Tue.Jun 02, 2020

What new PPP loan guidance means for contractors

Construction Dive

The clarifications are intended to make the Paycheck Protection Program more flexible for construction and other businesses while Congress works to expand some of the program's parameters

The Return of Construction sites ? But Not as We Knew Them

Surveyor

As contractors begin to head back to work across the UK, new rules and jobsite procedures await; technology is helping teams adjust to the new normal. Construction Technology/News

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Gilbane exec: COVID-19 will lead to lower material prices

Construction Dive

The coronavirus' impact on the supply chain has been "less than expected," Joe Piro, vice president of supply chain for Gilbane Building Co., told Construction Dive

Bates Precast Concrete To Invest $5M In Georgia Expansion

Business Facilities

The concrete company will build new office, production and storage space at its facility at Lake Park Industrial Park in Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA. Read: Bates Precast Concrete To Invest $5M In Georgia Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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.

Building a stable construction business in uncertain times

Construction Dive

Business in every industry is being shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. These 3 fundamental shifts will help any construction operation successfully pivot to the new environment

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Residents near Amazon's $1.5B Kentucky air hub project sue Whiting-Turner Kokosing JV

Construction Dive

Homeowners within a mile of the jobsite at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport said the blasting and other earthwork activity has caused damage to their houses

From the Roof to the Walls: How to Properly Waterproof Homes

GCP Applied Technologies

From the Roof to the Walls: How to Properly Waterproof Homes. Phillip.fry@gc…. Tue, 06/02/2020 - 08:45. GCP Applied Technologies. June 10, 2020. Protect Residential Projects from Mother Nature in Three Steps. Builders know that weather isn't what it used to be.

Printful Investing $2M In New Canadian Fulfillment Center

Business Facilities

The on-demand fulfillment company will begin production at its first Canadian facility in Mississauga by the end of this year. . Read: Printful Investing $2M In New Canadian Fulfillment Center at BusinessFacilities.com.

Home Building Academy Lays Foundation for Future of the Industry

Pro Builder

Home Building Academy Lays Foundation for Future of the Industry. acebulski. Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:25. The Colorado Home Building Academy isn’t just teaching about housing starts: It’s giving its students a chance for a new start in life.

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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.

Advancing the 3D Building Lifecycle

Constructech

Here at Constructech , we have reported on the value of being able to move data through the construction lifecycle of a project—from design, to construction, and ultimately maintenance and management of a facility.

COVID-19 and teaching the next generation of nurses

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This Printable, Waterproof, Rip Proof, Paper Could Be Perfect for the Jobsite

Construction Junkie

via TerrSlate. The construction industries method of choice for note taking and filling out paperwork is still, generally speaking, pen and paper. That can pose a problem when trying to fill out paper documents on a jobsite that’s not only dusty, dirty, and muddy, but also when it’s raining.

How to determination of Consistency of Cement as per IS Code?

The Constructor

How to determination of Consistency of Cement as per IS Code? Is there any reference for taking 400gm of cement for the consistency test?

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Perkins and Will, Healthy Building Network advise against the use of antimicrobial building products

BD+C

According to Perkins and Will and the nonprofit Healthy Building Network, building products with antimicrobial treatments are not proved to be a safe or effective means of controlling the spread of COVID-19

New Association Survey Finds Mix of Layoffs, Pickup in Hiring in May

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows.

IoT for Smart Construction

Constructech

The IoT (Internet of Things) connects smart appliances in the home and smart devices outside the home. Often the intermediary, the connector, is cloud-based. Data up, data down, data everywhere.

Designers, owners reinventing restaurants to cope with COVID-19

BD+C

Designers and restaurateurs are brainstorming design fixes to make restaurants safer amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Const. Projects Close Amid Protests

Construction Equipment

As protests continue in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, construction has been impacted in several major cities around the U.S., ENR reports. Fires have been set at job sites, and city-mandated construction shutdowns. Some contractors have voluntarily shuttered sites or taken

Architects, health experts release strategies, tools for safely reopening buildings

BD+C

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D.C. Library System?s Crown Jewel Revamped

ENR Construction

Key milestone achieved in $211-million modernization amid the coronavirus pandemic

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5 ways to improve hand washing and minimize germs in public restrooms

BD+C

Germaphobes rejoice! Public restrooms may soon become a much more sanitary place than they have been in the past thanks to the effects of COVID-19. .

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Clark Nexsen Reaps Rewards Of Recent Expansions

ENR Construction

Virginia Beach, Va.-based based design firm boosts revenue from transportation, other sectors

New Association Survey Finds Mix of Layoffs, Hiring Pickup in May

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey that finds that rising project cancellations are forcing many firms to furlough or terminate employees even as federal relief measures help avoid further job losses.

Upscale Home with Lots of Salvaged Materials

Natural Building

This three-bedroom house in Kirkland, Washington was designed and built by George Reynoldson, a passive solar architect who wrote the book Let’s Reach for the Sun: 30 Original Solar and Earth Sheltered Home Designs.

How Meritage Homes Halted Land Deals, Calmed Buyer Fears to Survive Downturn

Pro Builder

How Meritage Homes Halted Land Deals, Calmed Buyer Fears to Survive Downturn. acebulski. Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:13. When a crisis strikes, it can be hard to think straight, but some of the business decisions made at the start can be the difference between your business sinking or swimming.

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 2, 2020

BD+C

Luxembourg office complex breaks ground in Belval (BD+C) . Dubbed ICÔNE, the 202,000-sf office complex has an interior reminiscent of an Escher painting, filled with light and greenery

Fewer Builders Use Incentives to Bolster Sales Than During Great Recession, Normal Times

Pro Builder

Fewer Builders Use Incentives to Bolster Sales Than During Great Recession, Normal Times. acebulski. Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:15. More than half of single-family builders are using incentives to bolster sales and limit cancellations, according to an NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index survey in May.

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European Standards for Aggregates: Chemical

Construction Cost Estimating

The aggregates utilized in the creation of concrete are inactive granular materials, for example, gravel, squashed stone, sand, slag, reused concrete, and geosynthetic aggregates. The aggregates might be normal, produced, or reused.

Will Denver Reclaim Its Status as a Rising Economic Powerhouse?

Pro Builder

Will Denver Reclaim Its Status as a Rising Economic Powerhouse? acebulski. Tue, 06/02/2020 - 10:18. Remember when Denver was at the top of its game just months ago?

MMRC and Chennai Metro Rail Projects in India Restart After Partial Lifting of Lockdown

Construction Cost Estimating

After the partial lifting of restrictions on important construction work, construction work has resumed in two major metro rail projects in India. One of them is in Pune, developed by the MMRC (Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation). The other is in Chennai, by CMRL (Chennai Metro Rail Limited).

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Michael S. Eisenbaum

Pro Builder

Michael S. Eisenbaum. mbeirne. Tue, 06/02/2020 - 13:02

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Anti-Seismic Construction

Construction Cost Estimating

"Earthquakes are possibly the worst nightmare of a civil engineer. In a deadly minute, lives and decades of work can get wiped out. But there are some buildings that can withstand earthquakes.