Wed.Nov 07, 2018

Midterms 2018: Which voters said yes — or no — to funding infrastructure?

Construction Dive

While voters in some states pledged to pay more for new projects and maintenance through increased taxes, others rejected initiatives that could have generated billions for transportation projects

U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Business Facilities Blog

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard. Read: U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging at BusinessFacilities.com. Arizona Arkansas Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Featured Florida Indiana Industry Focus Kentucky Magazine Highlights Manufacturing BF-Sept/Oct-2018 corporate expansion Economic Development florida kentucky manufacturing growth Orlando Peoria Site Selection

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3 robots mechanizing construction sites, plus 3 to watch

Construction Dive

When trying to keep up with robotic research and prototypes, it’s easy to short circuit, so here's a short list of some of the technologies already making a difference on jobsites, along with a few that promise to make their mark soon

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Proposal Writing Training – Which Course Is Right For You?

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So you need to write your first proposal or learn to write better proposals. And now you’re looking for proposal writing training. Don’t worry, this post will give you everything you need to determine which training option is best for you.

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

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

Atlantic Coast Pipeline costs reach $7B

Construction Dive

Duke Energy says permitting delays and a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission stop-work order drove estimated project costs $500 million higher

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Tech Toys: Propeller, DJI partner on drones, Ditch Witch releases VR simulator

Construction Dive

This round of product announcements also includes TrueLook's high-resolution jobsite camera and Trimble's mobile app for compact machine grade control

Team for Sutter's Van Ness Campus Hospital Thrives on Defying Norms

ENR Construction

Unorthodox team for $2.1-billion San Francisco hospital challenges construction paradigms

Drone tech provider PrecisionHawk acquires Uplift Data Partners

Construction Dive

PrecisionHawk's acquisition of Clayco's drone-based inspection services subsidiary for an undisclosed amount marks its fifth buy this year

Calif. High-Speed Rail Agency Tries to Stay on Track

ENR Construction

With $3 billion in construction under way and ardent foes and friends, California’s high-speed rail project chugs along

How 3D laser scanning can guarantee future business

Construction Dive

By capturing existing site conditions, Brady Industries says it's prefabricating piping assemblies more accurately, installing systems more rapidly and eliminating surprises for customers

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LNG Boom Spreads North

ENR Construction

Shell decided Oct. 1 to go forward with partners to build a $31-billion liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia

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Pennsylvania bill would open door to competitive school construction bids

Construction Dive

The legislation was spurred by a study that found that from 2005 to 2010, state schools wasted more than $100 million in taxpayer dollars on roofing through cooperative purchasing instead of competitive bidding

Former Accountant Testifies That SCANA Execs Misled Regulators About Nuke Project

ENR Construction

SCANA utility executives lied about the true status of the now-canceled V.C. Summer nuclear project, according to testimony that marked the start of South Carolina Public Service Commission hearings on the nuclear expansion

Designing environments for memory care residents

BD+C

A recent study finds that by 2050 the number of individuals in the United States age 65 years and older with Alzheimer’s disease will nearly triple, from 5 million to 13.8 million. Because of this, there has been an increasing shift in design trends for memory care facilities, incorporating more thoughtful designs that heighten a resident’s experience while living there.

DeFazio Aims for $500B-Plus Infrastructure Plan in 2019

ENR Construction

Oregon Democrat, likely House transportation committee chair in next Congress, wants to move bill quickly

Axalta Opens R&D Center In Philadelphia

Business Facilities Blog

The 175,000-square-foot Global Innovation Center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard is the world's largest research & development center dedicated to coatings and color. Read: Axalta Opens R&D Center In Philadelphia at BusinessFacilities.com. Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured Pennsylvania Research & Development Axalta Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Global Innovation Center Liberty Property Navy Yard Pennsylvania (PA) Philadelphia PIDC R&D

Technologies to Remove CO2 From Air Have Huge Potential

ENR Construction

A new National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine report could add momentum to negative emissions technologies, which can remove carbon from the air

