Fri.Oct 04, 2019

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Business Facilities

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers. Read: U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry at BusinessFacilities.com.

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New OSHA weighting system could lead to more inspections

Construction Dive

The process, rolled out this week, could put increased emphasis on the Fatal Four, a former Department of Labor official said

LEAN, BIM, and Measurably Improving Facilities Life-Cycle Management

Job Order Contracting

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the efficient management of the life-cycle of the built environment supported by digital technology. It’s important to not that “3D” or “3D visualization” is not include in this core definition of BIM.

Crane watch: High-profile projects underway in the 10 busiest US markets

Construction Dive

Certain areas of the country are enjoying an added boost from the current construction boom. Here are some of the top projects in the most active states

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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.

Introducing The Scientific Remodeling System

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From David Hawke and Randall Soules. A real remodeling system designed to generate more wealth with less work.

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How Collaborative, Digital Construction Technology Enhances Project Visibility & Communication

Construction Business Owner

Commercial construction was reported at $85 billion in 2017, up 11% from 2016, according to the lastest FMI Insights and Expertise report. Construction is booming, yet miscommunication, equipment and crew management slip-ups, jobsite safety and certification issues, last-minute added costs, and delays are still rampant on the jobsite

Global construction output growth will decline to 2.7% in 2019

BD+C

The deterioration in construction output growth across emerging markets has been worse than previously expected, particularly in the US and the Middle East.

ARTBA Adds Transportation Hall of Fame Inductees

Construction Equipment

Four individuals were inducted into the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2019 Hall of Fame, honored for making contributions to transportation development. Inductees included Fred Fehsenfeld Sr., Dr. T. Peter Ruane, Ethel A. Birchland and William Boyd Burgett.

The dangers of assumptions: Often things aren’t quite what they seem to be

Construction Marketing Ideas

In the most recent post, I related to a problem of perceived betrayal of trust by someone who I and one of my colleagues had spoken with extensively as we prepared to launch Ontario Construction News. We discovered he had instead contracted with a new (and surprise) competitor, and I felt that we had failed […]. The post The dangers of assumptions: Often things aren’t quite what they seem to be appeared first on Construction Marketing Ideas. Business and sales management Featured

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[VIDEO] Bridge Collapses, Sends Oil Tanker Truck into Water

Construction Equipment

An arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed on Tuesday, causing an oil tanker to fall onto boats in the water below. The video shows the truck driving across the nearly 500-foot-long bridge, and can be seen nearly reaching the end when the structure gives way. An air force helicopter and

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Heart failure clinics are keeping more patients out of emergency rooms

BD+C

This year, nearly 1.1 million Americas are expected to suffer “coronary events,” according to an American Heart Association report released earlier this year.

Contractors Share Perception of Resilient Building amid Peak Hurricane Season

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Q3 2019 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index recently released climbed to a record high score of 77, up from 74 in Q2 2019. Half of all contractors expect revenue increases over the next year, rising 14 points quarter-over-quarter. Also, notably higher is the expectation for profit margins to increase in the next year, which grew by 12 points between Q2 and Q3 2019.

Cummins Reveals Innovations for Oil Sealing Tech

Construction Equipment

Cummins has unveiled its research and development investment in oil sealing technology for Holset turbochargers. Its latest research reduces the risk of machine failure through the development of "a more robust sealing system," according to the company. Elements that were considered while the

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Tradeswomen at Key October Events Push Global Career Growth

ENR Construction

Women in craft careers seek skills, solidarity and worldwide numbers at events in Manila, Sydney, Papua, New Guinea—and in Minneapolis

KPF-designed CITIC tower is Beijing’s tallest

BD+C

Stretching 1,765 feet into the sky, CITIC Tower has become the tallest building in Beijing. The tower draws inspiration from the form of the “zun,” a ritual vessel originating in Bronze Age China

Sawyer Steps Away From ENR Career

ENR Construction

Tom Sawyer, ENR deputy editor, retires this week—leaving a lasting legacy for our enterprise

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Ditch Witch SK3000 Skid Steer

Construction Equipment

Ditch Witch unveiled its SK3000 full-sized stand-on skid steer during ICUEE 2019, offering a 360-degree view of the jobsite. According to the company, the SK3000 is the largest and most powerful unit in the Ditch Witch family of standard skid steers. According to the company machine was created

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Construction Sept. Jobless Rate Falls, Matching Industry's 10-Year Low

ENR Construction

Industry's jobless rate dips to 3.2% in September from August's 3.6% and year-earlier 4.1%, BLS says

Ditch Witch JT24 Directional Drill

Construction Equipment

The Ditch Witch JT24 directional drill is equipped with a 101-gross horsepower, Tier 4 and and European Stage 5-compliant Cummins diesel engine. The unit also offers 24,000 pounds of thrust and pullback while still maintaining a small footprint. The JT24 has a maximum carriage speed of 216 fpm

Echo plant to unveil 20 new products in 2020

Green Industry Professionals

A tour of the Echo plant in Lake Zurich, IL shows molds, assembly station before launching new products

Construction Remains Ahead in Autonomous Vehicles

Construction Equipment

Though self-driving (autonomous) cars being tested by the likes of Google and Tesla get all the glamour and publicity, the construction industry remains ahead of the trendy curve that is autonomous vehicle deployment—primarily with the many dozens of rigid frame haul trucks working in mines and

Heart failure clinics are keeping more patients out of emergency rooms

BD+C

This year, nearly 1.1 million Americas are expected to suffer “coronary events,” according to an American Heart Association report released earlier this year.

Key Environment, Workforce Rulings Ahead For U.S. Supreme Court

ENR Construction

As term begins Oct. 7, Justices could alter law on groundwater-carried pollutants, pipeline project routes, LGBTQ workplace rights and DACA protection for undocumented workers, students

Call to action: BD+C is looking for the industry’s next game-changing projects

BD+C

Is your firm working on a project that could be the next advance in design, engineering, technology, or construction? If so, send us information about it for possible inclusion in our upcoming “Game Changers” feature, which BD+C will publish in its January 2020 print edition as well as online

Environment, Workplace Issues Land on U.S. Supreme Court Docket

ENR Construction

As term begins Oct. 7, Justices are set to review disputes on groundwater-carried pollutants and pipeline crossings, as well as LGBTQ workplace rights and immigrant status, among others

Heart failure clinics are keeping more patients out of emergency rooms

BD+C

This year, nearly 1.1 million Americas are expected to suffer “coronary events,” according to an American Heart Association report released earlier this year. The good news is that the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular heart failure or coronary heart disease has been falling steadily over the past several years

Sawyer Steps Away From ENR Career

ENR Construction

Tom Sawyer, ENR deputy editor, retires this week—leaving a lasting legacy for our enterprise

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