National Highway Construction Costs Up 68% Since 2003

Construction Equipment

The FHWA has released its latest National Highway Construction Cost Index, a quarterly estimate of the rising cost of domestic highway construction and maintenance over time.

First look: Austin to get first high-rise since 2003


The 29-story building, designed by Duda/Paine Architects, will be the first high-rise tower built in Austin since Cousins developed Frost Bank Tower in 2003. Cousins Properties Inc. has commenced construction on Colorado Tower, a 371,000-sf Class A office development in Downtown Austin, Texas.

Report: Elevator-related construction deaths on the rise

Construction Dive

The number of annual incidents doubled from 2003 to 2016, according to CPWR, which claims that most are preventable

The Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering opens on the University of Washington campus


Since 2003, the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering has grown considerably. The program outgrew the existing 165,000 sf building and found itself needing more space

How fire sprinklers came to Camas without an ordinance

Contractor Magazine

In 2003, legislation was introduced to require fire sprinklers in new residential housing in Camas, Wash., a small city in the southwestern part of the state. read more. Fire Sprinklers

CASE STUDY: Transformer fault detection and repair followed by degassing monitored with online DGA

ENR Construction

The paper discusses a case study on a 400 MVA 400/120/21 kV transformer, installed and commissioned in a 400/110 kV transmission substation in Finland in 2003

Bluebeam Acquires Map-Based Data Navigation Startup

ENR Construction

creator of a widely-used, PDF-based construction document synchronization and collaboration system founded in 2003, has made its first technology acquisition, buying Project Atlas, a bootstrapping startup that stitches project data into a map-like, location-based data navigation system Bluebeam Inc.,

Time is money

Contractor Magazine

In 2003, while attending ISH in Frankfurt, Germany, I saw numerous innovative products that impressed me with their potential to save installation-time.

Grandview Medical Center Project Revived After Decade-Long Delay

ENR Construction

in 2003, Brasfield & Gorrie project director Robert Robison knew it might be some time before work on the half-finished, 13-story, 1 million-sq-ft facility resumed When owner legal issues idled construction of the highly touted “hospital of the future” in Birmingham, Ala.,

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IL Amendment Would Keep Road Funds from Going Elsewhere

Construction Equipment

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition, made up of business groups and unions, estimates that since fiscal year 2003 over $6.8

Integrating the Maintenance Enterprise

Construction Equipment

145 stretching back to October 2003—are the result of being able to do The best thing about my job is that it gives me an opportunity to spend time with the best and the brightest in our business, work on real problems, and, one way or the other, come up with a solution. These articles—this is No.


AGC of Wisconsin Recognizes Miron Construction with Three Building Awards

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Miron has been awarded 48 AGC BUILD Wisconsin Awards since the program’s inception in 2003. NEEHAN, Wis. Miron Construction Co., was recently awarded three 2014 BUILD Wisconsin Awards as presented by the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin. frontpage

Illinois to Vote on Roads Lockbox Amendment in Fall Election

Construction Equipment

The Transportation for Illinois Coalition, made up of business groups and unions, estimates that since fiscal year 2003 over $6.8

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Hospital lighting: T5 vs. T8 vs. T12 vs. LED

The Korte Company

According to the EIA’s 2003 survey, hospitals can raise their profit margin by 16 percent with just a 10 percent reduction in energy costs. Since lighting can make up as much as 43 percent of a hospital’s energy costs, you’ll want to see how you can save some Watts

Project Management College of Scheduling 2016 Annual Conference

Construction Dive

The Project Management College of Scheduling (PMCOS), an organization whose roots go back to 2003 when the organization was first formed under the auspices of the Project Management Institute, has announced its annual conference to be held in Chicago May 15-18.

Bucking Houston's Teardown Trend

Construction Business Owner

Despite its location in a 100-year-old flood plain, where new construction is usually out of the question, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) purchased the 19th-century industrial building in 2003 as part of its master plan to transform a 10-mile stretch of neglected waterway into a thriving recreational area

Perkins+Will names Beets Managing Director of Houston office


He has been a Principal since 2003 when his firm, B2HK, merged with Perkins+Will. Architecture firm Perkins+Will has named Raymond L. Beets, FAIA as Managing Director of the Houston office.

Maurer House and Studio

SAB Magazine

Built in 2003, the 1,850 sq.

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

Since 2003, federal real property was noted as “high risk” by the GAO. America’s Federal Buildings and Physical Infrastructure. I first started working with public facilities and physical infrastructure capital planning and management decades ago.

PBS broadcast to highlight '10 Buildings That Changed America'


Hosted by Geoff Baer, the program looks at important structures ranging from Thomas Jefferson's Virginia statehouse (1788) to the Walt Disney Concert Hall by Frank Gehry (2003). WTTW Chicago, in partnership with the Society of Architectural Historians, has produced "10 Builidngs That Changed America," a TV show set to air May 12 on PBS.

A Decade of Building a Brand

Construction Business Owner

Shortly after acquiring Pumps & Systems , the world’s leading magazine for pump users, and founding Birmingham-based publishing company Cahaba Media Group in 2003, Evans was ready to expand

GRIDFORM™ Is An Advanced Concrete Reinforcing System For Vehicular Bridge Decks

Construction Cost Estimating

The GRIDFORM™ Design Guide is based on Microsoft® Excel® version 2003 or 2007. Download GRIDFORM™ Design Guide (Excel® 2003) Download GRIDFORM™ Design Guide User's Manual (PDF) Ref : ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Published By Rajib Dey www.

