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    A PRIMER ON TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN CONSTRUCTION

    Sep 16, 2019

    Why Consider Technology Adoption in Construction? The answer at the highest level is to increase competitiveness, profits, and safety. Underneath these metrics are of course improving construction costs, build quality, speed, design innovation, energy efficiency, scale and other measures that all im...

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    BALFOUR BEATTY WINS £70M OVERHEAD LINE CONTRACT

    Sep 16, 2019

    Balfour Beatty has secured a £70m contract to deliver overhead line works in the west of Scotland on behalf of Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission. The two year overhead line works contract will see Balfour Beatty design, construct and engineer the new 37km, 275kV double circuit overhead line...

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    WHY EFFORTS TO GET KIDS INTO STEM COULD BE MAKING EDUCATION INEQUALITY WORSE

    Sep 16, 2019

    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education is a priority for governments around the world. For example, the UK’s current commitment to increasing investment in research and development to 2.4 percent of GDP by 2027 means that we need to train 260,000 more researchers to carry ...

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    DIVERSITY IS KEY TO INSPIRING A NEW GENERATION OF ENGINEERS

    Sep 13, 2019

    This month will see a very special event: a summit on London's Southbank. bringing together 900 engineers and change makers from the UK, U.S. and China to address two key questions: will artificial intelligence and other transformational technologies change humanity for the better? And can we su...

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    CONSTRUCTION FIRM EYES RETURN TO PROFIT AFTER TOUGH YEAR

    Sep 13, 2019

    A Gateshead-based construction company is eyeing a return to profit after project delays resulted in the business reporting a loss in its latest accounts. Meldrum Construction Services made a pre-tax loss of £1.2m in the year to 30 November 2018, down from a profit of £623,000 in the pre...

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    IS THE WORLD'S BEST NEW ENGINEERING PROJECT HERE IN LONDON?

    Sep 13, 2019

    A global competition to crown the world's best recent civil engineering project has kicked off - and you get to decide who wins. The London HQ of the Institution of Civil Engineers is hoping that a shortlisted entry from our own fair city will earn your vote in the ICE Global People's Choice...

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    HOW CAN ENGINEERS SPEED UP PRODUCTION WHILE REDUCING HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT?

    Sep 12, 2019

    We need to look at optimisation, rather than doing things faster. Faster isn’t always the best solution. When driving, you increase speed, burn more fuel, put out more pollutants, QED impact the environment. So, logic dictates that we need to look at optimising to reduce the impacts overall. N...

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    LABOR SHORTAGE IN CONSTRUCTION WILL AFFECT AMERICA’S GROWTH

    Sep 12, 2019

    The United States is facing a critical shortage of construction workers-a shortage so severe that it will impact the growth of our economy, says the Associated General Contractors of America after its recent survey of 2,200 respondents. Among those surveyed, 80 percent of construction firms reported...

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TRENDING NEWS


    IMPROVING JOB-SITE SAFETY THROUGH BIM TECHNOLOGY

    Oct 17, 2019

    Okland Construction uses BIM technology to win more work and be more competitive. But the tech-forward company has found that the benefits of BIM extend into another area that all construction firms grapple with every day - site safety. Construction-injury statistics are sobering. In fact, the total...

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    HOW CONTRACTORS CAN SURVIVE A DOWNTURN

    Oct 17, 2019

    There have been construction industry rumblings for some time now that the boom that many contractors have been enjoying for years might be coming to an end or at least slowing down. Yet contractors are still reporting that they're busier than ever and, according to the Associated Builders and C...

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    HOW ATLANTA IS CLOSING THE DISPARITY GAP IN STEM

    Oct 17, 2019

    How do you get a job in something if you don’t know it exists? Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore says that’s what they’re fighting against when it comes to getting women and minorities involved in STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Even though Atlanta ranks amo...

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    WINVIC CONSTRUCTION UNVEIL CENTRE FOR INNOVATIVE CONSTRUCTION

    Oct 16, 2019

    It comprises a virtual reality BIM CAVE with a 125 screen for 3D model viewing, an interactive meeting room allowing real-time design changes on 86 smart screens as well as a training space that will enable 360-degree education across the business and the supply chain. The 2,000 sq ft CIC facilitate...

