Thu.Jun 25, 2020

Machine Learning: Making Your Data Work Harder for You

Surveyor

As the construction industry continues to modernize, real, practical applications for machine learning are being realized. Construction Technology/News

Readers Respond: Don't shut down sites in high-risk areas

Construction Dive

In response to last week's survey, Construction Dive readers weigh in on whether jobsites should close to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in states like Florida, Texas and California, where cases are surging

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Construction Metrics We’re Watching — June 2020

Surveyor

A look at the state of the construction industry from a statistical point of view. Construction Technology/News

Adolfson & Peterson adapts to material shortages, new protocols, other challenges

Construction Dive

Construction Dive talks with Corbett Nichter, executive vice president and COO of the company's eastern regions, about supply chain issues, keeping workers safe and future concerns

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

1,000 Workers to be Hired for Keystone XL

Construction Equipment

Michels Canada has been selected to build the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The company, based in Nisku, Alberta, expects to start construction near Oyen this summer, and finish near Hardisty in the spring of 2022. The Alberta portion of the TC Energy pipeline is approximately 160

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What are the Safety Measures followed for Formwork installation? [PDF]

The Constructor

Formwork is a mold in which concrete is filled until it sets, which is supported by verticle and horizontal members. The safety during installation. Building Technology Guide How To Guide Work Procedures

TTI Floor Care Investing $20M In Tennessee Expansion

Business Facilities

The company's expansion project will add multiple production lines and products, and create 500 jobs over a five-year period in Cookeville, TN. Read: TTI Floor Care Investing $20M In Tennessee Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

New HQ for Chinese tech supplier will feature gardens on every floor

BD+C

Construction began last month on the new corporate headquarters for vivo, a fast-growing China-based tech and smartphone provider.

Homes Are Being Snatched Up in Record Time

Pro Builder

Homes Are Being Snatched Up in Record Time. cbroderick. Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:14. The housing industry has taken a full 180 since April and May, with June home sales moving at the fastest pace in two years.

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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.

Restoration of 1930s El Paso hotel completes

BD+C

Originally designed by local El Paso architects Trost & Trost in the 1930s, The Plaza Hotel Pioneer Park has recently reopened after a historic rehabilitation project.

How to Design the Perfect Outdoor Space

Pro Builder

How to Design the Perfect Outdoor Space. cbroderick. Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:26. Outdoor living has been in high demand for several years, but not like today. In order to successfully create a functional outdoor space for a client, that function needs to be defined, says The New York Times.

Covid-19 Effect on Economy is Still Negative: AEM

Construction Equipment

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to take a toll on the heavy equipment manufacturing industry, according to a new survey by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). While equipment manufacturers are adjusting to the changing economic conditions, three-quarters of U.S. equipment

4 Ways Construction Companies Can Successfully Social Distance

Pro Builder

4 Ways Construction Companies Can Successfully Social Distance. cbroderick. Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:06.

Just Do It! Collaborative, Create Value, and Deliver Projects On-Time and On-Budget = LEAN Construction Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery

Job Order Contracting

LEAN Construction Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery drives BEST VALUE first time, every time. Robust tools and services are readily available to measurably improve repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction outcomes.

Commercial Construction Index drops amid Coronavirus pandemic, but contractors poised for near-term recovery

BD+C

Construction Safety Challenge

Constructech

Construction has been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, although in many states building continues while other businesses are shut down. Equally important, construction companies are learning a critical lesson from the coronavirus problem: safety must be paramount.

The Contracting Coachcast is a Daily Dose of Business Tips for Contractors

Construction Junkie

Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast of 2020 Competition is underway and the voting booth is officially open. As part of the competition, I will be individually highlighting each of the 12 nominees throughout until the booth closes on July 1. Next up is the Contracting Coachcast.

