Category Archives: Sustainability

For the last few years, drones have been revolutionizing the way data and information are collected on construction sites, but now there’s a new technology on the block. It’s called the Pix4D Crane Camera, and it’s specifically designed to “run independently to capture site images. Data acquisition can be fully automated – with a pre-configured […]

We’ve all heard of nanobots and nanotechnology, and the many advantages they’re providing in both the medical and technology sectors, but nanostructured concrete? A team of scientists at Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) has created a building process that utilizes nanostructured concrete. “The concrete is capable of increasing the load-carrying capability by more […]

Have you recently invested in a historic property? Are you preparing to renovate a building that’s been around for decades or centuries? As buildings age, so do the materials used in their construction. Believe it or not, even well-built structures erode and wear down over time. Before taking any steps to correct the problem, it’s […]

If your business landscaping features a lawn, trees, bushes, or flower beds, you’re probably spending quite a bit of money watering and maintaining them. Sadly, the EPA estimates nearly 50% of the water utilized for these processes goes to waste. Yes, you read that correctly: 50%. What if there was a way to not only […]

According to Bizjournals.com, The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs issues over 50,000 building permits every year, but the process isn’t exactly cut and dry. Thanks to a variety of checks-and-balances, hundreds of sheets worth of paperwork, and agency bureaucracy wait times and the process, in general, were just getting to be too much. The […]

According to a recent study by PayScale.com, 11 of the top 15 bachelor’s degrees providing the best salaries are in the field of engineering. Electrical engineers are in the highest demand, while petroleum engineers top the list as the highest paid (based on experience). If you’re a college student preparing to graduate in the spring […]

Since the beginning of time, humans have turned to nature in order to find inspiration for art, efficiency and feats of engineering. Birds and bats inspired the airplane, while turtle and tortoise shells produced suggestions for better shields. Predators like lions and cheetahs gave way to military innovations both powerful and swift, but stationary underwater […]

If the recent 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Italy doesn’t have you thinking about the security and structural integrity of your business or building, it certainly should. Like tornadoes, hurricanes and flooding, we’re rarely able to predict when and if an earthquake will strike, but there are things you can do to protect your livelihood and […]

Construction work isn’t just mentally challenging, it’s physically grueling and often leaves workers nursing bruises, sore muscles and a myriad of other health problems on the weekends. There’s lifting involved, working with heavy machinery, manual tasks like digging and chopping, laying concrete etc. And that’s just scratching the surface. Over the years, wear and tear […]

We often associate tools like wood and glue with arts and crafts projects, or building things like birdhouses, but believe it or not, these materials are becoming more and more popular on major construction sites. Why? Well, there are multiple reasons. Most importantly, utilizing wood chips that are glued together is both cost effective for […]