Alternative to Concrete – Lightweight Polystyrene Concrete Blocks

Polystyrene concrete blocks generally are made from a mix of cement silica aggregate, recycled polystyrene granules and modifying agents like setting accelerators, according to Interesting Engineering, though each manufacturer has a slightly different formulation. The blocks are lighter than traditional concrete and, as such, can reduce required labor for constructing masonry walls while increasing the speed […]

The Construction Jobs of Today May Require Different Skills for Success Tomorrow

Much of the current conversation about the future of work in the United States revolves around fears of technology making workers obsolete. But, the discussion can’t only be about how automation will change the nature of work or how machines will replace human workers. For some time now, the construction profession has been in decline […]

5 Ways Construction Technology Can Transform Plan vs Performance

Nobody understands better than a construction professional the vast difference between what goes down on paper and what actually happens in the field–i.e., the plan versus performance. Whether it’s rework, cost overruns, scheduling delays, or rapidly shrinking profit margins, the plan never truly survives contact with reality. Fortunately embracing advancing construction technology can help keep plans on […]