Wed.Jan 09, 2019

Making Email Work Better for Construction Projects

John Chaney

Viewpoint partnership with 28Hands brings Mail Manager to Viewpoint For Projects. The post Making Email Work Better for Construction Projects appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor. Featured News Software United Kingdom construction construction collaboration email

Exoskeleton suit allows construction workers to lift 200 lbs

Construction Dive

Sarcos Robotics' Guardian XO Max full-body exoskeleton robotic system is controlled by sensors that respond to human movement within milliseconds

South Carolina: Cherokee County Lands $75 Million Recycling Facility

Business Facilities Blog

Green Tech Solution, a subsidiary of an investment company based in Tianjin, China, will process plastics, scrap metal and electronics at the South Carolina plant. Read: South Carolina: Cherokee County Lands $75 Million Recycling Facility at

Technology's critical place in construction in 2019

Construction Dive

Automation and connected devices will play an increasingly vital role in the coming year as they supplement, rather than replace, humans

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

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

Developers invest in mega amenities to draw top-notch tenants


One of the more extravagant amenities ever built is scheduled to open in New York City this spring.

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How to Cut Control Joints in Concrete Slab?

The Constructor

Control joints are provided in the concrete slab to reduce cracks formed due to shrinkage. The specifications of the control joints such as the depth. Concrete Crack Repair Concrete Technology How To Guide

Texas city sues developer of lagoon-centric $1B Bayside development

Construction Dive

Rowlett officials claim that the team behind the massive mixed-use plot defaulted on their development agreement and committed "textbook bait and switch "

Going to AHR 2019? Things to Do and See in Atlanta

Contractor Magazine

Going to the AHR Expo, Jan. 13-16 in Atlanta, GA? Well, you can't spend your whole time on the show floor! If you have a few hours to spare, check out some of the amazing things there are to see and do in the city

2018 Dodge Momentum Index up 4.3%

Construction Dive

Institutional projects led the way with an 8.5% increase year over year, buoying the overall index against slowdowns during the last six months


The Skilled Workforce Delusion

Construction Business Owner

3 underlying root problems that are sabotaging your efforts to grow your business and retain good employees


Most DC Tech Workers Would Quit For A Job At Amazon

Business Facilities Blog

In a tight labor market, Washington, DC area employers might have to up their games to hang on to their valued employees before Amazon HQ2 arrives. Read: Most DC Tech Workers Would Quit For A Job At Amazon at Corporate Headquarters District Of Columbia Featured Surveys & Research Virginia Workforce Development Amazon Eagle Hill Consulting employee retention employees headquarters HQ2 labor market research Survey tech workers Washington DC workforce

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The inverted hiring process: Does it work?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday, I made the selection decision for a new publication’s editor. Will my choice be good? I cannot be 100 per cent confident of any future hire, but experience over the past 30 years has taught me the system I use is pretty reliable.

Design Foundry Investing $3M In Furniture Manufacturing Plant

Business Facilities Blog

The furniture maker plans to create 202 new jobs in Catawba County, NC over five years. Read: Design Foundry Investing $3M In Furniture Manufacturing Plant at

Our robotic future: Assessing AI's impact on the AEC profession and the built environment


In 2013, Chieh Huang and others launched Boxed, an online wholesale retailer that quickly grew to over $100 million in annual sales—largely through automation. Last year, for example, it roboticized its entire fulfillment center in New Jersey. As the new system was being installed, one line worker asked Huang, “Are you still going to need me when that thing goes live?” The company managed to redeploy everyone and not lose a single staffer

E-Commerce Logistics Test Limits of Tilt-Up Construction

ENR Construction

While “fulfillment centers” and other e-commerce logistic facilities drive a hot market for the manufacturing sector, traditional construction methods such as tilt-up concrete panels are being pushed to ever-greater heights

Developers invest in mega amenities to draw top-notch tenants


One of the more extravagant amenities ever built is scheduled to open in New York City this spring.

