Thu.Feb 18, 2021

Evaluating Liquid Waterproofing Membranes

GCP Applied Technologies

Evaluating Liquid Waterproofing Membranes. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 15:24. GCP Applied Technologies. February 18, 2021. When it comes to waterproofing horizontal decking applications such as concrete balconies and covered roofs, there are a number of options available.

Why Cybersecurity Matters in Construction — Part 2 of 2

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn the best practices to thwart common cyberattacks and what to look for in future threats?. Construction Best Practices


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How to Design Reinforced Concrete Beam for Shear? Example Included

The Constructor

Shear design of reinforced concrete (RC) beam involves the determination of spacing between stirrups. Shear is a word used for forces that work. Beam Design Design Guide How To Guide Structural Engineering

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The Korte Company

2020 put the world to the test and showed us who our heroes are. They wear scrubs and fatigues. They drive trucks and deliver mail. They heal the sick and feed the hungry. They keep us safe and keep the world moving.

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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.

North Carolina: Rising Star With A Global Reach

Business Facilities

In the last century, our 2020 State of the Year has been tops in tobacco, textiles and furniture. Today, North Carolina is on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing, biotech, gene therapy and unmanned aerial systems. Read: North Carolina: Rising Star With A Global Reach at

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Scentsy Creating 200 Jobs In South Carolina

Business Facilities

Scented product distributor Scentsy will invest $6 million to establish storage and distribution operations in York County, SC. Read: Scentsy Creating 200 Jobs In South Carolina at

Kubota SVL97-2 Compact Track Loader

Construction Equipment

The Kubota SVL97-2 compact track loader has a 96-horsepower engine, with a rated operating capacity of 3,200 pounds (at 35 percent tipping load). Breakout force is rated at 7,961 pounds with a 3.4-foot reach at max height. The new SVL97-2 comes standard with telematics. The standard rear-view

41 Bathroom Accessories & Their Purpose


Yes, here we are going to enlist a list of bathroom accessories out of which many you would like to purchase for your much ignored bathroom. Can Bathroom Accessories be an Element of Renovation? If I spell the word renovation, what comes to your mind- which rooms should be renovated?

How Kidney Loop Filters Bolster Fluid Cleanliness

Construction Equipment

Maintaining clean hydraulic oil is crucial to extending machine component life. Without proper maintenance, the smallest particulate (including dirt, metal, and water) can cause serious damage after entering a machine’s oil reservoir. Valves may become scratched beyond repair, resulting in a costly


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.

The Weekly show, Feb 18, 2021: What patients want from healthcare facilities, and Post-COVID retail trends


This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from JLL and Landini Associates about: . What patients want from healthcare facilities, based on JLL's recent survey of 4,015 patients . Making online sales work for an in-store retail recovery. . .

MoDOT Battles Snow Short-Handed

Construction Equipment

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) says although it still has plenty of snow salt, it is 401 employees short of fully staffing its available plows. The department recently tried to hire 500 drivers, but because the job pays just over $15 an hour, it was only able to hire 150—and some

Are Military Boots Good for Work?

Work Gearz

Being in the military is not an easy task. A military personnel is going to need the right work gears. This tough job requires standing and walking and that’s why wearing a good pair of tough quality boots becomes a necessity.

Technology, Training Keep Costs in Line for Asphalt Pavers

Construction Equipment

One way large asphalt paver manufacturers have been pushing through the pandemic is by adding technologies to help managers produce better mats—and using those technologies is just one of the operating cost-savings strategies available to equipment managers. How to lower paver costs Keys to

10 Best Irish Setter Work Boots

Work Gearz

Irish Setter got its name by Red Wing from the hunting boots that were crafted from an exclusive red russet leather back in the 1950s. Since then, the brand has manifested itself in the field and on any job site with each passing generation.

Ontario Invests $2.5M in Covid Tracing Tech

Construction Equipment

The Ontario government is investing $2.5 million in wearable contact tracing technology that will beep or vibrate if they are within six feet of another person. In a news release issued on Thursday, the government said it is providing Facedrive Inc., a technology company founded in 2016, with the

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Connecticut’s Swift Gold Leaf Factory becomes a community job incubator


Bruner/Cott Architects has reimagined the Swift Gold Leaf Factory in Northeast Hartford into a 75,650-sf venue for generating opportunities for job creation and training, educating youth, improving resident health, and spurring economic growth.

