Thursday, April 2, 2020

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Fire floor test How fire causes office-building floors to collapse

Engineers and technicians at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) spent months meticulously recreating the long concrete floors supported by steel beams commonly found in high-rise office buildings, only to deliberately set the structures ablaze, destroying them in a…

Bird 100 Bird Construction marks 100 year legacy

Bird is proud to mark its centenary year of building Canada 100 years after commencing its first job on March 29, 1920. Hubert John Bird founded the company in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with two partners, after returning from World War I…

How essential is construction during the coronavirus pandemic How essential is construction during the coronavirus pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed life down for millions of Americans, but it hasn’t for Evan Adams, a specialty spots contractor based in Northern California. He currently has five in-progress construction projects, mostly installing school gymnasium floors, that are going full…

RunReady_Remote Asset Monitoring Remote Asset Monitoring providing guaranteed reliability

To ensure guaranteed uptime while providing continuous power for a 12 MW temporary power plant, Finning used Cat® Connect Remote Asset Monitoring, enabling real-time data collection and remote monitoring of site performance. With six XQ 2000 generators that powered the 12…