Assessment of Licensing Impacts on Construction

| October 23, 2018

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More than 25 years ago, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission added an alternative to the traditional 10 CFR Part 50 build-and-then-license approach to new nuclear plants. This alternative promulgated in 10 CFR Part 52, enables companies to license-then-build and reflects an NRC effort to add certainty and efficiency to new nuclear projects. A key difference is that under Part 52, there is a license that must be maintained during construction.

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COVID-19: Construction Companies and Others Help with PPE

Article | April 21, 2020

As nations the world over continue working through the uncertainty of COVID-19, personal protective equipment is more important than ever. Under these circumstances, however, PPE doesn’t relate to the hard hats, eye protection and steel toe boots our concrete blog typically covers. It’s the protective items healthcare professionals need to perform their work safely. Medical PPE has been in short supply, with consumers looking to protect themselves against the COVID-19 coronavirus snapping up face masks, gloves and the like. As medical facilities’ need for these important tools grows, however, many have turned to unlikely sources: Construction companies.

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Coronavirus and Construction: What Should We Do Right Now?

Article | April 21, 2020

What should construction do right now? That’s one of the big questions facing the industry today. In Arizona, we are continuing to work as much as possible. The big question is, Should we continue to work, and how do we do it? Several groups have weighed in on this and I wanted to share the best links I have that contain this information.

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Afraid of heights? Drones, AI and digitalization to the rescue!

Article | April 21, 2020

As 5G roll-outs continue to gather momentum worldwide, network complexity and site numbers will grow. Here’s a look at how drones, machine learning, and AI-powered solutions are helping to accelerate site deployment and roll-out while reducing health and safety hazards. When I started my career at Ericsson many years ago, one of the first responsibilities I had as an engineer was to perform site surveys for our customers. I quickly learned that this task is an important one when it comes to the roll-out of telecommunications networks.

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Detail Rebar Your Way with Allplan

Article | April 21, 2020

A typical rebar detailing office has a spread of different ages working there – from those with just a few years of experience, to staff who have been detailing rebar for decades. In many ways, this mirrors the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry itself. However, as experienced staff are so quick to produce rebar documentation, often existing ways of working remain in use long after they have been replaced with more efficient methods. After all, by using familiar workflows only new detailers require training, rather than a whole office. Yet 3D rebar detailing software provides more benefits than just quicker deliverables – the benefits to the business, as well as the entire workflow, are significant. With the right rebar CAD software, this does not have to involve a steep learning curve that staff are not ready for, either.

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