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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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

Svigals + Partners to design a memorial garden for victims of gun violence


Svigals + Partners, an architecture firm that designed the new Sandy Hook Elementary School, has partnered with a group of concerned mothers in New Haven, Conn. to design a Memorial Garden in honor of victims of gun violence

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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


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

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

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

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.


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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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

Solar carports can help with California’s Title 24 mandates


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.

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

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


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

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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Details about various sections of bridge

Construction Cost Estimating

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New Methods and Materials in Bridgebuilding Gain Acceptance

ENR Construction

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.


How Texas' Uncommon Law Is Different on Design Defects

ENR Construction

Did French legacy tilt Texas Rulings

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The biggest construction companies in Germany


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

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

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

New Fallout Hits Creditors In PG&E Battle

ENR Construction

Construction firms join power providers caught in contract issues from giant utility’s Jan. 29 bankruptcy filing; the company also releases details of an extensive wildfire mitigation plan and upgrade

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

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

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

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

Trump Pushes ‘Buy American’

ENR Construction

Construction industry officials are poring over President Trump’s new executive order that aims to expand “Buy American” preferences for infrastructure projects

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