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Digital Dryshack #95: P6 Status Physical % Complete

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We were providing P6 training for Government Contracts at AGC San Diego, a first-class contractor and apprenticeship training facility, when we were surprised by a P6 undocumented feature. Here's what we discovered: checking 'Use Steps to Calculate Percent Complete' (a required setting for D.O.D. schedules ) disables updating status when not using steps.

Tariff exemption denied for $1.1B Texas pipeline project

Construction Dive

The Commerce Department ruled that Plains All American Pipeline could buy U.S.-produced produced steel for the 550-mile pipe

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Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit?

FDR Safety

This blog is targeting small employers, especially those involved with sheet metal fabrication. Of necessity, your work involves workers being close to the point of operation for many tasks. Spot welders, riveters, manual forming machines, etc.

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Details of landfills methods

Construction Cost Estimating

Landfill means an engineered site where waste is separated from the atmosphere underneath the ground or on top unless it is secured and entirely dissolute biologically, chemically and naturally. Benefits of landfilling: a.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth

Business Facilities Blog

Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat. Read: Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth at

Venture capitalists inject $1B into construction technology startups in H1 2018

Construction Dive

In the first half of this year, investments surpassed 2017’s total amount by 30% and outpaced the overall U.S. tech-startup investment growth rate

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Benefits of post-tensioning concrete slabs in building

Construction Cost Estimating

Post-tensioned concrete slabs in buildings provide various benefits over reinforced concrete slabs & other structural systems toward both single and multi-level structures.

Musk Says ‘Chicago Express’ Tunnel Project Could Start Work in Months

ENR Construction

Technology guru Elon Musk beat three other companies for the right to negotiate with Chicago

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

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

REHAU Organizes International Innovation Days

Constructor Magazine

For the first time in its 70-year company history, polymer specialist REHAU invited its employees worldwide to learn about new products, materials and processes

Schuff Steel Launching South Carolina Operations

Business Facilities Blog

The steel construction services provider will invest $9 million and create more than 180 new jobs in York County, SC. . Read: Schuff Steel Launching South Carolina Operations at

Connected tools, equipment boost jobsite productivity

Construction Dive

But the successful adoption of these products sometimes requires a major shift in company culture

Multifamily market stays hot in first half of 2018


multifamily rents ended with a bang heading into the July Fourth holiday, with the average rent rising by $12 in June to an all-time high of $1,405, according to a survey of 127 markets by Yardi Matrix. Rents grew by 2.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the highest for any quarter since 2015; by 2.6%

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Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Primer Debuts on Life-Cycle Assessments of Embodied Carbon in Buildings

ENR Construction

Safety Glasses, Eye Protection & You

The Safety Blog

Safety Glasses, Eye Protection & You. Welcome to Safe Friday, today we’re going to cover safety glasses, eye safety, and eye protection. Whether you’re an experienced professional, or new on the job, we’re going to offer something for everyone!

Details of top down construction method

Construction Cost Estimating

Under top down construction method, the basement concrete slabs function as lateral bracing toward the perimeter wall system. Ground level and first basement slabs are poured, with access holes left to facilitate excavation below.

App uses virtual reality to address fall protection

Construction Dive

The VR Fall Protection Experience app mirrors high-risk construction environments and has users identify fall hazards before creating a protection system

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Construction technology is catnip for investors


During the first half of 2018, venture capital firms invested a record $1.05 billion in construction technology startup companies, or nearly 30% more than during the same period in 2017, according to a new report from JLL. Since 2009, VCs have funded 478 ConTech deals totaling $4.34 billion.

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Sacramento Army Corps District Projects Get $2.1 Billion in Supplemental Appropriation

ENR Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has received supplemental funding for five District projects, totaling an investment of more than $2.1 billion in flood risk management efforts

Spirit AeroSystems Building New R&D Complex In Scotland

Business Facilities Blog

The Kansas-based aerospace manufacturer expects the new research and development complex at its manufacturing site in Prestwick, Scotland to open in 2019. Read: Spirit AeroSystems Building New R&D Complex In Scotland at

Commonly used joints in sewer pipes

Construction Cost Estimating

The following types of sewer joints are generally found :- 1. Bell and Spigot Joints. Collar Joints. Flexible Joint. Expansion Joint. Flanged Joint. Bell and Spigot joints: This joint is also termed as socket and spigot joint.

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Proposed Florida MLB stadium's translucent roof alone could cost $276M

Construction Dive

The Tampa Bay Rays-commissioned, Populous-designed stadium will have a translucent roof that could account for 30% of its $892-million budget

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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. Partners with Local University Capstone Program

Constructor Magazine

Three University of Rhode Island Engineering Students Collaborated with Bosch Engineers to Gain Hands-On HVAC Experience, Insights

Investigators Eye Fiber Optic Work in Deadly Wisconsin Explosion

ENR Construction

A puncture in a 4-in. gas line resulted in an evacuation of the area and a heavy response from authorities before the fatal explosion occurred

MTD Creating 200 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

The outdoor power equipment manufacturer will invest $10 million to expand production capabilities at its Weakley County, TN operations. Read: MTD Creating 200 Jobs In Tennessee at

Impact of impurities in water on concrete properties

Construction Cost Estimating

If the water applied for concrete preparation contain impurities, the properties of concrete is influenced in the following manner: a) The strength & longevity of concrete is decreased because of the existence of the impurities in the mixing water.

Safety in bridge construction: some say it's as simple as ABC

Construction Dive

It's in the hot seat, but accelerated bridge construction, or putting prefabricated components in place like "Legos," is increasingly used, contractors say, because it doesn't interrupt traffic or place workers in danger

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Construction Material Prices Increase Steadily in June, Says ABC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. According to a recent Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, construction material prices rose another.8 percent in June and are 9.6 percent higher than they were at the same time one year ago.

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What The Construction Industry Says About Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

ENR Construction

If confirmed by Oct. term, Kavanaugh would hear arguments on Day One on key endangered-species case

Air Products Building New Global Headquarters In Pennsylvania

Business Facilities Blog

The industrial gas company's new Lehigh Valley headquarters will take advantage of sustainable technologies and reduce operating costs. Read: Air Products Building New Global Headquarters In Pennsylvania at

Bar Bending Schedule For Floor Slabs

Construction Cost Estimating

Bar bending schedule is an important structural working document that rightly gives the disposition, bending shape, total length, and quantity of all the reinforcements that have been provided in a structural drawing.