Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 project in Minnesota Enbridge starts construction on Line 3 project in Minnesota

Enbridge began construction on its Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement in Minnesota on Tuesday, a day after state regulators approved the final permit for the US$2.6-billion project amid legal challenges from local activist and Indigenous groups. Spokeswoman Juli Kellner said…

US Construction Spending Jumps 1.3% in October US construction spending jumps 1.3% in October

The Associated Press reports that U.S. construction spending jumped 1.3% in October, again on the strength of single-family home building. The October gain follows a downward revision in September to a 0.5% decline from a previous estimate of a 0.3% gain,…

Finning_Diversity Embracing Technology to Overcome the Labour Gap

Physical labor will always be at the core of the construction industry. But it’s not all about getting dirty, digging holes and working in remote locations anymore. That’s why changing the perspective of the younger generation is quickly becoming a top…

Airblade 9kJ Hand Dryer Dyson introduces the Airblade 9kJ hand dryer

Dyson is pleased to introduce the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer. With a completely unique design and cutting-edge technology, the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer enables people to dry their hands quickly and hygienically, while using low energy and offering an…

How autonomous robots are changing construction How autonomous robots are changing construction

There’s a lot of buzz around self-driving cars, but autonomous driving technology could revolutionize the construction industry first. That industry hasn’t changed much over the last several decades, according to some experts, making it an ideal candidate for automation. “The way…

10 Ways AI Is Improving Construction Site Security 10 ways AI is improving construction site security

AI and machine learning are reducing construction site accidents, theft, vandalism and hazardous operating conditions by analyzing 24/7 video feeds in real-time, gaining new predictive insights and contextual intelligence into threats. According to the National Equipment Register, construction theft losses often…

New eco-friendly, decomposing construction foam unveiled New eco-friendly, decomposing construction foam unveiled

Researchers have come up with a new, more eco-friendly and effective form of building insulation material. The new material was developed due to the shortcomings of the traditional polyurethane-based foam insulators. These traditional insulators harm the environment via the release of volatile compounds…