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Human beings as part of the Internet of Things

Constructor Magazine

Ken Sinclair, Editor/Owner/Founder, Satisfaction and Productivity of corporate assets is an ongoing dynamic survey of human cognition that is creating new performance metrics from the data from our buildings. read more.

Deadline to Propose Changes to National Green Building Standard

Green Building Law Update

Development of the 2018 version of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now underway. The 2018 version of the NGBS will be the fourth iteration of this national residential standard. As part of that development process, individuals and groups have been invited to propose changes to the 2015 edition of the NGBS  submit proposed changes to the NGBS online  by March 1, 2017.

Contractors Want Better Results Without Changing Anything

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors Are Torn Between Over Or Under Managing Their Bookkeeping. Contractors want to maintain control without making any changes. Keep doing the same thing but expecting a different result.” Throwing the receipts in a shoebox (behind or under the seat in the truck) is the favorite way to deal with paperwork. Business Process Management For Contractors

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Toyota Building a Hydrogen Powered Utopia

Jetson Green

Toyota is a carmaker, but they are also one of the top providers of prefab homes in Japan. They have recently created their first hydrogen car called Mirai, and have now announced plans to build a community of hydrogen powered homes. To do so, they have obtained the rights to H2PIA from the Danish team who first came up with the concept of such a sustainable community.

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US Nuke Project Owners Prepare for Worst From Westinghouse

ENR Construction

Utilities cite surety bonds and hundreds of millions of dollars in letters of credit in backup plans

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High-Tech Greenhouse Creating 140 Jobs In Kentucky

Business Facilities Blog

Hydroponics startup AppHarvest will grow produce above ground with a $50 million investment in a reclaimed mine site in Eastern Kentucky's Pike County. Read High-Tech Greenhouse Creating 140 Jobs In Kentucky on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

A new survey finds education construction activity going strong this year


More than half of the school districts and colleges responding to a recent survey expect to initiate construction projects in 2017, the majority of which will be major renovations or modernizations.

Quality Control and Applications of Foam Concrete in Construction Works

The Constructor

Quality control of foam concrete is essential to obtain required properties of concrete mix. Applications of foamed concrete and its quality control. Concrete Special Concrete Concrete Technology special concrete

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AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Uponor booth

Constructor Magazine

Dave Yates meets with Aaron Stotco at the Uponor booth during AHR 2017. read more. Video AHR


Disappointment on an Olympian Scale After Rio 2016 Summer Games

ENR Construction

Touted as a way to deliver sustainable, badly needed amenities, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games instead is a sad monument to corruption and poor planning

The Skunk Works Idea

Construction Business Owner

“For more than 70 years, the Skunk Works has existed to create revolutionary aircraft and technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible (Lockheed Martin).” Area 51 has long been thought to be one of the most secretive places on the planet.

Take an architecture class taught by Frank Gehry


“You’d think I’d know when to quit,” an 87-year-old Frank Gehry says at the end of the MasterClass trailer announcing his foray into digitally streamed education. Not only has Gehry decided not to call it a career yet, but he is taking the extensive knowledge he has learned along the way and using it as the basis for 15+ video lessons about architecture

Stay Ahead of Risk and Avoid Construction Disasters

Strategic Construction Project Planning and Programming Criteria

The Constructor

Strategic construction project planning and programming all the activities carried out helps to shape the programming of its capital projects. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction Planning Construction Projects Planning

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2017 edition of ASSE 1016/ASME A112.1016/CSA B125.16 now available

Constructor Magazine

Performance requirements for automatic compensating valves for individual showers and tub/shower combinations. ASSE 1016-2017/ASME A112.1016-2017/CSA B125.16-17, Performance Requirements for Automatic Compensating Valves for Individual Showers and Tub/Shower Combinations, has been designated as an American National Standard by ANSI, and is now available for purchase. read more. Codes

Take a Tour of World Record Arch Dams

ENR Construction

Situated in narrow valleys, arch dams are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams


Continental, Cat Team up on Off-road Tires

Construction Equipment

Continental says it has signed an agreement with Caterpillar to equip Cat model series 770 to 775 off-road haulers with Continental RDT-Master tires in sizes 18.00R33, 21.00R33, and 24.00R35. The agreement also calls for the two companies to collaborate on designing new tires for two other Cat products: medium wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks

How Construction Professionals Can Break Free From the Iron Triangle

The future of hotel design: Human-centered


Benjamin Franklin once said there are only two things certain in life: death and taxes. Well, I’d like to add a third one: change. Change is inevitable and it impacts on everything, not least on the way we design. Over the past 60 years, we have seen a rise in consumer culture, individualism and globalisation. As a result, modern societies are becoming more complex and trickier to understand

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Ventilation in Tunnels -Types of Ventilation Systems in Tunnel Construction

The Constructor

There are various types of ventilation systems in tunnel construction provided to remove dust and poisonous gas during its construction and. Transportation Transportation Engineering Tunnelling

Initiatives to recruit women into the trades, manufacturing

Constructor Magazine

Thinking outside of the box. This issue is a nationwide problem that plumbing and HVACR contractors are facing, but they are not alone — even some of the industry manufacturers are facing the same problem. read more. Plumbing Contractor Registered User

Hell Canyon Bridge Demolition

ENR Construction

A look at what happened just after the old Hell Canyon bridge was brought down by congtrolled demolition


The Extinction of Paper-Based Construction Specs

Developers Apply to Build $4 Billion Theme Park in Arizona

Construction Equipment

The Block Sports Company, based in Orlando, Fla., has filed proposal documents to build a 1,500-acre amusement park and destination resort in Casa Grande, Ariz., 45 miles southeast of Phoenix at the intersection of I-8 and I-10

Transparency a key in Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library renovation


The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library opened in Washington, D.C. in 1972. The 37,000-sm building was originally designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and uses transparency and light as metaphors for freedom and knowledge

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Field Testing of Building Lime for Quality in Construction Works

The Constructor

Different types of field tests on building lime to check quality of lime to be used in mortar mix for construction works and their procedures is. Building Materials Building Technology Buildings

AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Viega booth

Constructor Magazine

Dave Yates talks to Viega's Jason McKinnon during AHR Expo 2017. read more. Video AHR


Failed Precast Concrete Span Sets Back $8-Billion Sydney Metro Job

ENR Construction

An independent report cites faulty stitching and grouting process

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Verizon Acquires Skyward Drone Operations Technology

Construction Equipment

Commercial drones are fast becoming powerful tools for the construction industry and the accompanying procedures and regulations required to legally fly them can be complex. Verizon's recent acquisition of the Skyward Company will help businesses simplify their commercial drone use by incorporating Skywards drone operations software and technology into Verizon's network and platforms

121 East 22nd Street will be the first OMA-designed residential building in NYC


The office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is about to see its very first residential building in New York City come to fruition with 121 East 22 nd Street. The 18-story, 133-unit tower is being designed by partner Shohei Shigematsu and will be equipped with luxury amenities and a contemporary aesthetic. Some residences will also have private outdoor space

Special Plastering Materials for Different Purposes Used in Building Construction

The Constructor

Different types of special plastering materials are used for various purposes in building construction for plastering of walls, columns and ceilings. Building Materials Building Technology Buildings Plaster