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New Concrete Technologies Increase Service Life

New hardening admixtures are advancing concrete. One of the big objectives of concrete solutions today is to eliminate the need for expensive repairs and replacements by substantially increasing the service life of buildings and... Continue Reading

Concrete Tech Saves Cracking Dam

Durable and waterproof concrete is critical to many structures. Such is the case of the Jucazinho Dam in the northeast corner of Brazil, which has been completely renovated and repaired.The dam was originally completed in 1998 and is 100... Continue Reading

New Advances in Concrete

For project teams focused on sustainability of buildings and infrastructure, the type of materials used play a big role in the overall success of the project. This is why keeping a watchful eye on the latest advances is critical.One... Continue Reading

Major Development in Concrete Technology

Concrete continues to evolve for construction. Today, cement is one of the leading greenhouse gas contributors in the world. Now, a major development could potentially change the global environmental and productivity footprint of... Continue Reading

Ep. 79: 2018 Construction Market Outlook

2017 has been a big year for the construction industry, as the market has begun to pick up. This podcast will look to the future and identify trends about what to expect in the year ahead. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated... Continue Reading

Concrete Cooling Heating Up

Infrastructure projects that require mass concrete supply are expected to be one of the driving factors for the global concrete cooling market. This market, valued at $936 million in 2015, is expected to soar to more than $1.7 billion by... Continue Reading

Precast Construction Breaks the Mold

The precast construction market is driven by many factors such as a rise in urban population, the increase in industrialization and large-scale investments in the industrial and infrastructure sectors. The aforementioned are just some of... Continue Reading

Top 6 Wearables for Safety at the Jobsite

154 million by 2021. That is the number and date according to an ABI Research report anticipating growth for enterprise device shipments. In fact, the report suggests that wearables in the workforce are becoming more prominent. This will... Continue Reading

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2017 Construction Trends in Technology

In this wave of rapidly changing technologies, construction is midway in terms of digital transformation. More than half of all commercial construction firms have at least made a partial transition to the cloud, digitized their plans and... Continue Reading

Top Construction Apps for Today's Jobsite

Where you once may have grabbed a tool from your kit, you can now open up an app on your smartphone to get the job done onsite. Technology is rapidly changing how contractors make decisions and deliver efficiencies to all aspects of the... Continue Reading

Top 15 Tips for Flying a Drone

The use of drones in construction is on the rise. They can be used in many applications, from survey mapping to job monitoring. As construction companies decide to implement this technology, figuring out how to use a drone takes time... Continue Reading

Earthmoving Equipment Moving Forward

The rise in infrastructure projects and urbanization are propelling the construction industry forward. One sector that is benefiting from the new projects is the earthmoving equipment sector.But in a field where the basic concept doesn’t... Continue Reading

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