Enabling Effective Communication

John Chaney

Why building sound communication and documentation practices is critical to construction projects. In a previous article, we discussed three important areas of project management and ended by briefly discussing project communication.

American Folk Art Museum, opened in 2001, to be demolished


The American Folk Art Museum by architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien opened in 2001 to wide acclaim, thanks, in part, to its distinctive faceted, bronze façade. But just 12 years after opening the building, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) plans to demolish the structure to make way for an expansion that will more seamlessly connect with adjacent MoMA buildings on the MoMA campus in Manhattan, according to the New York Times. read more.

Construction Unemployment Falls to Lowest June Level Since 2001, Officials Warn of Growing Worker Shortage

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment held steady in June at the highest level in six years, while the number of unemployed workers with construction experience fell to the lowest total since 2001, according to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Construction Unemployment Falls to Lower Level Since August 2001; Job Growth Slows

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The number of unemployed workers with construction experience dropped to the lowest total for August since 2001, as hiring slowed despite robust demand for construction, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that the hiring slowdown likely has more to do with the lack of available workers in many parts of the country than it does low demand.

Construction of World Trade Centers

The Constructor

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Airport/Transit Award of Merit: World Trade Center Transportation Hub

ENR Construction

11, 2001, terror attack The World Trade Center Transportation Hub is part of a 16-acre redevelopment of lower Manhattan after the destruction of the Sept.

Artificial intelligence and construction marketing: Where are we now?

Construction Marketing Ideas

The world is quite a ways from the images in the 2001 science fiction movie: A.I. Artificial Intelligence, and it may be premature (but certainly is worthy of concern) that physicist Steven Hawkings has warned that A.I. could end mankind.

15 Years Later

Business Facilities

What has not changed since September 11, 2001. Read 15 Years Later on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. District Of Columbia Economic Development Featured Posts New York Pennsylvania The Editor's Blog USA - Mid Atlantic 9/11 Khalid Sheikh Mohammed New York (NY) Pennsylvania (PA) September 11 September 11th Attacks Trial Washington DC World Trade Center

State of the Industry

Construction Business Owner

The tech bubble and the associated recession of 2001 were not felt by most industry enterprises All things relative, 2017 finds the construction industry doing quite well. The industry has largely recovered from the Great Recession and is moving forward.

Unemployment Rate Drops To 16-Year Low

Construction Equipment

percent — the lowest level since May 2001. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today the nation's jobless rate fell to 4.3 percent from 4.4 Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 138,000 in May, setting the unemployment rate at 4.3

ENR NY Legacy Award Winner Irwin Cantor is a Legend in His Own Time

ENR Construction

11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, structural engineer Irwin G. Two days after the Sept.

Victorian era gasholders become modern residences in London


The three residential buildings are housed within the frames at varying heights as a reference to the movement of the original gasholders, which were dismantled and removed in 2001

Small Project under 10 million Award of Merit - Ivar's Pier 54 Piling and Apron Replacement

ENR Construction

Originally built in the 1980s for industrial use, the historic Ivar’s Pier 54 was deteriorating and in need of seismic improvements following the 2001 Nisqually earthquake and a decade of deferred maintenance

Landscape/Hardscape Best Project - Flight 93 Memorial Plaza and Visitor Center

ENR Construction

11, 2001, features a black granite walkway that traces the flight path The Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa., which opened 14 years after passengers and crew thwarted a terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol on Sept.

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Wiper Shaker, LLC

Green Industry Professionals

was formed in 2001 to commercialize this innovative idea and bring the SHAKER Wiper to the market Wiper Shaker Technology Inc.


Swinerton rebrands to call attention to its broader portfolio


The San Francisco-based company, which is celebrating its 130 th anniversary this year, is probably best known as Swinerton Builders, a brand it started using in 2001.

For Award of Excellence Winner, It Was a Journalist Who Inspired the Engineer

ENR Construction

13, 2001, two days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and heard someone saying, “What are you going to do? As ENR’s 53rd Award of Excellence winner Ron Klemencic tells it, he answered the phone on Thursday, Sept.

5 Beekman Hotel and residences: Back in business


Temple Court and its Annex (1890) were designated a New York City landmark in 1998, to no avail: the last tenant moved out at the end of 2001

Restoring Our Defenses

Construction Business Owner

11, 2001, began in its usual manner for John Nienabar, operations manager at ServiceMaster of Springfield, Virginia. At 11:30 a.m., however, Nienabar received an unforgettable call.

A funny thing may happen on the way to AI


When we picture the future of technology, scenes from “The Terminator” or “2001: A Space Odyssey” might first enter our minds, showing us the end of humanity or the rampage of psychotic robots.

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Fifty (50) Years of Failure in Construction: Let's Change That!

Collaborative Construction

In 2001 I read an article by Dr. Paul Teicholz in which he detailed deficiencies in the labor productivity rate in construction.

Flight 93 Tower of Voices Comes to Life

Construction Equipment

The Tower of Voices (TOV) marks the final phase of major construction of the memorial’s original design and will stand 93 feet tall with 40 wind chimes contained within the structure that will serve as a memory of the voices of the passengers and crew who died on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001

All 50 States Greenlight First Responder Network

Construction Equipment

Since the events of 2001, the public safety community has been advocating for a dedicated wireless broadband network to enhance and ensure communications during emergencies and other events.

