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Construction Connections Go Real-time with 5G

Construction Connections Go Real-time with 5G

Brief The nearly instantaneous speeds offered by 5G technology can be transformative for construction sites, offering real-time, cable-free digital connections and access to highly data-intensive applications. Cradlepoint's James Bristow explores how Taylor...

Concrete Beam Design: How Concrete Beams React to Being Bent

Concrete Beam Design: How Concrete Beams React to Being Bent

Brief An engineer must take into account when choosing between balanced concrete, under-reinforced concrete or over-reinforced concrete for a beam to support a building. "In most circumstances, under-reinforced section concrete beams are generally preferred to either...

3 Construction Trends to Watch for in 2021

3 Construction Trends to Watch for in 2021

Brief Construction firms will focus on standardizing prefabrication materials and processes as builds become more complex in 2021, Kenny Ingram writes. Other trends to watch include a growing emphasis on total asset lifecycle responsibility and the use of enterprise...

Modular Architecture:. How Modular Construction is Evolving

Modular Architecture:. How Modular Construction is Evolving

Brief Modular construction has been around for decades but continues to evolve, with the latest forms falling into three categories: full stack, off the shelf and options from design-development firms. Hassell senior researcher Daniel Davis explores this world of...

Nondestructive Tests:  DThe benefits of maturity testing for Concrete

Nondestructive Tests: DThe benefits of maturity testing for Concrete

Brief Nondestructive maturity testing can help yield important information about concrete strength in critical places while accounting for variances in field conditions, writes Scott Grumski, vice president of platform development at Forney. While it cannot replace...

How Robots Could Save One of the World’s Most Unusual Cathedrals

How Robots Could Save One of the World’s Most Unusual Cathedrals

Brief Barcelona's famed and enormously complex Sagrada Família basilica has been under construction for 138 years, enduring many complications over the decades. But help has arrived with the very modern use of computers and robotics that can execute the highly...