Thu.Jul 30, 2020

Readers Respond: COVID-19 will disrupt construction for at least another year

Construction Dive

Construction Dive readers who answered our latest survey voiced a growing acceptance, and concern, over the novel coronavirus persisting well into 2021 and beyond

Nestlé Purina PetCare Investing $167M In Pennsylvania Expansion

Business Facilities

The national pet food company will add new processing and packaging lines, and 94 new jobs, at its Hampden Township, PA operations. . Read: Nestlé Purina PetCare Investing $167M In Pennsylvania Expansion at

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Maryland announces P3 short list for first phase of $9B-plus Capital Beltway project

Construction Dive

State transportation officials expect to select the winning team and secure the approvals necessary to get the Washington, D.C.-area area project underway by spring of next year

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Las Vegas’s Circa Resort & Casino will feature contactless technology throughout


Circa Resort & Casino, located in Las Vegas, is set to open on Oct.

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.

Tutor Perini reports 13% Q2 revenue growth due to essential civil projects

Construction Dive

The company's revenue rose to $1.3 billion, thanks to a 20% year-over-year increase in civil construction

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Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production

Business Facilities

Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power, Georgia is the frontrunner among Film Production Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report. Read: Kansas No.

Median Home Prices Hit Record High in July

Pro Builder

Median Home Prices Hit Record High in July. cbroderick. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:18. July became another month of record breaking numbers for the housing industry as median home prices shot up to a new all-time high. Home prices grew 8.5%

The future is a numbers game for retail and restaurants


Brick-and-mortar retailers, already gasping for air under pressure from ecommerce, were dealt a critical blow by the spread of the coronavirus that forced most stores and restaurants to close, or at best operate as carryout- or delivery-only providers

Bay Area Tech Workers Flee to Lake Tahoe, Dramatically Reducing Housing Supply

Pro Builder

Bay Area Tech Workers Flee to Lake Tahoe, Dramatically Reducing Housing Supply. cbroderick. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:26. Lake Tahoe, a peaceful retreat on the edge of California and Nevada, has been swarmed with tech workers fleeing the dense, pricey San Francisco area.

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

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

Guidelines to Improve Earthquake Resistance of Small Buildings

The Constructor

An earthquake is an unexpected rapid shaking of the earth triggered by the movement of rocks underneath. The ground is subjected to intense. Building Technology Guide Building Tips

You're Invited to Milwaukee Tool's 2020 New Product Release Event

Construction Junkie

For over a decade, Milwaukee Tool has hosted an annual media event called the New Product Symposium (NPS) , in which the company would show off hundreds of new tools that they planned to release over the next year.

Complete system: From roof to wall

GCP Applied Technologies

Complete system: From roof to wall. michael.delros…. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 18:32. GCP Applied Technologies. July 30, 2020. house wrap / complete system / roof to wall. The complete house wrap system must cover the home completely. That includes both the roof and the outer walls.

Trimble Adds Two to SITECH Dealer Network

Construction Equipment

Trimble has added two SITECH Technology Dealers to its network. SITECH Midway will serve civil construction contractors in Eastern Iowa, Northeast Missouri, Northern and Central Illinois, and Lake and Porter Counties in Northwest Indiana. SITECH Mid-America will do the same in Southern Illinois

A Glimpse of Construction Sector

The Constructor

Construction is one of the largest sectors that provide employment to millions to both manual and non-manual categories starting with helpers to. Career / Jobs Construction Construction Projects

Komatsu Autonomous Haul System Hits 3 Billion Metric Tons Moved

Construction Equipment

Mining companies have now hauled more than three billion metric tons of materials leveraging Komatsu’s FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). First deployed in 2008 at CODELCO’s Gabriela Mistral (Gaby) copper mine in Chile, AHS brings together dump trucks with Modular Mining Systems

Construction – Introduction To Jobs And Work Scenario

The Constructor

Construction is one of the largest sectors that provide employment to millions to both manual and non-manual categories starting with helpers to. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Construction Projects

2020 ENR Top 20 Under 40: Powering Their Potential Past the Pandemic

ENR Construction

COVID-19 kept this year's selected achievers from meeting in person to share ideas for tackling key construction challenges, but the virtual voices of these visionaries came through loud and clear


7 must reads for the AEC industry today: July 30, 2020


San Francisco’s Millennium Tower fix approved, moving forward (BD+C) . After a two-year permitting and approval process, a fix is finally set to move forward with SGH as the engineer-of-record.

Fresh from France


Construction is universal. Methods may change from country to country but building—and excavating—is done all over the world. What is developed in one country, however, may not benefit others if it remains a secret. Looking at the methodology used in other nations helps us all.

ENR New England Announces Best Projects

ENR Construction

ENR New England is pleased to announce the 2020 ENR New England Best Projects winners


The Head Hutt

Natural Building

I just finished reading The Head Hutt Picture Book: A photojournalistic overview of a 10 year learning experience by Gabrielle Lilly. This is one of several colorful kindle editions that she has published about this project.

Viewpoint: How COVID-19 Can Boost Your Business Development

ENR Construction

Three AEC marketing professionals push a new look at strategies for better outcomes in the industry's post-pandemic environment

[VIDEO] Tesla's Texas Gigafactory Underway

Construction Equipment

During the second-quarter earning’s call, Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk talked about the company’s latest factory being built in Austin, Texas. Construction on this factory starts while the company’s Gigafactory Berlin is still being built. A new video has surfaced from someone near the construction

How Contractors Can Keep Labor Costs Flexible To Help Survive a Downturn

ENR Construction

In construction, we can’t solve a global pandemic, but we can protect our contracting companies by keeping overhead flexible in case business declines

What Is Column End Conditions | What Are Effective Lengths of Columns | Equivalent Lengths of Columns for Various End Conditions.


What Is Column? • A compression member, i.e., column, is an important element of every reinforced concrete structure. These are used to transfer a load of superstructure to the foundation safely.

Marriott, Hilton, and IHG continue to dominate the U.S. hotel construction pipeline at Q2’20 close


Zillow Now Offering In-Person, Self-Guided Home Tours

Pro Builder

Zillow Now Offering In-Person, Self-Guided Home Tours. cbroderick. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:41. Zillow has jumped on the bandwagon of digital selling tools, while also introducing a new way for potential buyers to visit listings in person.

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Institute for Market Transformation acquires Energy-Efficient Codes Coalition


The Institute for Market Transformation ( IMT ) has acquired the Energy-Efficient Codes Coalition (EECC). Established by the Alliance to Save Energy in 2007, the EECC is composed of building sector advocates committed to improving the stringency of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

Are Modular Apartments the Solution for San Francisco's Housing Problem?

Pro Builder

Are Modular Apartments the Solution for San Francisco's Housing Problem? cbroderick. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 09:50. According to Fast Company, building one affordable studio apartment in San Francisco can take up to six years and cost $800,000.

Materials for Masonry Walls

Construction Cost Estimating

Walls are a critical structure segment that encases or separates a structure and structures the outskirts of a room. A wall underpins the heaviness of the roof as well as slab and the floor and gives cover from outside upheavals. It comprises the vast majority of the structure mass also.

Five-State Region Posts Solid 2019, But Pandemic Weighs

ENR Construction

Region’s contractors are seeing commercial slowdowns, a decrease in backlogs and labor and material shortages

State of the Construction Industry: July 2020 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Here are some of the key construction industry stories and trends we're following. Construction Technology/News