The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From Procore’s new construction career board to the most recent ruling on the National Environmental Policy Act, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Procore Launches Free Construction Career Board
In partnership with Arcoro, a leading human resources software company, Procore has officially launched their construction career board. Employers and job seekers can now view employment opportunities on one centralized online platform, all for free.
How Off-Site Construction is Helping to Overcome the Challenges of COVID-19
A number of leaders within the industry are now embracing offsite construction not only for its faster building cycle times and reduced labor costs but for its ability to uphold social distancing safety practices. As the global pandemic continues to persist, it’s likely we will see a lot more of off-site construction.
Advisory Group for City of Toronto Stands Behind Construction Industry
The city of Toronto recently created an Economic and Culture Recovery Advisory Group to help monitor and facilitate support for businesses in the surrounding areas. Of the 18 leaders that make up the advisory group, one of them is Mike Yorke, president of the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario. Here’s how Yorke is leading the discussion around essential work in the construction sector.
Which Face Mask is the Safest for Your Jobsite?
Researchers at Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science recently conducted a study that aimed to find out which masks are the most effective at preventing the spread of the coronavirus on the jobsite. Overall findings demonstrated that masks with a tight fit and thick material fared the best.
How One Company is Single-Handedly Flipping CAD on Its Side
Earlier this week TechCrunch sat down with the CEO of Social Construct, a leading construction CAD firm, to discuss the company’s business model, success in the field, and plans for the future. Check out the full feature to see how Social Construct is transforming the planning and assembly of buildings.
The Truth About Work Zone Speed Cameras
There seems to be a divide among construction pros when it comes to using speed cameras for road work. While some say that the cameras are a necessary safety precaution, others find the cameras to be counterproductive because they lead to unpredictable speed variation between vehicles. Ultimately, there needs to be a happy medium between proper controls and transparent processes.
New Chicago Office Building to Invest in COVID-19 Safety Features
According to Construction Dive, a new $26 million office building in Chicago will be one of the first in the country to boast features designed to address COVID-19 safety concerns. Some of the enhancements include a touch-free thermal security system, a nonshared private outdoor balcony on each floor, and hands-free elevators.
Rollback of The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to Significantly Expedite Processes and Paperwork
A final verdict on NEPA was announced earlier this week by the Trump Administration, ruling to reform the review process and cut down on red tape. CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, later issued a statement championing the President’s decision.
How Are Digital Twins Being Used in Construction?
Digital twin technology has been gaining momentum within the construction industry for some time now, however, some may still be unaware of what it actually is and its benefits. Digital twins provide the ability to create a virtual replica and help to test out new products and processes before officially launching them. Learn more here.
Submit Your Outlook for the 2020 JBKnowledge Construction Technology Report
If you have an extra moment, give your opinion for this year’s JBKnowledge tech survey and make your voice heard. Participants can also enter themselves into a drawing for a chance to win an iPad Air.