Fri.Oct 16, 2020

Proactive Contractors Use Lien Services To Protect Cash Flow

Contractor Bookkeeping

Proactive versus reactive are the two methods of getting something done. I find everyone works in a combination of both, I included. Proactive is scheduling and doing everything ahead of time. Nothing is ever waiting until the last minute.

Concrete Slump Variations at Site: How to Deal with it?

The Constructor

Adjusting the slump of concrete is a part of the concreting process, which the contractors should manage properly and cautiously. The concrete slump. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Properties Concrete Technology How To Guide Tests on Concrete Work Procedures

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GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Named Flagship Facility For EV Production

Business Facilities

General Motors will invest $2.2 billion to transform its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center into an all-electric vehicle assembly plant, dubbed Factory ZERO. Read: GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Named Flagship Facility For EV Production at BusinessFacilities.com.

All You Need to Know About Tuckpointing

The Constructor

Tuckpointing is a mortar joint repair process in masonry construction, which involves the removal of deteriorated mortar joints from the masonry. How To Guide

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

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

Babynov USA Investing $45M, Creating 150 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

Babynov USA, a subsidiary of French organic baby food manufacturer Global Baby, will establish its first US. production facility in Red Boiling Springs, TN. Read: Babynov USA Investing $45M, Creating 150 Jobs In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

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The 4 Dimensions of Industrialized Construction

Construction Business Owner

The 4 Dimensions of Industrialized Construction. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:16. Industrialized or manufactured construction is a familiar concept. The industry has been building with components and even whole wall panels for years.

Telematics: A Unique Fleet Management Solution for Construction Sector

The Constructor

Telematics combines telecommunications and informatics and is commonly used to monitor assets such as vehicles and heavy equipment, by using GPS and. Digital tools Exclusive

Industry Targets Underrepresented Groups in New Worker Recruitment Methods

Pro Builder

Industry Targets Underrepresented Groups in New Worker Recruitment Methods. cbroderick. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 09:35. Although the pandemic is well underway, it’s not stopping the industry from recruiting more much needed workers.

How Electronic Data Capture & Analysis Align With Industry Trends

Construction Business Owner

How Electronic Data Capture & Analysis Align With Industry Trends. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 11:04.

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.

Komatsu Launches "Smart Construction Remote"

Construction Equipment

Komatsu is launching its Smart Construction Remote application, which allows users to send new design data to machines in the field and remotely support operators without traveling to the job site. Customers can remotely send files from their office to target machines, search all connected assets

What is Plinth Beam? Plinth Protection, Difference Between Plinth Beam and Tie Beam

Civil Lead

What is Plinth Beam? A Beam that is cast at or above the ground level refers to the plinth beam. Read more What is Plinth Beam? Plinth Protection, Difference Between Plinth Beam and Tie Beam. Building Design & Drawing Civil Engineering Civil Engineers Construction

Construction progress tracking: See more, finish faster

Lets Build

From this corner, we have many times highlighted how messy a construction project can be without the right tools and processes in place. It is no secret that tracking progress against tasks in real time is one of the biggest challenges for most project managers out there.

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Can You do Cement Work in the Rain?

Work Gearz

It’s not at all an unknown fact that you cannot do cement work without water. Water is needed in the mixing the cement and binding them together to form concrete floors or walls of buildings. . But the problem arises when you are to construct roadways in the rain with cement.

Volvo CE Q3 Results: N.A. Down 19 Percent

Construction Equipment

Improving customer sentiment in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak saw demand for construction equipment and services recover strongly in the third quarter of 2020, particularly in China, helping Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) post improvements in sales, orders, and machine deliveries in

Best Specialty Construction: 1331 Maryland

ENR Construction

The design of the 14-story, LEED Silver-certified 1331 Maryland project aims to evoke the District of Columbia’s grand residential buildings of the 1920s and 1930s

7 Reasons to Move Your AP Processes Into the Future

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No. Rotator Image. Status of webinar Featured. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 12:00. 2 p.m. EST. Want to move your business forward, but your accounts payable (AP) processes are holding you back? Increased flexibility is now expected as many companies adopt work-from-anywhere policies.

