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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,...

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...

6 Q&A on Floor Sealers and Polishable Concrete Overlays

6 Q&A on Floor Sealers and Polishable Concrete Overlays

Brief In this Q&A, Greg Cabot, digital marketing manager at Ameripolish, goes over key considerations for polished concrete floors, including the different types of sealers and how to develop a reliable maintenance program.   Insight chemical abrasives,...

5 Technologies Impress Public Works Professionals

5 Technologies Impress Public Works Professionals

Brief  Geographic information systems and asset-management technology top a list of five leading technologies in public works cited by about 6,000 professionals globally. Rounding out the top five in a poll by the American Public Works Association are technology...

Expert Offers Advice on Investigating Concrete Cracks

Expert Offers Advice on Investigating Concrete Cracks

Brief  In this article, ACI Fellow Kim Basham outlines best practices for evaluating cracks in concrete before designing or conducting repairs. Critical evaluation factors include crack width, dormancy and reinforcement materials.   Insight Cracks may represent...

Concrete with Recycled Materials Performs Well

Concrete with Recycled Materials Performs Well

Brief  Researchers in Italy say they have improved the performance of concrete by replacing 5% of the cement with recycled concrete powder. They also found concrete with 75% recycled materials also displayed good mechanical performance, durability and water...

7 Ways Construction Can Leverage the Power of Big Data

7 Ways Construction Can Leverage the Power of Big Data

Brief  industry, but data management poses a challenge, writes Bill Vellante of Infor. Vellante reviews seven steps toward better management, beginning with leveraging technology that quickly sorts through data and identifies items for immediate action.   Insight...