Smart cities are on the rise across the globe, as a result of increasing urbanization and the need to provide citizens with new technology, while also improving quality of life, addressing aging infrastructure, and a renewed focus on environmental sustainability.
Scientific research shows that the City of Miami faces the prospect of rising seas and warmer temperatures in the coming decades. In combination with strong hurricanes, the ULI (Urban Land Institute) assessment provided a set of recommendations for hardening the neighborhood’s infrastructure and to protect its assets.
The construction, engineering, architectural, and building industry is at a crossroads. The continued economic expansion in the U.S. is beginning to see somewhat of a little slowdown that could just have some significant consequences. The period of growth that began in March 2009, some nine years ago, is beginning to show some real signs of a recession despite what those reading this blog might wish to prepare for today’s economic climate.
Often construction CIOs and executives are leery of “shiny” toys that offer glitz, glam, and a lot of hype, but little tangible benefits and ROI (return on investment). Do drones fall in this category, or are they beginning to offer true benefits to construction beyond the cool factor?
St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Cambridge, Mass., was converted to affordable housing in 1991 and featured a large, open bell tower and several stained-glass windows. In 2016, firefighters battled a 10-alarm fire, which ultimately led to the restoration of the affordable housing units.
In the state of Illinois drivers are experiencing a lot of changes this holiday driving week. First at the gas pump, they are seeing a permanent spike in gasoline taxes to .38 cents a gallon.
In the past five years, the amount of investment in construction-technology companies continues to rise, as investors look at this market as one that is ripe for innovation. In an industry that needs solutions to complete complex projects in a quicker timeline, technology could be the solution, and investors recognize this.