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How to Work Plaster Calculator | What Is Plaster Calculation | How to Plaster Calculation for Wall


How to Work Plaster Calculator. as per blow method how to (Plastering Material Calculation) work plaster calculator work. Step – 1. Select unit like Meter or Feet as per required. Step – 2. After select unit then working area of brick masonry fill in below blank (Lenght x Width). Step – 3. After filling Unit , length, width then fill plaster thickness. Step – 4. Cement ratio select as per required for construction ( Mortar Ratio for Plastering ). Step – 5.

[VIDEO] Roads Paved Using Recycled Plastic

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A California company has devised a process that integrates recycled plastic into road repaving, an innovation that could revolutionize the industry while yielding environmental benefits. Sean Weaver, president of TechniSoil Industrial in the northern California city of Redding, says the polymer

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Renewing the healing role of public parks


Disease prevention has had a large impact on public space planning and design throughout history. Typhoid, smallpox and cholera epidemics in the 1800s brought forth the sanitary movement creating municipal sewer systems, indoor plumbing and wider, straighter streets that changed the way much of the world lives. The iconic, tree-lined allees of Paris and New York’s Central Park both sought to bring sunlight and fresh air into the city to combat infectious disease

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Lessons learned in masonry: Presenting 10 useful tips from the field

Construction Specifier

by David Sovinski. Images courtesy IMI. Each project is unique, but there are some common mistakes, problems, and inefficiencies that occur on a regular basis, affecting the cost, schedule, or performance of building enclosures. Understanding material qualities and resultant performance is the core of good masonry construction.

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 Plan Green Hospital Construction?

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Green hospital construction includes the implementation of specific tools and processes for the construction and operation of a hospital in an. How To Guide

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Dakota Access Pipeline to Continue Operation

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A federal appeals court reversed a judge’s order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep the oil flowing, saying a lower-court judge “did not make

These Builders Are Delivering the Clean Home Tech Buyers Want

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These Builders Are Delivering the Clean Home Tech Buyers Want. cbroderick. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 09:37. Sales for new technology aimed at sanitizing interior living spaces have seen jumps since the pandemic began, says a CNBC report, clearly indicating that buyers not only want "clean home tech," but also are willing to pay for it. Vital Vio, a company specializing in antimicrobial LED lighting, says inquiries for their products have increased 40-fold during the pandemic.

What kind of cement would you use for completing the project with less budget and without compromising on the quality?

The Constructor

What kind of cement would you use for completing the project with less budget and without compromising on the quality? The post What kind of cement

2 Upcoming Safety Awareness Events to Encourage a Safer Jobsite

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courtesy of Construction Safety Week. OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week is currently underway and, if you’re like me and you missed it, there are 2 more upcoming safety awareness weeks that you can get your company involved with. OSHA’s next safety week will specifically tackle preventing falls in construction, which is the leading cause of jobsite fatalities.


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.

What is the life span of the Statue of Unity?

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What is the life span of the Statue of Unity? The post What is the life span of the Statue of Unity? appeared first on The Constructor


#92:  Lost Profits and Waivers of Consequential Damages

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In the law of contracts, damages suffered by the nonbreaching party may be either “direct” (loss of the benefit of the bargain, measured by the cost of remedying the deficient performance) or “consequential” (other reasonably foreseeable harm caused by the breach). Normally both types of damages, if adequately proven, are recoverable in a lawsuit by the nonbreaching party.

What was the percapita water consumption of India in 2019?

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What was the actual percapita water consumption of India in 2019? The post What was the percapita water consumption of India in 2019? appeared first


Good Trouble—Necessary for Home Builders, Too

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Good Trouble—Necessary for Home Builders, Too. ibush. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 21:33. Using the life’s work of civil rights titan John Lewis as inspiration. Scott Sedam, Contributing Editor. Representative, renowned civil rights leader, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient John Lewis died on July 17.

The largest single sloped solar array in the country completes


Mill 19, a nearly quarter-mile-long structure built at Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green, a former brownfield site, is now home to the largest single sloped solar array in the United States

Energy Dept. Puts Hold on $13B Hanford Site Nuke Waste Cleanup Award

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Agency cites procurement 'correction' in stalled Fluor-BWXT waste tank contract but is mum on whether or when multi-year award will be made; move extends former AECOM unit's reach

Auditing airtightness: The 101 on blower door tests



Union Specialty Contractors Urged To Seek Additional Pay for Pandemic Costs

ENR Construction

The case for change orders is framed as a matter of fairness based on new contractor group research

Registration for Virtual Viewpoint Collaborate Conference Now Open!

