Thu.Aug 22, 2019

OSHA consults industry on silica standard refinements

Construction Dive

Despite detailed control measures, the agency believes some workers can still be exposed to the breathable hazard and wants field experts to weigh in

Hino Motors Celebrates Opening Of West Virginia Manufacturing Plant

Business Facilities

Over the next three years, the truck manufacturing company plans to invest $40 million and create 250 new jobs at its Mineral Wells, WV facility. Read: Hino Motors Celebrates Opening Of West Virginia Manufacturing Plant at BusinessFacilities.com.

Work begins on border wall segment paid for with military funds

Construction Dive

A 2-mile section of fencing in Lukeville, Arizona, is the first portion to move forward since the Supreme Court allowed the use of defense funding

[VIDEO] Conexpo 2020 to Showcase Sustainable Building, 3D Printing

Construction Equipment

At a recent press conference, AEM offered a glimpse into how Conexpo 2020 will showcase disruptive technologies and trends that will shape the future of the industry. These exhibits will give attendees a chance to learn about electric equipment, unmanned machines, predictive maintenance, and

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

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

Overcoming Common Facilities Management Challenges – 2019 and Beyond!

Job Order Contracting

The common facilities management challenges can be mitigated using LEAN alternative construction planning, procurement, and project delivery. Common Facilities Management Challenges: Limited Budget Limited Resources & Staff Deferred Maintenance Prioritizing Projects Meeting Project Timelines.

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First-of-its-Kind 5G Zone To Foster Innovation In Indiana

Business Facilities

The new 5G hub will invite businesses, researchers, and universities to develop next-generation solutions in Indianapolis. Read: First-of-its-Kind 5G Zone To Foster Innovation In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Real Deal names Chicago's top contractors

Construction Dive

A new analysis found that Power Construction pulled permits for more than twice the square footage of runner-up Clark Construction

Procore releases new BIM tool as bridge to field work

Contractor Magazine

Tech giant says 'Procore BIM' effectively connects VDC teams and field teams through intuitive design and functionality, making BIM more accessible to industry

Caterpillar Upgrades Skid Steers, CTLs to D3 Series

Construction Equipment

D3 Series skid steer and compact track loaders are updates over the D and D2 Series units. The new series support Smart Attachments by matching the controls and operator information to the attachment and task. A wider cab door has been added, and the distance between joystick pods increase by 3

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Autodesk releases new Revit 2020.1 for MEP

Contractor Magazine

For mechanical design engineers, systems analysis new features enable a design and analysis workflow fully integrated in BIM.

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40-story residential tower to rise near Seattle’s Pike Place Market

BD+C

The Emerald is set to be Seattle’s newest luxury condominium building, rising 440 feet above Pike Place Market and the Puget Sound. In addition to the residential tower, The Emerald will also include two ground floor retail spaces

For Boilers, Design Details Matter

Contractor Magazine

Boiler specifiers should consider design details that may set one boiler apart from another

Multimedia app identifies construction hazards

BD+C

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland have introduced a multimedia app that they say will reduce injuries and save lives on construction projects. To test the app, researchers chose 40 designers to review a set of CAD drawings.

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Building Backbones

Contractor Magazine

I wish to start us on a re-education path that will redefine our present understanding of what the new Building Backbones might be

Hino Celebrates New Facility Opening

Construction Equipment

Hino celebrated the grand opening of its new 1,000,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Mineral Wells, West Virginia, with a tree planting tradition and a KagamiWari ceremony to consummate Hino’s commitment to growing in the U.S. Governor Justice, Senators Manchin and Capito, Congressman

A Fun New School in Indonesia

Natural Building

Jakarta-based design studio RAW Architecture completed the School of Alfa Omega in the Indonesian city of Tangerang. This new school emphasizes a connection with the outdoors and is set on a former rice paddy. The school caters to 300 students ranging from preschool to high school.

