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New Vista Features Provide Enhanced Billing Tracking and Review


Our Vista 6.19 release included stronger, more streamlined tracking and review of job billing status. Viewpoint Technology

Commercial Construction Industry Trends: The “Highs” and “Lows” that Shaped 2019

Commercial Construction

With the countdown on to 2020 – and the start of a brand-new decade right around the corner – it’s time for our annual look back at the commercial construction industry “highs” and “lows” from 2019.

2018 IgCC is Not in Use Anywhere. A Detailed Analysis of Why?

Green Building Law Update

The 2018 International Green Construction Code was released on November 8, 2018 but more than a year later, it has not been adopted anywhere.

Data Center Company First To Qualify For New Illinois Tax Incentive

Business Facilities

STACK INFRASTRUCTURE will be the first company to make use of Illinois’ new sales tax exemption on equipment purchases at its Chicago data center campus. Read: Data Center Company First To Qualify For New Illinois Tax Incentive at

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

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

What Is Rebar | Why use Rinforcmnet in Concreter | Types of Steel Reinforcement Bars


We know that Rebar. It is known as reinforcement steel and reinforcing steel. This is a steel bar or mesh bar of steel wire used in reinforced concrete and masonry structures to strengthen and hold this concrete in tension.

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The 10 Fundamentals of LEAN Construction

Job Order Contracting

The ten fundamentals of LEAN construction include… 1. Focus upon outcomes. Early and ongoing participation of all stakeholders and service providers. Mutual trust and respect. Engaging and leveraging the expertise of participants actually doing the work.

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Hard Rock New Orleans developer will not implode partially collapsed building

Construction Dive

1031 Canal Development said a conventional demolition could start sooner, help keep the structure stable and give crews a better chance to recover the two deceased workers inside


Survey Says U.S. Employees Are The Happiest Employees

Business Facilities

A new global survey by Mindspace confirms that employees of large U.S. companies are happiest, but small to medium enterprises (SMEs) lag far behind. Read: Survey Says U.S. Employees Are The Happiest Employees at

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Determination of In-situ Soil Dry Density by Sand Replacement Method

The Constructor

The sand replacement test method is used to determine in situ dry density of soil. The procedures, materials, equipment, and specifications of this. GE Lab Tests Geotechnical Engineering How To Guide Soil

PC Accepts AGC/VT Best Builders Award

PC Construction

Last night PC was honored by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont with a Best Builders Award for the University of Vermont STEM Complex project in Burlington, Vermont. The award was presented in the Academia, All

What Is Quick Setting Cement | Uses of Quick Setting Cement


What Is Quick Setting Cement? Quick setting cement is one of the types of cement. This cement setting time very high like initially set in 5 mins and the final set is achieved in 30 mins, and ordinary cement initially set in 30 mins, and the final set is achieved in 24 hours, so we […].

Predictive planning: Work on the plan, not in It

Construction Dive

Learn how AI-guided predictive planning is helping the industry achieve better project outcomes

United Alloy Building $35M Manufacturing Facility In Texas

Business Facilities

The metal fabrication and powder coating company will create at least 100 new jobs at its new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX. Read: United Alloy Building $35M Manufacturing Facility In Texas at

Double Shear Test on Mild Steel

The Constructor

Double shear test is used to determine the shear strength (ultimate shear stress) of the mild steel specimen. Universal testing machine (UTM) is used. How To Guide Material Testing Guide GE Lab Tests

Work Underway for WSSC’s Bio-Energy Project

PC Construction

PC received the Notice to Proceed for the WSSC Bio-Energy Project Early Work Package earlier this fall. As part of this work, the team is in the process of removing hazardous materials from several buildings, All Integrated Delivery Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment Design-Build

Efficient Business Systems And The Value Of Documenting Your Processes

Contractor Bookkeeping

Too many construction businesses fall over because the owner has not established efficient business systems. This typically happens because the construction company owner is so caught up in the day-to-day operations that the fundamentals of proper business management get forgotten.

