Add Your Voice

Often, government and non-government agencies involved in setting standard will open their deliberations to public comment and input. For example, the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) will conduct a public comment period on Supplement 2 for ASCE/SEI 7-16: Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. The ASCE public comment period will be held from November 25, 2020 through January 11, 2021.

This Supplement updates two sections of the standard: Section 12.9.1.5, which clarifies Horizontal Shear Distribution provisions for torsional effects, and Section 16.4.2.1, which updates Force-Controlled Actions provisions to align with industry standards specifically the 2017 PEER TBI Guideline. To participate in the public comment period, contact James Neckel, ASCE’s Codes and Standards Coordinator, at jneckel@asce.org or (703) 295-6176.

Integrated ERP for Construction

The heart of any construction project is the data. It gives insights into project operations and financials. It is the lifeblood for ensuring projects are complete on time and on budget. Technology companies recognize this and continue to create partnerships that will help contractors tap into that data.

The Evolution of ERP in Construction

The numbers are well cited: 69% of construction organizations are manually re-entering data from application to application. The lack of standards and integration among technology systems in the construction industry have hampered adoption of software in the past.

Autonomous Changes the Way We build

Could the way vehicles operate change the way roads and other infrastructure are built in the future? New research shows a shift toward more autonomous driving, due to the increased safety—and it could change the way the construction industry does business in the future.

From Design through the Lifecycle

I have been thinking a lot lately about how data moves through the construction lifecycle of a project—from design, to construction, and ultimately maintenance and management of a facility.

Standards, Standards, Standards

Did you know 69% of construction organizations are manually re-entering data from application to application? 69%. The number doesn’t shock me, but unfortunately the inability to share and act on data across multiple systems is still such a big obstacle in the construction industry.

Codes Set the Standard

Each day, building codes serve as a foundation to protect the public from structural, sanitary, and fire disasters while ensuring a minimum level of energy efficiency in buildings. Construction professionals now have an opportunity for new tech-based training in this area.

Field Apps Drive Productivity

The construction industry has embraced field apps, which leads the way for global industries that need to capture structured forms and freehand information for analysis, reporting, and archiving.