Fri.Nov 20, 2020

A Contractor's Guide To Dealing With Customers Who Refuse To Pay

Contractor Bookkeeping

All construction contractors have experienced bad debt's financial pain, which is defined as a customer who refuses to pay no matter what you do. I've been there before, and it will probably happen again in the future.

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How to Construct a Bored Pile Foundation?

The Constructor

Bored pile foundation or drilled shaft foundation is a commonly used foundation for supporting heavy vertical loads. It transfers the load to the. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Pile Foundation

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$590M Loan Will Help ApiJect Make Vaccine Devices In North Carolina

Business Facilities

In response to COVID-19, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will loan the company $590 million to build a facility in Research Triangle Park. Read: $590M Loan Will Help ApiJect Make Vaccine Devices In North Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

Minimum and Maximum Reinforcement Ratio in Different Reinforced Concrete Members

The Constructor

The minimum reinforcement ratio is the lowest possible quantity of steel that should be embedded in structural concrete elements to prevent premature. Beam Design Foundation Design Shear Walls Slab Design Structural Design Structural Engineering

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

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

Ferrero Investing $75M In Illinois Expansion

Business Facilities

Ferrero will establish its first North American Chocolate Manufacturing Center at its facility in Bloomington, IL, creating approximately 50 new jobs. Read: Ferrero Investing $75M In Illinois Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Robots Invade the Const. Site

Construction Equipment

Canvas, a company that has built a robot using artificial intelligence that’s capable of drywalling, has almost as much artistry as a skilled human worker according to an article in Wired. The robot has been deployed at several construction sites in recent months, including the new Harvey Milk

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Minimum and Maximum Reinforcement Ratio in Different Reinforced Concrete Members

The Constructor

The minimum reinforcement ratio is the lowest possible quantity of steel that should be embedded in structural concrete elements to prevent premature. Building Technology Guide Reinforcement Guide

CNH Industrial Appoints New CEO

Construction Equipment

CNH Industrial announces the appointment of Scott W. Wine as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 4, 2021. Wine joins the company from Polaris Inc., where he was, since 2008, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman and CEO since 2013. Prior to joining Polaris, Scott Wine held executive

Minimum and Maximum Reinforcement Ratio in Different Reinforced Concrete Members

The Constructor

The minimum reinforcement ratio is the lowest possible quantity of steel that should be embedded in structural concrete elements to prevent premature. Others

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.

The Weekly show: SPIRE smart building rating system, and pickleball court design tips

BD+C

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Corning Optical Communications, Laykold Sports Surfaces, and UL about: . Designing Pickleball courts for multifamily projects . • The world's first smart buildings rating system. . WATCH THE SEGMENTS ON DEMAND BELOW.

Coating for sustainability

Construction Specifier

All images courtesy Tnemec Company, Inc. by Jennifer Gleisberg, CSI, CDT. When the project team decided to go green during construction, high-performance coatings might not be the first thing on their minds, but maybe they should be.

Why precast concrete is an appealing choice for student housing

BD+C

When it comes to designing and building new student housing, speed is typically of the essence as colleges and universities are eager to get those beds online as quickly as possible.

Disaster Recovery through Job Order Contracting

Pro Builder

Disaster Recovery through Job Order Contracting. rbinsacca. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 14:42. When disaster strikes your community, job order contracting is a reliable, efficient way to fund rebuilding efforts. Sudersan Vassen. Wildfires on the West Coast. Hurricanes in the Southeast.

Top 10 Bathroom Fittings & Sanitary Brands India

CivilJungle

Top 20 Bathroom Fittings Companies Name. Sr.No. Bathroom Fittings Companies. Companies Name. Jaquar. Jaquar & Company Private Limited. Kohler. Kohler Co. Roca Bathrooms. Roca Bathrooms. Hindware. Hindustan Twyfords Ltd. Johnson bathroom. Johnson Limited. American standard.

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The Good Work of Good Earth Global

Natural Building

A recent newsletter from Good Earth Global features some good news about earthbag projects that they have completed in Nepal. Owen Geiger used to do quite a bit to help them with training and logistics.

Populous survey shows travelers are ready to return to the airport, with proper protection

BD+C

Global design firm Populous, with Qualtrics, has released the results of a national survey that can help owners and operators of airports understand how COVID-19 has influenced passengers’ expectations and fears during travel. .

Sales of Existing Homes Surge in October

Pro Builder

Sales of Existing Homes Surge in October. cbroderick. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 08:59. Existing home sales surpassed expectations last month, advancing 4.3% compared with September. This brings the year-over-year growth to 26.6% on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 6.85 million units, reports CNBC.

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5-Year, $3.7-Billion Chicago Capital Projects Plan Clears Finance Committee, Headed for Council Vote

ENR Construction

The city of Chicago's new five-year capital plan calls for road, sewer and Lake Michigan and Chicago river work, but requires $1.4 billion in new borrowing for the first two years alone

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October Existing Home Sales Outgrow September Sales

Pro Builder

October Existing Home Sales Outgrow September Sales. cbroderick. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 08:59. Existing home sales surpassed expectations last month, advancing 4.3% compared with September. This brings the year-over-year growth to 26.6% on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 6.85

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Seattle Mayor Selects Repair, Not Replace, for West Seattle Bridge

ENR Construction

Seattle announced a decision to repair, not replace, the West Seattle Bridge's cracked span to reopen to traffic in 2022

Could Every U.S. Home Be Retrofitted to Zero-Energy?

Pro Builder

Could Every U.S. Home Be Retrofitted to Zero-Energy? cbroderick. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 09:07. The average American home still runs on fossil fuels, but one report has found a feasible plan to transform each home into a zero-energy one. The catch? Upfront cash has to come from the government.

Changes Coming Atop Key Senate Committee in 2021

ENR Construction

If GOP holds Senate, speculation centers on Capito of W. as new chair; if Democrats take over, Delaware's Carper will be chair

Cities Where Buyers Can Afford the Most and Least

Pro Builder

Cities Where Buyers Can Afford the Most and Least. cbroderick. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 09:15. Housing affordability continues to be an issue for many Americans. Nearly 67% of Americans are bunkered down by at least one non-mortgage debt.

Constructech Announces the 2020 Constructech Vision Awards Winners

Constructech

Contact: Laura Black. Editor-At-Large. lblack@specialtypub.com. Naperville, Ill. November 20, 2020 — The construction industry has adopted new methods and leveraged technology to forge ahead in a new working world. Constructech announced the 2020 Vision Awards winners, which have recognized a challenge that exists in the industry and solved it using innovative solutions, at a virtual celebration held on November 13.

Townhouse Construction Starts Slump During Third Quarter

Pro Builder

Townhouse Construction Starts Slump During Third Quarter. cbroderick. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 09:20. Medium-density housing lags behind, with townhouse construction starts dropping 3% year over year in the third quarter of 2020.

Senate EPW Chair Barrasso to Be Top Energy Committee Republican

ENR Construction

If GOP holds Senate, speculation centers on Capito as new chair. If Democrats take over, Carper will be chair

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Dilemma Over Competing Ideas Pushes Back Start of Big Boston Highway Project

ENR Construction

An agonizing civic decision must be made over whether to rebuild in the air or at grade

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Changes Coming Atop Key Senate Committee in 2021

ENR Construction

If GOP holds Senate, speculation centers on Capito of W. as new chair; if Democrats take over, Delaware's Carper will be chair

Senate EPW Chair John Barrasso to Be Top Energy Committee Republican

ENR Construction

If GOP holds Senate, speculation centers on Shelley Capito of W. as new chair; if Democrats take over, Delaware's Tom Carper will be chair