Renewable building materials continue their technological advances to harness as much of nature's energy as possible. Wind farms are an expanding market. Through the third quarter of 2017, the U.S. had about 84,944 megawatts of installed wind capacity, with another nearly 30,000 in development, according to the American Wind Energy Association. The segment has received more than $143 billion of investment in the past decade. Mortenson Construction is one leader in the renewables market.
National disaster-related costs made 2017 the most expensive year on record. Although most of those were hurricanes and wildfires, earthquakes are another natural disaster not to be overlooked. Research such as the University of Kansas tests help engineers and architects understand how to build more stable buildings in particularly high-risk areas. Work has begun on a Seattle skyscraper, which boasts the nation's first rebar-free concrete core.
As the industry continues to embrace technology, AI is finding more applications in construction. Last month NVIDIA and Komatsu joined forces to add drones and AI to the jobsite. NVIDIA's AI platform will take data from drones to give insight to equipment costs and will send real-time data about workers' interactions with each other, machinery and objects onsite. The technology could mime the systems vehicles use to prevent collisions.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".