Tue.Mar 20, 2018

Is a BIM Mandate Coming to the US?

John Chaney

As we discussed in a recent blog post , the JBKnowledge 2017 Construction Technology report found that building information modeling (BIM) adoption in the United States has been fairly slow, with only 27 percent of construction companies having a BIM department.

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The Dotted Line: How to develop a collaborative team that wins bids

Construction Dive

The most effective partners possess unique skill sets, have extensive lists of contacts and stay aligned with the project's overall goals

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How College Basketball Can Change Your Workplace Safety Culture

FDR Safety

Picture via 247sports. As Safety Professionals we are constantly asked, “how can we improve our safety performance?” Our response is typically a variation of the same answer: You have to develop and practice a workplace culture that values safety and rewards your employees for being safe.

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Materials and Methods of Thermal Insulation of Buildings

The Constructor

What is Thermal Insulation of Buildings? In general, people living in hot regions wants to make their inside atmosphere very cool similarly people. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Buildings

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

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

Turner Construction wins $520M contract for California agency HQ

Construction Dive

The new Natural Resources Agency building will occupy 838,000 square feet in downtown Sacramento

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Nonresidential backlog hits new high in Q4, primes industry for strong 2018

Construction Dive

The South still has the most construction projects in the pipeline, but the Northeast's backlog grew the most of any region in the fourth quarter

Report shows how LEED certification supports net zero energy


A report by the New Buildings Institute highlights where LEED certification aids in the goal of achieving net zero energy. Getting to Zero Status Update and List of Zero Energy (“ZE”) Projects for 2018” is a digest of almost 500 certified, verified and emerging zero energy projects in the U.S.

Construction expert Thomas Goubau: No project monitoring without standardisation!


‘There is one thing that construction companies absolutely need to do. They have to start standardising even before using technology. Otherwise, they just throw whatever technology they have out the window!’

Moody's: Trump's infrastructure plan could grow P3 market

Construction Dive

To take advantage of P3s, some state and local governments will have consider revenue sources, like tolling, even though those measures can be politically difficult to enact

Former bank in Alabama becomes modern café


A two-story former Regions and First National Bank building is getting a second life as a modern café in Montgomery, Ala. Vintage Hospitality Group owns the building and spearheaded the transformation.

Data-driven micro-targeted marketing: Its potential, and pitfalls

Construction Marketing Ideas

The architectural, engineering and construction community almost never leads the way in marketing trends. In the case of data-driven micro-targeted marketing, this may be a good thing.

M40 Grade Concrete Mix Design as per ACI Method

The Constructor

M40 grade stands for it’s a mix of concrete with a characteristic compressive strength of 40 N/mm2. The mix design procedure for M40 grade concrete. Concrete Concrete Properties Concrete Mix Design Concrete Technology

Brief overview of metal casting

Construction Cost Estimating

Casting means development of hot liquid metals or several metals which are cooled after obtaining the constituents like clay, plaster and concrete mixed in. This method is also utilized in forming cars or planes. Various types of castings are found in construction industries.

Dominion Realty Partners to develop 31-story mixed-use tower in Charlotte

Construction Dive

The developer also will manage the new building, which will serve as the regional headquarters for F.N.B.

How to perform slump cone test for testing the workability of concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

This construction video tutorial is based on slump cone test. It is one of the most recognized field tests on fresh concrete. Slump test is undertaken to evaluate the functionality of fresh concrete as well as verify the water ratio and the consistency of concrete from batch to batch.

Weekly Product Gallery: Inspection tools

Contractor Magazine

University of Hawaii Maui College on pace to become first U.S. campus to generate 100% renewable energy on-site


In 2015, the University of Hawaii (UH) and the Hawaii Legislature established a goal for the UH university system to be net-zero by Jan. 1, 2035.

Harvard gets OK to develop 36-acre enterprise research campus

Construction Dive

Like other major universities and colleges, Harvard is relying partially on private sector-expertise to help them develop major new university assets


New Nebraska Facebook Site to Triple in Size

Construction Equipment

Facebook announced yesterday its Papillion Data Center construction, announced in April 2017, is now planned to be 200 percent larger than the original 2017 build.

What’s on tap for the 6th Emerging Water Technology Symposium? Part 2

Contractor Magazine

This is the 2nd of a 3 part EWTS update series to let attendees know what the technical program has in store


The Toro Company Acquires L.T. Rich Products

Green Industry Professionals

Rich Products is a manufacturer of spreaders, sprayers, aerators, and snow and ice management equipment

Plastics Company Investing $9.2M In Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

Tessy Plastics will create 34 new jobs with the expansion of its Lynchburg, VA plastics manufacturing operation. Read: Plastics Company Investing $9.2M In Virginia Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

ENR New York Construction Industry News for Spring 2018

ENR Construction

What’s Happening in the New York Region

Marine Manufacturer To Open New Alabama Plant

Business Facilities Blog

Scheduled to open next month, Canada-based AdvanTec's Robertsdale, AL facility will employ 46 workers. Read: Marine Manufacturer To Open New Alabama Plant at BusinessFacilities.com. Alabama Canada Daily News Featured Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing AdvanTech Alabama Department of Commerce Baldwin County corporate expansion Employment foreign direct investment marine manufacturing Site Selection Workforce Development

Video: AEM TV Ad Urges President to Say NO to Steel Tariffs

Construction Equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers ( AEM ) released a new TV ad yesterday that will run on “Fox & Friends,” “Morning Joe,” and “Hannity”.

Midwest Sows Clean Energy Harvest

ENR Construction

Hydro, natural gas, solar and wind projects—both generation and transmission— promise a brighter future beyond the region


Mowy Lawn Brings Augmented Reality Lawn Mowing to Mobile

Green Industry Professionals

With a number of souped-up mowers available to pick from, players have options to tackle overgrown lawns

ENR New York’s Top Design Firm Survey: Now Open

ENR Construction

Do Not Pass “Go” You Out-of-State, Unlicensed Contractor

Best Practices Construction Law

I forgot how much fun it was playing family board games as a child. We recently dusted off some of the oldies like Sorry , Life and Monopoly to play with the kids. I laughed uncontrollably the first time I got to say, “Go directly to jail. Do not pass GO. Do not collect $200!” ” A contractor in North Dakota wasn’t laughing when it was not allowed to pass “Go” and could not immediately collect its $200,000 for work performed. In Snider Construction v.

New York Pulse: Project News for March 2018

ENR Construction

New York project news from Dodge Data & Analytics

Foxconn Names Lead Contractors for Racine County Campus

Construction Equipment

M+W Gilbane has been chosen as general contractor for the massive Foxconn flat panel display manufacturing campus in Wisconsin. CH2M and The Sigma Group will serve as the lead contractors and designers.

'A sense of place': Connectivity and healing at ProMedica Health and Wellness Center


When global architectural firm HKS met with ProMedica to discuss the regional health system’s plans to consolidate 11 physician practices into its new Health and Wellness Center in Sylvania, Ohio, the medical provider made its expectations clear: the building needed to foster connectivity, flexibility and a sense of place within the community. Solarban ® 72 solar control low-e glass by Vitro Glass, featuring an ultra-transparent Starphire ® glass substrate, was integral to achieving that mandat

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Update: Foxconn Names Lead Contractors for Racine County Campus

Construction Equipment

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with M+W | Gilbane and the state’s regional economic development organizations, has posted instructions for Wisconsin contractors who are interested in working on the $10 billion Foxconn Project. Companies should go to the WisconnValley.wi.go v website to register with M+W Gilbane who is overseeing the project