Robotic arms for tunnel-boring machines, concrete reinforcement made of old wind turbine blades and machine learning to reduce concrete waste are among innovations emerging from the $16.7-billion civil construction program for the U.K.’s London to Birmingham high-speed railroad. Construction began late last year.
The $500-million Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will raise the curtain this September on an eye-popping museum and theater complex that honors the past, is designed to resist future seismic forces and appears to defy the laws of gravity.
Returning a two-story section of a corner facade to its 1912 Beaux Arts look sounds simple enough: Remove the modern replacement and install a precast concrete replica of the original.
On the contrary, there was nothing simple about the elaborate storefront job.
The $250-million, 2.4-acre multilevel public outdoor space, which replaces an old Hudson River pier in Manhattan, uses precast concrete components, deep pilings and MEP systems in innovative ways. Says its project executive: "When I started working on the project, we weren't really sure if it could be built."
Project success relies on laying the proper groundwork for construction to start, by ensuring the proper budget is set, due diligence is performed to reduce risk and that the best team is assembled. Newsmakers will discuss the key elements in funding, developing and managing a project from beginning to end to ensure not just on-time and on-budget completion, but also that all workers stay injury free.
Future-Proofing Infrastructure Stories by AREP and Bentley
Building and public space design is not just about improving the aesthetics of infrastructure, it’s important to consider the usability of the building for the inhabitants. During this webinar, we'll explore the tools and projects that allow buildings of all types to be designed and operated with a better understanding of how the people will use them.
Construction management software is a wide-ranging term representing many different types of software and products. Without transparency from providers, contractors can waste both time and money on the wrong solution. During this webinar, we'll discuss the 5 insights that contractors must consider when looking for the best-fit in a solutions provider.
As civil projects become larger and more complex, the need for easier data access, efficiency of data collection and the right data analysis tools have become imperative to teams’ success. This webinar will dive into optimizing project resources when they’re spread across large spatial regions, leveraging field mobility to improve project processes, and more.
The industry continues to explore uses for volumetric modular construction, which produces factory-assembled six-sided fully outfitted modules, and hybrid modular construction. How can AEC firms capitalize on these methods and best take advantage of their efficiencies? We'll discuss how to fulfill the promise and avoid the pitfalls of all types of modular construction.
Discover prefabrication strategies your organization can implement for successful projects, beginning with estimation and sales through the design phase, manufacturing and completion. Clark Pacific discusses how they adopted tech throughout the whole lifecycle of a project to build better with accelerated schedules and reduced costs for their customers.
Constructible BrIM models and digital as-builts are already widely used in Europe and needn’t be a pipeline dream in the US. Early collaboration and today's tech will allow constructible design and connect all disciplines, creating a seamless digital flow of information throughout the bridge project, giving bridge designers, contractors and DOTs the edge.
As infrastructure engineering and project delivery become more complex, the need to adopt new methods become more urgent. We'll discuss how technology can help engineering teams overcome Digital Twin implementation challenges, by adopting a progressive Virtual Twin approach delivering significant efficiency while minimizing adoption challenges.
Prefab and modular construction’s potential to improve quality, safety, speed and workforce efficiency is enticing, but full of surprises. We'll hear from those who have learned from experience about the need for the entire team to collaborate from the earliest stage to think through the complexities of creating assemblies offsite and integrating them into the job.
We'll discuss the best-leadership approaches to change, drawing on more than 500 case studies of construction leaders with advice about the right way to use change agents, communicate change, training, measuring adoption, and minimizing and managing change resistance. We'll also discuss practical insight for identifying and developing emerging leaders.