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6 Tips for Building Better Subcontractor Relationships


How today’s leading general contractors are able to improve working relationships with their subcontractors through technology and best practices. Construction Best Practices

Washington state bans construction, Boston extends moratorium

Construction Dive

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’'s clarification updated Monday's mandate that appeared to exempt construction while Boston Mayor Martin Walsh extended his construction ban despite calls from his governor to lift it

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Supplemental Structural Members: Constructions, and Applications

The Constructor

Supplemental structural members are new columns, beams, braces, and walls which are constructed to support damaged structures. The provision of. How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Repair/Maintenance

Coronavirus FAQs | FDRsafety

FDR Safety

During this trying time many employers will have to continue to operate to provide essential services to the public. We have put together a frequently asked questions fact sheet to help assist you through the days ahead.

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

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

7 Ways To Improve Construction Workplace Productivity

Contractor Bookkeeping

(Note: We are tracking the latest construction industry news and online resources for contractors in time of COVID-19). The success of any business, large or small, depends considerably on nurturing an efficient, productive workplace.

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Construction can continue in New York, California and Illinois amid shutdown orders. In other regions, it's banned

Construction Dive

The three state mandates exempt construction but with caution and caveats. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania's and some Massachusetts cities' orders effectively stop construction

IS 456 Most Important Point Part- 1


Metakaolin IMP Point As Per IS 456 • Metakaolin having fineness between 700 to 900 m2/kg may be used as pozzolanic material in concrete. (As As Per IS Code-456, P-13, Cl.

Texas Governor Responds To COVID-19 Pandemic

Business Facilities

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order increasing hospital capacity and creating Supply Chain Strike Force for COVID-19 response. Read: Texas Governor Responds To COVID-19 Pandemic at

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How to Replace Damaged Concrete Members in Structures?

The Constructor

The replacement of damaged concrete elements requires demolition and removal of existing structure elements and replace them with new member.

Managing Stress and Anxiety During the COVID-19 Emergency

Safety Services Company

By now, you have likely heard of the coronavirus disease. The virus is now considered a public health emergency and pandemic. At Safety Services Company , we value and prioritize the safety and wellbeing of our clients and their employees.

Managing a coronavirus-related project shutdown

Construction Dive

Contractors and subcontractors need to take several steps to secure their jobsites before stopping work under new county, city and state orders

Things To Look For In A Luxury Home Builder In Oakville

BRIKS Design-Build Group

If you want to build a luxurious home, you need to hire the best professionals to take on the job and make your dream home a reality. The expertise required to build a high-end home is different from that of a traditional home.

“Nobody Saw This Coming”

Business Facilities

At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did. Read: “Nobody Saw This Coming” at

7 Types of Road Markings as per IRC-35

The Constructor

Road markings are a psychological barrier and an important component of a highway, which functions in guiding and controlling the traffic. It also. Highway Engineering Pavement Design Roads/Highways Transportation IRC 35 road markings

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What Is Sieve Analysis Test | Sive Analysis Test for Coarse Aggregate | Sive Analysis Test for Fine Aggregate


What Is Sieve Analysis Test? Sieve analysis is an analytical technique used to determine this particle size distribution of granular material with macroscopic granular sizes. This sieve analysis technique involves the layering of sieves with different grades of sieve opening sizes.

Shut down all nonessential jobsites to protect construction workers from COVID-19: A superintendent's perspective

Construction Dive

By continuing construction on sites that aren't critical for a community's wellbeing, companies are putting their people at risk in favor of schedule and profit, writes New York-based superintendent James Lang

Stay HOME – Learn BIM: Days 1 and 2


I can’t contribute meaningfully to the topic of the Pandemic, apart from obeying the rules and not being a nuisance. It is not an area of my expertise. BIM is.

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U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic

Business Facilities

A new report from NordVPN Teams shows that people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and working longer: Data showed a two-hour increase to the average workday. Read: U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic at

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What is Velocity and Acceleration of a Fluid Flow?

