Fri.Jun 07, 2019

How to Simplify Construction Data Collection from the Field

Surveyor

4 Key Benefits that Digitized Data and Connected Mobile Solutions are Bringing to the Jobsite

17 Types of Cement, Properties and Uses in Construction

Construction Test

Here we described total 17 types of cement , properties and uses in construction. Each type of cement has different properties , use for concrete with any grade of concrete and its chemical composition. 17 Types of Cement. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC).

5 Ways Leading Contractors Keep Their Clients Happy

Surveyor

Forward-thinking communication and collaboration, a positive culture and modern technology key to building long-term client relationships

7 Steps to an Effective Quality-Management Program

Construction Business Owner

In construction, punch lists are just one element of a comprehensive quality-management program. If you want to reduce defects over time, with the goal of achieving great quality the first time, punch lists alone will not get you there.

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

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

The Role of Construction Software Technology in Mitigating Risk

Surveyor

If you do a little digging, you may notice that many industries utilise development and maintenance processes that are often repetitive and standardiz

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State of the Construction Industry: May 2019 Roundup

Surveyor

Rising construction costs, data security concerns and the perils of project mismanagement are some of the interesting stories we read in May 2019

New Workers Most at Risk for Injury: Study

Construction Equipment

Nearly half of the construction workers in Tennessee who were injured over a recent two-year period had been on the job less than a year, according to a case study report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). The Construction Industry Research and Policy Center (CIRPC) at

The upside of job costing: More accurate estimates means more money in the bank

Geniebelt

Whatever your reason for getting into the construction business, a love for job costing and puzzling out profitability likely wasn’t a contributing factor. Yet having at least some understanding of cost analysis isn’t just desirable—it’s necessary.

Shaping interior spaces with color and materials

BD+C

Interior design involves a lot of strong aesthetic sensibilities and psychology, often related to color. Working in tandem with the client, the designer is responsible for creating the concept, the mood, and shaping the user experience.

RELiON Opens New Technology Center In Washington

Business Facilities

The new Technology Center and Lab in Seattle, WA serves as a central hub making room for the company to conduct research and development, product testing, and sustaining engineering. Read: RELiON Opens New Technology Center In Washington at BusinessFacilities.com.

Workplace wellness: Top 3 tips for Fitwel certification

BD+C

Designing healthy buildings for healthy occupants requires keen attention to active design principles, material health, daylight, nutrition, water quality, acoustic comfort, and environmental control.

Installed Base of Fleet Management Systems in the Americas Continues to Grow

Contractor Magazine

Non-privately owned commercial vehicles is estimated to increase to 49.7% in 2022

Volvo Dig Assist, Load Assist Now Standard

Construction Equipment

Volvo CE’s Dig Assist Start and Load Assist are now standard on excavators and wheel loaders, respectively, in North America. Dig Assist Start, the basic package of Load Assist, is now available on Volvo’s EC220E to EC480E excavators. It increases the accuracy of the machines and enables operators

Some vital tips to develop a column independently

Construction Cost Estimating

A column footing generally stands for a block of concrete that is poured in the bottom of a hole with the purpose of allocating the weight provided on the column to a greater area. As a result, the columns can’t go down into the ground in due course.

Snapshots: Farm life in Bond County, Illinois

The Korte Company

10, 1934, was cold. Dr. Hediger came four miles from Jamestown to our drafty farmhouse built just outside the rural town of Pocahontas, Illinois. Anton and Minnie Korte’s ninth child—me—was born. A year and a half later, in 1936, we moved to another farm a mile away. We needed a bigger house.

How to Strategize for Growth When Labor is Low & Competition is High

Construction Business Owner

It’s no surprise that the shortage of skilled laborers continues to be a source of concern within the construction industry—a substantial obstacle when business is otherwise booming. While contractors want to capitalize on industry growth, a lean labor pool means having to be more competitive and efficient in order to secure the skilled labor needed to complete projects and prepare to take on more

Establishing Your General Contracting Business - TIPS On Starting It Right

Contractor Bookkeeping

Running a business for general contractors like you is an overwhelming yet fulfilling task because there are so many things only the company owner can and should do.

Fast delivery: Construction of McDonald's global headquarters was completed in under seven months

BD+C

Last June, McDonald’s moved into its new global headquarters in Chicago’s Fulton Market. It now occupies the entire 492,000 sf of the office space and portions of ground-floor retail space of a Class A, nine-story, 567,000-sf building in the city’s West Loop. The interior construction was completed in just 6½ months.

Channellock Partners with SkillsUSA

Contractor Magazine

Channellock, Inc., will participate in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, KY

Construction Jobless Rate Hits 10-Year Low, But Job Gain Is Modest

ENR Construction

Industry added 4,000 jobs in May, well below April's increase of 30,000, BLS reports

Watts to Host Intelligent Scale Solution Webinar

Contractor Magazine

Attendees eligible for 0.1 CEUs through ASPE

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Market conditions indicate slower growth in industrial real estate sector

BD+C

The industrial real estate sector is likely heading for slower growth, according to a forecast published by the Deloitte Center for Financial Services

Jason O’Neill Joins Taco Comfort Solutions as Regional Manager

Contractor Magazine

O’Neill has over twenty years of experience in a variety of sales management positions

Game on: Why next-gen wireless networks are the MVP of gaming

BD+C

True or false: All cord-cutters care about is streaming their favorite shows on Netflix, Hulu and other video on demand platforms. The answer is FALSE

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The New Flat Rate Unveils Cloud-Based Training Platform

Contractor Magazine

The cloud-based system allows The New Flat Rate to create a media database of training resources and other documents

Why You Should Think Like a Designer (And Not Like An Algorithm)

ENR Construction

Design thinking is not an algorithm; unlike in math and science problems, there is no single, right, absolute answer

7 Steps to an Effective Quality-Management Program

Construction Business Owner

In construction, punch lists are just one element of a comprehensive quality-management program. If you want to reduce defects over time, with the goal of achieving great quality the first time, punch lists alone will not get you there.

Project EverGreen announces June 9-15 as National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week

Green Industry Professionals

GreenCare for Troops: Going above and beyond the call of duty for military families

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McNeilus S Series Mixer Truck

Construction Equipment

McNeilus has upgraded its S Series front-discharge concrete mixer truck, including a lighter weight that allows for more payload. Flex Controls with programmable settings help provide consistent loading, mixing, and pouring. The larger cab has been redesigned for better visibility. Component life

How to Strategize for Growth When Labor Is Low & Competition Is High

Construction Business Owner

It’s no surprise that the shortage of skilled laborers continues to be a source of concern within the construction industry—a substantial obstacle when business is otherwise booming. While contractors want to capitalize on industry growth, a lean labor pool means having to be more competitive and efficient in order to secure the skilled labor needed to complete projects and prepare to take on more

Roadtec RP-250e Asphalt Paver

Construction Equipment

Roadtec RP-250e asphalt paver is a 10-foot tracked unit powered by a Cummins diesel delivering 241 horsepower at 1,900 rpm. It will pave to 233 fpm. The auger assembly can be hydraulically raised and lowered, which, according to the company, can assist in eliminating segregation in certain mixes

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