10 of the World’s Largest Construction Projects

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World's largest construction projects

The largest projects in the world that are undergoing construction range from space stations, industrial complexes, subways, dams, and airports. Most of them are highly admired and reviled, for example, the Sellafield’s enormous nuclear reprocessing and decommissioning site in England. The following projects are the world’s largest and under construction so far. 1. Al Maktoum Airport… Read more »

10 Drone Parts Everybody In Construction Should Know

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Drone parts everyone working in construction should know about

Drones are becoming more and more autonomous and easier for owners to control. As a result their being more widely used in industries such as construction. In fact, in the coming year drones are slated to become more of a norm on the construction site. That being the case, many of those in construction are… Read more »

4 Tips for Effective Construction Project Management

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Tips on effective construction project management

Any construction project requires a lot of knowledge about the industry, not to mention the right skillset for project management. From the time the foundation construction begins to adding the finishing touches to the home interior and an inspector placing a seal of approval on the completed structure, a lot could go wrong. Even a… Read more »

5 Safety Tips for Your Construction Site

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Safety tips while on construction site

Different types of jobs entail different potential health and safety hazards. Even someone working in an office setting could slip on a wet floor or suffer repetitive motion injuries from slumping over a keyboard all day. However, there’s no denying that certain jobs have higher risk factors for accident and injury. Jobs in the construction… Read more »

How Drones Are Changing the Construction Industry

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The wide availability and adoption of drones in the construction industry provide new and exciting benefits to all types of projects.

Some people have adopted drones as an amusing pastime – a toy to be played with. Others see them as a nuisance and a threat to their personal privacy. However, it didn’t take long for a vast array of businesses to see the potential conveniences inherent to utilizing drones in a professional capacity. Amazon jumped… Read more »

Emerging Trends in the Construction Industry

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The construction industry is picking up steam again as the economy rebounds from the Great Recession, leading to great opportunities in the industry.

The construction industry has undergone a lot of changes in recent years. The housing downturn, on the one hand, substantially reduced the demand for new construction across America for some time (decreasing yearly revenue by 150 billion dollars in just two years from 2008 to 2010), while innovation like 3D printing are giving experts speculating… Read more »

5 Ways to Keep Your Construction Project on Time

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Avoid going over budget and off schedule on construction projects with these tips to stay on track.

New construction necessarily involves a lot of moving parts, including the developer and/or homeowner, the architect, the construction company or contractor and crew, material manufacturers and suppliers, and a variety of other vendors. More importantly, many of these players are interrelated, relying on others to get their jobs done before subsequent activities can proceed. What… Read more »

How to Improve the Integrity of Retaining Walls

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Foundation Structures has some helpful tips to consider in determining the cause and origin of any potential problems in retaining walls.

Any retaining wall is only as good as the strength of its core. If your wall is upright and firm, then it will remain in place as needed. But if a wall has been poorly planned or installed, then it may not stay up for very long, and then what good is it? The keys… Read more »

The History of Caisson Drilling

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The history of caissons is long and storied, beginning more than a century ago. Today, it has changed the way we engineer bridges and buildings.

Caisson drilling is a process by which open chambers are created under water or in the earth in order to reach soil or bedrock that is stable enough to support a massive structure above, such as a bridge or a large building. In this way, concrete (or other materials) can be used to fill in… Read more »