Mon.Jun 01, 2020

Modular Monitor: What to consider before making the move to offsite construction

Construction Dive

While the coronavirus may lead more firms to check out modular building techniques, experts say contractors should thoroughly understand the differences in bidding, scheduling, budgeting and more that go along with them

10 Ways Technology can help Construction Fight COVID-19 [PDF]

The Constructor

The construction sector is one of the worst-hit sectors by COVID-19. To begin with, contractors had to shut down sites to protect their workers. Construction Engineering & Management Digital tools

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Moody's: Expect more coronavirus-induced project delays

Construction Dive

Some types of construction projects historically are prone to delays, and thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, those delays are about to get worse, according to a new report

Indiana Devotes Nearly $44M To Economic Recovery Efforts

Business Facilities

The new initiatives were launched to help Indiana businesses restart, adapt and stimulate long-term growth, especially small businesses and manufacturers. . Read: Indiana Devotes Nearly $44M To Economic Recovery Efforts at

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.

Types of Building Materials & Their Applications


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Unix Packaging Creating 226 New Jobs In North Carolina

Business Facilities

The California-based beverage company will invest $19 million in a new manufacturing, bottling, and beverage product packaging facility in Morganton, NC. Read: Unix Packaging Creating 226 New Jobs In North Carolina at

3 Infrastructure Construction Companies Pivot


Here at Constructech we have been talking about how companies need to be open to new opportunities.

7 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 1, 2020


New multifamily project includes energy storage as an amenity (BD+C) . "A A new multifamily complex in Herriman, Utah includes a first-of-its-kind amenity in each of its 600 units: a battery that is linked to an on-site solar panel array.

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What is the Percentage of Stone Dust that can be added along with Fine Aggregate in different Designs of Concrete (Say M-20)?

The Constructor

What is the percentage of stone dust that can be added along with fine aggregate in different designs of concrete (Say M-20)? What is the difference

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

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

Luxembourg office complex breaks ground in Belval


A new Foster + Partners-designed office building in Belval, Luxembourg has broken ground. . Dubbed ICÔNE, the 202,000-sf office complex has an interior reminiscent of an Escher painting, filled with light and greenery.

Why Bringing Fresh Air Into a House Is a Big Deal

Pro Builder

Why Bringing Fresh Air Into a House Is a Big Deal. ibush. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 21:53. Good indoor air quality is critical for occupant health, which is why using a ventilation system is key. These nine products help home builders ensure indoor air in the homes they build is clean and fresh. Nigel F.

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Equipment Manager Confidence Sags

Construction Equipment

Confidence among equipment managers dropped in May compared to the previous month, according to the Equipment Manager Confidence Index. The June 1 index was 99 on a scale of 0 to 200, with 200 indicating full confidence that the next month will be “better,” compared to 126 in mid-April

Construction Projects Halted, Fires Set in Several Major US Cities Amid Protests

ENR Construction

Project sites in Minneapolis, D.C. and Ohio have been set ablaze, while construction has been shut down in downtown Chicago and areas of California

Construction Employment Declines in 49 States

Construction Equipment

Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows. At the same time, the association released a new survey that finds that rising project cancellations

How to Determine the Specific Gravity of Chemicals using Pycnometer??

The Constructor

How to determine the specific gravity of chemicals using Pycnometer? Can the pycnometer test for specific gravity done without a Vaccum pump


How to Get a Surety Bond

Construction Business Owner

How to Get a Surety Bond. 4 steps to successfully securing a surety & agent for your business. Greg Ragsdale. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:45.

What is the best method of Solving Inclined Truss?

The Constructor

What is the best method of solving inclined truss? And how do can I get the magnitude of the forces in the members? The post What is the best method


New Home Sales, Home Builder Stocks Soar in May

Pro Builder

New Home Sales, Home Builder Stocks Soar in May. acebulski. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:11. New home sales and some home builder’s stocks increased in the month of May after surviving steep declines the month prior.

JVA Inc. Selected as 2020 Design Firm of the Year for Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas

ENR Construction

Engineering firm’s broad range of projects combines a passion for innovation with a desire to give back to smaller communities

Resilience in Construction


Is your company resilient? I think it is an important question to be asking right now. Resilience is the ability to adapt to changing conditions and to maintain or regain functionality and vitality in the face of stress or disturbance—something most companies are going through right now.


Method Studio Chosen 2020 Intermountain Design Firm of the Year

ENR Construction

High-level design and ongoing engagement with clients drives success of Salt Lake design firm

Nonresidential construction spending falls in April


Closing the Gap Between Buyers and Builders

Pro Builder

Closing the Gap Between Buyers and Builders. mbeirne. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 06:00. In order to close the gap between buyers and builders, builders need to think less about how to plug the holes in our boats (the problems that currently exist in our operations) and more about how to find a better boat.

How owners should comply with OSHA roofing safety guidelines


Building owners have a responsibility to protect people who venture on their roofs, according to OSHA. OSHA prescribed certain safety requirements that were introduced in January 2017. Among them are a raised warning line 15 feet from the roof edge, and a guardrail or cage around skylights

Block 162 Tower Offers Upgrades to Denver's Spec Office Market

ENR Construction

The new 30-story downtown high-rise will feature lounges, fitness and conference facilities that open to a panoramic sky terrace

How Are Retirement Communities Adapting to the Pandemic?

Pro Builder

How Are Retirement Communities Adapting to the Pandemic? acebulski. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:17. Age-restricted communities marketed toward retirees are changing to keep residents safe during the pandemic.

Monthly Construction Spending Drops in April, Commerce Dept. Says

ENR Construction

But spending did increase on a year-over-year basis

Laura Dwyer

Pro Builder

Laura Dwyer. mbeirne. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:32


Ninth Circuit Orders Enjoinment of Oil and Gas Line Construction Proceeding Under Nationwide Water Permit 12


Plains Res. Council v. United States Army Corps of Eng’rs, No. 4:19-cv-00044-BMM, 2020 BL 35412 (9th Cir. May 14, 2020) By: Alexander P. Downs*, Law Clerk, Pepper Hamilton LLP Oil and gas pipeline construction may no longer proceed under Nationwide Water Permit 12 (“NWP 12”).

Theresa Watson Ph.D

Pro Builder

Theresa Watson Ph.D. mbeirne. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 11:34


Adapting Your Workplace for COVID-19: A ‘Return to Work’ Checklist


In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies across the spectrum are realizing that having a workplace that supports employee health and well-being is not a “nice to have” or added benefit, but a requirement.

Virginia Makes General Contractors Liable for Subcontractor Employee Wages  

Pro Builder

Virginia Makes General Contractors Liable for Subcontractor Employee Wages . acebulski. Mon, 06/01/2020 - 09:00. Peter Fabris. A new Virginia law has made general contractors of large projects liable for the wages of subcontractors’ employees.