The following is a guest post provided by MixIt, a concrete supplier in the UK. They provide services such as: ready mix concrete, onsite concrete mixing, concrete pumps, concrete floors, floor screed, and drum mixer vehicles. For more information about their company, visit www.mixit.co.uk
Most people think of concrete as a solid grey material. True, that is how it ends up, but it doesn’t begin that way.
Check out this infographic that shows the production process of ready mix concrete, right from pulling together the raw materials and aggregate, up the conveyor belt to the mixing plant before the final concrete product is loaded onto a mixer truck.
This production process takes place at one of the UK’s newest concrete batching plants, utilizing the latest batching technology to ensure the concrete created is of the exact proportions required for each job. You can even see the operator monitoring the levels of aggregate, cement and additives that are being added to the mix.
MixIt created this infographic to give their clients a better understanding of what happens when their concrete is created, helping them to recognize the importance of technology in the process.
Augmented Reality (AR) is often thought of as an interesting new twist on video games, but, in reality, it has some great potential for solving some common problems in construction. BigRentz, a construction equipment rental company, recently shared an infographic of 6 applications of AR in construction.
In most aspects of construction, communication and training is absolutely key to running a successful project and business. That is especially true when it comes to safety on the job site. One of the most popular ways of communicating safety hazards to the field staff is through tool box talks.
Adding more space to premises, be it a domestic property or another premises such as a clinic, school or college, comes at a price.
It is expensive to have the building designed and built, especially using traditional methods. There are is also the question of disruption with contractors on site.
There is a viable alternative: modular construction.
The following is a guest post by Assurex Global. With OSHA’s impending fine increases of up to 80% in 2016 and it's first increase in 25 years, it’s important to brush up on all of OSHA’s rules and regulations. The below infographic walks you through how to correctly identify what type of employees are on your job site and 7 tips for avoiding an OSHA audit.
It’s no secret that people like to be the biggest and the best. Companies and workers in the construction industry are no different. While areas like the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are building gigantic structures at an incredible rate to increase their tourism, the United States is again left behind, which has been a trend in the past couple decades.
Ready mix concrete has been used in construction projects since the first ready-mix factory was built in the 1930s. Since the 1980s, there has been a boom in construction and the use of ready-mix as a building material means that concrete plants have had to work hard to keep up with the ever increasing demand.
A recent study by Booz Allen Hamilton, prepared for the US Green Building Council, examined the overall impact of green building in 2015 and its projected impacts on the construction industry in future years. Its overall findings concluded that green building is growing at a pace much faster than conventional building and even predicts that it will account for one-third of all building in 2018, only a short 3 years away.
The construction industry is historically late to adopt technologies, but it seems, as of late, that there have been all kinds of amazing technological advances in the industry, making it inevitable that at least a few will stick. While some of these advances are still being tested and evolving, others are slowly starting to infiltrate job sites and make a huge impact, whether it’s labor cost savings, energy savings, time savings, or creates a more sustainable end product.
This infographic will get you up to speed on the most exciting developments in construction technology...