Wed.Jul 10, 2019

Report: 60% of US construction activity concentrated in 10 states

Construction Dive

Of the more than 11,200 U.S. projects GlobalData tracks, California by far leads with $524.6 billion in the works, followed by Texas, New York and Florida

Can Generation Z Rescue Manufacturing?

Business Facilities

2019 L2L Manufacturing Index reveals Generation Z's interest in manufacturing, but the industry needs to fight for their attention and participation. Read: Can Generation Z Rescue Manufacturing? at BusinessFacilities.com.

5 ways small, minority-owned firms can build success

Construction Dive

Contracting firms run by minorities, women and other disadvantaged groups can reap the benefits of unique opportunities if they follow a few simple steps

Alo Investing $6M In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The agricultural machinery company will create 44 jobs in Greenville County, SC over the next five years. Read: Alo Investing $6M In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

USGBC seeks proposals to strengthen new LEED standard

Construction Dive

The council wants input on how to shape the next version of its rating system following the April release of v4.1.

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Construction tech startups fueled by recent investments

Construction Dive

These up-and-coming companies are riding a wave of investor enthusiasm — and cash — in all things contech

Caterpillar’s 320-ton Truck Available as Tier 4-F

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar now offers its 794 AC rigid-frame off-highway truck with a Tier 4-F Cat C175-16 diesel engine. It uses diesel exhaust fluid in its SCR aftertreatment system. The company says the Tier 4-F version performs just as well as its Tier 2 equivalent and reduced consumption of diesel fuel

$1.5B healthcare project pushes envelope on lean practices, offsite fabrication

Construction Dive

Philadelphia's Penn Medicine Pavilion is one of the largest projects on the East Coast to use an integrated project delivery method

9 picks from NeoCon 2019

BD+C

Every year the design world convenes at NeoCon in Chicago as more than 500 exhibiting companies unveil thousands of the industry’s most cutting edge, beautiful, and innovative products. I had a chance to attend the 2019 event, which took place June 10-12. Here are my nine favorite things from NeoCon.

$2.9B US-Canada Gordie Howe bridge construction picks up

Construction Dive

At least 40 Michigan companies are working on the five-year project, and Bridging North America plans to solicit bids for at least 10 to 15 more contracts in the next month

Fujifilm Opens Medical Device, IT Groups HQ In Massachusetts

Business Facilities

The move to Lexington, MA marks the first time Fujifilm's various healthcare groups—computed tomography, digital radiography, women's health, endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, and medical IT—will be headquartered in a single location.

Using tech to predict earthquake damage

Construction Dive

After a major seismic event, assessing the impact on buildings can be a chore, but new technology products can make such work a little easier

CO2-neutral science museum to rise in Sweden

BD+C

After winning an international competition, COBE will design a new science museum in the Swedish university city of Lund

Veterans + Franchising = Business Success

Contractor Magazine

Military vets have unique qualities that make them ideal candidates for franchise operations

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How Your Construction Business Can Thrive in a Difficult Economic Climate

Construction Business Owner

Unpredictable economic conditions, unstable global trade and new, rival businesses all mean traditional contractors are finding it more difficult to stand out in a competitive construction market.

Corrective measure to check pile foundation failure

Construction Cost Estimating

Pile foundation contains sound bearing strength, good durability and small differential settlement with regards to other foundation types. Pile foundations are normally provided in the following conditions :- 1. Low bearing strength of soil.

TATRO Plumbing Expands Footprint into Colorado

Contractor Magazine

New facility in Pueblo makes service area more manageable for existing projects

In Los Angeles, Gehry Grand Project Takes It to the Mat

ENR Construction

Working nonstop for 18.5 hours at a rate of 1,000 cu yds per hour, crew places mat that will support a 39-story tower

How to determine the cutting length of chair bar in slab & footings

Construction Cost Estimating

The chairs in reinforcement are provided for the following reasons. It retains the gap among the two bars as well as upper and lower cage reinforcement. It provides strong supports to the bars. It improves the strength of the structure and retains the tension in RCC. It raises the tension property of concrete. It reduces the scope for collapsing of the building because of the failure of compression and tension zone. While vibrating, it holds the upper cage bar from collapsing.

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A.O. Smith Opens Newly Renovated Technical Training Facility

Contractor Magazine

The onsite training facility will offer traditional classroom sessions, as well as real-world, hands-on training

Dodge Study Points to Further Hurdles of Digitizing Project Data

ENR Construction

Despite advances in recent years in bringing digital data to projects management and oversight, a new report from Dodge Data & Analytics with Viewpoint Construction Software shows there is still a great deal of work to be done

The Many Benefits of GPS Tracking

Contractor Magazine

A Boston-area HVAC/plumbing contracting firm finds fleet tracking improves driving performance and dispatching efficiency, and protects it from predatory lawsuits

Fastest lawnmower with Guinness World Records

Green Industry Professionals

Honda Mean Mower reaches 100 mph in 6.285 Seconds

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Campus costs: Square foot construction prices for student unions

BD+C

A student union is an important hub of activity on any college or university campus. There, students can grab a bite to eat, sign up for clubs and activities, or find a spot to study between classes. For university officials, student unions are an important recruiting tool. .

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What's trending in blowers and loaders?

Green Industry Professionals

Use of the walk-behind or wheeled blowers among landscape contractors is a slowly declining market

BOMAG CR 1030 W, CR 1030 T Asphalt Pavers

Construction Equipment

BOMAG has reduced its offering of 10-foot asphalt pavers from four to two. The CR 1030 W wheeled paver replaces the CR 452 and CR 552, and the CR 1030 T replaces the CR 462 and CR562 rubber-tracked pavers. Wheeled pavers have a standard 16.7-ton hopper capacity that can be increased to up to 27

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There goes another one

Green Industry Professionals

Since taking the reins of Green Industry Pros in late April, I’ve seen an increasing number of landscape professionals when I’m out around town.Driving down the road my wife and I inevitably see a pickup truck pulling a trailer loaded with mowers

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Manitex TC600 Boom Truck

Construction Equipment

The Manitex TC600 has been added to the updated TC series of boom trucks. Base rating is 60 tons, and maximum main boom height is 141 feet. With an optional jib, maximum height is extended to 194 feet. The boom incorporates a four-section boom, and the lattice-style jib can be offset. They are

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Federal Builders Miss in Contract Change Oversight

ENR Construction

watchdog says Army Corps of Engineers and GSA HQ shortfalls overlook cost red flags for contracting staff and firms

Ten Minutes With Sam Hassoun

ENR Construction

The founder of GLA talks about being an "ambassador" for the industry

Shopping Malls: Meet Amazon

ENR Construction

Brick and mortar is battling it out with the web

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