1. Articles in category: Construction Innovation

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    1. Traditional Firms Make Use of Technology to Build for the Future

      Traditional Firms Make Use of Technology to Build for the Future

      Just like any company, construction firms need to innovate if they want to keep growing their business. For many, that means purchasing software programs and equipment that help drive productivity. 

      Denise Tsang of South China Morning Posts talked to construction leaders in Hongkong about how they are using technology to keep their business up-to-date amidst the project demands in the area. Here's one insight I found interesting:

      Kwok said the company was introducing automation to save manpower on repetitive procedures and enhance efficiency and accuracy when formulating consultancy reports. “People are paranoid about joblessness arising from automation,” he said ...

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    2. The Importance of Preserving Older Construction Techniques

      The Importance of Preserving Older Construction Techniques

      There is a lot of demand for construction work, but unfortunately, many inexperienced people are joining the foray to the detriment of clients everywhere. The generations of craftsmen and craftswomen have fixed structural problems with simple, tried-and-tested solutions but these are being replaced with new materials, equipment, and techniques that may not always be effective. 

      Tim Carter laments how the knowledge from experienced builders has been forgotten in this Washington Post article:

      Each day, old craftsmen and craftswomen die, and unfortunately, they take their knowledge to the grave. New young builders are left to come up with solutions to problems ...

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    3. Togetherness and Inclusivity to be Themes for this Year's Architecture Biennale

      Togetherness and Inclusivity to be Themes for this Year's Architecture Biennale

      We found this fascinating article from the Architecture and Design and thought it would be good to share it here. It’s called Venice Architecture Biennale 2020 Theme Revealed.

      It shares the sought after biennale's theme for the year. Here's a short quote from the curator himself:

      We need a new spatial contract. In the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities, we call on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together.

      To find out more about this year's interesting theme, take a look at the rest of this write-up.

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    4. Industry Participants Call for Action on Industry Regulation On Combustible Cladding in Australia

      Industry Participants Call for Action on Industry Regulation On Combustible Cladding in Australia

      This article from The Construction Index caught our attention. It's called Australian Industry Calls for Action on Building Regulation.

      It gives us important updates on the state of construction in Australia. Here's a quote from the joint statement from Property Council of Australia, Insurance Council of Australia, Ai Group, Australian Construction Industry Forum and Master Builders Australia:

      Though some action has been taken to amend the National Construction Code (NCC) and effectively eliminate the use of many types of combustible cladding on new building facades, the response of state and territory governments to dealing with cladding on existing ...

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    5. Morrison Government Supports Tiny Home Living

      Morrison Government Supports Tiny Home Living

      Here's a fascinating article titled Morrison Government's Bid to Grow Tiny Home Industry. It's by Judith Ireland of the Sydney Morning Herald.

      She shares some insights on the government's commitment to this new way of building homes. Here's particularly interesting excerpt:

      The Housing Industry Association said there was a growing number of modular manufacturers in Australia and prefabricated homes were likely to become increasingly common.

      HIA industry policy chief executive Kristin Brookfield said traditional construction methods for housing would always make up the largest part of the industry but modular homes and prefabrication had many ...

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    6. Infrastructure Chief of Galliford Try Gets Reshuffled

      Infrastructure Chief of Galliford Try Gets Reshuffled

      Thought you'd be interested in reading this article from the Construction Enquirer. It's called Galliford Try Infrastructure Chief Exits.

      It tells us about this corporate shakeup at one of the biggest construction firms in the UK. Here's a short excerpt:

      Galliford Try Infrastructure managing director Nick Salt is leaving the business as part of the group-wide restructure following heavy losses on Scottish infrastructure projects.

      For more information on this exit, take a look at the rest of the article...

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    7. AIA Invites You to Another Festival of Architecture and Design

      AIA Invites You to Another Festival of Architecture and Design

      Thought we’d share this fascinating event from the Architecture and Design Australia. It’s titled Ideas of Home Festival of Architecture and Design.

      It announces an excellent event that construction industry participants should definitely go to. Here's an excerpt to learn more about it:

      This year's theme is 'Ideas of Home' - what makes a home, what this means to us as designers and how this translates to value for residents and the broader community. The festival will be held at Nexus Arts, North Terrace from 18-21 July.

       To find everything you want to know about it, take ...

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    8. Control Access to Your Site with the Spot-R Platform from Triax Technologies

      Control Access to Your Site with the Spot-R Platform from Triax Technologies

      Came across this fascinating piece from Shane Hedmond that thoroughly piqued our interest. The title is Triax Technologies Adds Access Control Abilities to Spot-R Platform for Highly Secured Jobsites and we thought it would be awesome to share it with you.

