Mon.Jun 22, 2020

Tech, stability may move Gen Z through the trades pipeline

Construction Dive

Coronavirus hasn't stopped contractors' recruitment efforts and in some ways is demonstrating the industry's growing technology use and its career opportunities

Ramsey Solutions’ Corporate Expansion Will Create 600 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

Ramsey Solutions will invest $52 million build a second office building, totaling nearly 192,000 square feet and six stories, on its corporate headquarters campus in Franklin, TN. Read: Ramsey Solutions’ Corporate Expansion Will Create 600 Jobs In Tennessee at

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House Democrats introduce $1.5T infrastructure bill

Construction Dive

The bill includes $500 billion in green measures at the same time construction industry groups have called for additional streamlining of environmental and permitting reviews

Alcorta Forging Group Investing $15M In Ohio Expansion

Business Facilities

The Spanish auto supplier's Marysville, OH location will be its first manufacturing operations and regional headquarters in the U.S., and will create 50 new jobs. . Read: Alcorta Forging Group Investing $15M In Ohio Expansion at

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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.

Green, yellow, red: How US airport construction projects are faring during the pandemic

Construction Dive

Construction Dive tracks work on some of the country’s biggest airports, which has accelerated, slowed or stopped during the coronavirus outbreak

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What is the Beam and Column Junction reinforcement details?

The Constructor

What is the Beam and Column Junction reinforcement details? The post What is the Beam and Column Junction reinforcement details? appeared first on


3 Ways Elevator Tech Is Going Up


Right now every building owner is trying to find ways to make their tenants feel safe as employees return to work—and tech companies and manufacturers are responding.

Are Smart Contracts the next Big Thing in Construction? [PDF]

The Constructor

The construction industry is infamous for delayed payments and payment-related disputes. The issues could be significantly reduced by taking. Digital tools

Businesses Develop ‘Low Carbon Concrete’

Construction Equipment

According to a 2018 report from Chatham House, over 4 billion metric tons of cement are produced annually. This, the policy institute said, accounts “for around eight percent of global CO2 emissions.” Because of this, efforts are being made to develop new techniques and processes to reduce the

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

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

Boldt creates an innovation task force to speed up safe opening of jobsites, 14 offices


APPLETON, Wis. - June 22, 2020 – When physical distancing put a wrench in the personalized give and take of building complicated structures, The Boldt Compoany relied on innovation and a creative use of technology to reopen its 14 national offices and dozens of jobsites

What’s Next: Prefab


Last week, I started a new blog series focused on uncovering what’s next for technology in construction. By know we all know that the result of the pandemic is going to have to be accelerating digital transformation.

7 choices for work environments that underscore the need to respond, not react


COVID-19 illuminates the world to many pitfalls in current workplace design. Issues of density, location and balance have been laid wide open for all to attack. That’s a good thing. But in the ensuing conversation, are emerging ideas actually more regressive


Is This Goodbye to Open Floor Plans?

Pro Builder

Is This Goodbye to Open Floor Plans? cbroderick. Mon, 06/22/2020 - 09:51. Open floor plans feel like an effortless dream, with little to no real walls restricting a home’s flow, but the pandemic is showing homebuyers a harsh reality.

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New Data Shows Signs of Construction Recovery, Need for Federal Assistance

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Buyers Desire More Food Storage, Tech in Homes

Pro Builder

Buyers Desire More Food Storage, Tech in Homes. cbroderick. Mon, 06/22/2020 - 09:16.

Crane Industry Services Expands Simulations

Construction Equipment

Crane Industry Services (CIS) has expanded it simulation training for cranes and earthmoving equipment. The training center worked with CM Labs to design a new simulation training and demo room that features a variety of portable and full-scale models with operator seats and controls. Simulation

Why are steel plates inserted inside the bearings in Elastomeric Bearings?

The Constructor

In the design of elastomeric bearings, why are steel plates inserted inside the bearings? The post Why are steel plates inserted inside the bearings

7 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 22, 2020


A new ULI report chronicles the depaving of America (BD+C) . Other research also shows that one in three Americans doesn’t have a park within a 10-minute walk from his or her home

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Las Vegas Kenworth Dealer Relocates to Larger Shop

Construction Equipment

Kenworth Sales Company-Las Vegas relocated its full-service dealership to a newly constructed facility that features a 27,500-square-foot service department with 26 service bays. The dealership offers two-hour truck diagnosis through Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLane, and has a 3,300-square-foot

Women at WIRC Podcast: Holly Slevcove, Episode 7

Pro Builder

Women at WIRC Podcast: Holly Slevcove, Episode 7. acebulski. Mon, 06/22/2020 - 09:21. Holly Slevcove shares how she jumpstarted her career in home building and gained strong woman mentor. Annie Cebulski. . Women at WIRC · Holly Slevcove | The New Home Company.

Beyond the pandemic: A long-term view of healthcare environments' 'new normal'


Working and Meeting from Home


With more companies limiting their onsite employees for prevention of COVID-19 outbreaks, WFH (working from home) has become common.

Demolition Has Finally Begun on Collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel

Construction Junkie

photo by Infrogmation of New Orleans , CC BY 2.0. In October of 2019, a Hard Rock Hotel that was under construction partially collapsed suddenly, killing 3 workers on site and injuring 30 others.


House Democrats Unveil Specifics for a Broad $1.5-Trillion Infrastructure Package

ENR Construction

Mega-bill would join $494-billion highway-transit-rail measure with tens of billions for water, airports, schools and other sectors

The first hallmark of sustainability: Put on a roof that lasts a long time

Construction Specifier

The first hallmark of sustainability: Put on a roof that lasts a long time. When a hailstorm and a tornado came to town on the same day, the University of Iowa’s Carver-Hawkeye Arena was confronted by a powerful competitor that damaged the 25-year-old PVC (vinyl) roof. Benchmark, Inc.,

Architectural Tools


All this working from home has made me rethink the tools that I need to effectively do my job. While we all have different roles and responsibilities, Andrew Hawkins, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, and I put together a few items that we just couldn't live without.

Revised Rule on Navigable Waters Takes Effect in 49 States

ENR Construction

A last minute request for a temporary injunction against the rule failed in California, but succeeded in Colorado

Collected And Connected


Companies buy insurance to protect their bottomline in case of accident or delays; insurance companies create systems to protect their bottomline from too many claims. By helping their clients, insurance firms help themselves as well.

Structure Tone Southwest Honored As ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2020 Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

ENR Texas & Louisiana has named Structure Tone Southwest (STSW) as its 2020 Contractor of the Year in recognition of its continued regional growth, expansive project portfolio and pursuit of innovation

New House infrastructure package will provide needed investments in aging infrastructure, support economic recovery, and create jobs


The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release today of a proposed House measure, known as The Moving Forward Act, that seeks to invest $1.5 trillion in infrastructure

What Is Classification of Bricks | Classification of Bricks Different Base 


What Is Classification of Bricks? Many types of brick available in the market. All bricks are a different purpose and different place used, so us classification bricks as below. Classification of Bricks Different Base . Based on Shape. Based on Quality. • Based on Their Using.

Shell House in Japan

Natural Building

Hidden among the trees in Nagano Prefecture, Japan is a small earthen house designed by Tono Mirai Architects. It combines traditional materials and techniques with contemporary design.