CCI Reports Drop in Const. Confidence

Construction Equipment

The USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index plunged from 74 in Q1 to 56 in Q2. Two of the index’s three main indicators, confidence in new business and revenue expectations, fell 26 points, to 50 and 44 revealing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The third

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COVID-19 workplace updates: financial & environmental impact

Stok

Building owners, operators, and tenants are all wondering what changes must be made to their buildings to reduce the risk of transmission of viruses like SARS-COV-2 as the U.S. and countries around the world prepare to reopen workplaces and reoccupy offices and other buildings.

New Program Helps Transport Fleets Upgrade to Safer Trucks

Construction Equipment

The Fleet Advantage Safety First Program has been developed to help transportation fleets upgrade into newer trucks with advanced safety features. Fleet Advantage is a truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost-management company. Under the program, Fleet Advantage

Michigan Oil and Gas Pipeline Shut Pending Hearing About Recent Damage

ENR Construction

County judge shuts damaged and undamaged legs of 67-year-old line, with June 30 hearing set for owner to provide more detail on its condition

Leasing Activity Continues Down

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed new business volume for May was $6.7 billion, down 26 percent year-over-year from May 2019. Volume was down 18 percent month-to-month from $8.2 billion in April. Year-to-date, cumulative new

Michigan Line 5 Oil and Gas Pipeline Shut Down Pending Hearing About Recent Damage

ENR Construction

After recent damage that was discovered in May by owner/operator Enbridge, an Ingham County, Mich., judge has shut down both line 5 pipelines under the straits of Mackinac pending a June 30 hearing

Bridgetone Acquires iTrack TPMS

Construction Equipment

Bridgestone has purchased the iTrack Solutions Business from Transense Technologies PLC. iTrack is a global provider of tire-management solutions for the off-the-road (OTR) tires market. The business offers a comprehensive tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) specially designed for mining tires

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Water Cement Ratio in Mix - W/C Ratio Calculation

Construction Cost Estimating

Have you been told "Include some water, the concrete looks exceptionally hard"? Is this right? Including more (Water Cement Ratio) at the site level to expand the concrete functionality? In no way, shape or form.

Runnion Eqt. Expands Knapheide Offerings

Construction Equipment

Runnion Equipment Co. is growing its product line by expanding its Knapheide service body offerings. Runnion Equipment has been utilizing Knapheide bodies for their National Crane boom trucks and Palfinger knucklebooms for many years. With its recent expansion, Runnion has have the room and

House Construction Cost Calculator Excel Sheet

CivilJungle

When we think about constructing a new house, probably one question will hit our minds that what would be the cost of construction. This common question arises in our minds when we decide to build a new home.

Internationalizing Domestic Arbitration

Constructlaw

How International Arbitration Practices Can Improve Domestic Construction Arbitration Published in Dispute Resolution Journal (June 2020, Vol. 74, No. 3), the flagship publication of the American Arbitration Association. 2020, American Arbitration Association. It is reprinted here with permission.

7 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 25, 2020

BD+C

CDC set to build the most advanced high containment laboratory in the country (BD+C). Long before COVID-19 put the CDC front and center in news broadcasts around the country, plans to construct the most advanced High Containment Continuity Laboratory (HCCL) in the country had already been finalized

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GreenPoint Rated goes national: what multifamily developers need to know

Stok

GreenPoint Rated (GPR) is a third-party rating system for healthy, energy-, and resource-efficient homes. GPR began in California and is the state’s leading residential green building rating system with over 73,500 rated homes.

Arc offers tools, analytics for safe workplace re-entry

BD+C

Arc, an affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council ( USGBC ), launched Arc Re-Entry for facility managers and companies as they work on COVID-19 re-entry plans for their buildings and spaces

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Luxury Housing Market, Vacation Home Interest Snaps Back

Pro Builder

Luxury Housing Market, Vacation Home Interest Snaps Back. cbroderick. Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:21. Numbers have shown the desire for city living has dropped compared to suburbia life due to the pandemic, but some homebuyers who can afford it are deciding to have a bit of both.