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Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

Construction Dive

Proponents of generative design believe that it can streamline the design process and allow contractors to exert influence that is beneficial to a project’s ultimate design

2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities

We received nominations for projects in nearly two dozen states for our 2019 Deal of The Year awards. Our all-star panel of judges has spoken, so it’s time to reveal their picks for our top three prizes (and nine honorable mentions).

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ConTech Conversations: ABC's Mike Bellaman

Construction Dive

The CEO of ABC shares his thoughts on the best practices for most contractors in the goal of implementing a tangible tech solution

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OpenBUILD(TM) LEAN Construction Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery Solution

Job Order Contracting

The early and ongoing integration of People, Process, Information, and Technology can drive optimal repair, renovation, and new construction outcomes. LEAN construction planning, procurement, and project delivery can consistently drive significant improvement over traditional methods.

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

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

Commercial, multifamily construction starts rise 11% YOY in top 20 metros: Dodge

Construction Dive

The top 10 metros in the combined category were responsible for 45% of all starts, but multifamily dips will "affect more metros in the coming year," according to a recent Dodge Data and Analytics report

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Clark Construction uses scans, animation to smooth installation of elevated airport walkway

Construction Dive

Placing the 780-foot-long pedestrian bridge over an active taxiway at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was a complex undertaking that required months of planning, high-tech tools and coordination among all stakeholders

Prodigy Cabinetry Investing $2.5M In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The newly-formed cabinetry manufacturing company will establish its manufacturing operations and headquarters in Greenville County, SC creating 80 jobs. Read: Prodigy Cabinetry Investing $2.5M In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

AECOM, Skanska, Katerra, more switch up execs in new year

Construction Dive

Suffolk, Granite and Swinerton have all made big personnel changes as well so far this year, and Thornton Tomasetti leadership changes are six-fold. Women and people of color are predictabily underepresented

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January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1)

Business Facilities

The January / February 2020 Issue features our State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners. Plus, a look at energy, aerospace, exports and data centers. Read: January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1) at BusinessFacilities.com.

What Is Pointing | Types of Pointing | Keyed Pointing

CivilJungle

What Is Pointing? Pointing is the term given to the “finish” that sits between the bricks or stone used to build your home. Depending on the age of the building, the mortar used to deposit the stone or brick will be made of lime or, more recently, cement.

Driven by pride and passion

The Korte Company

This isn’t a highlight reel. It’s not a marketing tool. It’s a reminder that construction is a small part of something much bigger. Because what matters more than the work are the stories about why the work matters. View now. Company News

Sketches of types of scaffolding used in building construction

The Constructor

Can i get sketches of types of scaffolding? The post Sketches of types of scaffolding used in building construction appeared first on The

4 products for your next multifamily project

BD+C

Pioneer Lux-Flow showerhead

The Various Uses Of Marble In Home

The Constructor

People love using marble while designing their homes as it is a versatile stone. It is commonly used for countertops but there are numerous ways to. Building Materials carrara marble

Contractor Sued for Firing Worker Following Trench Hazard

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Department of Labor has sued DKS Structural Services and owner Jeffery Kennedy for allegedly terminating an employee who refused to enter a 15-foot-deep trench that did not have adequate protection to prevent cave-ins. According to a report by the Occupational Safety and Health

What is quantity of 10mm steel for roof slab of 12 x 12 room?

The Constructor

Please tell me about the quantity of 10mm steel for 12 x12 room for its roof slab. The post What is quantity of 10mm steel for roof slab of 12 x 12

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6 Construction Tech Trends in 2020

Construction Equipment

Increased integration of technologies Innovation is increasing as shown by advancements brought about by technology, according to an article in Reading Eagle. For example, drones and 3D printing are now more prevalent than before, and may be further embraced by the construction industry in 2020

How to Determine E value of Concrete?

