Tom Klemens

Tom Klemens is a civil engineer and former Concrete Construction editor who’s now a freelance writer based in Palatine, Illinois. E-mail [email protected].

Tom Klemens's Posts

  • Tolerances

    A large part of Colin Milberg's project that began in 2007 is simply collecting design and as-built data on concrete construction projects—and then figuring out exactly what and how to measure.

  • How'd you like to treat your street-lighting system as a control network rather than a collection of electrical circuits? The recent coming of age of specialized networking hardware and control software has made such an approach not only feasible, but also economical and relatively easy to install.

  • Features

    What is BIM, anyway? What most people in the construction world mean when they use this term these days is “building information modeling.”

  • Tolerances

    The ACI Tolerances committee spent a grueling three and a half hours in St. Louis on Nov. 4 working through 45 comments from the Technical Activities Committee (TAC) on revisions to ACI 117, Specification for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Mater

  • Tolerances

    When you take an idea from the lab to the field, there always are hurdles to overcome. Even with the best of planning, the time comes for a reality check, and this fall Colin Milberg is again dealing with such an issue.

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