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AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Samsung booth

Constructor Magazine

Dave Yates talks to Brian Ehlers at the Samsung booth during AHR Expo 2017. read more. Video AHR

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Data Mining Gains More Cachet in Construction Sector

ENR Construction

Firms, IT vendors and professionals seek buried treasure in volumes of big data for infrastructure projects

Mini-splits: residential takeover

Constructor Magazine

Your customers are requesting the most-efficient technology available that will allow them to save on utility bills. You need to find a solution to retain and grow your business. read more. Green Technology

State of the Year: Texas

Business Facilities Blog

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth. Read State of the Year: Texas on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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Purdue’s ReNEWW House is net-zero defined

Constructor Magazine

Engineers installed an instrumentation system that monitors key data and employs data collected to help develop next-generation, high-efficiency appliances in conjunction with Purdue University. read more. Geothermal Residential Plumbing Registered User

Bjarke Ingels Group wins competition to design S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory

BD+C

Bjarke Ingels Group’s proposal for a new 17,500-sm building for the S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory has been selected by the Italian water company as the winner of its invited competition and will be moving forward with construction. MVRDV was the other finalist for the competition curated by Studio Molinari in October 2016

Recycled Aggregates from Construction Demolition Wastes -Types, Classification and Uses

The Constructor

The usage of construction and demolition wastes as an aggregate for the manufacture of concrete is considered in new research studies. The usage of. Concrete Construction Concrete Technology

2017 Mountain States Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

This year's winners of the Top Young Professionals contest represent the diversity of leadership across the regional industry

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Vortex Crane Simulator To Help Train NYC Operators

Construction Equipment

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, today announced that New York-based IUOE Local 14, the organization responsible for all crane operations in New York City, has selected a Vortex simulator, along with crawler crane and rough terrain crane training modules, for its training center. Organizations that use Vortex simulators enjoy a number of training benefits, ranging from cost savings, to training flexibility, to safety. “It’s definitely safer,” said Tom Gordon, Local 14’s co-director of apprenticeship training

Morphosis redesigns Swiss hotel rooms as custom ‘aesthetic experiences’

BD+C

A 20-sm hotel room does not provide the biggest canvas to try and create a unique and luxurious experience for guests, but that is all the space Morphosis had when redesigning a series of rooms for the House of Architects at 7132 Hotel in Vals, Switzerland

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Construct-Ed Answers To Questions That Keep Contractors Awake At Night

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Jeremiah Rizzo Cofounder Of Construct-Ed. Jeremiah was interviewed for the Contractors Success M.A.P. Podcast and was very generous with his time and provided some extremely valuable insights for how you can find answers to specific pain points you have in running and growing a fun and profitable construction company. What is Construct-Ed? And why should you care? Construct-Ed is an online learning site where Pros in the industry can go to learn how to grow their business, skills, and knowledge from other experienced Pros. Why does that matter to you?

MidAtlantic Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

Top young professionals from across the region represent a diversity of specialties within the AEC industry

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Video: NYC Comptroller Stings Cheating Contractor, Fines $3.2 Million

Construction Equipment

 . K.S. Contracting Corporation, based in Parsippany, New Jersey, and owned by Paresh Shah, is accused of cheating dozens of immigrant works out of $1.7 million in unpaid wages and benefits under the New York State Labor Law

Taco presents the Dan Holohan Comfort Award at AHR 2017

Constructor Magazine

Taco Comfort Solutions is proud to announce Robert Bean as the 2017 recipient of the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award. read more.

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Putting workers first should be every employer’s priority

BD+C

The ubiquitous open office layout is “about to get a major makeover” that will emphasize coworking, personal development, and a reimaging of the workplace—including the role of the built environment and technology—with an eye toward putting workers first

Open Book JOC – When a JOC is not a JOC

Building Information Management

“Open Book JOC” is a term that has been floating around for a bit, and is a procurement mechanism that appears exclusive to the State of Arizona.    The fact of the matter is, Open Book JOC is a classic oxymoron, or a best a fabricated term. JOC, by its very definition uses a line item unit price book, UPB. Open Book JOC, should not be called JOC at all. Mutual Respect & Trust.

