10 Must-Have Christmas Gifts Any Construction Worker Will Love

Posted by Construction World, November, 2018

With the stress of Christmas shopping on top of everyone’s mind. We thought we would make your holiday a bit easier! We’ve put together a list of 10 must-have gifts that any construction worker would love. Whether you have friends or family in the construction industry, these 10 creative and practical gifts will not disappoint. Ranging from on-the-go coffee makers to heated jackets, there is something for every construction worker this coming Christmas.

The Carolinas Survey Florence Damages

Posted by Jim Parsons, Pam Radtke Russell, Mary B. Powers and Tom Ichniowski, September, 2018

Elevating structures, buying out businesses and homeowners, improving levees and building new detentions and embankments are some of the best ways to protect vulnerable towns like Lumberton and Princeville along the Lumber River in North Carolina. That’s the conclusion reached by a study released in May examining ways to help prevent future damage of the kind the area received following 2016’s Hurricane Matthew and other major storms.

California Approves $329-million Desalination Project off the Coast of Monterey

Posted by Greg Aragon, September, 2018

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on September 14 voted to approve the $329-million Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project (MPWSP), a desalination project off the coast of Monterey, Calif. California American Water (Cal-Am), a publicly traded utility company, is expected to complete the project by 2021.

Seizing opportunity in today’s construction technology ecosystem

Posted by Jose Luis Blanco, Andrew Mullin, Kaustubh Pandya, Matthew Parsons, and Maria Joao Ribeirinho, September, 2018

After decades of under-digitization, the engineering and construction (E&C) sector is making bold moves in a new era. The research shed light on the emergence of technology clusters, industry-wide technology investment of more than $10 billion in less than a decade, and the lack of integrated solutions that span three identified use case clusters: on-site execution (“field”), digital collaboration (“team”), and back-office and adjacencies (“office”)

Drone startup Airware crashes, shut downs after burning $118M

Posted by Josh Constine, September, 2018

Drone operating system startup Airware today suddenly informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Google’s GV, and Kleiner Perkins. The startup ran out of money after trying to manufacture its own hardware that couldn’t compete with drone giants like China’s DJI. The company at one point had as many as 140 employees, all of which are now out of a job.

Cyberinsurance for Construction Sector

Posted by John Biggs, September, 2018

The technological evolution underway has changed the construction industry mostly for the better, ushering in a time of great innovation that has seen huge leaps forward in everything from communication to safety to efficiency. As the sector slowly but surely brings more parts of its operation online, it’s become a more attractive target for cybercriminals.