Fri.May 25, 2018

Battery vs. diesel: Why we need both as we move into a greener future

CK Power

It’s the debate of the hour: Diesel or battery power? Here’s an honest answer: They’re two vastly different power sources, and there’s a time and place for each.

California logs 50K construction apprentices

Construction Dive

The state expects to have 100,000 active apprentices, many of them in the construction trades, by the end of 2020

PricewaterhouseCoopers Connecticut Expansion Will Create 400 Jobs

Business Facilities Blog

PwC will invest $20 million on the expansion, which includes establishing Stamford, CT as the headquarters for its Insourced Solutions for Tax (IST) division. Read: PricewaterhouseCoopers Connecticut Expansion Will Create 400 Jobs at BusinessFacilities.com.

OSHA proposes new crane rule addressing operator qualifications

Construction Dive

The new rule gives employers responsibility once again for ensuring that crane operators are qualified

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Basics of Building Envelope Construction

cnstrctr

The envelope of your building is just as important as the interiors. Keeping the weather out and the comfort in is the primary role for your envelope.

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Michigan grants developer $2.1B for Detroit brownfields

Construction Dive

Billionaire Dan Gilbert's company Bedrock will capture various state taxes to help pay for proposed projects, which include a tower that would be the city's tallest

The evolution of clean diesel technology in response to Tier 4

CK Power

Diesel fuels our economy. Many of the industries that make our day-to-day lives a possibility —farming, construction, infrastructure and more— depend on diesel to power their equipment.

Trio of Transit Construction Projects Dominates New LA Metro Budget

ENR Construction

The 2018-19 spending plan, which begins July 1, calls for nearly $2 billion in construction, with the majority directed to rail and transit expansions

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

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

Construction group uses mobile technology to make highway work zones safer

BD+C

54% of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

California has Record Number of Apprentices

Construction Equipment

California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary David M. Lanier announced last week that there are nearly 82,000 active apprentices in California – the highest number in the 79-year history of formal apprenticeship job training in the state.

Trio of Transit Construction Projects Dominate New LA Metro Budget

ENR Construction

The 2018-2019 spending plan, which begins July 1, calls for nearly $2 billion in construction, with the majority directed to rail and transit expansions

Bagnell Dam Using Robot for Rehab

Construction Equipment

The hydroelectric Bagnell Dam on the Osage River in mid-Missouri is responsible for holding back the 600-billion-gallon Lake of the Ozarks and creating 722,000 MWh of renewable electricity per year.

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The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

Floor Votes Next Step for Water Resources Bills

ENR Construction

Senate and House committees unanimously clear measures authorizing $2.4 billion for Corps projects

Bank Construction Manager Charged With $8 Million Theft

Construction Equipment

After a two-year investigation by the U.S.

Colorado Hyperloop Hopes To Take Off From Denver Airport

ENR Construction

The proposed route calls for north-south line between Fort Collins and Vail, and an east-west route extending through downtown Denver and Vail

Construction Manager Charged with $8 Million Theft

Construction Equipment

After a two-year investigation by the U.S.

The Seasonal Nature of Clearing Washington's North Cascades Highway

ENR Construction

When the North Cascades Highway opened in September 1972, it lasted just two months before snow closed the 37-mile stretch through Washington’s North Cascades mountain range. The two-month window was a fitting omen of what was to come for the roadway

California Workforce Development Agency Announces Record Number of Apprentices - Up 54%

Construction Equipment

California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary David M. Lanier announced last week that there are nearly 82,000 active apprentices in California – the highest number in the 79-year history of formal apprenticeship job training in the state.

Why is precision essential for construction drawings?

Unearth

This is a guest post from THS Concepts , land and architectural surveying experts based in Essex, UK. In construction, the phrase ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ is never more true than when a property owner uses chaotic, imprecise drawings to plan and execute their project.

Toro Professional Segment Sales in Q2 Up 8.1 Percent

Construction Equipment

The Toro Company today reported its second quarter sales which show the company's professional segment net sales for the second quarter were $660.4 million, up 8.1 percent from $610.9 million last year. For the first six months, professional segment net sales were $1,064.0 million, up 8.3

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Highly Successful Construction Contractors Have Access To Skilled Advisors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Construction Contractors Need Help From Knowledgeable Advisors. Everywhere there a Buzz Words and lots of people who say they are Experts in their field. Question is What the Expert knows is in a topic that is useful to you? Everyone wants to be paperless. It is not so much about saving a Tree as saving Time. How can I get to My Bookkeeper, My Accountant, My Tax Accountant the information they need to develop the reports?

Video: Dam Interesting - Ozark's Bagnell Dam Using Robot for Rehab

Construction Equipment

The hydroelectric Bagnell Dam on the Osage River in mid-Missouri is responsible for holding back the 600 billion gallon Lake of the Ozarks and creating 722,000-MWh of renewable electricity per year.

Time (of day) matters: The ‘nappachino’ and creativity

Construction Marketing Ideas

David H. Pink‘s new book: When: The scientific secrets of perfect timing, in some ways addresses what we already know — most of us are “better” in the morning and we can all use a brief afternoon nap to enhance our functioning and productivity. While our analytical and decision-making is best in the morning, he […

Toro Sales Up 8.1 Percent

Construction Equipment

The Toro Co. reported its second quarter sales, and its professional segment net sales were $660.4 million, up 8.1 percent from $610.9 million last year. For the first six months, professional segment net sales were $1,064.0 million, up 8.3 percent from the comparable 2017 period.

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Steam Cracker, Polyethylene Plant Planned for Gulf Coast Joint Venture

ENR Construction

The joint venture, Bayport Polymers, will take ownership of Total's existing 880-million-lb-per year polyethylene facility in Bayport, Texas and a $1.7-billion, 1-million-tons-per-year ethane steam cracker that is being built by CB&I in Port Arthur, Texas. The cracker is slated to begin operating in 2020

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Steam Cracker, Polyethylene Plant Planned for New Gulf Coast Joint Venture

ENR Construction

The joint venture, Bayport Polymers, will take ownership of Total's existing 880 million pound per year polyethylene facility in Bayport, Texas and a $1.7 billion, 1 million tons per year ethane steam cracker that is being built by CB&I in Port Arthur, Texas. The cracker is slated to begin operating in 2020

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