With the recent opening of the 1,401-ft-tall One Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City’s supertall office building stats are on the rise. The tower is the third tallest in North America, trailing the 1,776-ft-tall One World Trade Center, also in Manhattan, and the 1,453-ft Willis Tower in Chicago.
Construction started last month on the 284-ft-tall mass timber-and-concrete apartment building in Milwaukee—which, if completed as planned in mid-2022, would be the world's tallest hybrid timber tower.
The daring rebuild of the dysfunctional landmark Portland Building, designed by the late Michael Graves and considered to be the building that triggered the postmodern movement in architecture, was so successful that the building team is writing a playbook for the delivery model it used, which it calls collaborative design-build, with progressive contracting.
The American Wood Council and International Code Council have released a joint publication, Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC, which gives an overview of code changes regarding mass timber construction.
The New York City Dept. of Buildings has granted permission to use SpeedCore in New York City. The high-rise lateral-load resisting system of tied dual-plate wall modules field-filled with concrete has the potential to slash superstructure construction time compared to steel frames with reinforced concrete cores.
There is good news for boosters of a modular system of tied dual-plate walls field-filled with concrete—dubbed SpeedCore for its potential to slash superstructure construction time compared to steel frames with reinforced concrete cores.
As the number of tech solutions grow, the C-Suite must look at both the benefits that new tech might bring to a single project, and also at how the tool integrates with other technologies to increase value and reduce risk. We'll discuss how accurately defining, predicting and measuring the cost/benefits of tech initiatives across complex organizations is a key to controlling costs and ensuring the success of innovation.
We'll discuss an integrated CAD and BIM approach to project delivery, which allows engineers to work in a 2D CAD environment to deliver 3D BIM models and high-quality 2D deliverables from the same workflow. Using a 3D model to drive 2D deliverables augments existing plans production process with the best features of 3D modeling: automated rebar detailing, conflict detection, & quantities/geometry reporting.
To deal with an accelerated pace of change, can engineering and construction firms adapt and be agile successful businesses if they continue to run their businesses using a patchwork of non-integrated business systems? During this webinar, we’ll discuss the impending challenges facing the industry and how integrated software is now a must.
Knowing your project status at all times and being able to say with confidence what has been finished, what's next and how you are progressing on the plan is a sure fire way to improve your business. Learn how recent advances in reality capture are being put to work on jobsites to nail down progress and improve company reputations for being on top of things, all the time.
Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is being touted by many as “next-generation project planning” – and for good reason. AWP is equally relevant to both owner and contractor organizations, driving a more collaborative and transparent approach to executing projects. This webinar details how organizations can excel at AWP-driven projects to ensure more on-time, on-budget project successes.
Legacy work processes and aging technology won’t cut it in today’s rapidly evolving project delivery landscape, and understanding the trends driving growth can better prepare you and your team for successful project delivery. During this webinar, we'll identify the top emerging trends in project delivery and discuss key strategies project leaders need to take to stay ahead of the curve.
Get the power of BIM out of the office and job trailer and into the hands of field workers where there’s tremendous untapped potential to harness the model to boost productivity, quality and safety. Using real-world project examples, the panelists will show you how they rolled out technology to craftworkers, fabricators and other field employees with streamlined training and maximum benefit.
Historically, the construction industry has been conservative when it comes to enterprise technology. However, with the fast pace industry disruption that digitalization will bring with technologies, the need for future-proof ERP has never been greater. We'll discuss how to move towards digitalization and how companies can drive true business value from their enterprise software.
As the movement toward LEED and Envision projects grows, owners and contractors alike are prioritizing green best practices for the construction phases of the project life cycle. This webinar will explore those best practices—from recycling materials to minimizing waste to using alternative energy—on projects that have achieved LEED and Envision certification.
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.
Florida Dept. of Transportation investigators are assessing damage to the Pensacola Bay Bridge, which sustained multiple impacts from two construction barges unmoored by Hurricane Sally’s storm-driven waves on Sept. 15.