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Greenbuild Clearly Showed the State of LEED is Strong

Green Building Law Update

This post is a compilation of the highlights from the just completed Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that took place last week in Chicago. Possibly more accurately stated, this is a report on the state of the LEED green building rating system. The state of LEED is strong.

Construction workers have highest rate of suicide among American workers

Construction Dive

One of the issues the industry has to overcome to prevent suicide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, is the stigma associated with mental illness and the negative perception of those who seek treatment

Construction Lead Services Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey on the use of construction lead services by construction firms of all types, manufacturers, and related.

Mill240 Apartments II Drone Paint Inspection

PC Construction Blog

The Mill240 Apartments II project in Lawrence, Massachusetts, involves a massive renovation of the former Newark Paper Mill, which has been unoccupied for several decades. PC Construction was selected to bring these buildings back to. All Commercial Projects Technology & Innovation

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

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

Sequence of Work in Building Construction

The Constructor

The sequence of work to be followed in the construction of a building is the at most important procedures of construction. The major sequences of. Brick Masonry Building Building Bye Laws Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Flooring Formwork/Shuttering Paints & Decorative

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Design errors factor in deadly FIU bridge collapse

Construction Dive

Despite identifying design flaws where two truss members were connected to the bridge deck, the NTSB has not determined the incident's definitive cause

LG Tops New Jersey Palisades After Rocky Road to New HQ

ENR Construction

The South Korean electronics maker went long, not high, after a three-year battle over an iconic site for its new North American headquarters

Detail about 3D reinforcement in civil structure drawing

Construction Cost Estimating

In this useful construction video tutorial, you will get the details of 3D reinforcement in civil structural drawing. In this regard, you should have clear ideas on the followings :- Stirrups 8Ø@150 C/C – It means the stirrups or rings should contain 8mm diameter.

What is Concrete Block Spacer-Uses, Construction

The Constructor

Concrete block spacer is plastic or metallic molded installation equipment or tool employed for proper placement of masonry units. The concrete block. Building Technology Guide Courses Masonry Construction Concrete Block Spacer Construction

Sarasota PHCC Endorses Campaign Against FPL's Business Practices

Constructor Magazine

Becomes twelfth organization to join a coalition of companies

4 strategies to get construction projects back on track

Construction Dive

Industry leaders outlined actions during Procore's Groundbreak conference that contractors can take to keep stakeholders and workers happy amid setbacks

NTSB Issues 'Urgent' Recommendations After Mass. Pipeline Explosions

ENR Construction

Safety Board says state should require professional engineer review of gas-company plans and P.E. seal on drawings

Mississippi Has The Winning Formula

Business Facilities Blog

A business-friendly environment and a can-do cooperative spirit smooth the way for relocating companies and for those who are planning new facilities or expansions in Mississippi. Read: Mississippi Has The Winning Formula at

Defects in Concrete Structures – Types Causes, Prevention

The Constructor

Different types of defects in concrete structures can be cracking, crazing, blistering, delamination, dusting, curling, efflorescence, scaling and. Concrete Cracks Concrete Durability Concrete Technology How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Durability Repair of Concrete

REHAU Offers BIM Files for Plumbing, Mechanical Systems Through UNIFI

Constructor Magazine

Subscribers to the cloud-based UNIFI platform Connect can locate and adopt manufacturer content into their internal libraries

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Autodesk CEO: Automation creates an opportunity to be better

Construction Dive

In his keynote address Tuesday at Autodesk University in Las Vegas, Andrew Anagnost touted the strength of automation in construction roles as a means of creating efficiencies and empowering certain human roles

NTSB Update Notes 'Errors' in FIU Span's Design

ENR Construction

The latest update from the National Transportation Safety Board's ongoing investigation into the fatal bridge collapse continues to focus on two suspect members at the structure's north end

Get some easy to follow tips for executing brick masonry from Floor to roof

Construction Cost Estimating

Brick masonry work is one of the most vital part of building construction. In this informative construction article, you will learn how to accomplish the complete brick masonry work from Earth beam to roof. The following four major steps are involved in brick masonry work :- 1. up to basement 2.

Bidding, winning and delivering a Design-Build energy solution for a VA medical center

CK Power

When the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center underwent a $366 million upgrade in 2013, the construction of a central power plant —providing backup power redundancy to patient care buildings— was a key hurdle they needed to overcome.

7 Best Practices for Fleet Management

Constructor Magazine

Are you maximizing the value from your fleet of service vehicles while minimizing your legal liability

Raiders' Las Vegas stadium progress: on schedule and hitting hiring goals

Construction Dive

The Mortenson and McCarthy joint venture-led project appears to be on track to meet its accelerated 30-month construction schedule and has exceeded minority participation goals by 82

NTSB Cites Design Errors in Fatal Bridge Collapse

ENR Construction

The engineer of record, FIGG Bridge Engineers, is disputing the claims made in the NTSB's latest update on the ongoing investigation into the fatal bridge collapse that occurred at Florida International University

Types of Concrete Defects – Causes, Prevention

The Constructor

Concrete structures get defective during its lifetime. The defects may be of many types due to various reasons or causes. It is important to know. Concrete Cracks Concrete Durability Concrete Technology How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Durability Repair of Concrete

Google files patent for VR shoes that let you walk limitlessly in a small space


Virtual reality is all about immersion. It’s purpose, as its name would suggest, is to create a completely new reality in a virtual space. For the AEC industry, this means VR allows architects, contractors, engineers, and clients to “walk” through a building before construction has even begun

Field and Fleet Management Solutions

Constructor Magazine

Profiles and features of WorkWave Service and Fleetio (Advanced Plan

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Tech strategy requires a new type of construction worker

Construction Dive

Construction firms are scaling up their strategies by tapping tech talent with deep expertise in the nuances of construction, said an expert at Procore’s Groundbreak conference

What A Visit To The Woolsey Fire Taught Me

ENR Construction

Reflections on the significance of the Woolsey Fire that burned in southern California

How to calculate mason, labor for brick masonry construction with help of thumb rule

Construction Cost Estimating

In this construction video tutorial, you will learn how to compute the mason as well as labor toward a 1st class brick masonry construction with the help of thumb rule.

OSHA publishes updates to crane operator certification requirements


OSHA published the long-delayed updates to its crane operator certification requirements in the Nov. 9 Federal Register. As was expected, the agency will require certification by type of crane, and will accept certification by crane type and its lifting capacity.

USGBC Launches 'LEED Zero' to Boost Net Zero Carbon Operations

Constructor Magazine

New program complements LEED to verify the achievement of net zero goals and to signal market leadership among green buildings

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Chinese firm selects Louisiana site for $1.2B chemical plant

Construction Dive

Construction on the 250-acre site will kick off in 2019 and is expected to create 1,000 construction jobs at peak activity

What To Do About California Fires

ENR Construction

Reflections on the significance of the Woolsey Fire that burned in southern California

Some useful guidelines for constructing parapet wall

Construction Cost Estimating

Parapet wall stands for a protection wall that can resist the collapsing from terrace to ground. Different types of parapet walls are found which range from brick wall masonry parapet wall, wooden handrail, iron grill etc. Size of parapet wall: 1. Thickness of parapet wall should be minimum 9''.