Wed.Jan 20, 2021

What You Can Expect to See in 2021 According to Economist Richard Branch

Construction Business Owner

What You Can Expect to See in 2021 According to Economist Richard Branch. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 01/20/2021 - 08:40. The ongoing pandemic notwithstanding, construction economists are cautiously optimistic about a slow, but continual, recovery in 2020. That’s the short answer.

Get a Leg Up with Viewpoint’s New Quarterly Construction Metrics Index

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn about Viewpoint's new Quarterly Construction Metrics Index and gain valuable insights into the data that is shaping today's contractors. Viewpoint News


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Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana

Business Facilities

Energy technology company Arq will develop a new industrial facility in St. Rose, LA to produce its proprietary Arq Fuel product. Read: Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana at

Liebherr Premieres the World’s First Battery Powered Crawler Cranes

Construction Junkie

courtesy of Liebherr. As more and more battery powered heavy construction equipment is being released to help lower noise and emissions on the jobsite, I shouldn’t be that surprised to hear about a battery powered crawler crane – but, I still am.

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

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

Important Know-How on Typology of Progressive Collapse

The Constructor

Progressive collapse of a structure is defined as the spread of an initial local failure of a structural element that eventually results in the. Building Technology Guide


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Mayors Urge Congress To Pass Biden Plan For Direct Aid To All Cities

Business Facilities

More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities. Read: Mayors Urge Congress To Pass Biden Plan For Direct Aid To All Cities at

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Biden to Stop Border Wall, XL Pipeline

Construction Equipment

In his first hour as president, President Joe Biden will sign a series of executive actions that reverse his predecessor’s orders on the border wall, immigration, climate change, and the handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to various sources. According to the reports, Biden will end


3 Strategic Marketing Moves to Emerge From the Pandemic Strong

Construction Business Owner

3 Strategic Marketing Moves to Emerge From the Pandemic Strong. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 01/20/2021 - 16:04. The coronavirus pandemic and its accompanying economic uncertainty have hit the construction industry hard.

Construction Robotics Pushes Machine Performance

Construction Equipment

Autonomous construction equipment is not merely the fanciful stuff of far-flung iron ore mines in Australia—these robotic machines are slowly gaining advocates here in North America—where we will see smaller, familiar pieces of equipment run autonomously and find homes on the job sites of the not

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.

5 Benefits of Eliminating Waste & Tightening Project Elements

Construction Business Owner

5 Benefits of Eliminating Waste & Tightening Project Elements. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 01/20/2021 - 08:59. The construction industry, deemed an essential business during the coronavirus pandemic, never stopped working.

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WoA Conference to Go Digital, Speaker Lineup Released

Construction Equipment

World of Asphalt and the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), opened registration today for the first ever “People, Plants, and Paving” Digital Conference. Attendees can register at “We’re

Abandoned Miami hospital gets third life as waterfront condo development


In the 1920s, the King Cole Hotel helped put Miami Beach on the map as a popular tourist destination. Automotive industry pioneer and entrepreneur Carl Fisher developed the three-story, 60-room hotel to fulfill his vision of turning vacant land into an oceanfront winter getaway.

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Kevin Smith Named GM of Toro's Ditch Witch

Construction Equipment

Kevin Smith has been named the general manager of the recently formed Ditch Witch Division of The Toro Company. Smith is tasked with bringing the businesses of Ditch Witch, Subsite Electronics, American Augers, and Trencor into one organization whose products will be sold primarily through the

Developing a new open space in your downtown community? Here are 5 key ideas to consider


One of the major global trends that we’ve seen during the last 50 years has been the steady shift of populations from rural communities to urban areas. Globally, people are flocking from the countryside to city centers.


How Do Boot Dryers Work?

Work Gearz

On a scale of 1 to 10 how annoying is the feeling of putting on wet footwear? If your workplace demands wearing boots on a daily basis then I am sure you must be familiar with this unpleasant happening.

