Thu.Apr 18, 2019

It’s Good to Talk: Why Two Way Radio Still Matters in Construction

Construction Marketing Blog

In an age when mobile telephones have emerged as the defining technology of their day, it might strike us as a little puzzling that one of mobile’s predecessors still enjoys such popularity in industry. Two way radio technology is approaching 100 years old, yet across construction sites, processing plants, factories and warehouses the world over, it remains the go-to solution for wireless on-site communication.

DC-area utility: Purple Line construction dangerously close to water main

Construction Dive

In the worst-case scenario, the pipe reportedly could burst, flooding train tracks and affecting the availability of drinking water and fire hydrant service

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Adopting Technology that Works in the Field and the Office

Surveyor

Simplifying Processes Between the Office and Field

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$1B Las Vegas Circa Resort & Casino starts concrete work

Construction Dive

Construction of the city's first ground-up resort in 30 years, led by McCarthy and Tré Builders, is expected to be complete next year

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

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

Horton Holding Creating 125 Jobs In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The manufacturer is establishing a new 100,000-square-foot facility in Oconee County, SC. Read: Horton Holding Creating 125 Jobs In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Does your Job Order Contract Work This Way?

Job Order Contracting

We are Four BT, LLC (4BT). We saw the need for open, customer-focused, cost-effective, JOC solutions based upon LEAN best management practices. Our founders have decades of experience with organizations including R.S. Means Company, LLC, US Cost, VFA, Inc., and The JOC Group, serving over $4.5B

Determining a Crane Rental Strategy

Construction Business Owner

How to determine a crane rental strategy that lands your company the right equipment, at the right time, under the right contract

Dodge Momentum Index Inches Higher in March

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5% in March to 145.5 2000=100) from the revised February reading of 144.8.

Ransom Everglades School’s new STEM facility to emphasize flexibility

BD+C

Ransom Everglades School’s new 45,000-sf, three-story STEM facility will be a flexible space with the ability to adapt to a variety of learning needs, according to new details released by Perkins+Will, the project’s architect.

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Announcing ENR's 2019 National Top 20 Under 40 List

ENR Construction

Every year, each of ENR’s 10 regional editions honors the best of the next generation of construction industry professionals with the Top Young Professionals competition. And for the third year in a row, ENR honors a new class of national winners

ABC report: 'Confidence seems to be making a comeback in America'

BD+C

Construction industry leaders remained confident regarding nonresidential construction prospects in February 2019, according to the latest Construction Confidence Index released by Associated Builders and Contractors. All three principal components measured by the survey—sales, profit margins, and staffing levels—remain well above the diffusion index threshold of 50, signaling ongoing expansion in construction activity.

Foxconn Seeking Bids, Progress Unclear

Construction Equipment

Foxconn is seeking bids for the first phase of work on its U.S.-based based fabrication plant, set to be built in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. According to the Daily Reporter, company officials put out Bid Release 4A for the project, which calls for materials testing, excavation, foundation work, and

Compact Wheel Loaders Help Grow Landscape Nursery’s Efficiency

Green Industry Professionals

Cherrylake's fleet of 37 Volvo compact wheel loaders handle virtually all aspects of the nursery's plant life cycle

HDD Strikes Pipe, Causes Explosion

Construction Equipment

A crew working in downtown Durham, North Carolina, struck a 2-inch gas line with a directional drill on April 10, causing a gas leak that turned into a major explosion. The blast caused a two-story building to collapse and damaged several others. One person was killed, and 17 were injured.

Adopting Technology that Works in the Field and the Office

Surveyor

Cloud-based construction technology improves access to information in the field and simplifies collecting data for the office. Contractors today are facing increasingly complex problems on the jobsite and in the office.

Basic Electrification Concepts

Construction Equipment

Electrically based systems in construction machines differ in design and involve different components and processes. Hybrid: The term has a number of definitions, but when used to describe an electrically based system in a construction machine, it usually is narrowly defined as a machine that can

Hazards Ahead: Searching for Solutions, an ENR Series

ENR Construction

Every year there is a new natural disaster added to the lists of worst disasters the U.S. has experienced: Hurricane Harvey, the Camp Fire, historic floods in Nebraska

Elite Grounds Using Aerial Imagery to Reduce In-field Time for Job Estimates

Green Industry Professionals

Elite Grounds uses aerial imagery to save up to 75% of the time it takes to manually measure and create estimates of landscaping jobs

As East Coast Offshore Wind Market Booms, More Regional Links Eyed

ENR Construction

Key NYC networking event attracts 1,400 attendees as states push projects and supply chains

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The Evolution of Wyscape Landscape Contractors

Green Industry Professionals

The landscaping company built a world-class hardscaping team after realizing there was an opportunity to meet client demand for hardscaping projects

Deere Lowers JDLink Price

Construction Equipment

John Deere is decreasing the price of JDLink’s annual subscription to $200 for JDLink Ultimate, and $630 for the JDLink Ultimate dual subscription. Tier pricing will be eliminated, and customers can purchase up to three years of a subscription. In addition, the Forestry Ultimate Forestry Ultimate

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String Trimmers—Expectations and Innovations, Ergonomics and Environment

Green Industry Professionals

Greenworks, STIHL, Husqvarna, RedMax and Edgit offer insight on the advancements of string trimmers

A Faster, Cleaner Way to Change Oil.

Construction Equipment

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Eliminating Emissions Extends Wheel Loader Use Opportunities

Green Industry Professionals

Electric wheel loaders offer emissions and noise reductions, expanding the jobs in which they can be used

Shaping an Artist

Green Industry Professionals

Pool Crafters finds a unique solution for creating authentic rocks and waterfalls

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Safety Matters: Preventing Injury and Safeguarding the Bottom Line

Green Industry Professionals

You can safeguard your crew—and your bottom line—from injury by implementing these four best practices