Tue.Apr 09, 2019

Season 2 — Episode 3: The Future Of The Connected Jobsite

John Chaney

A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Season 2 — Episode 3: The Future Of The Connected Jobsite.

Labor secretary: OSHA jobsite inspections likely to increase

Construction Dive

The agency's visits to construction sites will ramp up once new inspectors are fully trained, labor department head Alexander Acosta told a House committee

The Interconnected Construction Organization — Part 1: Downfalls of Disconnected Software

John Chaney

Having integrated data and workflows is the key to contractors’ success. Searching for data on a construction project siphons time. Finding outdated information on that same project leads to mistakes. Ensuring accurate data, accessible in real time, creates a smooth working model.

Zotec Adding 300 Jobs At Indiana Headquarters

Business Facilities

The company has broken ground on a new $47 million national headquarters facility that will nearly triple its footprint in Carmel, IN. Read: Zotec Adding 300 Jobs At Indiana Headquarters 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.

Developer-builder to invest $1B in heartland opportunity zones by 2022

Construction Dive

Decennial Group aims to direct up to $20 billion of construction to the economically-challenged tax havens during the next 10 years

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Payment terms and marketing: Can you break the conventions and succeed?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Architectural business practice consultant Enoch Sears advocates in a recent eletter that architects should set up systems where clients pre-pay for services, often with their credit cards.

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3 essential technologies for a successful project

BD+C

Technology is changing how construction projects are delivered. From utilizing virtual reality to create immersive owner experiences, to capturing and tracking real-time data, technology plays a vital role in delivering consistently successful projects

Grading of Cement based on American and European Codes

The Constructor

In the earlier part of this series (Grades of Ordinary Portland Cement Based on IS Codes), I discussed the grading of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Building Materials Building Technology Guide

Business Facilities LiveXchange 2019: The Future Is Now

Business Facilities

Held at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, the annual event's conference program showcased the prognostications of a futurist and experts in the emerging tools of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

The Marketer’s Action Plan: A step-by-step tactical approach to marketing campaigns

Construction Marketing Ideas

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25 woman-, minority-owned firms graduate from Kansas City Airport project JV's management course

Construction Dive

The free training is part of a broader community benefits program that was a condition of the $1.5 billion design-build contract Edgemoor won for the Missouri terminal project

Perdue Farms Creating 100 Jobs In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The food and agriculture company has invested $25 million in an expansion of its Dillon, SC harvest operations. Read: Perdue Farms Creating 100 Jobs In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

Raising the roof is cool again

BD+C

In popular culture, it hasn’t been cool to “raise the roof” since the late 1990s. But one company is trying to start a new, very literal “raise the roof” trend in the AEC industry.

Why the Construction Industry Doesn't Have to be Disrupted by Technology

Construction Business Owner

The construction industry’s problem resides in systems still separated into silos, where there is no central source of information and no data sharing across all parties working on any given job. But it doesn't need a total disruption to flourish

TDIndustries Earns ABC Eagle Award for Mansfield Wellness Center

Contractor Magazine

The award is the greatest possible honor for a specialty construction project, with this entry coming in the under-$10 million category

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Thermal Bowing

BD+C

An important aspect of using metal in construction is understanding the concepts of expansion and contraction. As metal heats up, it expands; as it cools, it contracts

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

The benefits of locally researched detailed line item unit price books are such that they should be a requirement for all commercial repair, renovation, maintenance, sustainability, and new construction projects.

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DPR Construction Standardizes Skycatch Across Organization

Construction Equipment

DPR Construction has signed an enterprise-wide agreement with Skycatch, creating a new model of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) standardization and productivity available for all project sites, Skycatch said in a press release. After recognizing the ROI and job site efficiency benefits, DPR decided

The Shed Arts Center in NYC Has Transformer-like Capabilities

ENR Construction

New York's latest performing arts center, a $404-million project, takes "flexible space" to the extreme

Method Statement For Column

Construction Cost Estimating

To retain perfect line & location of columns/walls, the starter/kicker should be provided for each column & the location of shear walls, column wall hould be marked on raft/slab top to place starter/kicker. The following points should be remembered :- 1.

FTA Awards $1.4 Billion for Bus, Rail Transit Projects

ENR Construction

Five new Bus Rapid Transit projects will divide $225 million in Capital Investment Grant aid

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Weekly Product Gallery: Matco-Norca, Bosch, General Pipe, Extech, REHAU, Olfa

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights these products: iron-resistant valves manufactured to the latest AWWA C515-15 standard; a cordless LED smart light; short-length sectional drain-cleaning cable; a datalogging IAQ meter; PEX compression-sleeve fitting system; a disposable safety knife

Struggling Astaldi Announces Defaults on Two Florida Highway Contracts

ENR Construction

The contractor, which filed for creditor protection last October, informed the Florida Dept. of Transportation of its voluntary default on March 28

Report: Transportation Incidents Leading Cause of Fatal Injury

Construction Equipment

Although Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) statistics show a decrease in on-the-job fatalities, transportation remains the most dangerous vocation. Total fatal on-the-job injuries fell to 5,190 in 2016 from 6,217 in 1992, a 16.5-percent decrease, according to BLS. These findings were published in

$1.2B Minnesota DOT projects planned in 2019

Construction Dive

Several hundred transit-related projects will kick off this year, but another 500 valued at approximately $18 billion needed during the next 20 years likely won't find funding, an official said

One of the largest zero-carbon, net-zero buildings is rising in Spokane

BD+C

The engineering firm McKinstry, in partnership with energy provider Avista, has been a driving force behind the development and construction of what is being touted as one of the biggest zero-energy, zero-carbon facilities in the world

Ohio Boosts Fuel Taxes to Support Transportation Package

Construction Equipment

Ohio lawmakers reached a bipartisan deal to generate an additional $865 million for transportation infrastructure maintenance and safety work. The legislation increases the state gas tax by 10.5 cents-per-gallon and the diesel tax by 19 cents-per-gallon. It also implements annual registration fees

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17-story Data Sciences building to rise on Boston University campus

BD+C

The design of Boston University’s Data Science building is sure to turn some heads when it completes in 2022. The 17-story, 345,000-sf building will resemble a stack of books rising up from a podium on the university’s central campus.

Judge Will Soon Decide Punishment for Evans' Landscaping Owner Doug Evans

Green Industry Professionals

The punishment for Doug Evans may range from probation and no prison time to as much as five years behind bars

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Storefront rehabilitation and design [AIA course]

BD+C

Walk down any main street in America, and the first thing that draws the eye are the colorful and lively storefronts of the shops and businesses lining the road.

Are Your Customers’ Lawns Infected with Snow Mold?

Green Industry Professionals

Snow mold is a type of fungus and turf disease that damages or kills grass after snow melts, typically in late winter

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Thermal blowing

BD+C

An important aspect of using metal in construction is understanding the concepts of expansion and contraction. As metal heats up, it expands; as it cools, it contracts

Texas Man Drowns while Mowing Lawn near River

Green Industry Professionals

While cutting the grass, Gonzales, who worked at the property, made "a pass too close to the river's edge

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