53-story L.A. tower has a series of 12 cantilevered pools

BD+C

On a slender L-shaped site next to downtown Los Angeles’ Pershing Square Building, a planned 53-story, 784-foot-tall glass and steel tower would feature a mix of hotel rooms and residential condominiums. The building will be elevated and separated into a podium and a tower

Ten Minutes With Autodesk CTO Scott Borduin

ENR Construction

Scott Borduin recently sat down with ENR in Autodesk’s Boston BUILD Space to talk about collaboration, manufacturing, robotics and collecting data with sensors

New report addresses sound transmission of wood-framed assemblies

BD+C

The American Wood Council ( AWC ) released a new report on sound transmission, “Technical Report 15 (TR15), Calculation of Sound Transmission Parameters for Wood-Framed Assemblies

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GM Warehouse Reflects Logistics Plan

ENR Construction

General Motors is spending $65 million, its largest single investment in U.S. warehousing and logistics in 40 years, on an ACDelco/Genuine GM Parts processing center in Burton, Mich

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Volvo Site Simulation Pairs Viable Equipment with Projects

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment says its Site Simulation recommends the most profitable fleet of equipment and project results based on customer needs. By using the simulation, customers and dealers can work together to put an equipment plan in place before a project begins. The company says this

Construction Underway on Massive Mixed-Use Project Near Miami

ENR Construction

Developer Agave Ponce LLC and other stakeholders formally broke ground Sept. 20 on The Plaza Coral Gables, which Agave Ponce is calling the largest mixed-use development within the city of Coral Gables, Fla. Foundation work began earlier this year

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Epiroc Acquires Portion of ASI Mining, Explores Autonomous Machinery

Construction Equipment

Epiroc has acquired 34 percent of ASI Mining, a business Epiroc estimates to have revenues of more than $6 million. ASI will contribute products to Epiroc’s business including its on-board hardware and software that allow vehicles to run autonomously. The company also system-level software

DeFazio Aims for $500B-Plus Infrastructure Plan in 2019

ENR Construction

Oregon Democrat, likely House transportation committee chair in next Congress, wants to move bill quickly

Bobcat Profits Up 45 Percent in Q3

Construction Equipment

Doosan Bobcat said its third-quarter operating profit jumped 45.4 percent, reaching $107.8 million, from 2017. The company attributed the success to a rise in demand in key markets, and improved profits in Europe. Against the previous quarter, however, Doosan Bobcat’s operating income for the July

2018 ENR Top Owners Sourcebook: Owners Ask for More Buy-In

ENR Construction

Major owners are concerned that industry firms are slow to adopt lean construction techniques and workforce development plans

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Toro Dingo TXL 2000 Compact Loader

Construction Equipment

The TXL 2000 compact utility loader has telescoping arms that offer a hinge pin height of 10 feet when fully extended. Rated operating capacity is 2,000 pounds

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Illinois, Iowa Collaborate for Mississippi River Bridge

ENR Construction

The distinctive 800-ft-long, 164-ft-tall “basket handle” true arches of the new Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge have yet to rise, but the $1.2-billion project connecting Moline, Ill., and Bettendorf, Iowa, has made significant progress since construction began in July 2017

Caterpillar 330 Excavators

Construction Equipment

The 330 and 330 GC excavators have operating weights of 68,125 and 67,460 pounds, respectively, with horsepower ratings of 275 and 204, respectively. The 330 comes standard with integrated Cat Connect technology, including Cat Grade with 2D, Grade Assist, Cat Payload, E-fence, and Cat Link.

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How to Do Better on Climate Change

ENR Construction

Our industry can no longer look the other way at the impacts of climate change

Product Snapshot: Truck-Mounted Crane and Updated Backhoe

ENR Construction

The ET12KXP truck-mounted crane has a lifting capacity of 3,500 lb and is designed to be installed on Class 2 trucks and above

Construction Economics for the Week of November 12, 2018

ENR Construction

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics