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Building Towards the Sun: Vertical Construction in the Middle East

By Luke Carothers Led by cities like Dubai, the Middle East has seen an enormous growth in large scale construction projects over the last...

Improving Risk Mitigation with WINT

By Luke Carothers When water leaks, it has the potential to wreak thousands, if not millions, of dollars in damages to buildings, inventories, and job...

Supporting the Bottom Line: High-Performing, Engineered, EPS Geofoam as an Alternative Fill

By Tom Savoy Expanded polystyrene (EPS) Geofoam (GF) is a rigid, engineered fill material that is widely known for its lightweight composition, predictable performance,...

UMA Supports South Carolina Manufacturer’s Expansion with Micropiles

By Brian M. Fraley Specialty subcontractors like UMA Geotechnical Construction, Inc. (UMA) rarely get the credit, but the work they do often lays the foundation...

Army Corps helps USMA West Point Cadets prepare for what comes next

By JoAnne Castagna, Ed.D. James Gagliano has carried a valuable lesson with him that he learned 37 years ago as a cadet at the U.S....

How Retaining Walls Provide A Structural Advantage To Your Project

Retaining walls are mainly used to provide support to the soil and to provide an aesthetically pleasing landscape. However, another advantage that they rarely...

Reopening Buildings After a Shutdown

Biological considerations indirectly linked to COVID-19 By Bill Zoeller Introduction Due to safety measures such as mask-wearing/facial protection, social distancing, limited gatherings, and reduced travel, the workplace...

London’s Changing: What does lower occupancy mean for the future of commercial buildings?

London’s Canary Wharf, home to the European headquarters of Barclays, Citigroup, HSBC, and many other businesses is currently operating at 10 percent capacity, with...

Walk the Line: The Importance of Fence Line Monitoring in Construction

By Tim Turney Establishing any new construction project is a careful logistical balancing act, with many aspects for project managers to consider; from site safety...

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