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Simplify Your IoT Home
FetchitGo is your universal home device controller to interact with all the IoT devices and mobile services and keeps track of all your tasks and reminders.
A press of a button can turn on a smart light and start your coffee at the same time, and also add reminder for “out of milk” and taking medication. Through machine learning have IoT’s mirror the personality of the household to take away the pain of programming.
Skanska Delivers First Major US P3 Months Ahead of Schedule
Skanska, leading a joint venture of Skanska, Kiewit Construction and Weeks Marine (SKW Constructors), announced that it reached substantial completion of the new Midtown Tunnel, a key element of the Elizabeth River Tunnels project between Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA, four months ahead of schedule.
The project is using a public private partnership (P3) model for the finance, development, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a new two-lane tunnel adjacent to the existing Midtown Tunnel under the Elizabeth River. The 3,800 foot-long underwater vehicle tunnel is one of the few immersed-tube tunnels in the U.S., and is comprised of eleven 16,000-ton concrete elements.
The tubes were fabricated at Sparrows Point, MD, and towed 220 nautical miles down the Chesapeake Bay to the project site in Portsmouth, VA. They were then immersed and positioned – one element at a time – in a dredged trench nearly 100 feet at the bottom of the Elizabeth River and then connected together through a series of locking mechanisms and seals.
Natural lighting offers benefits to building occupants as well as to companies involved in residential and commercial construction. Find out what researchers say about natural lighting and see examples of the components you would use in a natural lighting installation.
Building owners are looking to greater customization in their bid to expand their brand influence and create buildings that extend their brand experience. Custom materials and non-standard paints are prominent in the exterior finish trends this year.
Get the start of the story on construction waste, quickly and easily with this infographic, and then dig deeper with the included links.
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