Trending Articles

What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate


Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation. For the past nine years we have been bringing construction professionals together in Portland, Ore. to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the construction industry.

Hawaii licensing law delays $800M P3 arena project a year

Construction Dive

The requirement that RFQs and RFPs come from state-licensed general contractors could impact other P3s like the Honolulu rail project and the redevelopment of Aloha Stadium

Trending Sources

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

Business Facilities

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life. Read: Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech at

Denver 108

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

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

Isolated Footing Design Guidelines Based on ACI 318-14

The Constructor

Isolated or single footings are structural elements which are designed to transmit and distribute loads of single columns to the soil without. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering ACI Code Foundation design Isolated Footing

More Trending

Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth


Viewpoint is a Principal Partner of the CFMA and many CFMA members are also Viewpoint clients. I just returned from my first CFMA ( Construction Financial Management Association ) annual conference and it was a great experience.

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse on engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

Business Facilities

Millions of skilled cybersecurity professionals are needed on the front lines of the global battle with cybercriminals who are causing trillions of dollars worth of damage annually. Read: Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys at

Components of Building Substructure

The Constructor

The basic components of a building substructure are the foundation and plinth beam. These components safely transfer the load from the superstructure. Building Technology Guide components of building Foundation substructure

Becoming the Internet of Things

Contractor Magazine

Most of what we do not know revolves around our evolving new identities as walking and talking IoT


Monthly Windows Patching + Software Release


Sunday 16th June 2019: Patching 6am-12pm AEST + Next Jobpac Connect software release 7pm-10pm AEST. Monthly updates will be carried out on all Windows servers to improve stability and security. Release notes are available via: [link]. Software Jobpac Enhancements

Analysts: Infrastructure, modularization, resiliency top industry drivers

Construction Dive

While a recession is likely on the horizon, several segments of the construction industry will experience massive growth in the next few years, say experts from McKinsey and Dodge

Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation

Business Facilities

Planned growth of the company’s core businesses, innovation and vehicle testing center will bring more than 300 jobs to central Indiana. Read: Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation at

Types of Isolated Footings

The Constructor

There are various types of isolated footings such as spread footing, stepped footing, sloped footing. They are usually square, rectangular or. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Foundation Isolated Footing

Is the construction labour shortage real, or an indication of poor industry productivity?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday, I enjoyed a 45 minute conversation with the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition winner Ed Zarenski. I need to edit the Skype video a bit before posting it here, but discovered some things in the interview that are worthy of sharing right away.


All-Women’s Paving Crew Initiative Aims to Change Industry Norms

Construction Equipment

Last summer Maymead, a paving contractor operating out of Tennessee and North Carolina, began a unique initiative: developing an all-women’s paving crew. The idea started when Mary Katherine Harbin, the area manager for one of Maymead’s divisions, began honing in on statistics regarding workforce

More construction firms see the value of lean

Construction Dive

Companies like Skender, Brasfield & Gorrie and Southland Industries are leveraging lean construction practices to save time, money and resources

USDA Relocating Two Key Agencies To Kansas City Region

Business Facilities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food & Agriculture will relocate operations from DC to KC; the project is expected to bring 568 new jobs to the area. Read: USDA Relocating Two Key Agencies To Kansas City Region at

Davis-Bacon Wage Rates and Construction

Job Order Contracting

NOTE: The following is provided for awareness purposes only and is not, nor it it intended to be any form of legal advice or service. The Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) requires the payment of prevailing wage rates (which are determined by the U.S.

Reference Planes without Names

Revit OpEd

It is a common practice to add a name to the reference planes we create. If it isn't common where you work then it ought to be. The name helps give a hint to anyone that works in the model that this reference plane is more important than those without a name.

Channellock Announces Expansion Project

Contractor Magazine

Company increases capacity, continues legacy of fifth-generation family owned business


Dallas crane collapse kills one, injures several others

Construction Dive

The crane, owned and operated by Bigge Crane and Rigging, was toppled by wind gusts of up to 70 mph, according to NBC 5 DFW

Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The food manufacturer’s expansion of its Putnam County, WV manufacturing plant will create 20 new jobs and add a new product production line. Read: Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion at

Increase Traffic And 30 Content Ideas For Construction Blogs

Contractor Bookkeeping

Go through a quick search of construction/home service-based businesses near you, whether it’s a Handyman, Plumber, Painter, or a Framing company, or better yet google your competition and look at their information. Does it link to their websites? And if so, do they maintain a blog?


Price, value and the challenge of marketing and selling

Construction Marketing Ideas


TX Gov. Abbott To Extend Texas State Board Of Plumbing Examiners

Contractor Magazine

The Governor’s order will allow the Board to continue its operations through May 31, 2021

Texas 86

What happens when a contractor develops construction software

Construction Dive

RedTeam's story has been 25 years in the making by an Orlando, Florida-based contractor who etched his company's needs into software due to a dearth of options at the time

Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada: Start. Grow. Thrive.

Business Facilities

Access, partnership, collaboration and connection in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Read: Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada: Start. Thrive. at

2019 U.S. Commercial Construction Costs Continue to Rise

Job Order Contracting

2019 Commercial Construction Costs Continue to Rise. via Four BT, LLC – LEAN Construction Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery Solutions, including locally researched detailed unit price line item construction cost data. The post 2019 U.S.

Turner tops off new classroom space at Middle Tennessee State University


Since 2014, Turner Construction has been involved in a number of projects on the Murfreesboro, Tenn., campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Fuel Prices Vary with Tax Rates by State

Contractor Magazine

The average gasoline tax rate in the United States sat at 27.6 cents per gallon with diesel taxes averaging 27.3 cents per gallon in 2017

Construction Analytics wins 2019 Best Construction Blog competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

Sometimes patience and quality count more for success than razzle dazzle and pushy marketing. These observations seem appropriate for the 2019 Best Construction Blog winner, Ed Zarenski’s Construction Analytics.


Construction Cost Optimizing

Job Order Contracting

Better manage cost, time, and material across numerous facilities repair, renovation, and construction projects.