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Chinese Firm Builds a 57-Storey Skyscraper in 19 days

By ProEst | May 21, 2015

Most people may find it difficult to build a full house in a month, but a Chinese construction company completed a much larger building in much less time. China-based construction firm Broad Sustainable Building Co. claims to be one of the fastest builders in the industry, after it successfully erected the Mini Sky City [not…

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Telematics Being Used to Create Detailed Vehicle Maintenance Reports

By Flavio Battan | May 14, 2015

The field of construction has evolved significantly, and several technological developments have changed the way construction companies and workers approach their respective projects. Equipment monitoring and maintenance is one of the sectors of the industry that has benefited from a new technology that allows for remote and real-time reports. Wireless telematics have been around for…

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Study Finds Construction Industry Slow to Adopt, Utilize Technology

By John Gerardi | April 30, 2015

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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Healthcare Construction Leans More Toward Outpatient Structures

By ProEst | April 23, 2015

One of the most promising avenues for construction projects to fully recover from the last recession is healthcare. New developments continue to pop up in the healthcare field, but there has been a significant shift toward more outpatient structures and facilities rather than traditional hospitals. Take the case of Hutchinson Campus, a $152-million expansion on…

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Construction hottest market in 2015

By Flavio Battan | April 16, 2015

Market analysts are predicting that construction is going to be one of the hottest markets this year. The construction industry has gone through a lot of challenges over the years – one of them being the lack of skilled workers – but recent developments in the field have solidified its foundation as the industry to…

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Best Construction Projects of 2014

By John Gerardi | April 10, 2015

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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More Women Entering Construction Workforce

By Flavio Battan | April 6, 2015

Almost everyone probably pictures a man when they hear the term “construction worker,” but that may change pretty soon. For example, construction projects at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, like a high-rise modular building currently being erected, involve a significant portion of women, according to a report by CBS. However, the male-dominated field…

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A quick look at the Knaack Data Vault for Construction Sites

By ProEst | March 26, 2015

Blueprints are considered the starting point for any construction job. Although the traditional paper format of blueprints has not been scrapped altogether, new technologies have amped up the speed and mobility of contractors to generate prints on the fly. Storage company Knaack has developed a hybrid of traditional blueprint making and modern technology through DataVault,…

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