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Free, two-day conference open to all construction industry professionals in easy-to-access online environment. Events

US Energy Dept. Suspends $13B Hanford Nuke Waste Cleanup Award

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DOE cites 'correction' in stalled Fluor-BWXT waste tank contract but is mum on details; move extends former AECOM unit's reach

How to Take Care of Leather Work Boots (Step By Step)

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It’s a bright Monday morning and you are all set to go to work and suddenly notice that your leather work boots are all cracked and faded. Needless to say, you feel upset and start bashing yourself for investing in an expensive pair. So, what’s the lesson here? You need to take care of your precious leather boots! It’s recommended you start taking care of your leather boots since the new purchase by cleaning, conditioning and waterproofing the new pair.

New VA care center showcases the agency’s P3 approach to financing healthcare facilities


The 160,000-sf, three-story VA Ambulatory Care Center opened in Omaha, Neb., on August 3. This is the first of five pilot projects authorized to be built under the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed for Veterans Act, otherwise known as CHIP IN, which became law in 2016 and allows the cash-strapped U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to use private investments to fund construction and real estate purchases

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Fostering the Future of Green Building

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Fostering the Future of Green Building. cbroderick. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 09:50. If the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Solar Decathlon is any indication, the next generation of green builders and designers looks bright. and you can help foster their development. The Solar Decathlon tasks collegiate teams with 10 contests focused on designing and building high-performance buildings that run on renewable energy.


7 Best Lineman Boots to Work Safely

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Being a lineman is not an easy job! You need to climb tall telephone poles in all weather and the most important thing you need is to be holding onto your grip of feet on any terrain. . There are a couple of other things too which you need to be careful about being a lineman and they are: handling electricity, placing your feet on slippery or watery surfaces, and ankle support.

Urban-Suburban Market Report: Suburbs, Cities Are Experiencing Similar Activity

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Urban-Suburban Market Report: Suburbs, Cities Are Experiencing Similar Activity. cbroderick. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 09:58. Are urbanites really fleeing in droves toward the suburbs? Though anecdotal evidence may point toward that trend, Zillow’s 2020 Urban-Suburban Market Report begs to differ. Zillow found that overall, suburban markets have not strengthened exponentially compared to urban markets.

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: August 13, 2020


Apple Central World welcomes first visitors in Bangkok (BD+C). The building itself comprises an 80-foot diameter two-story glass drum that features a conical support with a concave vertical surface that stands on its apex. The central support is clad in timber formed of 1,461 European white oak profiles. The oak timber is split into individual lamellas and bonded onto a spruce core for stability

These Metros Have An Abundance of Affordable Homes

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These Metros Have An Abundance of Affordable Homes. cbroderick. Thu, 08/13/2020 - 10:06. Despite low mortgage rates, buyers looking for affordable housing face limited options, many experiencing all-out bidding wars for homes amid historically low inventories. But identified three markets where buyers have more plentiful options of affordable housing. All are all in the Southeast U.S., with median home prices between $265,000 and $350,000.

COVID-19 reboot guide offers strategies for reopening K-12 schools


COVID-19 Campus Reboot Guide provides advice on how to optimize space to promote social distancing, methods to increase cleanliness, and how to repurpose larger spaces for instruction. The guide includes diagrams that describe how to revamp spaces to make them safer for the return of students


Some useful tips to measure loads on column, beam and slab

Construction Cost Estimating

In order to work out the total load on columns, Beam and Slab , there should be clear ideas on the types of loads enforcing on the column. Different Loads operating on Column: 1) Column Self Weight X Number of floors 2) Beams Self Weight per running meter 3) Load of walls per running meter 4) Total load on Slab (Dead load + Live load + Self weight) Apart from above loading, the columns are also susceptible to bending moments which should be taken into consideration in the final design.


Construction Economics for August 17, 2020

ENR Construction

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at

Infrastructure Gets a Boost


Environmental rules have been a cornerstone of government for decades. Protecting people from water, air, and ground pollution is a priority for local and state governments and, until recently, for the federal government as well. However, the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic impact have caused a reexamination of many rules that, the administration believer, are holding back recovery. One of those is the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act).

Balfour Beatty Reports Loss Amid UK Recession

ENR Construction

Loss is contractor's first in four years, with COVID-19 impacts also causing construction output drop of 35% this year and 20% decrease in economic activity

Energy Dept. Puts Hold on $13B Hanford Site Nuke Waste Cleanup Award

ENR Construction

Agency cites 'correction' in stalled Fluor-BWXT waste tank contract but is mum on whether or when multi-year award will happen; move extends former AECOM unit's reach