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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.
Rob Mescolotto, founder and owner of Hospitality Construction Services, answers some questions about restaurant construction trends, the challenges of building them, and tells how his company differentiates itself in the busy hospitality sector. What restaurant design...
New information reveals that 90% of U.S. counties experience tornado watches, and that's causing some to say that it's time to build tornado resistant homes. In January, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes released updated National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
Restaurant construction trends for 2015 are focusing on history, simplicity and nature. Here are five that are figuring prominently this year. By Rodolfo Farber and Alfredo Jaime, of Jaime Partners Incorporating the Old with the New Keeping the historical elements of...
Building in the urban environment makes design a delicate balance of risk and opportunity. Explore this topic by listening to this podcast, or by reading it.read more
CI Podcast: Sustainable Community Investments, Plug and Play Cabling and an Early View on Third Quarter Earnings
Play The Podcast Podcast Transcript The idea of sustainable communities got a boost recently when a working group of major philanthropic and financial institutions, called Investors for Sustainable Communities, announced an effort to coordinate up to $150 million in...read more
Play The Podcast Full Transcript Welcome to the Construction Informer. This is the podcast for October 11, 2010 And boy do we have a lot of news today. News that you just can’t do without if you’re in construction. And it starts with a novel way to build a retaining...read more