Fri.Feb 19, 2021

Best Hard Hat Lights for Work

Work Gearz

Quality hard hat lights can be attached to your hat thanks to either clips or straps providing you with a direct light onto whatever you are working on. These hat lights are made with some very helpful features to guarantee your safety such as: Brightness adjustment. Several lighting modes.

Critical Crisis Takeaways For Construction Business Owners

Contractor Bookkeeping

If there's one thing last year taught us, it's how quickly the world has changed in such a short time and that we cannot take anything for granted.

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How to Install Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP)?

The Constructor

Reinforced concrete pipes (RCP) display widespread applications in storm sewer systems, large irrigation projects, and sanitation systems. How To Guide

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Reliable Construction Cost Estimating

Job Order Contracting

Reliable construction cost estimating is critical to the success of any repair, renovation, maintenance, or new build project. RELIABLE – the quality of being able to be trusted to do what somebody wants or needs Oxford Dictionary. Reliable Construction Cost Estimating.

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

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

Volvo EWR130E Wheeled Excavator

Construction Equipment

Volvo EWR130E wheeled excavator is a line extension. Operating weight is 28,440 pounds for the mid-sized excavator, and it delivers 120 horsepower at 2,000 rpm. Maximum dig depth is 16 feet 9 inches, and it can reach to about 28 feet. Rear swing is 5 feet 1 inch and front swing is 5 feet 11 inches


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What Does Buy American Act Mean for Equipment?

Construction Equipment

President Biden’s Buy America degree calls for products purchased by the federal government to include American-produced content. Legal expert Casey McKinnon, of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC, has advise for contractors on what this may mean for construction equipment that

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Lumber Prices Double Amid a 12% Decline in Housing Starts

Pro Builder

Lumber Prices Double Amid a 12% Decline in Housing Starts. cbroderick. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 09:29. As lumber prices doubled in price, the number of new single-family construction starts dropped dramatically from December numbers.

Meaning of Admixture and its various types

The Constructor

What is an Admixture and enlist various types of Admixture? Admixture: Admixture is the materials other than the cement, sand, aggregate, and water. Concrete Admixtures

Best Boots for Farm Work

Work Gearz

We researched what the market has to offer and invited a dozen farmers and farmhands to wear a selection of work boots for several weeks. We read lots of client feedback and interviewed boot manufacturers. Now we’re ready to present you with our list of top picks for the best boots for farm work.

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Home Values Increase Up to 9% Year-Over-Year Nationwide

Pro Builder

Home Values Increase Up to 9% Year-Over-Year Nationwide. cbroderick. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 09:33. Zillow’s January market report shows steady growth for home values, shortened listing time, and a strong year for home sales.

Can a Copperhead Bite through Leather Work Boots?

Work Gearz

If you are working on the farm or in a trench or going through a bunch of undergrowth, grassy plains or any other prime snake territories then I am sure you must be very well aware that these areas can be extremely dangerous. The areas are full of snakes which use sharp fangs to transfer their venom.

Who Assumes Responsibility for an Injured Worker?

Construction Business Owner

Who Assumes Responsibility for an Injured Worker? Alex Headley. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 07:30. In spring 2020, the world slowed to a halt as the coronavirus pandemic reared its head.

Are Work Boots Good for a Lot of Walking?

Work Gearz

When you invest in work boots, apart from doing their regular jobs you expect them to be much more versatile. For all the comfort and support they offer, you consider using your boots outside the work. So if you are really thinking going double duty with your boots, can you walk in them all day long?

Herc Rental Revenue Down 9.3 Percent in 2020

Construction Equipment

Herc reports $1,543.7 million in equipment rental revenue for 2020 compared to $1,701.8 million in 2019, which is a 9.3 percent or $158.1 million decline primarily due to lower volume related to Covid-19. Total revenues were $1,781.3 million compared to $1,999.0 million in the prior-year period

Former motorcycle factory converted into affordable housing


A 55,000-sf, five-story former manufacturing mill facility for Indian Motorcycle has been converted into 45 apartment units for low-income residents in Springfield, Mass. .

iPhone Apps Locate Wall Studs, But There's a Catch

ENR Construction

Looking for a simple iPhone app to do the work of a stud finder? ENR tests 16 stud finding iPhone apps and susses out the best and worst. All can only detect metal studs and nails or screws in wooden studs


Stantec & LIGHTGLASS Simulate Daylight in a Windowless Patient Space



Achieving aesthetics and energy efficiency with stone wool insulation

Construction Specifier

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Online Homebuying Makes Way for Sight Unseen Bids

Pro Builder

Online Homebuying Makes Way for Sight Unseen Bids. cbroderick. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 09:47. With the increase in virtual selling tools and shortened listing times, making a bid on a home sight unseen has become easier and more common.

New immigration bill protects the legal status of more than 100,000 people in Dreamers and TPS programs who work in construction


The Associated General Contractors of America’s chief executive officer, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the introduction in Congress today of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

New-Home Sizes Level Off, Pointing Toward Future of Larger Homes

Pro Builder

New-Home Sizes Level Off, Pointing Toward Future of Larger Homes. cbroderick. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 10:01. Following years of steady decline, the size of new homes leveled off at 2,274 square feet in 2020.


Single-Family Built-for-Rent Inventory Jumps 50% From 2019

Pro Builder

Single-Family Built-for-Rent Inventory Jumps 50% From 2019. cbroderick. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 09:43. Construction starts for single-family, built-for-rent homes increased 50% last quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.