Tue.Nov 17, 2020

The Importance of Building Long-Term Relationships in Construction

Construction Business Owner

The Importance of Building Long-Term Relationships in Construction. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:56. At Christmas a few years back, my cousins asked me about the possibility of our company, RLTurner Corporation, building their inn.

Materiality in Architecture: 7 Eco-Friendly Materials to Look Out For

The Constructor

Materiality in architecture is a concept which deals with the selection and application of different materials or substances in the construction of a. Architecture

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Autodesk Construction Cloud Releases 3 New Products: Build, Quantify, & BIM Collaborate

Construction Junkie

At last year’s Autodesk University (AU), the company’s yearly AEC technology conference, Autodesk announced the release of Autodesk Construction Cloud, which unified their in-house and recently acquired construction software under a single unified platform.

Amazon To Build State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center In Mississippi

Business Facilities

The new 700,000-square-foot site will create more 1,000 new, full-time jobs in Madison County, MS. Read: Amazon To Build State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center 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.

Cummins, Navistar Partner on Hydrogen

Construction Equipment

Cummins and Navistar International have pledged to develop a heavy truck powered by hydrogen fuel cells, a project partly funded by the U.S. government. This vehicle will feature our next-generation fuel cell configuration and provides a springboard for us to advance our hydrogen technology for

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6 Quick Tips for Calculating Concrete Yield

Construction Business Owner

6 Quick Tips for Calculating Concrete Yield. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 16:48. When pouring concrete, it's important to make sure you know all the variables involved and calculate with them in mind. Here's how to accurately estimate concrete yield with construction tech

Construction Sector Adds 84,000 Workers in October, Project Cancellations Undermine Future Gains, says AGC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased by 84,000 jobs in October, with jobs added in both nonresidential and residential categories, according to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.

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Job Order Contracting 2021 and Beyond

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting 2021 is a competitively bid, firm, fixed-price, indefinite quantity contract, and integrated planning, procurement, and project delivery program for as-needed construction services.

Will Composite Toe Work Boots Stay Warm in Winter?

Work Gearz

Composite toe cap boots work as good as their steel counterparts in terms of providing protection against heavy falling or rolling objects besides being more comfortable and lightweight.

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.

Understanding the Difference Between Design-Assist & Delegated Design

Construction Business Owner

Understanding the Difference Between Design-Assist & Delegated Design. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 15:47.

Biden Infra. Plan Focuses on Roads, Rail

Construction Equipment

President-Elect Joe Biden’s extensive infrastructure plan, known as the Build Back Better program, could help the construction sector stave off job losses and stimulate growth in the chemical industry. According to ICIS, the plan aims to create millions of jobs and rebuild infrastructure including

Architects face data, culture gaps in fighting climate change


A new study published today by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) finds that data and culture gaps are obstacles architects are facing in fighting climate change

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XL Fleet to Use Hybrid Tech on GM Vehicles

Construction Equipment

XL Fleet’s XLP plug-in hybrid electric drive technology is being expanded for use across a range of fleet vehicles from General Motors. The platform is expected to begin shipping on select configurations of the Chevrolet and GMC Silverado / Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD pickup trucks in the first

Midtown Manhattan’s empty offices could be converted to affordable housing


With Midtown Manhattan’s office towers drastically under-occupied as employees work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, some housing advocates foresee new uses for these spaces

Lower Workers' Compensation Costs by Having a Plan

Pro Builder

Lower Workers' Compensation Costs by Having a Plan. cbroderick. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:55. Having comprehensive plans in place are the most impactful way to mitigate workers’ compensation costs, says the National Association of Home Builders.

A digital catalog offers mass timber solutions for greener urban construction


A team of AEC firms, assembled by Generate, an AEC technology company that advocates for the greater use of mass timber in construction, has developed a digital catalog of integrated design systems that focus on the structural application of mass timber as a carbon-conscious response to high-density urban building needs, especially for housing. .

