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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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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.