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How Construction Sites are Becoming More Collaborative

To get the most out of a construction operation, collaboration between different teams and departments – both onsite and off – is essential.

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M2M and Telematics: Your Eyes on Equipment Near and Far

In machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, networked devices exchange information with each other, no human necessary.

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Sustainable Infrastructure Projects: How Envision Can Help

When the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority took on the challenge of building a new airport cooling system, sustainability was the goal.

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The Cult of Concrete: Why and How Devoted Followers Are Embracing It

For some design enthusiasts, concrete is good for only one thing: pouring a foundation.  The dislike is part environmental — concrete's main ingredient, cement, is a notorious energy hog and emitter of CO2 — and part visua

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Trends in Offsite Construction

Owners and developers are always looking to beat a schedule while staying cost-conscious.

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Can Labor Tracking Technology Save You Money?

Labor makes up an average of 40 percent of all construction project costs. And the more labor-intensive a job is, the higher that percentage goes.

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Self-Healing Concrete: Coming to a Construction Project Near You?

As the United States government contemplates more than a trillion dollars in overdue repairs to roads, bridges, dams and other structures, one material will be front and center in most of those work orders: concrete.

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Locating Pipes with Acoustics and Mapping Software

When a contractor hits a buried line, damage to the line inevitably costs firms valuable time and money.

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Cool Tech Innovations Used in Megatall Buildings

A few years ago, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat declared that 2016 would usher in the era of megatall buildings, those rising higher than 600 meters (1,968 feet).

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Cool New Office Construction Projects

Get ready for some serious office envy unless you're lucky enough to work at one of these new offices.  

 

 

Knock on wood in Minneapolis

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Billion-Dollar Sports Complexes That Will Blow Your Mind

Thousands of TVs, exterior video walls, suspended gondola seating and a moat for and surfing and ice skating: These are not your grandfather’s stadiums.

 

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

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3 Innovative Tech Strategies for Preventing Accidents in 2017

It’s no secret construction is one of the most dangerous industries. In 2015, the private construction industry incurred approximately 200,000 non-fatal injuries and 937 fatal injuries according to the U.S.

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Wood Skyscrapers: Mass Timber Frames Gaining Popularity

Study the evolution of tall buildings and you’ll see a trend from wood to stone (Gothic cathedrals). Stone then shifts to iron (Eiffel Tower), which advances to steel and concrete (Empire State Building and Burj Khalifa).

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The Future of Building: Cartridge Construction?

The future of building is based in the effort to answer one of construction’s most pressing challenges: How to efficiently turn the disparate items that make up a structure (wire, pipe, steel, etc.) into components that ar

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Augmented and Virtual Reality: What They Mean for Safety and Training

The virtues of virtual reality have been touted for more than 20 years, to the point that one is tempted to paraphrase Charles De Gaulle and suggest that VR is “the technology of the future, and always will be.”

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Slide Rail Innovation: A Modular, Cost-Saving Alternative to Conventional Sheeting Jobs

Slide rail systems save money, require less work to install, minimize disruptions and maximize safety.

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Green Concrete: A Stronger and More Sustainable Option

What makes concrete green? Adding industrial waste materials to the mix saves resources, cuts greenhouse gas emissions and results in stronger structures.

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GPS in Construction: Guiding Earthmovers with Blade-Like Precision

GPS keeps earthmoving with the kind of precision that just wasn't possible prior to the digital revolution in construction.