It’s a structure built to precise construction standards, in some cases to a tolerance of 1/16 in.—no small feat in a structure with 80 miles of piping, 170,000 cu yd of concrete and 35,000 tons of reinforcing steel. It’s also a building that could provide a use for spent nuclear-powerplant waste, help lower energy bills and even end nuclear proliferation. Photo: Courtesy of SHAW AREVA MOX SERVICES MOX complex includes 170,000 cu yd of concrete and 35,000 tons of reinforcing steel. Photo: Courtesy of SHAW AREVA MOX SERVICES Building walls are 10-ft-thick concrete, each with four rows of reinforcing steel.
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.