Texas flood prevention initiative would create nation’s most ambitious barrier system

BD+C

A plan being developed by the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would spend as much as $32 billion to protect the Houston-Galveston area from storm surges. The project would construct the nation’s most ambitious and expensive coastal barrier system.

8 ways to find your first customer

Green Industry Professionals

Here are some smart strategies you can use to identify and attract those critical first customers

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Lasting thermal control for building façades [AIA course]

BD+C

To keep interior spaces warm in the winter (and nice and cool in the summer), Building Teams report adopting more advanced approaches to envelope design and construction, whether for big-ticket cladding choices, window edge details, or meticulous mockup and installation practices.

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Repurpose Your Commercial Office to Be More Modern

Wolgast Corporation

What Ideas Will Work for You? Appearance is one of the triggers that leads to remodeling, but isn’t the only good reason to remodel.

Cities take action to keep cool as climate heats up

BD+C

Cities, where the urban heat island effect amplifies the impact of global climate change, are going to heat up in the coming decades. If greenhouse gas emissions continue on their current path, the average number of days that feel hotter than 100 degrees in the U.S.

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[VIDEO] Timelapse of Salt Lake City Airport Rebuild

Construction Equipment

Salt Lake City International Airport released a timelapse video showing the construction of its new $3.6 billion replacement facility. The video shows the current condition of the new terminal, concourses, and parking garage, with timelapse segments of continuing work. The new airport is designed

Commonly used Indian Standard Codes (IS codes) for civil engineers

Construction Cost Estimating

IS stands for Indian standard. Each country possesses their own code book identical to that India contains IS code book for RCC, steel structure. The IS codes includes numerous standards and methodology for construction, raw material used, structural analaysis and other provisions.

Holistic wellness: What we can learn from Native American healthcare practices

BD+C

It’s April of 2019, which means we are midway through the first decade of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It’s an appropriate time to reflect on the changes we have seen in the healthcare landscape, and what the possibilities are moving forward.

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M&M's Dig Day

Digger Blog

M&M Plant, the Case Construction Equipment dealer for Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, held a Dig Day on 16-17 August 2019. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Some vital guidelines for measuring staircase dimensions and designs

Construction Cost Estimating

A staircase mainly includes a series of steps which involve a tread (the horizontal portion, where the foot stands) and a riser (the vertical portion). In every step, there are one or more landings, handrails, and a small nosing.

Fall Is For Aeration!

Green Industry Professionals

Maxim’s Plug Tow-Behind Aerators are perfect for fall aeration. Easily attach the aerators to the back of your riding lawn mower in convenient widths of 36” to fit through gates, or 48” for commercial property maintenance, golf courses, or

Iron & Oak’s NEW Skid Steer Splitter

Green Industry Professionals

The new Skid Steer Log Splitter features a quick-attach plate and uses the skid steer’s hydraulics to deliver a max 24 tons of splitting force. This unit boasts a heavy-duty wedge with auto-return to save you time and effort. The durable

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Make Fall Clean Up Easy This Year!

Green Industry Professionals

By using JRCO lawn mower attachments, you can clear your lawn of leaves quickly and easily. Use the Blower Buggy attachment and secure your walk-behind blower to your lawn mower for no-operator-fatigue leaf blowing. Afterward you can utilize the Leaf

Brave Supervac Truckloaders

Green Industry Professionals

Jobs that used to take entire crews and trucks of equipment can now be completed with only one person! Brave Supervac Truckloaders feature: discharge chutes with an adjustable radius, two convenient hose handles, and a clear urethane hose for easy

Simple Lawn Clean Up This Fall

Green Industry Professionals

Dosko’s Brush Chipper makes quick work of your lawn debris without you having to deal with the mess. No longer worry about burning or discarding lawn waste; take unwanted branches and limbs up to 3” in diameter and create your own mulch/compost

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Florida's iconic palm trees threatened by invasive disease

Green Industry Professionals

Florida’s iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.Spread by a rice-sized, plant-hopping insect, lethal bronzing has gone from a small