Friday, January 17, 2020

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fema FEMA strengthens construction standards for disaster recovery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released an update, on December 20, 2019, to its Recovery Interim Policy FP-104-009-11, Consensus-Based Codes, Specifications and Standards for Public Assistance (Policy), Version 2.1, adding several International Codes (I-Codes), developed by the International Code Council,…

Win The War Against Construction Costs Best Practices: Using Tech To Win The War Against Construction Costs

Throughout 2019 and into the new year, the challenge of keeping construction costs contained has remained front and center for developers and general contractors. According to Deloitte’s 2020 Construction and Engineering Industry Outlook, various cost-related factors will continue to bedevil the industry this…

3D-printed house A look at the world’s largest 3D-printed house

SQ4D Inc. (SQ4D) and its Revolutionary Autonomous Robotic Construction System (ARCS), have built the largest permitted 3D printed home in the world.  SQ4D has completed construction of the world’s largest permitted 3D printed home. The home is 1900 square feet and took only forty…

Bridge Information Modelling What is Bridge Information Modelling (BrIM)?

Intelligent, physical 3D bridge models provide a perfect graphical and functional representation of a bridge and its design results, improving design quality, constructability, and collaboration. BIM for bridges is increasing in popularity, with several US State Departments of Transportation adopting BIM…