How to Mitigate Risk with Security Cameras

Construction Business Owner

Such losses increased by 64 percent between 1995 and 2001 and that trend is continuing upward at. Throughout the last decade, the construction industry has spawned an entirely new black market industry—construction theft.

Rapid growth of retail health clinics presents new choices for consumers, payers, and providers


Retail health clinics, which have been around since 2001, and until recently have been profit question marks, are having their moment in the sun. A recent report by Accenture Consulting predicts that the clinics sector will grow at an average annual rate of 14% through 2017, when their numbers will exceed 2,800, compared to 1,914 in 2014

Strongco's Robert Dryburgh Steps Down

Construction Equipment

Robert Beutel, chairman of Strongco since 2001, will serve as executive chairman in the interim Strongco Corporation, a multiline mobile equipment dealer with 32 locations in Canada and the U.S.,

National Construction Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 4.9 Percent in July

Construction Superintendent Magazine

percent from a year ago, but still the third lowest July rate on record—matching the July 2001 rate, the U.S. WASHINGTON, Wash. – The national not seasonally adjusted construction unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in July, up 0.4

Video Update: I-85 Bridge Reconstruction in Atlanta

Construction Equipment

Mathews Contracting Company, based in Marietta, Georgia, has been selected by Georgia DOT to lead the I-85 bridge rebuilding effort, based on the contractor's availability, resources and previous experience providing a similar response to a tanker fire that damaged I-285 over SR 400 in 2001.

New Career Center Launching for CMA

Construction Marketing Blog

Founded in 2001, the company is the nation’s largest provider of third-party career services software for professional associations, powering over 1,000 custom-designed and private-label job boards.

Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC Expanding In Tennessee

Business Facilities

“The support from the city of Jackson and Madison County has been greatly appreciated since 2001.”. Toyota Boshoku Tennessee, LLC will expand its operations in Jackson, TN. The automotive components manufacturer will invest $31 million and create 139 new jobs in Madison County.

GAO Report on GSA / Public Building Services – 14 Years without a Real Property Management Strategy?

Building Information Management

14 Years and Counting… GSA recognized in 2001 that — ” based on the age and deteriorating condition of its buildings and the available funding for its buildings— a new approach to managing the portfolio was needed to address issues affecting long-term sustainability.”

Terrorism Risk Insurance Act renewed


11, 2001, attacks for six years. President Barack Obama signed the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act law on Jan. The action renews the program created in response to the Sept. Congress voted the previous week to renew the Act, which expired on Dec. 31, after former Sen. Tom Coburn, R-OK, who had blocked its passage, retired. read more. Legislation Codes and Standards

The Secrets to the Pentagon Renovation Program's Success

Construction Business Owner

As the former program manager of the Pentagon Renovation Program, I have often listened as people have related, eyes brimming, their vivid memories of September 11, 2001. The stories are always intense and emotional. As a result of those attacks, the Pentagon Renovation Program suddenly became widely known to many Americans. For me, however, the story began four years earlier, shortly before Thanksgiving of 1997

The Carpenter Contractor Trust An Introduction

Construction Marketing Blog

The Carpenter Contractor Trust (www.CCTNetwork.org), or simply “The CCT,” is a labor management trust formed in 2001. It’s all marketing. Well, it isn’t, exactly. But the reason we hear that cliché so frequently is that it carries with it a ring of truth that resonates within all of us.

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Harbor Freight Tools’ South Carolina Expansion To Create 500 Jobs

Business Facilities

Since we opened our first facility here in 2001, the company has continued to grow and so has our need for a larger distribution center,” said Harbor Freight Tools Founder and CEO Eric Smidt.

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Chooses McCarthy Building Companies as Construction Manager

Construction Superintendent Magazine

has been selected as construction manager for the $45-million expansion of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, originally built by McCarthy and opened in 2001. Louis, Mo.-based based McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. The 79,000-square-foot expansion is set to begin in early 2014. The space will include flexible research laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as core facilities and additional growth chamber space. The expanded facility is expected to open in 2015.

Manitou Americas CEO Daniel L. Miller to Step Down

Construction Equipment

He joined Manitou Americas in 2001 as director of operations, eventually becoming vice president of operations. Manitou Group has announced that Daniel L. Miller, chief executive officer of Manitou Americas, Inc. and president of the Compact Equipment Product Division, will leave effective April 30, 2017. Miller will remain active to assist with the transition while the company conducts an external search and his successor is named.

Telogis Inc.

Green Industry Professionals

Established in 2001, Telogis is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Telogis, the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers'' businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. with offices in Europe and Latin America, as well as a development center in Christchurch, New Zealand

Billtrust Expanding, Creating 200 New Jobs In New Jersey

Business Facilities

Founded in 2001, Billtrust provides automated invoice-to-cash solutions for the business-to-business market via a proprietary, end-to-end cloud-based solution.

New Developments for 179D Energy Efficiency Tax Incentive

John Chaney

The truth is that the tax code only requires the HVAC, lighting and building envelope systems be as little as 10 percent more efficient than the 2001 or 2007 ASHRAE energy standard. Guest post by Kevin Sullivan of BRAYN Consulting LLC. In February of this year, Congress passed a budget that included a one-year extension of the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, Section 179D , making it available to architects, engineers, and contractors for building projects completed in 2017.