Fri.Aug 09, 2019

LafargeHolcim launches CO2-reducing cement business

Construction Dive

After six years in the making through a partnership with Solidia Technologies, the Solidia product reduces the carbon footprint in precast concrete by 70%, the firms said

How to Set Good Safety Plan for Concrete Formwork System?

The Constructor

Good safety plans for formwork system ensure execution of construction project as per established construction practice and avoid undesired events. Building Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering Construction Planning Construction SIte Planning Planning for Safety

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AirBorn Breaks Ground On Pennsylvania Expansion

Business Facilities

The electronics manufacturer is investing $3.7 million in Lake City, PA to double the size of its footprint in Erie County and add up to 249 new jobs. . Read: AirBorn Breaks Ground On Pennsylvania Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Just because you built it, doesn't mean they'll come: lessons from the largest sub on tech implementation

Construction Dive

Rosendin Electric’s IT and BIM directors walked AGC IT Conference attendees through examples of trying — and failing — to swiftly implement enterprise contech solutions

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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.

Proven Reasons Why Contractors Lose More Money Doing Their Books

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction or trade contractor, you are highly skilled, intelligent, and adaptable. That is a given because you operate in a multi-faceted changing environment doing the impossible with limited time, money, and resources on every project.

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[VIDEO] 3D Printing in Outer Space

Construction Equipment

Made In Space, a company specializing in 3D printers for use in microgravity, will soon launch a construction 3D printer aboard a 3D rocket created by Rocket Lab, a private aerospace manufacturer. According to an article by 3D Printing Media, NASA awarded $73.7 million to Made In Space to explore

This will be Central Florida’s largest data center

BD+C

The HostDime Data Center and Headquarters in Orlando will be the only enterprise Tier 4 data center in Central Florida once completed. Built on 2.18 acres, the Baker Barrios Architects-designed project will include 90,000 sf of space

Takeuchi President Steps Down, Appoints Son

Construction Equipment

Takeuchi founder and president Akio Takeuchi has stepped down and appointed his son, Toshiya Takeuchi, as the company’s president. He is the second president in Takeuchi history. In addition Clay Eubanks, president of Takeuchi U.S., to the board of directors. Eubanks has been with Takeuchi U.S.

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Improving architectural designs through iteration

BD+C

Dane Stokes started using computational design while an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, where it helped him manage a series of fabrication projects that included wall systems with several hundred unique panel components

How to Prepare Dispute Resolution Clauses with Your Company's Best Interests in Mind

Construction Business Owner

Architects and engineers (A/Es) regularly prepare the contract documents for projects, starting with the contract between the A/E and the owner and following with the contract documents between the owner and the prime contractor. It is an all-too-common occurrence that, in doing so, the A/E will include a mandatory arbitration provision in its contract with the owner compelling that all claims and controversies between the A/E and the owner be heard in arbitration

Cities modify density zoning to spur more affordable housing projects

BD+C

With housing affordability reaching crisis proportions in many cities, local officials are implementing new zoning regulations to catalyze more home construction. Land-use rules that include density restrictions, and even some that influence aesthetics and design, restrict development.

Report to Help Fleets Manage Partially Automated Pickup Trucks, Cars

Construction Equipment

With vehicle manufacturers producing more pickup trucks and cars with automated driving components such as lane departure warnings and blind spot monitoring, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) has developed a technical report to help companies safely manage their high-tech fleets

Honda invests $46 million to expand power equipment plant in North Carolina

Green Industry Professionals

Plant adds production of all-new Honda HRN lawn mower and new GCV engine

[VIDEO] 3D Printing in Space

Construction Equipment

Made In Space, a company specializing in 3D printers for use in microgravity, will soon launch a construction 3D printer aboard a 3D rocket created by Rocket Lab, a private aerospace manufacturer. According to an article by 3D Printing Media, NASA awarded $73.7 million to Made In Space to explore

A man(cave) among men

BD+C

There are man caves that conjure mental images of dark basements, hand-me-down recliners, the faint aroma of yesterday’s pizza. Then there are man caves like the one recently built by Brian Heimsoth’s team at B&C Enterprises.

Exmark Commercial 30 X-Series Walk-Behind Mower

Green Industry Professionals

More power to boost productivity for landscape professionals

Creative financing makes rec center expansion happen

BD+C

Recreation centers keep popping up all over the country. These centers are typically large and expensive to build. Creative financing is often required to get these projects off the ground and to provide the programming that stakeholders want and need.

Some useful methods to work out ideal column spacing for pallet racking

Construction Cost Estimating

While placing warehouse pallet racking, it becomes difficult to adapt building columns. Although the layout drawing is adjusted properly but collapsing of columns in the middle of a drive aisle or in the racking itself can’t be avoided.

Takeuchi Manufacturing announces new leadership appointments

Green Industry Professionals

Founder's son Toshiya Takeuchi takes over as president

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"Buildings Don't Lie" - A Reference Book Worth Your Time and $$$

BD+C

We don't do a lot of "book reviewing" at BD+C and MULTIFAMILY Design+Construction , but I want to make an exception for Buildings Don't Lie, by Henry Gifford

iQ Power Tools 16.5 Arrayed Diamond Blades

Green Industry Professionals

Latest in diamond tool technology

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