      He shares with us some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Access control is extremely important on high security sites across the country.  Many contractors now are using RFID enabled ID badges and scanners to make sure workers are authorized to be there.  With the addition of access control, Spot-r could potentially replace the need for RFID-enabled ID ...

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    9. Why Emotional Intelligence Needs to Have a Role in the Construction Industry

      Why Emotional Intelligence Needs to Have a Role in the Construction Industry

      Stumbled upon this interesting piece from the blog pages of Building Design + Construction. It's called Emotional Intelligence is Bettering the Construction Industry.

      It gives us some fascinating ideas. This one, we thought, was worth the share:

      Historically, construction has been known as a hard-nosed vocation for tough-minded men who lack “book-smarts.” This generalization couldn’t be any farther from the truth – building design and construction is full of both men and women who are skilled and intelligent in how they think and process information. This is significant because the way people in this industry are stereotyped and perceived has ...

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    10. The Importance of Learning How to Negotiate Fees (Even for Architects and Engineers)

      The Importance of Learning How to Negotiate Fees (Even for Architects and Engineers)
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    11. 6 Innovative Ways to Beat the Heat On-site

      6 Innovative Ways to Beat the Heat On-site

      Stumbled about this timely article from the Construction Junkie website. Shane Hedmond, the author, makes a good point when he says:

      There are many summer dangers on construction sites, but OSHA maintains that water, rest, and shade are the most important factors to avoiding heat illness.

      With summer just around the corner, things are about to get hot on site. But while there is nothing we in construction can do about the temperature, we can definitely make it a lot more comfortable for ourselves and our staff. Hedmond shares six innovative products that will help make the heat a lot ...

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    12. The Value of Building Maintenance and Why You Shouldn't Defer It

      The Value of Building Maintenance and Why You Shouldn't Defer It

      This article from Plan Grid completely piqued our curiosity. Grace Ellis, the author, titles it The Hight Cost of Deferred Maintainance - And How to Avoid It.

      It offers up some nuggets of wisdom. This one, in particular, was very thought-provoking:

      In the whirlwind of designing, building and handing off a project, construction stakeholders and workers often forget a critical point: the construction process is not the main stage in any building’s life cycle. In fact, it represents only a small blip in time compared to the tenure for which that building will serve its human occupants.

      Check out the ...

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    13. Future Roads May Be Built With Recycled Glass

      Future Roads May Be Built With Recycled Glass

      Thought we'd share this intriguing article from the Construction Index. It's called Recycled Glass Heralded a Success in Concrete Road Mix Trials.

      It offers some insight into how the construction industry is trying to help the environment. Here's a particularly fascinating one:

      The recycled glass sand was used in place of sand quarried for the purpose, reducing material consumption and waste at the same time. “The mix meets Roads and Maritime Services’ specifications for concrete pavement and will be tested for quality in the same way as traditional concrete pavement,” she said. “The good news is this ...

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    14. Why Construction Technologists are Becoming More and More Relevant

      Why Construction Technologists are Becoming More and More Relevant

      We ran into this article from Plan Grid and thought immediately that we would share it with you. It's called Why It's Time to Rethink IT in Construction: The Rise of the Construction Technologist.

      It's filled with a lot of great insights. Here's one of them:

      IT in construction is an essential function that needs to stay mobile. While it might seem logical to give every technology task to this team, it does not benefit a company overall in the long term. Instead, consider a new approach to hiring and structuring employees dedicated to making important ...

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    15. Is it Possible to Make Concrete Green?

      Is it Possible to Make Concrete Green?

      Stumbled upon this fascinating article from Sourceable. It's called Can Concrete be Made to be Green?

      It shares a fascinating update on how the construction industry can be more environmentally friendly in the future. Here's one way they're going about it:

      Some manufacturers, he says, are using waste materials which might otherwise end up in landfill in cement kilns. This includes old tyres, spent solvents, demolition timber, used oil and other unwanted material. Better kiln technology was helping to boost cement manufacture efficiency. Advances in concrete mixes is also helping. Finally, a number of manufacturers are using ...

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    16. What 3D Printing Means for Architecture

      What 3D Printing Means for Architecture

      Came across this fascinating article from Arch2O and thought that we would share it here. It's called Why 3D Printing is All the Talk in Now in Architecture.

      It shares some of the best ways 3D printing is being implemented in the industry. Here's one that's really thought-provoking:

      Some companies have even attempted to 3D-print entire edifices. Chinese engineering corporation WinSun is one of these daring practices that fully printed more than one building. Those buildings are not inhabited, so we cannot exactly say if they “worked”. However, experts claim them to be safe and reliable.

      For ...

