Building and Construction


  • Taking the "sting" out of construction

    So-called “Bee Bricks” could potentially provide habitats for solitary bees who are considered master pollinators, according to the researchers.

  • Watch a laser beam ride — and deflect — lightning

    Beaming a high-powered laser into the sky was shown to deflect lightning bolts, which could lead to laser lightning rods that protect a wider surface area from dangerous strikes.

  • Eyeing AI to detect illegal construction

    The researchers sought to capture images of building façades to classify buildings across a range of styles and to detect any illegal changes made to the façades over time.

  • Ammann debuts new ART 240 pneumatic-tired rollers

    New rollers reportedly offer high levels of productivity and low emissions in soil and asphalt applications.

  • Watch the implosion of New Jersey’s last coal-fired power plant

    The site will soon host large-scale battery energy storage systems.

  • Fire alarm control cable streamlines cable installation

    Its armor profile is flatter, smoother and easier to install through metal studs and ceilings.

  • Weather the storm with composite cooling towers

    These units can endure hurricane-force winds, earthquakes and weather-related stresses with minimal to no damage.

  • Utility shows a ‘soft spot’ for wind farm foundations

    The foundations engineered to increase structural stability, reduce construction and materials costs and improve environmental sustainability.

  • OZ Lifting at HVACR Show

    A variety of davit cranes will be on display at the February 2023 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration (AHR) Expo in Georgia.

  • Machine learning technique could lead to more resilient roads

    To improve the construction of roads, thereby reducing potholes and associated maintenance costs and thus making roads more resilient, the team turned to a machine-learning technique.

  • Building science competition challenges US students

    New student challenges seek building solutions that target electrification, decarbonization and resiliency.

  • Medium voltage electric steam and hot water generators for district heating

    Municipalities, utilities and companies are focusing on proactive approaches to reducing their carbon footprint.

  • Monitoring bridge integrity with mobile phones

    Crowdsourced data from the smartphones of vehicle passengers crossing bridges may help monitor bridge structural integrity.

  • WaterCop by DynaQuip

    Preventable water damage is now one of the most common causes of property insurance claims.

  • FPT Industrial to exhibit its full range of construction equipment engines at bauma

    Debut models, proven bestsellers and environmentally friendly powertrain solutions are the highlights of a bolstered engine line-up.

  • At bauma 2022: Hydrogen engine generator with integrated F1-derived flywheel

    Attendees can examine a hydrogen engine generator with an integrated flywheel system presented by PUNCH Group and Tecnogen.

  • Komatsu’s electric mid-size hydraulic excavator with Proterra battery to debut at bauma2022

    The electric excavator will make its debut at bauma2022, a construction equipment trade fair held in Munich, Germany.

  • Free tool gauges plastic waste produced at construction sites

    Quantifying waste volumes can help site managers plan for recycling needs and services.

  • John Deere announces new line of excavators

    The 470 P-tier, 670 P-tier and 870 P-tier models offer enhanced visibility features, making them an ideal solution for operators looking to increase productivity on the job.

  • Watch as this HP robot automates site layout processes

    HP SitePrint robot is expected to automate the site layout process and features cloud tools to submit and prepare jobs to be printed, a touch-screen tablet for remote control and an array of inks appropriate for assorted surfaces, environments and durability requirements.

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