Tue.Feb 23, 2021

Finally, an Air-Conditioned Hard Hat is on the Horizon

Construction Junkie

image courtesy of Feher Research Inc. It seems a little odd to be talking about air-conditioning when much of the United States hit some incredibly low temperatures in recent days, but a product that I learned about recently is just too exciting to ignore.

5 Popular Types of Door Locks

The Constructor

Door locks are an essential part of any residential or commercial space. They provide safety and security like no other appliance or tool. Often. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Smart Materials


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Toyota Investing $210M In West Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia will create 100 new jobs as the company upgrades an existing engine production line in Buffalo, WV. Read: Toyota Investing $210M In West Virginia Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Rising costs push developers to consider modular construction


Every young child engrossed in building blocks and construction toys will eventually upgrade, moving from bulky bricks to more diverse, nimble Legos to develop ever-more-detailed, expressive systems of preadolescent architecture.

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

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

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

Business Facilities

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research. Read: Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Komatsu Plans Hydrogen Mining Truck

Construction Equipment

According to NikkeiAsia, Komatsu is targeting hydrogen power for its mining trucks, with a target date of 2030 for operation. The report says Komatsu will source the hydrogen power cells from outside the company. The move is seen as giving users an alternate energy source for the trucks, replacing

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Water Treatment Process Steps


The Water Treatment Process includes the treatment of water supplied to the household for drinking and other utility purposes and also the waste water to be disposed off into the water sources. The Water Treatment Processes involved in both the supply of water and wastewater differ in many ways.

Plans for Populous-designed performance venue unveiled


OverActive Media has recently revealed details of its new $500 million performance venue located in Toronto. The project, which includes a theatre-style entertainment venue and hotel complex, will be built in the heart of the historic CNE Grounds.

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Transportation of Concrete (Top 9 Methods)


In concrete production, Transportation of Concrete is a significant activity, and it is done by a variety of methods and types of equipment.

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Goodyear to Acquire Cooper for $2.5B

Construction Equipment

Goodyear announced they will acquire Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. for $2.5 billion. The transaction will expand Goodyear's product offering by combining two portfolios of complementary brands. It will also create a stronger U.S.-based based manufacturer with increased presence in distribution and retai

5 Popular Types of Door Locks

The Constructor

Door locks are an essential part of any residential or commercial space. They provide safety and security like no other appliance or tool. Often. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Smart Materials

Are EH Rated Work Boots Static Dissipative Shoes?

Work Gearz

Whenever we talk about Electric Hazard rated boots (EH) and Electro Static Dissipative boots (ESD) there is often confusion between the two.

Steelwrist and Volvo Announce Quick Couplers for Excavators

Construction Equipment

Steelwrist and Volvo CE continue to develop a partnership that started more than a decade ago when Steelwrist became a supplier of factory-mounted tiltrotators and quick couplers on Volvo excavators by expanding the offering: Steelwrist SQ Auto Connect quick couplers will now be available directly


Will Mink Oil Help in Shining Boots?

Work Gearz

Mink oil is derived from the fatty hide of a mink and protects leather boots against, mildew, salt, damage due to dirt, and other hazardous elements. It has waterproofing abilities and can also keep the leather moisturized.

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences opens


West Texas’s largest dedicated performance venue, The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, has opened in Lubbock Texas

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9 Best Red Wing Work Boots

Work Gearz

Red Wing is a brand that has been in existence for almost a century now. They started small with only a corner store in the quiet river town of Minnesota, and from there the brand rose to fame by producing handmade footwear for the US military in both the World Wars.

Investors Dedicated Billions to Built-For-Rent in 2020—Expect Even More in 2022

Pro Builder

Investors Dedicated Billions to Built-For-Rent in 2020—Expect Even More in 2022. cbroderick. Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:27. The rate of site-specific market studies doubled in January—an indicator that developers and investors are eyeing land at a high rate for built-for-rent housing, according to Forbes.

Should I Use Mink Oil On Cowboy Boots?

Work Gearz

Mink oil is the most incredible savior for your lifeless and dull cowboy boots, without a doubt! Nobody likes cracked or dried up boots: do you? No, you don’t, right?

Architectural billings continue to contract in 2021


A slight improvement in business conditions has led to fewer architecture firms reporting declining billings, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA

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Best Budget Work Boots (High Quality and Affordable)

Work Gearz

So, you are on a tight budget, but you really need to purchase a new pair of work boots. Fear not! There are a good number of affordable work boots out there for you to choose from without breaking the bank.

American Augers, Trencor Sold Through Ditch Witch

Construction Equipment

American Augers and Trencor Products will now be sold through the Ditch Witch Division. The Ditch Witch Division will offer the full product lines, parts, and service for both the American Augers and Trencor brands. Dealership and factory personnel have been working together to prepare for

Best Rubber Work Boots (Dry, Comfortable & Protect Feet)

Work Gearz

If you work predominantly outdoors with exposure to unstable weather conditions, or you work in an environment that can expose you to risky elements, you’ll need a really good pair of rubber boots for work.

Mechanical Engineer John F. Hennessy III, Who Grew Syska Hennessy, Dies at 65

ENR Construction

Mechanical engineer John F. Hennessy III, grandson of the co-founder of the 93-year-old consulting engineer now known as Syska Hennessy Group, died on Feb.

Best Carpenters Tool Belt – Reviews and Buying Guide

Work Gearz

So, you’ve decided to invest in a good carpenter’s tool belt. No surprise here as it will help you save time and offer great convenience when working on your next project.

House Debate Starts on Need for Boosted Clean Water Funding

ENR Construction

Key committee chair, Democrat Peter DeFazio, says he will seek "a very ambitious number" for clean mater SRF authorizations

Best Hard Hat Stickers for Professionals

Work Gearz

Are you a “sticker head” or would you like to be? For professionals who use hard hats on a daily basis, or at least relatively often, your hard hat accompanies you on the job.

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The Robots Are Here


Workers beware: robots are building houses, onsite, and on time. According to SQ4D, homes built by robots will help solve the affordable housing crisis and they have proof.

Building Material Prices and Availability Top Builders’ List of Challenges

Pro Builder

Building Material Prices and Availability Top Builders’ List of Challenges. cbroderick. Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:36.

USGBC offers education on LEED Safety First pilot credits


The U.S. Green Building Council is offering four courses geared toward LEED Safety First pilot credits. USGBC designed these credits in response to the evolving health challenges related to COVID-19.

How to Calculate the Volume of 1 Bag of Cement in Cubic Metre | How to Calculate Volume of One Bag Cement in Cu.Ft. | 1 Bag Cement How Much Cubic Feet


Introduction of Volume of Cement Bag: Cement is one of the most widely used building materials in the Construction Industry. We know that the mass of the cement bag which is basically available in the market is 50kg.

ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force releases updated Building Readiness Guide


The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has updated its reopening guidance for HVAC systems to help mitigate the transmission of the COVID-19 virus


Widespread Vaccinations Would Make 14 Million Homeowners More Comfortable Moving

Pro Builder

Widespread Vaccinations Would Make 14 Million Homeowners More Comfortable Moving. cbroderick. Tue, 02/23/2021 - 09:20.