Health, Safety and Wellness

    Robot Assistants, Coming to a Construction Site Near You

    With construction plagued by inefficiency, safety concerns, and labor shortages, the smart money is on robotics transforming the job site. The National Science Foundation, in particular, is betting $2 million on a consortium of researchers from the University of Florida, University of Michigan, and Washington State University, for their study pairing human workers with so-called “interactive robot assistants.” According to the University of Michigan’s University Record, the robots will learn how to learn on the job from their flesh-and-blood mentors.… Read More »Robot Assistants, Coming to a Construction Site Near You


      What Puts a Construction Safety Program Among the Best of the Best?

      Written by Dodge Data & Analytics on May 6, 2021 Each year the construction industry recognizes outstanding safety programs across the country. Honors such as the ABC National Safety Excellence Award, the AGC Construction Safety Excellence Award, the Construction Users Roundtable Construction Industry Safety Excellence Award, EHS America’s Safest Companies Award and the National Safety Council Awards highlight firms that have made an exceptional commitment to safety a cornerstone of their operations. One such company is Texas-based general contractor Rogers-O’Brien… Read More »What Puts a Construction Safety Program Among the Best of the Best?

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        Building Materials Good Enough to Eat

        America throws away an astonishing 30–40% of our food supply, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s an ethically indefensible practice, given how many people at home and abroad regularly suffer from extreme hunger and malnutrition, not to mention the many other productive uses for organic matter. Here’s a cool one, fresh off the vine, so to speak: Researchers from the University of Tokyo have unveiled a new building material, comparable to those made from wood powder, but composed… Read More »Building Materials Good Enough to Eat

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          Robotics Are Revolutionizing Infrastructure Inspection

          It should come as no surprise that the nation’s infrastructure is in poor shape. The American Society of Civil Engineers has long been sounding the alarm with its recurring infrastructure report card, awarding the U.S. an alarmingly C- for 2021. (And that’s a marked improvement over the D+ overall score from the previous round, in 2017.) The questionable condition of our roads and bridges only foregrounds the necessity for safe and reliable inspections, a concern that Ron Stupi, Senior Vice… Read More »Robotics Are Revolutionizing Infrastructure Inspection

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            The Emerging Value of Remote Inspection in Civil Construction – On Demand Webinar

            Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the potential of remote inspections to help automate parts of the inspection process was gaining attention as a means to improve the inspection process, free up inspectors’ time to focus on more high-value tasks and help project owners deal with shrinking budgets. Now the pandemic has put a spotlight on the value of remote inspection to help reduce the number of people on dynamic jobsites to improve safety and health. However, the industry is still… Read More »The Emerging Value of Remote Inspection in Civil Construction – On Demand Webinar

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              Is Technology Reducing Construction Risks? | Construction Podcast

              Listen to Dodge’s Ben Johnson and Donna Laquidara-Carr discuss the emerging technologies shaping risk management in construction. Below is a transcript of this construction podcast. Ben Johnson:Hello and welcome to this episode of a podcast that builds. I’m your host Ben Johnson, and on today’s show we’ll be discussing the use of technology to help manage construction risks. The data we’ll be using in today’s show came from a new SmartMarket Insight called Using Technology to Improve Risk Management in… Read More »Is Technology Reducing Construction Risks? | Construction Podcast

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                U.S. Map of Active Public Bidding Opportunities During Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of June 2nd

                Written by Dodge Research on June 2, 2020 14,300 active bidding opportunities, with over 4,000 added in the past week.The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is having a significant impact on our daily lives. With most COVID-19 inspired limits and bans on construction now lifted across the country the sector will begin its recovery. However, with the country in recession the level of construction activity will be suppressed compared to levels seen over the past few years. From May 26th through June… Read More »U.S. Map of Active Public Bidding Opportunities During Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of June 2nd

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                  The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 1

                  The Civil Quarterly (TCQ) features original research collected quarterly from civil contractors and engineers. The research provides a snapshot of the current business health of contractors operating in the dynamic civil sector, and each issue also offers insights into some of the many trends that are transforming the sector through research, interviews and feature articles. This quarter’s issue features: The latest on civil contractors’ business conditions, including their confidence in the market and workforce challenges. Data on how prepared contractors… Read More »The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 1

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                    Can Civil Construction Benefit from Using Remote Inspection Technology?

                    Written on March 11, 2021 While use of remote inspection technology is still emerging in civil construction, studies show it delivers considerable value. One such study, conducted by the University of Kentucky Transportation Center with the Ken­tucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), tracked three e-construction technologies to collect data normally gathered by inspectors—e-ticketing, paver mounted thermal profilers and intelligent compaction. The outcome: e-ticketing delivered immediate benefits and, with improvements, the other two technologies can provide value to the inspection process. About the… Read More »Can Civil Construction Benefit from Using Remote Inspection Technology?

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                      Construction Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

                      Written by Dodge Research on June 1, 2020 As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in North America many news articles pertaining to COVID-19 and its impact upon the construction industry and construction projects are being published. To help you stay on top of this rapidly evolving situation, we’re monitoring news outlets and providing links to these stories for reference. As new stories break, we’ll be posting links to those stories on this page. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ARTICLES 06/01 – MA… Read More »Construction Industry Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

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