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    The 5 benefits of lean construction practices

    Lean construction benefits customers, your business and the environment. Learn how that's possible.  

    May 2, 2022
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    Robots can revolutionize the modular building industry

    Autovol CEO Rick Murdock said at the World of Modular conference this week that automation will continue to take up more of his company's production.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Earth Day groundbreaking for world's largest wildlife crossing

    The landbridge will provide animals a passage to cross the 10-lane Highway 101 in California.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Clark leverages field data, sustainable material in HQ2 build

    The contractor is employing mass timber, low-carbon concrete and technology to build Amazon's second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Procore integrates with embodied carbon calculator to aid contractor sustainability goals

    Users can identify the environmental impacts of their building materials in order to shave off excess pollution in their projects.

    By April 13, 2022
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    Seattle Airport's Concourse C expansion inspired by nature

    Turner is building the four new floors, which will cost up to $500 million.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Trauma-informed design is changing the education space — here's what that means for the built environment

    An innovative design approach that reshapes learning environments to create a welcoming space that promotes both healing and well-being.

    April 4, 2022
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    Sarcos acquires RE2 Robotics, positions for expansion

    On top of its construction and manufacturing presence, Sarcos said the deal will enable it to reach other markets.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Q&A

    Consigli prefab director: 'You don't want it to feel like you're recreating the wheel'

    The Boston-based general contractor wants to use more offsite techniques in its projects to boost efficiency.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Why modular has not clicked in commercial construction

    Offsite building techniques should be a boon for the industry, but modular's market share in North America is under 6%. Why?

    By March 23, 2022
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    Utah's tallest high-rise project under construction

    The 372-unit Astra Tower, a luxury apartment building developed by Kensington Investment Co., is set to open in 2024.

    By Mary Salmonsen • March 18, 2022
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    Contractors selected to rebuild collapsed Pennsylvania bridge

    PennDOT has fast-tracked work to replace the Fern Hollow bridge, which fell while President Joe Biden visited the area to promote infrastructure funding.

    By March 17, 2022
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    MIT research team uses 3D scans to repurpose wood scraps

    Irregular lumber is usually discarded. Utilizing it in structures is part of a growing wave of eco-friendly building.

    By March 16, 2022
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    Lendlease Chicago high-rise employs low-carbon concrete

    The new mix uses 60% less Portland cement and could last 30 years longer than conventional concrete, according to its creators.

    By Katie Pyzyk • March 15, 2022
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    Feds give U of Kansas $500K toward tech-powered bridge research

    Using computational simulations and high-tech facilities, researchers will examine the potential of ultra-high toughness steel and more to prevent disastrous breaks.

    By March 9, 2022
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    Orlando emphasizes 'wow factor' in digital twin project

    Unlike many other cities' digital twins, the project will map the entire 40-square-mile metro region.

    By Jason Plautz • March 2, 2022
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    Ukraine war 'likely to have multiple effects' on materials prices

    Inflation is casting shadows over how much the $1.2 trillion in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can ultimately accomplish.

    By March 1, 2022
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    NASA grants $6M for technology geared toward building on the moon

    This wave of research funding focuses on robotics, mining and cold-resistant tech studies from three universities.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    LaGuardia Airport tops off $4B terminal renovation with completed skybridge

    The NYC project is the largest public-private aviation partnership in U.S. history and marks a new chapter for the notoriously outdated airport.

    By George Kevin Jordan • Feb. 22, 2022
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    Stars align to hoist historic Times Square theater for mixed-use project

    A developer is lifting the Palace Theatre three stories to make way for new shops underneath.

    By Feb. 18, 2022
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    Populous designs sole permanent venue for 2022 Olympics

    The "Ice Ribbon" speed skating arena seats 12,000 and will serve as a winter sports hub in Beijing after the Games end.

    By Feb. 14, 2022
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    World Cup Construction: PCL Construction experts share what prospective host stadiums should know

    How to construct a stadium ready to host a global event.

    By Lewis Kelly • Feb. 7, 2022
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    5 ways COVID-19 has changed airport design and construction

    The pandemic has left its mark on air travel, including the physical infrastructure that enables it. Here's what contractors need to know.

    By Feb. 1, 2022
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    Intel to build 2 Ohio semiconductor factories worth $20B

    Following disrupted supply chains and competitor advancements in Arizona, the tech giant is looking to gain ground.

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    The 5 contech trends that will power jobsites in 2022

    From data usage to 3D printing and more, construction tech is poised to blast off this year.

    By Jan. 12, 2022