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."
With research showing field productivity boosted by 25% and installed project cost reduced by up to 10%, Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is a successful project management approach based on project thinking with the end in mind, emphasizing construction sequencing in driving upfront planning. Megaproject owners were early adopters of AWP, but more owners now require it before bidding on a project.
Capital projects are incredibly complex and expectations for the project organization have never been higher. Yet, too often project leaders are not empowered with the processes and tools to accurately know what’s happening or to proactively improve project outcomes. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the challenges being faced and the path to project success that can make both you and your organization a champion.
Safety should be at the forefront at every project stage. This webinar will explore ways to go beyond compliance by holistically incorporating safe work practices into a jobsite and—better yet—eliminating hazards during design before they occur. Panelists will address the processes they follow to create a comprehensive safety culture and work environment.
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.