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Technology: CONSTRUCTION

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BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

  • Architectural Engineer: Job Description, Duties, and Requirements
    Architectural engineers evaluate and test building systems and construction designs. Engineers may also specialize in a particular field in construction, such as lighting or HVAC systems. Career paths include project consultant, manager or engineer.

  • Construction
    Running a construction business is complicated, but potentially lucrative. Learn how to make bids, procure materials and equipment, hire employees, and keep up with the latest industry trends and technology.

  • Construction Industry-Occupational Safety and Health
    Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Examples include residential construction, bridge erection, roadway paving, excavations, demolitions, and large scale painting jobs. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos. The information, tools, and resources provided in these Construction Industry web pages are designed to assist those in the industry - whether worker or employer - to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.

  • The Gherkin: A London Engineering Wonder
    This site claims this building actually moved architectural engineering forward. See it for yourself.

  • History of Bridges
    Connections to all kinds of bridges: Ancient, Wooden, Arch, Cantilever, Suspension, Truss, as well as a List of Famous Bridges.

  • How to Become a Construction Engineer
    From the site: "Since construction is the largest service industry in the United States, the demand for skilled construction engineers is high. A construction engineer is responsible for the planning, development and management of construction projects, helping design construction projects and execute them in a safe, sound, efficient manner."

  • International Construction Hotspots
    The global construction industry is a $7.5 trillion market, and is set to increase to a whopping $12.7 trillion by 2020. So if you’re thinking about working abroad in construction, you need to know where in the world the jobs are - and will be in the next few years…

  • New Technology in the Construction Industry: the 10 Best Innovations of 2014
    Includes tiny houses and drone surveying--and the first Smart Highway to actually be implemented.

  • 10 Construction Industry Trends to Watch in 2017
    Labor shortage; feeling of uncertainty under the new administration; more modular construction; the Internet of Things (IoT) options will improving site operations; rising construction costs; changing the emphasis of the sustainable construction movement from climate change implications to the bottom line.

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