Thu.Sep 10, 2020

A Case for Bringing Private Bidding Processes to Public Projects

Construction Business Owner

A Case for Bringing Private Bidding Processes to Public Projects. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:25. Looking to enter the public sector in the near future? The answer to establishing your firm as a competitive bidder on infrastructure and other public projects may be tech. Here's why

Why JRC, Inc. Moved to the Cloud with Vista Remote Link

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Roofing contractor made the decision to move to the cloud to better manage its growing business operations. Client Spotlight

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Bogibeel: Construction of the Longest Rail-Road Bridge of India

The Constructor

The 4940 m long Bogibeel bridge is currently the longest rail-road bridge in India. It is built on the mighty Brahmaputra river in Assam, 17 km away. Bridges Case study Exclusive Roads/Highways Steel Design Steel Structures

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Aerospace Industry Innovators Propelled To New Heights In Mississippi

Business Facilities

Mississippi remains at the forefront of the nation’s aerospace industry as leading, innovative companies continue to grow in the state, creating the high-tech, in-demand jobs of the future. Read: Aerospace Industry Innovators Propelled To New Heights In Mississippi 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.

How to Adjust Subcontractor & Site Visitor Policies in COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

How to Adjust Subcontractor & Site Visitor Policies in COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 14:53. One of the best ways to control the spread of COVID-19 on your construction project jobsites is by knowing exactly who is on-site and why.

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How Does Corrosion Affect Tensile Strength of Construction Metals?

The Constructor

Corrosion of construction metals results in a significant change in their properties. The two main mechanical properties of construction metals are. How To Guide

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Komatsu ‘Breaks Ground’ for New Campus

Construction Equipment

Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground on its new headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee's Harbor District. The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the State of Wisconsin and City of Milwaukee

Mobile ordering is a centerpiece of Burger King’s new design

BD+C

Next year, Restaurant Brands International (RBI) will begin to roll out new designs for its Burger King chain that are only two fifths the physical footprint of its traditional fast-food restaurant ( which range from 3,000 to 4,000 sf on one-half to 1.5

[VIDEO] Female Crew Aids in Hurricane Rebuild

Construction Equipment

Pink Belts Construction, an all-female crew, has gone from Alberta, Canada, to Southwest Louisiana to help with disaster cleanup and rebuild following Hurricane Laura. Robyn Garton, President of Pink Belts Construction, says her crew specializes in roofing. Her goal is to help Louisiana with her

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.

United States Golf Association To Establish Operations In North Carolina

Business Facilities

The United States Golf Association (USGA) will invest up to $36 million to create a multi-building research and testing campus in the Village of Pinehurst, NC. Read: United States Golf Association To Establish Operations In North Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

Redfin August Report: No Slowdown for the Housing Market

Pro Builder

Redfin August Report: No Slowdown for the Housing Market. cbroderick. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:46. For the four week period ending August 30, the housing industry saw more record breaking median home price increases and home inventory shortages.

Easing the oncology journey: The role of urgent care

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A Case for Bringing Private Bidding Processes to Public Projects

Construction Business Owner

A Case for Bringing Private Bidding Processes to Public Projects. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:25. Looking to enter the public sector in the near future? The answer to establishing your firm as a competitive bidder on infrastructure and other public projects may be tech. Here's why

The Weekly show: Curtis Fentress, FAIA, on airport design, and how P3s are keeping university projects alive

BD+C

This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Fentress Architects, Interface Studio, Ninigret Partners, and Rockford Construction on three timely topics: . • The state of airport terminal design amid COVID-19. • How P3s are keeping university projects alive.

Equipment Rental Index Fades

Construction Equipment

Equipment managers indicated a drop in desire to rent in August, according to the Rental Trends dataset within the Equipment Manager Confidence Index. The Confidence Index, free to contractors and other users of construction equipment, was 108 on September 1. The rental trends dataset is one of

How the Right Tools Can Improve Big Data Management

Construction Business Owner

How the Right Tools Can Improve Big Data Management. Tips for harnessing your information & gaining actionable insights from it. Greg Ragsdale. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 14:36. The construction industry has made major improvements in technology adoption over the years.

