Wed.Dec 05, 2018

The Best Construction Gifts for the Kids on Your List

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What is a Reinforcing Bar Used For?

Construction Marketing Blog

Concrete is a popular building material that’s often preferred for its sturdiness. During construction, reinforcing bars, or reo bars, are added to offer tensile strength, allowing the concrete to bond more effectively.

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How industry drone leaders scaled their programs

Construction Dive

Drone experts at Skanska USA and PCL Construction outline the steps their firms took from early adoption to enterprise expansion

The Problem With OSHA Record Keeping

FDR Safety

OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed.

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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.

How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

The Constructor

A chamfer edge on a concrete is a sloped or angled corner made for improving the aesthetical appearance, safety and easily removal of formwork of. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Technology Formwork/Shuttering How To Guide

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ABC predicts construction sector will remain strong in 2019

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Florida Power & Light's $888M plant designed for sea rise

Construction Dive

Anticipating an up to 26-inch rise, the utility company will demolish its natural gas power plant and rebuild key components more than 11 feet above sea level

The Problem With OSHA Recording Keeping

FDR Safety

OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed. The cry for leading indicators has been going on for many years but we still benchmark and worry over the OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates.

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AECOM proposes 2 Twin Cities residential projects

Construction Dive

The contractor is working toward a final development agreement for the Bluff project in St. Paul and is the reported front-runner for a Minneapolis condo

PC Construction Recognized with Awards by AGC and ENR

PC Construction Blog

Last night, PC Construction proudly accepted a Best Builders Award for the Ben & Jerry’s Project Extra Chunk expansion in St. Albans, Vermont. The award was presented by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont for. All Awards Manufacturing & Industrial

Efflorescence on Concrete – Causes, Prevention and Removal

The Constructor

Efflorescence in concrete is a whitish coloured powdered deposition of salts on the concrete surface that is formed due to evaporation of water from. Concrete Admixtures Guide Concrete Crack Repair Concrete Technology Concrete Work Procedure Geotechnical Engineering How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Safety Guide Tests on Concrete Work Procedures

Harvard debuts HouseZero as a possible response to making existing buildings more efficient

BD+C

The Harvard Center for Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) has completed the retrofitting of its 4,600-sf headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.,

Georgia To Create New Inland Port

Business Facilities

The Northeast Georgia Inland Port will serve the fast-growing Gainesville region. Read: Georgia To Create New Inland Port at BusinessFacilities.com. Automotive Daily News Featured Georgia Ports & Free Trade Zones Public-Private Partnerships Transportation & Infrastructure cargo handling Economic Development Gainesville Georgia Department of Economic Development Georgia Ports Authority inland terminal Network Georgia Nortfolk Southern Port of Savannah

Apartment community connects friends and neighbors through indoor-outdoor amenities

BD+C

The division between indoor and outdoor spaces continues to blur, with operable glass walls and wide French doors bringing the outdoors into indoor spaces. No longer is the back yard only for single-family developments. .

Drones Give Inspectors a Closer Look at Bridges

ENR Construction

Drones provide unprecedented access and new techniques allow extensive analysis, but final decisions still call for a trained human eye

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Musk's Boring Co. switches Los Angeles tunnel focus to Dodgers stadium

Construction Dive

The tunneling firm reportedly has abandoned plans for a high-speed transit tunnel in Westside in favor of one that will serve the MLB park

Climate Assessment Calls for More Adaptation to Prevent Billions in Losses

ENR Construction

National Climate Assessment says infrastructure must be made more resilient to floods, fires and temperature

Alaska Gas Line to Begin Construction in 2020

Construction Equipment

Alaska’s anticipated natural gas line is on track to begin construction by 2020. According to an article in The Cordova Times, written by Alaska Governor Bill Walker, there is no other project that comes as close to addressing the immediate and long-term needs of Alaska as quickly as the gas line

Best Renovation/Restoration: South Street Landing

ENR Construction

To create a shared higher education and health research facility for three different Rhode Island schools, the former Narragansett Electric Power Station was renovated to house the new Rhode Island Nursing Education Center

GenieBelt in BIM World Munich: Our impressions!

Geniebelt

BIM World Munich took place last week (26-27 November), and GenieBelt was very proud to be an active part of it. The event was held in ICM Munich and attracted a lot of attention from the BIM community. More specifically, it is estimated that more than 4000 people attended BIM World Munich.

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Award of Merit Manufacturing: Ben & Jerry's Project Extra Chunk (BP01)

ENR Construction

This $80-million fast-track expansion of a 20-year-old building was completed in 11 months, allowing the ice cream facility to increase production by up to 44

Illinois: Renewing The Midwest

Business Facilities

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is attracting a number of renewable energy companies looking to reap the benefits of the legislation. Read: Illinois: Renewing The Midwest at BusinessFacilities.com.

Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration and Excellence in Safety Best Project: Harvard University Gore Hall Complex

ENR Construction

Managing the volume and complexity of this construction management at-risk project safely in 14 months involved several challenging components, including renovating a 106-year-old, 93,950-sq-ft neo-Georgian residence hall and constructing the five-story cast-in-place Beren Hall addition

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How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

The Constructor

A chamfer edge on a concrete is a sloped or angled corner made for improving the aesthetical appearance, safety and easy removal of formwork of. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Technology Formwork/Shuttering How To Guide

Anchorage Building Codes Credited for Limited Damage After Quakes

ENR Construction

The magnitudes 7.0 and 5.7 earthquake that struck Anchorage, Alaska, on Nov.

The role of Viscosity Modifying Admixture (VMA) in Concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

Viscosity Modifying admixtures or VMAs belong to the admixtures which are applied to modify various properties of fresh concrete ranging from viscosity, workableness, cohesiveness etc. The functionality and uses of VMA for several types of concrete are given below.

New App Seeks to Reduce Jobsite Paperwork Headaches

ENR Construction

General contractors and specialty trades often struggle to manage time cards and productivity logs

In praise of motor scrapers

Digger Blog

You don’t see so many motor scrapers around these days, but there are still some at work. You don’t see so many motor scrapers around these days, but there are still some at work. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Trimble Talks Constructibility After High-Profile Acquisitions

ENR Construction

Coming off of big-ticket purchases of construction software firms eBuilder and Viewpoint earlier this year, Trimble has rolled out a broader vision of how the constructible model can be maintained across a project’s lifespan

Digital Deals: PlanGrid and Autodesk expand integration 'ecosystems' and more

Construction Dive

A platform that finds the most cost-effective way to meet energy requirements is drawing funds and Delair expands its drone software offering with Airware acquisition

Urban Flooding Called Nation’s Great ‘Hidden Challenge’ in New Report

ENR Construction

Urban flooding is a “hidden” problem that is affecting large and small communities and will only get worse as the population grows, infrastructure ages, and extreme weather events become more common, according to a new study

Paul Miller, President of The Mill-Rose Company, Dies at 72

Contractor Magazine

CLEVELAND, OH -- It is with a sense of profound loss and tragedy that the passing of Paul Miller, President of The Mill-Rose Company, is announced. Miller died at his home in Highland Heights, Ohio on Tuesday morning, December 4th. He was 72 years ol

Award of Merit Office/Retail Mixed-Use Developments: The Exchange at 100 Federal Street

ENR Construction

Constructing this geometric structure in a constrained urban area posed multiple challenges for the project team