Three-quarters of building owners and contractors have experienced a dispute or claim in the last three years, and nine in 10 say increased collaboration can be used to mitigate future risk, according to Managing Risk in the Construction Industry, a new SmartMarket Report from Dodge Data & Analytics.
Masonry’s strength and ability to withstand severe weather and fire are helping to meet new demands for climate-resistant building materials. Moreover, concrete masonry’s (CMU) thermal mass benefits can reduce energy bills and improve thermal comfort in buildings.
For most architects today, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the elephant in the room. We know BIM and Revit take the efficiencies of CAD drawings and launch them into a near seamless technological integration of the entire design/build process that will ultimately change the way every architect works.
This is the first in a series of articles in which we have asked contributors to tell us about their typical workday. We wanted to provide some insight into how our colleagues (and even some future colleagues) go about their day in the hope that it may inspire others, or alter their routines for the better. So first up, meet Tony DiBucci: