It's widely acknowledged that US industry faces a severe threat from cyber criminals. But construction contractors lag in setting up protections, according to experts speaking at the ENR FutureTech conference who offered advice on basic safeguards.
The very nature of the construction industry renders it resistant to the introduction of new technologies, thereby making it difficult to identify and measure key performance indicators, including those pertaining to safety, writes Jim Lynch. But digitization and mobile technology are making progress, and contractors' top priority should be "classifying and structuring their data moving forward around a commonly agreed terminology," Lynch notes.
Green alternatives offer a promising solution to stormwater runoff but may not be enough to handle the most extreme events. Builders and developers are now taking changing weather patterns into account and anticipating the worst with a variety of solutions that include building at higher elevations in floodplains and providing generous catchments.
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved a $5 billion capital improvement program at Miami International Airport. Work is expected to be completed in phases over the next five to 15 years and includes two new hotels, expanded cargo operations and terminal upgrades.
A handful of Engineering News-Record Top 100 lists show that alternative delivery methods such as construction management at risk and design-build are gaining in popularity. However, revenue numbers seem to indicate these models are in higher demand domestically than internationally.
Adoption of integrated project delivery can be daunting, but it's proving its collaborative worth in a number of healthcare projects. Richard L. Peck explains how Advocate Aurora Health made the transition from design-bid-build to IPD.
Can health technology -- particularly wearable trackers and apps that can be conveniently accessed via mobile devices -- improve the world's well-being by promoting healthier lifestyles? While health is personal, the role of an employer is critical. By using the data from this new technology, employers can create and scale more targeted well-being programs that encourage better health decisions across their workforce. Learn more.
May 2019 notable global catastrophic events include: Prolonged US severe weather and flooding prompts multi-billion-dollar insurance industry payout; Cyclone Fani makes India landfall and causes estimated $2 billion in direct economic cost; and significant flooding affects parts of the US, Poland, Germany, China and the Middle East. Read more.
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