With the decentering complete of the fixed trusses that shape the daring kinetic roof of the Atlanta Falcons stadium, the steel erector is adding the eight movable parts, called "petals," that will close and open like an oculus.
As those on the leading edge know, progress in the buildings sector does not come easily. But that doesn't stop innovators from working diligently to increase the sustainability and resilience of buildings and decrease their carbon footprints while trying to find ways to boost construction quality and building-team productivity.
A recent series of dynamic tests demonstrates that there are several types and doses of steel-fiber reinforcement that can be used in performance-based seismic design of coupling beams—headers that link openings in concrete shear walls—to reduce rebar congestion.
In a year that has seen many surprising political shifts, the International Monetary Fund’s global outlook, released in October, shows that worldwide economic growth is expected to slow to 3.1% in 2016, then increase to 3.4% next year.
Hear how a proactive, technology based strategy can keep equipment and fleet assets on the job site and productive, reduce maintenance costs and drive overall improvements in scheduling and operational performance.
This webinar is bringing industry leaders together to discuss the unique challenges of Heavy Civil Construction. Hear how mobile technology is digitizing construction field operations (going paperless) and empowering the field with real-time data capture and access.