Tue.Jun 23, 2020

How to Protect Your Construction Data in Uncertain Times: Part 1 of 2

Surveyor

Breaking down some of the construction data security best practices from a special Viewpoint webinar. Construction Best Practices

The Dotted Line: Avoid these change order snafus

Construction Dive

Contractors cannot afford to leave money on the table — especially now — which means they need to pay more attention to contract issues that could affect their bottom lines

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HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19

Business Facilities

The world-class biotech research hub in Huntsville, AL has marshalled its resources to fight the pandemic, with increased lab space. Read: HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19 at BusinessFacilities.com.

Commercial Construction Index, confidence in future revenue plummet

Construction Dive

New data released today shows contractors lack confidence in new business and revenue opportunities due to the coronavirus' impact on construction

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.

Did You Miss Our “Predicting The Post-COVID-19 World” Webinar?

Business Facilities

In this free video webinar, we identify trends likely to impact capital investments, site selection and economic development in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the tools for economic recovery. Read: Did You Miss Our “Predicting The Post-COVID-19 World” Webinar?

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Prinoth Adds MacAllister Machinery as Indiana Dealer

Construction Equipment

Prinoth has named MacAllister Machinery as its dealer in Indiana. Headquartered in Indianapolis with locations throughout Indiana, MacAllister will provide vehicle rental, sales, parts, and service for the Prinoth Panther tracked carriers in Indiana. MacAllister Machinery first opened in 1945

Construction startup HeadLight scores $25M investment

Construction Dive

The Seattle firm says its technology saves building inspectors time by using photo-based inspections

What is Concrete Cancer and How can it be avoided?

The Constructor

What is Concrete cancer and what is the cause of this defect? How can concrete cancer be avoided? The post What is Concrete Cancer and How can it

Fuel Trailer Cuts Costs, Keep Equipment Running

Construction Equipment

Michael Miller is VP operations for Miller’s Construction, a site-prep contractor in Anderson, South Carolina. In this video, supplied by Thunder Creek, Miller explains how the company uses its 460-gallon multi-tank trailer (MTT) to haul bulk diesel to its job sites. Miller says the company is

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

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

Trade Recruiters Use Tech Approach to Adapt, Attract Gen Z

Pro Builder

Trade Recruiters Use Tech Approach to Adapt, Attract Gen Z. cbroderick. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 09:31. When schools closed their doors to students, in-person recruitment for trades came to an abrupt halt.

5 Ways to Clean/Wash Steel Toe Boots

Work Gearz

Steel toe boots are a must for all the workplaces like constructions, warehouse , etc. The steel toe caps protect the toes from any major injuries resulting from falling of heavy loads, sharp objects and also injuries from tripping over. But the steel toe boots need special care and maintenance.

How to Communicate in a Crisis

Pro Builder

How to Communicate in a Crisis. acebulski. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:33. Community action, a clear brand voice, and empathetic communication are key tactics to let people know where you stand and what to expect. Annie Cebulski.

A look back at design standard shifts: ADA vs. COVID-19

BD+C

The ways our businesses and facilities function in relation to employees and customers are bound to adjust due to the current pandemic. Spacing, ventilation and physical barriers are only a few areas that are in need of standardized guidelines to mitigate risks.

Outdoor Living Spaces Become Top Priority for Home Owners

Pro Builder

Outdoor Living Spaces Become Top Priority for Home Owners. cbroderick. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 09:55. The regulations that kept consumers confined to their homes have created a larger interest in the already high demand for outdoor living spaces, according to Forbes.

WATG designs solution for isolating without sacrificing social connectivity

BD+C

“What’s a bubble boy?”. “He He lives in a bubble!”. “…boy.”. boy.”. Coronavirus has made Seinfeld bubble boys and girls out of many of us.

Bobcat E165 Excavator

Construction Equipment

Bobcat E165 crawler excavator is the largest in its lineup, with an operating weight of 38,376 pounds. The 131-horsepower excavator has a maximum dig depth of 20 feet, with bucket digging force of 25,794 lb.-ft. The E165 excavator has four selectable power modes and a power boost button on the

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What Will Architecture Look Like Post-Pandemic?

