Clear Thinking is a Lifelong Process

Clear Thinking is a Lifelong Process

Brief  The act of clear thinking is a never-ending lesson where “you’re aiming at a process, the result of which will always be an act of communication, complete with all the imperfections and contingencies this implies,” writes Tom Chatfield, author...
Analyzing Issues with Concrete Placement

Analyzing Issues with Concrete Placement

Brief  Brett Smith examines how expert analysis solved three case studies which involved issues in placing concrete. “When there is a serious and unexpected problem with concrete, forensic experts with backgrounds in engineering and construction materials can...
Can VR Bridge the Knowledge Gap in Construction?

Can VR Bridge the Knowledge Gap in Construction?

Brief  Experience and skill might be lacking among new workers in construction, but virtual reality could help fill that knowledge gap, Purdue University professor Anthony Sparkling says. VR has potential to add the tacit knowledge of experienced workers to the...
5 Ways to Get More from Remote Meetings

5 Ways to Get More from Remote Meetings

Brief Leaders can minimize the frustration of online meetings by guiding the flow, learning more about how participants show engagement and checking in outside of meetings to get feedback, writes Alaina Love. “Navigating a digital communications void demands...
Reducing Concrete Emissions Requires Multiple Strategies

Reducing Concrete Emissions Requires Multiple Strategies

Brief  The concrete industry is lowering carbon emissions by looking for cement alternatives and substitute aggregates, as well as pursuing carbon sequestration for cement, writes engineer Kelly Roberts, a principal in Walter P. Moore’s Structural Group....