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5 Green Construction Practices that are becoming Standard Commercial Construction Procedures

Commercial Construction

With Earth Day coming up this weekend, there’s a lot of discussion about being more environmentally friendly in how we live and work.

ServiceTitan, The Seal partner to vouch for home service techs

Constructor Magazine

Verification tools are used to automatically send customers confirmations with proof of licenses, insurance and employee background checks. read more. Plumbing Contractor Residential Plumbing

The Tokyo Pod Vending Machine resembles a giant game of Tetris in the sky

BD+C

A speculative skyscraper designed for Tokyo takes the concept of wabi-sabi (finding beauty in the imperfect or incomplete) to heart. The Pod Vending Machine is designed to be continuously under construction, growing and evolving to meet Tokyo’s housing demand

To Save Lives in Construction, Eliminate Unsafe Choices

ENR Construction

It is better not to allow choices when the choice can determine life or death

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

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PHCC Ohio installs 2017-18 board of directors

Constructor Magazine

Past President Brian Nieman, Nieman Plumbing of Cincinnati, handed the leadership role over to President-Elect Dave Wolfe of Wat-Kem Mechanical, Troy, Ohio. read more. Plumbing Contractor

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BIM: What do owners want?

BD+C

I recently had the opportunity to moderate the Spring BIMForum conference (Conference Theme: BIM: What do Owners Want

California Awards Kiewit Contract for Oroville Spillways Repair

ENR Construction

At what price did Kiewit win the contract

Common Myths And Misconceptions About The Construction Industry

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Mike Pierce As with most professions, there are various misconceptions and stereotyping in regard to construction work as well. Here are a few of the most common myths in regard to the construction industry: Construction Boots Myths About Construction

Visit PC Construction’s Design-Build and CMAR Experts at the FWRC

PC Construction Blog

PC Construction is proud to once again sponsor the Florida Water Resources Conference (FWRC) on April 22-26 in West Palm Beach. The technical program features eight tracks of presentations and workshops diversely geared toward every water professional in.

Proposed ASTM Plastic Pipe Standard aims to support new polymer and lead-free brass fittings

Constructor Magazine

Proposed standardWK58343, Specification for Cold-Expansion Fittings with PEX CompressionSleeves for Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Tubing, is currently being developed by ASTM International’s committee on plastic piping systems. read more. Codes Piping

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Heineken USA Headquarters redesign emphasizes employee interaction

BD+C

Heineken USA’s headquarters at 360 Hamilton Avenue in White Plains, N.Y. consolidates Heineken offices from two other locations into one, primary location.

Experts Recommend Hybrid Structures for Tall Timber Buildings

ENR Construction

Tall mass-timber frames are coming into favor not only because wood is a renewable structural material but because timber structures are typically faster, safer and simpler to build, compared to steel and concrete construction

International, Volvo Show New Regional-Haul Tractors at Montreal Truck Show

Construction Equipment

Two major truck makers picked the same show and the same day to introduce new regional-haul tractor models. Navistar announced its International RH while Volvo unveiled its VNR, both medium-length conventionals claiming high maneuverability and driver comfort, at the ExpoCam in Montreal

Pile Foundation Spacing and Skin Fraction in Pile Group Construction

The Constructor

Pile foundation spacing and skin friction in a pile group decides the design of pile foundation, its efficiency and capacity in any pile. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Pile Foundation Foundation Piles

PMI urges EPA to preserve WaterSense

Constructor Magazine

WaterSense is one of the programs slated for elimination under EPA's proposed budget for fiscal year 2018. read more. Bath/Kitchen Green

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Six multifamily housing projects among 14 recipients of the AIA’s 2017 Housing Awards

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 14 recipients for the 2017 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards program, now in its 17th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life.

The 10 Largest-Capacity Refineries in the World

ENR Construction

Refinery construction is primarily driven by demand for oil products. ENR takes a look at some of the largest-capacity refineries in the world

How the Oroville Dam Failed

Construction Equipment

The LA Times reports the Oroville Dam, as analyzed by Robert Bea at the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at UC Berkeley, was poorly designed, constructed, and maintained.

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BIM Interoperability Tools for Revit 2018 - Model Checker, Configurator, CoBIE, Insight 360

What Revit Wants

Check out the links below to learn more and install. Model Checker for Revit Overview (Vimeo) Autodesk Model Checker for Revit 2018 shell install Quick Start Guide pdf Sample Files and other links Online Help How to (YouTube) -- Model Checker Configurator Autodesk Model Checker Configurator V3.0

Entrepreneur names plumbing, heating firms to Franchise 500 list

Constructor Magazine

Entrepreneur also listed the Top 100 New Franchises — franchises that were started within the last five years. read more. Plumbing

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Vertical integration triggers growth for an L.A.-based office furniture provider

BD+C

When Joe Lozowski took over Tangram Interiors about 15 years ago, the Los Angeles-based distributor of office furniture was down on its heels. Just being a furniture provider was not an exciting story,” recalls Lozowski about a company that dates back to 1963.

Data Analytics: Enabling Next Gen Construction

ENR Construction

The next five to 10 years will see huge changes in how the construction industry operates. The world is rapidly becoming more connected, and arming the industry with data—and data analytics—literally at our fingertips—will open up worlds of opportunity

AGC's Simonson Warns of Political Policies Effect on Materials Costs

Construction Equipment

Double-digit price increases for key construction materials pushed up construction costs in March, while the prices charged by contractors remained moderate, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

One-Third Of Employers Plan To Hire Immigrant Workers In 2017

Business Facilities Blog

Immigrant backlash is not impacting hiring of job candidates born outside the U.S., according to a new CareerBuilder Survey. Read One-Third Of Employers Plan To Hire Immigrant Workers In 2017 on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Daily News Featured International Surveys & Research Workforce Development CareerBuilder Employment Expansion foreign-born workers hiring plans immigrant workers Immigration Survey U.S.

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Weekly Product Gallery: Armstrong, DeWalt, Fujitsu, Noritz, California Faucets and Rheem

Constructor Magazine

Hanging Gardens-inspired CLT residential development proposed for Birmingham

BD+C

Two 25-story staggered towers sitting atop a plinth make up the design concept for Garden Hill , a Hanging Gardens of Babylon-inspired residential development in Birmingham, England’s second largest city

Survey: Workers Intentionally Take 'Calculated' Safety Risks

ENR Construction

What remains to be learned is exactly why workers do it so often

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May 8 -12 -The 4th Annual Safety Stand-Down

Construction Equipment

Falls are a leading cause of death for workers, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities and 648 of the 4,836 fatalities in all industries recorded in 2015 (BLS data). But they are also preventable - hazard elimination, proper training, and use of fall protection can change these numbers

Easy Transitions for your Company’s Next Owner

Construction Business Owner

Usually, business owners start their companies on their own or in a partnership. The foundation of the business lies in the ingenuity and creativity of the owners. The value that the owner brings to his/her business eventually fades, but it’s not always for the reasons you might think

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Stephen Moret, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Business Facilities Blog

Stephen Moret, President and CEO of the VEDP, discusses the commonwealth’s top priorities for 2017, including becoming one of the South’s fastest employment growth states. Read Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Stephen Moret, Virginia Economic Development Partnership on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

Embracing the WELL Building Standard: The next step in green

BD+C

Did you turn off the lamp on your desk today before you left the office? Did you remember to reach down and turn off the power strip your computer was plugged into?

Atkins Agrees to Final $2.67B SNC-Lavalin Buy Offer

ENR Construction

Under the deal, set to close in the third quarter, Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger will step down

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