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Ground Broken for Richland Creek Reservoir and Water Treatment Plant

PC Construction Blog

More than 130 people gathered at the Richland Creek Reservoir Water Supply site on Tuesday to celebrate the start of construction for the first water treatment facility in Paulding County, Georgia. There was a buzz. All Integrated Delivery Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment CMAR Preconstruction

CLT for Enduring Green Construction Infrastructure

Jetson Green

A rendering of architect Shigeru Ban’s Terrace House. The hybrid residential building will be made of cross-laminated timber, concrete and steel. Source: PortLiving. History’s timeline of structural innovations – from ancient Roman aqueducts to cathedrals with soaring rooflines, castles to neighborhoods of mass-manufactured buildings – reads like a primer of Buildings 101. Smartlam. Smartlam.

Dept. of Energy forecasts big jump in LED use, resulting energy savings


The U.S. Department of Energy’s latest “ Energy Savings Forecast of Solid-State Lighting in General Illumination Applications ” report predicts that LED lighting sales will grow rapidly through the remainder of the decade and beyond

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House Passes $9B Water-Resources Measure

ENR Construction

House bill includes amendment providing $170 million to fix Flint, Mich., drinking water system

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Home Insulated With Pumice Stone

Jetson Green

Advancements in technology and science have revolutionized architecture and construction, but often to the detriment of traditional building methods. Over the ages, cultures around the world developed construction methods that best fit the climate they live in, and perhaps it is time to go back to the basics. The home features a living room, kitchen, dining area, bedroom, bathroom and office.

Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

Working with a client on a design-assist or design-build basis, as Englewood Construction is with the reimagining of Stratford Square Mall, allows the commercial contractor to provide valuable input during the initial planning stages. Design-assist is a bit of a hybrid of the design-build process. It also could be a client that is especially protective of its brand standards. Chuck Taylor.

New COO for CB&I as Trial Date Looms in Westinghouse Nuke Deal Dispute

ENR Construction

Duane L. Kenagy, a former senior vice president of design firm Moffat & Nichol, will become interim CEO of the Port of Long Beach, Calif., as of Oct.

Finalcad raises €20m Series B funding

Extranet Evolution

Showing once again that there is a lot of investor interest in mobile-oriented construction collaboration platforms, Paris-based Finalcad has announced that is has secured €20m (US$22.4m or £17.25m) Series B funding to help finance its international development ambitions. This latest funding round was led by existing investor Serena Capital, alongside Caphorn Invest and Aster Capital.


Keeping Your Construction Technology Up to Date

Why 2016 is the year to retire your old project management system.

Private Developer Announces Plans for $900M Power Plant in Ohio

Construction Equipment

EmberClear Corp. has announced plans for a new $900 million natural gas-fired electric power generation plant in Ohio

Top Takeaways From the 2016 Social Media Summit

Construction Marketing Blog

On Thursday, the Construction Marketing Association presented the 2016 Social Media Summit, a webcast that focused on the biggest social media marketing trends in the construction industry. Host Neil Brown, CMA Chairman presented a Social Media Top Ten List and results from our national survey. CMA will post survey results next week. Construct Marketing (@ConstructMarket) September 22, 2016.

You Must Register your LEED v2009 project by Halloween

Green Building Law Update

Halloween activities often include carving pumpkins into jack o lanterns and trick or treating in costume, and this year on All Hallows’ Eve you should be registering your LEED project. The end is near. October 31, 2016 is the last day to register a LEED version 2009 project. Registration will close on that date and thereafter GBCI will only accept applications for projects pursuing LEED v4.

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September 2016 newsletter – The key to a strong safety culture

FDR Safety

The key to a strong safety culture: positive employee attitudes. Improve safety performance with Attitude-Based Safety Culture Training. Join Our Mailing List. The key to a strong safety culture: positive employee attitudes. By Fred Rine. There are many drivers of a strong workplace safety culture, but perhaps the most important is employee attitudes: if employees want to be safe, rather than merely feeling they have to, they are far more likely to make the right decision about a potentially unsafe action. What exactly does “want to” mean? The same goes in the workplace.

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How to Use Safety Signs So That They’re Effective


If you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers. Using safety signs is a very rapid and cheap way of alerting the public and your workers about hazards in certain areas or around particular machines. You can also get customized safety signs to tell people how to minimize the risks to their safety, as well as add-on signs explaining what to do if someone is injured. Where should these safety signs be used? Use images as well as words.

think project! targets Spain in JV with ProjectCenter

Extranet Evolution

Munich, Germany-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor think project! has established a joint venture with Madrid-based ProjectCenter to target customers in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. According According to a think project! news release , it will hold a majority stake in think project! Iberia. ProjectCenter back story. As previously described ( March 2013 post ), ProjectCenter started life in the late 1990s as one of a suite of products developed by Bricsnet, which eventually became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Spain’s Torimbia group in 2010. Today, think project!

