The reality that more structures fail during construction than after completion spurred the forensic engineer, who died Jan. 3 in Manhattan, to champion the first load design standard for temporary and partially completed structures.
Engineering News-Record invites you to learn about RSMeans data from Gordian. Get the tools you need to create budgets, estimate projects, validate your own cost data and plan for ongoing facilities maintenance.
American Concrete Institute says its first-ever initiative to develop a precast standard is not related to an article in Concrete International that sounds the alarm about the potential for brittle failures of non-code-compliant precast, prestressed-concrete double-T parking decks, with flanges reinforced with a high-strength polymer-coated carbon-fiber grid product, called C-Grid.
The rising frequency of extreme weather events has created new demands to build or adapt buildings to deliver superior performance over a widening range of conditions. This webinar will discuss how to prepare for the next extreme weather event by transitioning to more resilient building materials, systems and designs, and by ensuring critical systems maintain functionality when disaster strikes.
Succeeding with Lean Construction’s systematic approach to reducing waste, rework and delay requires the implementation of a set of inter-related production management policies. Getting the right technology is key, but without implementing the right policies, the hoped for results won’t be achieved. In the webinar, the experts who understand Lean Construction will share their tips for setting it up and doing it right.
Discover your firm’s super power — the power to quickly create 3D experiences in real-time from your design files for VR/AR devices, using tools you probably already have, or can easily acquire. We'll talk to field supervisors putting VR and AR to work to enhance project understanding, and business strategists with their eyes on advanced visualizations that will impact their company’s future.
Resource management is an essential element of how every architecture and engineering firm delivers professional services. Most firms, though, need a better picture of who is doing what to optimize resource management outcomes. In this session, we will discuss what the ideal picture of resource management looks like and how you can create a resource management masterpiece for your A&E firm.
Change will happen throughout the course of every project. It's our ability to manage scope change that helps projects come in on schedule and within budget. We'll look at the benefits of effective change control, key contributors to change, and review proper processes and procedures for proactive change control with the goal of generating awareness of best practices and providing actionable insights.
Building solar and wind energy generation efficiently in the field can often be more like manufacturing than construction. But as with every construction job, the work requires careful planning and program management. We'll discuss the software the experts use for every step of the process, from planning to operations to how new manufacturing techniques and robots are helping execute.
Driving innovation is never simple. Infrastructure can be a barrier. But cultural and process challenges can be equally – if not more difficult – to overcome. Sundt Construction will share the lessons they've learned in introducing innovations like drone imagery and analytics – and the impact of innovation to company performance and employee safety and engagement.
Join us for this webinar as Steve Jones, Senior Director at Dodge Data & Analytics presents key discoveries from a new SmartMarket report that reveals current methods of gathering and analyzing data, as well as the potential for leveraging technology to further improve project performance, profitability and competitiveness.
Even with a poor track record for on-time, on-budget completion, cost estimating and project planning for CAPEX projects over the last half century has remained virtually unchanged. But thanks to the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), those processes are undergoing a transformation. During this webinar, you’ll learn how AI is now being used to proactively guide and validate the entire project planning process.
During this webinar, we’ll discuss how working in a collaborative manner with input from agency leadership, employees and stakeholders can successfully create and-roll out entirely new, consistent protocols, supplemental training and hands-on instruction, and pilot programs that allow best practices to thrive and set the stage for positive outcomes.