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Why A/E Marketing Is A Career To Pursue

Help Everybody Everyday

Yes, working in A/E marketing can be a challenging career. So, why do I recommend that recent graduates with marketing, public relations, or journalism degrees pursue this line of work? Well, the more I think about it the more thankful I am that I landed in this industry.

Budgetless Illinois Road Construction Shutdown Would Cost $345 Million Per Week

Construction Equipment

With no state budget in place - again - all highway and bridge construction work will be shut down June 30, according to a June 14 statement from IDOT. Above: The IDOT Shutdown puts nearly 43,000 Illinois jobs at risk. These are the sectors that will be impacted.

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NBS launches BIM viewer

Extranet Evolution

At this week’s Autodesk University in London, NBS – Newcastle, UK-based developer of the free BIM digital Toolkit ( post ) – has launched the public Beta version of the NBS Online Viewer (powered by Autodesk Forge , a WebGL-based viewer).

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PACE in Maryland is Not Keeping Pace

Green Building Law Update

In 2008 I said Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans “ could be bigger than anything in U.S. real estate since the invention of the glass window.”. But today, despite Maryland having enacted a PACE enabling law in 2014, only one PACE loan has closed in the State.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Some Asite updates

Extranet Evolution

London, UK-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor Asite has been pumping out a few announcements recently. G-Cloud. Asite last week announced its involvement in the UK’s Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud 9 programme. This cross-government initiative was launched in May of 2017 as a means of enabling public sector bodies to buy cloud-based digital services directly off the shelf.

American Standard wins Money Savings award for NextGen Selectronic faucets

Constructor Magazine

The awards were created to recognize commercial products that enhance building management in areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, space optimization, labor costs, occupant health, liability or durability

Dressing of Stones with Different Finishes for Masonry Works

The Constructor

Stones obtained from quarrying does not contain required shapes and sizes. So, they are cut into required sizes and shapes with suitable surfaces. Building Materials in Construction Building Technology and Construction Guide Building Materials Buildings

WhiteFeet Tools updated for Revit 2018 (very cool)

What Revit Wants

I have posted about WhiteFeet Tools a few times over the years, it is an impressive toolkit. You can register and download the 2018 version here , and you can try it for free for 60 days. Fill out the form. Follow the link in the email. Scroll down to Download / Agree terms link.

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

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

Swinerton Tops-Out $120-million Shift Project in San Diego

ENR Construction

Cat Announces New VP-Level Changes

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar Inc. today announced Doug Hoerr, vice president of the Material Handling & Underground Division (MH&U), has elected to retire from the company


DeWalt dives into jobsite Wi-Fi, CIoT

Constructor Magazine

Toolmaker DeWalt has announced a new, Wi-Fi-based jobsite connectivity solution as part of its dive into digital solutions


Want a healthy building? Follow this primer on two new wellness standards


While our industry’s focus on wellness may seem like just the latest trend, occupant health has been an important goal of the built environment for centuries.

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

As-Built Structure Scanning and Modeling Techniques, Tips and Hacks: Case Studies Managing Difficult Structural Projects

What Revit Wants

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Sell or No-Sell: Design Firms Weigh Choices for Future Growth

ENR Construction

Diane Cho, a founder of a small Baltimore architect, and her partner, cold-called Carl Elefante, incoming president of the American Institute of Architects, when they heard through the grapevine that the 140-person firm of which he was a principal wanted to open an office there


Questioning OSHA's Fall Rule

Construction Equipment

During a panel discussion last week at the American Society of Safety Engineers conference, Adele Abrams, an occupational safety and health attorney from Beltsville, Maryland raised the question, “How will they define what that is? This is going to be one of the hobgoblins of this rule.".

TDIndustries hires former Pizza Hut exec Messersmith as chief people officer

Constructor Magazine

In her role as chief people officer at Pizza Hut, Messersmith led a service-oriented and proactive HR team, which supported the company’s 130+ franchise organizations and 150,000 employees nationally

Time to earn an architecture license continues to drop


The latest architect licensing data indicates that the time to become an architect has decreased to an average of 12.5 years—from the time a student enrolls in school to the moment they receive a license.

Another Superbly Designed Tiny Home Big Enough to Fit a Family

Jetson Green

The tiny house maker Tiny Heirloom recently completed another unique and luxury tiny home. This one is called Rocky Mountain Tiny Home and is used as a vacation cabin by a family of four in Colorado.

Bertha’s Inner-Workings Exposed During Disassembly

ENR Construction


Raiders Stadium Ready for Bids

Construction Equipment

Co-contractors Mortenson Construction and the McCarthy Building Company held a kickoff meeting last Thursday in Las Vegas to announce the first of six procurement bid requests to begin July 3 and finalize by the end of the month. The meeting for the $1.9

Boggs to head up Chicago Faucets’ commercial sales department

Constructor Magazine

With 20 years of sales experience, Phil Boggs previously was director of wholesale sales in the eastern region for Watts Water Technologies

After testing, seven tower blocks found to have similar cladding as Grenfell Tower


After the tragic fire that swept through London’s Grenfell Tower on June 14, killing an estimated 79 people, the British government ordered tests to be carried out on buildings across England with similar cladding.

Types of Excavation Supports or Earth Retaining Structures and their Applications

The Constructor

Excavation support or earth retaining structures are required for deep excavations to provide stability. Types of excavation supports are. Building Materials in Construction Building Technology and Construction Guide Building Materials Buildings

Downtown Transit Center Awarded ACEC/VT Grand Award

PC Construction Blog

On June 9, the Green Mountain Transit Downtown Transit Center was recognized with a Grand Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Vermont at their annual Engineering Excellence Award Gala. The new Downtown. All Awards Projects

ELFA Equipment Leasing Index Up 13 Percent Y/Y

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Mont

Uponor names Sillerud VP of operations

Constructor Magazine

APPLE VALLEY, MINN. Uponor North America named Jon Sillerud as its vice president of operations, effective June 1. Sillerud joined Uponor in September 2015, serving most recently as senior director, operations. In this new role, he will oversee ma

Seven lessons learned on commissioning projects


Commissioning helps projects achieve greater occupant comfort and satisfaction, higher building energy efficiency, and ensures ease of maintenance for the building engineering staff. Ultimately, commissioning is where the rubber meets the road in terms of building design.

Quarrying of Stones for Construction Works – Site Selection and Methods

The Constructor

Quarrying is the process of collecting stones from the natural rock surfaces. Site selection and methods used for quarrying for construction works is. Building Materials in Construction Building Technology and Construction Guide Building Materials Buildings

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Allan Myers Selected ENR MidAtlantic's 2017 Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

The August issue of ENR MidAtlantic will feature Allan Myers as the 2017 ENR MidAtlantic Contractor of the Year

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

Business Facilities Blog

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports. Read: Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together.