Fri.Mar 15, 2019

How To Manage Late Payments For Builders, An Expert Guide

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From John Dela Cruz. One major headache for builders are the late payments of invoices. Builders seldom get the payment for their completed construction work at the right time and date.

Small Business Owners Say They’re Better Prepared for a Recession

Green Industry Professionals

More than three-quarters of owners reported being very (25 percent) or somewhat (52 percent) prepared for a downturn

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Amid $5B building boom, Milwaukee aims to stand out from its Rust Belt peers

Construction Dive

Projects transforming the city range from the Bucks' $524 million arena to the $122 million Couture luxury apartment high-rise

Toyota Ramps Up U.S. Investment

Business Facilities

By 2021, Toyota will now invest nearly $13 billion in its U.S. operations with plans to add nearly 600 new jobs at American manufacturing plants. Read: Toyota Ramps Up U.S. Investment at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Phase 1 of NYC's $25B Hudson Yards debuts

Construction Dive

Roughly six years into construction of the "city within a city," six high-rises have opened while the full 28-acre buildout continues

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F-600 Super Duty Leads Updated Ford Commercial Vehicle Lineup

Contractor Magazine

Updates to Transit, Super Duty chassis cab, Medium Duty trucks, E-Series and stripped chassis complete the refresh of Ford’s entire commercial vehicle lineup

Portland’s new affordable housing development includes units for families transitioning out of homelessness

BD+C

Located in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District, Vibrant! is a new affordable housing, high-rise development. Salazar Architect designed the building shell and interior common areas in collaboration with LRS Architects, which led the overall project management and design of the apartments

Advocacy groups take aim at $1B NYC gas pipeline

Construction Dive

Williams' proposed 37-mile extension into Queens has regulatory support so far, but critics say construction under New York Bay would be overly expensive and cause harm to marine and human health

Digital twin applications: 7 steps to a better-managed jobsite

BD+C

“What if we could have instant access to all the information about a construction site, down to the smallest detail about every person, tool, and bolt?”. That’s a question asked, and answered, in a blog authored in January 2018 by software development firm Intellectsoft.

The Ledgerwood Associates blog: Speaking to the heart and level of its intended audience

Construction Marketing Ideas

I believe an effective blog should speak to the heart and level of its intended audience — and its message should support the business objectives of the company publishing the blog.

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The Gemini Factor: Digital twin tech enters the AEC market

BD+C

Last year, just under half of organizations that implemented Internet of Things technology were either already using or planned to use digital twins. And by 2020, at least half of manufacturers with annual revenues of $5 billion or more will have launched at least one digital twin initiative.

Smart Concrete – The newest upcoming technology to detects cracks in concrete earlier

Construction Cost Estimating

The concrete is extensively used as a composite material for several types of structures but the concrete lacks the strength to resist tension and as a result it can be cracked easily.

The Gemini Factor: Digital twin tech enters the AEC market

BD+C

Last year, just under half of organizations that implemented Internet of Things technology were either already using or planned to use digital twins. And by 2020, at least half of manufacturers with annual revenues of $5 billion or more will have launched at least one digital twin initiative.

Liebherr-France SAS Invests in Assembly Line for New Excavators

Construction Equipment

Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar, France, has invested 5 million Euro in an assembly line for its new “Generation 8” excavators, seven models that will be rolled out in various markets throughout 2019. The new assembly line achieves average cycle times of 155 minutes per station with an output of 5

The Gemini Factor

BD+C

Last year, just under half of organizations that implemented Internet of Things technology were either already using or planned to use digital twins. And by 2020, at least half of manufacturers with annual revenues of $5 billion or more will have launched at least one digital twin initiative.

Video: Robots Could Build Future Cities

Construction Equipment

Researchers at Imperial College in London say that robots could be the perfect tools to help build and maintain cities of the future. Using robots would reduce human risk while working on risky job sites, and allow monitoring alongside construction. Robots could collect data on the jobs workers are

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‘That’s Not How We Used to Do It’

Contractor Magazine

There has always been a certain ‘friction’ between new journeymen and the ‘old school’ guys about how things could and should be done

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Toro Offers Dingo TXL 2000 Attachments

Construction Equipment

Toro is introducing a full lineup of attachments to complement its Dingo TXL 2000 compact utility loader. The Dingo features a standard skid steer mounting plate, along with: Auger Drive: providing consistent high torque, the auger drive attachment can power through even the most challenging

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Small Business Construction Expo Coming to Oakland March 22

ENR Construction

2019 starts off with expansion in nonresidential spending

BD+C

National nonresidential construction spending rose 2.4% in January, according to an

GM Launches Fleet Parts Discount Program at The Work Truck Show

Contractor Magazine

Through the new program, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers will be able to offer commercial, government and rental fleets substantial discounts

Video: Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition Begins

Construction Equipment

Kiewit has begun demolition on Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct, removing the first section of the double-deck structure. According to an article in Construction & Demolition Recycling, crews have used boom-mounted shears and hammers to work on and remove sections of the viaducts edges and tucked

Maine Needs Techs!

Contractor Magazine

Local TV report describes long wait times for those seeking a plumber or HVAC technician

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Connected Commercial Vehicle and Asset Technologies

Green Industry Professionals

Verizon Connect now offers a new solution for asset tracking, more Workforce Mobile features and an enhanced Verizon Connect Marketplace

Still Time to Submit For Midwest's Top Design Firms

ENR Construction

Still time to enter ENR Midwest's Top Design Firms

Company Formed to Automate Steering on Toro Mowers

Green Industry Professionals

TurfTroniq will develop and deliver technology to automate the steering of Toro mowers to the UK and Ireland

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Drilling Diameters Up to 4 Inches and Lengths Up to 8 Feet

Green Industry Professionals

SiBore Drill introduces electric power to its horizontal boring machines with the SB2-18 EB drill, which can reverse direction

A Fresh Cup of Coffee in 5 Minutes on the Jobsite

Green Industry Professionals

Makita recently released the DCM501Z lithium-ion cordless coffee maker for those desiring coffee on the jobsite

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