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Scaling New Safety Heights with Fixed-Wing Drone Technology

September 21, 2020 - in Land Development, News

New safety standards have been set at a copper mining site in Arizona as Ames Construction employs senseFly fixed-wing drones. CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Ames Construction, one of the largest family-owned general contractors in the United States,…

BIG Reveals Masterplan for “Urban Lilypads” off Coast of Penang Island

September 4, 2020 - in Land Development, Video

BiodiverCity is a masterplan by BIG that will see three islands built off the shore of Penang Island, Malaysia, connected by an autonomous transport network.…

Diversified Product Development Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

August 18, 2020 - in Land Development, News

WACO, Texas — Diversified Product Development, marketer of the LineWiseÔ, LiftWiseÔ and DesignWiseÔ brands, has broken ground on a new headquarters…

Skanska invests EUR 65 M , about SEK 670 M, in a new office complex in Budapest, Hungary

August 10, 2020 - in Land Development, News

Skanska invests EUR 65 M, about SEK 670 M, in the first phase of the new office complex H2Offices located in Budapest, Hungary. It will offer a total leasable area of about 26,000 square meters. The construction contract is worth about EUR 39.5 M, about SEK…

Woolpert Contracted to Plan, Design Northwest Concord (N.C.) Community Park

July 23, 2020 - in Land Development, News

The firm will solicit input from the community to determine the desired amenities for the 28.6-acre site. CONCORD, N.C. — Woolpert has been contracted by the city of Concord, N.C., to provide park master planning, conceptual design, and engineering and architecture…

Green Infrastructure in Kansas City

July 23, 2020 - in Land Development, News, Projects

Going from Gray to Green to Keep it Clean in the Historic West Bottoms.   When most people think about heavy construction projects, acres of lush, green landscaping are not exactly what come to mind. But when it comes to developing creative solutions…

UCA Announces Website Resources for Underground Construction & Tunneling Workforce

July 17, 2020 - in Land Development, News, Technology

Denver, Colo. - The next generation of underground engineers have a new educational resource in Down For That a website from the Underground Construction Association, a division of SME (UCA). Down For That is an initiative that informs students about the underground…

Many New Resources to Help Los Angeles Shape an Equitable Vision for its Urban Forest

July 2, 2020 - in Land Development, News

LOS ANGELES, CA — The City of Los Angeles has recently received a bounty of resources to help complete the City's tree inventory and Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP). With budget cuts looming for the coming fiscal year, these extra resources - including…

Video: What Is the Geotechnical Field?

This 5-minute video produced by the DFI Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee answers the question: “What is the geotechnical field?” The video features dynamic and engaging DFI members as they take you from the office to project sites and through…

USGBC Releases New LEED Guidance to Address COVID-19 and Support Buildings with Reopening Strategies

June 9, 2020 - in COVID-19, Land Development, News

Washington, D.C. – (June 9, 2020) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released four new Safety First Pilot Credits in response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The credits outline sustainable best practices that align with public health…