Thu.Feb 25, 2021

4 Signs You May Need To Repair Your Roof

Construction Marketing

Keeping your roof in good shape is one of the most important responsibilities you’ll have as a homeowner. With a good roof, you and your family will be protected from different weather conditions and remain comfortable indoors.

State of the Construction Industry: February 2021 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn about some of the most intriguing stories we're following and their impact on construction. Construction Technology/News

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Brown-Forman Expanding Louisville Distillery Operation

Business Facilities

The bourbon maker will invest $95 million in an expansion of its Louisville, KY distillery and create a nursery on the property for a long-term study of oak tree sustainability. Read: Brown-Forman Expanding Louisville Distillery Operation at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Weekly show, Feb 25, 2021: When healthcare designers become patients, and machine learning for building design

BD+C

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders from BK Facility Consulting, cove.tool, and HMC Architects about: . What two healthcare designers learned about the shortcomings—and happy surprises—of healthcare facilities in which they found themselves as patients. . •

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

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

Gap Inc. Investing $140M In Texas Distribution Center

Business Facilities

The new Gap Inc. distribution center will create more than 500 jobs in Longview, TX by 2023, and even more over the next five years. Read: Gap Inc. Investing $140M In Texas Distribution Center at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Truck Knocks Workers into 20-Foot Hole

Construction Equipment

Two men were killed Wednesday morning in an accident at a construction site in Boston’s Financial District. According to a report by CBS Boston, the men fell about 20 feet into a hole after being struck by a dump truck. They were found in a hole at the site, according to the report, and the scene

Are Wedge Sole Boots Good for Flat Feet?

Work Gearz

Flat feet can be defined as a condition that happens when the arches present inside your feet become flat and encounter the ground whenever you stand up. This can be a huge issue and can lead to intense pain in the arch/heel area of your foot after a day of profound standing activity. .

Construction Employment Stalls, New Measures Threaten to Undermine Recovery of Sector

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment stagnated in January, ending eight months of recovery from the pandemic-related losses of early 2020, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.

What’s the Updated Google My Business Chat Feature, and How Should You Use It?

A David Creation

Following a long overdue update, Google My Business has made their chat feature user-friendly and practical. Make sure you aren’t missing out! Google is known for having a lot of beta products! As one of the kings of the interwebs, they can get away with this more than most software companies.

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.

2021 Peterbilt 520 Heavy Truck

Construction Equipment

The 2021 updates to Peterbilt model 520 heavy truck include improvements in the VMUX electrical system to deliver enhanced functionality and seamless integration with many different types of bodies for vocational customer applications. A 7-inch digital display includes conventional speedometer

Has Hydrogen's Time Finally Come?

ENR Construction

With environmental urgency, political will and technology aligning, the world is seeing the real potential of hydrogen to clean up fossil fuels—and begin to replace them. How are costs changing to make green hydrogen instead of brown or grey, and who is jumping on the bandwagon

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Volvo CE to Invest in Tech Training Facility

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is making a major investment in technical training facilities and programs with the addition of a $4.3 million training center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Upon its planned opening by the end of 2022, the facility will provide a space to develop and deliver

Massive Crane Places 170-ton Compression Ring at $1.6B MSG Sphere Project in Vegas

ENR Construction

MSG chose the massive crawler crane over a boom crane since its tracks allow the crane to manage heavier lifts

Leasing Business Falls 33%: Finance Group

Construction Equipment

Overall new business volume for January was $8.1 billion, a 33 percent drop from $12.1 billion in December, according to a measure of economic activity from 25 companies in the equipment finance sector. Compared to January 2020, volume was down 12 percent. The Monthly Leasing and Finance Index uses

Hydroelectric Project May Have Contributed to India Glacier Disaster

ENR Construction

A portion of a glacier, called Nanda Devi, broke off in the Chamoli district of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand resulting in a massive flood that killed 204 hit two hydropower projects and caused major mudslides across several days

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Truck Hits Workers into 20-Foot Hole

