Retaining Wall Maximizes Buildable Square Footage in Calif.

Retaining Wall Maximizes Buildable Square Footage in Calif.

Brief  Baldwin & Sons increased the amount of buildable space at its Portola Hills housing complex in Lake Forest, Calif., by incorporating an expansive segmental retaining wall to create flat pads in place of valleys and hillsides. Coordinators of the project,...
Team Turns to Waste Materials for Greener Concrete

Team Turns to Waste Materials for Greener Concrete

Brief  Researchers from South Africa, Turkey and Cameroon are collaborating to create concrete using industrial waste and alkali solutions instead of conventional cement. The ultimate goal is a green concrete powder that can be used in construction.   Insight ...
Team Turns to Waste Materials for Greener Concrete

4 Ideas for Dealing with Work Stress

Brief  All of us are stressed at times, and sometimes the best countermeasures are simple things like understanding what you can control, practicing “present-moment awareness” and keeping stress from growing into anxiety, LaRae Quy writes. Get a hobby...
Q&A: Construction Robots are Your Friend, not Competition

Q&A: Construction Robots are Your Friend, not Competition

Brief  Construction robots are not sophisticated enough to displace human workers anytime soon because of humans’ invaluable ability to improvise during complex and uncertain situations, says Reza Akhavian, a San Diego State University researcher studying how...