Mon.Jan 18, 2021

Role of air barriers in mitigating disease transmission

Construction Specifier

by Sarah K. Flock, CDT, AIA, and Andrew Dunlap, AIA, CDT, LEED AP, NCARB. Photo © BigStockPhoto.com. The COVID-19 pandemic has reintroduced the importance of infection control in the built environment.

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Komatsu iMC 2.0 Added to PC210-11 Excavator

Construction Equipment

Komatsu has updated the machine control system on its PC210LCi-11 excavator to iMC 2.0. The factory-integrated system is designed to minimize over-excavation and enable operators to dig straight to grade quickly and accurately. The technology is part of Komatsu’s suite of Smart Construction

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OSHA Announces 2021 Citation Penalty Increase

Construction Junkie

Ever since the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act was passed by Congress in 2015 , OSHA has been required to increase the maximum penalty they can assess businesses for violations.

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Owner Responsibility for Construction Waste Across AECOO Sector

Job Order Contracting

Owner responsibility for construction waste is clearly documented. Early and ongoing collaboration between teams working towards mutually defined and beneficial goals is a prerequisite for consistent achievement of maximum integration and utilization of available resources.

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

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

Our Infrastructure: Failure to Act

Constructech

Our infrastructure is failing. Period. How many times do we have to say, if we fail to act, we will ultimately pay the price? A recent presentation by Tom Smith, executive director, ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), punctuates the importance of this topic once again.

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The Newer the Home, the Less Operational Costs for Homeowners

Pro Builder

The Newer the Home, the Less Operational Costs for Homeowners. cbroderick. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:57. Homes built within the last decade cost homeowners less to maintain and operate than homes built in the 2000s, according to data from the American Housing Survey.

Seeking Advanced Intelligence

Constructech

I have a confession. I use Microsoft Excel to do my family’s personal budgeting and to track spending. It is partly because when I started tracking spending more than 10 years ago, personal finance apps didn’t really exist.

How BIM Helps General Contractors Win More Business

Construction Business Owner

How BIM Helps General Contractors Win More Business. Learn how this technology has rapidly become the key to success in today’s high-stakes industry. Greg Ragsdale. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 15:19. No industry in the world remains untouched by digital technology.

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Dodge Momentum Index Ends 2020 on High Note

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Dodge Momentum Index jumped 9.2% in December to 134.6 2000=100) from the revised November reading of 123.3.

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Biden's Stimulus Plan Includes Eviction Moratorium Extension

Pro Builder

Biden's Stimulus Plan Includes Eviction Moratorium Extension. cbroderick. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:01. President-elect Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan includes an extension of the national eviction moratorium until September.

Fermilab's Integrated Engineering Research Center Is ‘Future Flexible’

ENR Construction

First new building in 50 years at Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., is built for the future

Blockchain, AI and Infrastructure

Constructech

As the world confronts COVID-19 and its economic impact, many projects planned for 2020-2021 have been postponed, slowed, or cancelled. Even so, planning continues and work moves forward where possible.

Colorado’s Winter Heats Up With Red-Hot Market

Pro Builder

Colorado’s Winter Heats Up With Red-Hot Market. cbroderick. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 09:51. Colorado homebuyers faced slim pickings in December with only 9,000 properties up for sale—in a state of 5.8 million, reports the Denver Post.

Open Air Theater Cafe in Thailand

Natural Building

This bamboo construction has served as the setting for experimental music artists from all over the world at an annual festival in Thailand.

The Best and Worst States to Raise a Family in

Pro Builder

The Best and Worst States to Raise a Family in. cbroderick. Mon, 01/18/2021 - 10:14. WalletHub reviewed 52 different factors to determine the best and worst states to raise a family in, and one Northeast state placed first.

Natural Gas Gate Station Moved Ahead Despite COVID-19

ENR Construction

Grayslake Station already had a tight five-month construction schedule before the pandemic began

Industry News about Midwest construction

ENR Construction

Grayslake Station already had a tight five-month construction schedule before the pandemic began

Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Chicago

ENR Construction

Value of new construction contracts expected to increase 5% this year

Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Omaha

ENR Construction

Dodge data on projected 2021 construction starts in Omaha

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Midwest People: Updates About Construction Professionals for January 2021

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals in the Midwest

Midwest On the Scene: January 2021

ENR Construction

On Jan. 5, the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois hosted its virtual January dinner meeting on Zoom

Robert Halvorson’s Structural Legacy

ENR Construction

WSP’s global structures leader leaves behind a résumé of innovative buildings and young engineers he mentored as he enters semiretirement

Dept. of Energy’s Latest Lab Is ‘Future Flexible’

ENR Construction

First new building in 50 years at Fermilab in Batavia, Ill., is built for the future

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