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The Financial Effects Of A Safe Workplace

FDR Safety

In my 35+ years of working in the safety industry, I have had one goal each day: Help individuals safely return home to their families. There is no greater benefit of safety than this. This doesn’t mean that it is the only benefit.

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Voice of Blockchain Event

Collaborative Construction

I'll be presenting at the Voice of Blockchain event in Chicago at the Navy Pier this Saturday. Anyone interested in learning more about how blockchain connects the digital world to the built environment need to attend. Follow the link below to learn more. Voice of Blockchain James James L.

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Developing the PHC Workforce

Constructor Magazine

Resources to help recruit, hire and train new workers

Mission Critical at the Department of Defense now includes Climate

Green Building Law Update

On August 13 the President signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The $716 billion H.R.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Types of Joints in Concrete Water Tank Structures and their Spacings

The Constructor

Joints in liquid retaining concrete structures are important part of its design as joints are required as per size and position of structure. Structural Design Structural Engineering Water Tank Design Contraction Joints Expansion joints Joints in Concrete Liquid Retaining Structure Water Tanks

Brickschain Pilot Project

Collaborative Construction

The ENR article linked below details the results of a very interesting pilot project in Minnesota in which a forward thinking general contracting firm, Gardner Builders partnered with an innovative startup firm, Brickschain , to deliver a robust building information model (BIM) on a functional blockchain platform.

3 cost-free ways to handle late payments

Construction Dive

With 3.3 percent of total project costs attributed to handling late payments, subcontractors look to improve their cash-flow management

Free Form Rebar Aligned Distribution in Revit 2019.1

BIM & Beam

Building on Autodesk’s strategy to make Revit a robust model authoring tool for designing and detailing, the Revit 2019.1 release includes an important update for concrete detailers and engineers that will help to increase modeling versatility, accuracy, and productivity.

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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.

McKinsey: When it comes to AI adoption, construction should look to other industries for lessons


Tip of the spear. Cutting edge. Vanguard. These are not words anyone would associate with the construction industry. And when it comes to the nascent technology of artificial intelligence, the construction industry is right near the bottom for both current and future AI adoption

Deterioration of Concrete by Cation-Exchange Reactions

The Constructor

Concrete exposed to aggressive chemical solutions will result in some deleterious reactions which is carried out by cation-exchange. The reaction. Concrete

Improving the Construction Value Chain

Job Order Contracting

Improving the Construction Value Chain is possible for any real property with requisite levels of leadership, competency, and organizational support. Despite the hype, technology, i.e. BIM, IWMS, etc., is not the solution.

Business Toolbox: When should contractors say no to new business?

Construction Dive

Construction companies are often reluctant to turn down work, but seasoned contractors and accountants say there are some good reasons to walk away

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

11 Areas of Cyber Insurance You Should Know More About

Construction Business Owner

Twenty years ago, no one had heard of cyber insurance, and a hacker was someone with a cough. As recently as 10 years ago, many people still did not know how exposed they were to clandestine attacks on their data

Principles and principals: Linking values, leadership and effective marketing

Construction Marketing Ideas

Almost inevitably, when you look at a business or AEC practice’s marketing success, you can see almost into the eyes of the organization’s principals — the shareholders/partners and key stakeholders who lead the enterprise.

Reciprocating Pump – Components, Working and Uses

The Constructor

What is a Reciprocating Pump? Reciprocating pump is a positive displacement pump where certain volume of liquid is collected in enclosed volume and. How To Guide Hydraulics Lab Guide Turbines & Pumps


LEAN OpenJOC(TM) Job Order Contracting for Sustainable Facilities Repair, Renovation, and Minor New Construction

Job Order Contracting

LEAN OpenJOC(TM) Job Order Contracting has a number of distinct advantages for repetitive repair, renovation, minor new construction and maintenance projects.

Guam amid U.S. military-driven $8.7B construction boom

Construction Dive

When the approximately 60 projects are complete, around 4,100 U.S. Marines based in Japan will be able to relocate to the U.S. island territory

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Virginia Contractor Plants New Seeds

ENR Construction

MidAtlantic Contractor of the Year W.M. Jordan Co. announces leadership changes in its 60th year Business, community service, and health

Construction Marketing Ideas

It’s been almost a decade now since Robert Merkley encouraged me to participate and support The Ride, a 117-km cycling experience to support cancer and other research at The Ottawa Hospital.


Pelton Turbine – Parts, Working and Design Aspects

The Constructor

What is a Pelton Turbine? Pelton Turbine is a Tangential flow impulse turbine in which the pressure energy of water is converted into kinetic energy. How To Guide Hydraulics Lab Guide Turbines & Pumps GE Lab Tests


Job Order Contracting

LEAN Job Order Contracting, JOC, is a proven efficient, transparent, best value construction procurement and delivery method. It assures consistent delivery of on-demand, on-time, on-budget, quality repair, renovation, and minor new construction projects.

Cement faces special challenges in quest for sustainability

Construction Dive

With each ton of the nearly 3 billion tons of cement produced per year globally releasing one ton of carbon dioxide, manufacturers are ramping up approaches to finding alternative methods and materials

A look into higher kW Tier 4 Final generators

CK Power

CK Power has long been known as a provider of completely custom power solutions.

U.S. Steel To Invest $750M In Indiana

Business Facilities Blog

The steel company will undertake a major modernization and asset revitalization project at its Gary Works plant. Read: U.S. Steel To Invest $750M In Indiana at Capital Investment Daily News Featured Indiana Manufacturing Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Business Incentives corporate expansion Economic Development Gary Works Indiana Economic Development Corporation Steel Mill Tax Credits U.S. Steel workforce training

Shear Strength of Soil by Direct Shear Test

The Constructor

Direct shear test or Box shear test is used to determine the shear strength of the soil. It is more suitable for cohesionless soils. Theory Shear. GE Lab Tests Geotechnical Engineering Material Testing Guide Soil How To Guide

PC Paddlers Participate in 10th Dragon Boat Festival

PC Construction Blog

On August 5, the PC Paddlers geared up and took to the waters of Lake Champlain for the annual Dragon Boat Festival, an event that brings together people young and old to support cancer survivors. All Community


Costs for Tampa-St. Petersburg bridge rise to $814M

Construction Dive

The Florida DOT's cost projections for an additional I-275 Howard Frankland Bridge span have increased by almost $65 million this year

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Build Business 2018: SMPS unveils new look, website, attitude

Construction Marketing Ideas

I wasn’t able to attend the annual Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Build Business conference, this year in San Diego, and as a result missed the opportunity to achieve four intensive days of brain-feeding with AEC marketing ideas and relationships.

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Business Facilities Blog

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley. Read: Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named at

Sulphate Resistant Cement – Composition, Properties, Uses, Advantages

The Constructor

Sulphate Resisting Cement is a type of Portland Cement in which the amount of tricalcium aluminate (C3A) is restricted to lower than 5% and (2C 3A. Cement Concrete Concrete Admixtures Concrete Admixtures Guide Foundation Engineering Pile Foundation Special Concrete in Construction Tests on Cement