Many of us have experienced that proverbial “lightbulb moment,” a flash of insight when the complexities of a new or challenging concept finally make sense. But when it comes to the nuances of prefabrication, a recent industry survey says many contractors are still in the dark.
For contractors that are applying prefab, that blindness can be particularly frustrating, given that the strategy of integrating pre-made components into the building process continues to make inroads in construction. Proponents say it improves efficiency, optimizes labor resources and lowers costs.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.