Questions tagged [construction-management]

This tag should be used for questions regarding work, material and equipment schedules, cash flow and cost analysis in projects, critical path methods, and other subjects regarding the flow of work, time, and money in construction. This is similar to project management.

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Waste Foundry Sand as an aggregate for concrete mixes. I have a question regarding grain diameter and it's possible applications

I'm working on a project with a company that uses sand casts during moulding processes and they provided us with samples of the sand they use before it's involved in the procedure and afterwards (...
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Tower crane with lift (elevator)

Near my apartment is a building site with a tower crane; great fun to watch of course. This crane seems to have a lift / elevator / vertical-people-transporter (arrowed in the picture). As far as I ...
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What degree of open span/narrow support can rigid PIR thermal insulating foam sustain under the short term load of setting concrete?

I've found data related to the deformation and shear performance of typical PIR (polyisocyanurate) foams such as Celotex/Kingspan, but I'm not sure how to use these figures in my own situation. I am ...
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Deflection of Acrylic Shelf

I am installing an acrylic shelf, 75-1/4" L x 10" W x 1-1/2" deep. It is fixed to the wall at the short ends. Should I be worried about deflection in the center of the shelf when weight is added? Is ...
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What practical solutions exist to implement BIM naming conventions?

I work for a medium-sized civil engineering firm (about 200 employees) that is trying to improve its BIM capabilities. Specifically, it would like to improve data sharing data become compliant with ...
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How to specify plumbing fixtures so models are not immediately out of date

Rock-solid guide specifications are the ultimate pipe-dream of consulting engineers because they minimize the amount of time that needs to be repeatedly spent on the minutiae of tiny details from ...
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Will screed on plywood do instead of beam and block, to replace a floor?

I'm gutting and redoing an older house (early 20th C, ordinary suburban terrace house, London UK). I'd planned beam and (dense) block for the upstairs structural floor, for a few reasons, and already ...
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