Wed.Feb 24, 2021

2021 won’t be a growth year for construction spending, says latest JLL forecast


Last year’s boon in single-family housing construction will have an impact on the availability and cost of building materials for nonresidential construction in 2021, which is expected to be a year of “decreasing work volume,” according to JLL’s latest Construction Forecast being released today

New Trimble Dimensions Spotlight Series for 2021

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Trimble's new quarterly series focuses on some of the biggest and most pressing issues in the construction ecosystem. Viewpoint News


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Shovel-Ready Sites: Certified And Ready To Go

Business Facilities

Precertified sites—A.K.A. shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process. Read: Shovel-Ready Sites: Certified And Ready To Go at

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The State of Electric Vehicles in Construction

Construction Business Owner

The State of Electric Vehicles in Construction. Alex Headley. Wed, 02/24/2021 - 07:30. Each year, we see exciting innovations move from conception to implementation on construction jobsites and in construction businesses.

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

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

Schneider Electric Partnership Gives Employees Workplace Flexibility

Business Facilities

Thousands of Schneider Electric employees across the U.S. will have access to Upflex’s network of more than 2,100 coworking spaces. Read: Schneider Electric Partnership Gives Employees Workplace Flexibility at

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[VIDEO] Crane Installs 170-Ton Steel Ring

Construction Equipment

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Co. construction crews used a Demag CC-8800 crane, the world’s fourth-largest crawler crane (according to Las Vegas Review-Journal), to lift a 170-ton steel compression ring into place. The assembled ring is the heaviest component for the construction of Las

Plumbing Valves and Types of Plumbing Valves


What is Valve? Plumbing valves are a device that controls, controls, or directs the flow of fluid by opening, closing, or by a partial obstruction. A sound bit complicated? Okay, let me make this easier.

Deere Extends SmartGrade Dozer Warranty

Construction Equipment

John Deere now offers an extended coverage package for its SmartGrade Dozers. Available on select models including the new 700L, 750L and 850L machines, the package features an extended three-year/5,000-hour powertrain and hydraulic warranty on all factory-built SmartGrade Dozers, as well as the

Skanska completes primary construction work on Nashville’s largest ever mixed-use project


Over the past four years, Nashville’s first convention center has been undergoing a transformation into Fifth + Broadway, a new mixed-use development comprising 2.2 million sf. The development represents the largest single phase mixed-use project in Nashville’s history

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Best Waterproof Work Jacket for Men and Women

Work Gearz

Yes, rain is all good and romantic. But not for those who like to get their work done no matter how lovely or adverse the weather conditions are. And rain is the last thing they want to stop them from working ferociously. So, do we have a solution? Well, that is what we are here for.

COVID-19 spurs need for specific building solutions


As the coronavirus stubbornly persists in many parts of the U.S., COVID-19-specific buildings and products have been popping up in response. Last January, Medline Industries, the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in the U.S.,

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What Are Design/Build Services?

Wolgast Corporation

Design/Build Construction is a project delivery method in which one forges a single contract with the owner to provide architectural/engineering design services and construction services.

Crane Collapses on Jobsite in Syracuse, NY, No Injuries Reported

Construction Junkie

image via the Syracuse Fire Department. On Tuesday morning, February 23, the Syracuse Fire Department responded to a call about a collapsed crane on a construction site near the university. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

Customer Need Drives New Performance Tiering Systems

Construction Equipment

Many OEMs today are responding to customers who seek options in affordability, performance, efficiencies, and comfort in their machines, with system classifications designed to help them select the right equipment. The new approach offers customers greater choice when it comes to features and

A Portable Passive Solar Tent for Cold Regions

Natural Building

Ladakhi engineer, educator and innovator, Sonam Wangchuk has developed the prototype of a unique solar-heated tent for Indian Army soldiers stationed in the cold and high-altitude climes of Ladakh.

