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5 construction tech innovations from CES 2024

Jan 18, 2024 (0) comment , ,

Energy-harvesting glass, self-driving excavators and modified wood that’s stronger than steel shared the spotlight in Las Vegas last week. The focus of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show showcased ways artificial intelligence and other breakthrough technology can boost productivity while also reversing environmental impacts and future-proofing industries like construction and agriculture. “The construction industry has laid […]

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26 New Year’s Toasts to Set Your Year Off Right

Dec 30, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

When the clock strikes twelve, the last thing you want is to be caught without something to drink. And what better way to commemorate the moment the ball drops and set the tone for the year ahead than with a special toast. So in order to help you not be the one hanging this New […]

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NASA taps LSU for lunar construction research

Dec 19, 2023 (0) comment , ,

The team of academic and government scientists will test the use of molten sulfur and lunar dust to create waterless concrete for 3D printing on the moon. The moon rising over NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The agency has been working to research materials for construction in space. Courtesy of NASA   Brief: Ahead of […]

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November 2023 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

Dec 14, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Here is a round up of the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders. A Turner JE Dunn JV will provide preconstruction and construction services for the $1.2 billion Austin Convention Center project. Courtesy of Turner Construction   Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work […]

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Detroit unveils wireless EV charging roadway

Dec 07, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

The quarter-mile stretch, which recharges vehicles as they drive or park on the street, was designed at Michigan Central, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. The Michigan DOT unveiled the first public wireless EV charging roadway, in conjunction with Electreon. Retrieved from Electreon on December 06, 2023   A transportation innovation district in Detroit recently […]

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US manufacturing boom unlocks ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for contractors

Dec 01, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Here are ways construction firms can cash in on the country’s $500 billion onshoring surge and the ancillary projects it is spurring. A bulldozer prepares land earlier this year for an $11 billion Texas Instruments’ semiconductor plant in Lehi, Utah. Experts say that spending on manufacturing facilities will spill over to other project types as […]

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October 2023 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

Nov 16, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Here is a round up of the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders.   Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work and future revenue. Here, we track the top project wins recently announced by the country’s biggest contractors, ranging from energy projects and airports […]

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The 15 Most Expensive Megaprojects In Modern History

Nov 02, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Big, expensive construction projects aren’t a new phenomenon. They typically improve the infrastructure, environment, and economies of the regions they are built in. Since the start of the 21st century, the world has experienced numerous significant developments with costs that run into billions of dollars. While their usage spans the spectrum, these manufactured marvels are […]

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The Terrifying True Story Of The Winchester Mystery House And The Tormented Heiress Who Built It

Oct 26, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Over the course of 40 years, Sarah Winchester had the so-called Winchester Mansion built in San Jose to her bizarre specifications — in order to appease the ghosts she thought were haunting her. Left, Winchester Mansion, photographed in 2017; Right, a still from Winchester.Left, by C Flanigan/WireImage; Right, by Ben King/CBS Films/Lionsgate. There was no […]

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Beyond superstition, 13th floors also hold a money-making opportunity

Oct 13, 2023 (0) comment , ,

This taboo level in buildings from condos to offices is often relegated to storing HVAC and mechanical equipment, but it doesn’t need to be that way, says engineer Johnathan Meade. 44 Monroe in Phoenix. The tower does not have a marked 13th floor. Permission granted by Meade Engineering   Johnathan Meade was born on Friday […]

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