Wed.Jun 12, 2019

What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate

Surveyor

Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation. For the past nine years we have been bringing construction professionals together in Portland, Ore. to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the construction industry.

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

Business Facilities

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life. Read: Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech at BusinessFacilities.com.

Denver 114

What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate

Surveyor

Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation

More construction firms see the value of lean

Construction Dive

Companies like Skender, Brasfield & Gorrie and Southland Industries are leveraging lean construction practices to save time, money and resources

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

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

Are You Guilty of Making These 13 Financial Mistakes?

Construction Business Owner

Learn what financial mistakes you may be making and learn from them to take control of your construction company's profit margins

More Trending

Castle Hill Gaming Creating 106 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The gaming software developer will invest $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Albemarle County, VA. Read: Castle Hill Gaming Creating 106 New Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Virginia DOT starts construction on $565M I-95 'Fred Ex' project

Construction Dive

Transurban will lead a P3 of the 10-mile express lane project to help create a corridor from Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Washington, D.C., as part of the $1.4 billion Atlantic Gateway initiative

DOT 72

Chinese Steel Wheels Manufacturer Chooses Indiana

Business Facilities

Startup manufacturer Indiana Wheel Corporation will invest nearly $23 million and create more than 100 jobs at its new 300,000-square-foot production facility in Plymouth, IN. Read: Chinese Steel Wheels Manufacturer Chooses Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Understanding LEED for green metal buildings

BD+C

Designing and constructing sustainable buildings has become a mainstream expectation of most building owners. Whether for reduced energy costs, higher returns on investment, or as an organizational philosophy, “green” building solutions are in demand.

Green 100

Is the construction labour shortage real, or an indication of poor industry productivity?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday, I enjoyed a 45 minute conversation with the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition winner Ed Zarenski. I need to edit the Skype video a bit before posting it here, but discovered some things in the interview that are worthy of sharing right away.

IDEA 67

Becoming the Internet of Things

Contractor Magazine

Most of what we do not know revolves around our evolving new identities as walking and talking IoT

96

Gensler, Corgan reveal their design concepts for Uber Air Skyports

BD+C

Uber Air, a forthcoming service from Uber that will use flying eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) taxis, currently has a planned launch of 2023 in cities like Dallas, Los Angeles, and Melbourne. The air taxis will pick up and drop off passengers at Skyports located around those cities

Construction Employment Increases by 4,000 Jobs in May

Construction Equipment

Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in May and by 215,000, or 3.0 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell to a record low, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The construction industry

Delectable design: A traditional French pastry was the concept behind the Krause Gateway Center

BD+C

The Krause Group is perhaps best known as the parent company of the convenience-store chain Kum & Go, which for nearly six decades has played an important role in the Midwestern communities it serves.

Metso Acquires McCloskey for $316 Million

Construction Equipment

Metso has acquired McCloskey International, a Canadian mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer, for $316 million payable at closing, with an additional profitability-based earn-out consideration of up to $26 million for the two-year period after closing. Metso says the deal should

Soft skills and hard hats

BD+C

13% of the world’s GDP. This equates to $1.6 trillion of potential value, enough to meet half of the world’s infrastructure needs

[VIDEO] Team Responsible for Dallas Crane Collapse Cited 17 Times in Past Decade

Construction Equipment

Over the past decade, OSHA has cited the Bigge Crane and Rigging Co., the owner of the crane that collapsed in Dallas on Sunday, with 17 safety violations, according to a report on CBS Local. CBS identified the crane as a Terex Peiner SK 415, designed for winds of 95 miles per hour. CBS said the

OSHA 77

USGBC-LA launches Net Zero Accelerator

BD+C

The U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles Chapter (USGBC-LA) has opened applications for a major new initiative: the Net Zero Accelerator

Construction blueprints 101: What you need to know

Geniebelt

What is a construction blueprint or construction plan? Every construction worker needs to know how to read blueprints. In fact, anyone that tries to skip this step is going to find that their work will not be done properly, nor will they ever be good at their job.

Britain's biggest Hyundai [with video]

Digger Blog

Middlesbrough-based demolition contractor Able UK has bought the first Hyundai HX900 L in Europe. It is the largest Hyundai machine in the UK. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Asian developer walks away from $1.4B land purchase, redevelopment of Hong Kong airport

Construction Dive

Goldin Financial's decision came after looking at the short- to mid-term impact of the U.S.-China China trade war

US 43

Construction input prices see slight increase in May

BD+C

Construction input prices rose slightly by 0.3% in May on a monthly basis and are up 0.6% over the last 12 months, according to an

Four for the Road

Contractor Magazine

Four software solutions that address selling or servicing customers in the field

Roads 60

Gerald Desmond Bridge Nears Completion

ENR Construction

With a deck 205 ft above the water, the new Gerald Desmond bridge is nearing completion

58

Are You Guilty of Making These 13 Financial Mistakes?

Construction Business Owner

Learn what financial mistakes you may be making and learn from them to take control of your construction company's profit margins

Industry Seeks the Best in Tech at Annual ENR Conference

ENR Construction

ENR’s annual conference draws a crowd looking for better approaches to data security and sharing, with an eye on cost

ENR 2019's Top 100 Professional Service Firms: Companies Aim to Offer Clients More

ENR Construction

Professional services companies expand offerings through M&A to meet project owner demands for a broader range of expertise

58

Report: Global Warming Could End Civilization by 2050

ENR Construction

Unless nations quickly muster the political and social will to engineer an emissions-free industrial system, the impacts of a warming planet are likely to be so great as to cause human civilization to collapse by 2050

Midwest Cities Take New Approach to Flood Control

ENR Construction

Flooding has plagued Midwest towns and cities along the Mississippi River for most of the year, and only now are officials in some towns considering ways to mitigate future flood events

Burke Indictment Shows That 'Chicago Way' Is Still Alive

ENR Construction

Alderman Ed Burke, 75, the longtime chairman of the Chicago City Council’s powerful finance committee, was indicted June 4 on 14 counts of racketeering, attempted extortion, conspiracy and attempting to use interstate commerce to facilitate unlawful activity

Newly Completed Playground Named for Boston Marathon Bomb Victim Opens

ENR Construction

Martin’s Park, a playground in memory of those killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, opened June 15

Rail Lines Apply Sensors and A.I. to Predictive Maintenance

ENR Construction

Rail systems in Japan and Australia are using a new technology for maintenance that employs extensive sensor arrays and artificial intelligence to anticipate needs

How NY Gov. Cuomo Shares the Pain on Infrastructure

ENR Construction

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) is putting together an impressive record of public works and infrastructure