Wed.May 22, 2019

Carpooling: A Terrible Idea For Teens

FDR Safety

Carpooling- a concept that makes all the sense in the world for a number of reasons. It saves you money; 4 people splitting a tank gas a lot cheaper than 1 person. It helps the environment; 1 car’s emissions harming the atmosphere is a lot better than 4 cars worth. It reduces traffic; less cars on the road typically means less stress. In most circumstances is hard to deny the positives of carpooling. For some of us, carpooling should be our greatest fear.

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Autodesk machine learning tool ranks jobsite risks

Construction Dive

Construction IQ algorithms pore through thousands of safety and quality issues to steer project leads and executives toward those that are most urgent

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Advanced Design Solutions Creating 180 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The Canadian auto supplier will invest $10 million in Lawrenceburg, TN: the location was selected for its proximity to OEMs. Read: Advanced Design Solutions Creating 180 Jobs In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Robots tie rebar at startup Toggle

Construction Dive

The automated system could boost productivity and halve labor costs, says the firm, which is engaged on large-scale New York City civil infrastructure projects

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

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

New Mexico: Development As A Recreational Activity

Business Facilities

New Mexico is moving to create a new Division of Outdoor Recreation, a unit the governor says will boost economic development. Read: New Mexico: Development As A Recreational Activity at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Slight rebound for architecture billings in April

BD+C

Following a sizable decrease in demand for design services in March, the April Architecture Billings Index (ABI) climbed back into positive territory according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA

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DHS sounds alarm about Chinese-made drones stealing data

Construction Dive

Drone maker DJI has been under heavy scrutiny since the agency warned that information collected by Chinese products could be exploited

Points to Remember for Mortar in Brickwork Construction

The Constructor

Various grades of mortar such as M1, M2 etc. are used in brickwork construction. Lime mortar and cement mortar are two types of mortar generally used. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide How To Guide

Why safety in construction won't change until we change the way we position it

Construction Dive

If we want to reduce risks, we need to rethink safety’s position in construction companies

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Foster + Partners converts historic D.C. library into an Apple store

BD+C

Some may view the conversion of a historic Washington, D.C. library into an Apple store as a sign of the end of times; exchanging knowledge for shiny new Apple products. But in reality, it isn’t quite that bad

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Delays mount at Denver airport over ongoing concrete concerns

Construction Dive

Estimated delays have climbed from 10 months to 20 months since JV contractor Great Hall Partners discovered weak concrete in December

Why Safety Technology Could be Defeating its Purpose & How Operators Can Help

Construction Business Owner

Topics like telematics, hybrid-powered equipment, electric power and autonomous operation usually get all of the attention and glory, but the safe operation of machinery has been, and continues to be, the top priority for equipment manufacturers

Shell eyes $1.2B plant expansion in Louisiana

Construction Dive

The energy giant could approve construction on the Ascension Parish chemicals facility next year, its latest in a string of massive investments in the state

4 Types of Septic Tank Materials

The Constructor

Septic tank is a tank which collects sewage and treats it by bacterial decomposition. It is generally located underground. For a better septic. Building Technology Guide Environmental Engg Septic tank sewage

USPS to Test Self-Driving Trucks

Construction Equipment

Self-driving vehicle startup TuSimple has paired with the U.S. Postal Service in testing self-driving trucks on a mail run over 1,000 miles long between Phoenix and Dallas. This is the post office’s first use of technology for long hauls, The Wall Street Journal reports. The two-week trial pilot

Filter Dialog and Reading a Long Filter Name

Revit OpEd

Dialog stretchiness has been an ongoing long standing user wish for all dialogs. Daniel wrote to me hoping that I'd echo his complaint about the Filter dialog. Yes you can stretch it but the frames remain less so.

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waikoloa lutheran church

Fins Architecture

Waikoloa Lutheran Church is currently in the concept and fundraising stage. The design is inspired by the arrangement of town plazas where the focal is the sanctuary. Auxiliary buildings surround a covered area and also function as windbreak.

