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Materials prices rise for second straight month since COVID-19 crisis began

Construction Dive

New analysis shows soaring lumber and petroleum costs were the biggest contributors to rising materials prices for contractors, with lumber prices up 50% since mid April

New Lead (Pb) in Soil Standard Now Effective in Maryland

Green Building Law Update

The EPA has described lead as the number one environmental public health hazard in the U.S. And despite that the CDC has in the past identified childhood lead poisoning prevention since 1971 as 1 of 10 great U.S.

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How Adding a Service Component Can Help Protect Your Business in Difficult Times

Surveyor

Expanding beyond construction by adding service work to your portfolio can both grow and protect your business. Construction Best Practices

How to Determine Number of Passes and Lift Thickness for Soil Compaction? [PDF]

The Constructor

The calculation of the number of passes for compactors and lift (soil layer) thickness for soil is critical to attain the required degree of. Geotechnical Engineering Ground Improvement How To Guide Soil Engineering Work Procedures

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

GE Investing $62M In Kentucky Expansion

Business Facilities

GE Appliances will expand production at its Appliance Park manufacturing complex in Louisville, KY. The project will create 260 new jobs. Read: GE Investing $62M In Kentucky Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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What To Do If Your Construction Business Is Operating At A Loss

Contractor Bookkeeping

Operating at a loss means you’re spending more money than you’re making. And while it’s not uncommon, especially for new businesses, it’s still not an ideal situation and shouldn’t continue in the long term. Otherwise, you will eventually run out of cash reserves and be out of business.

A New and Improved Vista Experience

Surveyor

The Viewpoint Vista interface has been modernized to provide a better overall user experience. Viewpoint Technology

How to Select Compaction Machine Based on Soil Type? [PDF]

The Constructor

Soil compaction is the removal of voids in soil by applying static or vibratory vertical forces, resulting in higher soil density that can withstand. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Ground Improvement Soil Engineering

CoffeeTech Industries Investing $56M In Texas 

Business Facilities

The coffee company will build a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX, where it will create more than 90 new jobs. . Read: CoffeeTech Industries Investing $56M In Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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.

New York's MTA needs billions in federal funding after COVID-19 crisis

Construction Dive

The transit authority's head of construction and development said federal money is crucial to preserving its historic capital plan

Sydney will be home to the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower

BD+C

The new headquarters building for Atlassian, an Australian software company, is set to rise 40 stories in Sydney

The Rise of BIM in the UK

Surveyor

The 2020 BIM Report by NBS shows a continued increase in the adoption of BIM principles and technology across the United Kingdom. Construction Best Practices

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The Factors Keeping the Housing Market Afloat

Pro Builder

The Factors Keeping the Housing Market Afloat. cbroderick. Mon, 07/13/2020 - 09:11. For several months, it appeared as though the housing market would be seeing its darkest days.

Amazon To Open First Fulfillment Center In Little Rock

Business Facilities

The new 825,000-square-foot facility will create 1,000 new, full-time jobs at the Port of Little Rock, where Amazon also plans second delivery station. Read: Amazon To Open First Fulfillment Center In Little Rock at BusinessFacilities.com.

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7 pro soccer stadiums underway across the US

Construction Dive

An MLS building boom encompasses projects totaling $2.85 billion over the next two years, in preparation for the league's expansion to 30 teams

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4 technologies for improving building sanitization in a post-pandemic society

BD+C

The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will transform future building design practices to prioritize public health and mitigate the risk of spreading infection.

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How to Assess the Severity of Damage for an Existing Structure? [PDF]

The Constructor

The assessment of the severity of structural damage is based on several criteria such as crack width, differential settlement, and angular rotation. Building Building Technology Guide How To Guide Structural Engineering Structural Evaluation

Yanmar Compacts Change to Red Color Scheme

Construction Equipment

Yanmar America is changing its entire compact equipment lineup to a red color scheme. All excavators, the V4 wheel loader, and the company's tracked carriers are available in the new "premium red." The rest of the product lineup will be changed to the color scheme in the coming months. In May, the

Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry

Business Facilities

COVID-19 and economic renewal top The Counselors of Real Estate's list of issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2020-2021. Read: Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry at BusinessFacilities.com.

Virgin Trains affiliate strikes lease deal for SoCal high-speed rail to Las Vegas

Construction Dive

DesertXpress Enterprises LLC will pay California $842,000 each year to lease the right of way on Interstate 15. Meanwhile, the California High-Speed Rail Authority's $100 billion bullet train project has appeared to have stalled

Coronavirus Hot Spots See Strongest Home Sales

Pro Builder

Coronavirus Hot Spots See Strongest Home Sales. cbroderick. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:29. Home builder Taylor Morrison’s CEO says the states with surging COVID-19 cases are the hottest markets for home sales right now. The states include Arizona, Texas, Florida, and California.

What are the Products of Cement Hydration? [PDF]

The Constructor

The chemical reaction which takes place between cement and water is known as hydration of cement. This reaction is exothermic in nature, which means. Cement Concrete Technology

Takeuchi Adds Dealer in Columbia, Missouri

Construction Equipment

Takeuchi has chosen EquipmentShare as its new dealer in Columbia, Missouri. The dealership will be selling the full range of Takeuchi compact track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders. In addition to stocking parts, this location will also be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center to

Virginia: Expanding The Envelope For Growth

Business Facilities

Already at the forefront of emerging growth sectors like cloud computing and cybersecurity, Virginia continues to expand its high-tech portfolio. Read: Virginia: Expanding The Envelope For Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

Chicago office building constructed with coronavirus-fighting features

Construction Dive

The $26 million Fulton East is the first in what experts say will be a trend of projects designed to maximize tenants' health and social distancing

What Does ANSI 107 Mean? (Standard Simplified)

Work Gearz

ANSI stands for American national standards institute and ANSI 107 (American national standard for high visibility safety apparel and accessories) is a standard established by ANSI that provides guidelines regarding the selection and the use of high visibility safety apparels (HVSA). .

10 Construction Challenges in High-Rise Buildings [PDF]

The Constructor

A high-rise building is a building with a small footprint, small roof area, and immense facades. High-rise buildings have the potential to decongest. Building Building Technology Guide High rise structures High-rise structural systems Structural Engineering Structures Tall Buildings

Bobcat V923 Telehandler

Construction Equipment

Bobcat V923 Versahandler telehandler lifts up to 9,041 pounds. It has a maximum lift height of 23 feet and maximum reach of 13 feet 6 inches. With an operating weight of 18,158 pounds, the telehandler is powered by a 130-horsepower Bobcat diesel engine. A Z-Bar boom linkage improves over the

Healthcare: High Desert Top Workforce

Business Facilities

A regional medical hub, excellent education resources and a top-notch workforce converge where the high desert meets the tall mountains in Sierra Vista, AZ. Read: Healthcare: High Desert Top Workforce at BusinessFacilities.com.

How safety data will drive future business success

Construction Dive

Facing unstable markets, safety data can be your foundation for continued business success

Mortgage Purchasing Hits 10-Year High

Pro Builder

Mortgage Purchasing Hits 10-Year High. cbroderick. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:57. In the week ending July 3, mortgage purchasing levels on a seasonally adjusted basis marked the highest level since January 2009, according to NAHB.

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What are the Types of Masonry Walling Materials? [PDF]

The Constructor

Walls are a significant building component that encloses or divides a building and forms the periphery of a room. A wall supports the weight of the. Building Materials