As mobile technology floods jobsites across the world, contractors are swamped with choices among proprietary applications for their fleets of smartphones and tablets.
From tracking project kickoff meetings to building handoff and everything in between, enterprise apps for projects are often deployed in one of three ways: a firm buys them off-the-shelf, develops specific apps internally or hires an outside developer to build it. Each has its own rewards,and headaches.
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.