AEM Elects Cat BCP Head to Construction Sector Board

Construction Equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Otto Breitschwerdt, a Caterpillar VP with responsibility for its Building Construction Products Division, to its construction equipment sector board. “I I am looking forward to working with Mr. Breitschwerdt as a member of our CE Sector

In Texas Power Outages, Clear Problems and No Easy Answers

ENR Construction

Power outages that left 4 million cold and in the dark had happened before, but markets and politics prevented changes

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Back to the Basics: Tips for Designing an Authentic Home

Pro Builder

Back to the Basics: Tips for Designing an Authentic Home. cbroderick. Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:39. Designers say authenticity sells when it comes to streetscapes and elevations, but how can a builder construct an authentic design?

Biden Seeks to Make More Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Small and Minority Businesses

ENR Construction

The emphasis in coming weeks will be applications for small and minority-owned businesses


Blockchain, AI and Infrastructure


As the world confronts COVID-19 and its economic impact, many projects planned for 2020-2021 have been postponed, slowed, or cancelled. Even so, planning continues and work moves forward where possible.

Two Utility Workers Killed in Downtown Boston Construction Accident

ENR Construction

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced via Twitter that city officials had “immediately suspended Atlantic Coast Utilities’ only other permitted worksite in Boston

Helping buildings weather the (economic) storm

Construction Specifier

All images courtesy Schneider Electric. by Jeremy McCullough. The word ‘resiliency’ is often used in discussions related to preparing for or dealing with the after-effects of a hurricane or a flood, but it is an important consideration when managing various other types of disasters, too.

Walker, Swinerton Partner on Predesigned, Preengineered Parking Garages

ENR Construction

Parking structures can often be an afterthought in larger projects, but the hidden costs of delays and design changes can upend an otherwise simple structure

Load Bearing Wall Construction | How to Tell If a Wall Is Load Bearing | Load Bearing Beam | Non-Load Bearing Wall | Non-Load Bearing Wall Framing


Load Bearing Wall Construction: Load Bearing Wall Construction was most widely used form of construction for large buildings from the 1700’s to the mid 1900’s. Load Bearing Wall Construction is rarely used today in large buildings, but smaller residential buildings are being built.

WSDOT Terminal Project Is a Ferry Complex Job

ENR Construction

Construction of a terminal in Washington state required navigating environmental contamination, unexpected site conditions and adherence to tribal agreements

Adaptive reuse project brings co-living space to Los Angeles’s Hancock Park


A new adaptive reuse project at 410 North Rossmore in Hancock Park is set to begin construction in July. . The project looks to adapt the 1930s era building by including the addition of five floors with studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and co-living apartments.

International Arbitration Experts Discuss the New LCIA Rules


Albee Bates and Zachary Torres-Fowler were quoted in a Q&A for Mealey’s International Arbitration Report titled, “International Arbitration Experts Discuss the New LCIA Rules.”

How to Navigate Appraisals Amid Volatile Building Material Prices

Pro Builder

How to Navigate Appraisals Amid Volatile Building Material Prices. cbroderick. Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:29. From softwood lumber to gypsum, builders are facing new highs in building material prices and new delays in shipments.

10 Different Types of Loads on Structures| What Are Structural Loads


Introduction of Structural Loads: Structural analysis is a salient feature of a design of buildings as structural loads can typically cause stress , deformation, and displacement which might result in structural failure. What Are Structural Loads?

Home Prices Jumped Double-Digits in December, Highest Pace Since 2013

Pro Builder

Home Prices Jumped Double-Digits in December, Highest Pace Since 2013. cbroderick. Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:34. Despite being known as the slowest month for the housing market, December home prices advanced 10.4% from 2019 to 2020.

Carper Aims for Committee Vote on Highway Bill by Memorial Day

ENR Construction

House committee chair DeFazio plans "transformative bill" that addresses climate change

Pandemic Gives Way to Record Rise in Multigenerational Living

Pro Builder

Pandemic Gives Way to Record Rise in Multigenerational Living. cbroderick. Wed, 02/24/2021 - 09:47. The share of multigenerational homebuyers advanced from 11% to 15% during the pandemic, pointing toward another trend resulting from the pandemic.