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United States National BIM Standard V3

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As Chair of the National BIM Standard 3.O – NBIMS.US. V3 – Terminology SubCommittee, please note that the long awaited document is now available… if you can download 100+ MB’s! Here’s the Glossary Section:   NBIMS-US_V3_3_Terms_and_Definitions. Link to Full Standard. https://www.nationalbimstandard.org. via [link

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Research finds continued growth of design-build throughout United States

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The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has released new research findings indicating that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 million are being completed through design-build project delivery. read more.

Architecture firm proposes a ‘Border City’ between the United States and Mexico

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Immigration policies have been front and center during this election year as candidates and citizens alike have thrown out their ideas for the best approach to the issue. And now, an architecture firm has put forth its own idea for how to solve the contentious problem surrounding country borders

U.S. Expected To Be Top Manufacturing Nation By 2020

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“While emerging markets continue to push the leaders, the findings demonstrate the strength of the manufacturing powerhouses of the 20th century with the United States, Germany, and Japan holding three of the top four positions currently and in the future” commented Giffi. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. The U.S. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council.

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U.S. Senate passes drinking water infrastructure bill with IAPMO-endorsed WaterSense language

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The United States Senate today passed sweeping legislation addressing the nation's water infrastructure, including authorization for the U.S. EPA's WaterSense program. read more. Green Piping

This Week in Energy News – February 8, 2013

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The 50-megawatt solar power project First Solar has acquired from the solar division of Element Power is billed as the state’s largest and raises questions about solar energy as a commodity. Week in Review germany scotland solar energy spain united kingdom united states wind energy wind farmsGerman PV Installations Set New Record. NRG Energy, Inc.

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Moscow To Build $230B Bullet Train to Beijing

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The rail link is part of a dream project to connect China with the United States and Canada. Infrastructure

The Millennials are coming, the Millennials are coming!

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It’s the largest single generational block of human beings to ever hit the United States of America. In the case of the Millennials, 80 million of them are coming. 80 million! read more. Best Practices Registered User

California Construction Trends to Watch

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states, and the region's prosperity even puts it on par with many countries across the globe in terms of gross domestic product (GDP). In 2014, California was ranked as the largest GDP in the United States with numbers 40% higher than the runner-up, Texas. California is one of the most economically successful U.S. The U.S.

PMI advocates restoration of U.S. underground water infrastructure

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Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) today introduced a position statement and infographic advocating for the restoration of the United States’ underground water infrastructure. Investment required to reduce risks to drinking water and promote water efficiency. read more. Plumbing

Rinnai America hires Mark Buss as Vice President of Marketing

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Rinnai America, the number-one selling brand of tankless water heaters in the United States and Canada, announced Mark Buss has joined the organization as its Vice President of Marketing. read more. Management

Equipment Rental Revenue Set to Top $57 Billion in 2020

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billion in the United States in 2020 The latest five-year forecast for the equipment rental industry released by the American Rental Association (ARA) projects a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 4.9 percent to reach $57.3

Throwback Thursday: The Statue of Liberty

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This week's Throwback Thursday is in commemoration of the 130th Anniversary of France delivering the Statue of Liberty to the United States. On June 17, 1885 the ship reached New York holding 214 crates filled with the deconstructed statue. Check out some of these early photos of Lady Liberty. construction history

State of the Industry

Construction Business Owner

Construction in the United States has historically been considered a highly cyclical activity. All things relative, 2017 finds the construction industry doing quite well. The industry has largely recovered from the Great Recession and is moving forward. Beginning in about 1991, suddenly, cyclicality seemed suspended.

Construction Workers At Highest Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Construction workers sustain more traumatic brain injuries (TBI) than employees at any other type of workplace in the United States, according to a recent report from NIOSH

Grundfos appoints Vice President of Domestic Building Services

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Grundfos Pumps Corporation today appointed Nathan Olds as the Vice President of Domestic Building Services (DBS) Trade for the United States. read more. Management

Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Employee Per Diem and Travel Expenses

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The recent United States Department of Labor crackdown on companies paying per diem in lieu of wages, highlighted the not-so-positive side of that creativity. Construction continues to be a mobile industry which means we all deal with travel expenses. Check out some of these best practices when handling certain expenses to make sure that you are doing everything by the books.

Prologis Research: United States Industrial Market Signals Strength, Expansion

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has published an in-depth analysis of the United States industrial real estate market in a paper titled “ The Shape of the U.S. The post Prologis Research: United States Industrial Market Signals Strength, Expansion appeared first on Business Facilities. Prologis, Inc. Industrial Recovery.” “The U.S. We expect a broader uplift in the U.S.

Sinking San Francisco Skyscraper Riles Residents

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The 645-ft Millennium Tower—the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the Western United States—is sinking and tilting, and the building owner places the blame squarely on the adjacent Transbay Transit Center project

Stop Underestimating the Dangers of Dropped Objects

Construction Business Owner

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 50,000 "struck by falling object" OSHA recordables every year in the United States. That is one injury caused by a dropped object every 10 minutes. But how many dropped object accidents go unrecorded? With the number of objects dropped, it's amazing how few people are getting hurt

National BIM Standard – United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Version 2 (V2) – Released May 2012

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National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ has released The National BIM Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Version 2 (V2).   The document is intended to cover the full life cycle of buildings—from planning, design and construction to operations and sustainment.

