Fri.Nov 19, 2021

Practical Tips For Encouraging Repeat High-Profit Clients

Contractor Bookkeeping

Many data support the idea that it's less costly, easier, and more efficient to encourage repeat customers than bring in new ones.

How to Make a Concrete Floor Slip-Resistant?

The Constructor

Concrete floors can be really slippery when they are wet or icy, especially during winters. Slippery concrete can be extremely dangerous, leading to. How To Guide


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James Hardie Industries Unveils New Chicago Headquarters

Business Facilities

Cement manufacturer James Hardie now has a place on the Chicago skyline with a new 68,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters. The post James Hardie Industries Unveils New Chicago Headquarters appeared first on Business Facilities Magazine.

Total Construction Starts Soar in October

Contractor Magazine

Three large projects break ground to push starts higher, weak activity elsewhere. Construction Data

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

3 Home Building Innovations You Have to See

Pro Builder

3 Home Building Innovations You Have to See. ldeakins. Fri, 11/19/2021 - 07:31. Efficient tools for the job site, sales center, and inspections—a Horizon TV classic. On Horizon TV this week: Editor Rich Binsacca presents three industry innovations for workplace efficiency.

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Settlement Enables Start of $464M Dam Expansion Near Boulder, Colo.

ENR Construction

Agreement marks end of several years of legal disputes between Denver Water and Boulder County over disruptive nature of Gross Reservoi constructionr

Texas Instruments Constructing Semiconductor Plant In North Texas

Business Facilities

Texas Instruments will begin construction on its Sherman, TX fabrication plants by next year, with production anticipated to begin as early as 2025. The post Texas Instruments Constructing Semiconductor Plant In North Texas appeared first on Business Facilities Magazine.

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Settlement Clears Way for Work to Begin on $464M Gross Reservoir Expansion Near Boulder

ENR Construction

The recent settlement marks the end of several years of legal disputes with Boulder County amid concerns about the disruptive nature of construction at the dam

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The Key Players of the Nation’s Hottest Housing Markets: Affordable Homes

Pro Builder

The Key Players of the Nation’s Hottest Housing Markets: Affordable Homes. ldeakins. Fri, 11/19/2021 - 09:13. releases its monthly ranking of the top U.S. housing markets.

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.

Best Renovation/Restoration and Project of the Year Finalist: CALA

ENR Construction

Once a fortress-like bunker, the former Powder House Community School was transformed into an inclusive, intergenerational urban village through the extensive collaborative efforts of the CALA project team.

Housing Market Data and Predictions

Pro Builder

Housing Market Data and Predictions. ldeakins. Fri, 11/19/2021 - 09:17. How mortgage rates are affecting housing inventory. Low housing inventory could continue to drive up prices unless increased mortgage rates slow demand, says Bill McBride in his CalculatedRisk Newsletter.

Best Manufacturing and Excellence in Safety Award: Pfizer Plasmid DNA - Suites GH

ENR Construction

Lendlease (US) Construction LMB Inc. surmounted both construction and safety challenges with the Pfizer Plasmid DNA – Suites GH project in Andover, Mass

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Zillow’s October 2021 Market Report

Pro Builder

Zillow’s October 2021 Market Report. ldeakins. Fri, 11/19/2021 - 09:20. Why the housing market may finally be cooling off. Low housing inventory and home value appreciation signal a cooling market despite year-over-year highs for the month of October, Zillow reports.

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

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

Bechtel, Nautilus Team To Build Unique Floating Data Centers

ENR Construction

The companies say the facilities use less energy and water than conventional data centers


Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration: YWCA Central Massachusetts, Recapitalization & Renovation

ENR Construction

The YWCA has operated out of its downtown Worcester, Mass., location for the past 60 years with little or no capital improvement

Benton Harbor, Mich., Sued Amid Project to Replace Lead Service Lines

ENR Construction

Benton Harbor plans to seek bids in December for work to replace thousands of lead service lines

Lakisha Woods To Take the Helm at the American Institute of Architects

ENR Construction

Former NIBS president and CEO will succeed Robert Ivy on Jan.


Best K-12 Education: Saugus Middle-High School

ENR Construction

The new school, which has 1,360 students, was designed to support a STEAM-based curriculum that includes “learning pods, flexible project areas, makerspaces and tech shops including a woodshop, broadcast studio, coding and web/graphic design lab and 3D design and computer-aided design labs,” according to the project team.

US DOT Selects Winners for New $1B Round of RAISE grants

ENR Construction

Among the 90 winners are highway, bridge, rail, port and several pedestrian-related projects

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Award of Merit Residential/Hospitality: Sedna

ENR Construction

This $18-million multifamily boutique project, completed at budget and on schedule, was named after the Inuit goddess of the sea

Award of Merit Highway/Bridge: Bunker Creek ABC Bridge Replacement

ENR Construction

While replacing the existing 15-ft-long concrete slab bridge for this $7.2-million project, the team faced challenges that included compressible soils and tidal conditions. Because a sealed cofferdam was not employed, all work was conducted during 8-ft tidal cycles

Award of Merit Small Project (under $10 million): Sacred Heart University Community Theatre

ENR Construction

When Sacred Heart University became the tenant, what began as a “white box” renovation to save the deteriorating building was transformed into a total custom fit-out midway through construction to renovate and expand this 20,000-sq-ft, century-old community theater.

Merit Sports/Entertainment: Glen T. MacLeod Cape Ann YMCA

ENR Construction

This $21-million, 65,000-sq-ft building celebrates Gloucester’s maritime history. The steel and light-gauge metal frame construction includes solar panels, electric car chargers, cogeneration power systems and polished concrete floorings that eliminate floor coverings and adhesives

Bechtel, Nautilus Team up for Unique Floating Data Centers

ENR Construction

The centers use less energy and less water than conventional data centers


Award of Merit Manufacturing: WEB Project Enterprise

ENR Construction

The primary goal of this $17-million project was to construct and commission two large dry rooms in 15 weeks as part of an effort to make more than 2 million COVID-19 test kits per week.

Award of Merit Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: Caldwell

ENR Construction

This 10-story, mixed-use high-rise built on the site of the old Spinney & Caldwell Shoe Factory was completed at budget, but it fell behind schedule amid COVID-19

Best Small Project (under $10 million): Roxbury Fish Culture Station

ENR Construction

Hurricane Irene devastated Vermont’s oldest fish hatchery, the Roxbury Fish Culture Station, when it tore through the state a decade ago in August 2011