Tue.May 21, 2019

The Future of the Connected Jobsite

Surveyor

Marcum’s Chuck Schwartz highlights the benefits and challenges of connected construction jobsites.

The top 10 reasons contractor succession planning has evolved

Construction Dive

Societal and economic forces like the labor shortage and the rise of technology have changed the way construction business owners plan their next steps

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The Future of the Connected Jobsite

Surveyor

Marcum’s Chuck Schwartz highlights the benefits and challenges of connected construction jobsites

Honda Aircraft Investing $15.5M In North Carolina Expansion

Business Facilities

The company will break ground on a new 82,000-square-foot production facility in Greensboro, NC this summer. Read: Honda Aircraft Investing $15.5M In North Carolina Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

American Airlines, DFW announce up to $3.5B capital program

Construction Dive

Design work on a sixth terminal at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport should start immediately

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Real estate learns to share

BD+C

Amazon. AirBnB. WeWork. Common. These are some of the prominent brands and business platforms that have come to define the “shared” or “gig” economy in the U.S. and beyond. They are reflections of and responses to societal and behavioral changes in the ways that people want to live, work, and play.

What do you want? (And living through a real-life marketing challenge

Construction Marketing Ideas

If you’ve been reading this (now more occasional) blog for the past few weeks, you’ll know that my mind-marketing energy has been directed to a new product, Ontario Construction News.

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Construction on pause at Detroit's $830M Monroe Blocks high-rise project

Construction Dive

Despite breaking ground six months ago, no workers have been spotted at Bedrock's mixed-use development, where Turner is general contractor

What are BIM objects?

Geniebelt

What are BIM objects and how can you benefit in construction management? BIM or Building Information Modeling is the future of construction.

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Zoom Drain Adds California Location

Contractor Magazine

Latest franchise owners are serving and former members of the U.S.

NPK Purchases Genesis Attachments LLC

Construction Equipment

NPK Construction has purchased Genesis Attachments LLC (U.S.), Genesis Holdings (Germany), and Genesis GmbH (Germany). Genesis was founded in 1997 and is based in Superior, Wisconsin. Genesis GmbH was founded in 2002 as the European licensee and exclusive sales partner of Genesis Attachments LLC

3 Steps to Unifying the Moving Parts of a Large Company

Contractor Magazine

While our company has continued to grow immensely over the years, I felt it was time to incorporate more structure and efficiency in how we work

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Dodge Momentum Index Dips in April

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 0.5% in April to 144.3 2000=100) from the revised March reading of 145.1.

Cost Variables To Help You Choose A Construction Accounting Software

Contractor Bookkeeping

Many contractors with expensive high-end construction software are re-examining if QuickBooks for Contractors is all they really need and if switching over to it makes sense. The first thing we ask is which of The Four Types of Contractors best describes your company? Salt of The Earth.

FRD Appoints Michael Sato as President

Construction Equipment

Furukawa Rock Drill (FRD) has named Manabu “Michael” Sato as president following the retirement of Jeff Crane. Crane served FRD USA for more than 45 years, and will remain a senior advisor to FRD, reporting to Sato. Sato has worked for FRD since 1990 in a variety of positions, and served their

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Air-Source Heat Pumps in Cold Weather

Contractor Magazine

The main limitation of air-source heat pumps is a significant drop in performance when outdoor temperatures reach the freezing range

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Driver Crashes into Crane, Ejected from Vehicle

Construction Equipment

A man in Franklin, Wisconsin died after his pickup crashed into a crane on a highway site last Thursday morning. According to a report by the Journal Times a GMC Sierra, reportedly driven by 58-year-old Peter Kaishian, was traveling east when it crossed the center line and struck a parked crane

Georgia Tech Research Institute adds 350,000 sf of specialized tech facilities

BD+C

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has completed a $42 million redevelopment project that includes two specialized technical facilities across 350,000 sf on the Cobb South Campus in Marietta, Ga

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Surges in March

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Associated Builders and Contractors reports that its monthly Construction Backlog Indicator expanded to 9.5 months in March 2019, up 0.7 months or 8.8% since February 2019 when CBI stood at 8.8 months. The U.S. economy has been humming and construction backlog is correspondingly elevated,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. While there was a period of weakness in backlog in January, those dynamics, which may very well be seasonal, are no longer affecting the market. The U.S.

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No Slowdown in Sight for Region’s Designers and Contractors

ENR Construction

The transportation, clean energy and education sectors are keeping construction and design firms busy across the region

Weekly Product Gallery: Erico, BainUltra, DeWalt, DewAir, Danner, Nantucket

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery spotlights these products: a one-piece hinge rider; a therapeutic tub; a line of demolition tools; a split-system dehumidifier; leather work boots; and professional-style kitchen sinks

ENR New England's 2019 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

The latest class of New England's young leaders show an impressive range of accomplishments

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Weekly Product Gallery: nVent Caddy, BainUltra, DeWalt, DewAir, Danner, Nantucket

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery spotlights these products: a one-piece hinge rider; a therapeutic tub; a line of demolition tools; a split-system dehumidifier; leather work boots; and professional-style kitchen sinks

Rosendin’s Navy SEAL Golf Tournament Expects to Raise Over 200k for Vets

ENR Construction

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Trump lifts tariffs on Canada, Mexico

Green Industry Professionals

On May 17, the White House traded away its tariffs on industrial metals to preserve a new US-Mexico-Canada trade deal

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Ryan Cos. is ENR Southwest’s 2019 Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

Although not headquartered in Arizona, the company is enmeshed with the Southwest community and construction industry

Landscapers look to build local workforce in skilled trades

Green Industry Professionals

National Association of Landscape Professionals apprenticeship program is being used to overcome the labor shortage

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NTSB: Poor Safety Planning, Engineer's Training Led to Fatal Amtrak Crash

ENR Construction

Safety board faults Sound Transit for failing to have "effective mitigation" for hazardous curve that lacked operating train-control safety system

Ford issues safety recall for select 2019 Ranger vehicles

Green Industry Professionals

On some affected vehicles, the two fasteners that secure the transmission shift cable bracket to the transmission housing may not have been torqued to specification

Ram recalls 410,351 pickup trucks to upgrade tailgate locking mechanisms

Green Industry Professionals

FCA US discovered the power lock in the tailgates of 2015-2017 model-year Ram pickups share a small internal component that could break and allow a vehicle’s tailgate to unlatch

BrightView Landscape's president named to Green Industry Hall of Fame

Green Industry Professionals

Tom C. Donnelly was a 2019 inductee into the Green Industry Hall of Fame

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Makita USA, Inc. 18V X2 (36V) LXT® Lithium?Ion brushless cordless 14" chainsaw

Green Industry Professionals

Makita says the XCU03Z chainsaw has a 14” guide bar and has zero emissions and reduced maintenance. Powered by two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries. Additional features include: Makita-built Outer Rotor BL brushless motor direct-drive system provides

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Husqvarna receives Arkansas Environmental Technology Award for Nashville plant

Green Industry Professionals

Solar array generates approximately thirty percent of the facility’s annual electricity