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  1. Infographic: Connected Construction in the QA/QC Workflow

    Integrated technologies unite data flows across the entire construction ecosystem – from the plant to the project owner and every step in between.

  2. department of transportation highways cmt software

    How CMT Software Accelerates DOT Construction Timelines (+ Case Study Webinar)

    A lot has changed with DOT projects. The biggest change? Technology. One of the biggest areas of impact? Construction materials testing (CMT). Here’s how this technology – specifically CMT software – helps DOT Agencies boost productivity and meet construction timelines. For DOT Agencies looking for direction on where to invest their funding from the Infrastructure…

  3. The 30 Deadliest Structural Failures of All Time

    Throughout history, structural failures caused by faulty construction materials or heavy rains have led to building collapses, dam failures, bridges collapsing, and more, with some of the deadliest of these causing the deaths of hundreds or even thousands of people. The ForneyVault research team put together a list of 30 structural failures that have led…

  4. How to Make Concrete More Environmentally Friendly

    Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. It is a composite material consisting of cement, aggregate (usually sand and gravel), water, and admixtures. The concrete carbon footprint measures the number of greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted during the manufacture, transport, and use of concrete.  Unfortunately, concrete can have a significant carbon footprint,…

  5. Biocement and the Future of Concrete in Construction

    Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials in the world. It is used to make everything from small concrete blocks to expansive structural amendments that support a space’s integrity. However, there are a few common complaints that concrete can be a short-lived material with an extensive carbon footprint. To make concrete a…

  6. LIMS for small labs

    Choosing a LIMS for Small CMT Labs: A Practical Guide

    LIMS software is not just for large CMT labs. For smaller labs that direct engineering or construction consulting and materials testing, it’s important to find a solution that helps your lab efficiently conduct operations and maintain compliance. Discover everything you need to know about choosing a LIMS to support your laboratory.  A laboratory information management…

  7. concrete strength testing

    How Do You Test Concrete Strength? 

    Concrete is the most widely used building material. Ultimately, the durability and safety of every structure depends on a solid concrete foundation – which depends on being able to prove that the concrete has been properly tested, recorded and approved.   There are a number of steps that technicians need to take to test concrete strength…

  8. concrete testing

    What Equipment Is Used to Determine the Crushing Strength of Concrete? 

    The crushing strength of concrete – also known as compressive strength – is one of the most important measurements that tells construction projects a lot about the quality and safety of the material. Here’s what this means and what equipment you’ll need to test for it.  The crushing strength of concrete is the ability of…

  9. Construction works using CMT software

    What are the Types of Material Testing in Construction? 

    Rigorous material testing is required throughout the construction process in order to meet design specifications and timelines, validate asset performance and, ultimately, ensure safety.   From concrete, mortar and grout to metals, hydraulic cement and CLSM/flowable fill, there are several different construction materials that have to be tested during the project. Testing is necessary for a…

  10. construction worker onsite using CMT software mobile device

    Modern & Adaptable CMT Software: 5 FAQs

    Not all CMT software is created equal. Only the best CMT software can adapt to your lab’s unique needs and enhance accuracy, productivity and transparency. In this blog, we answer five common questions: What is CMT software and why is it important?What are the best CMT software features?What are the benefits of using modern CMT…