Construction Starts End 2020 on Sour Note

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Total construction starts lost 5% in December, falling to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $784.3 billion. Nonresidential building starts fell 11% during the month, while nonbuilding starts were 5% lower. Residential starts were essentially flat over the month.

How Do Boot Blousers Work? (Step By Step Guide)

Work Gearz

Saw a military personnel carrying their pants with a balloon like area right above their boots? Not just them, there are a lot of people who go out on hiking adventures or hunting trips which are usually seen pulling off the same style.

Environmental Rule Changes Coming for Construction Sites

ENR Construction

The review—which will include the recently reissued and modified Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, and several energy efficiency standards, among others—is par for the course, say industry officials

8 Easy Hacks to Deodorize Work Boots

Work Gearz

For most people working outdoors and in places where they have to deal everyday with different kinds of hazards boots are considered as their best friend. Boots help us comfortably face whatever conditions we work through and make the work quite easy.

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TC Energy Stops Construction on Keystone Pipeline After Biden Pulls Permit

ENR Construction

President takes stance despite renewable-energy push by TC Energy

Casablanca Finance City Tower becomes Morphosis’ first project in Africa


The 25-story Casablanca Finance City Tower has become the first project to be completed in the newly-established Casablanca Finance City, a new business district being developed in Morocco's Anfa District.

Paccar Partners for Autonomous Trucks

Construction Equipment

Peterbilt- and Kenworth-branded autonomous trucks are the goal of a partnership between parent company Paccar and Aurora. The two will “develop, test, and commercialize” autonomous heavy trucks, according to an announcement from Paccar, through the integration of Paccar’s autonomous vehicle

James White: Borrowed Bridge-Building Technique to Expedite High-Rise Construction

ENR Construction

Jim White’s experience was critical to the innovative construction approach that shaved six months off the schedule of Oxford Group’s $1-billion effort to transform the former St.

Good News Among the Bad


While the pandemic left many in positions of financial insecurity, those who maintained employment and income stability have been incentivized to buy houses given the record-low mortgage rates available. In turn, this is increasing buyer demand while for-sale inventory is in short supply.

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Justin Barton: Led Team to Deliver First Large-Scale PFTE Mesh Installation on Stadium

ENR Construction

Engineer of innovative sports structures led team that delivered first large-scale use of woven PTFE laminate mesh at Allianz Field

Are Tire Bales Insulation or Mass?

Natural Building

Recently Kimi Ishikawa posted this comment on the blog post about building their tire bale house in New Mexico : I hear people referring to tire bales as “thermal mass” and others referring to them as “insulation.” It can’t be both, right? Aren’t “thermal mass” and “insulation” mutually exclusive?

TC Energy Stops Work on Keystone Pipeline After Biden Pulls Permit

ENR Construction

President takes stance despite push by TC Energy and building trades to add renewable energy elements to line construction and operation; unhappy Canadian officials mull options

Steel industry, labor urge Biden to retain steel tariffs


Four domestic steel industry associations and the United Steelworkers union have urged President-elect Joe Biden to ensure steel tariffs and quotas are kept in place

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Mary Jane O’Meara Selected as ENR New England's 2020 Legacy Award Winner

ENR Construction

The editors of ENR have chosen Mary Jane O’Meara as ENR New England’s 2020 Legacy Award winner


Union Square’s first ground-up development in two decades completes


300 Grant Avenue, a 70.000-sf mixed-use project, has been completed, making it the first new ground-up development in San Francisco’s Union Square in over 20 years. The project includes approximately 28,100 sf of retail and 41,500 sf of Class A office space.

Tim Gokhman: Led Development of Nation's First Mass-Timber Tower

ENR Construction

Fired up to develop the nation’s first mass-timber tower—the 284-ft-tall Ascent in Milwaukee

Latest RCLCO Survey Finds Record-Low Sentiment Toward Real Estate

Pro Builder

Latest RCLCO Survey Finds Record-Low Sentiment Toward Real Estate. cbroderick. Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:19. RCLCO’s end-of-year Sentiment Survey found real estate participants are significantly more negative about the housing market compared to 2019.