sail on a joint venture to replace a 79-year-old bridge. The project is expected to take three years to complete and is being funded by the Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA). Photo courtesy of Maryland Transportation Authority.
Why the U.S. Doesn’t Haven’t a BIM Mandate
Although countries around the world have begun to adopt Building Information Modeling (BIM) mandates, the U.S. is lagging behind. One of the primary reasons is that unlike the UK, the U.S. doesn’t have a dedicated agency to manage a BIM mandate. What impact could this have on the construction sector? Find out here.
Will this Patrolling Robot be Your Jobsite’s Next Security Guard?
Meet Ziva, a new robot developed by Edinburgh-based Casta Spes Technologies. The two-wheeled robot provides 360-degree security coverage and can be controlled remotely or programmed to roam specific areas. Ziva was recently tested at a couple of construction sites in Scotland and was able to withstand tough terrain and harsh weather conditions. Thumbnail courtesy of Casta Spes Technologies.
Fire Safety Through the Ages
Check out this set of fire safety AEC catalogs, brochures, and trade publications throughout 20th century. Practices and procedures sure have changed (for the better) in the past few decades.
Birmingham Gets Its Stadium
After nearly 20 years of talks, Alabama’s most populous city is finally getting a new stadium. Construction is scheduled to kick off next year. The Birmingham stadium is estimated to cost $174 million and is expected to take up to three years to build.