Construction Industry

Top news stories, tips and insights for building professionals in all trades, including MEP contractors, general contractors, steel and concrete contractors and architects.

  • Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse: The Deadly Consequences of Design Negligence [Video]

    Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse: The Deadly Consequences of Design Negligence [Video]

    The Hyatt Regency walkway collapse was one of the most deadly structural collapses in American history. What contributed to this tragedy, and what role did faulty design play?

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  • The "I" In BIM: Which Information Should Be In Your BIM Model?

    The "I" In BIM: Which Information Should Be In Your BIM Model?

    BIM is all about sharing and managing information – and there’s heaps of data that can be used to enrich your models. But how do you decide which information should in your model?

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  • Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Monolithic construction is becoming more common in the US, but not how you might think. Buildings constructed this way aren’t huge monoliths towering over city blocks. Here’s what you should know.

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  • What is OSHA 10?

    What is OSHA 10?

    For anyone who has ever worked around large machinery, familiarity with OSHA standards isn’t just commonplace— it’s a requirement. So how do you prove your compliant? That’s where OSHA 10 comes in.

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  • Apple's Daisy Robot Can Dismantle Your iPhone. Is Your Jobsite Next? [VIDEO]

    Apple's Daisy Robot Can Dismantle Your iPhone. Is Your Jobsite Next? [VIDEO]

    Apple’s Daisy robot can dismantle an iPhone in precisely 18 seconds. Today, robots can construct an dismantle just about anything. Could your construction jobsite be next?

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  • You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    In the construction industry, it’s important to provide training and professional development opportunities for your estimators. Here’s why.

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  • OSHA Standards 101: How to Maintain Safety Compliance

    OSHA Standards 101: How to Maintain Safety Compliance

    Learn the ins-and-outs of OSHA standards how to improve job site safety, and why you need technology to make your construction project safer.

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  • Can Staircase Design Shape Your Feelings?

    Can Staircase Design Shape Your Feelings?

    Stairs aren’t just a way to get from A to B. In essence, they remain a practical way to move from one elevation to another, but staircase design can also offer far more in terms of psychology.

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  • Designing & Building the Tesla Gigafactory with HD BIM

    Designing & Building the Tesla Gigafactory with HD BIM

    Even if you’re not a tech giant like Tesla, things have changed in the conceptualization, design and, construction of buildings. 2D drawings and guesstimates no longer cut it.

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  • 7 Structures Wasting Billions of Dollars Every Year [VIDEO]

    7 Structures Wasting Billions of Dollars Every Year [VIDEO]

    In architecture and construction, high-profile disasters are often referred to as white elephants. Here are seven of the most expensive failures, flops, and structural white elephants of all time.

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  • Construction Workers Respond to the Women's #MeToo Movement [VIDEO]

    Construction Workers Respond to the Women's #MeToo Movement [VIDEO]

    Females are still a minority in the workforce and, rightly or wrongly, construction has a reputation for being biased. Vice interviewed construction workers to learn about bias our industry.

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  • A (Very) Brief History of the Construction Industry

    A (Very) Brief History of the Construction Industry

    The history of the construction industry is as old as humankind. Learn about some major industry turning points and see how we arrived at the state of construction we know today.

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  • The Museum Architecture of Dubai, Milton Keynes, and More

    The Museum Architecture of Dubai, Milton Keynes, and More

    There’s a fascinating link between architecture and museums, and many take the form of absolutely stunning buildings. This article will explore museum architecture and take a look at some of the most.

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  • From Paper to PC: Why Estimators Are Adopting BIM Technology

    From Paper to PC: Why Estimators Are Adopting BIM Technology

    If you’re one of the pencil and paper estimators, listen up: BIM is more than just a buzzword. There is real-world ROI to BIM technology, and that’s why it’s being embraced by the industry as a whole.

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  • The CAD Revolution In Construction

    The CAD Revolution In Construction

    From pencil to paper and 3D, 4D, or even 5D BIM— there’s no doubt things are rapidly changing in the construction industry. CAD is transforming the way we work - and will continue in the future.

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  • Ancient Architecture and the Human Need to Construct

    Ancient Architecture and the Human Need to Construct

    Humans have been building homes and structures for centuries. Ancient buildings give us hints into cultural and religious motives of those who built before us. So, is it in our nature to construct?

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  • How to Ask Your BIM Manager for a Raise and Actually Get It

    How to Ask Your BIM Manager for a Raise and Actually Get It

    Are you an in-house BIM or CAD detailer? If you’re interested in earning more money or moving your career forward, look no further. Here is how you can ask your BIM Manager for a raise—and get it.

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  • Simple Ways to Manage Your Tool Crib Inventory

    Simple Ways to Manage Your Tool Crib Inventory

    Good tool crib managers know what they have, where it is, where it’s going, and where it’s been. This isn’t an easy task, but there are things you can do today to get your tool crib in order.

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  • Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    When you think about jobsite hazards, physical risks probably top the list. But what about the dangers you can’t see? Mental health in construction is one of these dangers.

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  • BIM ROI: Small Firms Can Save Money, Too

    BIM ROI: Small Firms Can Save Money, Too

    It’s necessary to stay competitive in construction, and there’s no denying that BIM is the future. But, there are still some upfront costs to get involved. Does BIM ROI exist for small companies?

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