Tue.Jan 19, 2021

Alignment of Road | Alignment In Design | Horizontal Alignment of Road | Vertical Alignment of Road

CivilJungle

Alignment of Road: Alignment is the centre line position of highway on the ground; it is also termed as highway alignment. The alignment guides the good pass of the road through wright Alignment, which is the most economical and easy to construct. There are mainly two types of alignment-.

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Transforming Construction HR: How DP Electric Netted Honors for its App-Based Approach

Viewpoint Construction Technology

DP Electric is awarded Most Innovative Use of Viewpoint Technology during Collaborate 2020 for its development of three integrated software applicatio. Construction Technology/News

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eSUB Launches Power to the Trades Podcast to Highlight How Trade Contractors Are Utilizing Tech

Construction Junkie

eSUB Construction Software, a mobile and cloud project management system for trade contractors, recently launched the Power to the Trades podcast. Each week, the show will shine the spotlight on how trade contractors are using technology to power their businesses and protect their profits.

BAM Nuttall all set to test 5G in Construction

The Constructor

A BAM Nuttall-led consortium is set to be a part of a government-funded trial to explore the potential of 5G for improving productivity in.

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

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

Buildings as carbon banks

BD+C

In 10 years, the world will have reached a tipping point where the negative impacts of climate change are irreversible. A significant contributor to global CO 2 emissions is the built environment, accounting for 45% of total emissions through the energy it uses and the carbon emitted to create it

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What Is Surveying? 23 Different Types of Surveying Equipment

Civiconcepts

What is Surveying? Surveying is considered an art of determining the relative position of the points on, above, or below the earth’s surface by taking direct or indirect measurements of distance, direction, and elevation.

Manitou Group Reorganizes, Sets Goals

Construction Equipment

Beginning this month, the Manitou Group, parent of the Gehl and Mustang brands, is organized into two divisions, the Product Division and the Services and Solutions Division?. Resulting from the merger of the Material Handling & Access (MHA) and Compact Equipment Products (CEP) divisions, the

Anchorage to receive new glacier-inspired office building

BD+C

Downtown Anchorage’s former Key Bank Plaza Building will be modernized and expanded into a sleek, glacier-inspired office building, courtesy of Perkins&Will.

KOBELCO ED160BR-7 Excavator

Construction Equipment

The KOBELCO ED160BR-7 Blade Runner excavator combines a short-radius excavator with a dozer. The 37,000-pound crawler excavator has a six-way dozer blade with folding edges instead of a backfill blade. It has power, angle, tilt, and lift capability. The 105-horsepower excavator has 24,800 pounds of

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

2021 Solar Investment Tax Credit will remain at 26%

BD+C

The 2021 Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) was scheduled to step down to 22% this year, but will stay at 26% after Congress struck a last-minute bipartisan deal on a major energy bill within an omnibus package to fund the federal government

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Stellar TMAX 2-14 Service Truck

Construction Equipment

Stellar TMAX 2-14 service truck is a low-cab-forward model (LCF), which provides users with a tight turning radius. The Stellar aluminum body can handle a service crane rated between 44,840 77,800 lb.-ft. The company’s Torq-Isolator torsion box understructure and crane compartment isolates the

Thomas Jefferson University launches the Institute for Smart and Healthy Cities

BD+C

Thomas Jefferson University recently launched the Institute for Smart and Healthy Cities to address pressing issues such as climate change, social equity, rapid urbanization, and health

Covid Causes Drop in Skyscraper Const.

Construction Equipment

The total number of skyscrapers completed in 2020 fell by 20 percent as the coronavirus pandemic affected construction, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) annual tall buildings report. Over the past year, 106 buildings over 650 feet tall were completed compared

2021 construction forecast: Nonresidential building spending will drop 5.7%, bounce back in 2022

BD+C

Slowing demand at architecture firms last year is expected to contribute to a projected 5.7% decline in construction spending for 2021, according to a new consensus forecast from The American Institute of Architects (AIA

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Biden: Major Infrastructure Plan Is on the Way

ENR Construction

New president is expected to unveil a major proposal for roads, bridges, water and energy, and boost labor and climate resilience

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The Passive House Standard

Constructech

The city of Minneapolis recently instituted an incentive program to promote the construction of affordable housing to help meet the city’s climate emergency obligations by using the Passive House Standard. The immediate reaction has been, “What is the Passive House Standard?”.

