The construction industry has found itself at a crossroads. While the industry has been resistant to change, the built world around it has not been — and the need for additional housing, offices, schools, hospitals and more in shorter timeframes is only growing. Read more.
With today’s construction activity at 2007 levels and with 100,000 fewer skilled workers industry-wide, more construction teams on and off the job site are turning to technology for productivity solutions. Telematics is one solution that is gaining steam in the industry, with major companies like Komatsu, Caterpillar and John Deere making investments in such technology. Read […]
If you live near London, you’ve probably heard of the Crossrail initiative. Already several years in the works, this massive expansion of the London underground is rapidly making history: as the first full underground line to be constructed in 3 decades, Crossrail (to be renamed the Elizabeth line) is Europe’s largest construction project. The 100km-plus […]
Researchers at the NASA Ames Research Center in California have discovered they can make surprisingly strong bricks using a small amount of biological binding agent and simulated lunar soil. Read more.