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    SCHOOL OF INFORMATION GRANT TO CONNECT DATA ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC INTEREST

    Oct 16, 2019

    A grant awarded to the School of Information will support a spring 2020 conference dedicated to bridging the gap between public interest work and informatics, a field of study which merges data engineering and public health. The Public Interest Technology University Network, which gifted the grant, ...

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    GIRL SCOUTS OF KENTUCKIANA: EMPHASIZING STEM, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, LIFE SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP

    Oct 16, 2019

    Gold Award Girl Scout, Kelly Wetherton, is off to college this fall, but the skills she learned during her time with Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana will be with her long past graduation. During her time as a Girl Scout, Kelly acquired more than badges and a skill for selling delicious snacks-she walked ...

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    CLEANING UP THE PLASTICS MESS. WHAT ROLE DO ENGINEERS PLAY?

    Oct 15, 2019

    The 2016 Project Mainstream report The New Plastics Economy makes our future look grim. One of the main goals of the report was to provide a comprehensive global perspective of the broader plastic packaging economy along with a discussion about how much plastic we create and where that plastic has b...

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    CURIOSITY CUBE BRINGS STEM FUN TO WASHINGTON SCHOOLS USING VR AND MODEL ROBOTS

    Oct 15, 2019

    When a teacher tells the class, We're going out to the Curiosity Cube to learn about science, there are understandably a few groans among the students. Some aren't comfortable in science lessons, some feel anxious about what they struggle in, and some may just feel the proposed curiosity exc...

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    BLOW UP YOUR MINDSET: RECOVERY SPEED IS ABOUT PROCESS AND MATERIALS

    Oct 15, 2019

    When rebuilding after a disaster, applying design-build process and thinking is much more effective than is perceived. The Build Back Better philosophy of recovery after a disaster has wide acceptance. But there is a culprit in its full potential: bias. Not the shocking headlines variety; this is su...

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    NEW INITIATIVE TO PROMOTE RE-USE OF STEEL IN CONSTRUCTION

    Oct 14, 2019

    New guidelines to help promote the re-use of steel in construction have been launched by the Steel Construction Institute. The 46-page guide aims to help the construction sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from structural steel, while also saving money. It provides guidance on the procedures ...

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    HARNESSING DRONE TECHNOLOGY TO INFORM PLANNING AND MAINTENANCE

    Oct 14, 2019

    Drone technology, cameras and data processing have come a long way over the last few years and are now a creditable alternative to the traditional ways of assessing assets by building surveyors or facilities management firms. RICS recently published a report on this subject for its members highlight...

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    CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT HEADING SOUTH, CPA WARNS

    Oct 14, 2019

    Brexit and worries about whether key infrastructure schemes such as HS2 will end up being canned have seen the Construction Products Association downgrade its growth forecasts for next year and 2021. In its autumn predictions, the CPA said it had cut its growth forecasts for 2020 and 2021 from its s...

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    LOCAL COMPANIES OFFER STUDENTS LOOK AT ENGINEERING CAREERS

    Oct 11, 2019

    Several companies in the La Crosse area are working together with the Gateway Area Council to provide a hands-on, interactive program to explore careers in engineering. The La Crosse County Solid Waste Department and Trane, along with SEH Consulting, the DNR, Davy Engineering, Dairyland Power, Mathy...

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    STUDENTS ACROSS CNY GO TO CONSTRUCTION CAREER DAY

    Oct 11, 2019

    Construction companies across the country are facing the same problem, a shortage of skilled workers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor says there is currently a need to fill more than 400,000 jobs with a need for young workers. 600 high school students across Central New York got an up close look at a caree...

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    BUILDTECH TRENDS: MOVEMENTS SHAPING ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

    Oct 11, 2019

    As construction evolves, new advancements are shaping how we design. These movements are the product of shared ideas and the convergence of building technologies that open up new possibilities for architecture. From the atomic scale of materials to preassembled homes and faraway planets, the changes...

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    HOW A DESIGN-BUILD APPROACH OFFERS ADVANTAGES FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

    Oct 10, 2019

    Design-build is a collaborative construction approach in which the owner, designer, and general contractor work together to jointly design and deliver a construction project. The design-build method promotes a team environment and has all parties at the table for every meeting and every decision fro...

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SPOTLIGHT

In construction, funding the right projects and completing them safely and efficiently is how value is created. Projects that are delivered faster and at a lower cost deliver higher returns. Unfortunately, the construction industry currently lags behind others in ways that really hurt those returns.

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