Category: Construction News

Record Concrete Pour to Happen in St. Petersburg

Concrete trucks numbering 650 will arrive in downtown St. Pete this evening to begin a 20-to-24-hour nonstop foundation pour for the future Residences complex located at 400 Central. To fulfill the demand, four regional concrete plants will continually fill the trucks. Vertical construction will begin after the concrete cures. When completed, the tower will stand […]

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Newer Building Codes Stood up to Hurricane Ian

It’s been a week since Hurricane Ian invaded the western Florida coastline and left behind terrible loss of life and destruction of property in its wake. Just north of Fort Myers is Punta Gorda, where the storm remained for quite some time with torrential rain and wind gusts well over 100 miles per hour. But […]

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Repairs to Sanibel Causeway Finished Early

When hurricane Ian invaded Florida late last month, one of the most reported areas of destruction was the Sanibel Causeway, a three-mile-long stretch of road that connects Sanibel Island to the Florida mainland. It consists of three individual bridge spans with two manmade causeway islands in between. The storm caused severe damage and even complete […]

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Drone Use in Construction on the Rise

Ease of use and relatively low cost have contributed to an increase of drone technology at construction sites during the last several years. Contractors utilize drones to fly over job sites and collect data in real time, which can be used with specialized software to create high quality 3D models for project collaboration. Drone footage […]

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3D Printed Houses Coming to Florida? Well, One for Now.

Most people are familiar with the technology of 3D printing. Design a product or object on a computer such as jewelry, toys, musical instruments, boats, guns, and even a heavy-duty crane hook. Once the design is complete it’s sent to a 3D printer, which works a lot like an inkjet printer. The difference is a […]

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Impressive Crane Lift at Tiffany’s in NYC

A post last month at International Cranes’ website tells the story of one crane lifting another to the top of the iconic Tiffany & Company on Fifth Avenue in midtown New York City. Dubbed a “monumental crane lift” by McClaren Engineering Group, a 500-ton Liebherr LTM 1500 all-terrain crane raised an LTM 1300 mobile crane […]

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PPVC's Successful Relationship with Tower Cranes

Prefabricated pre-finished volumetric construction, also known as PPVC, has become increasingly popular in modern construction methods for buildings of all sizes and heights. Many times the use of high capacity tower cranes is required to lift and position PPVC components into place for assembly. International Cranes and Specialized Transport Magazine recently outlined the working relationship […]

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Using Math to Calculate Heavy Haul Numbers

When it comes to the transporting of construction materials, debris from demolition or heavy equipment in general, being a whiz at math can give you an advantage. Safe hauling often includes the ability to make accurate calculations of cargo weight and size, or even camber angle of a trailer. Construction & Demolition Recycling Magazine ran […]

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South Florida Construction Continues Despite Covid-19 Threat

With the Covid-19 threat negatively affecting so many aspects of everyday life, how about some good news? According to a story at The Real Deal, the building industry is not stopping in South Florida, at least for now. The Real Deal reached out to Peter Dyga, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors. Dyga […]

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Building Skyward with Speed and Safety

The year 2019 was big for skyscraper construction worldwide, according to a recent column at International Construction Magazine. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recorded that 26 “supertall” buildings were completed last year, an increase of eight over 2018. A supertall building is categorized as standing 984 feet (300 meters) or higher. […]

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