Wed.Feb 06, 2019

Marines 3D-print concrete footbridge in field

Construction Dive

This was the first time in the Western Hemisphere that a bridge was 3D-printed onsite rather than in a controlled environment like a factory

5 Things To Do BEFORE It Snows

FDR Safety

Last week’s Polar Vortex wreaked havoc across nearly the entire country with freezing temperatures and sporadic snow storms. We’ve received a number of questions regarding the measures one should take prior to freezing temperatures and snow. OSHA has comprehensive resources available. Here are 5 tips that must be followed when prepping for a storm. Know and share your snow removal plan. When winter weather hits, it is crucial to be fully prepared.

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FAA spec update includes precast concrete for first time

Construction Dive

With the Federal Aviation Administration's new specifications, precast suppliers and contractors are poised to get a bigger piece of construction and renovation projects at the more than 19,000 airports in the U.S.

Merck Investing $70M In Biopharm R&D Facility Expansion

Business Facilities

The German company, which operates its biopharm business as EMD Serono in the U.S. and Canada, will invest $70 million to expand its Billerica, MA facility. Read: Merck Investing $70M In Biopharm R&D Facility Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com. Biotech & Pharma Capital Investment Daily News Featured International Massachusetts Research & Development Workforce Development biopharmaceutical Darmstadt EMD Sorono Germany massachusetts Merck Merck KGaA R&D

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

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

More evidence that drones could and should play major role in infrastructure inspections

Construction Dive

Researchers at a Swedish university further solidified the idea that UAVs can inspect dams, wind turbines and other types of infrastructure faster and more safely than humans

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Tech Toys: AR-based crane training, a booming social platform for tradespeople

Construction Dive

Plus, Autodesk's first Revit update rollout of the year is optimized for the cloud and DroneDeploy tools to leverage drone data now integrate with Multivista

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

Considering a JOC Program? Do your homework! Or… Job Order Contracting is a LEAN procurement and project delivery method for facilities repair, renovation, and minor new construction.

Drones, reality capture a 'natural fit' for ambitious Mortenson, AECOM project

Construction Dive

To meet an aggressive schedule on an AECOM-designed hospital, Mortenson turned to technology to communicate the changes taking place and ensure fidelity to the model

VIDEO: California Sinkhole Swallows Loader, Operator

Construction Equipment

A sinkhole in southern California swallowed a wheel loader whole while it was clearing debris from a Ventura County road. According to county authorities, the sinkhole opened up after a torrential downpour flooded the area. A photo published in the Sacramento Bee showed the loader completely

First steel truss set for $375M Caesars conference center in Las Vegas

Construction Dive

General contractor Penta Building Group is building the 550,000-square-foot event space with 1,000 local construction workers for completion by 2020

Art-focused hotel will be the first to open in the Dallas Arts District

BD+C

HALL Arts Hotel will become the first hotel to open in the Dallas Arts District, the country’s largest contiguous urban arts district, when it opens to the public in fall 2019

Minnesota groups push for state to allow teens to work on construction sites

Construction Dive

Some in the state's construction industry want regulation to echo federal law that allows 16- and 17-year-olds to work on jobsites

Your business core and its relationship to effective marketing

Construction Marketing Ideas

We all have our own biases. Someone publishing a marketing blog might reasonably expect that marketing is the most important business aspect. But of course that is not the case.

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Details emerge of prevailing wage deal between union, NYC on housing projects

Construction Dive

This revelation echoes a proposal currently on the table that would require prevailing wages on many city construction projects receiving financial assistance from a local agency

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Solar carports can help with California’s Title 24 mandates

BD+C

Solar carports , virtual net-metering software, and tax-enabled financing can help apartment builders and owners meet California’s new Title 24 mandates. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, all new residential buildings in California under three stories tall must include solar panels.

Details about various sections of bridge

Construction Cost Estimating

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New ice-skating facility in southern California built to endure seismic events

BD+C

Great Ice Park & FivePoint Arena, a 280,000-sf ice skating and training facility that opened in Irvine, Calif., last December 28 th , is the first ice rink to be built in southern California’s Orange County in two decades

Some nice design ideas for the boundaries & fences of your home

Construction Cost Estimating

Given below, the details of some nice design ideas for boundaries and fences which can be used to safeguard and decorate your home.

