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The Benefits of 6-inch-wide Masonry Units

The Benefits of 6-inch-wide Masonry Units

Brief  Rising material costs have made 6-inch-wide concrete masonry units an attractive option for interior and exterior wall construction for schools or mixed-use and residential properties, Philippe Ledent writes. Ledent covers many of the benefits of 6-inch CMUs,...

Cloud Management System CTO Examines FedRAMP Security

Cloud Management System CTO Examines FedRAMP Security

Brief  Kahua, a project management information system based in the cloud, recently achieved a moderate designation from the federal FedRAMP program setting optimal security protocols for cloud services. In an interview, Kahua Chief Technology Officer Colin Whitlatch...

4 Keys to Digital Transformation in Construction

4 Keys to Digital Transformation in Construction

Brief  Even though a solid majority of construction companies assign digital transformation a high priority, only 15% have actually begun the process, according to a Dodge Construction Network survey. David Brian Ward, CEO of Safe Site Check In, reviews four factors...

Strength vs. Bonding for Masonry Components

Strength vs. Bonding for Masonry Components

Brief  An excess of specified masonry strength may come at the cost of the ability to form a strong bond, John Chrysler writes. Chrysler explores how individual masonry materials work together to achieve the best combination of strength and bonding and avoid the...

Negativity in the Office? You could be the Source

Negativity in the Office? You could be the Source

Brief  Negativity in the workplace can be a source of burnout and attrition if not handled by leaders, who need to check if they could be the source of gossip or even "toxic positivity" that sweeps problems under the rug, writes Britney Cole. "You can flip this...

A Look at Pioneering 3D-printed Homes Around the World

A Look at Pioneering 3D-printed Homes Around the World

Brief Additively manufactured houses, many of which are made with concrete mixes, are popping up around the world, from a single-family house in the US to a 3D-printed apartment building in China. Meanwhile, the Fibonacci House in British Columbia is the first...

6 Ways Leaders can Recognize Reticent Team Members

6 Ways Leaders can Recognize Reticent Team Members

Brief  Leaders can mitigate the impact of "impostor syndrome" -- especially among women and those in low-power positions on their team -- by publicly recognizing their skills and accomplishments and mentoring them, writes Rita McGrath. Companies lose out when...

Study Shows Prefabrication Reduces Site Hazards By 20%

Study Shows Prefabrication Reduces Site Hazards By 20%

Brief  A study of two timber frame building systems has shown, perhaps unsurprisingly, that the less activity done on site, the lower the risk of an accident on site.   Insight The study, commissioned by Stewart Milne Group for the Advanced Industrialised Methods...

Precast Holds Great But Mostly Hidden Potential

Precast Holds Great But Mostly Hidden Potential

Brief  The ability to install precast concrete quickly while ensuring quality control contributes to a strong business case for the material, but its "hidden nature" prevents it from being top-of-mind among engineers, writes Craig Yeack. However, a strong commitment...

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