How Will IoT Change Electrical Safety?
Workers are exposed to numerous potential electrical hazards on a daily basis. Most commonly, electrical installation, repairs, testing of fixtures and equipment, inspection and maintenance activities put workers at risk. Of these workers, engineers, electricians and overhead line workers are most commonly exposed to these hazards — thus they are most likely to experience electrocution if proper precautions are not followed.
Picture this: Radar and LIDAR on the jobsite
Autonomous vehicles are developing quickly because of the economic gains they can generate. The construction industry is taking advantage of this progress, and is also moving closer to widespread self-driving construction vehicles.
The Big Benefits of 3D Tool and Dye Printing
To make one requires many — at least in traditional tool and dye printing. The process of making tools is difficult. It’s expensive and often tedious because of the complex part requirements. Sometimes, multiple intricate parts are required to make a single tool.
100 Years of Hard Hats
When World War I came to a close, E.W. Bullard returned to the United States with very few possessions but a steel helmet. Upon his arrival home, he presented this headwear to his father, the owner of E.D. Bullard Company, as an alternative to the leather safety hats they manufactured. From there, the modern hard hat was born.
International Women's Day
Today, March 8, 2019, is International Women’s Day. The global holiday was created to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme, #BalanceForBetter, focuses on accelerating a gender-balanced workforce to enhance businesses and the world.
Celebrate Women in Construction Week
This week, March 3 to 9, 2019, is Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The week, hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), is designed to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry, raise awareness of the opportunities available for women and emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. In honor of WIC Week, check out these ways to celebrate and show awareness.
How Will Phase Change Materials Affect the Future of Concrete?
Winter is upon us, and in many parts of the United States, this means significant amounts of snow and ice. Winter weather conditions can wreak havoc on roadways — especially when they can’t be plowed in a timely manner. But, what if that could change? With phase change materials, roads may soon be able to clear themselves.