Crane Helps Project Finish Ahead of Schedule

Construction Equipment

On tunneling projects there are two critical pieces of equipment: One is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) selected a Manitowoc MLC100-1 lattice boom crawler crane to

Could Offsite Construction Help the Industry's Labor Issue?

Pro Builder

Could Offsite Construction Help the Industry's Labor Issue? cbroderick. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:39. Construction labor shortages are only one of the issues the industry faces today and one of the most important. Could offsite construction be the key to solving this problem?

COVID-19: How are you doing?

BD+C

Let me begin by saying, on behalf of all of us at Multifamily Design+Construction and our parent company, SGC Horizon, that I wish you and your family, friends, and coworkers well amid the turmoil of this terrible pandemic

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Panama Canal, Running Low on Water, Seeks Bids to Build $2B Supply Program

ENR Construction

Canal operating agency issued RFQ for global bids for projects to meet needs of canal and Panama population for 50 years

Des Moines University begins construction on new 88-acre campus

BD+C

Des Moines University has broken ground on its new campus on 88 acres in West Des Moines at 8025 Grand Avenue. The campus will include flexible environments that allow for didactic, active-learning and small group work.

USDA Loans and Grants

Constructech

The Rural Development Program at the Department of Agriculture can be a funding source for small towns that have infrastructure plans but no capital. There are two programs , loans and grants, each with its own requirements and funding sources.

What Is Cantilever | What Is Cantilever Footing | Design of the Cantilever Footing

CivilJungle

What Is Cantilever? • A Cantilever is basically a structural element that extends horizontally and has supported at only one end. The cantilever is the structures that are fixed at one end and free at another end.

Rammed Earth Observatory in the Israeli Desert

Natural Building

Gitai Architects used rammed earth and stones to build the Landroom observatory in Israel’s Negev desert. Landroom is intended to function both as a shelter from the sun and an observatory at night. It measures just 6 square meters (65 square feet) and has space for only two people.

Fannie Mae programs provide incentives for multifamily solar

BD+C

With green lending programs that spur energy efficient construction in the multifamily sector, Fannie Mae has been supporting environmentally friendly projects for several years

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More Homeowners Want Home Improvements, But Done Themselves

Pro Builder

More Homeowners Want Home Improvements, But Done Themselves. cbroderick. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:50. Analysts believe home improvement and DIY trends will become a mainstay as more Americans move to lower density areas.

David's Catfish House

BD+C

Dothan, Alabama, also known as the “Peanut Capital of the World,” is famous for its unique attractions such as outdoor hunting and fishing, restaurants, golfing, and peanut festivals, all of which bring in visitors from all around.

Construction Job Openings Grow, Layoff Rates Drop

Pro Builder

Construction Job Openings Grow, Layoff Rates Drop. cbroderick. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 09:56. Layoffs for construction jobs were most intense at the beginning of the pandemic, but as the industry continues to recover, job openings are coming back. In April, the layoff rate hit 10.8%, according to NAHB.

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6 must reads for the AEC industry today: September 10, 2020

BD+C

Performance Hall at the Taipei Music Center opens in the Nangang District (BD+C) . The structure is designed for both indoor and outdoor performances by seating 6,000 people inside while also accommodating several hundred people outside in the public plaza.

Household Energy Usage Increases Due to Pandemic, Energy Mortgages May Help

Pro Builder

Household Energy Usage Increases Due to Pandemic, Energy Mortgages May Help. cbroderick. Thu, 09/10/2020 - 10:00. As Americans have stayed mostly indoors, their energy usage skyrocketed.

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Subtle (and Not So Subtle) Effects of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry

Constructlaw

When is it going to return to “normal”? We all have been asking that question. Well, for the construction industry, it may never return to “normal.” COVID-19 may have permanently changed the landscape of the construction industry in many ways.

What Is Softening Point | Ring-Ball Test for Softening Point of Bitumen | List of Proposed to Determine the Softening Point

CivilJungle

What Is Softening Point? The resins are noncrystalline amorphous materials that soften gradually over a range of temperatures. Therefore, the softening point is controlled by the average molecular weight of the resin.