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.
In what is likely the largest continuous concrete casting ever performed in New England, John Moriarty and Associates, in collaboration with G&C Concrete, continuously cast 8,000 cu yd of concrete on Sept. 7 for the $215-million Cambridge Crossing Parcel G project.
An independent engineering review team has given its nod to the San Francisco Dept. of Building Inspection regarding permitting of the proposed $100-million structural shoring scheme for the 645-ft-tall Millennium Tower—which has settled 17.3 in. over more than a decade.
Construction companies face the same challenges as technology companies and must be willing to embrace new delivery means and methods for their services... just as Netflix embraced streaming over mail-delivered DVDs.
The focus of IBHS outreach in 2019 is calling out details of landscaping, construction materials, and the assembly of decks, roofs, siding, soffits and vents as ignition-point risks when seeded by wind-blown embers. It also is looking at the fire resistance of manufactured lumber, versus natural materials.
Project and technology managers at many mid-sized construction companies are eager to implement new technologies to improve project delivery. During this webinar, ENR will interview successful innovators at several firms who have broken through the barriers to get their organizations to embrace new technologies, and we will hear about the techniques they use to keep tech adoption simple, successful and standardized.
The majority of construction projects finish late and over budget. Can drones help project managers and site superintendents keep projects on schedule? You'll learn how the latest drone hardware and software can be used to survey sites, monitor progress, manage subcontractors and streamline communications—ultimately keeping projects running on budget and schedule.
Find out exactly how a platform will help you run your company, learn how the technology works, and see what the future of construction looks like when you can connect all your people, devices, and software. Viewers will gain insight into the benefits of a platform approach, how to remove friction on your projects, and the value of having all your data in one place.
Mobile technology and cloud services are improving productivity on job sites by sharpening the tools managers use to understand the financial impacts of decisions and changes. Join us for this webinar to hear from project managers in the field who will tell us how they are using cloud services and mobile technologies today to reach better outcomes, control costs and stay on—or even ahead—of schedule.
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.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s Oct. 8 release of documents related to its FIU bridge collapse investigation raises questions but provides no definitive conclusions about why the partially built structure suddenly crashed to the ground on March 15, 2018, killing six.