New Safety Systems Aim to Improve Jobsite Safety Awareness

ENR Construction

Advanced technologies seek to enhance new and traditional efforts to protect construction workers from an array of safety hazards

John Deere 524, 544, 624 L Series Wheel Loaders

Construction Equipment

Models 524L, 544L, and 624L wheel loaders have been upgraded to L Series, with larger and more comfortable cabs than the K Series predecessors. Improvements include more storage and floor space; enhanced HVAC with rear defrost, increased air flow, and reduced noise; and three auxiliary power ports

Concrete product manufacturer completes first automated pour at $40M plant

Construction Dive

Advanced machinery at Gage Bros.' ' new factory eliminates labor-intensive tasks involved in making precast and prestressed concrete panels

Hyundai and Cummins Develop Electric Mini Excavator Prototype

Construction Equipment

Cummins and Hyundai jointly developed an electric powered mini excavator in October 2018, designed to operate for a full eight-hour shift and recharge in under three hours. According to Cummins, the machine eliminates all gaseous emissions and reduces noise. As urban cities continue “going green

Noritz Acquires PB Heat, Owner of Peerless Brand

Contractor Magazine

No immediate changes are planned for either company

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Halted DOE Plant Prompts Project Management Scrutiny

ENR Construction

Federal auditors point to project management inexperience at the U.S. Energy Dept. and its National Nuclear Security Administration as a key reason that caused the estimated final cost of the Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) Fabrication facility in South Carolina to rise to $17.2

Some important points for civil site engineer

Construction Cost Estimating

Civil engineer accomplishes several tasks at construction site. Given below, some points, tips and tricks essential for a civil engineer for doing rapid calculations and providing instant solutions to construction site problems.

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Facilities Repair, Renovation, and Construction Cost Control

Job Order Contracting

Construction Cost Control Speed Procurement, Limit Waste, Mitigate Risk. Capital costs associated with repairing, renovating, and constructing buildings and other forms of physical infrastructure are out of control for many, if not most real property owners.

Recruiting Efforts Alone Won’t Solve the Skilled Trade Shortage

ENR Construction

Thoughtful employee retention and engagement strategies are keys to dealing with the current workforce shortages across the industry

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How Your Firm Can Iterate for Optimal Communication & Responsive Decision-Making

Construction Business Owner

4 tips to help you better manage your construction jobsite teams & the collaboration happening among them

NY Engineer Academics Devise Sudden Subway Shutdown Alternative

ENR Construction

Controversial 'L Train' tunnel rehab shift, pushed by Gov. Cuomo, may have prompted senior transit exec's departure

Policymakers need to act to alleviate affordable housing crunch


The rate of vacant housing stock is as low as it has been in more than 30 years—a clear sign of a housing shortage for low- and middle-income households

Shop Drawing Note May Be a Factor At Problem Transit Hub

ENR Construction

A note from the engineer of record on an approved shop drawing for San Francisco's Salesforce Transit Center appears to have initiated an instruction to the steel fabricator to cut two 2-in. x 4-in. holes in the bottom flanges of the hub's built-up plate girders

Floor moisture barrier

GCP Applied Technologies

Floor moisture barrier. Phillip.fry@gc…. Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:01. GCP Applied Technologies. January 09, 2019. Contents. Floor moisture barrier warranties. An increase in moisture-related flooring failures. Moisture testing for new and replacement floors. Concrete moisture test methods.

Railroads Meet Train-Systems Deadline

ENR Construction

Freight and commuter railroads across the U.S. achieved enough milestones by a Dec. 31, 2018, federal deadline for installing automatic train control systems to avoid potential federal penalties

Protection with Floor Moisture Barriers

GCP Applied Technologies

Protection with Floor Moisture Barriers. Phillip.fry@gc…. Wed, 01/09/2019 - 13:01. GCP Applied Technologies. January 09, 2019. Contents. Flooring warranties and moisture. An increase in moisture-related flooring failures. Moisture testing for new and replacement floors.

Soccer stadium, Live Nation nixed from Chicago's Lincoln Yards proposal

Construction Dive

The city's 2nd Ward alderman won't approve Sterling Bay's vision, forcing the developer to revise and resubmit its plan as part of an ongoing process that could take "years, if not decades" to refine