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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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Green building technology

Green building technology

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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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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.