How Construction Professionals Can Break Free From the Iron Triangle

10.5 Business Development Tools for Seller-Doers: The Other Half

ENR Construction

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Red River FM Flood Diversion Project Begins

Construction Equipment

Despite not having all permits required for the work, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is starting work this week on the first leg of the controversial $2.1 billion Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion project. According to Corps spokesperson Shannan Bauer, Ames Construction of Burnsville, Minnesota was performing pre-construction studies near Horace, North Dakota yesterday

AHR 2017: Dave Yates visits the Grundfos booth

Constructor Magazine

Dave Yates visits the Grundfos booth during AHR 2017 to talk with Matt Baker. read more. Video AHR

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How thought leadership marketing can generate referrals for your firm

BD+C

Is your architecture, engineering, or construction firm interested in selling its services? Or is it looking to solve clients’ biggest problems? If you answered the latter, then you understand that knowing your clients’ perspective is critical in building a reputation that generates referrals. In fact, our research indicates that a significant number of referrals are driven by a company’s general reputation. And arguably the most effective way to boost your reputation is through thought leadership marketing

The Extinction of Paper-Based Construction Specs

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Business Facilities Blog

The Volunteer State’s leadership position in our automotive rankings keeps getting stronger, as GM doubles down on its investment in Spring Hill, TN. Read Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Automotive Awards & Rankings Featured Magazine Highlights Tennessee BF-Jan/Feb-2017 Capital Investment Economic Development Economic Development Deal of the Year Employment Expansion General Motors GM Silver Spring Hill Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development TVA

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Engineering Gets IMAX Big-Screen Boost in New Film

ENR Construction

More than 200 New York City students donned 3D glasses for “DREAM BIG: Engineering Our World,” that will air in theatres across the U.S. to promote engineering careers

Update: Oroville Dam Spillway Expected to Fail

Construction Equipment

“This is NOT a drill.” That is the emergency alert about 188,000 residents from Butte County and areas to the south along the Feather River near Oroville, Calif., received when they were ordered to evacuate Sunday night. hole in the main spillway measuring 250 feet long by 170 feet wide and 50 feet deep emerged last week. At that time officials said the spillway was secure but around 3 p.m.

AHR 2017: Dave Yates at the Navien booth

Constructor Magazine

In this video from AHR 2017, Dave Yates interviews Brian L. Fenske, Specialty Channel Sales Manager for Navien, North America. read more. Video AHR

Denver’s ‘smart neighborhood’ will be packed with futuristic technology

BD+C

A 400-acre site on the outskirts of Denver will be home to a mixed-use neighborhood heralded as one of the most innovative neighborhoods in development in the United States. Peña Station Next will act as a test lab for a multitude of new technology including transparent TVs, advancements in smart kitchen technology, and an intelligent bus stop with self-driving buses. Panasonic is partnering with the city of Denver on the project and is providing the technology that will be used in the neighborhood

You have to have a great story!

BuiltEnvironment

If you have been a frequent reader of this blog over the last dozen years, you are no doubt aware that I place a lot of importance on having a compelling story to tell when you are preparing an A/E/C/Environmental industry proposal. Many of you are also aware of my other 40+ year career as a cabaret singer. heard the song and immediately decided that I wanted to sing it myself. Then, enter Ms.

Bertha Progresses a Quarter Mile from Finish

ENR Construction

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Laboratory Tests on Building Lime as per Indian Standard Code IS 6932-1973

The Constructor

Tests on building lime are conducted in laboratory as per Indian Standard, IS 6932-1973 for quality and composition of lime suitable as a building. Building Materials Building Technology How To Guide Material Testing Guide Buildings