Experts

Multiemployer Construction Sites in the COVID-19 Era

Employers have encountered COVID-19-related unique and challenging workplace law circumstances in multiemployer construction sites. For example, a hospital under construction may have imposed COVID-19 testing requirements on its general contractor, which, in turn,...

Environmental Groups Propose Lailings Dam Safety Standards

(Reuters) - Mining companies should be required to buy private insurance for tailings dams and their board of directors should be held legally responsible for any disasters, a coalition of 140 environmental groups said in a report published on Tuesday. The...

Prepping, Placing & Finishing Medium to Large Concrete Slab on Grade

Well compacted, smooth subgrade is Part 1 in making successful slabs; Part 2 will cover formwork, joint details, vapor barriers and reinforcing. The concrete slab can be thought of as the wearing cap for the building pad and base course. A well compacted and smooth...

Al Masaood Bergum on Modular Buildings Post-COVID-19

The UAE-based firm’s country manager, Ghias Ur Rehman, explains the benefits of modular construction.Q1. During the current situation of the coronavirus spread around the world, can we benefit from the construction of the modular buildings? The COVID-19 has...

Low-slope Roof System Design

Code compliance is without a doubt an important consideration when designing and installing roof systems. The requirements for most U.S. jurisdictions are based on the International Codes, or I-Codes, and the 2018 version is the most recent edition. Most low-slope...

PODCAST; What Does Construction Safety Look Like Post Pandemic?

The coronavirus has changed how construction professionals view safety. HammerTech co-founder Brad Tabone and Caliber Safety founder Michael Fackler discuss how companies will need to evolve as they come out of the pandemic — and how they can better prepare for the...

UK Concrete Outlines Framework for ‘Beyond Net-zero

MPA UK Concrete, the group representing the UK concrete industry, has developed a framework to help inform the delivery of an ambitious roadmap for the UK concrete and cement sector to deliver net-negative emissions by 2050. In preparing the roadmap, UK Concrete...

Why post-virus Construction Needs 3D-printed Concrete

The future will be printed in 3D. Lem Bingley talks to the experts at the forefront of construction’s digital transformation amid a global pandemic that has emphasised the need to find different ways of doing things.The coronavirus crisis “has opened the eyes of...

The Advantages of using Nanoparticles in Cement Mortar

Around three billion tons of cement are produced around the world each year (Guillaume, 2014), of which the majority is consumed in developing countries due to ceaselessly growing demand, attributed to their emerging economies. In addition to the construction...