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Is wood the future of campus construction?

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Is wood the future of campus construction?

Is wood the future of campus construction? College buildings are test labs for a new kind of wood technology, but for all its support the latest trend isn't without its challenges. The University of Idaho has one architectural marvel on its campus with the "Kibbie Dome," a sports arena that dates to the 1970s and whose inside has been likened to a tin can cut in half, thanks to its arched roof of wood-and-steel trusses. Now it's gunning for another, right next door. The proposed 4,200-seat Idaho Central Credit Union (ICC) Arena will have a structure that consists primarily of wood,...

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Increasingly tech-enabled construction industry powers forward despite volatility

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Increasingly tech-enabled construction industry powers forward despite volatility

Increasingly tech-enabled construction industry powers forward despite volatility Strong construction momentum will easily carry through the first half of 2019, despite project margins facing pressure from all sides. JLL’s Construction Outlook finds robust U.S. economic fundamentals will drive further growth of the sector, which in 2018 recorded a 5.1% increase in total construction value and a 4.5% increase in employment. Potential risks to the construction sector such as trade war escalation, deteriorating macroeconomic conditions and the worsening labor shortage, are largely balanced by potential boosts that include a large-scale federal infrastructure package, relief from tariffs and the continuation of 3.5% annual GDP...

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How building information modeling is optimizing construction

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How building information modeling is optimizing construction

How building information modeling is optimizing construction Building Information Modeling (BIM) has driven a multibillion dollar paradigm shift in construction strategies, allowing firms working in every sector of the industry to build more intelligently and more efficiently. As a result of BIM, design teams, contractors and clients are collaborating more than ever before, using the same sets of information to communicate more effectively and avoid confusion throughout construction. The technology has become widely adopted around the world. But how is BIM doing all of this, and what does it mean for data center construction? The billion-dollar question; what is BIM?...

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World's Tallest Railway Bridge Construction Picks Pace in Manipur

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World's Tallest Railway Bridge Construction Picks Pace in Manipur

World's Tallest Railway Bridge Construction Picks Pace in Manipur Guwahati: Northeast Frontier Railway said on Saturday it is constructing the tallest railway bridge of the world in Manipur at 141 metres surpassing the existing record of 139 metre Mala-Rijeka viaduct, at Montenegro in Europe. The bridge is part of a new broad gauge line being constructed to connect the northeastern state with the rest of the country and the pillars have already been built. "The bridge is being constructed across the valley of river Ijai near Noney with a pier height of 141 metre. It will surpass the existing record...

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Construction of government buildings such as schools and hospitals could be sped up by ‘prefabbing’ them in factories

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Construction of government buildings such as schools and hospitals could be sped up by ‘prefabbing’ them in factories

Construction of government buildings such as schools and hospitals could be sped up by ‘prefabbing’ them in factories Setting out £600billion worth on infrastructure spending over the next decade, Treasury minister Robert Jenrick said “new methods of construction” needed to be “embraced”. Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick has said the government will 'embrace new methods of construction' over the next decade Gov.org 2 Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick has said the government will 'embrace new methods of construction' over the next decade Get the best Sun stories with our daily Sun10 newsletter Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy...

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