STO, Layton to merge before year-end

Construction Dive

Layton Construction and STO Building Group, formerly known as the Structure Tone Organization, announced the deal yesterday and said it would create one of the nation's largest construction firms

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Dredging To Make Virginia East Coast’s Deepest Port Begins

Business Facilities

When dredging is complete in 2024, commercial channels serving the Norfolk Harbor will be able to simultaneously accommodate two, ultra-large container vessels. Read: Dredging To Make Virginia East Coast’s Deepest Port Begins at

What is the Global Information System (GIS)?

The Constructor

GIS is a computer-based information system that performs the activities of capturing, storing, manipulating, analyzing and displaying both spatial. Surveying Applications of GIS Components of GIS Global Information System (GIS)? Purpose of GIS


Addressing our Education-Emergency @ AHRExpo 2020

Contractor Magazine

Most of what we learn comes from our preparation to teach these sessions and feedback from them. Like the saying goes, "By teaching, we learn.&

A new Atlanta-area STEM magnet school will feature a flexible modular design


Fulton Country Schools in Georgia teamed with Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing to develop Innovation Academy, the school district’s latest magnet school. The 245,000-sf, three-level school, whose construction broke ground on Nov.

How an AEC innovation award-winner propels construction technology

Construction Dive

Windover Construction’s Amr Raafat pushes the envelope on the integrated use of technology on the jobsite

Location Spotlight: Consumers Energy

Business Facilities

If you’re expanding or relocating, consider Michigan and Consumers Energy – let’s work together to accelerate your business. Read: Location Spotlight: Consumers Energy at All Location Spotlights Michigan BF-Microsites

10 Causes of Earthquake Damages in Unreinforced Masonry Buildings

The Constructor

There are several weaknesses that may cause the failure of unreinforced masonry structure during earthquakes. These weaknesses are design and. Construction Engineering & Management Earthquake Engineering Masonry Construction Earthquake Earthquake Design masonry masonry construction

5 Steps To Improve Change Order Management

Construction Business Owner

Change orders—they’re part of the normal course of a construction project, but they’re are also a major pain point—the cause of disputes among contractors, owners and designers, and a reason for cost overruns and completion delays.

USGBC unveils vision for LEED Positive


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its LEED Positive vision statement and LEED development roadmap that will “lay the foundation for a future of LEED that is regenerative.”.

Report: Scope of work changes top cause of construction disputes

Construction Dive

Consultancy HKA said contractors could use technology as a way to reduce the number of disputes, but it is not a sure solution for human error

Three Companies Expanding, Investing $4.9M In Kansas City, MO

Business Facilities

Homebase, Simplifyy and Mark II Transfer Station are expected to bring a total of 388 new jobs to the Kansas City, MO region. Read: Three Companies Expanding, Investing $4.9M In Kansas City, MO at

What are the Four Virtues of Earthquake Resistant Buildings?

The Constructor

There are four virtues that any earthquake resistant buildings should have to a certain extent in order to withstand designated seismic forces. Earthquake Engineering Earthquake Design

[VIDEO] School District Debuts Heavy Eqpt. Simulator

Construction Equipment

Florida-based Flagler Schools instructors showcased the district’s heavy equipment simulator late last month, part of a program to encourage students to consider a career as an operator. In an effort to inform the public of this program, officials invited visitors to take turns operating a virtual

Dubai, London and New York are 2019’s ‘Construction Mega Cities’


Today, more than half of the world lives in an urban area. By 2050, this number is expected to increase to some two-thirds of the world’s population, according to the United Nations.

The US has no BIM mandate. Does it matter?

Construction Dive

While many countries require the use of building information modeling for some projects, the AEC industry in the United States relies on a non-mandatory standard

AIRSYS Cooling Technologies Investing $5M In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The global information, communication and technology (ICT) cooling solution provider will establish manufacturing operations in Greer, SC, creating 116 new jobs. Read: AIRSYS Cooling Technologies Investing $5M In South Carolina at