Tue.Mar 24, 2020

How the Cloud Data Revolution is Transforming Construction in the Heavy Highway Space

Surveyor

How heavy highway contractors are turning to advanced data to drive smarter, more productive projects. Construction Technology/News

Coronavirus FAQs | FDRsafety

FDR Safety

During this trying time many employers will have to continue to operate to provide essential services to the public. We have put together a frequently asked questions fact sheet to help assist you through the days ahead.

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Shut down all nonessential jobsites to protect construction workers from COVID-19: A superintendent's perspective

Construction Dive

By continuing construction on sites that aren't critical for a community's wellbeing, companies are putting their people at risk in favor of schedule and profit, writes New York-based superintendent James Lang

How to stay connected with your teams as Coronavirus hits construction

Lets Build

The impact of Coronavirus on the construction industry. The rise of COVID-19 has shaken up our daily lives and has put construction under extreme pressure.

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.

Construction asset tracking software: Competitive advantage or a necessity?

Construction Dive

With millions of construction jobs unfilled, advanced technologies leave a big opportunity to work smarter, faster, and safer

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The Dotted Line: The significance of proper project documentation

Construction Dive

Out of all the records that contractors are expected to maintain, there are some that stand out as especially important when it comes to money and lawsuits

FCA To Produce Face Masks For First Responders, Healthcare Workers

Business Facilities

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will join the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million face masks per month. Read: FCA To Produce Face Masks For First Responders, Healthcare Workers at BusinessFacilities.com. Automotive Canada Daily News Featured Mexico Plastics & Medical Devices coronavirus COVID-19 face masks FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles first responders Manufacturing Medical Devices United States

Denver airport settles with fired Great Hall P3 partner

Construction Dive

Construction continues at Denver International Airport, with new contractor Hensel Phelps taking health and safety precautions due to the coronavirus pandemic

How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

Business Facilities

If your organization is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know. Read: How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis? at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Western Star 4900 Heavy Truck Offers Looks, Power

Construction Equipment

Modern vocational trucks seem to be getting more compact. Compared to traditional long-nose conventionals, most of the dump trucks I see in Ohio have shorter hoods that slope rakishly toward the ground ahead. This makes them more practical to drive, plus it cuts weight and cost. But there’s still a

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Construction Cost Estimating – LEAN

Job Order Contracting

-+. Construction Cost Estimating – LEAN. INTRODUCTION. This paper ” Construction Cost Estimating-LEAN” discusses the positive impacts of collaboration, a common data environment, and locally researched detailed line item construction cost data. Actionable construction cost estimates are key to best value repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction outcomes.

UTVs Prepare For the Long Haul

Construction Equipment

Compact utility vehicles (UTVs) have evolved from a mode of worker transport into a machine that can haul and tow a sizable payload. Manufacturers have answered the rising demand for such applications with enhancements to vehicle durability and updates to technology. UTVs have also begun to adopt

Continuous Cessation of Labor on Construction Projects Can Trigger Statutory Remedy Deadlines

Constructlaw

Luke Nicholas Eaton This article was originally published in the April 2020 issue of ConsensusDocs Construction Law. It is republished here with permission. State and local governments throughout the country continue to issue orders in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Many states have ordered the shutdown of all businesses, with various exceptions such … Continue reading Continuous Cessation of Labor on Construction Projects Can Trigger Statutory Remedy Deadlines.

Enlist Operators for Equipment Care

Construction Equipment

Maximizing the productivity and cost effectiveness of construction equipment is the foremost objective of maintenance managers. To reduce unscheduled downtime and cost, they use a sophisticated preventive maintenance program tailored to maximize the efficiency of each type and class of equipment

How much time should you invest in a technical troubleshooting knowledge base?

Dezide

The benefits of a high quality, continuously updated technical knowledge base are numerous and proven; information enablement, reduced troubleshooting time, errors fixed on the first visit and instant transfer of skills to new generations of field service engineers, to name a few. However, there is one question in particular that always comes up quickly in Read more. The post How much time should you invest in a technical troubleshooting knowledge base? appeared first on Dezide.

Size, Electricity Power Scissor Market

Construction Equipment

The latest developments and innovations in the scissor lift Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) category revolve around operation in small footprints, an increasing number of electric models, and ease of maintenance, especially through telematics capabilities. There are also more manufacturers on

California Construction in the Time of Covid-19

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, daily and sometimes hourly changes in federal, state, and local orders and regulations are significantly impacting the construction industry.

