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Two Robotic-Assist Devices Help Ensure Project Success

For the first time in the United States, contactors have deployed two semi-robotic construction devices — Material Unit Lift Enhancers (MULE) and a Semiautomated Mason (SAM) — to ensure success at a $62 million project at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

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The Student Becomes the Teacher

We can all learn something from Chinmay Lad, whose potent dreams of a civil engineering career, of an industry-wide “digital revolution,” inspired him to join the ranks of those who have earned their Certificate of Management — Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) designation.

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PEMB Use Keeps SoCal Icy

Constructing California’s largest public ice arena meant designing a structure that could withstand the state’s warm temperatures and higher earthquake propensity.

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Managing Incentives for Better Performance

Incentives are meant to motivate employees and encourage desired behavior. However, implementation is key, and sometimes even the most well-meaning programs struggle.

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Resiliency

Our planet's changing weather patterns are prompting myriad industries - construction included - to do things differently.

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Prefabrication in Practice

After years of promise, prefabrication and modular construction are finally being used to tackle large construction projects at scale.

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Special Delivery

Gone are the days of the master builder. In the years since, various delivery methods have been utilized by the construction industry's many arms. Increasingly though, firms are finding that shared risk equals shared reward, and collaboration is the key to success.

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