The sweeping roofline of Chiryu After School in Chiryu, Japan, mimics the neighborhood temples. This historically important school features a ceiling with interlocking timber, creating a geometric look.
London's Crossrail project shows how drones can cut costs by saving time and reducing the need for human labor during inspections. "The bottom line difference UAV technology can make today in construction tunnel environments is quantifiable, but the true potential of the technology is just beginning to be explored," writes Jeremiah Karpowicz.
Tesla says its solar roofing tiles are sold out "well into 2018" after beginning to take deposits earlier this month. The company has yet to announce production plans, but demand has exceeded its expectations.
Millennials typically don't enjoy speaking on the phone because they've grown up using phones for anything but voice calls, writes Lindsey Pollak. Leaders should work to demonstrate the advantages of phone calls, such as being able to hear tone, building relationships through small talk and eliminating the back and forth of email.
Confirmation bias means leaders need to actively search for information that challenges their beliefs, writes Shane Parrish. This isn't easy, as we tend to reject evidence that contradicts what we believe.
A Nevada Senate bill is moving forward without an amendment to set requirements for outreach to small contractors working on construction of the Raiders football stadium in Las Vegas. The amendment's sponsor says it would have helped the state reach a 15% threshold for small-business participation.
The efforts of construction groups were rewarded Wednesday when the Labor Department suspended a rule that required companies to submit safety labor violations online. The Associated General Contractors of America and others had opposed the rule, saying it could unfairly damage a company's reputation when the records become publicly available.
Researchers might have figured out why flamingos balance on one leg so well, as an experiment discovered even a deceased flamingo can support its weight passively on one leg without muscle activity. Standing on two legs, by contrast, requires ongoing muscle activity and risks fatigue.