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It came from out of Space: Warboard

Extranet Evolution

Space Group’s Warboard offers BIM model issue management, potentially helping teams not using a more fully featured common data environment, CDE.

Aerospace Manufacturer Investing $6M In Michigan Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

Plascore, Inc. is expanding its operations in the City of Zeeland, MI. The manufacturer of honeycomb cores for aerospace, marine, mass transportation and construction industries will invest $6 million and create 10-15 jobs over the next two years.

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The Second Best Way to Mitigate Your Risk in Green Building

Green Building Law Update

The best way to mitigate risk in your green building project are properly drafted contract documents prepared by this law firm or by another attorney with green building experience. That may sound self serving, but it is true.

Meet the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

BD+C

A city sustainability manager who inspires at-risk youth to connect with nature through action sports like surfing and snowboarding. A structural engineer who protects and serves foster children as a court-appointed advocate.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Lytx Moves Manufacturing Operations To U.S. From China

Business Facilities Blog

Lytx has decided to move the manufacturing of its award-winning video event recorders from mainland China to Logansport, IN. The move will bring 70 new jobs and $50 million in investment to Indiana.

Chicago’s Plumbers Local 130 opens state-of-the-art training center

Constructor Magazine

United Association Plumbers Local 130 was slated to open its new training center on the near west side of Chicago on September 12

Top 90 multifamily construction firms

BD+C

Water Market Push Focus on More Reuse

ENR Construction

Water and wastewater construction revenue in the U.S. appeared to shrink last year, as measured by reports from the ENR Top 400 Contractors. But new needs and supply approaches are creating opportunities for firms

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

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

Houston Begins Build of Largest Water Purification Plant on the Planet

Construction Equipment

The Northeast Water Purification Plant expansion project is underway near Lake Houston in Harris County, Texas. Groundbreaking ceremonies signaled the start fo the three part project that will increase treated water capacity in the area to 320 million gallons per day.

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Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

Business Facilities Blog

By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2017 Issue.

Eighth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive raises $30,000 in donations for Habitat for Humanity

Constructor Magazine

Sonnhalter partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for an eighth year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Driv

Crucial conversations part one: BIM vs. VDC, is there a difference?

BD+C

Do you use BIM (Building Information Modeling) or VDC (Virtual Digital Construction)? What’s the difference? If you are asking yourself these questions, and struggling with the answers, you are not alone.

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

For Transportation Projects, 'Virtual' Opportunities and Real-Life Challenges

ENR Construction

Despite ongoing uncertainty regarding federal funding promises, there is no shortage of opportunities in all sectors of U.S. transportation

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Concrete That Melts Snow & Ice All By Itself

Construction Equipment

Researchers from Drexel University, Purdue and Oregon State have discovered that adding phase change materials to concrete can give surfaces the ability to melt ice and snow. The discovery means that roads could one day be deiced and snow free without the use of road salts and deicing chemicals.

Hitachi’s new hybrid

Digger Blog

Hitachi says that its new hybrid hydraulic excavator combines proven technology with future innovations. Hitachi says that its new hybrid hydraulic excavator combines proven technology with future innovations. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Seven Trends Driving U.S. Job Growth

Business Facilities Blog

New research from CareerBuilder has identified seven major trends that have significantly influenced job creation over the last seven years (2010-2017). The study also highlights occupations that have benefitted from these trends and grown at an accelerated rate post-recession.

Architecture Billings Index continues growth streak

BD+C

With all geographic regions and building project sectors showing positive conditions, there continues to be a heightened level of demand for design services signaled in the latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI).

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Technology Cuts Costs For Solar, Wind Projects

ENR Construction

Contractors are embracing new technologies to help reduce costs for traditional and renewable electricity generation as the industry continues to build, almost exclusively, natural gas, solar and wind power plants

Cost of Pile Foundation vs. Other Foundations for Construction Projects

The Constructor

Selection of pile foundations based on cost vs. other foundations for construction projects and factors affecting pile foundation cost is. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Foundation

Vermeer Completes Acquisition of McLaughlin

Construction Equipment

Vermeer Corp. has acquired the remaining non-Vermeer interests of McLaughlin Group. Vermeer took an initial vested position in McLaughlin in 2012, when it acquired a minority interest in the Greenville, S.C., company.

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Bridgit adds mobile project insights

Extranet Evolution

Canada’s Bridgit is now offering more detailed reporting capabilities to support its mobile construction solution users.

Top 40 multifamily engineering firms

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Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships

ENR Construction

When student intern Ana Padilla left her job with Sundt Construction in Tucson, Ariz., this past summer, she received plenty of hugs and well-wishes from her colleagues on the Interstate 10-Ina Road interchange project

Weirdest things found on a construction site

Geniebelt

There are many stories about weird things found during construction. Sometimes workers come across old buried cars, WWII bombs or even old ships. Here is a list with some of the weirdest things ever found at building sites. In case you have heard some interesting stories, or you yourself have.

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Florida Suspends Some Roofing Repair Regulations

Construction Equipment

To aid in the clean up after Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued an emergency order that suspends certain roofing regulations for 37 counties listed in FEMA's Disaster Declaration dated September 13, 2017

Determination of Maximum Dry Density of Soil and Optimum Moisture Content

The Constructor

Relationship between maximum dry density of the soil and the water content can be obtained by soil compaction test. This relationship helps in. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Engineering GE Lab Tests Soil

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Designing for how we learn: Maker spaces and instructional laboratories

BD+C

The idea of “ maker spaces ” is a popular trend related to active learning. Originating in the non-academic community, maker spaces are loosely defined as physical locations or studios for hands-on experimentation, building prototypes and otherwise testing ideas.

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Three Tower Cranes Fall to Irma, Reviving Regulations Debate

ENR Construction

With crews at work dismantling two Hurricane Irma-damaged cranes in the city of Miami and a third in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., local leaders are wondering whether Florida’s crane regulations are adequate for the highly vulnerable region

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Job Order Contracting Solutions

Building Information Management

OpenJOC TM LEAN JOB ORDER CONTRACTING SOLUTIONS. The OpenJOC approach drives maximum productivity by leveraging proven LEAN construction delivery processes.

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Silica Rule 30-Day Grace Period

Construction Equipment

Last Saturday, September 23, the Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard went into effect, establishing a new 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m 3 , an action level (AL) of 25 µg/m 3 , and a host of ancillary requirements.

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