[VIDEO] Group 3D Prints Building Facade

Construction Equipment

Construction 3D printing company Branch Technology has printed a building facade for a financial institution in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It was printed using robotic arm-based cellular fabrication (C-Fab) technology. Once complete, pedestrians passing by the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union’s

Roman Plumbing Helps FL Restaurant Comply with FEMA

Contractor Magazine

Above-floor grinder pump installation solves problems for the Widow Fletcher's restaurant. Plumbing / Commercial Plumbing

Kubota R540, R640 Wheel Loaders

Construction Equipment

The new Kubota R640 wheel loader features a 64-horsepower Tier-4 Final engine. It has an operating weight of 11,563 pounds, and a max breakout force of 9,869 pounds, and 8,161 pounds of lifting capacity. An additional model, the R540, features a 54-horsepower Tier-4 Final engine. The machine has an

Arcari Cimino Architettura designs Data Center Floating Island


The Data Center Floating Island (DCFI) concept looks to reinterpret the data center not just as functional infrastructure but as a new architectural and urban typology.

HammerHead Trenchless Names New Managing Director

Construction Equipment

Jeff Gabrielse has been named managing director of HammerHead Trenchless, assuming leadership of the HammerHead brand within the newly formed Rehabilitation and Replacement (R&R) division of The Toro Co. Gabrielse will be overseeing the HammerHead R&R business, continuing its focus on

Infrastructure Is Prime Topic in Biden Meeting with Union Leaders

ENR Construction

Attendees include seven top officials of construction unions

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TRIP: West Virginia Drivers Lose $1.6 Billion a Year

Construction Equipment

Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested, or lack some desirable safety features cost West Virginia motorists a total of $1.6 billion statewide annually–as much as $1,421 per driver in some urban areas–due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes, and congestion-related delays

Construction industry moves toward comprehensive U.S. BIM standard


Earlier this month, nearly 40 business and government leaders discussed the need for a National Building Information Management Program to improve the relationships, performance, and profitability of the AEC industry in the U.S.

ASTM Approves Face Covering Standard

Construction Equipment

Global standards organization ASTM International approved a new standard for barrier face coverings that will help establish minimum design, performance, labeling, and care requirements for reusable barrier face coverings. The standard was developed by ASTM’s committee on personal protective

In the Face of Record-High Lumber Prices, Builders Remain Confident

Pro Builder

In the Face of Record-High Lumber Prices, Builders Remain Confident. cbroderick. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:35. Despite lumber prices shooting up after a bout of price drops, home builder confidence inched up this month.


Adnun Asphalt Spreader

Construction Equipment

Mechanized asphalt paving originally used the same kind of technology as concrete paving of the time: A spreader or screed distributed and smoothed the material as it rode on forms that contained and shaped its edges. In 1932, The Foote Co. of Nunda, New York, introduced the first free-traveling

Terminal Expansion Project at Portsmouth, N.H. Airport Nears Completion

ENR Construction

A $19.5 million expansion project at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease is modernizing the terminal while creating a more inviting space for passengers at the joint civil and military use facility in New Hampshire

Equipment Finance Confidence Up in February

Construction Equipment

Confidence among leasing and finance companies increased in February, according to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. Its Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) was 64.4, an increase from the January Index of 59.6. The index reports a qualitative

8 Ways to Adapt Your Kitchen Designs for 2021

Pro Builder

8 Ways to Adapt Your Kitchen Designs for 2021. cbroderick. Thu, 02/18/2021 - 10:33. With the kitchen being the hardest working room of the home, it may come as no surprise homeowners are looking for more ways to maximize their space and enhance their kitchen’s abilities.

Former AASHTO Executive Director Frank Francois, 87, Dies

ENR Construction

Francois played an important role in the 1980s and 1990s in pushing for several big highway-transit bills


Specifying antimicrobial coatings for architectural aluminum

Construction Specifier

Photo © Adobe Stock. Image courtesy Linetec. by Tammy Schroeder. Building owners, facility managers, architects, specifiers, product manufacturers, and tenants are expressing an increased interest in paints and coatings offering microbial control.