Pro Builder

What Will Architecture Look Like Post-Pandemic? cbroderick. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 09:38. When tuberculosis ravaged the nation in the 19th century, architecture dramatically changed as a result. People began connecting modernism and sleek design with overall health, according to The New Yorker.

Building Materials Could See Increased Demand

Construction Equipment

Demand for building materials has been affected by shutdowns in construction as many non-essential projects have been put on hold. Demand may increase as construction resumes. Several U.S. states have announced to reopen businesses in phases. In New York, several construction projects resumed in

Fluor Team Responds to Judge's Decision On Disputed $900 Million for New York Bridge

ENR Construction

A state court judge has rejected part of design-build team's claim on its request for documents

Plum Concrete - Definition, Uses and Advantages

Construction Cost Estimating

Concrete is a blend of water, sand, aggregate and cement which shapes a stone-like mass on setting. Today, we will discuss a unique kind of concrete called "Palm Concrete". Peruse on for the subtleties. The word Concrete is derived from the Latin word "concretus", signifying "to become together".

Infrastructure Workorder Management

Constructech

An old ironworker saying goes, “Rust never sleeps.” Leave steel out in the elements even for a short time, and rust will be showing up. It seems, in many parts of the country, that “Potholes never sleep.” Go to bed with the street nice and even; wake up to a crater in the middle of the road.

National survey reveals pandemic's impact on college students' mental health, remote learning, families' income and more

BD+C

How to Load Calculation on Column, Beam, Wall & Slab

CivilJungle

What Is Column? • A compression member, i.e., column, is an important element of every reinforced concrete structure. These are used to transfer a load of superstructure to the foundation safely.

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7 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 23, 2020

BD+C

Renewable Energy Labs, Cold Climate Research Ctr. team up on extreme weather research (BD+C) . The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has expanded its collaboration with Alaska’s Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC

Realtors, Builders See Growth After Existing Home Sales Plunge in May

Pro Builder

Realtors, Builders See Growth After Existing Home Sales Plunge in May. cbroderick. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 09:47. Existing home sales dropped 9.7% in May, according to CNBC, with annual sales dipping to their lowest since 1982.

State lawmakers encouraging transition to heat pumps for building heating

BD+C

Lawmakers and regulators in an increasing number of states, including California and New York, are changing policies to promote the use of electricity instead of fossil fuels to power building heating and hot water systems

Coronavirus Homebuying Rebound Highlights Wealth Divide

Pro Builder

Coronavirus Homebuying Rebound Highlights Wealth Divide. cbroderick. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 10:04. Those impacted most by pandemic job loss, such as low-income families and minority workers, are seeing an even greater divide in the ability to own a home.

Federal Court Holds the Reasonableness of the Government’s Interpretation of Geotechnical Data is Irrelevant to Differing Site Condition Claim

Constructlaw

United States Army Corps of Engineers v. John C. Grimberg Co., Inc., 2019-1608, 2020 BL 215269 (Fed.

How to Communicate in a Crisis

Pro Builder

How to Communicate in a Crisis. acebulski. Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:33. Community action, a clear brand voice, and empathetic communication are key tactics to let people know where you stand and what to expect. Annie Cebulski.

The Construction Brothers Podcast Searches For Better Ways to Build

Construction Junkie

Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast of 2020 Competition is underway and the voting booth is officially open. As part of the competition, I will be individually highlighting each of the 12 nominees throughout until the booth closes on July 1.

Dust and Debris Affecting Healthcare Construction: Preventive Guide Released

Construction Cost Estimating

One of the several healthcare providers for construction workers, the University of Virginia Health System, has released an outline for infection control policies and procedures on Friday.

Obituary: Greg Howell, 77, Was Longtime Lean Construction Proponent

ENR Construction

Former consultant and civil engineering academic co-founded leading advocacy group the Lean Construction Institute