Mon.Oct 19, 2020

Hempcrete Vs Concrete | What Is Hempcrete | What Is Concrete

CivilJungle

What Is Hempcrete? Hempcrete is a bio-composite that is made from the inner wood core of the hemp plant and mixed with the lime and other natural materials. It is also known as hemp-concrete. Hemp is a plant that grown without any use of plant protection chemicals.

Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Business Facilities

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent. Read: Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Commonwealth Pier revitalization project begins construction in Boston’s Seaport

BD+C

CBT has recently announced construction has begun on the revitalization project for the Seaport World Trade Center on Commonwealth Pier in Boston’s Seaport.

Goya Foods Investing $80M In Texas Expansion

Business Facilities

Latin American food and condiment company Goya Foods will expand manufacturing and distribution capacity at its Brookshire, TX facility. Read: Goya Foods Investing $80M In Texas Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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.

Documents: UI Updates, Help Ops

Constructech

We have a worker shortage—in operations, in construction, it spans the gamut. Turning to technology will play a pivotal role moving forward. I have noted previously that we need to turn to technology to find productivity gains that didn’t exist before.

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Redefine Work: Motivate and Connect

Constructech

Here at Constructech , we have been talking about the worker of the future for years—well before the COVID-19 pandemic hit earlier this year. But the reality is COVID-19 has also disrupted the U.S.

Valle Wood is Norway’s largest commercial building made of solid timber

BD+C

Upon Valle Wood's completion, it became the largest commercial building of solid timber in Norway. Timber was selected due to its low carbon footprint and for providing a stable, energy-saving indoor climate.

How to Reshape Steel Toe Boots (6 Effective Ways)

Work Gearz

Have you ever felt frustrated while shopping for shoes or clothes and not finding the right one for yourself? I can understand, it is quite problematic, especially if you are attached with that particular item.

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: October 19, 2020

BD+C

Lower-cost metros continue to outperform pricey gateway markets, Yardi Matrix reports (Yardi Matrix). But year-over-year multifamily trendline remained negative at -0.3%, unchanged from July

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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.

Kenworth Launches First Battery-Electric Model

Construction Equipment

Kenworth has announced the launch of the Kenworth T680E, the company’s first-ever Class 8 battery-electric model. The zero-emission Kenworth T680E, now available for order from Kenworth dealers in the United States and Canada, will enter into production in 2021. The Kenworth T680E launch is an

Modern People Moving

Constructech

Bridges are common; they’ve been around for thousands of years. Airports have used moving walkways for decades. Now the two are being combined as thyssenkrupp Elevator provides surface-mounted, modular moving walks for longest pedestrian bridge in the U.S.

AI Scanner Tracks Work Progress

Construction Equipment

Buildots, a construction technology startup, is developing an image recognition system that monitors every detail of an ongoing construction project and flags delays or errors automatically. According to MIT Technology Review, it is already being used by two of the biggest building firms in Europe

NEXT Coalition chooses five pilot projects to fight COVID-19 on jobsites

BD+C

The NEXT Coalition, a group of four major contractors, has chosen five pilot projects to fight COVID-19 challenges on jobsites.

Equipment Confidence Eases in October

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's (ELFF) October 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry reported confidence in the equipment finance market is 55.0, easing from the September index of 56.5 and steady with pre-Covid index levels. When asked about the outlook

Flexible design helped the University of Kansas Strawberry Hill Behavioral Health Hospital adapt to the coronavirus

BD+C

Cummins Intros More Efficient Diesels for 2021

Construction Equipment

Cummins Inc. says its 2021-model heavy-truck diesels will deliver greater fuel economy and offer extended oil-drain intervals than current engines. In a virtual press conference on Oct. 13, executives also said mechanical improvements make the diesels quieter at idle and generally more efficient to

If Rates Are Low Why Are Home Prices Rising?

Pro Builder

If Rates Are Low Why Are Home Prices Rising? mbeirne. Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:32. Homebuyers counting on a coronavirus discount never saw one as selling prices rose by double-digit rates. .

Lower-cost metros continue to outperform pricey gateway markets, Yardi Matrix reports

BD+C

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MidAtlantic Project of the Year: Capitol Crossing Restores D.C.’s Historic Grid

ENR Construction

The Capitol Crossing Highway, Deck, Bridge and Garage project restores Pierre L’Enfant’s original 1791 master plan for the capital city

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Going virtual

BD+C

The fourth quarter of the year is usually the time when architects review how many CEU credits they have, and how many more they need to fulfill their requirements for the year. Tradeshows and conferences are typically popular avenues where architects go to get their credits, and for good reason.

The Burbs Are Changing

Pro Builder

The Burbs Are Changing. mbeirne. Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:37. Think suburb and the images conjured probably would be long driveways, spacious lawns, no sidewalks, and locations that call for long car rides to the big box mall.

Supreme Court Will Hear Border Wall Fund Dispute, Won't Halt Work Now

ENR Construction

High court review of challenged $3.6B in milcon funding for barriers could take until mid 2021; election outcome will become key

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Remote Workers Expect to Be Remote Even With a Vaccine

Pro Builder

Remote Workers Expect to Be Remote Even With a Vaccine. mbeirne. Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:43.

ENR MidAtlantic Project of the Year: Capitol Crossing Restores D.C.’s Historic Grid

ENR Construction

The $263.3-million highway, deck, bridge and garage project restores Pierre L’Enfant’s original 1791 master plan for the capital city

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Gen Z Is Buying in these 10 Cities

Pro Builder

Gen Z Is Buying in these 10 Cities. mbeirne. Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:46. Salt Lake City, Utah is a magnet for Gen Z home buyers, the population group born after 1996.

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August Was Robust for Single-Family Permits

Pro Builder

August Was Robust for Single-Family Permits. mbeirne. Mon, 10/19/2020 - 12:49. Single-family permits during the first eight months of the year rose 6.9% with most of the gains posted in the Midwest, South, and West regions.