The World’s Most Recognizable Roofs


Roofing. It’s probably something that you take for granted. Protecting you from the elements, the humble roof doesn’t really get all of the credit that it deserves, but there are many iconic landmarks all over the world that are renowned for their roofing.

Using Mobile Technology ?to Influence Worker Behavior

Construction Business Owner

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, recently made the claim that globally we now generate more data in a two-day period than we did from the dawn of civilization until 2003. Few would dispute that the construction business is more connected than ever before.

Personal Revit Milestone

Revit OpEd

I stopped seriously using it (ACAD/ADT) in 2003 and switched over to Revit. I got an email asking about AutoCAD support the other day which set me thinking. I realized that I have been using Revit for as long as I used AutoCAD day to day. My journey with AutoCAD started in 1994 with R12 on DOS. So that's nine years with AutoCAD and nine with Revit. Technically I was using Revit since 2000, but for this I am not counting the first two years since it wasn't my full time work.

Reducing Construction Firm Marketing Expenses and Increasing Results

Construction Marketing Blog

3) Print Brochures are so 2003. Some of the biggest costs that face construction marketers today—advertising, print literature, reliance on a sales team—can be easily reduced.

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Government-Owned Facilities and The Continued Lack of Stewardship

Job Order Contracting

Since federal real property management was placed on the High Risk List in 2003, the government has given high-level attention to this issue and has made strides in real property management, but continues to face long-standing challenges in managing its real property.

You Need a Green Building Consultant (Who Speaks for the Trees)

Green Building Law Update

Since 2003, the green building consultants at Lorax Partnerships have refined the art of sustainable building, including lowering first costs for construction driving reduced costs of operations and resultant higher effective rents that culminate in higher ROI.

Small, Mid-Size U.S. Businesses Curb Enthusiasm About Economy

Business Facilities

economy among business owners and leaders remains high, but has shifted significantly to a more moderate level according to the PNC Economic Outlook , a biannual telephone survey of small and medium-sized business owners, which began in 2003. Optimism about the U.S.

Atkins appoints new CEO for North America


He has managed multiple business lines since 2003, leading some of the United States’ largest and most important environmental and infrastructure projects. Atkins announces that Joe Boyer will join the company as CEO of its North American region on March 18, 2013.

Expansion, Relocation Projects Bringing Las Vegas Area Over 700 Jobs

Business Facilities

Founded in Nevada in 2003 and now offering the largest product line in North America, Xtreme Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of heavy equipment and construction machinery.

CFOs See Technology Tools, Delegating As Top Time Management Strategies

Business Facilities

The results are consistent with a similar survey conducted in 2003. This Contributed Column is brought to you by REAL STREET Expo , a new event sponsored by Business Facilities and Today’s Facility Manager magazines. Posted by Heidi Schwartz.

Milan’s Bosco Verticale On Track to Become World’s First Vertical Forest

Jetson Green

In 2003, a medical study compared breathing air in Milan to smoking almost a pack of cigarettes each day.

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If apprenticeship is the solution, why all the resistance?

Contractor Magazine

between 2003 and 2013. Employers complain about the skills gap they see in prospective employees and apprenticeship programs could prepare future employees to fill open jobs. Nevertheless, enrollment in programs that combined on-the- job hands-on work with classroom training has fallen by 40% in the U.S. Why the resistance? Unfortunately for our industry, two-thirds of apprenticeship positions are in the construction industry, which turns young people off.

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Attracting Blog Subscriptions

Carol Hagen

It’s available for Mozilla Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook Express, Outlook 2003, Yahoo Mail and has workarounds for Gmail and Apple Mail too. It’s a funny thing how everyone has a blog but most have a dozen subscribers if that.

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Jacobs Engineering Group Relocates Global HQ To Texas

Business Facilities

The TEF was established in 2003 to help attract new jobs and investment to the state, and reappropriated by the Legislature in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011. Jacobs Engineering Group will relocate its global headquarters from Pasadena, CA to Dallas, TX.

From Massey to Terex: 55 years of Britain’s other backhoe loader

Digger Blog

Although a US firm, Terex is planning to mark 55th anniversary of its British backhoe loader, manufactured in Manchester until 2003 and subsequently in Coventry. In 2003 Terex moved production from Manchester to a new facility in Coventry.

LEAN Construction Project Delivery and Facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Life-cycle Management

Job Order Contracting

Facility Operating Gross Square Foot (GSF) Index (SAM Performance Indicator: APPA 2003). LEAN METHODOLOGY. LEAN methodology was first introduced by Henry Ford, later expanded by Toyota, and subsequently adopted by numerous manufacturing and service sectors.

Web Presense For The AEC Industry


Incidentally, Friendster turned down an offer to be bought by Google in 2003 for $30 million which is evidently one of the worst choices in business history.

Texas Lands New OKI Data Americas Office

Business Facilities

The TEF was established in 2003 to help attract new jobs and investment to the state, and reappropriated by the Legislature in 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011. (Photo: OKI Data Americas). OKI Data Americas will establish a new office in Irving, TX to support the company’s North American operations.

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