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PyPile- a pile analysis software program

Construction Cost Estimating

PyPile is a free sidelong pile analysis software program which is based on p-y curves and used for pile bending, bending moment and shear force analyzing with different load cases. About Software: PyPile is developed by Yong Technology and the latest version is 0.6.3

kawaihae replacement beach

Fins Architecture

This is currently a concept project to educate the local users to the potential lost of Coral Flat or LSD beach at Kawaihae Harbor as planned in the statewide harbors expansion plan 2035. Please visit here for more detail.

Shapiro & Duncan Prefab Facility - A Beacon for Better Production

Contractor Magazine

Landover, Md. Industry leading mechanical contractor Shapiro & Duncan is making waves with several projects and initiatives in its prefabrication facility that will enhance the company’s capabilities, which includes multi-trade prefab work.

Virgin Trains to Construct Rail Between Orlando and SF

Construction Equipment

Virgin Trains USA has started construction on tracks between West Palm Beach and Orlando International Airport. The company will begin the expansion with the installation of three miles of track, signals, and related infrastructure, and the development of 70 acres for a maintenance shop, according

Robins & Morton Named 2019 Southeast Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

The Alabama-based health-care specialist has kept more than busy with the Southeast's booming construction market

Mike Rowe Touts 811 Initiative

Construction Equipment

Mike Rowe, known for the TV series Dirty Jobs and Deadliest Catch, is joining the National Excavator Initiative to increase recognition and use of the 811 “call before you dig” number by highlighting the importance of protecting both our critical infrastructure and those digging around it. Through

$1.7 Billion Houston Drinking Water Goes Big to Address Subsidence, Growth

ENR Construction

To counter subsidence and population growth, Houston is building one of the world’s largest drinking water plants and laying miles of pipe

Why It's Time to Update Your Jobsite Crew's SOS Devices

Construction Business Owner

Knowing where employees are in the field can be a priceless tool in the face of an emergency. If a large-scale accident occurs at a jobsite, a manager can easily "check-in” on the locations of employees carrying SOS or panic buttons. Stay up to date on new tech for panic buttons and how the move from 3G to 4G and 5G could affect your safety tech

Houston Drinking Water Plant Addresses Subsidence, Growth

ENR Construction

To counter subsidence and population growth, Houston is building one of the world’s largest drinking water plants and laying miles of pipe

Bobcat UV34 Compact Utility Vehicle

Construction Equipment

The UV34 compact utility vehicle has a 23.5-horsepower diesel engine. It has a payload of 1,900 pounds and seats an operator and two passengers. The UV34XL has a payload of 2,075 pounds, with room for five passengers. The cargo box holds 1,250 pounds. The chassis has improved ground clearance and

Ten Minutes With Cathy Orquiola: Championing Diversity as PCL’s First Female VP

ENR Construction

PCL’s buildings group leader in Southern California champions diversity and seeks to add more women to leadership roles in construction

Why Safety Technology Could be Defeating its Purpose & How Operators Can Help

Construction Business Owner

Topics like telematics, hybrid-powered equipment, electric power and autonomous operation usually get all of the attention and glory, but the safe operation of machinery has been, and continues to be, the top priority for equipment manufacturers

Colin Powell, Youth Advocate, Praises ACE Program Promise

ENR Construction

The surprise guest speaker at the ACE Mentor Program’s 25th Anniversary Celebration May 14 was retired Gen. Colin L. Powell

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Why It's Time to Update Your Jobsite Crew's SOS Devices

Construction Business Owner

Knowing where employees are in the field can be a priceless tool in the face of an emergency. If a large-scale accident occurs at a jobsite, a manager can easily "check-in” on the locations of employees carrying SOS or panic buttons. Stay up to date on new tech for panic buttons and how the move from 3G to 4G and 5G could affect your safety tech

Photos from Adirondack Drone

ENR Construction

New photos of the Lake Champlain Bridge

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At World Built Environment Forum, Promises and Perils of Transportation Technology

ENR Construction

Transportation infrastructure will need technology to help meet the needs of a growing urban population, and political will to fuel major projects and investor confidence