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Foxconn drives more than $630M in Wisconsin road work

Construction Dive

In addition to $500 million for Interstate 94 improvements, the state will spend $134 million on road upgrades around the Foxconn's $10 billion factory

The Last Straw for a Rational Environmental Policy?

Green Building Law Update

In the wake of the 48th anniversary of Earth Day yesterday, among the hottest environmental issues of the day appears to be criminalizing the plastic drinking straw. The import of the “war on drinking straws” must be true because this week there is a viral video viewed on YouTube more than 5.5 million times of a 2015 incident where a Texas A&M University research team in Costa Rica found a plastic straw stuck in the nose of a sea turtle.

Safety Culture Exercise: Improving Attitudes Towards Safety

FDR Safety

Creating an effective Safety Culture is something we at FDRsafety preach daily to our clients, partners, friends, and family.

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The Carpenter Contractor Trust An Introduction

Construction Marketing Blog

It’s all marketing. Well, it isn’t, exactly. But the reason we hear that cliché so frequently is that it carries with it a ring of truth that resonates within all of us. The Carpenter Contractor Trust (, or simply “The CCT,” is a labor management trust formed in 2001.

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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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How to measure prying force in bolted connection

Construction Cost Estimating

This is another useful construction tutorial from Dr. Chirag Patel. In this video, you will learn how to make detail measurement for "Prying Force" in bolted steel structural connection as well as remove it’s effect.

Embedments in Concrete and When it is Used in Reinforced Concrete

The Constructor

What are embedments in concrete? Embedments are any items for instance pipes, ducts, sleeves, and conduits placed in concrete elements for different. Concrete Concrete Technology

The Closing Experience Podcast

Collaborative Construction

During the first week of April I presented at two events in Florida. The first event was hosted by Cottrell Title out of Naples and focused on the potential transfer of title to real property on the blockchain. Sponsored by Cottrell Title, the event was held Tuesday April 3, at the Naples Area Board of Realtors facility. On Monday, the day before the event, James P. Schlimmer, the managing partner at Cottrell Title invited me to discuss blockchain on Cottrell Title's Closing Experience Podcast.

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Managing Construction Submittals


Submittals are like the starting blocks on a construction project. If you have a solid start the rest of the project will be easier to win. If you have a slow start or stumble on the submittals than you’ll spend the rest of the project catching up.

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

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

Tribune Tower Redevelopment Would Also Add Chicago's Second-Tallest Building

ENR Construction

Los Angeles-based CIM Group and Chicago's Golub & Co. unveiled plans this week for the redevelopment of Chicago's neo-Gothic Tribune Tower and the land surrounding it.

Strategies to Protect Buildings Constructed on Brownfield Land

The Constructor

The term Brownfield land is used for a land that has been developed previously, i.e. buildings and associated infrastructures have been constructed. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

The four pillars of collaboration in the construction industry


‘We need to change the way we collaborate and communicate in construction. The first thing you do when you get together to build something is to sign a contract about how you are gonna solve things when you go to court. That’s the challenge this industry is facing.’ Mistrust and.

To implement new technology, think big, but start small

Construction Dive

An annual report outlines various barriers to implementing next-generation technologies and how to overcome them


Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Activity based design takes precedence in more new office projects


More evidence that companies are embracing open workplace environments comes from Ted Moudis Associates , a New York-based architectural and design firm, whose 2018 Workplace Report finds that offices are being designed to accommodate collaborative “activity-based” projects

Viewpoint: The Need for Contractor Certification

ENR Construction

Constructor certification is the mark of a true professional in the industry

Waterproofing of Concrete, Walls and Floors

Construction Cost Estimating

Construction of any building is not easy and it doesn’t end after completing the building; as there are so many other little things that need to look after before making a building.

United Collection Bureau Expanding To Southeast Indiana

Business Facilities Blog

The Ohio-based company plans to invest $2.4 million and create 600+ new jobs in Jeffersonville, IN. Read: United Collection Bureau Expanding To Southeast Indiana at

Related-led $700M New York mixed-use project to include housing and stadium

Construction Dive

One issue Related faces is how much room the company will make – or be forced to make – for union labor

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Construction employment rises in 38 states and D.C. from March 2017 to March 2018


Thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between March 2017 and March 2018, while 29 states added construction jobs between February and March, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released today.

UCHealth Selected as 2018 Colorado Owner of the Year

ENR Construction

Billion-dollar expansion plan spreads nonprofit UCHealth’s reach along Colorado’s Front Range

Contractors Remain Upbeat, According to ABC’s Latest Construction Confidence Index

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. Commercial and industrial construction contractors entered 2018 with abundant confidence regarding sales and staffing levels for the next six months, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors.

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Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

Business Facilities Blog

Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees. Read: Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses at

Second-tallest Chicago building proposed next to Tribune Tower

Construction Dive

The 1,422-foot skyscraper would tower over the landmark building, which is set to undergo an estimated $1 billion conversion to condominium and retail space

The 10 sustainability trends that forward-thinking organizations have on their minds


Practicing sustainability has always been important to office design. We know that people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Progressive design firms and corporations have been leveraging green principles and practices, like LEED and WELL, for years.

Project Team Takes Lean Out of Norfolk Tower

ENR Construction

The “Leaning Tower of Granby” had a noticeable 21-inch lean before the team used hydraulic-powered jacks to straighten the building


The benefits of steel buildings in construction industries

Construction Cost Estimating

Steel buildings are mostly recognized since they are inexpensive as well as they can be mass produced and adapted from prevailing standards to fulfill various purposes. The uses of steel building are found in different sectors like agricultural to commercial. ADVANTAGES OF STEEL BUILDINGS 1.

Top Polymer Enterprise Locating First U.S. Plant In Georgia

Business Facilities Blog

The Chinese manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer will invest $15 million and create 70 jobs in Social Circle, GA. Read: Top Polymer Enterprise Locating First U.S. Plant In Georgia at

Raiders' $2B stadium signals strong demand for sports venues

Construction Dive

The relatively easy financing process for the Raiders' Las Vegas stadium could motivate other sports teams and cities to build new venues

Hot, humid climate makeup air conundrum: The moisture and mold risks that developers, designers and installers continue to take


But why?! Hasn’t there been enough lessons learned through moisture/mold construction litigation in the hospitality, multi-family apartment high rise, student and military housing sectors that show that dumping the make-up air to the corridor is a risky proposition. Apparently not?!

Top Fines & OSHA Regulations

The Safety Blog

Fines & OSHA Regulations. Welcome to Safe Friday, this week we’re going to cover the ins and outs of Fines vs. OSHA Regulations. Whether you're an experienced professional, or new on the job, today we're going to offer something for everyone!

API and NABTU Announce Pipeline Construction Safety Training Program

Construction Equipment

The American Petroleum Institute (API) and North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) have announced the establishment of the Pipeline Construction Safety Training Program.

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