The Constructor

Velocity and Acceleration are vector functions that are used to explain the kinematics of fluid flow. Bot velocity and acceleration have their. Fluid Mechanics convective acceleration kinematics of flow local acceleration Velocity and Acceleration of a steady flow


Curing In Construction | Concrete Cure Time | Methods of curing


What Is Curing In Construction? Curing is the maintaining of adequate moisture content and temperature in concrete at an early age so that it could develop properties the mixture was designed to achieve.

Border wall construction continues with additional contract for $1.2B project

Construction Dive

The White House isn't backing down on U.S.-Mexico Mexico barrier construction even as the coronavirus outbreak spreads through the U.S., with a $524 million contract modification for a Kiewit subsidiary awarded this week

Construction Cost Estimating – LEAN

Job Order Contracting

-+. Construction Cost Estimating – LEAN. INTRODUCTION. This paper ” Construction Cost Estimating-LEAN” discusses the positive impacts of collaboration, a common data environment, and locally researched detailed line item construction cost data. Actionable construction cost estimates are key to best value repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction outcomes.

NJEDA Launches Initiatives For Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Business Facilities

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board has approved a suite of new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

10 Precautions for Effective Grouting in Tensioning Ducts

The Constructor

The complete procedure of the grouting of pre/post tensioned cable ducts, its materials, equipement and properties is explained in detial in the. Concrete Technology How To Guide Precast Concrete Prestressed Concrete Prestressed Concrete Design Structural Engineering Grouting

Digital Transformation: No Longer Just for the Big Boys

Construction Business Owner

Digital Transformation: No Longer Just for the Big Boys. 3 common myths of the digitalization trend in construction. Greg Ragsdale. Mon, 03/23/2020 - 15:56.

5 things to know about the new coronavirus paid leave law

Construction Dive

A number of small businesses are "despondent," a legal expert said. But there's hope the federal government could soften the law's impact

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[VIDEO] China 3D Prints Isolation Pods to Slow COVID Spread

Construction Equipment

Shanghai-based 3D printing company WinSun is marketing 3D printed, while-you-wait isolation pods for hospitals struggling to contain patients with Covid-19. The pods are created, and installed inside hospitals throughout China. How Quickly Are COVID-19 Pods Printed? According to Global Construction

Food Lion Donates 6M Meals To Nourish Neighbors

Business Facilities

The $600,000 donation will provide nutritious meals to schools, seniors with limited resources and other neighbors, and support Feeding America® in its COVID-19 response efforts. Read: Food Lion Donates 6M Meals To Nourish Neighbors at

What is Ownership Cost of an Equipment?

The Constructor

Ownership cost is defined as the total cost related to the construction equipment in order to own it. This cost is irrespective of whether the.

What Is FSI | What Is FAR | What Is Premium FSI | FSI Full Form | FAR Full Form


What Is FSI? FSI Full-Form Floor Space Index FSI (Floor Space Index) means Floor space index- the ratio of the built-up space on a plot into the Area of the plot is a regulation followed at the development control norms of many cities. FSI directly tells us about the maximum permissible floor area, which may […]. Cement Civil Concrete Design

A new coronavirus threat: sidelined subcontractors

Construction Dive

Confusion about mandates, safety and family concerns are pulling already sparse specialized trades from sites. GCs need to maintain strict standards so subs will actually work if they are permitted to do so, an expert says

Virus-Related Slowdowns Impact Const. Supply Chain

Construction Equipment

While cities determine how major construction projects should move forward following the coronavirus pandemic, the shipping and sourcing of raw materials used across projects has “slowed to a trickle,” according to Arch Paper. While a number of building materials can be domestically sourced

Businesses Bracing For Major Disruptions From COVID-19

Business Facilities

A S&P Global Market Intelligence survey found approximately 79% of organizations reported already experiencing negative impact of COVID-19. Read: Businesses Bracing For Major Disruptions From COVID-19 at