Tue.Mar 13, 2018

Women in Construction – As Told By Women

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction is one of those industries notorious for being male-dominated and, at times, not as welcoming to women. What’s that experience truly like? Here are some opinions of women working in the construction industry, because who better to describe a woman’s experience in construction than actual women? Challenges Women Face in Construction. Women make up only 4% of the workforce in natural resources, construction, and maintenance.

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Components or Materials of Concrete and their Storage Methods

The Constructor

The concrete is manufactured using cement, sand, gravel and water as the main components materials. The active material in concrete is cement which. Concrete Concrete Technology

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What does the new tax reform act mean for construction companies?

Construction Dive

Michael DeSiato, an accountant and a financial planner, provides insights on the act's provisions that will impact construction and related businesses

Pressuremeter Test on Soil for In-Situ Stress Strain Determination

The Constructor

What is a Pressuremeter? A pressuremeter is a device which is used to determine the stress strain relations of in-situ soil by pumping it into the. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Engineering Soil Exploration Soil Soil Investigation

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

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

Report: Global construction waste will almost double by 2025

Construction Dive

Lack of global recycling standards is one hurdle the construction waste market faces in its efforts to reduce the amount of material that ends up in landfills

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Majority of worksites could be violating OSHA's electronic record-keeping rule

Construction Dive

OSHA has until June 15 to inspect its database of locations and issue violations to those that did not file 2016 summaries

Video: 950 Ton ABC Bridge Swings Into Place at FIU

Construction Equipment

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American Airlines threatens lawsuit, reduced service over $8.5B Chicago O'Hare expansion

Construction Dive

At the heart of the dispute is the airport's refusal to award American Airlines three additional gates as part of the expansion

Smartphones to the forefront

Contractor Magazine

More phone apps to help techs work smarter


Caterpillar Retail Sales Up 33% for February

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar reported its rolling three month retail sales today with resources industries up 60 percent and construction industries up 27 percent. North America was up 25 percent for construction industries and 62 percent for resource industries.

Do technicians really sell?

Contractor Magazine

For a long time, I thought if I hired clean, sharp, articulate, intelligent technicians with mechanical aptitude that I could teach them to sell


Using workplace data to create connected communities


Life in a connected world produces a constant stream of data—from purchasing our morning coffee, to sending emails throughout the workday, to streaming music on our evening commutes home. This catalog of data provides a powerful tool.

The two types of marketing change: Where do you stand?

Construction Marketing Ideas

In some ways, I envy you. If you are an architect, engineer, or contractor, your certainly are experiencing changes and competitive pressures. There are new players on the block, and you can’t rest on your laurels — or you’ll be picked off by one change or another.

Movers + Shapers: Automating building design


For the first several weeks of 2018, Deepak Aatresh was in India working with a client on a one million-sf-plus healthcare network that is being designed with technology developed by Aditazz, which Aatresh co-founded in 2010 and is its CEO. The Brisbane, Calif.-based

U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues

Business Facilities Blog

Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Read: U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Construction Industry Reacts as Trump Signs Off on Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

ENR Construction

With tariffs of 25% on foreign steel imports and 10% on aluminum signed by President Donald Trump March 8, U.S. construction estimators and buyers have a bit more clarity what to expect when buying materials for future projects

How to determine the length of a transition curve

Construction Cost Estimating

In this construction video tutorial, you will learn how to determine the length of a transition curve by applying various methods like definite rate of superelevation, rate of change of radial acceleration and arbitrary gradient.

MicroStrategy Creating 300 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities Blog

The business intelligence company has renewed its headquarters lease in Fairfax County, VA and will invest $6 million in capital improvements. Read: MicroStrategy Creating 300 New Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Benefits of vibro compaction for improving the conditions of ground

Construction Cost Estimating

Particles of granular soil are reorganized by vibration in a manner so that greater density is maintained.

Developer Related's Lawsuit Marks New Crisis for New York Construction Unions

ENR Construction

How subcontractors are selected for the next phase of the Hudson Yards megaproject is at issue

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OSHA delays enforcement of beryllium exposure rule


The rule had been scheduled to go into effect March 12. The delay will allow extra time for employers to comply with the rule prior to enforcement and to ensure uniform enforcement. The rule had been finalized in January 2017. OSHA faces lawsuits from manufacturers and interest groups over the rule

Agreement Sets the Stage for Quick Cleanup of Vermont Yankee

ENR Construction

NorthStar to take purchase Vermont Yankee and speed D&D work at nuclear power plant

Movers + Shapers: VR's next shift


This spring, Emily Griffith Technical College in Denver, one of the country’s oldest such institutions, will take another step into the 21st century by offering courses in its Construction Careers Now program that incorporate virtual reality to train students how to work in high-citation safety areas on construction sites. The school will also use VR in its nursing program to simulate real-life healthcare and emergency situations

Plumbing repipe saves significant wait time for hot water

Contractor Magazine

I have a friend who is an architect in Fargo, N.D. He has lived in his house for about a decade and has always had plumbing problems, such as low flow from hose bibs and sinks, poor pressure at showers, and long hot-water delivery times

Chinese Firms Supplant Spanish Group in East Africa Power Transmission Project

ENR Construction

NARI Group Corp. and Power China Guizhou Engineering Co. will complete a 428-km-long, 400-kV electricity transmission line in East Africa

Congress' infrastructure funding efforts remain fragmented

Construction Dive

Proposals from Republicans and Democrats may be taking the wind out of President Donald Trump's $1.5 billion infrastructure plan

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Changing employee demographics

Contractor Magazine

While all manner of ways and means are being applied to recruit new blood into our trade, one which has only recently reported on is recruiting women


New Steel Rebar Micro-Mill to be Built in Frostproof, Florida

Construction Equipment

North Carolina-based Nucor Corp. has announced plans to spend $240 million to build a construction rebar mill in Frostproof, Florida in Polk County. This will be the second rebar micro mill that is part of the company's expansion.

America’s Largest EPA Contractor on How to Avoid Equipment Downtime

Construction Business Owner

Imagine maintaining 300 pieces of rolling stock plus 200 pieces of equipment spread across the entire United States, U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. That’s the challenge Tim Bland, assistant operations manager at Environmental Restoration LLC, faces every day.

The one lie that contractors fall for when things get busy

Contractor Magazine

Contractors set the bar too low and hold back their businesses from growing as strong as they could be

DOT Announces Half-Billion Dollars for 41 TIGER Projects

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the list of 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.

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In 'most important labor decision in decades,' SCOTUS appears ready to weaken unions

Construction Dive

While the case involves public-sector union fees, one expert says the outcome will have major implications for private employers, too

Mixing business with pleasure

Contractor Magazine

I won’t go. Who wants to go away with competitors on a trip? That was my attitude decades ago and we did not participate in supply house incentive trips despite having qualified for the trips