Fri.Sep 11, 2020

A Guide To Construction Business Recovery In The Pandemic World

Contractor Bookkeeping

As you well know, the COVID-19 pandemic is not just a public health issue; it's also caused lock-downs and resulting financial worries on a global scale. Almost all business sectors have experienced declining profits, liquidity that is drying out, and even bankruptcy.

How to Choose Quality Coarse Aggregate for Concrete Construction?

The Constructor

The selection of good quality coarse aggregate is essential for the production of concrete that meets the desired strength and durability. Building Materials Building Technology Guide How To Guide Quality Control Guide

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$7M Grant To Help Tennessee Build Port Of Cates Landing Rail Extension 

Business Facilities

Federal BUILD grant will help construct 5.5 miles of rail to connect to nearby railroad and industrial park, promoting job creation in Tennessee’s most economically disadvantaged county. Read: $7M Grant To Help Tennessee Build Port Of Cates Landing Rail Extension at BusinessFacilities.com.

5 Tips for Safe Trailering

Construction Equipment

Low-boy equipment trailer safety techniques do not stray far from decades-long recommendations. Following these basic steps can help prevent mishaps on the road, and keep equipment in proper condition. Avoid overloading: Federal and state regulations help prevent overloading, a common offense in

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

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

Leisure Pools and Spas North America Investing $6.1M In South Carolina

Business Facilities

Fiberglass in-ground pool manufacturer Leisure Pools and Spas North America will establish operations and create 200 new jobs in Marion County, SC. . Read: Leisure Pools and Spas North America Investing $6.1M In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Top Ways to Produce Extraordinary Tech

Constructech

There’s a lot of buzz about the growing role of smart technology in the construction industry, but what goes into developing remarkable technology?

Using VR to Increase Resiliency in a Remote-Work Environment

Construction Business Owner

Using VR to Increase Resiliency in a Remote-Work Environment. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 15:01. This year has upended many of the methods contractors have relied on to complete work for decades.

Primco Invests in the Right People, Equipment

Construction Equipment

Primco Inc. has built out an excavator fleet for road and bridge construction that runs the gamut between full-sized (the CASE CX210D) and minimum swing radius (CASE CX145D SR and CX245D SR). Each excavator plays a specific role in the demo and construction process. Founded in 1968, Primco of Fort

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Using Collaborative VR to Increase Resiliency in a Remote-Work World

Construction Business Owner

Using Collaborative VR to Increase Resiliency in a Remote-Work World. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 15:01. This year has upended many of the methods contractors have relied on to complete work for decades.

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.

Cumberland International Trucks Acquires Maudlin International

Construction Equipment

Cumberland International Trucks of Nashville, Tennessee, has acquired Maudlin International Trucks of Florida. The acquisition brings a with it employees and six additional locations that serve Central and Northeast Florida. Maudlin International is a full-service International dealer that has been

ENR Midwest Selects 32 Best Project Winners for 2020

ENR Construction

ENR Midwest names 32 winners in its 2020 Best Projects competition. All Best Project winners are automatically eligible for ENR's Best of the Best competition

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Cummins Collabs with Lab to Produce Masks

Construction Equipment

A collaboration between Cummins and the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility has resulted in the ability to produce filter media to supply more than a million face masks and respirators per day to U.S. healthcare facilities. Because of our expertise in the automotive filtration industry, we believed

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Court Ruling Clears P3 Team to Leave Disputed $2B Md. Purple Line Rail Project

ENR Construction

Rail job contract allows end to public-private deal if delay exceeds 1 year, judge says, as industry owner-contractor risk debate amplifies

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Volvo Trucks Signs Memo of Understanding With IoT Provider

Construction Equipment

Volvo Trucks North America has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Samsara, a leader in industrial Internet of Things (IoT). To continue offering further options in integrated connectivity solutions for fleets and drivers, Volvo Trucks has entered the agreement to investigate providing

Jobless Claims Surged This Month, Here’s Why

Pro Builder

Jobless Claims Surged This Month, Here’s Why. cbroderick. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:10. As more Americans return to work, it may be concerning that applications for unemployment benefits have risen these past four weeks. During the last week of August, there were 1.59

Closing the gap: What to consider when choosing an expansion joint system

Construction Specifier

by Steve Cooper. Metal expansion joint covers are used across carpeted floors, painted drywall, and ceilings at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, Florida. All images courtesy Balco. Everyone understands the importance of expansion joint systems.

