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Revit 2018.1.1 Hot Fix Download

What Revit Wants

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Large Tiny Home

Jetson Green

This newly built tiny home for two in Australia proves that downsizing does not mean you must sacrifice comfort. It’s called Zen Tiny House, and it is quite large for a tiny home, and certainly big enough to accommodate the two owners, Nadia and Kester Marshall and their two Australian shepherd dogs.

New Products Added to Autodesk AEC Collection

What Revit Wants

In case you missed it, the AEC Collection now includes: Revit Live. Robot Structural Analysis Professional. Structural Bridge Design. Dynamo Studio. Advance Steel. Fabrication CADmep. You should find these in your Autodesk account after logging in.

1,070-Foot Salesforce Tower Elevates Seismic Design

ENR Construction

Earthquake-prone San Francisco’s 1,070-ft-tall standout, a decade in the making, outlives the Great Recession, a height reduction, foundation woes and construction delays

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Retailers look beyond the sale: Brick-and-mortar retailers are raising their game to lure plugged-in consumers to their stores


E-commerce is reshaping the landscape for traditional retailers. Store closures and consolidations in 2017 are on pace to eclipse the total number of stores that failed in 2008, in the depths of the Great Recession.

Texans Begin to Assess 'Breathtaking' Damage From Harvey

ENR Construction

As Hurricane Harvey floodwaters linger in portions of Texas, assessments and some rebuilding have begun as residents and officials alike try to figure out how and whether to rebuild

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The evolution of the Master System Integrator (MSI)

Constructor Magazine

A new breed of folks called MSI and data engineers are rapidly evolving to help us with the process of "getting There from here

How Bechtel Limits Risk on Possible Big Plant-Vogtle Role

ENR Construction

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

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

World’s Most Advanced, Sustainable Paint Factory Opens In England

Business Facilities Blog

Paints and coatings company AkzoNobel is celebrating the opening of the world’s most advanced and sustainable paint factory in Ashington, North-East England.

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ASCE Opens Library to Non-Members Coping With Disasters

ENR Construction

A new platform offers a solution to construction cost overruns


The Bonita Springs (Fla.) High School will cost $14 million more than its original $50 million to complete. Rising costs of construction materials and labor are driving this overrun

The Economist's Absurd Proposal on Construction Productivity

ENR Construction

When I was in college in the 1970s, my senior project involved designing affordable modular housing that could be transported to sites requiring minimal foundation and utility work

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

OSHA issues extension for compliance with crane operator certification requirements


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer's responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018

Imaging Technology Deployed Before and After Hurricanes

ENR Construction

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s assault on Texas and Louisiana, drones and small planes equipped with cameras and instruments fill the sky, getting a bird’s-eye view of the destruction

Revizto Client Design Workflow Webinar Recording

What Revit Wants

In this webinar, LHB’s Dan Stine walks through a proven workflow for collaboration and client engagement using Revizto. This presentation simulates a client meeting, highlighting ways Revitzo can be used to explore the model and capture client comments and requested changes.

Dominion Energy Eyes $2B Hydroelelctric Storage Project in Va.

ENR Construction

Dominion Energy is set to build a $2-billion pumped hydroelectric storage unit in southwest Virginia to accommodate 240 MW of solar generation it plans to add every year through 2032, the company confirmed

U.S. Employers Remain Positive About Hiring In Q4 2017

Business Facilities Blog

One in five U.S. employers (21 percent) plan to add staff in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. Of the more than 11,500 U.S.

Prep Work Pays Off for Hurricane Irma Recovery

ENR Construction

With damage from the powerful hurricane still being assessed, crews rapidly are restoring power and services


Rebranding: The major challenge (and what to do when you need to do it)

Construction Marketing Ideas

What if you only had eight weeks to rebrand? The headline for the story by Josh Miles in the most recent issue of the SMPS Marketer magazine caught my attention, because it invites several other questions, like: Who would need to do anything like this?

Forensic Team Finds Fault with Concrete Slabs in Oroville Dam Failure

ENR Construction

Some vital points a site civil engineer should abide by

Construction Cost Estimating

Least density of the slab should be 125 mm. Absorption of water should not be over 15% Lapping is unaccepted for the bars which contain diameter over 36 mm. Longitudinal reinforcement should be not under 0.8% and in excess of 6% of gross C/S.

Post-Irma, Crews Push to Get Florida Power On and Water Running

ENR Construction

Edison Electric Institute estimates "an army" of 50,000 workers from across North America are working on the state's grid

Weldon Long gives the opening keynote at Contractor Leadership LIVE!

Constructor Magazine

Weldon Long played the drums and talking about dreaming big during his opening keynote speech

Oroville Spillway Failure Prompts Review of 93 Dams

ENR Construction

If initial lessons included in an interim status report on the cause of February’s failure of the main spillway at California’s Oroville Dam are heeded, hundreds of U.S. dams more than 50 years old may have to be re-examined and upgraded

A Little More Satisfaction at CLL's Elvis Photo Booth

Constructor Magazine

So the networking opportunities were great, the seminars were fantastic, but the REAL action was at the Elvis Photo Booth


DHS Awards Contracts for Border Wall Prototypes

ENR Construction

The Dept. of Homeland Security has awarded eight contracts to companies to develop prototypes for the Trump administration’s proposed wall along sections of the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico Mexico border

Update: Irma Toppled Crane Counterweights

Construction Equipment

As feared, several cranes in Miami lost their counterweights during Hurricane Irma.

Funding Boost Shores Up Troubled Honolulu Rail Project

ENR Construction

A contentious special session of the Hawaii Legislature has averted the latest crisis for Honolulu’s controversial light-rail project, enacting a $2.4-billion financial bridge that backers hope will carry construction of the planned 20-mile, $8-billion system to completion in 2025

TRUMPF’s ‘smart factory’ is a factory and showroom in one


TRUMPF, a German machine tool and laser manufacturer, recently opened its new “Smart Factory” in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The new space is both a factory and a showroom that turns high-tech machines and production processes into exhibition-like showpieces.

US Postpones Canadian Lumber Tariff Finding

ENR Construction

Chances may be improving for resolving a long-running trade dispute over pricing of Canadian softwood-lumber shipments to the U.S.

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