Fri.Oct 13, 2017

The World’s Largest Vertical Garden Rises in Colombia

Jetson Green

Green facades, or just adding some greenery to city buildings, help purify the air and make the cityscape that much more beautiful.

Moody’s Analytics Creates Amazon HQ2 Top 10 List

Business Facilities Blog

It’s the corporate expansion project everyone is paying attention to: 50 cities have stated an interest in landing Amazon’s second headquarters , dubbed HQ2, and it seems everybody has an opinion on where the $5 billion investment and 50,000 jobs belong.

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OSHA & ASSE Partner to Distribute Protective Equipment

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have partnered to organize and distribute protective equipment and other resources to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Resiliency takes center stage in new projects around the country

BD+C

On July 28, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection awarded AECOM and a team that includes OMA, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, and Matrix New World Engineering the final design contract for a resilience project along the Hudson River.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Smart Partnership Created for Heavy Equipment Operator Training

Construction Equipment

Three things are required to train heavy equipment operators: a big spot to dig, some big iron, and a big commitment. A smart group of construction career advocates have come up with a way to meet those three requirements

Moses-Ludington Hospital Phased Completion Begins

PC Construction Blog

The renovation of the Moses-Ludington Hospital is well underway in Ticonderoga, New York, with the first phase of work – the outpatient unit – now complete. This new space, which features an infusion treatment room, All Health Care & Life Sciences Projects

Unique Ways Highly Profitable Contractors Reduce Taxes

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors Reflect On This Year's Results As The Last Quarter Begins. Going into the last Quarter of the year. Time for some basic reflection about taxes. Officers in S-Corps tend to take payroll later in the year. Now is the time if you have not already been taking payroll. Don't wait until it is time to prepare your Construction Company tax return. Next review your Estimated personal Taxes paid to the IRS. How much did you pay in taxes for the current year?

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New Landscape Saves Water, Money for Arizona Community

Green Industry Professionals

Xeriscaping is becoming a trend in arid regions with its style of landscaping designed to require little to no irrigation

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

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

OSHA, ASSE to Distribute PPE to Harvey Relief

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have partnered to organize and distribute protective equipment and other resources to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Departments of Justice, State to Punish Companies Favoring Foreign Visa Workers over U.S. Citizens

Green Industry Professionals

The departments are teaming up to punish companies that favor foreign visa workers over "qualified" U.S. citizen workers

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Partnership Creates Equipment Operator Training Site

Construction Equipment

Three things are required to train heavy equipment operators: a big spot to dig, some big iron, and a big commitment. A smart group of construction career advocates have come up with a way to meet those three requirements.

Making buildings work better

Constructor Magazine

Seattle design-build contractor develops a new approach to financing energy-efficiency projects

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Caltrain Breaks Ground on $180-Million San Mateo Grade Separation Project

ENR Construction

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Canada Superclusters Will Promote Innovation, Economic Growth

Business Facilities Blog

Canada is demonstrating a commitment to growing its economy and creating middle-class jobs for its citizens by moving forward with an Innovation Superclusters Initiative.

When should you work on your construction marketing plan? Answer: Yesterday

Construction Marketing Ideas

Online construction marketing consultant Brian Javeline suggests that the best time to work on your construction marketing plan is. yesterday.

Top 35 data center construction firms

BD+C

Different types of concrete mixes

Construction Cost Estimating

Nominal Mixes: Earlier, specifications for concrete are set the ratios of cement and fine course aggregates. This mixes of fixed cement & aggregate ratio makes sure sufficient strength in concrete and it is termed as nominal mixes.

Toronto’s CN Tower improves views with floor-to-ceiling dynamic glass windows

BD+C

Recently installed dynamic windows in the CN Tower observation deck include Prel-Shade Thermochromic Glass, from Suntuitive. The dynamic glass, which was used in floor-to-ceiling windows, is sun-responsive and gradually darkens as the sun heats it.

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Skyjack, Trackunit Partner on Telematics

Construction Equipment

Skyjack has partnered with Trackunit on machine connectivity to support the connected fleet goals of Skyjack’s customers. . Brad Boehler, Skyjack president and Tom Valbak Aardestrup, COO of Trackunit, announced the partnership during the Access, Lift & Handlers Conference in Miami, Florida

Risk management takes center stage in new projects around the country

BD+C

On July 28, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection awarded AECOM and a team that includes OMA, Magnusson Klemencic Associates, and Matrix New World Engineering the final design contract for a resilience project along the Hudson River.

IAPMO seeks volunteers for 2020 WE•Stand Technical Committee

Constructor Magazine

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) is seeking volunteers to participate on the technical committee working toward the development of the 2020 edition of the Water Efficiency and Sanitation Standard (WE•Stand

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Tired of Doing It All?

Chianelli Estimating Blog

Feel like you’re drowning in stress? No time for Estimating? Are you missing opportunities because you can’t get to them? Beginning to feel helpless? STOP!! At times we’re all guilty of taking on too much. Step back, take a breath, smell the air, admire the clouds. Spend time with your family. Do something special for yourself. This will help you refocus and give you an opportunity to clear the fog. No one is an island.

AHR Expo announces 2018 Innovation Award Winners

Constructor Magazine

Recognizes some of the most inventive products, systems and technologies featured at the January 2018 AHR Expo in Chicago

Michigan college retrofits half-century old architecture with today’s geothermal systems

Constructor Magazine

Monroe County Community College officials recently lauded the college’s switchover from an outdated, conventional HVAC system to a much more energy-efficient and sustainable geothermal-based system in five campus buildings

Creating a legacy for the next generation

Constructor Magazine

Leon Danco, the founder of the Center for Family Business, once wrote that sex is the opiate of the oppressed, so small business owners tend to have a lot of kids

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