Wed.Jun 19, 2019

Report: Technology is necessary for construction skills gap

Construction Dive

A new survey by the Autodesk Foundation and Deloitte says that technology adoption also could leave some construction workers behind if they are not continuously upskilled

Logistics & Distribution: Delivering The Goods In A Real-Time Economy

Business Facilities

Efficiency, optimization and speed have always been top priorities in logistics and transportation. Today, as digital transformations are ushering in the next revolution of industry, known as Industry 4.0, these priorities are even more crucial.

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Gilbane, Jacobs find tech benefits beyond closeout

Construction Dive

Virtual and augmented reality and BIM tools have become staples in design and construction, but savvy VDC managers are finding ways to extend their use to unanticipated benefits for owners

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How to Calculate Weight of Steel Bars?

The Constructor

The total weight of steel bars can be determined by calculating the unit weight of each bar. Once the steel quantity is estimated, the next step is. Construction Engineering & Management How To Guide estimation of steel weight weight of steel

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

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

California advances bill tightening definition of independent contractors

Construction Dive

If enacted, employers would be required to use a strict method called the ABC test to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee

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AEC firm Haskell develops its own VR safety game

Construction Dive

Haskell's HERO training program uses video game-like technology to immerse users in a virtual world of construction hazards

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Metalsa Structural Products Investing $6.4M In Virginia

Business Facilities

The Mexico-based automotive solutions company will create 25 new jobs with an expansion of its Roanoke manufacturing operations in Botetourt County, VA. Read: Metalsa Structural Products Investing $6.4M In Virginia at

Construction industry confidence makes a comeback in Q2 report

Construction Dive

A new study from USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found two primary drivers of contractor optimism — backlog and confidence in new business — rebounded in the second quarter of 2019

PharmaCord Adding Up To 850 Jobs In Indiana

Business Facilities

The Kentucky-based healthcare company will invest more than $52 million to establish a state-of-the-art operations and call center in Jeffersonville, IN. Read: PharmaCord Adding Up To 850 Jobs In Indiana at

NYC issues RFI for $4B of jail facilities replacing Rikers Island

Construction Dive

The Department of Design and Construction will use industry input to help tailor a design-build program, but AECOM and Hill International will ultimately choose design-build teams for the four projects

Number of U.S. architects continues to rise


The number of architects licensed in the United States rose to 115,316 in 2018, according to the annual Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. This is a 2% increase from 2017 and represents a 13% increase compared to the number of U.S. architects seen a decade ago

BRE Global introduces new construction standard to US

Construction Dive

The "Americanized" version of the International New Construction standard, which has spent a year in development, also certifies "non-standard" buildings with uncommon configurations or in unusual locations.

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Have a Coke and a smile: New Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai is on cutting edge of arena design


Thanks to the wonders of 3D imaging, virtual reality and other tech tools being applied to design and construction, new, sometimes unheard of before concepts for structures are being imagined and built. Concept designs” are hot

About strategic alliances: How they can help your business succeed?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday afternoon, I had a key conversation with the leader of our strategic alliance partner We worked on some methodologies to keep our name in front of clients and (notably) develop a follow-up marketing strategy for the key prospects for Ontario Construction News.


How BIM can become the most powerful ally for MEP contractors?


Those following our blog surely have to be convinced by now that the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the construction industry has grown significantly in recent years. For those joining us here for the first time, perhaps it’s good to start with a usable definition of BIM.

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Nominations Open for AEM’s Grant Program

Construction Equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is issuing five $10,000 grants to nonprofit organizations who partner with AEM member companies and/or their distribution networks to cultivate the next generation of the equipment industry's workforce. To become a nominee for the program

Architecture Billings Remain Flat in May

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Demand for design services in May remained essentially flat in comparison to the previous month, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects. AIA’s Architecture Billings Index score for May showed a small increase in design services at 50.2, which is slightly down from 50.5 in April. Any score above 50 indicates an increase in billings. Both the project inquiries index and the design contracts index softened in May but remained positive.

Every Moment Matters

Contractor Magazine

The way you do anything is the way your team does everything


Would You Drink Treated Wastewater?

ENR Construction

Water recycling and other forms of reuse—such as direct potable reuse—have become mainstream enough to attract the attention of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Will your vendor let you down? 4 vital questions to ask


You spend a lot of thought specifying or installing the right product for the application.

Cleaner Water Freer Flow Expected with Everglades Fixes

ENR Construction

Two projects to improve the quality, quantity and distribution of water in the Everglades National Park in Florida—the construction of a reservoir and the raising of a portion of the Tamiami Trail—moved forward in June

Postcard from another wet Plantworx

Digger Blog

If you missed Plantworx 2019 you missed plenty of fantastic construction equipment but also some foul (or even fowl) weather. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Corps Drops Land Levees for Sand Dune System in Texas

ENR Construction

Public outcry over a proposed 17-ft wall and other physical barriers to prevent storm surge along the Texas coast has led the Army Corps of Engineers to switch gears

Can AI Predict Construction Accidents?

Construction Equipment

Suffolk, a construction-based company headquartered in Boston, has been developing a system that makes use of a deep-learning algorithm trained on construction site images and accident records. According to Technology Review, the system can be put to work monitoring a new construction site and

Bridge Designer Testifies on Evidence One Day After OSHA Slams FIGG

ENR Construction

OSHA report on fatal collapse notes engineer’s alleged errors

PMI Testifies on Adverse Impacts Expected From Tariffs

Contractor Magazine

The 25 percent duties will harm job creation, cause lost sales, and result in higher prices for consumers, association states


New Study Says Cost of Megaprojects Rising Quickly in US

ENR Construction

New study says an urgent need for infrastructure is driving growth in megaprojects, but they are not always well managed

Crime fighter: San Diego County's new forensic facility helps battle crime in three ways


The new San Diego County Sheriff's Crime Lab, Major Crimes, and Property & Evidence Unit Building is the latest addition to the County Operations Center in Kearney Mesa. It replaces a facility that was located in a converted hospital

European Hardhat Brings Science to Injury Reduction

ENR Construction

In Sweden, a partnership between MIPS Corp.,

Unsung heroes: Two hurricanes couldn't stop this project team


One hurricane would test most project teams. But a Building Team led by construction manager Robins & Morton had to battle through both Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017 to complete the 164,000-sf expansion of Tradition Medical Center, Port Saint Lucie, Fla. Martin Health System had wisely built the original three-story hospital, which opened in 2013, with enough structural capacity for vertical expansion. In less than two years, St.

NJ Pushed to Curb Gas Projects In Clean-Energy Future

ENR Construction

Set to award their first 1,100-MW offshore wind farm contract, state officials are under pressure to restrict approvals of new natural-gas and other fossil fuel projects

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Causes of honeycombing in concrete and proper solutions

Construction Cost Estimating

Honeycombing refers to a structural defect related to a RCC Structure. The areas of the concrete surface where the coarse aggregate are clearly shown known as honeycombed surface that provides an appearance of honey bees nest. If honeycombed surface is ignored, the RCC structure fails to function properly according to the design (structurally fragile).

Top 500 Sourcebook: Cruise Line HQ Mimics Ship Design

ENR Construction

Royal Caribbean’s New HQ Mimics Its Cruise Ships