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...
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....
Construction Drones See Greater Responsibilities, Use

Construction Drones See Greater Responsibilities, Use

Brief  A DroneDeploy survey from last year reveals construction drones are expected to take on a greater array of responsibilities, including interior- and below-grade data capture, thermal and facade monitoring, and excavation mapping enabled by lidar. Pandemic...
The Future of Construction By Outcome-Based Design

The Future of Construction By Outcome-Based Design

Brief Technology can give designers more control and encourage greater creativity. Autodesk Vice President Peter Thompson examines three ways outcome-based design is bringing about transformation by harnessing tech and big data, taking fuller advantage of...
12 Recomendable Attachments to Make Concrete Work Easier

12 Recomendable Attachments to Make Concrete Work Easier

Brief Don McLoud showcases a dozen attachments for construction equipment that can be useful for placing or removing concrete. Some examples include the CC30 Concrete Claw, which can remove large slabs of concrete, and the RD6536 Skid Steer Pump, which can pump grout,...