Tue.Dec 04, 2018

Construction begins on Texas border gates

Construction Dive

Gideon Contracting was awarded a $5.7 million contract for the first phase of the project, which will see construction crews build seven gates with an option for four more

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A little respect can go a long way (and lack of respect can be costly, indeed)

Construction Marketing Ideas

As the Christmas holiday season approaches, I recall a recent painful reminder of my weaknesses — when a client called me out for rudeness. I had misinterpreted his call as an intrusive sales pitch, and treated him with disrespect until discovering that in fact I was pushing a client away.


Houston leads construction job growth for the year ending October 2018

Construction Dive

Phoenix, Dallas and Orlando also topped the Associated General Contractors of America's list, which noted job increases in 78% of 358 U.S. metros

Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From K. Shakti Prasad.

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

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

Oakland A’s unveil plans to build Bjarke Ingels-designed urban ballpark


The Oakland A’s have recently announced plans to build a next-generation urban ballpark at Howard Terminal that “returns the baseball experience to the roots of the sport, while reimagining the ballpark anew

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music Breaks Ground on Bowes Center

ENR Construction

Construction Industry Workplace Injuries Decline for Second Consecutive Year

Construction Equipment

Recordable injuries and illnesses in the construction industry fell for the third straight year in 2017. According to a report by EHS Today, the industry reported 198,000 incidents, according to data from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS numbers also show that the

Award of Merit Highway/Bridges: Rehabilitation of Bridge No. 04326, Route 175 Over AMTRAK

ENR Construction

Among the few accelerated bridge construction projects in Connecticut, the team says this $5-million project was completed under budget and ahead of schedule with minimal traffic disruption

Types and construction process of compound wall

Construction Cost Estimating

The purpose of a compound wall is to contribute elegant look, privacy and security to any building. It checks movements of unessential objects in the building. It is erected to detach any building from other building and arrange proper segmentation to your property.

Floating Solar Farms Gain Traction in U.S.

ENR Construction

Mixing electricity and water is often not a good idea, but floating solar panels on water is one of the most rapidly expanding sectors in the solar-power market


Action on building codes would spur low-carbon cities


Action on buildings codes is fundamental to efforts to significantly reduce urban carbon emissions, according to a report published by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Best Airport/Transit: Silver Line Gateway

ENR Construction

Construction of the Silver Line Busway along a confined corridor required close coordination with multiple stakeholders to avoid disrupting a nearby Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority commuter rail line or adjacent buildings

Pendo Will Create 590 New Jobs In North Carolina

Business Facilities Blog

The software company will invest $34.5 million to expand its Raleigh, NC operations over the next five years. . Read: Pendo Will Create 590 New Jobs In North Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com. Capital Investment Corporate Headquarters Daily News Education Featured North Carolina Office, IT & Call Centers Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina headquarters Job Development Investment Grant.

Best Government Public Buildings: Rhode Island Veterans Home

ENR Construction

To meet an aggressive schedule, the design and construction team on the 254,000-sq-ft Rhode Island Veterans Home project adopted a prefabrication strategy to build six wood-framed resident buildings that house a total of 208 beds

Nonresidential spending rises modestly in October


National nonresidential spending increased 0.1% in October, according to an


Award of Merit K-12 Education: Enfield High School Additions and Renovations

ENR Construction

Due to decreasing enrollment, this construction manager at-risk project consolidated two public high schools into one building

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Construction Spending Declined 0.1 Percent in October

Construction Equipment

Construction spending declined in October from September numbers, but increased from the 2017 total, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Investment in public infrastructure posted declines from recent peaks, causing association officials to urge Congress

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Best Higher Education/Research: Yale University, Benjamin Franklin and Pauli Murray Colleges

ENR Construction

Building a large artistic and functional building on an urban campus in approximately 33 months required collaboration with artisans, forgers and stone and wood carvers from around the world

McGee's compact special

Digger Blog

A bespoke compact high-reach demolition machine is being used by McGee Group in London. A bespoke compact high-reach demolition machine is being used by McGee Group in London. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Award of Merit Higher Education/Research: Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

ENR Construction

Originally housed in a four-decade-old, 16,000-sq-ft, two-story building, the four-story addition expands the school’s facility to more than 70,000 sq ft

Brookfield launches contest for startups to receive two years of free office space


In the summer of 2013, Brookfield Office Properties acquired the two-tower, 2.5-million-sf Wells Fargo Center, in downtown Los Angeles, as part of a four-building portfolio deal with a $450 million price tag

Award of Merit Interior Design: Reebok Headquarters Relocation

ENR Construction

The goal for this 220,000-sq-ft headquarters fit-out in the Boston Seaport Innovation & Design Building was to create the fittest, healthiest workplace in the nation

BD+C's 2018 Reconstruction Award Winners


Building Design + Construction’s 35th annual Reconstruction Awards honor 21 projects for standing out as the best in renovation, preservation, and adaptive reuse work. For the 2018 Reconstruction Awards, BD+C awarded two Platinum awards, five Gold awards, four Silver awards, five bronze awards, and five honorable mentions. The projects ranged in use from music halls and libraries to union headquarters and mixed-use developments. Each award-winning project is listed below.

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Product Snapshot: Grapple Bucket and Tower Crane

ENR Construction

Deere has introduced a line of scrap grapple buckets for skid steers

Talbert 60CC/55SA-LD Trailer

Construction Equipment

The 60CC/55SA-LD gooseneck trailer has a capacity of 60 tons with a close-coupled configuration or 55 tons with a spread-axle configuration. In the former, ground clearance is 6 inches with an 18-inch loaded deck height. The trailer has a non-ground bearing hydraulic gooseneck design, 108-inch

Best K-12 Education: Orville H. Platt High School Additions and Renovations

ENR Construction

This $110-million, four-year project built and renovated some 265,000 sq ft of a high school without disrupting school operations

Case C Series Motor Grader

Construction Equipment

The C Series motor graders includes the 836C, 836C AWD, 856C, and 856C AWD. Operating weight for the 836C is 24,466 pounds and 27,128 pounds for the all-wheel-drive version. The 856C operating weight is 33,966 pounds with the AWD at 34,848 pounds. The 836C models range from 138 to 156 horsepower

Best Health Care: 101 Jackson Street Expansion

ENR Construction

Renovating four floors of a former abandoned mill to create a much needed medical facility in downtown Lowell involved extensive remediation and challenging logistics, the team says

Topcon GLS-2000 Scanner Firmware Update

Construction Equipment

A firmware update for the GLS-2000 scanner is designed to enhance its vertical construction applications, as well as offer a workflow for semi-automated modeling and construction validation. The firmware includes a new setting that allows objects for interior vertical construction to be captured

Award of Merit Higher Education/Research: New England Conservatory Student Life & Performance Center

ENR Construction

For this $85-million, 140,000- sq-ft project—the first new construction project for the New England Conservatory of Music in 60 years—the team constructed several performance spaces, including a black box opera theater, orchestra practice hall and large group ensemble practice hall

BILCO Fall Protection Grating

Construction Equipment

Fall Protection Grating for floor access doors allows workers to inspect pumps and monitor underground areas. The system may be installed in the field on existing doors, even those that are not manufactured by BILCO. The grating is designed to provide a permanent means of fall protection under

Award of Merit Higher Education/Research: Monadnock Hall

ENR Construction

Despite having only limited details for this $29.5-million dormitory project when the notice to proceed was issued, the team worked diligently through a New Hampshire winter and beyond to finish on time and below budget in 19 months

John Deere Scrap Grapple and Rock Grapple Buckets

Construction Equipment

GS66B, GS72B, GS78B, GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets are compatible with select John Deere G Series skid steers and CTLs, L Series compact wheel loaders, and many competitive models. Each unit includes two independent-action grapples that allow different-sized