Fri.Sep 06, 2019

Groundbreaking Celebrated for New Primary Care Center in Ticonderoga, New York

PC Construction Blog

Blue skies and sunshine created a great backdrop to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new primary care center on the UVM Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s Ticonderoga Campus. Upon completion, the addition will be. All Health Care & Life Sciences Projects

DoD diverts $3.6B in military funds to border wall construction

Construction Dive

Funding for the 11 projects representing 175 miles of barrier replacement and new construction will come from more than 100 U.S.- and foreign-based deferred military construction projects

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Why Another Tool Is Needed to Reduce Safety Risks

FDR Safety

Below have demonstrated substantial improvement over the past 25 years. Figure 1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Safety Data. Rate Change Over Time Period. Percent Change. TRIR (Total Record Incident Rate). to 3.1. 63% decrease. Total rate (Case rate for days away Since 1992, US businesses, governmental agencies, and industry have substantially reduced the number of recordable injuries.

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Katerra buys contractors UEB Builders and Fortune-Johnson

Construction Dive

Katerra purchased the builders, which specialize in traditional multifamily and mixed-use construction, to round out its geographic markets and add more building expertise to its tech-focused approach

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

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

No-downtime power redundancy for a major telecom company

CK Power

The titans of the telecom industry operate some of the largest fleets of power generation equipment in North America.

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Commander Aircraft Corporation Expanding In Oklahoma

Business Facilities

The aircraft manufacturer will invest $8 million in a new production facility in Norman, OK for its Commander single engine aircraft. . Read: Commander Aircraft Corporation Expanding In Oklahoma at BusinessFacilities.com.

CNH Construction to Reduce SKUs, Dealers

Construction Equipment

CNH Industrial's construction business will narrow its product offering and work to strengthen its dealerships in North America as part of a five-year strategy designed to grow construction sales from $3 billion to $4.6 billion and “triple our margins,” according to Carl Gustaf Goransson, CNH

Guardian SunGuard® Coated Glass Helps Metro D.C. Reach New Heights

BD+C

Rosslyn Central Place sets a new standard for sophisticated living in a burgeoning Arlington neighborhood. Architects at Beyer Blinder Belle created an iconic wayfinder and an important gathering place in Metro D.C.

CNH Separates On- and Off-Highway Segments

Construction Equipment

CNH Industrial will separate its “On-Highway” and “Off-Highway” businesses. The company says the spin-off of the “On-Highway” assets will better meet respective business needs and optimize the cost and capital structure of each company. The “On-Highway” company will also comprise the IVECO, IVECO

Another well-known retailer files for bankruptcy: Here's the solution to more empty anchor stores

BD+C

Last month, one of the world's most well-known retailers filed for bankruptcy. Barneys is almost 100 years old and will close 15 of its 22 stores as part of a major restructure, and they aren’t alone. Barneys is among dozens of other retailers filing for bankruptcy this year. The question is, how do landlords transform this valuable empty space? The solution lies in repurposing existing square footage

Legionella Topic of Latest Aquatherm Video

Contractor Magazine

Jim Paschal, P.E., Chief Technology Officer, Aquatherm North America, evaluates the pros and cons of various chemical and non-chemical Legionella control strategies

Are Metal Panels An Ideal Low-Slope Roofing Material?

BD+C

Many large, commercial, low-rise buildings such as warehouses, big box retail stores, agriculture structures, aviation facilities, etc. often don’t benefit from steeply-sloped roofs the way residences and small commercial buildings might.

Toro Reports $838.7 Million in Net Sales for Q3

Construction Equipment

Toro reported a net sales increase of 27.9 percent to $838.7 million for its third quarter ended August 2, 2019. In the comparable fiscal 2018 period, the company delivered net earnings of $79.0 million on net sales of $655.8 million. Adjusted 2019 third quarter net earnings were $89.8 million

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New office complex in Southern California strives to create a Silicon Valley-like campus vibe

BD+C

FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy is a redevelopment of a former Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, Calif., into what its developer Lincoln Property Company is promoting as the first purpose-built creative office and mixed-use campus in Orange County

How to use BIM to drive productivity and profitability in construction projects?

Geniebelt

According to a Zion Market Research report, the market for Building Information Modeling was around USD 3.52 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 10.36 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of slightly above 19.45% between 2017 and 2022.

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Steve Cianci Named Case VP

Construction Equipment

Case Construction Equipment has named Steve Cianci as its new VP for North America. He joins Case with more than 25 years of leadership at various global heavy equipment and industrial companies. According to a press release, Michel Marchand, the previous VP, left in August to pursue new

State DOTs Receive Extra $4B from FHWA Unspent 2019 Balances

ENR Construction

Annual "August redistribution" of obligation authority due mainly to slow TIFIA loan, INFRA grant spending

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A Seismic Advance in Performance

BD+C

Designed to be the most resilient tall condominium on the West Coast, every square-inch of 181 Fremont’s 435,000 square-feet was engineered for superior performance, including the innovative, unitized curtainwall system

Construction Adds 14,000 Jobs in Aug., Jobless Rate Trends Mixed

ENR Construction

Industry's August unemployment rate slipped to 3.6% from July's 3.8% but rose from year-earlier 3.4

Standard for assessing frame deflection using one component polyurethane foams updated

BD+C

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated a standard that providing guidance for installing fenestration products.

Tour an Underground Dome Home

Natural Building

Paula and Bill Lishman spent many winters in a poorly insulated A-frame cabin before realizing they needed to go underground to use the earth’s energy to stay warm, so they knocked the top off a hill, built ferrocement domes and covered it up again with dirt.

New office campus in Southern California strives to create a Silicon Valley-like campus vibe

BD+C

FLIGHT at Tustin Legacy is a redevelopment of a former Marine Corps Air Station in Tustin, Calif., into what its developer Lincoln Property Company West is promoting as the first purpose-built creative office and mixed-use campus in Orange County

Contractors add liquids to their winter toolbox

Green Industry Professionals

ASCA panel offers frontline perspective on adding liquids to winter toolbox

Vinyl extrusion ends a decades old interior finishing frustration—deflection cracks

BD+C

It is a problem that has plagued builders and architects since the inception of concrete decks and continues to grow as we build higher and higher—cracks caused by deflection.

What's New With Construction Contract Standards in Massachusetts

Construction Business Owner

Construction contracts are arguably more important than other contracts because they guarantee the health and safety of all potential occupants of a building. But, they have always been fundamentally different from standard commercial contracts. So, when a construction case makes it to the call of the trial list, it is like the judge is being thrown a knuckleball after seeing a hundred fastballs.

The Military Construction Projects Delayed For The Border Wall

ENR Construction

A controversial method through which President Trump will fulfill a campaign pledge

TVA Cleanup Pact Cancels Coal-Ash Case Going to Supreme Court

ENR Construction

Justices still could settle this year the much-disputed issue of whether the US Clean Water Act regulates groundwater-carried pollutants

TVA Cleanup Pact Cancels High Court Coal-Ash Pollution Challenge

ENR Construction

But Justices still could rule this year on the disputed issue of whether the US Clean Water Act regulates groundwater-carried pollutants

TVA Cleanup Pact Cancels High Court Coal-Ash Pollution Challenge

ENR Construction

But Justices still could rule this year on the disputed issue of whether the US Clean Water Act regulates groundwater-carried pollutants