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Exploring The Use of Technology in the Construction Industry

Aside from human innovation and imagination, one major factor that drives construction is the use and implementation of new technologies and new techniques to get the job done. If it weren’t for new innovations spilling into the construction industry, we’d likely still be digging trenches with shovels and limited to building one-story structures.  Over the […]

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The History of the Highway System and Construction Today

On any given day, most people will in some way or another interact with the nation’s highway system. Many will spend a considerable amount of commuting time on it, stuck in traffic, or zipping through from one side of town to the next. The nation’s highway system—or interstate system— was actually a revolutionizing change for […]

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Value Engineering: Forging New Pathways of Productivity in Construction

Outside the construction industry, value engineering has become one of those terms that everyone says but not everyone understands. Even within the construction world, many people struggle to understand what it really means and how it can actually make a difference in project management, construction, and even site development. There are many ways to think […]

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The Many Skills of a Twenty-First Century Construction Manager

Just like any job that involves managing, there are a variety of different aspects of a job that make the whole. In other words, a manager tends to look over and oversee different parts of any job and maneuver these moving parts in order to steer the whole ship. Project managers are multi-taskers, big-picture people, […]

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A Human History of Building: From Early Homes to Magnificent Structures

Mankind has always strived to build. Construction flows in our blood and aches in our bones. There is something inside of us that propels us to construct new structures, to manipulate the lands around us, to reach towards the sky (as the very story of Babel illustrates),  and to make our homes better, bigger, our […]

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