NY Infrastructure Projects Total $306B In Cuomo Plan

ENR Construction

Manhattan's Midtown West will encompass $51B of this spending; many of the projects the governor mentioned have been under way

Navistar to Sell IL Campus to Developer

Construction Equipment

Navistar plans to sell its Melrose Park, Illinois, facility to a developer who has an actionable plan to redevelop the parcel into a state-of-the-art industrial business park. Navistar estimates that half of the facility's current workforce will be transferred to other facilities. The company

Former South Boston Rivet Factory Gets Heavy Timber Upgrade

ENR Construction

Use of cross-laminated timber construction methods married a two-floor addition with an out-of-plumb, 120-year-old building

Experts Say This City Will Be the Nation's Hottest Market

Pro Builder

Experts Say This City Will Be the Nation's Hottest Market. cbroderick. Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:30. Economists, investment strategists, and real estate experts predict 2021 to be the year of the Sun Belt cities.

ENR Midwest Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

The Midwest's Top Young Pros are making change happen

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Architecture Billings continue to lose ground

BD+C

Demand for design services from U.S. architecture firms took a pointed dip last month, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The pace of decline during December accelerated from November, posting an Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 42.6 from 46.3 (any

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$1B Hockey Arena Skates Ahead of Shutdowns

ENR Construction

The new home of the New York Islanders in Nassau County also will be a concert venue, part of a $1.3-billion development next to Belmont Park

You Have PPP Questions, NAHB Has Your Answers

Pro Builder

You Have PPP Questions, NAHB Has Your Answers. cbroderick. Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:35. The newly released and expanded Paycheck Protection Program opened to new and certain existing borrowers last week, and the National Association of Home Builders wants to help applicants navigate their eligibility.

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$100 million affordable housing development under construction in Santa Clara

BD+C

Anton Tasman, a new 100% affordable-housing community situated on 1.22 acres at 2233 Calle Del Mundo in Santa Clara, Calif., is currently under construction.

Tips for Designing a Kitchen in 2021

Pro Builder

Tips for Designing a Kitchen in 2021. cbroderick. Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:37. Homeowners are increasingly aware of what they want and do not want from their kitchens as the room's importance grew tenfold this year.

Alignment of Road | Alignment In Design | Horizontal Alignment of Road | Vertical Alignment of Road

CivilJungle

Alignment of Road: Alignment is the centre line position of highway on the ground; it is also termed as highway alignment. The alignment guides the good pass of the road through wright Alignment, which is the most economical and easy to construct. There are mainly two types of alignment-.

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Urban Refugees Embrace New Bucolic Lifestyles

Pro Builder

Urban Refugees Embrace New Bucolic Lifestyles. cbroderick. Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:42. Besides trading in their city lifestyles and luxurious penthouses, urban refugees are trading in their suits and Range Rovers for bicycles and flannels.

What Is Limit State Method | Assumption in Limit State of Collapse | Limit State Design | What Is Working Stress Method | Assumptions in Working Stress Method | Working Stress Method of Design

CivilJungle

Introduction of Limit State Method: The limit state method is a balanced combination of the working stress method and the ultimate load design method.

Single-Family Permits 12% Higher Than Previous Year

Pro Builder

Single-Family Permits 12% Higher Than Previous Year. cbroderick. Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:45. Nationwide, issued single-family permits in November increased 12.2% compared to the previous year, reports the National Association of Home Builders.

U.K. Civil Engineers Group Proposes New Project Delivery Approach

ENR Construction

The Institution of Civil Engineers report advocates a focus on systems engineering and systems integration

City Scoop: Hartford

ENR Construction

Dodge data on projected 2021 construction starts in the area Hartford