The Technological advancements the construction industry has seen in recent years, and will continue to experience, represent a microcosm of what’s occurring across industries globally. Yet, the changes in this mature and often slow to adapt industry have far-reaching implications for U.S. communities – in the structures being built, the materials being used, the costs of development and even the roles the workforce performs. 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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The Swedish Transport Administration is undertaking the construction of the world’s first dynamic electric road system. This is a first in the world where inductively electric trucks and buses charge while in motion. 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? »
It’s hard to think of construction workers without hard hats, but the ubiquitous headgear wasn’t always a staple on the jobsite. The course of construction changed in 1919 when the “Hard Boiled” hat was introduced. It was invented by E.W. Bullard, who based the design on the doughboy helmet he wore in World War I. When he returned from the war, he rejoined his family’s company, named Bullard for his father, Edward Dickinson Bullard, who founded the company in 1898 in San Francisco. 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? »
Residents in KwaZulu-Natal are still feeling the aftermath of the torrential floods. This follows unseasonable rain that hit the region earlier this week and resulted in severe damage to infrastructure and roads. Many residents have lost their homes and Government has instructed a task team to assist in the rebuilding of affected areas as well as in the provision of funds for these projects. “The issue which is faced in KZN, and around South Africa, is that funds for maintenance are competing against funds for new projects. New projects are politically supported as visible evidence of progress, while maintenance is invisible – until tragedy strikes. Likewise, the requirements of the Construc... »
The Empire State Building is a 102-story Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and completed in 1931, the building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, including its antenna. Its name is derived from “Empire State”, the nickname of New York, which is of unknown origin. Here are 3 reasons why the construction of this iconic building was special It was built on a wooden frame Wood pilings support the Empire State Building, It was built with no detailed plan The tight completion schedule necessitated the commencement of construction even though the design had yet to be final... »
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There’s been a spate of building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria. In some cases, people have died. In one instance a building had been marked for demolition at least three times. There are also concerns about hundreds of other buildings in the city.
There’s been a spate of building collapses in Lagos, Nigeria. In some cases, people have died. In one instance a building had been marked for demolition at least three times. There are also concerns about hundreds of other buildings in the city. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Ndubisi Onwuanyi about this.
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