Tue.Sep 10, 2019

What’s Your Company’s Crisis Plan?

Surveyor

When disaster strikes, having the right technology and a solid plan in place can ensure limited business disruption

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Skanska USA transcends challenges on its largest IPD project

Construction Dive

Without an integrated project delivery approach, the $349 million Inspira Health Hospital project may have fallen off track, says Vice President Rebecca Pizzi

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Safe Bearing Capacity values of Different Soils

The Constructor

The capacity of the soil to allow the loads coming from the foundation is called bearing capacity of the soil. It is essential to know the bearing. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Soil Engineering bearing capacity Safe Bearing Capacity of Soil

Meet the 40 Under 40 class of 2019

BD+C

They're the top young leaders of the commercial design and construction industry—40 outstanding individuals who have excelled not only in their chosen fields of work but also in service to their clients, their firms, their professions, and their communities.

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

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

Procore gets in the preconstruction game

Construction Dive

Procore has linked the preconstruction process to construction management, giving contractors a valuable, more efficient flow of information

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How the competitive job market can lead to prompter payments

Construction Dive

Prompt payment has long been a challenge for the construction industry. Complex invoicing and weak payment legislation have made it difficult for subcontractors to receive timely payment from their employers

QuickBooks Desktop Solutions Specific To Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

Each contractor type has unique construction accounting needs which means if the QuickBooks process is custom-fitted to the needs of each construction company, it is a beautiful thing.

CarMax To Create More Than 400 Jobs In Arizona

Business Facilities

The Fortune 500 used car retailer will open a new contact center in Tempe, AZ by the end of this year. Read: CarMax To Create More Than 400 Jobs In Arizona at BusinessFacilities.com.

How Big Data is transforming the construction industry

Geniebelt

The reason big data has garnered so much attention in recent years is that it not only is relevant across all industries but its value in terms of application in the digital age is almost limitless. Take the construction industry, for example.

HCTec Creating More Than 100 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The healthcare IT workforce service company will invest more than $500,000 in an expansion of its Hohenwald, TN operations. Read: HCTec Creating More Than 100 Jobs In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Wacker Neuson Revenue Reaches $1.1 Billion

Construction Equipment

Wacker Neuson’s revenue rose 15.2 percent during the first half of 2019, reaching $1.1 billion. According to a press release, revenue in the Americas reached $253.6 million, fueled by the group’s expansion of the North American independent dealer network. Revenue for Europe rose to $764.9 million

Digital 'use cases' can help construction firms implement tech

Construction Dive

McKinsey analysts have hit on the idea that focusing on quantifying benefits from a specific technology can help contractors effectively digitize

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Ski Town Boiler Swap

Contractor Magazine

Downs Mechanical does condensing boiler replacement work for a luxury condo complex in ski country

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Vanair to Showcase Enhanced Tech at ICUEE

Construction Equipment

Vanair’s booth (L417) at ICUEE will feature several new and enhanced products, and showcase the company’s technologies. Over 22 mobile power units will be on display at the Vanair exhibit, including a new series of lightweight lithium-ion jump starters, a separator tank for underdeck units, and an

The balancing act: Efficiency and beauty in design and construction

BD+C

No one sets out to make an ugly building. And yet, this is often the result - a walk of any size in any place shows building after building that did not start where it seems to have ended up.

PODCAST: Episode 1 - Reclaim your unused concrete

GCP Applied Technologies

PODCAST: Episode 1 - Reclaim your unused concrete. michael.delros…. Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:23. Terry Harris talks about CLARENA® RC40 for reclaimed concrete. Hard Hat Cast. September 10, 2019. download podcast.

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Carbon-neutral apartment building sets the pace for scalable affordable housing

BD+C

The $16 million Project Open rental community of 112 one-bedroom units is the product of Giv Development , a Salt Lake City developer that specializes in mixed-income housing communities. Its not-for-profit arm explores new concepts for affordable, sustainable housing.

