The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From US universities prioritizing construction curricula to the use of exoskeletons on roadway work, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
How PBS Building is Leading the Charge in Automation
A few years ago, Canberra-based construction company PBS Building decided to move away from its manual processes and implemented a number of digital technologies that have helped facilitate collaboration. Today, the company is still reaping the benefits of this decision as they now have complete visibility of all their site and project information.
6 Strategies to Help With the Hiring Process
Among some of the top recommendations, Construction Business Owner suggests researching the candidate before the interview, avoiding over-friendliness, and staying transparent throughout. Check out the full guide here.
Why Location Matters Amidst COVID-19
Depending on where you and your jobsite are located, you’ll likely encounter some degree of adjustment to construction demand. While states like New York and California have seen increased project delays, other states like Virginia and Georgia are frenzied with new development plans.
Blockchain as an Emerging Technology
Over the past couple years, blockchain has emerged as a promising technology that could have a significant impact on construction. One country that has taken active steps to expand blockchain’s capabilities within the industry is Australia. Learn more about how the Australian government is working to embrace blockchain here.
Ontario’s Government Civil Service Office to Undergo $1.5 Billion Reconstruction
Construction of Macdonald Block, Ontario’s complex of five office buildings, has officially commenced as it was recently announced that the project had been awarded to design-builder PCL Contractors. Expected to reach completion in 2024, the project will enable the buildings to maintain their cultural significance while adding in new and modern infrastructure.
College Campuses Prioritize Construction Curricula
Universities across the country are helping prepare their students for the rigors of the construction industry by inviting established construction professionals into the world of academia. In turn, these programs are producing innovative solutions and research for real-world application.
Using Exoskeleton Technology on the Roadways
International paving contractor, Colas, recently partnered up with French Robotics company RB3D to put EXOPUSH, their powerful exoskeleton model, to work. Having been rolled out on jobsites across the UK earlier this year, EXOPUSH has already produced some incredible results.
New South Wales to Fast-Track
Over 20 Construction Projects According to Sourceable, the Berejiklian government recently pushed forward 24 new construction projects, including homes, industrial complexes, and six schools. The projects are expected to create thousands of new jobs and will generate more than $7 billion for the state’s economy.
8 Ways the Coronavirus Has Impacted the Construction Industry
The global pandemic has created some swift changes to the industry as a whole, but chief among them is the aspect of social distancing. Check out this article to learn about what other factors are coming into play as the brunt of COVID-19 continues to develop.
Top Tips for Keeping Your Virtual Meeting on Task
As remote meetings have now become commonplace within the professional sphere, here are a few tips that you may find helpful when conducting online conferencing.