Mon.Jul 19, 2021

Are You Busy? Awesome! Play It Smart, and Don’t Let Up On Your Marketing

A David Creation

During a boom season, it can be too easy to get distracted, get complacent, and coast… Don’t let up. Take advantage of the time, and get in the best position possible. What a year it has been for the home improvement industry, eh?

10 Ways AI is Transforming the Construction Sector

The Constructor

Artificial intelligence is proving to help overcome major challenges faced by construction managers but it is still in the initial stages. Artificial Intelligence

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9 Stories of Project Versatility

Construction Business Owner

9 Stories of Project Versatility. Alex Headley. Mon, 07/19/2021 - 07:30. Finding the right attachment to do a job better or more efficiently can give your company a competitive advantage. And you may be able to expand your company’s services by adding attachments to your fleet.

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Lack of information on carbon emissions challenges construction industry

BD+C

Less than 1% of new building projects are assessed to determine their carbon footprint, according to a new report by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The report cites a lack of information on embodied emissions as a key barrier.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

ProAmpac Opens Global Collaboration & Innovation Center

Business Facilities

ProAmpac's Collaboration & Innovation Center in Rochester, NY houses product development, rapid sample prototyping and evaluation of new packaging, as well as a training hub for customers and employees. Read: ProAmpac Opens Global Collaboration & Innovation Center at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 NFPA 70E Update

Safety Services Company

In June of last year, the 2021 edition of NFPA 70E was updated in accordance with its regular revision schedule. Many employers are still trying to figure out what the major changes were and how they might affect them. .

Florida condo collapse spurs increased scrutiny on inspections, regulations

BD+C

The collapse of a condominium tower in Surfside, Fla., has spurred regulators and insurers to more carefully scrutinize the condition of other high-rise residential dwellings

$740M Beverage Campus To Be Built In Cabarrus County, NC

Business Facilities

In the largest economic development announcement in Cabarrus County, NC history, Red Bull and Rauch North America will create more than 400 jobs at The Grounds at Concord. Read: $740M Beverage Campus To Be Built In Cabarrus County, NC at BusinessFacilities.com.

Artesa at Menifee Town Center provides urban-style living in a small-town setting

BD+C

Artesa at Menifee Town Center, a Spanish mission-style apartment community in Menifee, Calif., is a new 15-acre community that includes 37 two- and three-story walk-up apartment buildings.

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Rise of AI in Construction

Constructech

Artificial intelligence, otherwise known as AI, is everywhere—in our homes, in our cars, in our phones—but is it proliferating in the construction industry fast enough? Let’s take a look. Grand View Research suggests the overall, global AI market size was valued at $62.35

Other Building Materials Keep Costs Up as Lumber Prices Fall

Pro Builder

Other Building Materials Keep Costs Up as Lumber Prices Fall. cbroderick. Mon, 07/19/2021 - 09:48. The National Association of Home Builders estimated the cost of lumber added $35,872 to the cost of a new single-family home back in April.

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What It Takes to Drive Change

Constructech

With roughly 80% of a construction project behind schedule or budget globally, change is hard to come by in this industry. What then will drive this change? Is it a global pandemic? Or is it something else entirely?

NAR Study Says Years of Underbuilding to Blame for Housing Shortage

Pro Builder

NAR Study Says Years of Underbuilding to Blame for Housing Shortage. cbroderick. Mon, 07/19/2021 - 09:38. The United States needs anywhere from 5 million to 6.8 million more housing units to meet housing needs, according to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors.

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

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

Construction employment trails pre-pandemic level in 39 states

BD+C

New York DOT Releases New Draft Study on I-81 Replacement

ENR Construction

Comments are due Sept. 14 on estimated $2B project to replace the Syracuse viaduct, which aims to resolve dislocation impacts to the city's Black community when the highway was built in 1968

HAL Architects complete “swimmable bridge” that connects two residential buildings

BD+C

Sky Pool, a swimmable bridge connecting two buildings in London’s Embassy Gardens development, has completed. The project sits alongside the US Embassy in Nine Elms, London. The nearly 50-foot-long transparent pool connects the buildings ten stories up.

ENR California Announces 2021's Best Project Winners

ENR Construction

ENR California reveals the winners in our annual Regional Best Project competition

IT Is in the Cloud

Constructech

All the gang is there: Amazon, Microsoft, Google. There, of course, is The Cloud. And what are they doing there? Offering everything an IT organization needs to function, all without the need for onsite facilities of the size normally associated with the operation.

California Bill Could Stop Construction at University of California Campuses

ENR Construction

A bill working through the California Senate would hold all University of California construction funds into an escrow-like account

Texas Builder Promises Buyers it Will Stay True to Contractual Prices

Pro Builder

Texas Builder Promises Buyers it Will Stay True to Contractual Prices. cbroderick. Mon, 07/19/2021 - 09:56. While other home builders have upped the cost of a project amid rising materials costs, one Texas builder said he chose to put his company’s reputation over profit.

SB 132 Threatens UC Campus Construction Projects

ENR Construction

A bill working through the California Senate would hold all University of California construction funds into an escrow-like account

New Start-Up Puts a Modern Twist on Fractional Ownership

Pro Builder

New Start-Up Puts a Modern Twist on Fractional Ownership. cbroderick. Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:08. Pacaso, a real estate start-up launched in October, says its business model modernizes an old practice, making better use of the tight housing inventory.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Selected To Design 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympic Village

ENR Construction

SOM will lead the design of the Olympic Village for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics taking place Feb. 6-22, 2026

Where Homes Sell Above and Below the Asking Price

Pro Builder

Where Homes Sell Above and Below the Asking Price. cbroderick. Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:12.

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Asset Lifecycle Servitization: The new business revenue model for the construction sector

ENR Construction

This article looks at the opportunities presented by delivering the full asset lifecycle business model , the transformative digital journey required, and the enterprise software capabilities firms must embrace to be able to compete

Activists Hope I-81 Upgrade Will Fix Community Along With Roadway

ENR Construction

With a new draft design and environmental assessment for the Syracuse, N.Y., viaduct replacement expected in coming weeks, members of a Black neighborhood destroyed by the original 1950s highway want DOT officials to finally hear their concerns

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Modular Construction – The Future of Construction

ENR Construction

Infographic: Does Your Construction Software Measure Up?

ENR Construction

Asset owners and stakeholders demand ever more from both your construction projects and your day-to-day operations.