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State Not County has Authority to Regulate Solar Farms

Green Building Law Update

At a time when solar panels are de riguere a recent decision by a Maryland appellate court limiting the authority of local governments to regulate the location and specifics of construction of a solar farm has broad implications far beyond this case.

2018 CMA STAR Awards – Winners Announced

Construction Marketing Blog

Winners of the 2018 CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards are announced by program sponsor, the Construction Marketing Association (CMA). The STAR awards recognize excellence in 16 marketing categories and 80 sub-categories.

4 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions for 2019

Commercial Construction

It has been another successful year for Englewood Construction, and with the calendar flipping over to December we’re excited to see what 2019 will bring. Here are our predictions of the four commercial construction industry trends we expect will shape our work in different sectors – and the construction landscape overall – in the year ahead: Senior Housing Communities Woo Workers with Facility Updates.

ABC: Construction momentum should remain strong in 2019

Construction Dive

Contractors can expect continued industry upticks through next year, but factors like rising material prices and the labor shortage could present some obstacles beyond that

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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.

Lightweight Concrete Floor Systems- Minimum Thickness, Applications

The Constructor

Lightweight concrete floor systems are constructed for different purposes but the reduction of dead load on the structure is the main motivation. Building Technology Guide Flooring

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The Problem With OSHA Record Keeping

FDR Safety

OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed.

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Can your really differentiate your architectural, engineering or construction business/practice?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Mel Lester in has raised a powerful question in his blog posting: “Is Differentiation Really Worth Pursuing?”

Company of the Year: Hoar Construction

Construction Dive

As Hoar nears the $1 billion annual revenue benchmark, its leadership is faced with an excellent dilemma: How do we preserve the culture and core values that have brought us success on this scale

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23 Different Green Building Materials

The Constructor

Knowing Green Building materials is an important step in designing a green building to be more efficient and energy saver. Green Building Materials. Building Building Materials Building Technology Guide Buildings Green Buildings

PC Construction Recognized with Awards by AGC and ENR

PC Construction Blog

Last night, PC Construction proudly accepted a Best Builders Award for the Ben & Jerry’s Project Extra Chunk expansion in St. Albans, Vermont. The award was presented by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont for. All Awards Manufacturing & Industrial

The Problem With OSHA Recording Keeping

FDR Safety

OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed. The cry for leading indicators has been going on for many years but we still benchmark and worry over the OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates.

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Managing transitions (and building for the future)

Construction Marketing Ideas

As I write this on the new version of WordPress, I am thinking about a major business transition/restructuring that the company’s lawyers had suggested a couple of months ago, but I put on hold after receiving initial advice from our accountants.

How industry drone leaders scaled their programs

Construction Dive

Drone experts at Skanska USA and PCL Construction outline the steps their firms took from early adoption to enterprise expansion

How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

The Constructor

A chamfer edge on a concrete is a sloped or angled corner made for improving the aesthetical appearance, safety and easily removal of formwork of. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Technology Formwork/Shuttering How To Guide

Alliance Steel Creating Up To 130 Jobs In Northwest Indiana

Business Facilities Blog

The Illinois-based steel company is investing nearly $20 million to move to Gary, IN. Read: Alliance Steel Creating Up To 130 Jobs In Northwest Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Indiana Manufacturing Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Alliance Steel Business Incentives corporate expansion Economic Development Employment Indiana Economic Development Corporation Tax Credits training grants

ABC predicts construction sector will remain strong in 2019

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Best practices and basic principles (construction marketing can be sophisticated but doesn’t need to be rocket science)

Construction Marketing Ideas

There are some simple ground rules for building an effective construction marketing strategy, and they don’t need to involve complex or expensive processes and plans.

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Developer of $700M Philadelphia casino project sets 2-year construction timeline

Construction Dive

The Cordish Cos.' ' plan could see the Live! Hotel and Casino in Pennsylvania open for business before the end of 2020

Brick Basement Wall- Construction Procedure, Practical Consideration

The Constructor

Brick masonry walls are not commonly used as a basement wall but it can be constructed to serve this purpose. Brick basement wall must be built. Brick Masonry Brickwork Building Technology Guide How To Guide Masonry Construction Work Procedures

The Effect of Digitalization on Construction

Construction Business Owner

Technologically speaking, the greatest obstacle to success in construction today is the proliferation of the data silo.

COMMITMENT-BASED LEAN CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY for Public Sector Facilities Owners

Job Order Contracting

Commitment-based LEAN Construction Delivery enables consistent, on-demand delivery of quality repair, renovation, and new construction projects on-time and on-budget.

A little respect can go a long way (and lack of respect can be costly, indeed)

Construction Marketing Ideas

As the Christmas holiday season approaches, I recall a recent painful reminder of my weaknesses — when a client called me out for rudeness. I had misinterpreted his call as an intrusive sales pitch, and treated him with disrespect until discovering that in fact I was pushing a client away.

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Queens calls on Amazon to help fund $2.7B Brooklyn-Queens Connector

Construction Dive

Borough of Queens President Melinda Katz said Amazon support for the streetcar project, which will be the only direct connection between the two New York City boroughs, would be a "fair investment "

Viscosity Modifying Admixtures (VMAs) in Concrete

The Constructor

Viscosity Modifying admixtures or shortly VMAs are type of admixtures which are used to change the properties such as viscosity, workability, Concrete Admixtures Concrete Admixtures Guide Concrete Technology How To Guide

Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

Contractor Bookkeeping

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Addition of ceiling treatments improves acoustics at Temple University School of Architecture

BD+C

Architecture students at Temple University in Philadelphia recently experienced the difference the addition of acoustical ceiling treatments can make in exposed structure spaces

Ask for a penny, and get much more (some sales psychology at work)

Construction Marketing Ideas

It seems that asking for a small commitment when you are closing a sales meeting works a whole lot better than either asking for nothing, or perhaps asking for the moon, according to some psychological research. Asking for less yields more, according to a study detailed in Yes!

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$136B North Texas transportation plan clears key environmental hurdle

Construction Dive

DOT determined that the Mobility 2045 plan — which is funding rail, bus and highway systems to accommodate an estimated 51% regional population increase — meets federal air quality requirements

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Lime Soil Stabilization Method and Factors Affecting it

The Constructor

Lime-Soil stabilization is the process of adding lime to the soil to improve its properties like density, bearing capacity etc. Various factors. Geotechnical Engineering Others Roads/Highways Soil Soil Stabilization soil-lime

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McKesson Moving Global Headquarters To Texas

Business Facilities Blog

Moving its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Las Colinas supports the company’s multi-year strategic growth initiative. Read: McKesson Moving Global Headquarters To Texas at BusinessFacilities.com. Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Office, IT & Call Centers Texas Workforce Development corporate expansion Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Employment Healthcare Irving LEED McKesson relocation Site Selection WELL Building

Explosive New Demolition Plans Submitted for Old Tappan Zee Bridge

ENR Construction

Safety concerns could tilt the decision toward use of explosives on the partly dismantled old Hudson River crossing

Trump Administration to Attempt Infrastructure Pledge Again

Construction Equipment

The Trump administration is in preparation for another attempt at a $1 trillion upgrade of the nation’s road, rail, and energy infrastructure. According to the Wall Street Journal, a package that would have made cities and states come up with 80 percent of funding for infrastructure improvements

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Construction begins on Texas border gates

Construction Dive

Gideon Contracting was awarded a $5.7 million contract for the first phase of the project, which will see construction crews build seven gates with an option for four more

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