Tue.Feb 11, 2020

Making the grade: Why school construction costs are climbing and projects are stalling

Construction Dive

Contractors that specialize in education, such as Suffolk, Hoar and McCarthy say that labor and material costs, higher health standards and tech-heavy designs are causing some clients to go back to the drawing board

Eight Years in Prison For Former SNC Construction Executive


cnstrctr insight The SNC Lavalin scandal has touched many people who live in Canada and North America over the last several years. The article in the Global Construction Review summarizes the sentencing issue to SNC Lavalin former head of international construction – Sami Bébawi.

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Bechtel opens NYC office to capitalize on infrastructure opportunities

Construction Dive

The top contractor by revenue has opened a Manhattan office to improve work on transit and other projects in the area

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Business Facilities LiveXchange: Will We See You In Charlotte?

Business Facilities

Only 15 spots remain for this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event, April 19-21, 2020 at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte, NC. Read: Business Facilities LiveXchange: Will We See You In Charlotte? at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Turner, Tishman Speyer provide free amenities services for construction workers at $3B Hudson Yards jobsite

Construction Dive

The contractor and developer team expect 10,000 workers to use its ZO. app for shaves, lunch, massages and more during the course of The Spiral high-rise project

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Turner, Tishman provide free amenities services for construction workers at $3B Hudson Yards jobsite

Construction Dive

The contractor and developer team expect 10,000 workers to use its ZO. app for shaves, lunch, massages and more during the course of The Spiral high-rise project

New Jersey Tax Credit Program Supported 32 Companies In 2019

Business Facilities

Last year, investments in emerging technology life sciences companies through New Jersey's Angel Investor Tax Credit Program totaled more than $33 million. Read: New Jersey Tax Credit Program Supported 32 Companies In 2019 at BusinessFacilities.com.

What is Chezy’s Formula for Open Channels? How to determine Chezy’s Constant?

The Constructor

The Chezy’s formula was given by the French hydrologist Antonie Chezy. He related the discharge (Q) of the water flowing through an open channel with.


New York City’s largest freestanding cancer center opens


Perkins Eastman Architects, Ennead Architects, and ICRAVE have collaborated on the 25-story David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City’s largest freestanding cancer care center

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement – Characteristics, Construction, and Comparision

The Constructor

Continuously reinforced concrete pavement is a jointless concrete pavement continuously reinforced throughout the pavement length in the longitudinal.

JLG Changes Nomenclature on Scissors

Construction Equipment

JLG has added specialty and indoor-only scissor lifts to its line, and has changed its nomenclature. The new ANSI standards served as inspiration to simplify the model numbers across our two popular scissor lines,” said Rafael Nunez, senior product manager for scissors, in a prepared statement.

Difference Between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil

Civil Lead

Difference Between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil Companion and Consolidation are the methods of compressibility of soil. Both are soil improvement techniques. Today in this article, we are going to discuss the difference between compaction and consolidation. Compaction VS Consolidation Compaction of Soil Compaction is an instantaneous process of reducing the volume of voids of soil due to the expulsion of pore air. In compaction, the air is removed from voids.

Losses of Water in the Canal System

The Constructor

The passage of water from the main canal to the outlet at the head of the watercourse may experience water loss either due to evaporation or due to. Water Resources Evaporation loss in channels Losses of Water in the Canal System Seepage Loss in Channels

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Want your organization to be more creative? Embrace these 4 workplace strategies


The best businesses across every sector operate as idea factories. When you think of creative businesses, you may think of companies like Apple or Pixar. But today, encouraging creativity is a must in every business, from law firms to banks to media companies.

Important Terms in Design of Irrigation Canal System

The Constructor

The design of irrigation canal system requires the knowledge of some of the important terminologies and definitions associated with the command area. Irrigation Water Resources Area to be Irrigated Crop Ratio Cultivable Command Area (C.C.A) Full Supply Coefficient Gross Command Area (G.C.A)

KTGY unveils designs for Downtown Superior’s Main Street mixed-use portion


KTGY Architecture and Planning has unveiled the designs for the Main Street mixed-use portion of Downtown Superior. The project will create a walkable 12-acre mixed-use location incorporating residential, commercial, civic, retail, and restaurants

Gearing Up for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020

Construction Business Owner

Gearing Up for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020. Find out what’s happening at construction’s largest trade show. Greg Ragsdale. Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:49.

SuperAdobe – History, Construction, and Advantages

The Constructor

A super adobe structure is a man-made building made of sandbags (small or long) with the native material available in abundance and stacking or. Building Technology Guide Earthquake Engineering How To Guide Structural Engineering SuperAdobe

February 2020 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

February 2020 Construction Industry Stats. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 02/11/2020 - 14:19.

Construction of Stone & Brick Walkway

The Constructor

The walkway is a smooth and flat passage or path to move around which connects different parts of the building like a garden, driveway, and door. Brickwork Building Technology Guide How To Guide Others Work Procedures Brick walkway stone walkway Walkway

[VIDEO] Roborigger Tech Keeps Crane Loads Stable

Construction Equipment

A Perth-based robotics startup, Tensa Equipment, has developed a remote-controlled system that allows crane loads to be stabilized and correctly oriented without humans needing to stand beneath them pulling on ropes. The system, Roborigger, eliminates the need for workers to be near a crane in the

ENR's National Top 20 Under 40, Class of 2020

ENR Construction

Out of nearly 500 entries from across ENR’s 10 regional Top Young Professionals contests, a final group of 20 individuals has emerged as the fourth annual class of ENR’s national Top 20 Under 40


PwC Identifies Six Emerging Technologies

Construction Equipment

Courtesy of: PwC’s Digital Pulse Digital Pulse, a website of PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting (Australia), cites six emerging technology trends that it says will not replace humans but will rather make them more productive through technology. Scott Likens, in charge of PwC’s new services and

ENR MidAtlantic's 2020 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

These up-and-comers are making names for themselves by proving their mettle as leaders in the industry and their communities

Fenestration Rating Council launches faster energy performance testing system


The National Fenestration Rating Council ( NFRC ) introduced a new process that will greatly reduce the time needed for simulating energy performance


Feds Approve $1.6B for New NJ Bridge, But Nix $12B For Key Hudson River Tunnel

ENR Construction

Planned Northeast Corridor underground rail link has been held up for years

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Tailored Environment of CHOC Thompson Autism Center comes from designer's firsthand experience


Don Lawrence knows the frustration and helplessness of not being able to find adequate resources to help an autistic child navigate and thrive in the world around him.

Mortar Vs Cement | Type of Cement | Type of Mortar


Mortar Vs Cement The difference between mortar and cement is that cement is the bonding agent, while the mortar is a product composed of cement, sand, and lime.

Former Architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, Leaves Legacy of Leadership on Capitol Hill

ENR Construction

The 11th Architect of the Capitol honored with Legacy Award for maintaining and sustaining captol Complex

Service Tech Mobile Unveiled at AHR

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Service Tech provides service technicians with an easy-to-use mobile field tool to streamline work in the field and quickly update the back office. Viewpoint News

Chicago's CTA Board Approves $38.3-Million Red Line Extension EIS

ENR Construction

The Chicago Transit Authority has given a $38.3-million contract for the environmental impact study for the 5-mile extension of the CTA Red Line on the city's south side

UK Prime Minister Clears HS2 Project To Commence Construction

ENR Construction

Total projected program budget now at $114 billion, some $33 billion above previous estimate