Construction Equipment

Two men were killed Wednesday morning in an accident at a construction site in Boston’s Financial District. According to a report by CBS Boston, the men fell about 20 feet into a hole after being struck by a dump truck. They were found in a hole at the site, according to the report, and the scene

A healthier planet starts with hospitals

BD+C

While hospitals are dedicated to healing, they are some of the most resource-intensive buildings on the planet. On average, they use twice the energy of most other building types. In the U.S., the healthcare system accounts for 10% of the nation’s total carbon dioxide emissions

2021 Peterbilt 567 Heavy Truck

Construction Equipment

The 2021 updates to Peterbilt model 567 heavy truck include improvements in the VMUX electrical system to deliver enhanced functionality and seamless integration with many different types of bodies for vocational customer applications. The Model 567 pairs either the 2021 Paccar MX-13 or MX-11

Record Share of Homes on the Market Have Yet to be Constructed

Pro Builder

Record Share of Homes on the Market Have Yet to be Constructed. cbroderick. Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:52. According to the Census Bureau, 307,000 homes were listed for sale at the end of January, but only 13.7% of those homes are built.

It’s not just lumber—roofing material prices are also on the rise

BD+C

Lumber is not the only commodity experiencing rapid price rises this year. Roofing material prices are also jumping. One reason: reduced production of gasoline and jet fuel. COVID-19 lockdowns have reduced demand and prices of the petroleum products, and therefore production is down

Emcor Group Reports Solid But Lower Profits in 2020

ENR Construction

The big specialty contractor describes the elements of its 2020 success

Updating a Classic

Constructech

There are many elements in modern home construction that have been around for a long time. Some have evolved, like the furnace, to keep up with contemporary needs while some have stayed the same for ages.

ENR Top Young Professionals Panel Sees Great Potential for Better Data in Construction

ENR Construction

Improving construction data practices and finding new ways to use machine-learning and other advanced algorithms in projects has been a hot topic in the industry, but some firms are already seeing real benefits.

These Spillover Markets Are the Hottest in the Country

Pro Builder

These Spillover Markets Are the Hottest in the Country. cbroderick. Thu, 02/25/2021 - 10:59. Spillover, or secondary, markets are dominating real estate as more buyers move to less dense, more affordable, and spacious areas.

Thanks AUGI!

CAD Shack

Thanks for the shout out AUGI. You made me want to post again

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Decrease Lumber Use With High-Performance Building Strategies

Pro Builder

Decrease Lumber Use With High-Performance Building Strategies. cbroderick. Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:05. As softwood lumber prices reach new heights, home builders may want to consider high-performance building strategies to use less lumber, suggests the National Association of Home Builders.

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Analysis Methods for Buildings Frames | Structural Frame Analysis | Frame Analysis Example | How to Analyze the Structure | Method of Consistent Deformation

CivilJungle

Analysis Methods for Building Frames: The term analysis method for building frames of a is defined as a general flat?plate plate structural system comprising thin Kirchoff plates. Which are interconnected by one?dimensional dimensional flexural elements of various shapes and layouts.

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What Features Are Millennial Buyers Seeking?

Pro Builder

What Features Are Millennial Buyers Seeking? cbroderick. Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:11. Low interest rates are pulling Millennials into the housing market, where they are more likely to bet on risker homes and want larger homes, according to Clever’s 2021 Millennial Homebuyer Report.

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Commercial guardrails: Specifying post mounting systems

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Feeney. by Brad Adsit, CDT, LEEP AP, and Scott Cathcart. A key factor in successful commercial guardrail application is the attachment of the posts to the substructure (substrate).

Design Trends From the Best in American Living Awards and NKBA

Pro Builder

Design Trends From the Best in American Living Awards and NKBA. cbroderick. Thu, 02/25/2021 - 11:30.

Safety, Equity, Climate Change and Job Creation To Shape Transportation Policy

ENR Construction

DOT Secretary Buttigieg and deputies also emphasize breaking down "silos.&

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National Association of Home Builders

Pro Builder

National Association of Home Builders. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a Washington, D.C.-based

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