Posts by John Gerardi

The Rise of Prefabrication in Construction

We are currently living in the age of mass-manufactured buildings, where prefabrication has become the norm. Speed and efficiency are elements that building owners require of construction companies in order to cut costs and get jobs done quickly. Prefabrication in itself has changed over the years. In the past, it was just walls and surfaces…

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Insurance Brokers Launch Scaffolding Insurance for Construction Industry

Safety is one of the most important considerations in construction projects. Maintaining a safe working environment for employees in the construction industry provides means preserving employee health and wellness, reducing cost maintenance and garnering trust from investors and clients. Each construction project involves a number of high-risk activities that need to be monitored closely. In…

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WiFi Sensors Could Streamline Construction Safety and Production

Wi-Fi is now being used to enhance safety measures in various industries. High-risk facilities such as chemical plants are already reaping the benefits of using Wi-Fi to install safety systems and reduce work-related accidents. The construction industry wants to jump in on the action, as the importance of safety in construction projects is of the…

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ProEst Announces Seamless Integration with NetPricer and NetPak

ProEst is proud to announce that they have released integration with both NetPricer material pricing service and IDEA’S Industry Data Warehouse (IDW). NetPricer is an online material price update service that provides access to your distributor’s material pricing. IDEA’S Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) gives ProEst users the ability to import items directly from ElectricSmarts’ online…

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Witness One World Trade Center Construction with Time-Lapse Video

Witness history in the making no matter where you are with this time-lapse video of One World Trade Center rising into the New York skyline thanks to your construction estimating company, ProEst! EarthCam posted the video to YouTube to celebrate the opening of the One World Observatory on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors, which…

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Cement That 'Feels' Is In The Works

Construction companies understand the value of material integrity, making sure that the materials they use are of the highest quality. To address a long-standing issue in monitoring material strength, a researcher is developing a new kind of cement that can detect damage and stress. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, a researcher from the University of Houston, is in…

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Study Finds Construction Industry Slow to Adopt, Utilize Technology

Many construction companies have jumped on modern solutions for their clients and turned to technological trends to prepare their businesses for the future. However, a recent study revealed that not everyone is on the bandwagon yet. Results of a survey conducted by faculty members of Texas A&M Construction Science Department showed that not all construction…

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Best Construction Projects of 2014

2014 was a big year for the construction industry not only because of growing business but also due to landmark projects that kept the industry busy during the year. It’s difficult to choose which construction projects are deemed the best, but a group of experts and stakeholders in the industry came up with a Best…

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