Hot Water in the Desert

Contractor Magazine

A Tucson, Ariz., manufacturer’s rep firm helps design and install a resort’s water heating system to cut natural gas use by more than 50 percent

Answers to Your Top 7 Warranty Questions

Construction Business Owner

Nothing says more about an equipment manufacturer’s product integrity than its warranty—a company’s pledge to stand behind its products on your most challenging days.

Apartment buildings and their residents contribute $3.4 trillion to the national economy

BD+C

A new Hoyt Advisory Services Study commissioned by the National Apartment Association (NAA) and National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) reveals that the apartment/multifamily industry and its residents annually contribute more than $3.4 trillion to the national economy

JCB 131X, 150X Crawler Excavators

Construction Equipment

JCB 131X and 150X are new X Series crawler excavators with operating weights of 35,649 and 39,916 pounds, respectively. The 131X has a 74-horsepower JCB EcoMAX engine, and the 150X uses a 109-horsepower JCB EcoMAX engine. Maximum dig depth for both excavators is 19 feet 10 inches, and breakout

PODCAST: Episode 3 – The VERIFI® in-transit concrete management playbook

GCP Applied Technologies

PODCAST: Episode 3 – The VERIFI® in-transit concrete management playbook. michael.delros…. Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:23. Listen to this episode to learn how VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system can vastly improve ready-mix operations. Hard Hat Cast. October 09, 2019. watch full podcast.

Moody's: Fixed-price E&C contracts can be more risk than reward

Construction Dive

Profitability hinges on thorough and accurate bids not only for megaprojects but mid-size projects as well, with owners and contractors alike seeking certainty in the face of ever-shifting material and labor costs

PODCAST: Episode 2 – Technical services train the trainers

GCP Applied Technologies

PODCAST: Episode 2 – Technical services train the trainers. michael.delros…. Tue, 09/10/2019 - 19:23. GCP Applied Technologies technical services engineers train apprenticeship trainers out West on best building envelope practices. Hard Hat Cast. October 02, 2019.

Platforms That Enhance Field Service

Contractor Magazine

Reviews of Salesforce Field Service Lightning and Workiz Team/Workiz Professional

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What bidding strategy does your company use, & why?

Construction Business Owner

Construction industry experts explain the bidding strategies that keep their firms profitable

Weekly Product Gallery: Joseph Stevens, Bluewater, Heatlink, Alfa Laval, Weil-McLain, Bemis

Contractor Magazine

This week the gallery includes a line of push-on fittings; a water filter; a PEX-A potable water system; a valve sensor and control; a vertical firetube boiler; and an earth-friendly toilet seat

What Will Winter 2020 Bring for Snow Removal Contractors?

Green Industry Professionals

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Long Range Weather Forecasts show deviations from normal temperatures and above average precipitation amounts for some areas

Rammed Earth Palace in Russia is Over Two Centuries Old

Natural Building

The origins of the Priory Palace located in Gatchina near St. Petersburg, Russia are linked to the history of the Order of Malta, one of the oldest chivalric orders of the Roman Catholic Church.

Podcast - Honda HRN Lawn Mower Lineup Enhances the Experience of Mowing

Green Industry Professionals

Honda Lawn & Garden Products Marketing Manager Elisha Lipscomb shares highlights of the new Honda HRN mowers that are replacing the popular HRR series

Four Things You Should Know When Planning a Groundbreaking Ceremony

Wolgast Corporation

When building a new business or relocating, it pays to start your publicity early. An inexpensive way to create buzz is to host a groundbreaking or a “kickoff” ceremony at the beginning of your project.

Hitachi ZW180-6 Wheel Loader

Construction Equipment

Hitachi ZW180-6 wheel loader is a 200-horsepower machine with an operating weight of 32,100 pounds. Breakout force is 26,530 pounds, and the loader carries a 3.4-cubic-yard general purpose bucket or a 4.2-cubic-yard material handling bucket. It can lift 3,000 pounds to 12.9 Power Mode

Retreat may be the best option for some coastal communities in face of sea level rise

BD+C

For some coastal communities damaged by flooding, retreating from the shoreline is a better option than rebuilding, argue some scientists in a new research publication

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