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Digital Dryshack #95: P6 Status Physical % Complete

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We were providing P6 training for Government Contracts at AGC San Diego, a first-class contractor and apprenticeship training facility, when we were surprised by a P6 undocumented feature. Here's what we discovered: checking 'Use Steps to Calculate Percent Complete' (a required setting for D.O.D. schedules ) disables updating status when not using steps.

$324M loan secured for Boston-area mixed-use development

Construction Dive

A group including Boylston Properties will redevelop the former Arsenal Mall into a 1-million-square-foot residential, retail and entertainment complex

Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit?

FDR Safety

This blog is targeting small employers, especially those involved with sheet metal fabrication. Of necessity, your work involves workers being close to the point of operation for many tasks. Spot welders, riveters, manual forming machines, etc.

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Reinforced Concrete Beam Detailing According to ACI Code

The Constructor

Clearly, the detailing of the reinforced concrete members is the key to good design and execution of work at the site.That is why poor detailing of. Beam Design Construction Engineering & Management Detailing Guide How To Guide Reinforcement Guide Specifications Buildings Design

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Primer Debuts on Life-Cycle Assessments of Embodied Carbon in Buildings

ENR Construction

Details of top down construction method

Construction Cost Estimating

Under top down construction method, the basement concrete slabs function as lateral bracing toward the perimeter wall system. Ground level and first basement slabs are poured, with access holes left to facilitate excavation below.

Spirit AeroSystems Building New R&D Complex In Scotland

Business Facilities Blog

The Kansas-based aerospace manufacturer expects the new research and development complex at its manufacturing site in Prestwick, Scotland to open in 2019. Read: Spirit AeroSystems Building New R&D Complex In Scotland at

Connected tools, equipment boost jobsite productivity

Construction Dive

But the successful adoption of these products sometimes requires a major shift in company culture

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Construction technology is catnip for investors


During the first half of 2018, venture capital firms invested a record $1.05 billion in construction technology startup companies, or nearly 30% more than during the same period in 2017, according to a new report from JLL. Since 2009, VCs have funded 478 ConTech deals totaling $4.34 billion.

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Sacramento Army Corps District Projects Get $2.1 Billion in Supplemental Appropriation

ENR Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has received supplemental funding for five District projects, totaling an investment of more than $2.1 billion in flood risk management efforts

Commonly used joints in sewer pipes

Construction Cost Estimating

The following types of sewer joints are generally found :- 1. Bell and Spigot Joints. Collar Joints. Flexible Joint. Expansion Joint. Flanged Joint. Bell and Spigot joints: This joint is also termed as socket and spigot joint.

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Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth

Business Facilities Blog

Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat. Read: Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth at

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

App uses virtual reality to address fall protection

Construction Dive

The VR Fall Protection Experience app mirrors high-risk construction environments and has users identify fall hazards before creating a protection system

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Construction Material Prices Increase Steadily in June, Says ABC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. According to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, construction material prices rose another.8 percent in June and are 9.6 percent higher than they were at the same time one year ago.

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Investigators Eye Fiber Optic Work in Deadly Wisconsin Explosion

ENR Construction

A puncture in a 4-in. gas line resulted in an evacuation of the area and a heavy response from authorities before the fatal explosion occurred

Impact of impurities in water on concrete properties

Construction Cost Estimating

If the water applied for concrete preparation contain impurities, the properties of concrete is influenced in the following manner: a) The strength & longevity of concrete is decreased because of the existence of the impurities in the mixing water.

MTD Creating 200 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

The outdoor power equipment manufacturer will invest $10 million to expand production capabilities at its Weakley County, TN operations. Read: MTD Creating 200 Jobs In Tennessee at

Understanding the Profile of a Fraudster

Construction Business Owner

“I didn’t think fraud would happen to me—I have the best employees,” is a phrase I hear all too often when I meet a new client. Unfortunately, fraud is a real and ever-present threat to business


What The Construction Industry Says About Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

ENR Construction

If confirmed by Oct. term, Kavanaugh would hear arguments on Day One on key endangered-species case

Bar Bending Schedule For Floor Slabs

Construction Cost Estimating

Bar bending schedule is an important structural working document that rightly gives the disposition, bending shape, total length, and quantity of all the reinforcements that have been provided in a structural drawing.

Air Products Building New Global Headquarters In Pennsylvania

Business Facilities Blog

The industrial gas company's new Lehigh Valley headquarters will take advantage of sustainable technologies and reduce operating costs. Read: Air Products Building New Global Headquarters In Pennsylvania at

Report: Minnesota prevailing wage law doesn't bloat budgets

Construction Dive

Peer-reviewed studies for almost 20 years have shown that the pay rule does not affect the cost of public construction projects

Multifamily market stays hot in first half of 2018


multifamily rents ended with a bang heading into the July Fourth holiday, with the average rent rising by $12 in June to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127 markets by Yardi Matrix. Rents grew by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the highest for any quarter since 2015; by 2.6%

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Primer Debuts on Life-Cycle Assessments of Embodied Carbon in Buildings

ENR Construction

A necessary baby step toward the ambitious goal involving net-zero embodied carbon and operational greenhouse gas emissions

Two Field Service Software Solutions Help Streamline Daily Tasks and Operations

Constructor Magazine

The software can be utilized from any device from a browser, including a phone, and scales down automatically based on screen size

Albaad USA Approved For $2.3M In Incentives

Business Facilities Blog

The Israel-based company is creating 302 new jobs and investing $45 million in Rockingham County, NC. Read: Albaad USA Approved For $2.3M In Incentives at

Smart tips for a storm-resilient jobsite

Construction Dive

No jobsite can be considered "smart" if it's not diligently and intelligently preparing for safety and resilience in the event of a major storm or natural disaster. Tim Ham of Hoar Construction’s Florida division has a few tips on how to prepare jobsites for a big storm

Paducah Man Charged with Stealing Skid Steer

Construction Equipment

A man in Paducah, KY has been charged with stealing a John Deere skid steer worth $35,000. On April 11, the Sheriff's Office said the skid steer was stolen from a construction site in Kentucky’s McCracken County.

Musk Says ‘Chicago Express’ Tunnel Project Could Start Work in Months

ENR Construction

Technology guru Elon Musk beat three other companies for the right to negotiate with Chicago

Buyers Products Expands Sales Team

Green Industry Professionals

The work truck equipment company recently added two new district managers and a national accounts manager