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    17. How the Construction Sector Helps Uplift Entrepreneurship in Australia

      How the Construction Sector Helps Uplift Entrepreneurship in Australia

      Have you read this piece from Sourceable? It's called Construction Sector Can Help Solve Australia's Entrepreneurship Crisis.

      It shares some fascinating insights. This one's particularly interesting:

      Although it is often labelled as a low innovation industry, it affords entrepreneurs enormous potential to create economic prosperity, to build community well-being and to improve the environment in which we live and work. It has the largest number of businesses of any industry in Australia (16.6% of all businesses) and is Australia’s largest employer of youth (43.3% of workers aged 15 to 24 years, compared with 38 ...

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    18. The State of Training and Accreditation in Australia

      The State of Training and Accreditation in Australia

      We found this article from Sourceable. It's called Australia Needs a Royal Commission into Construction Training and Accreditation.

      In it, Brett Bates shares his two cents on the state of training and accreditation of construction professionals in Straya. Here's one of his revelations:

      Many private RTO’s continue to aggressively tout for business. They guarantee customers a ‘nationally recognised qualification’ in various building courses without need for formal study or exams and this can be achieved either ‘on-line’ or at worst, a few days. They replace rigorous learning and testing of skills and knowledge by using the ‘loophole ...

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    19. Latest Innovations in Green Building

      Latest Innovations in Green Building

      Here's a fascinating article from News Blaze that we thought would make a great addition to our reading list. It's called 10 Exciting Advancements in Green Building Technology.

      It offers some awesome news on the state of green technology in construction innovation. Here are some of the details:

      Zero-net-energy buildings meet their own energy consumption requirements by producing their own renewable energy. As a result, these buildings also reduce the use of nonrenewable energy.

       For more information and context, check out the rest of the article...

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    20. Safety Precautions that Construction Business Owners Can Take Right Now

      Safety Precautions that Construction Business Owners Can Take Right Now

      Are you lucky enough to have read this article from Construction Business Owner? It's called 5 Common Precursors to a Safety Incident & How to Mitigate Them.

      It shares some interesting perspectives. Here's one that we found to be truly thought-provoking:

      Most workers on a jobsite are going to do the best they can with what they have. As a construction community, we need to verify that we’re giving our workers everything they need and that we have processes in place that help them use the tools at hand to do their best and safest work. That, coupled ...

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    21. The Best Construction Scheduling Techniques

      The Best Construction Scheduling Techniques

      We're pretty fortunate to have read this blog post from Plan Grid titled Inside Look at 7 of the Top Construction Scheduling Methods. It shares insights that we thought were thought-provoking.

      Here's one that we found to be particularly fascinating:

      As hard as we try to stay organized, construction scheduling will always pose a challenge–one of the biggest on any project. There are thousands, if not millions, of details to track per project, from supplies to staff hours to promises made and roles played. The right scheduling method (or the wrong one) can make all the difference ...

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    22. Airport Design Needs a Facelift

      Airport Design Needs a Facelift

      We stumbled upon this article from the Infrastructure Magazine and thought immediately that we had to share it with you. It's titled Designing the Airport of the Future.

      It contains a lot of insights on how to build a proper airport. Here's an excerpt that's really thought-provoking.

      If properly designed and the latest digital infrastructure leveraged, airports are in a unique position to not only satisfy the world’s growing demand for flying, but also deliver significant economic benefits in the form of tourism, trade and business services.

      By becoming an airport city – or ‘aerotropolis’ – they can ...

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    23. Exoskeleton for Industrial Purposes is Already on its Way

      Exoskeleton for Industrial Purposes is Already on its Way

      Came across this article on the Business Wire and thought that it offers a lot of value for our readers. It's called The Exoskeleton Market is Picking Up: US$5.8 Billion in Global Revenue Projected for 2028.

      It shares how exoskeleton can be the future of industry. Here's a short snippet:

      The greatest opportunity for the exoskeleton lies in augmenting industrial production workers. Though only a small number of exoskeletons have enjoyed commercial success, their potential is attracting the attention of end users as NASA, Boeing, Toyota, GM as well as those in the logistics space.

      It ...

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    24. How the Family-First Culture Helps Progress in the Construction Industry

      How the Family-First Culture Helps Progress in the Construction Industry

      We found this article on Construction Productivity Blog and immediately thought that we should let you know about it. It's called How JE Dunn Construction's Family-First Culture Builds a Better Industry.

      Fred Tull and Eli Youmans are interviewed here and they talk about how their approach to construction is helping push the industry forward. Here's an interesting insight from Eli that we thought was very interesting:

      For me, the most challenging part is that there are a lot of egos in construction. It’s a fascinating industry from the same point because there are no child prodigies ...

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