Mon.Nov 05, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Modular Construction

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PDF This Article. Modular construction, it’s one of the hot words in construction right now and rightfully so. For the last hundred years we’ve been building the same. Put up a crane, pour a foundation and stick build the remainder of the building.

How the built environment can help the climate crisis

BD+C

The recent report delivered to the United Nations by the International Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) paints a dire picture of what will happen to the world if global temperatures rise above 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), a threshold that scientists now believe could happen by 2040. Thousands of species will go extinct. Wildfires and food shortages will increase. Over 90% of the world’s coral reefs will disappear

Massachusetts contractor fined $837K for wage violations

Construction Dive

Force Corp. allegedly failed to make timely wage payments to employees and took illegal deductions from their paychecks for tools, safety equipment, discipline and advances

From blogging to content marketing — evolving in practice

Construction Marketing Ideas

In part because of travel, for the past few days I haven’t maintained this blog’s daily cycle. This isn’t the first time I’ve broken my one-entry-a-day guideline.

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

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

Kansas City airport terminal costs approach $2B

Construction Dive

The price tag has almost doubled from estimates during the bidding phase, which the development team attributes to airline design changes like adding gates and airplane parking spaces

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Construction manager named for $1.6B aluminum mill

Construction Dive

Industrial Project Innovation LLC will oversee Braidy Industries' 2.5 million-square-foot facility in Ashland, Kentucky, which should create more than 1,000 construction jobs before its projected 2020 completion

Modernizing schools is paying off in creating better learning and teaching environments

BD+C

It has been estimated that more than half of U.S. public schools need renovations or modernizations to be considered in good overall condition. The cost of bringing those schools up to par, though, could total nearly $200 billion. Cash-strapped school districts that don’t have the funds to fix everything are searching for answers about where infrastructure improvements will have the greatest positive impact on students’ ability to learn and faculty’s ability to teach

OSHA cites Florida roofer in fatal fall, proposes $134K fine

Construction Dive

The agency cited Kasper Roofing & Construction for the accident and for not training its other employees on fall hazards

Some vital points to be remembered before purchasing ready mix concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

The ready mix concrete is better as compared to the ordinary concrete mix since it needs less labour, time, efforts and cost. It facilitates to retain homogeneous quality during the work and provides the high speed of concrete construction.

Skanska bowed out from certain types of P3s. How will that affect the market?

Construction Dive

Avoidance of certain high-risk-high-reward projects is understandable for Skanska, legal experts said, and while the move may slightly reduce competition, it could also serve as a "wake-up call" for other contractors

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2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Deadline Extended

Business Facilities Blog

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year has been extended to November 20, 2018. Read: 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Deadline Extended at BusinessFacilities.com. Awards & Rankings Capital Investment Daily News Economic Development Featured 2018 Awards Deal of the Year Economic Development Awards Employment entries Expansion Site Selection submissions Workforce Development

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3 cities in 'late-stage' talks to win Amazon HQ2

Construction Dive

Reports suggest the winning location could end up in Dallas, New York or Northern Virginia — but Amazon remains tight-lipped

Greenbuild 2018: Resiliency is the Word

Constructor Magazine

PREVIEW: The Big Green show arrives in Chicago this month, intent on helping the built environment to better withstand the effects of natural disasters and climate change

Arcosa Marine Products Creating 300 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

The inland barge manufacturer will invest more than $10 million over the next few years to expand its operations in Ashland City, TN. Read: Arcosa Marine Products Creating 300 Jobs In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

PHCC, Delta Faucet Honor Daniel Judd with the Plumbing Apprentice of the Year Award

Constructor Magazine

Judd joined the Fairfax County Public Schools Plumbing Apprentice Program in 2015

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44-acre mixed-use project completes in Northridge, Calif.

BD+C

After a three phase construction plan, The Mix at Harman Campus has officially opened. The 44-acre site combines office, retail, and restaurant space in a campus environment that promotes walkability and connection between buildings

FAQ: How Does Fleet Management Software Save Me Money?

Constructor Magazine

Read common questions companies are asking about fleet management software and how it can improve your company

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Northwest Pulse: Construction bids for November 2018

ENR Construction

Northwest project news from Dodge Data & Analytics

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Jeff Hux Named Plumbing Contractor of the Year by PHCC & Delta Faucet

Constructor Magazine

Award salutes the contractor that best demonstrates professionalism, merchandising and management skills, innovative plumbing skills, trade involvement and community service

Northwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Portland

ENR Construction

Dodge offers data on projected 2018-19 construction starts in Portland

New Low-Mow Grass at Former President's Home Only Had to Be Cut Once this Year

Green Industry Professionals

These low-mow grasses have been gaining traction because of their look and the ultra-low maintenance required

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Apollo Harnesses a Hot Specialty Market

ENR Construction

Mechanical contractor is a team player on some of the the Northwest's most complex projects

No. 1 Industry Gathering Continues to Grow

Green Industry Professionals

A larger footprint and increased attendance combine with new show features for another record-setting year

Northwest People: Construction business updates for November 2018

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals across the Northwest

Load More, Faster, with an Increased Lifting Capacity and Travel Speed

Green Industry Professionals

The Cat 903D compact wheel loader comes with increased performance, work tool capabilities and operator comfort

ARTBA Names Matthew Jeanneret as new VP, COO

Construction Equipment

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) named Matthew J. Jeanneret as the company’s executive VP and COO, effective Nov. Jeanneret has served as the association’s deputy chief operating officer since January, and ARTBA’s senior VP of communications and marketing over

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Right-Sized Cultivators Can Weed, Mulch, Work in Fertilizer and Aerate Soil

Green Industry Professionals

Earthquake recently released its compact and lightweight MC33 and MAC mini-cultivators to work in tight spaces

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Elon Musk to Develop a ‘Futuristic, Blade Runner Pickup Truck’

Construction Equipment

Elon Musk has released more information on Tesla’s upcoming pickup truck, describing its design as a “futuristic-like cyberpunk, Blade Runner pickup truck,” according to the Verge. In a Recode interview with Kara Swisher, Musk lets listeners know that the pickup truck is more of a personal passion

Groundskeeper Accepts Reduced $78 Million Award in Monsanto Cancer Suit

Green Industry Professionals

His duties included mixing and spraying hundreds of gallons of Roundup, a glyphosate-containing weed-killer

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JLG Opens Atlanta-Area Service Center

Construction Equipment

JLG Industries recently opened a new 14,400-square-foot service center in Hiram, Georgia. The new center will inspect, maintain, and repair all brands of lift and access equipment at the facility, or on location at a customer’s job site, the company said. Services include quarterly and annual

Petition to Limit Gas-Powered Landscaping Equipment Is Gaining Speed

Green Industry Professionals

A new petition asking for less gas-powered lawn maintenance equipment is making the rounds on Daniel Island