Thu.May 23, 2019

Putting Paper in Its Place


Paper and construction do not mix. Because construction deals with projects that are larger than life with a thousand moving parts and paper simply can’t keep up.

FERC approves fourth train at $14B Freeport LNG terminal

Construction Dive

KBR won a fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Texas expansion this month and will oversee the up to five-year build-out

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Litehouse Creating 160 New Jobs At Virginia Production Facility

Business Facilities

Litehouse will invest $46 million in the City of Danville, VA at the packaged food company's first East Coast production facility. Read: Litehouse Creating 160 New Jobs At Virginia Production Facility at

Virgin Trains taps contractors for $4B South Florida-Orlando expansion

Construction Dive

The rail company formerly known as Brightline selected Hubbard Construction, Wharton-Smith and others to work on its 170-mile Phase 2 extension

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

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

Essity Investing $415M In Germany Expansion

Business Facilities

The hygiene and health company's new facility at its Mannheim, Germany tissue plant site will use a new proprietary technology to produce pulp from alternative fiber. Read: Essity Investing $415M In Germany Expansion at

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Austin creates innovative plan to boost affordable housing


City leaders in Austin, Texas are backing an innovative policy to increase the amount of affordable housing. The plan relaxes zoning restrictions and provides incentives for higher density construction in affordable and mixed-income developments.

EPA Issues Recommendations for Recreational Water Quality

Contractor Magazine

The new new recommendations for water quality criteria include swimming advisory values for two cyanotoxins


How can we make our cities more vibrant?


NBBJ and Downtown Works recently hosted an event with Canadian developer Robert Fung, president of the Salient Group, who spearheaded the revival of Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood and the renaissance of New Westminster.

Giants 2019: The Good Times Roll

Contractor Magazine

Despite economic storm clouds the nation’s largest mechanical contractors post another strong—for some a record—year

The Impact of Contaminated Fuel

Construction Equipment

Tier 4-F engines are more sensitive than ever; this is particularly true for their high-pressure common rail fuel systems. The most common culprit when it comes to damage is water in the fuel, which often comes from unmaintained transfer tanks,” says Keith Kramlich, national service and warranty

You Do Not Know What You Do Not Know

Contractor Magazine

You know what you know, you know what you do not know, but you do not know what you do not know


[VIDEO]: Trump Pushes Off Infrastructure Bill While Under Investigation

Construction Equipment

President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer at the White House on Wednesday, telling reporters that he would not negotiate on legislation with Democrats while still under investigation. According to CNBC, Trump’s attitude

We need to collect more data and it goes through digital adoption


As a continuation of our European ConTech Summit coverage, this time we dive into the insightful keynote speech of Thomas Goubau, CCO at LetsBuild. In his presentation, Thomas Goubau referred to the importance of data for the digital transformation of the construction industry.

PMI Applauds House Committee for Support of WaterSense

Contractor Magazine

The WaterSense program has saved more than three trillion gallons of water and billions of dollars in water and energy expenses over the past decade

237-room hotel will anchor Nashville’s new $540 million mixed-use development


Propst Development, Chartwell Hospitality, and Hilton recently announced Conrad Nashville, a 237-room luxury hotel, will anchor one of the two towers at Broadwest, Nashville’s $540-million mixed-use community

ENR 2019 Top 400 Contractors: The Market Keeps Growing

ENR Construction

The market has hit its tenth year of growth, one of the longer expansions in history. But firms don’t see any signs of a cooling off

Structural Column Disappears - Part Deux

Revit OpEd

Yesterday while trading messages with a friend we discussed my previous post about columns disappearing. He suspected it might explain the issue he was observing. After looking more closely it turned out that it doesn't. In his situation the structural columns were modeled the full height of the building and Join Geometry was used on walls, that passed through (overlapped) the columns, at each floor (level). The result: at some levels no column appeared while at others they do.

Infrastructure Talks Break Down, Leaving $2-Trillion Plan Hanging

ENR Construction

Industry officials still see path forward, with highway-transit bill a key

Cade Museum


A museum devoted to exploring and expanding creativity must have an eye-catching design, and that’s certainly the case for the recently opened Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention in Gainesville, Fla.

Trump Ends Infrastructure Talks Before They Begin. Now What?

ENR Construction

Industry officials still see path forward, with highway-transit bill a key

Fifty years of JCB wheeled loaders

Digger Blog

JCB may be synonymous with the backhoe loader but in 2019 it celebrates 50 years of manufacturing wheeled loading shovels. JCB may be synonymous with the backhoe loader but in 2019 it celebrates 50 years of manufacturing wheeled loading shovels. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Northern California casino offers a template for resilient microgrids


Blue Lake Rancheria, in Northern California is an area vulnerable to wildfires, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Considering those risks, the tribe that owns the casino property has created its own solar-powered microgrid that can disconnect from the main grid and run off Tesla battery power.

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Kinshofer KSB-Series Excavator Hydraulic Breakers

Green Industry Professionals

Series includes eight models for.5- to 12-ton excavators

Process analysis is how one MEP producer is coping with the industry’s labor woes


It’s no secret that, despite improvements in its employment rate that rose steeply last month , the construction industry still struggles with labor shortages

Vanair Mobile Power Solutions

Green Industry Professionals

Vanair® has been providing mobile power solutions since 1972. The company offers the most extensive line of mobile air compressors, generators, welders, battery boosters, battery chargers, hydraulics and engine starting equipment in the world

Vanair introduces Start-All Jump-Pack

Green Industry Professionals

The Start-All Jump-Pack series are compact, lightweight lithium-ion cobalt jump starters for up to a Class 8 Truck and off-road equipment. The unit features a personal power bank to charge electronics such as cell phones, smart watches, computers and

Takeuchi names new national account sales rep

Green Industry Professionals

Austin Smith to take on sales and support of national account customers across the U.S. and Canada

Notre Dame's landscaping chief to retire

Green Industry Professionals

McCauslin capping off a 35-year journey that he began as a groundskeeper in 1984


Bobcat Nitrogen Breakers

Green Industry Professionals

Six models offer impact energy ratings from 81 to 996 ft

Doosan Portable Power

Green Industry Professionals

Doosan Infracore Portable Power has more than 100 years of manufacturing expertise and application experience with a focus on providing the highest quality machines, customer service and reliability. Its product line includes mobile generators, air

Doosan expands small air compressor product line with XP185WDO

Green Industry Professionals

XP185WDO high-pressure small air compressor produces 185 cfm and 125 psi