Mon.Nov 16, 2020

Skepticism Abounds – It Can’t Happen to Me… or Can it?

FDR Safety

This blog utilizes research and data from a range of professional safety journals (i.e., Professional Safety) and research reports, and blends it with economic realities and common company leadership expectations.

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[VIDEO] Watch 1400 Days of Work Building the NFL’s Largest Stadium in 3 Minutes

Construction Junkie

via EarthCam // YouTube. While I’ve written a lot about the new Las Vegas Raiders stadium over the past couple of years, that stadium wasn’t the only one to make its NFL debut this season.

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All You Need to Know About Directional Boring

The Constructor

Directional boring or horizontal directional drilling (HDD) is a trenchless technology employed to install underground pipes without affecting the. Excavation Geotechnical Engineering Work Procedures

Emerson Building $35M Manufacturing Facility In Arkansas

Business Facilities

Emerson's new facility in Ash Flat, AR will manufacture products for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing industries, and create 245 new jobs in Sharp County. Read: Emerson Building $35M Manufacturing Facility In Arkansas at

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

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

AI Bot Flattens Concrete Floors

Construction Equipment

Hyundai Engineering has introduced an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered robot that can flatten concrete floors. The company said on November 11 that the robot can perform the work without additional manipulation by workers. It has applied for a patent regarding the robot. The AI-powered robot

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TRIP: 22% of Georgia County Roads in Poor Condition

Construction Equipment

National transportation research nonprofit group TRIP has released a report compiling information and surveys on Georgia, finding that 22 percent of the state's county-maintained roads are in poor condition. Moving Georgia Forward: Road and Bridge Conditions, Traffic Safety, Travel Trends and

ALICE’s AI Investment: Impact on Construction


If you have been following the tech space closely, then you know—like we do—the IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (artificial intelligence) have the potential to drive economic value in the trillions by 2025.

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Washington State University’s new Plant Sciences Building opens


The new $66 million-dollar Plant Sciences Building has officially opened on the Washington State University campus in Pullman, Wash. . The 82,437-sf building is the latest addition to the V.

Does Regular Shirt Work as Undershirt for Sweating?

Work Gearz

Do you know where undershirts actually originated from?

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.

New concrete detailing manual includes downloadable CAD files


The American Concrete Institute released a new and updated ACI Detailing Manual that includes example details and guidance to licensed design professionals on provisions of ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

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Study: During COVID's First Wave, 'Essential' Construction in Texas Escalated Risk of Virus Hospitalizations

ENR Construction

The authors used data they claim shows the higher peril to Latino workers

Design of the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum unveiled


The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has approved a new concept design for the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum

Michigan Seeks to Permanently Shutter Enbridge Pipeline

ENR Construction

The state of Michigan is seeking to terminate a 67-year-old easement agreement to shut down the underwater pipeline

Eating Dog Food


A common expression in marketing has been “a company that eats its own dog food.” Basically, a company that uses its own product so it knows more about what is needed to improve it.

Improvised Root Cellars

Natural Building

Root cellars are great to help preserve some produce through the winter. When most people think of a root cellar, they picture a large underground room, often with an entrance somewhere in the yard separate from the house.

Pandemic Makes Way for Futuristic Home Products

Pro Builder

Pandemic Makes Way for Futuristic Home Products. cbroderick. Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:14. The effects of the pandemic will long stay with the housing industry.

Chicago Developer Who Recorded Officials Asking for Bribes Pleads Guilty in Unrelated Case

ENR Construction

A Chinatown developer pleaded guilty Nov. 13 to wire fraud related to a South Side condominium project

Denver Home Sales Outpace National Average

Pro Builder

Denver Home Sales Outpace National Average. cbroderick. Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:23. Homes are being snatched up faster in Denver than any other metro in the country, according to the Denver Post.

California & Northwest 2020 Top Specialty Contractor Rankings

ENR Construction

Specialty contractors across Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington report strong 2019 regional revenue and look ahead to continued growth

Housing Market Briefly Pauses, Remains Fierce

Pro Builder

Housing Market Briefly Pauses, Remains Fierce. cbroderick. Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:31. Two recent events caused Americans to pause on selling and buying, but the market overall remains fiery.

Study Links Construction in Austin, Texas With Higher Potential Virus Hospitalizations

ENR Construction

The authors used data they claim shows the higher peril to Latino workers

These Cities Are Becoming More Affordable for Renters

Pro Builder

These Cities Are Becoming More Affordable for Renters. cbroderick. Mon, 11/16/2020 - 10:37. More than 40% of renters pay more than a third of their income on housing costs, meaning affordability typically affects renters more than it would homeowners, according to Smart Asset.

Northwest 2020 Renovation/Restoration Best Project: The Century Project for the Space Needle

ENR Construction

For a structure that was intended to reflect space age innovation, the first major renovation of Seattle's landmark Space Needle appropriately applied multiple creative solutions to tackle potentially daunting challenges

Construction Metrics We’re Watching — November 2020: 2020 Employment Benchmarks

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at the state of the construction industry from a statistical point of view. Construction Technology/News

Northwest 2020 Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit: Seattle Asian Art Museum Renovation and Expansion

ENR Construction

The museum's first major renovation in more than 80 years balanced long-needed building upgrades with preservation of its distinctive physical characteristics

Deadline Extended For Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities

Submissions are being accepted for Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal of the Year Awards until November 30, 2020. The awards will be announced in 2021 and the winners will be featured prominently in the January/February 2021 issue of Business Facilities.

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Digging Deeper: Tacoma’s I-5 Rebuild Reaches Last Stretch

ENR Construction

Washington State Dept. of Transportation’s long-running Tacoma bridge replacement megaproject is coming to completion

California & Northwest 2020 Top Specialty Contractor of the Year: Giroux Glass

ENR Construction

ENR California and Northwest named Los Angeles-based Giroux Glass as the region’s 2020 Specialty Contractor of the Year

A Preview of the 2020 Top Specialty Contractors List From ENR Mountain States

ENR Construction

The full list of rankings, based on self-reported revenues from firms that completed our online survey, will appear in the December issue of ENR Mountain States

California City Scoop: Construction Starts in San Jose

ENR Construction

In San Jose, Calif., developers are continuing projects without much hesitation despite the ongoing pandemic, after an initial slowdown, “likely because their timelines to opening were multiple years, promising a much different economic environment for introduction to market,” Wu says

Northwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Anchorage

ENR Construction

Alaska’s transportation engineering and construction markets remain healthy, Story says. His Alaska-based, employee-owned firm works primarily on public infrastructure

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Best Project: Sideyard

ENR Construction

A leftover berm located within one of Portland's busiest intersections proved to be the ideal setting for the wedge-shaped timber structure that combines commuter-oriented retail with four stories of office space