Construction Industry News: Dec 29, 2017

How AI Can Reduce Injuries in the Construction Industry
Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving researchers at the University of Waterloo new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers.
Reinventing construction through a productivity revolution
To transform the sector, action is needed in seven areas or through broader adoption of mass-production approaches.
Welcome to the data-driven machine: Digital transformation in the construction industry
IoT is an enabler for unabridged data collection, which in turn enables new applications and business models. In the construction industry, some like Caterpillar have been doing it for years, others like Volvo CE are late into this game but catching up.
One year after Trump's election, where are we now?
Industry leaders, energized by the real estate mogul's ties to their base, hoped a Trump presidency would mean a new era for construction.
ENR’s Best Highway/Bridge 2017 Best Projects  
The remote fishing town of Chignik is only accessible by plane or boat, and without a new dock, its residents were in danger of losing their state ferry service.
To deliver the $12-million dock by spring 2016, the project team worked through one of the area’s worst winters on record, says Andy Romine, project manager at general contractor Pacific Pile & Marine. The dock’s design features 13 “open cells,” which resemble interconnected horseshoes and were built with 905 sheet piles 30 ft to 77 ft long.
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