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How to demolish the construction worker suicide epidemic

How to demolish the construction worker suicide epidemic

In a profession where showing your vulnerability could be condemned as a weakness, it easy to see how the country’s construction industry suicide epidemic has multiplied into what could be considered a modern-day behavioral health plague. Known for its “tough guy” façade, men in the construction and related trades are becoming statistics in a pandemic that once silent, is now resonant with alarming data showing an increasing victim count. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the construction industry has the highest male suicide rate of any industry. The suicide rate among the U.S. working age population increased 34 percent from 2000 to 2016, to 17.3 per 100,000... »

Declining demand for cement

Declining demand for cement

Global cement consumption is expected to remain at its current level of 4.01 billion tons (3.63 billion tonnes) until 2050, according to an update of the Global Cement Volume Forecast Report from CemWeek Research. Read moreYou must log in to read the rest of this article. Please log in or register to join our community.Username:Password:Log in  RegisterForgotten username or password? »

Mastering the sprint finish of major construction projects.

Mastering the sprint finish of major construction projects.

Major construction projects are, on average, delivered one year behind schedule and 30 percent over budget. On many large industrial projects, high levels of complexity create productivity bottlenecks that can slow work to a crawl. This is especially true when a project is 70 percent complete or more. By this late stage, commissioning teams and operations teams are both in play; scope carryover is accumulating between successive stages of a multiyear project; physical worksites are becoming more congested; and earned progress is tailing off (as bulk construction slows toward the final completion point).Read moreYou must log in to read the rest of this article. Please log in or register to jo... »

The benefits of costing on a construction project

The benefits of costing on a construction project

Once a tender has been won and awarded the project must be carried out. Here it must be noted that a construction project is not as straight forward as buying and selling where one buys something, adds on a profit and sells it. »

The Top 9 Longest Tunnels in the World

The Top 9 Longest Tunnels in the World

Tunnels are some of the greatest engineering feats humanity has ever undertaken. We (humankind) have, in fact, been digging them for millennia.Read moreYou must log in to read the rest of this article. Please log in or register to join our community.Username:Password:Log in  RegisterForgotten username or password? »

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