An overview of most Construction Physics posts, organized by topic.
Since there’s more interesting things happening in construction than I can cover in a weekly post (especially if I’m spending posts writing about things…
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Several people have asked me about a new NBER working paper that takes a look at construction productivity (a popular topic around here), “The Strange…
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Welcome to the Rise of Steel part II. We previously looked at the early stages of industrialization of iron and steelmaking, between roughly 1200 and…
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There's a new paper out exploring some of the chemical mechanisms at work in Roman concrete. As per usual, it’s triggered a round of enthusiastic…
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One of the defining characteristics of the modern world is the ubiquity of steel. Nearly every product of industrial civilization relies on steel…
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This is Part IV in a series comparing the construction of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. Part I covers the design and…
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This is Part III in a series comparing the construction of the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. Part I covers the design and…
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