Fri.May 10, 2019

ABC lays out steps for reducing safety incidents by 85%

Construction Dive

The association set out best practices that it says can significantly curb incidents and employees' time away from work

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GM Bringing More Than 450 New Manufacturing Jobs To Ohio

Business Facilities

General Motors Co. will create more than 450 manufacturing jobs in three Ohio cities. The company is also in discussions with an Ohio-based company that could bring significant production and electric vehicle assembly jobs to the Lordstown Complex, according to GM.

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Facebook receives tax incentive to build fifth Altoona, Iowa, data center

Construction Dive

The city will waive property taxes in exchange for the tech giant's $400 million investment

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Proven Tax Reducing Opportunities For Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

Accounting has two sides: Internal Accounting (Management Accounting) - for making money. Its purpose is to help you operate and grow your business profitability. External Accounting (Tax Accounting) - for paying taxes.

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

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

Finding mental bandwith (for blogging and more)

Construction Marketing Ideas

If you’ve been visiting this blog site and observed a sudden lack of activity, you are noticing a real lack of updates.


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Texas DOT proposes $8B highway plan, overhaul of I-35 through Austin

Construction Dive

The city's local planning organization has already committed $400,000 to the project in the hopes of moving it along

4 Moves Toward a Project-Planning Method That Does More Than Check Boxes

Construction Business Owner

The first question a leader should ask is: Do we have an operational standard for preconstruction being used by every project manager, estimator and superintendent/foreman? If the answer is no, you have your first obstacle to overcome.

PMI Opposes Tariffs Increase

Contractor Magazine

Calls for Congress to support WaterSense, USMCA and infrastructural investment

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

CRAFTING YOUR LEAN CONSTRUCTION SERVICES PROCUREMENT AND PROJECT DELIVERY STRATEGY. While each organization has specialized needs, all can benefit from core best management principles, workflows and tools based upon proven LEAN processes.

9 Questions Before Acquiring an Asphalt Paver

Construction Equipment

Before buying a new asphalt paver, equipment managers should ask these questions. And there’s more to consider before writing that check. Mainline paving, urban, commercial application? 2D or 3D guidance? Level of crew experience? Ease of controls required? Total cost of ownership? Project mix in

Chemical activation of fly ash cements

GCP Applied Technologies

Chemical activation of fly ash cements. Phillip.fry@gc…. Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:43. GCP Applied Technologies. May 10, 2019. There are many advantages and disadvantages to using fly ash, and cement producers must balance these benefits and limitations.

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How to perform audit of old structures

Construction Cost Estimating

There exist several types of public buildings with over 30 years lifespan. The stability of these buildings is decreased significantly owing to decay in materials.

House Panel OKs Bill Barring Mil Con Funds Shift to Border Wall

ENR Construction

FY 2020 spending bill has 2% hike for core military construction, 9% boost for major VA projects

U.S. Reps Introduce Resolution to Recognize Building Safety Month

Contractor Magazine

Peter Welch (D-VT-At large) and David McKinley (R-WV-1) introduced House Resolution 352, which designates May as Building Safety Month

Jacobs, AECOM, Tutor Perini Q1 earnings results hint at room for growth

Construction Dive

Revenue is up for Jacobs and AECOM and slightly down for Tutor Perini, but sizable backlogs and contract awards foreshadow growth ahead

Volvo Exhibit Showcases LEGO ‘Machines of the Future’

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment and LEGO Technic are displaying a series of LEGO construction models designed by fans of all ages in the FutuRE:BUILD exhibition. It will be on display at London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, London, from May 10-16. Entries designed by individuals around the world

Uponor and Belkin Invest $12M to Grow Phyn

Contractor Magazine

The new investment will be used for ongoing research and product development for smart water solutions

Variations among nominal mix and design mix

Construction Cost Estimating

Under Concrete mixing method, all the materials of concrete are chosen with exact ratio. The ratios of mix should be maintained in such a manner so that the workability of the fresh concrete remains perfect and when concrete is solidified, it should contain the necessary strength, surface finish and stability. Generally, two types of methods are utilized for proportioning several materials which range from nominal mix and design mix of concrete.

Designing behavioral health facilities [AIA course]


Behavioral health facility construction is experiencing a spike in the U.S., due in part to enhanced benefit provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have widened access to mental health treatment.

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The future in Lego

Digger Blog

If you are close to London any time in the week ahead, you might like to take time to visit the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. There’s an exhibition of futuristic imaginary construction machinery made out of Lego.

Register today! CEU course: New directions in metal architecture


Star’s New CEU Course worth 1.5 AIA LU/HSW Course Credits Is Now Available. Sign-Up today to Discover New Directions in Metal Architecture and How It Has Become Creative, Custom & Capable

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Alten Construction Breaks Ground on Bill and Adele Jonas Center

ENR Construction

Lincoln Park Zoo announces renovation plans and design for the Kovler Lion House


Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo has announced plans and unveiled the design for the renovation of the Kovler Lion House. The building originally opened in 1912 and is listed as a historic landmark

Germany Tests Highway that Charges Hybrid Trucks While Driving

Construction Equipment

Germany is testing a new technique that uses overhead electrified cabling to recharge the batteries in hybrid vehicles as they drive, according to Business Insider. The “eHighway,” developed by Siemens, is designed to work with a custom Scania hybrid truck developed by VW Group. According to The

Semiconductor Manufacturer Announces $1B Expansion in N.C.

ENR Construction

Construction is expected to begin in 2019 as soon as permitting is complete. Project completion is scheduled in 2024

Six steps to successfully adding anti-icing to a snow and ice management operation

Green Industry Professionals

Anti-icing is an essential tool of the trade, allowing snow professionals to optimize their storm management and deliver level of service goals in the timeliest manner

9 Question Before Acquiring an Asphalt Paver

Construction Equipment

Before buying a new asphalt paver, equipment managers should ask these questions. And there’s more to consider before writing that check. Mainline paving, urban, commercial application? 2D or 3D guidance? Level of crew experience? Ease of controls required? Total cost of ownership? Project mix in

STORM SEEKER LED headlamps offer superior lighting for snow plows

Green Industry Professionals

EdgeView technology offers more durability and superior illumination for users of SnowEx truck plows


Introducing the More-For-Less Lease

Construction Equipment

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Five tips to prep your wheel loader for winter

Green Industry Professionals

Following these tips can help keep your machine running strong all winter


Case 2050M Landfill Dozer

Construction Equipment

The 214-horsepower 2050M dozer has been configured for landfill applications with guarding and a semi-u blade with trash rack that carries 14.5 cubic yards, with a 6-way PAT blade configuration available as an option. Tank guards and debris deflectors redirect material away from the chassis and

Why a contractor might want a wing plow

Green Industry Professionals

For contractors that need to plow big, open spaces while also maintaining a certain degree of versatility, a wing plow can be a great addition to the snow removal fleet

Verizon Connect Asset Tracker recognized with ABA’s Stevie Award

Green Industry Professionals

Company’s Cat-M1 Enterprise Asset Tracker will be recognized in the New Product category