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The Age of the Smart Suburb Is Here

Millennials may not be quite as devoted to city living as their reputation would suggest. According to a March report from the U.S.

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These 5 Corporate Solar Projects Are Having Their Day in the Sun

Many large corporations, from big box retailers to mall owners, have at least one thing in common: huge buildings with large, flat roofs. It’s little wonder so many are going solar.

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6 Unique Structures Made with Unusual Building Materials

Sure, the price of lumber could increase due to a tariff recently imposed on Canadian softwood lumber — but who needs lumber, anyway?

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The Rise of the Smart Campus

First there were smart homes and smart cities (not to mention smart construction equipment).

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6 Record-Breaking Construction Projects Now Underway

Architects continue their race to the top. But the construction industry has other firsts on the way as well. Check out these five record-setting projects that have started or are scheduled to start.

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The Rise of the Tiny Home

In part, tiny houses have gained popularity because of front-page stories and coverage in news and entertainment shows. Yet, the popularity of those homes has deep roots in practical issues. Owners downsizing to tiny house

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6 Ways Robotics Is Moving the Construction Industry Forward

Robots can be programmed to lift heavy loads and perform monotonous tasks like laying course after course of bricks, unloading materials or moving equipment from place to place.

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Could Automated Earthmoving Equipment Ease the Labor Shortage?

The construction labor shortage is impossible to ignore.

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5 Wearables Making Construction Smarter

The construction industry isn’t always quick to adopt new technologies, but a raft of wearables that can boost productivity and worker safety is making inroads.

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6 Ways 3D Laser Scanning Can Save Time and Money

One of the biggest threats to a construction schedule and budget is the unknown.

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How to Move Toward Paperless Construction Projects

Walk into many construction offices or job site trailers and you’ll find a sea of paper that most likely represents wasted time in the schedule, if only because office and field personnel must spend time searching for what

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6 Ways 3D Laser Scanning Can Save Time and Money

One of the biggest threats to a construction schedule and budget is the unknown.

 

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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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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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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.