Experts

The Case for Integrating AI into Construction

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become all but an inevitability for the vast majority of industries, and construction is no different. It stands as one of humanity’s oldest disciplines, refined over millennia and swayed in new directions by every civilisation and...

Minnesota DOT Releases Annual  Sustainability Report

The Minnesota DOT (MnDOT) this week released its fourth annual Sustainability Report that documents progress the agency has made toward its sustainability and climate goals.The report is based on data through 2019. Progress MnDOT has achieved towards its...

7 Ways to Improve Construction Safety Culture During a Pandemic

Because of the high priority the company gives to developing and implementing its construction safety plans, Schlouch Incorporated celebrated zero lost-time injuries last year. Schlouch believes they can do the same with COVID-19. Some may say it’s unattainable. But...

Simple Changes to Roadway Signs Can Reduce Wind-induced Vibrations

Trailer trucks with rear extensions to reduce wind drag have become increasingly common on the highway. With the success of these truck-trailer tails, engineers wondered if the concept could help solve the problem of wind-induced vibrations of road signs as well....

4 Things to Know Before Taking on an Infrastructure Project

These days, contractors in the infrastructure space might consider themselves lucky as the coronavirus crisis ravages other industries. Roads, bridges, tunnels and similar projects that end up serving a public need often push forward despite economic or social turmoil...

Modular Monitor: The benefits of value engineering

Value engineering, the process of evaluating a project for potential changes that could save money without compromising on performance, typically happens for a few reasons in the realm of traditional construction. The project could be over budget, or the general...

Is Now The Time? The Case for Modular

FROM THE JULY ISSUE: Faster project delivery, increased productivity and safety, and reduced costs all are benefits touted by modular construction advocates. Anyone who’s been on a construction site knows that traditional construction methods are inefficient,...