3 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Construction Employees as We Emerge from COVID-19

Pro Builder

3 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Construction Employees as We Emerge from COVID-19. mbeirne. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:00. Business owners are navigating uncharted waters from finding new employees to recruit, retaining current employees, and addressing compensation needs following record unemployment.

IS 1200 Important Point Part-2

CivilJungle

IS 1200 1972 Part 7 Hardware. Scope of Work ( IS 1200 Part 7, Page no.- 4, Cl 1.1). This standard (Part VII) coven the method of measurement of hardware in buildings and civil -engineering works. Limits of Mesurmants ( IS 1200 Part 7, Page no.- 4, Cl 2.2).

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: September 11, 2020

BD+C

The Weekly show: Curtis Fentress, FAIA, on airport design, and how P3s are keeping university projects alive (BD+C) . The September 10 episode of BD+C's "The Weekly" is available for viewing on demand

Gable Art 101: Types, Tips, and What Not To Do

Pro Builder

Gable Art 101: Types, Tips, and What Not To Do. cbroderick. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:19. Gable art comes in many forms and with many questions. Housing Design Matters gives the low-down on the most popular pieces of gable art including where to put them and what not to do with them.

Milwaukee Pipeline Ep 2 Recap: PACKOUT Expansion and Laser Levels

Construction Junkie

Every year, Milwaukee Tool organizes an invite-only media event, called NPS , in order to showcase dozens of new products that they plan to release over the next year. This year, the company had to pivot to an online event – and everyone is invited.

Top 10 States for Homeowners

Pro Builder

Top 10 States for Homeowners. cbroderick. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:25. As mortgage rates drop to new lows and the pandemic puts a new emphasis on living spaces, more Americans are buying up homes.

ENR Mountain States Announces Project of the Year Finalists for 2020

ENR Construction

Our six Project of the Year finalists represent a broad spectrum of work, from higher education to airports and renovations

More Golf Homes Are Taking a Swing at Sustainability

Pro Builder

More Golf Homes Are Taking a Swing at Sustainability. cbroderick. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:30. Some homeowners enjoy their lake house, others have their cabin in Aspen, and some enjoy golf homes.

States Sue EPA over Chesapeake Cleanup Plan Enforcement

ENR Construction

Del., contend EPA hasn't been tough enough on Pa., pollution reduction efforts

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Learn the Latest Outdoor Space Innovations in this 3-Part Video Series

Pro Builder

Learn the Latest Outdoor Space Innovations in this 3-Part Video Series. sparker. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:46. Discover 10+ exterior solutions that integrate seamlessly to create 3 ultimate outdoor spaces. Brought to you by Phantom Screens. sponsored

Should Electricians Wear Steel Toe Boots?

Work Gearz

According to the letter by OSHA, it is very clear that safety toes have no relation with electrical hazard protection. The reason behind it is that the safety toe material remains inside the material of the boots or shoes and does not come in contact with the floor. So, it does not really matter if your boots are made of steel toe; as they are still safe for you as an electrician. There is no effect of the material of the boots on the effectiveness of the electrical hazard safety features.

New Record Low Mortgage Rates Bring Buyers Relief

Pro Builder

New Record Low Mortgage Rates Bring Buyers Relief. cbroderick. Fri, 09/11/2020 - 09:15. Mortgage rates hit another new low this week, according to Freddie Mac. For 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, the most common type of loan, interest rates dropped to an average of 2.86% reports Realtor.com.

Court Ruling Clears P3 Team to Leave Disputed $2B Maryland Light-Rail Project

ENR Construction

Purple Line contract allows either side to end public-private deal if delays exceed 1 year, judge says; construction next steps unclear

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Iowa Landscape Subcontractor Debarred Over Inflated Payments Scheme

ENR Construction

An Iowa landscaping contractor's former vice president inflated the value of its invoices to give the company a no-interest loan. It was caught when a geofoam supplier complained to the Iowa Department of Transportation that it hadn't been paid

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State Court Ruling Clears P3 Team to Leave Disputed $2B Maryland Light-Rail Project

ENR Construction

Judge said Purple Line contract allows either side to terminate public-private pact if delays exceed 1 year; next steps for construction are unclear