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How Engineers Moved an 11,000-ton Telephone Exchange

How Engineers Moved an 11,000-ton Telephone Exchange

Brief  In November 1930, in Indiana, United States, one of the great feats of modern engineering was executed: a team of architects and engineers moved an 11,000-ton (22-million pound) telephone exchange without ever suspending its operations either basic supplies for...

What Is Concrete Sand?

What Is Concrete Sand?

Brief  In this guide, we are going to introduce you to this mysterious ingredient! You will learn what concrete sand is, whether it is the same as ordinary sand that we can find at the beach, what types of concrete sand exist, and what this stuff is used for in...

5 New Innovations that Could Change the Building Industry

5 New Innovations that Could Change the Building Industry

Brief  The push to boost housing supply will continue this year, and with that has come a growing number of technological innovations set to shake-up the industry. Here’s a selection of five new products that could help to change the building game.   Insight...

What is Tadelakt?

What is Tadelakt?

Brief  Tadelakt is a lime-based plaster finished to form a durable, waterproof surface with a distinct appearance. Find out more about its uses with this handy guide.   Insight Tadelakt, sometimes referred to as Moroccan plaster, is a traditional plaster...

Can Ground Glass Pozzolans Replace Fly Ash in Concrete?

Can Ground Glass Pozzolans Replace Fly Ash in Concrete?

Brief  Coal power plants across the US are closing, and concrete producers may need to find a replacement for the coal waste product of fly ash. Experts say ground glass pozzolans could serve as a replacement, but the process for recycling glass poses challenges....

How Automation is Taking Shape in Construction

How Automation is Taking Shape in Construction

Brief  Automation is set to transform construction to meet growing demand and will take on several forms. Autodesk Senior Director Mark Davis offers examples of what's in store under the heading of industrialized construction in terms of off-site and on-site...

Why you Need to Upgrade to Modern Windows

Why you Need to Upgrade to Modern Windows

Brief  Maximizes all cottage views (not just the lake), more energy efficient, long-term cost savings, little to no maintenance, noise reductionو better, natural ventilation, are the features that lead us to modern windows.   Insight For a lot of us, a cottage’s...

Creating a Sustainable Future with Green Buildings

Creating a Sustainable Future with Green Buildings

Brief  The intangible benefits of new green buildings include enhanced air quality, excellent daylighting, health of the occupants, and conservation of scarce resources.   Insight The effect of climate change in India has been pronounced. Five of the warmest...

When Will We See Autonomous Trucks on Construction Sites?

When Will We See Autonomous Trucks on Construction Sites?

Brief  Autonomous cars are hot topics these days, especially as more test drives occur and industry authorities start looking at legislation to keep roads safe without stifling self-driving vehicle innovation. However, it’s also useful to think about the potential of...

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