Fri.Apr 12, 2019

AI and machine learning: What’s in it for the construction industry?

Geniebelt

AI or artificial intelligence is no longer a futuristic concept that fits the best in science fiction novels or films. The technology is evolving faster than what most of us had imagined earlier. AI algorithms and software solutions are being deployed in a lot of sectors like hospitality, healthcare, food, entertainment and many more. Guest posts AI Artificial Intelligence machine learning

Commercial Construction Delivery Methods: 3 Times To Go With A Negotiated Bid

Commercial Construction

Any long-time readers of Hard Hat Chat have probably picked up on the fact that I’m a big fan of the negotiated bid. Our firm takes pride in being a true partner to our clients, and we believe a great way to elevate that client relationship is to work on a negotiated basis – a process where the client hires a general contractor early-on in the project after agreeing on general conditions and a contractor fee.

When Women’s PPE Doesn’t Fit

Construction Equipment

As more women enter male-dominated fields, the supply of appropriate and necessary safety gear hasn’t always caught up with the changes. This is why last month, an advisory panel on women in the Armed Forces made the request for equipment sized to the female body. According to a March Defense

Louisiana’s Agribusiness Sector Expands

Business Facilities

From sustainable row crops such as sugarcane and soybeans, to world-class fisheries, livestock production and vast forestlands, Louisiana is advancing itsr agribusiness industry through value-added projects. Read: Louisiana’s Agribusiness Sector Expands 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.

Fall hazards get Florida roofer $133K of proposed fines

Construction Dive

OSHA investigated the roofing contractor's jobsite as part of a regional emphasis program meant to reduce workplace hazards

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L.A. County’s first sustainability plan tackles carbon, air quality, transportation, resilience

BD+C

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the U.S., recently released a draft of a comprehensive sustainability plan. The plan addresses carbon emission reduction, air quality, transportation, equitable and sustainable land use, and resilience.

BCforward Bringing 300 New Jobs To Central Indiana

Business Facilities

The global IT consulting and staffing firm is expanding its operations in Hamilton County with a new digital training center. . Read: BCforward Bringing 300 New Jobs To Central Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Chicago council approves $6B Lincoln Yards, $7B The 78

Construction Dive

As a condition of city subsidies, Sterling Bay and Related must use 30% minority- and 10% woman-owned contractors on their respective mixed-use megaprojects

L.A. County’s first sustainability plan tackles carbon, air quality, transportation, resilience

BD+C

Los Angeles County, the most populous county in the U.S., recently released a draft of a comprehensive sustainability plan. The plan addresses carbon emission reduction, air quality, transportation, equitable and sustainable land use, and resilience.

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

Mitigate Construction Procurement and Project Delivery Variance and Risk. Achieve agreed outcomes on the basis of mutual trust and respect, sharing risk and rewards, financial transparency, and long term mutually beneficial relationships.

Construction Sees Minor Job Growth in March, Says ABC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The construction industry added 16,000 net new jobs in March, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment is up 246,000 jobs, representing a 3.4% increase.

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Lawyers: FIU bridge engineers dismissed cracks hours before collapse

Construction Dive

Lawyers in civil proceedings are hashing out who gave the all-clear before the deadly incident at Florida International University last March

Different grades of Ordinary Portland cement

Construction Cost Estimating

Ordinary Portland Cement(OPC) is extensively utilized in the construction sectors as primary component for developing concrete, mortar, stucco, and non-specialty grouts. Ordinary Portland Cement is graded on the basis of its strength.

NYC officials partner with nonprofit to build modular affordable housing

BD+C

In a local partnership of the New York Housing Preservation and Development office, Brooklyn-based FullStack Modular, developer Thorobird, architect Think!

Why We Need High-Frequency Digital Twins

ENR Construction

There is still a way to go before these models are mainstream

New health pavilion completes on the Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University

BD+C

The recently completed Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion on the Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic combines the education of students from medical, nursing, and dental schools under one roof

Fontaine 55L Low-bed Trailer

Construction Equipment

The Magnitude 55L low-bed trailer carries 55 tons in 13 feet. It has a 26-foot deck length and a loaded height of 18 inches with 6 inches of ground clearance. The hydraulic removable gooseneck can be connected or disconnected in seconds, according to the manufacturer

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New ballpark is another draw for thriving downtown in Summerlin, Nev.

BD+C

On April 9, the Las Vegas Ballpark, home to the Las Vegas Aviators Triple-A baseball team, opened in Downtown Summerlin, Nev. The club and ballpark are wholly owned by Howard Hughes Corporation, which claims this is the first minor-league ballpark in the U.S.

Steinberg Hart-Designed TOD Gets Pasadena Approval

ENR Construction

Deadline nears on New York City sprinkler requirement for tall office buildings

BD+C

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York City enacted a requirement that all office buildings 100 feet tall or taller install sprinkler systems. The deadline for meeting that code mandate is this July 1.

Communication—Proving Your Customer’s Investment Is Worth It

Green Industry Professionals

It’s so important to make a positive lasting impression on each client and make every point of contact count

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NBBJ creates Design Performance Group whose goal is to connect building design with occupant wellbeing

BD+C

Landscaping Is Number 4 on Homeowners’ Top Home Improvement To-Do List?

Green Industry Professionals

Only 31 percent of homeowners say their do-it-yourself projects have been successfully completed without major problems

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Bipartisan 'Invest in America Act' gains industry support

BD+C

The recently unveiled bipartisan “Invest in America Act” would attract as much as $125 billion in global investment in aging buildings and crumbling infrastructure in the U.S., according to supporters of the federal legislation. The bill is supported by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and The Real Estate Roundtable (RER). It could create as many as 284,000 American jobs, sponsors say

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What’s So Hard About Hardscaping?

Green Industry Professionals

Not much if you’re using a compact track loader, which can be a hardscape contractor’s best friend before, during and after a project

How I See China and the World Economy On The Eve of a Trade Deal

ENR Construction

The line between international investment and exploitation is thin and easily crossed

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Pesticide Ban? Las Cruces Continues to Wrestle with Concerns over Pesticide Use

Green Industry Professionals

Many cities are banning Roundup in all public places as concern mounts that is a serious threat to human health

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'Inquiries Are Flocking in': Sheep Advertised as Ride-on Lawn Mower

Green Industry Professionals

The sheep, photographed with a seat on its back, was advertised as a barely used ride-on lawn mower in good condition

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