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Wieland chalks up productivity gains to paperless project

Construction Dive

At a rural Ohio jobsite, Wieland Construction and its subcontractors are managing progress entirely from mobile devices — an investment they say has been offset by hours of time saved and countless mistakes avoided

Are Your Safety Policies Asking for Trouble?

FDR Safety

FDRsafety supports and promotes employers developing strong safety policies, training their employees and enforcing those policies. However, some policies are so strict that they create potential legal issues. Recent cases (both OSHA and personal injury) suggest that industry’s quest to mandate employee performance may ignore the real world where workers encounter variables, and strict interpretation of the policy would literally prevent the work from being done.

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U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Business Facilities Blog

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard. Read: U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging at Arizona Arkansas Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Featured Florida Indiana Industry Focus Kentucky Magazine Highlights Manufacturing BF-Sept/Oct-2018 corporate expansion Economic Development florida kentucky manufacturing growth Orlando Peoria Site Selection

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Midterms 2018: Which voters said yes — or no — to funding infrastructure?

Construction Dive

While voters in some states pledged to pay more for new projects and maintenance through increased taxes, others rejected initiatives that could have generated billions for transportation projects

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

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

4 Types of Cracks in Concrete Columns and their Causes

The Constructor

Four types of cracks developed in reinforced concrete column are diagonal cracks, horizontal cracks, splitting cracks, corrosion cracks. The causes. Building Technology Guide Concrete Cracks Concrete Technology Tips Concrete cracks

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Groundbreaking Model Code for Green Construction Released

Constructor Magazine

The IgCC is part of the Code Council’s family of comprehensive, coordinated and modern model codes

What is Construction Management?

The Constructor

Construction management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a construction process from the start to the end. The objectives of. Building Technology Guide Construction Management

The Simple Framework for Efficient and Open Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting

The OpenJOC Framework(TM) embeds core LEAN integrated project delivery and superior procurement practices to provide real property owners with optimal strategies strategy for consistently delivering on-demand, quality repair, renovation, and minor new construction projects on-time and on-budget.

PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective

FDR Safety

This article presents a narrow slice of history as known by Mike Taubitz, beginning with employment at General Motors (GM). It chronicles the foundations and evolution that brought those engaged in the practice of engineering and safety to the current state of PTD in one company.

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Standing on the edge of history

Construction Marketing Ideas

Picture yourself at the moment of a historical transformation. You may remember the experience vividly. In my (old) generation, it was the Kennedy assassination. A bit later – 9/11.


3 robots mechanizing construction sites, plus 3 to watch

Construction Dive

When trying to keep up with robotic research and prototypes, it’s easy to short circuit, so here's a short list of some of the technologies already making a difference on jobsites, along with a few that promise to make their mark soon

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Batching Methods of Concrete

The Constructor

What is Batching of Concrete? The process of measuring ingredients or materials to prepare concrete mix is known as batching of concrete. To get. Concrete Technology Concrete Batching volume batching weigh batching

Risks Construction Contractors Face While On The Job

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Rachel Porter. Content Specialist At Custom Contractors Insurance. Many people look at someone who has made it as a contractor and often find themselves wishing they were contractors too.

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Conference Reaffirms Strength of Design-Build Delivery

ENR Construction

Founding members and new research say design-build is 'better faster cheaper

Some more thoughts about “pay to play” and media publicity

Construction Marketing Ideas

A few minutes ago, I reviewed a series of story ideas submitted by a freelance writer. He had originally sought $200 per story but I responded quickly (without reviewing the story ideas) that I couldn’t pay that fee. So he offered to do the work for half price.


Which hazards top OSHA's 10 most-cited safety violations list?

Construction Dive

Here is a breakdown of the total number of violations on this year's list per standard as well as details about each standard


Methods of Precast Concrete Constructions

The Constructor

Precast concrete construction system has its own characteristics which influence the layout, span length, construction depth, and stability system to. Building Technology Guide Precast Concrete Work Procedures Construction How To Guide

A Tale Of Two Cities: Amazon Picks NYC, Northern Virginia For New HQ

Business Facilities Blog

After an epic site selection process, Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across two new headquarters. Plus, Nashville lands 5,000 jobs. Read: A Tale Of Two Cities: Amazon Picks NYC, Northern Virginia For New HQ at

Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects Recognized

Constructor Magazine

Water/wastewater projects among award-winning infrastructure solutions

Proposal Writing Training – Which Course Is Right For You?

Help Everybody Everyday

So you need to write your first proposal or learn to write better proposals. And now you’re looking for proposal writing training. Don’t worry, this post will give you everything you need to determine which training option is best for you.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline costs reach $7B

Construction Dive

Duke Energy says permitting delays and a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission stop-work order drove estimated project costs $500 million higher

Simple responsibility: It isn’t complicated to get things right

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday morning, as I was backing my car out of our home garage, I managed to rip off a hunk of car sidewall-bumper, as well as the door’s moulding. My family members could quickly tell something wasn’t quite right as I let off a series of very loud expletives at the driveway.

Miller Industries Expansion Creates 175 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

Over a five-year period, the towing equipment manufacturer has made a significant investment to expand its operations in Ooltewah, TN. Read: Miller Industries Expansion Creates 175 Jobs In Tennessee at Automotive Daily News Featured Manufacturing Tennessee Workforce Development corporate expansion Employment Hamilton County Miller Industries Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development towing equipment

Some useful tips for footing excavation measurements

Construction Cost Estimating

In this informative construction video tutorial, you will learn how to make calculation for earthwork excavation on the basis of elementary thumb rules. Besides, you will also learn how to make cross examination at the time of estimation.

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Delivering a reliable, quiet emergency power system for critical neonatal care

CK Power

SSM Health St. Mary’s in Richmond Heights is a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Within its walls, mothers and their newborns —some born as early as 28 weeks— are fighting for their lives. And in 2016, we were awarded the contract for its standby power system.

Fall project roundup: What's being built where?

Construction Dive

With so many hotbeds of construction activity across the country, it can be hard to keep up. Construction Dive has rounded up some of the top projects at various stages of development this season

A Preview of the Top Specialty Contractors of 2018 From ENR Mountain States

ENR Construction

This year’s top list reflects an even broader diversity of specialty work than in years past

Virginia Tech Partners With Accuride Intl. To Reimagine Smart Living

Constructor Magazine

FutureHAUS will be the only U.S. entry in the Global Solar-Home Competition set for Dubai, Nov. 14-29

Price Index Up 2.9% – Past Twelve Months – October 2018

Job Order Contracting

Producer Price Index up 2.9% over past twelve (12) month period, and 0.6% for October 2018. via Four BT, LLC – LEAN Construction Delivery Solutions and Verifiable, Locally Researched Construction Cost Data.

Cincinnati Music Hall: Saving a cultural anchor


Four years ago, Cincinnati Music Hall had the dubious distinction of being placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Endangered Historic Places” list. A National Historical Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Victorian Gothic structure, designed by architect Samuel Hannaford (1835–1911) and completed in 1878, takes up a full block across from Washington Park in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood

AECOM to exit 30 countries, change leadership

Construction Dive

Full-year income dropped 5%, and due to some “avoidable and unacceptable” issues in its fourth quarter, the firm will make changes to segments such as construction services, which is no longer led by Dan McQuade

Autonomous Drone System Tested for Mapping Without GPS

ENR Construction

Uses envisioned include searching for missing hikers in forests or mapping construction progress autonomously within indoor locations

Employees Happier, Healthier, More Productive in LEED Buildings

Constructor Magazine

USGBC survey indicates healthier, more sustainable buildings give employers a hiring edge to attract best-in-class talent