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7 Key Ingredients of a Data-Driven Contractor


Does your company have all the right pieces to become a modern, data-driven contractor? Construction Best Practices

Construction conferences go virtual, reschedule for the remainder of 2020

Construction Dive

Industry conferences have begun to announce responses to the coronavirus, be it canceling, rescheduling or hosting events online. Here is a look at events for the rest of the year

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The world’s first building made from carbon-fiber reinforced concrete starts construction in Germany


Two months ago, the foundation was poured for CUBE, a 2,200-sf, two-story building on the premises of Technical University Dresden in Germany, that claims to be the world’s first building made entirely of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete

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Messer Construction avoids layoffs, prepares for future challenges

Construction Dive

Although the Cincinnati-based firm has seen very few projects canceled, company leaders are preparing for a decline in backlog, increased competition and a potential second wave of COVID-19

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.

Self Compacting Concrete Mix Design


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4 Ways You Can Use a Recession to Build Resilience

Construction Business Owner

4 Ways You Can Use a Recession to Build Resilience. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:47. As the recession due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic starts to bite, construction companies can take one of two courses of action.

Braven Environmental To Invest $31.7M In Virginia

Business Facilities

The company will establish a first-of-its-kind waste plastics facility and manufacturing operation and create 52 new jobs in Cumberland County, VA. Read: Braven Environmental To Invest $31.7M In Virginia at

2 Methods of Resolving Conflict on the Jobsite

Construction Business Owner

2 Methods of Resolving Conflict on the Jobsite. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 06/04/2020 - 16:44. Andrew Ahrendt. Director of Integrated Construction Services. PCL Construction . Conflict at any level is an opportunity for growth.


Turkey Hill Acquires Arkansas Ice Cream Facility

Business Facilities

The ice cream and beverage company has acquired a 100,000-square-foot ice cream and novelty production facility in Searcy, AR. Read: Turkey Hill Acquires Arkansas Ice Cream Facility 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.

IMEG Corp. acquires Cardno Structural Engineering


IMEG Corp., a leading full-service engineering firm, has acquired the structural engineering group of Cardno. . Founded in Houston in 1976 as Haynes Whaley, the structural group joined Cardno, a publicly traded global engineering and environmental consulting firm, in October 2013.

LEAN IDIQ = Public Sector Construction Productivity Gains

Job Order Contracting

Traditionally, the primary if not sole benefit of IDIQ contracting and project delivery has been reducing the time from planning to construction.

How to Install Steel Rolling Shutters? [PDF]

The Constructor

Steel rolling shutter is a type of door built up of interlocking lath sections formed from cold-rolled steel strips and is usually used in godowns. How To Guide Work Procedures


Vermont’s Burr and Burton Academy expansion will feature mass timber and flexible spaces


A new three-story academic building is being added to the Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester, Vermont. . The 25,000-sf expansion, designed by KaTo and ZGF Architects, will comprise interdisciplinary classrooms and the school’s library on BBA’s upper campus.

How to Choose the Right Earthmoving Equipment? [PDF]

The Constructor

Every earthmoving task at a construction site is different. It is, therefore, hard to choose a single earthmoving system for all the tasks. Construction Equipments How To Guide

Commercial energy codes: Building envelope updates you need to know for 2020


2019 saw significant movement throughout the commercial energy code landscape. In addition to a large number of states adopting newer code cycles, we saw more interest than ever in the building envelope code requirements affecting projects throughout the country.

How to Maintain Construction Equipment? [PDF]

The Constructor

Proper maintenance of construction equipment decides the actual life of machinery. Maintenance of heavy machinery used in construction, industrial, How To Guide

Are Double-Sided Panels That Follow the Sun the Future of Solar?

Pro Builder

Are Double-Sided Panels That Follow the Sun the Future of Solar? acebulski. Thu, 06/04/2020 - 10:19. Solar panels currently convert roughly 22 percent of the light they capture into energy, but the position of the sun can limit how effective they are.

Construction Employment Declines in Majority of Metro Areas, AGC Says New Transportation Proposal Could Help Restore Jobs

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment declined in more than nine out of 10 metro areas from March to April, a time when industry employment typically increases in most locations, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows.

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OSHA Creates Covid-19 Webpage

Construction Equipment

Aimed at reducing Covid-19 exposure among construction workers, OSHA has created a new webpage with guidance for employers. The website includes a table that describes work tasks and their exposure risk level (from “very high” to “lower”), based on the agency’s occupational risk pyramid for Covid


Class of 2020 Hiring Trends Signal a Changing Future

ENR Construction

Shelter-in-place rules, project shutdowns and social distance mandates spurred by COVID-19 have disrupted career starts for this year’s engineering and construction graduate hires and interns—with job commitments and work parameters changing for many

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The slogan, “What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas” doesn’t apply to what is happening there now.

Vegas Underground Tunnel to Extend to Resort Corridor

Construction Equipment

As construction on The Boring Co.’s s Las Vegas Convention Center underground people-mover project continues, eyes are already set on digging farther to the resort corridor. Elon Musk’s transportation model may now extend from the convention center to serve Wynn Resorts’ Encore property and Resorts

Portland Grows High School Bond to $1 Billion, Addressing Racial Inequity

ENR Construction

Portland Public Schools board reverses course to reconsider a $1 billion bond measure that includes $320 million for a new Jefferson High School, one of the district’s most outdated high schools and Oregon’s high school most attended by black students

Miller Electric Adds Remote Solutions for Engine Drives

Construction Equipment

Miller Electric is bringing two remote solutions to market for its engine drives. Remote Start/Stop on Bobcat welder/generators and a Remote Output Panel Kit for Miller engine drives are meant to provide greater access and control to operators on the job site. Remote Start/Stop on Bobcat 260 and

XCMG's battery digger, powered by Cummins

Digger Blog

The latest manufacturer to produce a battery powered excavator is XCMG of China. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Primo IAS Cuts Idling, Keeps Eqt Functions

Construction Equipment

An idle-reduction system is cutting fuel costs for mining trucks without stopping the truck's essential functions. Debra Johnson is CEO of Phoenix-based Eco-Edge, a company that works with equipment owners to improve overall fleet efficiency through the use of innovative technology. She says Eco

Recycled Materials Form New School Rooms in Nepal

Natural Building

After the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Supertecture was invited to design a school extension in the Himalaya mountain village of Dhoksan. The project embraced the idea of using donated materials from the buildings that were left devastated by the earthquake.

American Wood Council updates report on fire resistance of wood members and assemblies


The American Wood Council ( AWC ) released an updated “Technical Report 10 (TR10), Calculating the Fire Resistance of Wood Members and Assemblies


How To Prepare For A Paycheck Protection Program Loan Audit

ENR Construction

A compliance attorney outlines things you must explain in using COVID-19 federal loan funds


7 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 4, 2020


Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit opens in Kentucky (BD+C) . The CICU includes 17 private rooms for children recovering from heart procedures, including open heart surgery, heart transplant, and other conditions requiring intensive care.

Virtual reality as a tool for sustainable design

Construction Specifier

by Amber Bartosh, RA, LEED AP, and Christina Aßmann, NCARB, LEED AP, CPHC. Images © Ashley McGraw.

Apartment Construction Projects Stall, Could Worsen Affordable Housing Shortage  

Pro Builder

Apartment Construction Projects Stall, Could Worsen Affordable Housing Shortage . acebulski. Thu, 06/04/2020 - 09:00. Peter Fabris. Among the potential impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is the potential for exacerbating the national affordable housing shortage.

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