Cementos Argos provided its low-alkali portland cement for the construction of the new Audi Field Major League Soccer stadium in Washington, D.C. The $500 million stadium took more than 16 months to complete.
A team of students led by Southern Illinois University's Brendon Bangert won the People's Choice Award at the 2019 Project Precast national competition for designing a precast concrete horse barn. The students had only 24 hours to complete their projects.
Work continues on a 12-foot-wide, shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path along the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York. Tappan Zee Constructors is installing rebar and placing concrete for the path, which will be separated from traffic by a concrete barrier.
Nendo's design for the Arabica coffee shop in Kuwait includes seating made from stepped concrete platforms. "This stair-like structure maximizes visibility and encourages interactions between the customers, thus making it a pleasant and comfortable place to enjoy a daily cup of coffee," the studio says.
Author Tiffani Bova offers 10 different ways to grow your business, such as improved customer experience, optimizing sales or building partnerships. Bova emphasizes informed and fast-moving decision-making, but not trying to take on too many strategies at once.
Overlapping construction, design and business processes can make coordination challenging, but business intelligence tools can help companies grasp a project's moving parts, Steve Sanda writes. Firms can optimize business intelligence by posing process-centric questions, leveraging existing data and identifying data gaps.
The Chicago Building Code is getting updated after nearly three-quarters of a century, with plans to start phasing in the new rules in June 2020. The update will allow the city's construction requirements to reach national standards while supporting new technologies with expanded design and building options.
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