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Concrete a Spong for Carbon Dioxide

Concrete a Spong for Carbon Dioxide

Episode Info Rick Bohan, vice president of sustainability for the Portland Cement Association, explains the fifth link in the PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality value chain: using concrete as a carbon sink. He talks to us to clear up some confusion surrounding the...

Flood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Planning

Flood Risk Assessment and Mitigation Planning

Episode Info This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with IBI Group associate planning manager David Sol about flood risk assessment and mitigation planning. Sol explained the challenges that large metropolitan areas such...

Stress in the Civil Engineering Profession

Stress in the Civil Engineering Profession

Episode Info Elyssa Dixon, P.E., M.ASCE, is an environmental engineer who is very active in ASCE – she is the chair of ASCE’s Committee on Younger Members and the presidet-elect of the Seattle Section. And more recently her focus has been on mental health. She started...

Basement Ground Sources Heat Pumps and Basement Grages

Basement Ground Sources Heat Pumps and Basement Grages

Episode Info Andrew, Kiley, and Patrick hear from listeners about supply chains and music on the job before taking questions about finishing a wet basement, ground-source heat pumps, and squeaky floors.

VIDEO: World’s Skinniest Skyscraper Completed in NYC

VIDEO: World’s Skinniest Skyscraper Completed in NYC

SHoP Architects has completed what is being called the world's skinniest skyscraper -- a 1,428-foot-high residential tower in New York City with a height-to-width ratio of 24:1. The supertall skyscraper at 111 West 57th Street was engineered by WSP with 14,000 psi...

Advantages of Graphene Reinforced Concrete to Build Better Structures

Advantages of Graphene Reinforced Concrete to Build Better Structures

Brief  Researchers have found that graphene-reinforced concrete has higher compressive strength and flexural strength than traditional concrete. Another advantage of the material is that the production process leads to lower carbon emissions when compared to...

Screws Vs Nails Insulation Behind Board Sheating

Screws Vs Nails Insulation Behind Board Sheating

Episode Info Andrew, Ian, and Patrick hear from listeners about hanging cabinets on steel studs and heating workshops before taking listener questions about screws versus nails, insulating a brick house with board sheathing, and construction details for a new build.

First Permitted 3D Printed House in Florida

First Permitted 3D Printed House in Florida

These printed homes are said to be quicker to make, stronger, and resistant to such Florida hazards as mold, hurricanes and flooding. And most crucial of all: They seem poised to offer affordable housing in a state where many have forgotten there can be such a thing....

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