The median hourly wage for workers in the residential construction industry rose 1.41% in 2014, while an additional 5.42% of the workforce was added to the sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Caltrans has completed the highly-orchestrated implosion of a five-story tall underwater pier of the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge. Check out the video.
When it's complete, Salesforce Tower will be the tallest building in San Francisco. For now, it's a big hole in the ground with a massive concrete slab in the bottom-14 feet thick, spread nearly an acre in breadth, and ready to support 1,070 feet of glass, steel … and a lot more concrete.
To eliminate the transportation constraints, modularize construction, and facilitate construction of taller towers, the Hexcrete tower has been developed at Iowa State University. This new concept uses easily producible (onsite or offsite) and transportable columns and panels, relies on...
The wood industry is aggressively working to gain market share over other building materials and influence building codes, especially in commercial mid-rise construction. The Concrete Producer conducted a survey to see how big of a threat the wood industry is to the industry.
The first major trial of self-healing concrete is being undertaken in the U.K. The project, entitled Materials for Life (M4L), is reviewing three separate concrete-healing technologies for the first time in real-world settings.