Mon.Jan 07, 2019

7 trends that will shape commercial construction in 2019

Construction Dive

Is a trend really a trend if it repeats year after year? Many construction trends are similar to those in years before, but will affect markets in nuanced ways

2019 outlook: Firms not betting on another record-setting year


Coming off a record-setting year for the nonresidential construction industry (more than $760 billion was spent on new construction and renovation work nationwide last year), AEC firm leaders should be brimming with confidence over the growth potential for their firms heading into 2019.

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OSHA drone inspections come to jobsites, raise legal questions

Construction Dive

The primary concerns around OSHA's nascent use of drones involve privacy and who has the last word on authorizing their use

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Washington D.C. to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2032


Washington, D.C.’s s city council voted to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2032, one of the nation’s most ambitious green energy goals to date. The Clean Energy D.C. Omnibus Act of 2018 also includes measures to reduce emissions from buildings and transportation.

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

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

Trump reportedly holds $16B approved for disaster mitigation in limbo

Construction Dive

The federal government shutdown is likely to delay states' approval process for federal funding authorized last April


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Trump wants $5.7B for 'steel barrier,' instead of concrete wall at US-Mexico border

Construction Dive

The president has said he would be willing to build a border barrier through the declaration of a national emergency if Congress won't authorize the funds

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Would you like to share your marketing success story?

Construction Marketing Ideas

If you’ve had a great “win” in your architectural, engineering or construction marketing, I would love to hear from you. Perhaps you used a new marketing technique, or developed an innovation that attracted profitable clients.

BD+C's 101 Top Products: Building Systems


FreshAire PTAC unit | Friedrich

AGC's Arizona chapter sues over challenge to $7B light-rail funding

Construction Dive

Contractors allege that though Building a Better Phoenix opposes light-rail extensions, funding for the projects has already been approved

How to design a gabion retaining wall with Tekla Tedds

Construction Cost Estimating

In this construction video tutorial, you will learn how to use Tekla Tedds for making calculations of gabion retaining wall analysis and design with adherence to the Eurocode to verify the strength of a gabion retaining wall from sliding overturning.

Do you really need Last Planner(R), Black Belts, and Senseis to Consistently deliver Quality facilities repair, renovation, and construction projects, On-time, and On-Budget ?

Job Order Contracting

LEAN, Quality, On-Time, On-Budget Construction Delivery Shouldn’t be this hard! . Last Planner(Registered Trademark of the Lean Construction Institute), Black Belts, Senseis, Six-sigma… the list of acronyms, philosophies, consultants, books, goes on and on.

364-unit multifamily development planned near Lake Lewisville in Texas


Located on a 15.2 acre site in Lewisville, Texas, Lakeyard District, a new 364-unit multifamily community will comprise eight three-story buildings in a Texas Hill Country style. The buildings will feature stone, stucco, and wood accents.

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Ford Recalls Pickup Trucks to Correct Potential Fire Risk

Construction Equipment

Ford has recalled over 400,000 of its Super Duty trucks due to a possible defect with a cable connector, according to Business Fleet. The recall affects the company’s 2015 to 2019 F-150, 2017 to 2019 Super Duty (F-250, F-350, F-450), and Chassis Cab (F-550) trucks. According to the article, trucks

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Program uses low-cost sensors to monitor impact of stormwater mitigation systems


A partnership between the Philadelphia Water Department and Drexel University’s Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Lab uses sensors to monitor the effectiveness of green stormwater mitigation systems

Catalent To Add 200 New Jobs In Indiana

Business Facilities

The company will invest over $100 million to expand its biologics manufacturing operations in Bloomington, IN. Read: Catalent To Add 200 New Jobs In Indiana at Biotech & Pharma Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Daily News Featured Indiana Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development biologics Business Incentives Catalent corporate expansion Employment Indiana Economic Development Corporation packaging pharmaceuticals Site Selection

Saniflo USA Appoints Lupe Serrano Business Development Manager, CA

Contractor Magazine

In his new role, Serrano will work with Saniflo wholesaler-distributors and plumbing contractors to increase sales through plumber product trainings

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South Louisiana Methanol To Invest $2.2B In Louisiana Project

Business Facilities

The joint venture with SABIC will create a new methanol complex on a site along the Mississippi River and result in 75 new direct jobs in St. James Parish, LA. Read: South Louisiana Methanol To Invest $2.2B In Louisiana Project at

Investigators closer to determining cause of Salesforce Transit Center's cracks

Construction Dive

The review is pointing toward an unfortunate combination of standard design, fabrication and installation problems at the San Francisco facility

Blackboard Inc. Moving Global Headquarters To Northern Virginia

Business Facilities

The new location will combine the company's existing DC and Reston offices into a new modern office in the heart of Northern Virginia's tech corridor. Read: Blackboard Inc. Moving Global Headquarters To Northern Virginia at

Anvil International Acquires Basic-PSA, Inc.

Contractor Magazine

Basic-PSA, Inc. manufactures and services snubbers for the power industry domestically and abroad

Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Delivers Instant Quotes to Make Lawns Green and Weed-Free

Green Industry Professionals

The Lawn Doctor Instant Quote application generates instant quotes in an instant-messaging format

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Fujitsu Appoints David Trautman to National Account Sales Manager

Contractor Magazine

Trautman started the new position in November, and is focused on supporting unitary sales with large, national distributors

Bill Cracks down on Residential Lawn Fertilizers, Requires Bans and Buffers

Green Industry Professionals

The bill says nitrogen pollution has become a problem due to the volume of fertilizers applied to residential lawns

East Link Rail Installation Underway with Ballasted Trackbed

ENR Construction

The 7,200-ft-long stretch of track that runs along Interstate 90 on Mercer Island includes a special construction component

Cemen Tech Inc.

Green Industry Professionals

Cemen Tech has 49 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in the volumetric mixing industry

A Smooth, Level Ride while Towing Materials

Green Industry Professionals

Cemen Tech introduces its DT-100 and DT-200 dump trailers for hauling concrete, sand, stone, mulch and more

Feds to Relaunch Internet System for Requesting Foreign Guest Workers

Green Industry Professionals

employers sought nearly three times the number of available H-2B visas and the flood of applications crashed iCERT

California Continues to Move toward a Post-Lawn Future

Green Industry Professionals

Thousands of homeowners recently took advantage of cash-for-grass programs to remove their lawns entirely

American Power Products

Green Industry Professionals

American Power Products seeks to revolutionize the consumer lawn care market with its zero-turn electric mower