World’s First 3D Printed Skyscraper to be Built in Dubai

3D printing has had to overcome plenty of obstacles, including materials, mobility, weather, and height.  Slowly, but surely, technology companies are beginning to overcome these challenges.  A 400 square foot house was recently printed in concrete on-site, in less than 24 hours and in freezing temperatures. Other companies are working on perfecting 3D printed steel for pedestrian bridges. Height limitations seem to be the hardest problem to solve, however.

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[VIDEO] This Blimp-Like Aircraft That Can Transport Construction Equipment Is Incredible and I Want One

Remote sites have extreme challenges, like finding enough staff to work the jobs and being able to get materials to the site. Large mining operations have turned to self-driving dump trucks, like this 320 Ton mega machine, for a few years now. But, Lockheed Martin, a giant in the world of global security and aerospace, has a different solution for remote sites.

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Multiple Government Agencies Propose Bills That Would Punish Contractors Participating in US/Mexico Border Wall

As of early March, there were nearly 200 construction companies that marked themselves as “interested” in constructing the US/Mexico border wallThe Daily Mail now reports that over 600 have expressed interest in the design and construction of the wall.  The Request for Proposal (RFP) package for the conceptual design of the wall was released on March 17th and the responses are due no later than March 29th. 

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46,000 Craftsman Table Saws Recalled for Safety Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of a Craftsman portable table saw, sold exclusively by Sears Holdings from April 2014 to October 2016 for around $200. The specific saw was manufactured in China by Rexon Industrial Corp, Ltd. of Taiwan.

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[VIDEO] Watch Damaged Big Sur Bridge Fall to Canyon Below During Demolition

Early this year, a landslide caused catastrophic failure to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge along California’s famous Highway 1.  California Transit officials closed the bridge on February 21st and announced it would be demolished and replaced.  Time is of the essence as US News reports that over 400 residents are stranded on one side of the bridge and helicopters have had to bring in food for them.  The residents are still able to use the footpaths in the area to cross the canyon.

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OSHA Releases Guide for Safely Working with Scissor Lifts

Scissor lifts are on most typical construction job sites and they’re an often overlooked hazard.  Too often, liberties are taken with the lifts that create unsafe conditions, which can cause injuries and deaths.  OSHA recently released the results of their investigation of 10 fatalities and 20 injuries involving scissor lifts and released their findings in what the organization refers to as a “Hazard Alert.”

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[VIDEO] Watch a Concrete House be Printed on Site in Less Than 24 Hours

3D printing technology faces major issues when it is required to leave the shelter of a warehouse and step foot on a construction job site.  3D printers are extremely large, heavy, and rely on precise calibration for accuracy.  Even the first 3D printed office building in Dubai, which was completed last year, had to actually have its components printed off site and assembled on site. But, Apis Cor, a 3D printing company, believes it has created the technology to print a full structure completely on site.

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Construction Zones are Wreaking Havoc on Self Driving Cars

Road construction is rarely an ideal place for many things.  It’s unsafe for workers, it causes traffic issues, and nearby businesses can suffer from it.  One more thing can be added to the list, as self-driving cars are also having a hard time navigating construction zones, as well.

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[Timelapse] Construction of the Atlanta Braves New Stadium in 60 Seconds

Atlanta, GA has been busy recently updated their major sports facilities.  The new Atlanta Falcon’s new $1.4 Billion football stadium just recently celebrated a milestone as contractors installed the final roof beam.  That stadium is scheduled to open before the start of the 2017 NFL season.  Before that, however, the Atlanta Braves’ new baseball stadium will officially open in time to kick off the MLB season, which starts on April 2nd.

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France Officially Unveils World’s First Solar Panel Road

The concept of solar roadways has been in the news a lot recently.  Using the millions of miles of roadways throughout the world to also create power seems like a no brainer, the asphalt and concrete we’re using now aren’t really accomplishing anything more than handling the traffic on the road. But, there’s also a very strong reason why those products are used: they’re strong, reliable, and relatively durable.  Still, many researchers believe there is a lot of unharnessed potential for roads and the world now has a very strong test subject for the future of solar roadways in Tourouvre-au-Perche, France.

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