The complex maneuver of lifting heavy prefabricated modules out of New York City’s East River to build a university laboratory took careful planning and the work of one particular heavy-lift floating crane with a complicated past.
Looking for the bright side of the construction crane market has taken considerable effort in the last few years, but an uptick in sales in the first half of 2017 and an increased level of interest from customers has crane manufacturers reevaluating their product lines and rental firms shoring up their distribution channels.
Authorities having jurisdiction in Oregon and Portland have granted a building permit for the 12-story Framework, which is on deck to become the tallest, pure mass-timber structure in the Americas and the tallest mass-timber building in the U.S.
Fabric structures are seeing rapid adoption in a number of industries due to their corrosion resistance, energy efficiency, speed of construction, portability and cost. Learn the characteristics of a high-quality fabric structure and how to specify and purchase the best building with your clients.
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.