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PHOTOS: Tour John Deere world HQ; an engineering feat not unlike the company’s equipment

PHOTOS: Tour John Deere world HQ; an engineering feat...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 07, 2014

In 1958 Deere & Company's board of directors approving a radical and forward thinking design for it's new Administrative Center, ...

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

VIDEO: Crews pull half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge into place in record-breaking slide

VIDEO: Crews pull half-mile, 30 million-pound bridge...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 14, 2014

Construction crews have completed a record-breaking bridge slide over the Ohio River. At nearly a half-mile in length and weighing in ...

The Original Ice Road Truckers: 15th-century Chinese workers used frozen paths to move 100-ton stones

The Original Ice Road Truckers: 15th-century Chinese...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 19, 2013

Get the History channel on the phone because we've got a great idea for their next reality series. A new engineering ...

VIDEO: Press explodes 800-lb. concrete cylinder with sheer force

VIDEO: Press explodes 800-lb. concrete cylinder with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 04, 2013

At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign the engineering department has a pretty cool toy. It's a giant mechanical press that ...

GM’s FIRST Competition teaches kids to build, battle robots to build interest in STEM careers (VIDEO)

GM’s FIRST Competition teaches kids to build,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 23, 2013

What do you do with kids who think math and science are boring? Give them a pile of parts, some software ...

Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral is built to last a century

Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral is built to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 22, 2013

On February 22, 2011, a devastating earthquake hit Christchurch, New Zealand that left 185 people dead and many buildings badly ...

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that reduce swaying in skyscrapers during earthquakes

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 15, 2013

Two Japanese companies have developed giant pendulums they say, when installed atop a skyscraper, can shorten vibrations and reduce swaying ...

A 2014 GMC Sierra pickup undergoes testing in the GM Aerodynamics testing.

Don’t lower your tailgate: GM details aerodynamic...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2013

When you view the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra side-by-side with the 2013 models, one of the first things ...

Is there a limit to how tall we can build skyscrapers?

Is there a limit to how tall we can build skyscrapers?

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2013

The Atlantic Cities has posted an immensely interesting article on whether or not the constant desire within human beings to ...

Pittsburgh’s breathing building

Pittsburgh’s breathing building

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 06, 2012

With an eye on promoting the revitalization of downtown Pittsburgh as well as energy conservation and organizational productivity, the Tower ...

Competition, tech spur consolidation of construction, design firms

Competition, tech spur consolidation of construction,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 04, 2012

As a result of the long recession and the ability to collaborate more closely thanks to growing adoption of new ...

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