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Engineering a Response to the BVeirut Blast

Engineering a Response to the BVeirut Blast

Engineers from UK disaster response team SARAID are helping Beirut find stability after this summer’s catastrophic blast. Jason Ford reports.On August 4, 2020 the Lebanese capital of Beirut was rocked by an explosion that could be felt around 150 miles away on the...

A Guide to Material Transport During Construction Projects

A Guide to Material Transport During Construction Projects

Construction projects have many moving parts and managing all of these different elements is crucial to the success of your project. From onsite safety to choosing the right contractors, purchasing. Construction projects have many moving parts and managing all of...

How Climate Data Can Inform Better Urban Design: Report

How Climate Data Can Inform Better Urban Design: Report

To prevent that, urban planners are rethinking how cities can better harness existing cooling systems, such as wind and waterways, to mitigate the effects of extreme heat, according to a new report from Urban Land Institute. Using the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn...

Pensacola Bay Bridge Barge Damage Worse Than First Though

Pensacola Bay Bridge Barge Damage Worse Than First Though

Barge damage to the Pensacola Bay Bridge during Hurricane Sally is worse that first thought, and there is no timetable yet for the repair. “The department understands how critical this facility is to the community and is also working to develop the repair plan...

How Incremental Innovation Can Benefit Your Construction Business

How Incremental Innovation Can Benefit Your Construction Business

The construction industry is poised for change as technology takes hold. But that change is likely to come less in the form of disruption and more in the form of impactful increments. It’s no secret that construction has tended to lag other industries in terms of...

Battery Revolution Prepares to Take on Noisy Construction Sites

Battery Revolution Prepares to Take on Noisy Construction Sites

(Bloomberg) -- The battery revolution is moving from the highway to the construction site. At a project in northern Hong Kong, Gammon Construction Ltd. has swapped out diesel generators with massive lithium-ion batteries called Enertainers to power the giant cranes...

The 21st-century Cement Plant: Greener and More Connected

The 21st-century Cement Plant: Greener and More Connected

There’s never been a more important time to build resilience into the core of the cement value chain: the cement plant. The cement industry is being hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with global demand for cement expected to decline by 7 to 8 percent in 2020—though...