This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:
TBM Bertha Completes 1.7-Mile Tunnel Bore in Seattle
In a recent article at the Aconex Blog, Frank Weiss notes that BIM Level 2 compliance became a prerequisite for bidding on certain public projects in the UK, and with other countries are following suit. Additionally, there’s the possibility that BIM Level 3 is in the future. The reason is simple – BIM has the potential to reduce lifecycle costs and carbon footprint by over 20%, in addition to improving a project’s completion time, quality and safety. In this very informative post, Weiss provides guidance on how to manage the cultural issues to achieve a smooth BIM implementation. Click here for the full article.
5 Unusual Skyscrapers of the Future
Kendall Jones posted a piece last week discussing five unusual skyscraper concepts, including one suspended from an asteroid. The other four are more practical, including two covered previously by ConstructionPro Week – the rotating floor tower by David Fisher (ConstructionPro Week August 8, 2008), and the 3D-printed tower by Cazza Construction Technologies (ConstructionPro Week March 17, 2017) . Check them all out at the ConstructConnect blog here.
8 Points to Consider When Obtaining an Access Easement
Gaining temporary or permanent access easements for a new construction project is a necessary evil for developers of new properties. But contractors of everyday construction projects, both private and public, may find it necessary to obtain an easement from time-to-time. The attorneys at Stoel Rives have posted eight points to consider when planning an access easement. Check out the post at the Ahead of Schedule blog here.