H&E Equipment Partners with Trench Box Maker

Construction Equipment

H&E Equipment Services (H&E) has entered into the specialty rental business by adding a trench safety product line and establishing an exclusive partnership with GroundWorks Safety Systems (GroundWorks). As a result of the partnership, H&E has the exclusive U.S. rights for GroundWorks

The coming automation of retail brick and mortar


Today the average person hardly needs to be reminded that the world is changing rapidly, and that adaptability is a necessity. We all see it around us and feel its impact every day.

CGA Reschedules Conference & Expo to October 2021

Construction Equipment

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA), has rescheduled the 2021 CGA Conference & Expo for Oct. 12-15 of next year to accommodate members’ ongoing travel restrictions through the first half of 2021. It will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Florida. The conference had been scheduled

World Record Wood Structures: Mass Timber on The Rise

ENR Construction

With mass-timber structures gaining momentum in the U.S., ENR takes a look at some of the largest wooden structures in the world and the future of lumber-based construction

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Former elementary school becomes modern office space in North Charleston


Construction has begun on Ten Mile on Rivers, a 23,000-sf adaptive reuse project in North Charleston. The project takes a former elementary school built in phases in the 1950s and 1960s and transforms it into 60s-inspired leasable modern office spaces.

Northwest 2020 Green Project Best Project: NHA Campus Redevelopment

ENR Construction

The need to work within a sprawling, disjointed collection of properties helped Northwest Housing Alternatives fully appreciate how to create a community atmosphere at its Milwaukie, Ore., campus

A Concrete Example of Sustainability


Energy is all around us, but not always managed properly. In physics, energy is the capacity for doing work and can be classified as potential, kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, nuclear, mechanical, and various other forms.

Northwest 2020 Water/Environment Best Project: Oak Harbor Clean Water Facility

ENR Construction

The project provides an innovative approach for integrating economic development, recreational uses and wastewater treatment into an urban environment

What Is Pedestal | Functions of Pedestal | Methods of Construction: Pedestals | Advantages and Disadvantages of Pedestal


What Is Pedestal? The term “Pedestal”, so far in the Civil Engineering field is concerned, is a compressive structural member which is provided in between the footing and column, in order to transfer the load uniformly into the footing. In early times, the pedestals were not much in use.

Northwest 2020 Cultural/Worship Best Project: Gonzaga University - Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center

ENR Construction

The multilevel Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center offered an intricate lesson in steel and concrete design

Meritage Homes Receives Indoor airPLUS Certification

Pro Builder

Meritage Homes Receives Indoor airPLUS Certification. cbroderick. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:00. Home builder giant Meritage Homes now carries the Indoor airPLUS certification after committing to installing MERV-13 filters in all new homes.

Capitol Hill Talks Could Set Fiscal 2021 Construction Funding

ENR Construction

House-Senate staff negotiations are continuing, with hopes of an agreement before Dec. 11 deadline

Who is Today's Average Renter?

Pro Builder

Who is Today's Average Renter? cbroderick. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:08. The suburban apartment market has seen booming activity while the urban market dips. The pandemic pushed many to look for homes with more space at more affordable prices, which attracted renters to the suburbs.

Northwest 2020 Energy/Industrial Award of Merit: McNary Substation

ENR Construction

Burns & McDonnell used an engineering-procure-construct (EPC) delivery model to help schedule phases for minimal outage times during the McNary Substation upgrade to the brownfield substation and the installation of new transmission lines

Utah Urged to Focus on Family-Oriented 'Smart Sprawl'

Pro Builder

Utah Urged to Focus on Family-Oriented 'Smart Sprawl'. cbroderick. Tue, 11/17/2020 - 10:14. The Utah housing market has experienced one of the most intense years yet as more Americans opt for homebuying due to low mortgage rates and a heightened concern for housing amid the pandemic.

California & Northwest People: Updates About Construction Professionals for November 2020

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington