Mon.Nov 13, 2017

How to Choose Economical Steel Frames for Buildings and Structures?

The Constructor

There are various structural steel frame systems from which designers can choose the most economical type for specific building and structure. Steel Design Steel Structures Structural Design Structural Engineering Structural

Alcon Investing $97M In Georgia Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

Eye care manufacturer Alcon will invest $97 million in its Johns Creek, GA operations as it initiates the next phase of a multiyear project to expand production capacity for its DAILIES TOTAL 1® contact lenses.

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What Factors Causes Failure of Concrete Structures?

The Constructor

Different factors cause failure of concrete structure such as errors from design to construction to occupancy. Main causes of failure of concrete. Concrete Technology Guide For CIvil Engineer Structures Concrete Structures Concrete Technology failure of concrete structure

Buildings, homes will become autonomous

Constructor Magazine

This may take some getting used to. Or maybe not. Perhaps we’ll slide so easily into our houses and buildings just doing things on their own that we’ll wonder how we ever managed before

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

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

Chobani Breaks Ground On Idaho Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

Chobani has broken ground on its recently announced expansion of the world’s largest yogurt plant in Twin Falls, ID. The 70,000-square-foot facility will serve the greek yogurt maker’s employees and guests, and house Chobani’s Global Research and Development Center.

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American Girl Place New York opens new 37,000-sf New York Store designed by FRCH Design Worldwide

BD+C

The new American Girl Place New York recently opened at 75 Rockefeller Plaza and offers guests several innovative experiences across its 37,000 sf. Designed by FRCH Design Worldwide, the new store features an American Girl Salon, American Girl Café, a Content Hub, and a Create Your Own Design Studio.

Pay yourself, profit account first

Constructor Magazine

For too many contractors, profit is something they take out of the business when they sell it. It should be one of the first things that contractors get

Caterpillar's Three-month Rolling Machine Retail Sales Up 19%

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar reports a 19% Y/Y increase in worldwide retail machine sales for the rolling three-month period ending in October, outgaining September's 13% advance.

Award of Merit – Culture/Worship: Chicago Botanic Garden Regenstein Learning Campus

ENR Construction

The Regenstein Learning Campus’ central building is one of the few in Illinois to achieve LEED-Platinum

Effective architectural, engineering and construction marketing: It’s so easy, and it’s so hard

Construction Marketing Ideas

Every time I think about effective architectural, engineering and construction marketing, I’m reminded about how easy and hard it is at the same time. Easy, because when things go right, you almost have to deliberately seek to fail, and yet you will still succeed.

Award of Merit – Green Projects: Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center

ENR Construction

The $27 million Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center and Hotel integrates new and established sustainable energy systems

Wacker Neuson Up 20% in Q3

Construction Equipment

The Wacker Neuson Group reported revenue of EUR 378.7 million for the third quarter of 2017. This corresponds to an increase of 20 percent relative to the previous year (Q3/16: EUR 315.7 million). There is no doubt that we were buoyed by strong markets in North America and Europe.

Harlem Renaissance: A vacant school provides much-needed housing and a clubhouse for children

BD+C

The adaptive reuse of PS 186 in West Harlem shows what can be done when imagination and determination come together.

P1 Group uses PP-R pipe for fast turnaround at injection molding plant

Constructor Magazine

Berry Global, was facing huge losses when they recognized the need to replace a large portion of the carbon-steel pipe used to transport cooling water to more than 20 injection-mold and thermoforming machines

New iPhone app uses augmented reality to digitize the home dimensioning process

BD+C

PLNAR, a new app from SmartPicture Technologies, can generate floor plans using augmented reality and eliminate the need to manually measure and document room dimensions.

10 tips for trucks and drivers

Constructor Magazine

Nothing builds a contractor brand better than a well wrapped truck. It’s a mobile billboard, generating advertising exposures everywhere it travels

Nufarm Gives Back to Veterans and Military Families in GreenCare for Troops Initiative

Green Industry Professionals

Over 11,000 military families and disabled veterans have registered to receive GreenCare for Troops services

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Their trucks are their brands

Constructor Magazine

As each contractor is different, so are their trucks and the reasons why the trucks they run work the best for them

Caterpillar Retail Sales Up 19%

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar reported a 19-percent Y/Y increase in worldwide retail machine sales for the rolling three-month period ending in October, outgaining September's 13-percent advance

How to let someone go from your company

Constructor Magazine

If you’ve ever had a team, you’ve probably had to fire someone. And if you haven’t had to fire anyone yet, just wait because you will eventually

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Basic needs of a Building

Construction Cost Estimating

The planning and construction of a building is undertaken on the basis of the following conditions :- Strength and Stability – There should be proper arrangement for building to transmit the probable loads securely to the ground through it full lifecycle.

Joe’s estate plan crashes and burns

Constructor Magazine

Although Joe was a planner, after he went to the big business in the sky, his estate plan and business succession plan (for Success Co.) turned into an economic and tax tragedy

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Various types of masonry Mortar

Construction Cost Estimating

Mortar is extended in among the masonry, grouts, and stuffs the cavities of the masonry units. Mortar belongs to the material that is visible among the bricks. Mortar allows the masonry units to remain jointly. Mortar is very vital in masonry construction.

Canada’s First Permanent Road To Arctic Coast Opens This Week

Construction Equipment

. . This Wednesday at 6 a.m., the first permanent road will open connecting Inuvik, Canada, and the Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Coast. The new 75-mile road provides year-round access that until now has only been available by airplane.

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Batteries Recharge En Route to Your Next Job

Green Industry Professionals

Super Lawn Trucks introduced the Super Mobile Solar Power Charging Station at GIE+EXPO

6,765 Miles of New Power Lines Get Fundidng

Construction Equipment

The USDA Rural Development office has announced $2.5 billion in investments in rural electric infrastructure improvements in 27 states.

Award of Merit – Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: Downtown East Minneapolis

ENR Construction

After struggling for 35 years to revamp its east side, Minneapolis’s new $588 million mixed-use redevelopment has brought revitalization to a once-blighted area

Radiant windows for structural, atypical comfort applications

Constructor Magazine

In the previous two articles, I addressed the application of radiant windows for typical comfort related applications, with an emphasis on human comfort. There is also a need for atypical applications, some comfort related, and some not

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New AIA contract document for facility support services released

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects has released a new standard contract form to accommodate architects’ facility support services.

Fed Funds 6,765 Miles of Rural Power Lines

Construction Equipment

The USDA Rural Development office has announced $2.5 billion in investments in rural electric infrastructure improvements in 27 states.

CBRE completes acquisition of Heery International

BD+C

Balfour Beatty, the U.K.-based based construction company, continued its strategy of selling off non-core assets with its recent sale of Atlanta-based design services and project management firm Heery International to a subsidiary of the real estate and consulting giant CBRE Group.

Best Project – Green Projects: Zurich North America Headquarters

ENR Construction

Zurich North America's new $400 million headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., sets new standards for both employee wellness and environmental sustainability

6,765 Miles of New Power Lines Get Funding

Construction Equipment

The USDA Rural Development office has announced $2.5 billion in investments in rural electric infrastructure improvements in 27 states.