Urban Waterways Week Q&A: Bill Wenk on reworking the LA River

Urban Waterways Week Q&A: Bill Wenk on reworking the LA River

Landscape architect Bill Wenk explains his firm Wenk Associates' work on the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan and discusses the complexities of urban waterway redevelopment.

Alum buys Forest City's modular assets

Alum buys Forest City's modular assets

Modular Man. Attendees at BuiltWorlds' first CEO Summit last spring will remember the author's one-on-one interview with Roger Krulak, the builder behind Brooklyn's record-setting B2 modular tower. Now, Krulak has made the methodology his own. 

Chernobyl caps toxic site, 30 years later

Chernobyl caps toxic site, 30 years later

For those who recall the terrifying news of a Ukrainian nuclear accident that shook the world in 1986, the scene this week of successful global cooperation there would have been impossible to imagine. See for yourself, though, with these two time-lapse videos. 

A look at foreign labor in construction

A look at foreign labor in construction

Between President-elect Donald Trump's stance on immigration and the United Kingdom currently determining the status of free movement post-Brexit, many have been left wondering what will happen to foreign labor in the two regions -- especially within construction. 

BuiltWorlds' Construction Gift Guide — Holiday 2017

BuiltWorlds' Construction Gift Guide — Holiday 2017

The gift giving season is upon us, and BuiltWorlds is here to help. Check out this year's gift guide for our top picks and the coolest gifts to give the construction professional in your life. (Or treat yourself!)

Hyperloop pods revealed for Dubai debut

Hyperloop pods revealed for Dubai debut

BIG boost. Determined to lead in global engineering, tiny Dubai said this month that it will build the world's first functioning hyperloop transport system, aiming for speeds of 700 mph. The high-powered team now includes Danish disruptor Bjarke Ingels.

Give Thanks! 5 Reasons To Love the AEC

Give Thanks! 5 Reasons To Love the AEC

'Tis the season for taking stock. This long holiday weekend is the perfect time to step back and give thanks for the exhilarating days in which we live and the vibrant industry that puts a bounce in our a step. Here's one case why the AEC is still the place to be.

Flint thankful for $119M in U.S. cleanup aid

Flint thankful for $119M in U.S. cleanup aid

Happier Thanksgiving. Residents in lead-tainted Flint MI have had a horrible 2016, but the ongoing environmental disaster there appears to be ending the year on a hopeful note. Federal funds announced last week should help locals to improve water safety. 

Epic comeback for delayed Seattle tunnel

Epic comeback for delayed Seattle tunnel

A machine called Bertha. After two years on the sidelines, a repaired tunnel boring machine is back in business under Seattle, jumpstarting a needed, $1.35-billion infrastructure project that will make the city both seismically safer and easier to navigate. Dig in.

7 Big Bets from AU in Las Vegas

7 Big Bets from AU in Las Vegas

Walking through waves of multilingual conversations at Autodesk University this week, our own Rob McManamy was reminded of the mythic Tower of Babel. Only now, technology has become the universal translator that can make our humble dreams possible. 

EXCLUSIVE: Autodesk CEO's letter to employees on 2016 election

EXCLUSIVE: Autodesk CEO's letter to employees on 2016 election

Post-election pep talk: Autodesk CEO Carl Bass watched the U.S. Presidential Election in disbelief from Lisbon, Portugal last week. Within 36 hours of its shocking outcome, he sent this letter to all 9,000-plus Autodesk employees worldwide to allay any concerns.

Strong 'Year in Infrastructure' for BIM, China

Strong 'Year in Infrastructure' for BIM, China

Bentley Systems may call Pennsylvania home, but the firm no doubt was thrilled earlier this month to escape the swing-state U.S. election madness to host its annual 'Year in Infrastructure' event in London. Read on to see who won the 2016 'Be Inspired' awards.

Veteran's Day Q&A: Anvil CEO H.T. Tran speaks

Veteran's Day Q&A: Anvil CEO H.T. Tran speaks

Veteran mentor. It was just 18 months ago that former Army Sgt. HT Tran burst onto the national scene as winner of ENR's 50th Annual Award of Excellence for "his tenacity and courage." Today, he is still inspiring others. Read on to see how and why. 

Improving the RFI process

Improving the RFI process

Construction productivity has declined in some markets, and the RFI process is a major opportunity for efficiency. How can we leverage technology to improve turnaround time and improve project coordination? Dave Wagner from Newforma shares.

EXCLUSIVE: BuildingConnected wins $7M in new VC funds

EXCLUSIVE: BuildingConnected wins $7M in new VC funds

It's about time! That phrase is much more than a marketing pitch at BuildingConnected this month. Last week, the firm's founder Dustin DeVan dropped by BuiltWorlds to film a new segment of our BW Venture series. He brought along some big news.

Regulation alone doesn't solve material-reuse market's issues

Regulation alone doesn't solve material-reuse market's issues

Laws such as Cook County's Demolition Debris Diversion Ordinance help create building-reuse markets, but increased demand is needed for those markets to become lucrative

Cat ratchets up tech tools amid big changes

Cat ratchets up tech tools amid big changes

It's been a disruptive fall for equipment giant Caterpillar Inc. Despite the latest routine challenges, the multinational manufacturer is going all in on tech. Last week in Peoria, Cat rolled out its latest slate of advances for AR, VR, and jobsite communications.

EXCLUSIVE: Caterpillar's remote augmented reality lifeline

EXCLUSIVE: Caterpillar's remote augmented reality lifeline

Remember the buddy system? Caterpillar does. And the equipment giant recently hired a Canadian expert in augmented reality to help it develop a remote, interactive app being unveiled today in Peoria IL. Two weeks ago, BW got an exclusive sneak peak.

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