ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 6 - Issue: 14 - 04/07/2017

Construction Blog Highlights

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



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