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My Birthday

Help Everybody Everyday

Is it weird to wish myself a happy birthday? turn 42 on Tuesday, December 6th. The conversations with my kids have become outrageously cute. In particular, my son Logan seems to have a strong interest in what I do for a living. Logan: “Dad has the best work ever.”. Matt: “Really, why do you say that?”. Logan: “Because you go on adventures in the big city.”. Just one. Marketing 101

Different Types of Levels Used for Leveling in Surveying

The Constructor

There are various types of levels for leveling in surveying. The process of measuring vertical distances in surveying is called leveling. To perform. Surveying

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National movement needed to attract, educate skilled tradespeople

Constructor Magazine

Michael Copp, Executive Vice President, PHCC—National Association. Whether we are trying to make America "Stronger Together" or "Make America Great Again," there exists a national catastrophe that requires nothing short of a national cultural pivot. read more. Training Opportunities

Construction Oct. Spending Posts Monthly and Year-Over-Year Increases

ENR Construction

Census Bureau reports October spending up a slight 0.5% from September but rose 3.4% from October 2015

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The Art of the Deal

Business Facilities Blog

President-elect Trump blocks some layoffs in Indy with a lay-up of a negotiation. Read The Art of the Deal on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. China Economic Development Featured Indiana Industry News International Manufacturing Mexico Site Selection Taxes & Incentives The Editor's Blog USA - Great Lakes Business Incentives business retention Carrier Employment Indiana Economic Development Corporation President-elect Trump relocation Trump

TDIndustries ranked #9 on Fortune magazine’s “Best Workplaces for Latinos” list

Constructor Magazine

TDIndustries (TD) has announced that it has been named one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Latinos, by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. read more. Management

ENR New York Announces 2017 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

Agora Garden, a twisting, plant-filled tower in Taipei, will absorb 130 tons of carbon dioxide annually once completed

BD+C

A twisted tower is a dramatic addition to any skyline and doesn’t require much else to catch the eye of anyone whose sightline it may come into. But a new twisted tower from Vincent Callebaut Architectures will add a metaphorical twist on top of the literal 90-degree twist its recently topped out Agora Garden skyscraper already has. The new building will be packed with plants, vegetable gardens, and trees on each of its 22 floors, turning it into, what the architect calls, a vertical farm

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PERT in Construction Management – Advantages and Disadvantages

The Constructor

Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) is a project network analysis technique used to plan and control large construction projects. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction Scheduling Construction Projects

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Stagnant Construction Employment in 1/3 of Nation's Metro Areas

Construction Equipment

AGC reports that construction employment declined or was stagnant in one-third of metro areas between October 2015 and October 2016 amid diminishing public-sector investments in infrastructure and other civil works, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released Tuesday. Associated General Contractors officials said a new infrastructure proposal being crafted by the incoming Trump administration could, if structured properly, help add more construction jobs in many metro areas

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Xylem facilities, pumps ready for DOE compliance

Constructor Magazine

Bell & Gossett is nation’s only pump brand to meet efficiency requirements more than three years early. Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy. read more. Green Management Plumbing

Design & Construction Megatrends Revisited

ENR Construction

Louis Pasteur famously stated that "Chance favors only the prepared mind." When it comes to strategic marketing planning, how prepared is your mind? Understanding current and future trends is critical to developing strategy and setting direction for your firm

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Keeping Your Construction Technology Up to Date

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

The Edmonton Oilers new stadium and mixed-use venue is exceeding expectations

BD+C

Since Rogers Place, the city-owned, $480-million arena and home of the Edmonton Oilers, opened on Sept. 8, the HOK-designed building has been exceeding expectations, hosting more than 500,000 guests in just two months. The facility, which was not just designed as an NHL stadium, but as a “365-day-a-year destination,” has sold out each Edmonton Oilers game and provided the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings with their largest-ever attendance on a sold-out opening night

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Bamboo as a Building Material – its Uses and Advantages in Construction Works

The Constructor

Bamboo as a building material has high compressive strength and low weight. Bamboo as a building material has various uses and advantages in. Building Materials Building Technology Buildings

Construction Spending Revised Up to Seven Month High

Construction Equipment

The Commerce Department reported construction spending in the U.S. increased 0.5 percent in October to a seven-month high of $1.173 trillion, and up 3.4 percent from October 2015. Commerce also revised August and September figures. August showed a 0.5 percent gain instead of the previously reported 0.5 drop, and September spending was revised to show it unchanged instead of the earlier reported 0.4 percent decline. October's high reflects gains in home building and public outlays

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Jeannette Long of LIXIL speaks at United Nations’ World Toilet Day event on toilets and jobs

Constructor Magazine

In observance of the 15th annual World Toilet Day, Jeannette Long, vice president of marketing communications for LIXIL Americas, was invited to speak at a special “Toast to Toilets” event at the United Nations. read more. Industry Event News Toilets

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Construction Nov. Jobless Rate Flat With Oct., Down from 2015

ENR Construction

November 5.7% rate is even with October's and improved from November 2015's 6.2

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport creates a destination inside Terminal 3

BD+C

The first of a three-part phased modernization of Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport today opened its doors to the public.

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Types of Glass and its Engineering Properties for Use in Construction

The Constructor

There are various types of glass used in construction for different purposes. Engineering properties and uses of these glass is discussed in this. Building Materials Building Technology Buildings Glass

Nikola Unveils Fuel Cell-Electric Heavy Truck

Construction Equipment

Nikola Motor Co. unveiled its long-awaited fuel cell-electric, sleeper-cab tractor Thursday night to an enthusiastic audience in Salt Lake City, announced that Ryder System will sell and service it, and stated that a daycab version will expand its benefits to applications closer to construction.  Nikola One, the streamlined tractor, and Nikola Two, the daycab, promise high performance and fuel economy with low maintenance and zero emissions

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.

Integrated Facility Services celebrates 50th anniversary

Constructor Magazine

Integrated Facility Services (IFS), a full-service mechanical engineering firm and the eighth largest specialty subcontractor in Missouri, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. read more. Industry Event News

Dallas' Alcuin School Expansion Demands Patience and Vision

ENR Construction

It’s one thing to construct a new school on a wide-open greenfield site

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University of Chicago to open new education center in Hong Kong

BD+C

A new building for the University of Chicago is currently under construction on Mount Davis in Hong Kong that will establish a hub for education, research, and collaboration once completed

Strategic Marketing Underlies Sales Expansion

Green Industry Professionals

2016 Landscape Industry Hidden Gems discuss how they've sniffed out opportunities to sell their services to healthy markets

How Construction Professionals Can Break Free From the Iron Triangle

Use the Power of a Software Platform to Manage the Three Cornerstones of Project Management: Time, Cost, and Quality

Birmingham Workers To Receive High-Tech Job Training

Business Facilities Blog

The Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership will train young adults for 925 technology jobs, with the help of $6M in federal funding. Read Birmingham Workers To Receive High-Tech Job Training on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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The IoT future of building automation

Constructor Magazine

Ken Sinclair, Publisher, AutomatedBuildings.com. Future automation will be a full embrace of IoT; systems will be smarter, self learning, edgy, innovative, and sophisticated. IoT changes everything, embedding in our future the ability to hostel the people that fuel function, purpose, productivity, and innovation. read more.

New Zealand Assesses Damage From Latest Quake

ENR Construction

Crews are at work demolishing structure deemed to be at risk of collapse and engineers are assessing other compromised buildings nearby, including a car park and cinema complex

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