7 Ways Your Construction Project Can Go South | ALICE Technologies

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Construction project delays are both frustrating and costly – but they’re also incredibly common. So common, in fact, that GCs no longer ask if a project will veer off-schedule or off-budget,  they ask by how much?

The bigger the project, the harder the fall.

Large-scale construction and infrastructure projects involve complex scheduling, with many interdependent tasks and moving parts. The larger and more complex the project, the higher the risk of construction delays and mishaps.

In fact, a project that exceeds its timeline or budget is more common than a

Traffic Monitoring and Analysis

Smart cities need smart technology along with smart ways to adopt that technology. With the increasing number of vehicles needed for everyday work and transportation, with personal transportation such as motorcycles, bicycles, scooters, and their electric equivalents, and the normal walking crowds in downtown areas, traffic monitoring and analysis is a major component of smart cities.

The most recent road safety report from the WHO (World Health Organization) notes that annual road traffic deaths have grown to 1.35 million—and is now the leading cause of death globally for individuals between the ages of 5 and 29. A disproportionate number of these fatalities

Cherry Picking

They are known by many names: AWP (aerial work platform), aerial device, EWP (elevating work platform), bucket truck, or MEWP (mobile elevating work platform). Perhaps the most common term, however, is cherry picker. These are mechanical devices used to provide temporary access for people or equipment to inaccessible areas, usually at height. They usually have a boom and basket arrangement to bring people and material to high work areas such as the hub of a wind turbine.

The AWP truck is witnessing a high demand due to the increase in new construction. Aerial lifts, especially boom lifts, are widely used for constructing high-rise buildings.

Coast Guard Upgrades at Point Magu

While the civilian segment awaits the promised infrastructure bill in Congress to pass, the Pentagon goes ahead with planned construction on domestic military bases. As a case in point, a permanent new air station in Southern California at Point Mugu Naval Base Ventura will include a $53 million Coast Guard Air Station. The air station will include a 43,045-sq.ft. hangar facility with four bays, shops, and storage for MH65T and MH60J helicopters, as well as a 12,183-sq.ft administration building.

Woolpert designed the air station and provided associated utilities, site improvements and sanitary sewer modifications. The firm also conducted bridge engineering

Bluetooth Asset Tracking and Accounting

The jobsite is cluttered with equipment during a build. Tools, hand and power, are everywhere. Cables, hoses, pipes, and tiedowns litter the site. Then the question can be heard, “Where’s my…?” Finding the missing tool can be a challenge or a minor annoyance depending on how you handle inventory and tracking.

DEWALT offers one answer. The Tool Connect System is designed to seamlessly track, assign, and manage jobsite inventory to optimize productivity, saving time and budget. The Tool Connect Chip (DCE042), a Bluetooth beacon add-on, that allows tools to easily and wirelessly work with the Tool Connect System adds tracking

Seasonal Weight Limits and Construction

With the seasons changing from winter and spring to summer, temperatures and weather are causing their usual, if sometimes increased, complications for construction. The spring thaw in the northern states is often a damaging event for roads, resulting in surfaces being undermined and potholes to be gigantic. States like Minnesota are used to these affects and enact rules to mitigate some of the damage.

One of these is load-limited travel on certain roads in the seasonal change. Minnesota gives the commissioner of transportation the lead for setting the dates when weight limits go into effect. During that period, the weight

Bonding Efficiency of Crack Fillers

Rapid repair of cracks is the main task of crack fillers. However, only with the proper evaluation method can this be successfully implemented.

Cracks are a constant occurrence in construction. Whether on exterior walls or concrete structures, they appear sooner or later, albeit in different forms. Treating crack-damaged systems is at the forefront of every responsible plant operator’s mind. It is essential to determine whether these are of a structural or non-structural nature.

The former usually occurs on plastered facades and are immediately visually noticeable. For the renovator, the question then arises as to whether a classic crack sealing is