How to Manage Engine Idling for Efficiency

Construction Equipment

As the population of machines equipped with factory-installed telematics systems has increased in recent years, equipment manufacturers have encouraged customers to use this powerful technology, often suggesting that tracking machine idling time might be a way to ease into using the data. In many

Webcor CEO Says New Business Practices Needed in Response to Pandemic

ENR Construction

Working to keep his company’s projects moving amid an unprecedented viral pandemic, Webcor Builders President and CEO Jes Pedersen says the company is learning as it goes

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Covid Looms Over Leasing Outlook

Construction Equipment

Although the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) was up over 2019 numbers in February, association leaders caution that Covid will “put a damper” on growth in coming months. Separately, the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s

Health Care Designers Educate, Advise, Warn During COVID-19 Crisis

ENR Construction

Design professionals are mobilizing to provide advice and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health care facility practitioners are also warning officials that haste in creating temporary treatment centers can create unintended negative consequences

[VIDEO] Progress on Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin

Construction Equipment

Tesla is continuing construction work at Gigafactory Berlin despite the current pandemic. A drone video reveals the size of the first phase as Tesla starts leveling for the foundation of the building. The YouTube channel "Tesla Kid Grunheide" posted the drone video of the site taken on March 21

Mask Donations Rise as Industry Combs Sites to Support Healthcare Workers

ENR Construction

Firms tap inventories to make PPE contributions to local hospitals and other facilities to keep COVID-19 under control

Ryan Central Mines Clarity From Noise

Construction Equipment

For all the good that telematics data can do for fleet managers, there are always the issues of too much information, how to decide what’s most important to know, and identifying who needs to know it. Contractor Ryan Central wanted to master the prioritization and analysis of real-time and near

What Is Water-Proofing | Types of Waterproofing

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What Is Water-Proofing? This is the process of making a structure water-resistant or impervious to the ingress of water. Water-Proofing is essential that prevents water from penetrating buildings also helps to keep the inside areas dry. It helps in reducing the humidity inside the building, minimizing the damage done to furniture and alike. In areas […]. Cement Civil Concrete Design

Navistar Details COVID-19 Impact, Stops Production in Ohio

Construction Equipment

Navistar International has provided a business update in light of the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which includes a two-week stoppage for its Springfield, Ohio, truck plant. On March 23, 2020, the company is suspending production at its truck assembly plant in Springfield, Ohio

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Morphosis designs lululemon’s new global headquarters

BD+C

Morphosis, in collaboration with Clive Wilinson Architects and Francl Architecture, will design lululemon’s new global headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia. . Dubbed the Store Support Centre, the new 13-story building’s design promotes health and wellness by including access to daylight, green spaces, and landscaped terraces meant to strengthen connections to the exterior.

Latest New York and New Jersey Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic

ENR Construction

Tracking industry impacts as COVID-19 forces closures and interrupts business across the region

Whimsical Use of Recycled Building Materials

Natural Building

Dan Phillips of Phoenix Commotion is a trained architect from Huntsville, Texas, who helps people build their own affordable dream homes with recycled materials. He has helped construct at least 14 houses, mostly for low-income, first-time buyers. When Dan was a child, his family suffered through the Great Depression and he learned to value what he had. When he was 14 years old he built a bicycle completely out of scrap materials he collected at a nearby dump.

What Project Teams Need to Know (and Do) About the Buy Clean California Act

Stok

Buy Clean states “one-fourth of global carbon emissions pass through the carbon loophole, which means they are not covered by domestic climate policies.”. To partially address this, AB 262 (known as the Buy Clean California Act ) was enacted. The act leverages California’s buying power to reduce emissions through low-carbon material selection and create a more competitive landscape for manufacturing low-carbon building materials.

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Ponce Health Sciences University to build a medical school in North St. Louis

BD+C

Ponce Health Sciences University (PHSU) has announced plans for a new $80 million medical school campus to be built in the heart of M Property Services’ NorthSide Regeneration development in North St. Louis. . The campus will expand PHSU’s current educational program in St. Louis by offering a M.D. program. The school will support up to 1,200 students and create up to 120 staff and faculty positions. The school will be located in North St.

Oregon LNG Project Jumps One Hurdle, but Many More Remain

ENR Construction

The Jordan Cove LNG project has been on the drawing board for 15 years