The Constructor

Hi Neenu, how to determine E value in concrete property? Is there any lab testing that can be carried out or specification to be referred

6 Imperatives for Safer Equipment Maintenance & Operations

Construction Business Owner

6 Imperatives for Safer Equipment Maintenance & Operations. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 02/12/2020 - 15:11. What you need to do on a regular basis to make sure your equipment maintenance and operations processes are safe and efficient for all your compact equipment

How to Calculate Rate Analysis For Concrete 1:2:4?

The Constructor

Do we calculate wastage for Cement, 20mm and coarse aggregate in rate analysis for concrete? The post How to Calculate Rate Analysis For Concrete

HGA-designed hotel becomes one of the tallest buildings in Rochester, Minn.

BD+C

The Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area hotel is now open in Rochester, Minn. .

Life in a Tiny Natural Home in Wales

Natural Building

Emma lives in the wild woods of Wales, where she is close to nature , with no running water, electricity, or internet. For Emma, this way of life is all about building a closer relationship to nature while also creating a lifestyle where she is free of the pressures of the modern world.

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Commercial Building Energy Saver Wins R&D 100 Award

BD+C

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Commercial Building Energy Saver (CBES) toolkit was one of the honorees of the most recent R&D 100 Awards by R&D World magazine.

Genie Z-45 FE Articulating MEWP

Construction Equipment

The Genie Z-45 FE is a hybrid articulating mobile elevating work platform with unrestricted range of motion and a maximum lift height of 660 pounds. Maximum working height is 51 feet 8 inches, maximum horizontal reach is 22 feet 9 inches, and maximum up-and-over reach is 24 feet 7 inches. It has a

KPF unveils The Pinnacle at Central Wharf, a high-performance, resilient tower

BD+C

The Pinnacle at Central Wharf, a high performance and resilient mixed-use tower on the Boston harbor waterfront will reconnect Downtown Boston to the waterfront with new public space.

Genie S-60 J Telescoping MEWP

Construction Equipment

Genie S-60 J telescoping mobile elevating work platform has an unrestricted platform capacity of 660 pounds with a 6-foot jib. Platform height is 60 feet 10 inches with a horizontal reach of 40 feet 6 inches. Operating weight for the telescoping work platform is 16,650 pounds, and it has ground

Doosan tops out 40-tonne family

Digger Blog

The new DX380LC-7 crawler excavator represents the completion of Doosan’s 30-40 tonne family of Stage V excavators. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

JCB Enters Generator Market with RS Range

Construction Equipment

JCB RS line of portable generators includes five models ranging from 56 to 500 kW. Model G70RS produces 56 kW; the G125RS produces 100 kW; the G220RS, 175 kW; the G400RS, 320 kW; and model G625RS produces 500 kW. Operating weights range from 7,239 to 25,209 pounds. The generators use Tier 4-F

What is Plane Table Surveying

Construction Cost Estimating

Plane Table Surveying is used in ad-hoc surveying and designing situations. In this, survey fieldwork and plotting work is done simultaneously. Therefore, there is no need for office work. This is best adapted to situations where high precision is not required.

Volvo Trucks Shows Off Electric Heavy Truck

Construction Equipment

Volvo Trucks North America showed its battery-electric Class 8 truck at an event in Fontana, California. The Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) Innovation Showcase, held at Volvo Trucks’ TEC Equipment dealership, revealed the progress that has been achieved since the

Rebar-Tying Robots Draw Crowds at World of Concrete

ENR Construction

Standing before a crowd of curious onlookers at a corner of the show floor at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas, Advanced Construction Robotics president and cofounder Jeremy Searock made a sales pitch for TyBot, his company’s rebar-tying robot

Light Tower-Maker Allmand Expands

Construction Equipment

Allmand, a manufacturer of light towers and other portable job site equipment, reports significant progress on its Holdredge, Nebraska, plant expansion, which will allow for increased operational capabilities by late spring. The investments Allmand and [parent company] Briggs & Stratton have

$1B Rikers Jail Replacement Program To Test New York's New Construction Approach

ENR Construction

RFQs, issued Feb. 4, will short-list vendors for projects to replace Manhattan's ubiquitous jail facility and potentially reshape the city's corrections philosophy