Mr. Ethics - September 2016

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, My company regularly gives to a political action committee run by a construction association. The purpose of the PAC is to promote construction issues to our state legislature and governor. We always give in accord with the laws governing political contributions. The PAC association has asked us to host at our company facilities a political round table where construction industry and government elected officials will discuss construction issues in our state. The even would carry the PAC as the host and we are only supplying the location, food and drink. egards, Mr. Ethics

Tallest Wooden Tower in the World is Almost Complete

Jetson Green

Say what you will about wooden construction, it is sustainable. So it’s great that even large structures are now being built out of wood. One awesome example of this type of architecture is Brock Commons, a University of British Columbia student housing tower. It will rise to an impressive 174 ft (53 m) and will be the tallest wooden residential tower in the world once it is complete.


Stay Ahead of Risk and Avoid Construction Disasters

Most failures can be traced back to the designers' or builders' blatant disregard of codes or laws, but not every structural failure happens because of criminal negligence.

Forty students win $83,500 in scholarships through the PHCC Educational Foundation

Constructor Magazine

The PHCC Educational Foundation is proud to announce the winners of 2016 scholarships awarded through the Foundation. read more. Training Opportunities

Five Below To Expand, Relocate National HQ In Philadelphia

Business Facilities Blog

Five Below, a specialty value retailer catering to teens and pre-teens, will expand and relocate its national headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, a move that will create 154 new, high-wage jobs. “We knew from day one we wanted Five Below’s headquarters to be in Philadelphia,” said Joel Anderson, CEO of Five Below. The brand began its amazing legacy here and that’s where it will continue.

BuildBinder CIMS

Extranet Evolution

Watching the US Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration space, I recently discovered another startup – San Francisco, California-based BuildBinder – targeting the construction project management sector. Despite the similarity of names, I don’t think it has any connection to another Californian business, close-out documentation specialist Combinder, which I covered in April 2016 ; I have also written a few times about Australian QA Software’s Teambinder.). His brother Luis Núñez was another co-founder, alongside engineer Miguel de los Rios, in 2011.

Autonomous What?

Construction Equipment

 .  . Americans aren’t sure what self-driving cars are all about. Tim Higgins writes in that only 41 percent of those surveyed are familiar with the term 'autonomous vehicle'. Despite companies like Ford and Uber who are aggressively  testing the driverless vehicle market, Karl Brauer, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, says, "A lot of people think it's like Jetson's stuff


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Conferences, conventions and events: The virtues of travel to gather insights (and how you can reduce your costs)

Construction Marketing Ideas

I’m writing this column from a hotel room in Palo Alto, CA. In a few hours, our group of somewhat more than 50 people from around the US (with a few, like me, from Canada) will take shuttle buses to Google’s Mountain View headquarters for a day of meetings and events. The program’s details cannot […]. Associations Relationships and service

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Lochinvar launches 2016-2017 VIP Contractor program

Constructor Magazine

Lochinvar is making a number of refinements to its annual VIP Contractor Program that opens Oct. 1. read more. Marketing

The Mosaic Centre

SAB Magazine

The Mosaic ‘Family’ comprises several employee-owned companies whose stated purpose is to create role model organizations that effect positive social change through business.

A position is vacant for Structural Engineer in Brisbane

Construction Cost Estimating

The Company: Van der Meer Consulting, a multi-disciplinary Structural and Civil Consulting Engineering group with various office locations in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. This fast growing company is presently inviting application for an aptly qualified Structural Engineer for the office located in Brisbane. civil engineering Engineers Jobs RC Buildings structural engineering

The Extinction of Paper-Based Construction Specs

Pack up your things--we're movin' to the cloud.

Drones for Mining - 6 Takaways from MINExpo 2016

Construction Equipment

MINExpo is one of those tradeshows where attendees are constantly looking up and marveling at the sheer hugeness of the equipment displayed. This year's show, MINExpo 2016, provided Jeremiah Karpowicz, executive editor for Commercial UAV News , with an opportunity to find out how the mining industry views drone technology.

Concrete Mix Design Calculation for M15 Grade as per IS 10262-2009

The Constructor

Step by step concrete mix design calculations for M15 Grade concrete as per IS10262-2009. Read More at Concrete Mix Design Calculation for M15 Grade. Others

Construction unemployment rates improve in 48 states in August

Constructor Magazine

ABC Economics. August not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates improved in 48 states and the nation on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). read more. Management