The Top 6 Insurance Trends in 2016

Construction Business Owner

As the United States construction market heats up, there is a renewed focus on improving operational efficiencies and embracing risk management strategies that could offer a meaningful financial impact.

2013 Global Construction Survey

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federal departments/agencies, as well as state/county/local governments, colleges/universities, healthcare,  and airports/transportation.  means Strategic Partner RS Means rsmeans saber SATOC software state/county/local governments Technology United States Army Corps of Engineers VA visual estimating www.4Clicks.com In 2013, KPMG interviewed executives from 165 engineering and construction companies around the world, serving a range of markets including energy, power, industrial, healthcare/pharmaceutical, manufacturing, mining, education and government.

A new report links infrastructure investment to commercial real estate expansion

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The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that the United States needs to spend $3.6 trillion by 2020 just to bring the country’s infrastructure back to a level described as adequate

Defining Responsibility

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As United States construction activity heats up, the frequency of crane accidents has also increased, along with the penalties, enforcement actions and liabilities associated with these incidents. From a compensatory damages standpoint, the financial impact resulting from these crane incidents has been in the millions of dollars.

A new program to certify the performance of existing buildings in the U.S. launches today

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Green Building Council’s LEED green building and certification programs have become ubiquitous standards for nonresidential construction, both in the United States and internationally After more than two decades on the front lines of tracking and recognizing sustainable building practices, the U.S.

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Are You Making These Critical Supervising Mistakes?

Construction Business Owner

Since 2000, according to numerous national surveys, less than one-third of workers in the United States are engaged in their jobs as measured by their involvement, enthusiasm and commitment.

Video: Building the Largest Land-Based Wind Turbine In The US

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 . MidAmerican Energy says it's built the largest land-based wind turbine in the United States in Adams County, Iowa. The 379-foot tall, 2.415-megawatt reinforced concrete turbine is a prototype that MidAmerican Energy plans to use to evaluate the additional amount of wind energy at higher altitudes.

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New program certifies the performance of existing buildings in the U.S.

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Green Building Council’s LEED green building and certification programs have become ubiquitous standards for nonresidential construction, both in the United States and internationally After more than two decades on the front lines of tracking and recognizing sustainable building practices, the U.S.

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Throwback Thursday: Seattle's Space Needle

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One of the most iconic building in the Unites States is the Space Needle in Seattle Washington. Construction began in 1961 and was completed on December 8th, 1962. For this week’s Throwback Thursday we bring you The Space Needle Story! throwback thursday Construction history

How Trump & Tech Will Affect Your Business in 2017

Construction Business Owner

The new year ushers in many changes for both the construction sector and the United States economy overall. Business owners are looking to many different sources, including President-elect Donald J. Trump and a broad swath of new jobsite solutions, to plan their strategies for 2017 and the near future

Reactive vs Proactive Quality and Safety Management

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Within the United States alone, an estimated total of $15 billion a year is wasted on direct causes of rework. Here’s the reality, one critical mistake could lead to a general contractor going out of business. quick scan at ENR or any other industry publication, and it’s in your face. construction safety procore cloud based construction software construction quality

Are Your Taxes Ready for Year-End?

Construction Business Owner

Americans are headed to the polls on November 8 to elect the next president of the United States. This election will play an important role in determining who will shape future tax policy. There are some current tax planning opportunities that construction companies can still take in the 2016 tax year, though

The 2016 Public Works Projects of the Year

Construction Business Owner

The topic of infrastructure has weighed heavily on the minds of United States and Canadian citizens this year and in previous years. There is now a bit more certainty for funding for infrastructure’s projects in the public sector, due to the late 2015 passage of the FAST Act, which serves to reauthorize surface transportation projects over the next several years

Trump & Tech

Construction Business Owner

The new year ushers in many changes for both the construction sector and the United States economy overall. Business owners are looking to many different sources, including President-elect Donald J. Trump and a broad swath of new jobsite solutions, to plan their strategies for 2017 and the near future

Protect Your Employees & Projects in Icy Conditions

Construction Business Owner

While weather experts predicted the 2016-2017 winter to be less harsh than the previous year, January has already proven that the majority of the United States is not immune—with snow already on the ground in 49 of the 50 states. Additionally, the Pineapple Express, a weather phenomenon causing torrential rain, heavy snow and damaging winds, has already hit Northern California and Nevada bringing the worst flooding in 11 years

New Safety Regulations for Natural Gas Transmission Pipelines

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In the past twenty years, the government has recorded more than 2,000 accidents on gas transmission lines across the United States, resulting in 46 deaths, 181 injuries and $1.8  .  . The U.S. billion in damages