ACE Mentor Los Angeles Founder Terry Dooley Dies at Age 90

ENR Construction

Construction veteran and civil engineer C. Terry Dooley, founder of the ACE Mentor Program affiliate in Los Angeles, died Sept. 27 at age 90

September Listings Lasted an Average 16 Days on Market

Pro Builder

September Listings Lasted an Average 16 Days on Market. cbroderick. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 09:06. Homes are flying off the shelves significantly faster than one year ago—even expensive listings. Zillow reports that the typical U.S.

Award of Merit Sports/Entertainment: University of Pennsylvania Squash Courts

ENR Construction

A preconstruction pivot from new construction to a renovation project led to the 15-month transformation of a 60-year-old building into a modern facility

Jiaohe: an Ancient Chinese Mud City

Natural Building

Jiaohe is an ancient ruined city and fortress, located in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. The city served as the capital of the Anterior Jushi Kingdom from 108 BC to 450 AD and was a center of trade on the silk road. image from www.atlasobscura.com. image from Wikimedia Commons.

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Best Project Water/Environmental & Excellence in Safety Award: Fairfax County Huntington Levee

ENR Construction

Having suffered three damaging floods over the past two decades, the more than 160 homes making up the Huntington community desperately needed long-term protection from other serious events that were sure to come

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: October 16, 2020

BD+C

A new museum at Princeton University designed as ‘a campus within a campus’ (BD+C) . Demolition of the existing museum—which is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic—is expected to begin in the middle of next year, with the goal of reopening in the new museum by late 2024

FDOT Steps Up Tear-Down of Damaged Pensacola Bridge

ENR Construction

As demolition work ramps up on the damaged span, FDOT remains mum on the impact to the $430-million bridge replacement program's original completion schedule

An Influx of Buyers Nearly Dries Out Palm Beach's High-End Inventory

Pro Builder

An Influx of Buyers Nearly Dries Out Palm Beach's High-End Inventory. cbroderick. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 09:16. Palm Beach has emerged as one of the hottest real estate markets right now, says CNBC. The area offers exclusivity, beaches, relatively lower taxes, and luxury.

Best Project & Project of the Year: Capitol Crossing Highway, Deck, Bridge, and Garage

ENR Construction

Capitol Crossing, the MidAtlantic Project of the Year, restores Pierre L’Enfant’s original 1791 master plan for the capital city

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Buyers Continue to Choose Suburbs Over Cities

Pro Builder

Buyers Continue to Choose Suburbs Over Cities. cbroderick. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 09:23. While the pandemic upended lives in the ways of remote work and learning, it gave homeowners the opportunity to feel more comfortable upending their own living situations.

Best Airport/Transit and Safety Award of Merit: Yeager Airport Runway 5 Safety Area

ENR Construction

Five years ago, the catastrophic collapse of the structure supporting Runway 5’s emergency overrun area left a 140-ft vertical gash of partially reinforced fill looming over a 540,000-cu-yd debris field. It also obliterated an adjacent road

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Mortgage Rates Hit New Bottom for 10th Time

Pro Builder

Mortgage Rates Hit New Bottom for 10th Time. cbroderick. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 09:43. For the 10th time this year, mortgage rates dropped to record lows. When will it stop? That’s up to the economy’s recovery, says Realtor.com.

US DOT Picks 18 Projects To Share $220M in Port Infrastructure Grants

ENR Construction

Largest grants go to ports in U.S. Virgin Islands; Norfolk, Va.; Seward, Alaska and Conneaut, Ohio

6 must reads for the AEC industry today: October 16, 2020

BD+C

A new museum at Princeton University designed as ‘a campus within a campus’ (BD+C) . Demolition of the existing museum—which is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic—is expected to begin in the middle of next year, with the goal of reopening in the new museum by late 2024

Best Higher Education/Research and Project of the Year Finalist: Winter Visual Arts Center - Franklin & Marshall College

ENR Construction

Envisioned by architect Steven Holl as a “pavilion on the park,” the new Winter Visual Arts Center rises four stories to meet the canopy of neighboring old-growth, large-diameter trees on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College

Final Federal Rule Eases Utility Coal Ash Storage Requirements

ENR Construction

EPA says new mandate increases power plant flexibility in site specific cases; environmental groups say it violates a 2018 court order

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