Wed.Jul 08, 2020

A New and Improved Vista Experience

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The Viewpoint Vista interface has been modernized to provide a better overall user experience. Viewpoint Technology

Virgin Trains affiliate strikes lease deal for SoCal high-speed rail to Las Vegas

Construction Dive

DesertXpress Enterprises LLC will pay California $842,000 each year to lease the right of way on Interstate 15. Meanwhile, the California High-Speed Rail Authority's $100 billion bullet train project has appeared to have stalled


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The 12 Best Construction Podcasts of 2020

Construction Junkie

Construction Junkie's 6th Annual Best Construction Podcast Competition has officially come to an end and the results have been tallied. It was a very exciting competition this year, with a few records broken along the way.

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Consigli relies on technology to address coronavirus challenges

Construction Dive

Jack Moran, manager of VDC services, talks about how the contractor adapted its tech tools and the coronavirus' long-term impacts on construction tech

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Making the Transition to Net Zero Homes: Product Design

Pro Builder

Making the Transition to Net Zero Homes: Product Design. ibush. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 06:00. Designing your homes to optimize the sun and reduce mechanical energy loads is critical to achieving a net zero energy balance. Marcie Geffner.

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Virginia: Expanding The Envelope For Growth

Business Facilities

Already at the forefront of emerging growth sectors like cloud computing and cybersecurity, Virginia continues to expand its high-tech portfolio. Read: Virginia: Expanding The Envelope For Growth at

Consumers Are More Optimistic About Homebuying

Pro Builder

Consumers Are More Optimistic About Homebuying. cbroderick. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:13. In June, renters were especially positive about homebuying compared to May. CNBC reports that an index measuring consumer sentiment in the housing market rebounded since its lowest level in April.

Standards for reducing risk of COVID-19 in senior living communities


The American Institute of Architects ( AIA ) released strategies and illustrations recently that can help senior living communities mitigate risk of COVID-19. The resources are part of AIA’s “Reopening America: Strategies for Safer Buildings” initiative.

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Construction Hiring Hits Record-Breaking Numbers

Pro Builder

Construction Hiring Hits Record-Breaking Numbers. cbroderick. Wed, 07/08/2020 - 09:22. Construction sector hiring saw record-breaking numbers in May, according to NAHB. The U.S.


Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: July 8, 2020


AEMSEN develops concept for sustainable urban living (BD+C). The concept has been created for the redevelopment of the lots on the Barbizonlaan in Capelle aan den IJssel

What are the Types of Masonry Walling Materials? [PDF]

The Constructor

Walls are a significant building component that encloses or divides a building and forms the periphery of a room. A wall supports the weight of the. Building Materials

BIG designs The Plus, the world’s most sustainable furniture factory


BIG, together with Vestre, a Norwegian manufacturer or urban furniture, has unveiled designs for the world’s most sustainable furniture factory.

Bausch + Lomb Expanding, Creating 79 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The global eye health company will invest more than $35 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Lynchburg, VA. Read: Bausch + Lomb Expanding, Creating 79 New Jobs In Virginia at

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 Prevent Excavation Problems Through Good Construction Practices? [PDF]

The Constructor

Excavation problems during construction usually emerge due to unfavorable groundwater conditions, inclement weather conditions, and slope. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Soil Engineering

How to Clean Hard Hats Like a Pro

Work Gearz

Hard hats are a mandate in construction sites. They protect against impending accidents from falling or hanging objects in the sites. While the hard hats do their duty in protecting you from injuries, it’s your turn too to maintain and keep them clean for daily use.

Construction Spending Declines 2.1%, Private Work Outweighs Public Pickup, Says AGC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction spending declined for the third month in a row in May as a sharp slowdown in private projects more than offset a rise in public work, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.

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EmbedTek Helps Track Contact On Site

Construction Equipment

EmbedTek, a technology company specializing in the design and manufacture of embedded computer systems, software, sensors, and integrated displays, announced it has begun production and is accepting orders for PariRange, a peer-to-peer social distancing and contact tracing device. The PariTRange

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Michigan Line 5 Oil-Gas Pipeline's West Leg Reopens

ENR Construction

County judge allows restart but orders more documentation from owner Enbridge to state and federal officials on repairs to damaged east leg before it can reopen

U.K. High-Speed Rail Project Uses Electric Eqpt.

Construction Equipment

On Monday, a multi-billion pound high-speed rail project in the U.K. said electric construction equipment had been trialed at one of his sites. The HS2 project, which plans to reduce travel times between London and major cities such as Birmingham and Manchester said the electric telehandler has

MaineDOT Accelerates Work Despite Coronavirus

ENR Construction

The Maine Dept. of Transportation has ramped up work and spending in response to the coronavirus

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Sunbelt Rentals Adjusting Operations for Covid-19

Construction Equipment

Sunbelt Rentals has been adjusting its operations to protect customers and employees from Covid-19, and some new solutions, such as curbside pickup, will become a permanent offering. Throughout this pandemic, it is critical that we keep our doors open and our employees and customers safe,” says


North America’s construction output to fall by 6.5% in 2020, says GlobalData


North America’s construction output is forecast to fall by 6.5%

Link-Belt X4 Excavators Get 5-Year Warranty

Construction Equipment

Link-Belt X4 excavators purchased new after July 1, 2020, come with a standard full-machine warranty of five years or 5,000 hours. Included is a five-year/10,000-hour XtraStructure warranty. The standard warranty covers repair costs and/or downtime, and it is transferrable through the warranty


Installing bollards into existing concrete

Construction Specifier

by Arwen Brenneman. All images courtesy Reliance Foundry Co. Over the past few decades, construction has taken an increased role in public safety and security. Use at your own risk” is still true, but good site design is expected to mitigate those risks.

After Bid-Rigging Delay, Denver Selects Contractor for $233M Convention Center Overhaul

ENR Construction

Colorado-based Hensel Phelps will serve as design-builder for the expansion after delays due to an earlier bid-rigging scandal

Confidence in the Economy


The confidence executives have in the economic future has, naturally, taken a hit from the stay-at-home and lockdown rules following the coronavirus pandemic’s surge in March.

Michigan Line 5 Oil-Gas Pipeline's West Leg Reopens

ENR Construction

County judge allows restart but orders more documentation from owner Enbridge provided to state and federal officials on recent repairs to damaged east leg before it can reopen

Base Isolation System in Building Construction

Construction Cost Estimating

Base isolation is a best in class technique where the structure (superstructure) is isolated from the base (foundation or substructure) by presenting a suspension system between the base and the primary structure.

Michigan Line 5 Pipeline's West Leg Reopened

ENR Construction

Ingham County Judge rules west leg of the oil and natural gas pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac can reopen and more documentation must be shared by owner Enbridge, Inc., with state and federal authorities about repairs recently done to the east leg before it can reopen

Destruction meets determination


Since its first introduction to the public in 1837, the John Deere name has stood proudly and unwaveringly as a symbol of an honest day’s work and a commitment to respecting the very soil upon which the American way was founded.

Former Hill Int'l CEO Wins NJ Primary for U.S. Congressional Seat

ENR Construction

David Richter, former chief of program management firm, will face Democrat incumbent in race for state's third House district