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The biggest construction companies in Germany

Geniebelt

Germany is seeing solid growth in its construction industry. One of the reasons for this is the high demand for real estate and more investment in infrastructure and buildings. To put that in perspective, The German Construction Industry Federation (HDB), predicted a 4% sales growth for German construction firms in 2018, which equals £117.2 Trends and insights biggest construction companies construction companies european construction german construction German construction companies Germany

Trump light on trade, infrastructure details in State of the Union address

Construction Dive

Though the White House spent much of 2018 attempting to steer the national conversation toward infrastructure, the topic received just two sentences with no specific appropriations mentioned

13 Tennessee Communities To Receive Site Development Grants

Business Facilities

The grants, totaling more than $5 million, will help rural communities overcome barriers to achieve Select Tennessee site certification. Read: 13 Tennessee Communities To Receive Site Development Grants at BusinessFacilities.com.

NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Contractor Magazine

The anniversary celebration will focus on the company’s innovations from the past and prospects for the future

Latest Excavator Tech Trends Aid Operators

Construction Equipment

The latest OEM technology available in what is a market sweet spot for hydraulic excavators (27 to 36 metric tons) focuses on features geared to help operators do their jobs easier and with more efficiency, experts told Construction Equipment. One of our latest technology features available within

Digger's great big Bauma preview

Digger Blog

Here’s a taster of what you can expect to see if you are visiting Munich in April for the 2019 Bauma fair. Here’s a taster of what you can expect to see if you are visiting Munich in April for the 2019 Bauma fair. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Wacker Neuson Awards 2019 Trowel Challenge Winners

Construction Equipment

Manuel Vasquez Flores won the 2019 Wacker Neuson Trowel Challenge held during World of Concrete. Over 100 operators from around the world competed for the fastest time as they maneuvered through turns of a 1,750-square-foot course. Vasquez, from ACE Avant in Archdale, North Carolina, won a Wacker

Engineering Dean Prep Needs Broadening, Says Study

ENR Construction

More than half of the 186 U.S. engineering school deans in a new study of the field’s academic C-suite earned PhDs from just 21 schools

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Yuneec H520 Commercial Hexacopter With RTK

Construction Equipment

The H520 commercial hexacopter will now optionally be available with an RTK (Real Time Kinematic) system from Fixposition. Even under difficult GPS conditions, such as in cities or canyons, the RTK system is designed to ensure maximum precision and centimeter-precise positioning. The fully

Why Licensing for the AEC Industry Takes So Long

ENR Construction

When I travel the Northeast Corridor, I have to make allowances for New York City

App Spotlight: SimplySend

Construction Business Owner

With mobile technology becoming an ever-present and necessary addition to the construction industry, there is a seemingly endless array of app and software choices. CBO is here to help with a regular information download on different apps to help you run your business

Bobcat of Dallas Adds Location No. 6

Construction Equipment

Bobcat of Dallas has added a sixth Bobcat dealership in Texas, located at 2720 N. Main St., Paris, Texas. “We We believe that local dealer support provides the best value for our customers,” says Cole Young, president of Bobcat of Dallas. Our newest location in Paris, Texas, will be that local

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New Methods and Materials in Bridgebuilding Gain Acceptance

ENR Construction

Venco Venturo HT45KX Hydraulic Service Crane

Construction Equipment

HT45KX full-hydraulic service crane features a maximum lifting capacity of 7,800 pounds and up to 25 feet of boom reach. A lighter-weight, hexagonal boom structure and crane housing combine to give service truck operators more crane with a lighter payload, the company says. The VLCTM crane control

Insurance Company Advisor Cuts Out the Middle Man

ENR Construction

A risk analysis consultancy long focused on construction delays has branched out to apply its chops to the development of a hyperlocal software-as-a-service weather risk-management system for construction that launched Jan.

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