Mon.Mar 12, 2018

5 Benefits of Using a Mini Excavator with Rubber Tracks

Construction Marketing Blog

Your mini excavator is in need of spare parts, but the greatest challenge lies on what to choose between rubber tracks and steel tracks. Rubber tracks have consistently grown in popularity over the traditional steel tracks since the late 80’s; this can perhaps be attributed to the many upcoming areas in need of lighter and less destructive equipment for smaller earthworks operations. Unveiled in the unfolding paragraphs are the merits of installing rubber tracks on your mini excavator: 1.

Home Depot giving $50M for construction skills training

Construction Dive

Such programs are part of an industry-wide push to encourage millennials and generations after them to explore the trades

Construction employers add 61,000 jobs in February and 254,000 over the year

BD+C

Construction employment increased by 61,000 jobs in February to the highest level since June 2008 as rising pay rates enabled the industry to attract more workers, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Facebook building $2.5B Atlanta-area data center

Construction Dive

The data center, scheduled to be operational in 2020, will generate hundreds of construction jobs and be powered completely by renewable energy

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Sound advice on workplace design

BD+C

Open office design draws mixed reviews these days, and noise is one of the primary reasons. Spaces intended to facilitate the free flow of people and ideas often allow noisy distractions to travel, too.

East Coast Nor’easters Amplify Calls for Resilient Building Code Regulations

ENR Construction

After three nor’easters pummeled the East Coast this year, architects, engineers and environmental groups are calling for regulators to force building owners to protect their properties from extreme wind, flooding and heat related to climate change and sea level rise

The Hershey Company moves into new 7,800-sf flagship retail location in Time Square

BD+C

The new 7,800-sf location for Hershey’s Chocolate World in Times Square is three times larger than its previous Times Square location. The store is located beneath a 42-story hotel that is currently being constructed

Practical approaches to reducing Legionella contamination

Constructor Magazine

Legionella is big news again. It certainly was a big story in 1976 when a major outbreak of a mysterious illness occurred during an American Legion convention at a Philadelphia hotel

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

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

Trial Begins for Teen Suing over Lawn Mower Injury

Green Industry Professionals

The plaintiffs claim the lawn mower had inadequate warnings and instructions, preventing the avoidance of injury

L.A. mayor proposes mandatory seismic retrofits for steel buildings, daycare centers, private schools

BD+C

Garcetti’s plan to make buildings more resilient to earthquakes would also apply to daycare centers and private schools

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Developer reveals $660M plans for Seattle's KeyArena upgrade

Construction Dive

OVG and architecture firm Populous have included an upper-deck club space where fans can view the arena bowl and the Space Needle at the same time

Steel Company Investing $240M In Central Florida

Business Facilities Blog

Nucor Corporation’s new rebar micro mill will create 250 new jobs in Frostproof, FL. Read: Steel Company Investing $240M In Central Florida at BusinessFacilities.com. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Florida Manufacturing corporate expansion Employment Enterprise Florida micro mill Nucor Polk County rebar Site Selection

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

Products from the 2018 Work Truck Show

Constructor Magazine

Subcontractor & Vendor Outreach Event in New Hampshire

PC Construction Blog

Please join the PC Construction team on March 21 to learn more about upcoming partnering opportunities. We are actively pursuing or constructing the following projects from our Manchester, New Hampshire, office and are looking to. All Our Industry

NTEA Work Truck Show 2018: Advances, options and unveilings

Constructor Magazine

The Work Truck Show held March 6-9 at the Indianapolis Convention Center displayed some of the latest, greatest innovations for the trades to ever hit the road

Komatsu-Owned Dealers Phasing Out Wirtgen

Construction Equipment

Komatsu America will phase out sales and service of Wirtgen America products at three Komatsu-owned dealerships. As of September 30, 2018, Komatsu Northeast in New Jersey, Komatsu Southwest in New Mexico, and Edward Ehrbar of New York will no longer be authorized dealers of Wirtgen Machinery.

Specialty trades added 37,600 positions in February

Constructor Magazine

Construction employment remains robust; unemployment rate steady

Shelton Man Accused of Burglarizing Outdoor Power Equipment Dealership

Green Industry Professionals

Video surveillance shows man stealing outdoor power equipment and is suspected in a series of other burglaries

HomePro Success: A really simple blog with really useful content

Construction Marketing Ideas

Recently, I adapted a post from the homeprosuccess.com blog about differentiation for an article here, not connecting the dots that the site would be next on the list for a 2018 Best Construction Blog competition review.

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Movers + Shapers: Monetizing R&D

BD+C

Last November, Thornton Tomasetti partnered with RWDI, an engineering firm whose specialties include wind damping for supertall buildings. The duo established a new company called Hummingbird Kinetics, which offers affordable and flexible tuned mass damping solutions that reduce the impact of wind motion on tall structures

February Construction Employment Up 254K Over Feb. '17

Construction Equipment

February was the best month for construction employment gains since March 2007, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of today’s employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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Connecticut Man Accused of Burglarizing Outdoor Power Equipment Dealership

Green Industry Professionals

Video surveillance shows a familiar man stealing outdoor power equipment; he is suspected in other burglaries

Video: Savanna Bridge Demo

Construction Equipment

The 86-year old Savanna-Sabula Bridge that connects drivers from Illinois to Iowa over the Mississippi River was taken down last weekend in a picture-perfect display of demolition.

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Green Industry Professionals - Untitled Article

Green Industry Professionals

Early pruning of unruly bushes can get you a step ahead of troublesome plant diseases and pest problems

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Rubber And Plastics Manufacturer Expanding In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

Over the next five years, JDS Technologies, Inc. will invest $2.2 million and create approximately 110 new jobs in Winfield, TN. Read: Rubber And Plastics Manufacturer Expanding In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Video: Savanna-Sabula Bridge Demo

Construction Equipment

The 86-year old Savanna-Sabula Bridge that connects Illinois to Iowa over the Mississippi River was taken down last weekend in a picture-perfect display of demolition.

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Best Value: Did You Really Lose On Price?

Help Everybody Everyday

I hear it all the time. I’m sure you do as well. “Oh, Oh, we lost that one on price.”. Let me explain why that’s not always true. And I’ll provide you a simple rule of thumb to determine when you’ve lost due to your best value price and when you could have done more to help your client justify going with your higher price. A Common Price Misconception. A common misconception is that it’s all about price. If someone underbids you, you’ve lost the contract. But here’s a reality check.