Thursday, October 17, 2019

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New Zealand’s defective concrete crisis revealed by investigators

    As blogged on, new imaging technology has revealed hundreds of major buildings nationwide have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel. Concrete investigators say their scanning shows many buildings have...

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Are concrete blocks the next batteries?

    As blogged on, in August 2019, the Japanese multinational holding firm SoftBank invested $110 million in Swiss company Energy Vault. It was a major boon for the company, which has a somewhat unique take on...

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Join the building safety community in Las Vegas for the International Code Council Annual Conference

    Washington, D.C. – The International Code Council is hosting its 2019 Annual Conference, Code Hearings, and Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 20 – 30, 2019. The event brings together professionals from every sector of...

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Built by robots – This Swiss company could change the construction industry forever

    As blogged by the World Economic Forum, erecting a new building ranks among the most inefficient, polluting activities humans undertake. The construction sector is responsible for nearly 40% of the world’s total energy...

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City of Niagara Falls snubs citizens stuck with crumbling subdivision

    NIAGARA FALLS, ON, Oct. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - A group of concerned seniors who have identified serious, and in some cases, life threatening deficiencies in the construction of their 70-unit condominium subdivision have been treated...

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COMMAND Center Blog: Mass Concrete Placement – How to Use Temperature Monitoring to Meet a Required Specification

Mass placement temperature monitoring ensures you stay within specifications and reduces the risk of concrete developing severe cracking that could result in costly repairs or reconstruction.   Maintaining appropriate temperatures and...

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Register to Attend: How Innovators Dominate Volatile Markets – Activation 2019

The future is uncertain. Alberta’s economy has taken a big hit over the past few years, resulting in a competitive economy where only the fittest survive. Join industry thought leaders as they discuss what it takes to dominate and remain...

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New report outlines economic benefits for communities that adopt the International Plumbing Code

    Washington, D.C. – Today the International Code Council released “The Economic Impact of the International Plumbing Code,” a study by Hatch and Henderson Engineers that provides a comparative analysis of model plumbing...

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Procore Introduces Product Advancements at Groundbreak 2019 to Connect Everyone in Construction on a Global Platform

CARPINTERIA, Calif., October 8, 2019 – Procore Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of construction management software, today welcomed over 4,000 construction professionals to Groundbreak, the company’s annual conference that brings together...

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