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New Year’s Resolutions for Commercial Contractors: Goals and Strategies for Growth

Commercial Construction

Fostering a collaborative culture among our team, from new hires to our most veteran staff, will continue to be a focus for Englewood in 2017. Happy New Year to all of our Hard Hat Chat readers! Earlier this month I was going through my post-holiday emails when I came across a Construction Dive article on 5 New Year’s Resolutions for Construction Pros in 2017. Promote a collaborative culture.

Orange County moves forward with energy infrastructure upgrades

Constructor Magazine

Years of financial constraints have led Orange County to issues with its HVAC systems and facilities. read more. Plumbing Contractor

Properties of Hardened Concrete with Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS)

The Constructor

The physical properties of Ground Granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) provides advantages to the concrete in fresh state as well as in its hardened. Concrete Concrete Properties Concrete Technology propertiesofconcrete

Funding Availability for Water and Wastewater Construction

PC Construction Blog

Do you have a water or wastewater construction project in the planning stage and need a little help to move on to construction? The EPA has good news for you! The Water Resources Reform and. All Our Industry Water & Wastewater Treatment

Find the Best 2017 Construction Software

Simplify your construction project management software evaluation process in one easy step!

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Nexstar Member Network welcomes new coaches Scott Brinkley and Shane Rau

Constructor Magazine

Angel Braaten hired as staff accountant. Nexstar Network is pleased to announce the hiring of two new coaches and a staff accountant. read more. Management

Contractors Are Self Motivated To Be Successful

Contractor Bookkeeping

A person makes the decision to become a contractor. It’s easy. Now you are the boss; no one to tell you what to do, how to do it when to do it. Yes – It’s easy. It’s Morning, Are you ready? New Contractors Contractor Chat

Types of Cracks in Prestressed Concrete Beams with Openings and its Control

The Constructor

There are five types of cracks that may develop in prestressed concrete beams with openings. These crack types and method of controlling those cracks. Concrete Prestressed Concrete Concrete Technology

Multifamily sector expected to stay strong in 2017


After another year when the growth in multifamily housing exceeded expectations, apartment demand and property values could keep rolling through 2017. The forces that have produced the best multifamily market in recent memory remain largely in place,” says John Affleck, apartment research strategist for CoStar Group

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Keeping Your Construction Technology Up to Date

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

Euro Contractor Giant BESIX Taps Banker as New CEO

ENR Construction

ING Belgium chief, with long links to BESIX, succeeds Johann Beerlandt in March

Viega promotes Scott Rea to Regional Sales Manager for Pacific Northwest

Constructor Magazine

Viega expands sales strategy to increase presence in key industries. Viega LLC announces the promotion of Scott Rea to regional sales manager, responsible for the Pacific Northwest region. read more. Management

Atlas Copco AB to Sell Off Dynapac Brand

Construction Equipment

Atlas Copco AB announced yesterday it plans to divest its Road Construction Equipment division.  The road construction equipment division is marketed to 37 countries under the Dynapac brand and includes heavy rollers for asphalt and soil applications, planers, and pavers. Manufacturing facilities are in Sweden, Germany, Brazil, India and China and employ 1,265 workers

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Highly Reactive Metakaolin Concrete – Properties and Applications

The Constructor

The reactivity of metakaolin is based on chemical composition and reactive surface. Highly reactive metakaolin has become available as a considerably. Concrete Concrete Properties Concrete Types Concrete Technology

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The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

JFK Airport set for $10 billion renovation


Plans to improve JFK International Airport and the surrounding roads and rail system were recently announced by Gov. Cuomo. And these plans don’t just call for fixing some drywall or filling a pothole here and there, either, they seek to completely transform and update the international transportation hub

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Chao Hearing Gives a Peek at Trump Infrastructure Plan

ENR Construction

Construction industry officials hungering for details about President-elect Donald Trump’s $1-trillion infrastructure proposal have gleaned some hints about the plan from Elaine Chao, Trump’s nominee to lead the Dept. of Transportation

The KBIS 2017 wrap-up

Constructor Magazine

Yet another KBIS is in the books! Here's a final gallery of award-winners, special events and innovative products from the show, and from the co-located International Builders Show. read more.

Learn How To Completely Revolutionize Your Revit Presentation Capability In This Enscape Review

What Revit Wants

Every now and then, you come across a software product that makes complete and absolute sense. As a Revit professional, I have spent a lot of time learning how to use Revit: how to play by the rules, and also when to bend them. With all my Revit experience, I recognise that there are some things that just don't quite work perfectly in Revit. Want to change the color of the walls? Then, press Start.

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.

Fresh Concrete Properties with Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag

The Constructor

The influence of ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) on the characteristics of fresh concrete will let us know more about the working of. Concrete Concrete Properties Concrete Technology propertiesofconcrete

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73% of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2017


Survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate show 73% of the nearly 1,300 construction firms polled plan to expand their payrolls in 2017. Most firms will only see modest expansions, though, as 66% reported their planned hiring will increase total headcount between 1% and 25%. 6% of firms reported they plan on increasing their headcount more than 25% this year

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WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff Will Be Just WSP in May

ENR Construction

"Being WSP will allow us to focus on our shared future," says parent's UK-based CEO Mark Naysmith

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Fujitsu General America names Andrew Armstrong Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Constructor Magazine

Fujitsu General America, Inc., based in Fairfield, NJ, has announced the hiring of Andrew (Andy) Armstrong as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. read more. Management

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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

How Employee-Owned (ESOP) Companies Deliver More Efficient and Reliable Results

Wolgast Corporation Blog

Companies that offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for their staff members provide an opportunity for their workforce to have a vested interest in their success. By virtue this creates a long-term incentive for employees to stay with the company and an eagerness to make the company even more successful. For clients, this means that they will benefit from experienced, skilled employee-owners working on their project. Relationships and repeat business become a goal for every staff member on every level, not just the management or sales teams.

Types and Causes of Movements in Masonry Buildings

The Constructor

Movements in masonry buildings are deformations caused to it due to various reasons. Types and causes of such movements in masonry buildings is. Building Technology Construction Masonry Construction Buildings masonry

Oscar Niemeyer-designed Hotel Nacional reopens as five-star hotel over 20 years after shuttering


In 1995 the 33-story Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janeiro ran into financial troubles, went bust, and closed its doors. The building, designed by the famed Brazilian modernist Oscar Niemeyer, sat in its derelict state until 2009 when, as reports, a group led by Marcelo Limirio Gonçalves purchased the tower for approximately $25 million

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Pulse: Project News for the Week of Jan. 23, 2017

ENR Construction

Entergy Arkansas is planning to construct a substation on an 80-acre site two and a half miles southeast of Jonesboro

The Extinction of Paper-Based Construction Specs

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

Skilled Labor Fund launches at Design and Construction Week

Constructor Magazine

Fund seeks $5 million to fund trade school scholarships, alleviate industry labor shortage, and build a stronger future for the housing industry. The Skilled Labor Fund announced its formation at a press conference held today at Design and Construction Week, along with a request for funds to support its goal. read more. Training Opportunities

Working to Reduce Risk in Your Company

Construction Business Owner

Currently, the construction insurance marketplace, excluding health insurance, proves to be a favorable environment for the insurance buyer. According to industry experts at risk management and commercial insurance brokerage firm Cavignac & Associates, in 2017, most business owners will be able to negotiate flat rates and some businesses may even see rate reductions

Amazon Patents Autonomous Vehicle Lane-Changing Technology

Construction Equipment

Amazon was issued a patent yesterday for technology that will wirelessly help autonomous vehicles negotiate changing lanes and maneuver in traffic