Wed.Oct 09, 2019

Drones above Microsoft revolutionize its campus rebuild

Construction Dive

The software behemoth is constructing 17 new buildings on its Washington campus and Skycatch's drones are capturing the entire process

Lennox Teams Provide HVAC Systems During 'Feel The Love' Weekend

Contractor Magazine

More than 300 free HVAC systems were installed for homeowners in need across the US, including furnaces and air conditioning systems for different climate needs

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What contractors should know about building on sacred land

Construction Dive

As evidenced by the recent Hawaii telescope project, crews working on historic sites can be stalled by protests or, in other cases, by the findings of artifacts or even human remains

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Watts Extends eLearning Program

Contractor Magazine

Through Watts Works Online, users can access convenient online training


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.

To optimize construction tech, stakeholders must synchronize

Construction Dive

Construction projects face higher costs, greater risks and schedule delays when owners and contractors don't use the same project management platform, which is all too often, according to Dodge and Trimble

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OpenSpace, the 'Google Street View of construction,' called a game changer

Construction Dive

With investors like Suffolk, Tishman Speyer and WeWork, OpenSpace is one of the industry's most hyped startups — and for good reason, users say

The Secrets to Better Projects & Profitable Equipment Ownership

Construction Business Owner

Macura Excavating's owner and site-work specialist, Mike Macura, offers his advice for starting and running a successful construction business and getting the most out of your equipment.

Two ULI reports foresee a solid real estate market through 2021


The current record-setting expansion in the U.S. economy and its real estate sector, which dates back to the start of this decade, should continue through 2021, but at a moderated pace

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Construction Employment Rises by 7,000 In September

Construction Equipment

Construction employment increased by 7,000 jobs in September, and 156,000 or 2.1 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers reached a record low for September, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Contractors foresee plenty of projects to

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

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

The pain (and magic) of competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

Business competition creates both challenges and opportunities. The ideal self-interested business model is a monopoly, of course, if you can get away with it.

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Cemen Tech Announces New Utility Package

Construction Equipment

Cemen Tech unveiled a utility package for its volumetric concrete mixers at ICUEE 2019. The package is designed for utility contractors with a need for standard concrete, flowable fill, or specialty mixes, and includes deluxe features and capabilities such as the ability to fill micro-trenches

Choose Skid Steer, CTL and Compact Wheel Loader Options to Reduce Operator Fatigue

Green Industry Professionals

Skid steers, CTLs and compact wheel loaders can be equipped to reduce wear on your operators

Caterpillar D3 Series Skid Steer, Compact Track Loaders

Construction Equipment

Cat D3 Series of skid steer and compact track loaders, which includes 16 models, feature control enhancements. Smart Attachments technology automatically converts machine controls to align with the operational and informational needs of the attachment. Return-to-Dig and Work Tool Positioner assist

DOE releases Better Buildings Healthcare Financing Primer


The U.S. Department of Energy recently released a new Better Buildings Initiative resource, the Healthcare Financing Primer. The purpose of the resource is to help organizations take advantage of financial strategies to implement energy-efficiency projects in the healthcare sector.

The Half-ton Electric Pickup Truck Soon to Be a Reality

Green Industry Professionals

R&D budgets soar as manufacturers compete to mass produce electric ½-ton pickup trucks

Sophisticated curved glass meets stringent energy targets


World-renowned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) designed the façade of the 707 Fifth “AAA” office tower in downtown Calgary, Alberta, to combine convex and concave forms to shape elliptical and undulating elevations.

How Snow Contractors Can Find the Right New Clients

Green Industry Professionals

Prospecting and finding good snow leads and how the wrong clients can hurt the bottom line

The Peloton Wars, Part II


By now you may have heard that Peloton is no longer selling its bicycles and interactive programming service to multifamily properties (see my blog, “Peloton to multifamily communities: Drop dead.” ) In late September, Peloton went public with an IPO (PTON:NASDAQ


Marcum Commercial Construction Index Reports Nonresidential Construction Industry Slows, Economy Cools 

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the second quarter of 2019 reports construction spending slowing as the economy signals confusion and indecisiveness. Nonresidential construction spending declined 1.8% on a monthly basis in June but is up 2.3 % year-over-year. Total nonresidential spending in June was $773.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted annual basis, as compared to $756.4 billion in June 2018. The index is produced by Marcum’s National Construction Services group.

Xylem Godwin NC100S, CD100S Dri-Prime Dewatering Pumps

Construction Equipment

Godwin NC100S and CD100S Dri-Prime dewatering pumps are equipped with interchangeable, application-specific impellers and cloud-based Field Smart Technology. The 4-inch surface-mounted centrifugal pumps enable the operator to switch from a NC100S to a CD100S, and vice versa, due to the

Dolomite miner's front shovel excavator

Digger Blog

Volvo Construction Equipment has supplied its first front shovel excavator in Europe to Slovakian dolomite mine operator Dolkam Šuja. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Felling Trailers Self-loading Turret Reel

Construction Equipment

The Self Loading Turret Reel trailer features a 360-degree hydraulically operated rotating turret assembly, and the FT-14-2 R Turret can lock into any position when the directional control valve is released. The turret’s self-loading feature eliminates the need to have extra equipment and operators

Leave the cage behind

Digger Blog

The new SK3000 is Ditch Witch’s biggest and most powerful stand-on skid steer to date. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Subsite UtiliGuard 2 Utility Locator

Construction Equipment

UtiliGuard 2 is a multifrequency utility locator based on the company’s UtiliGuard system. Available in standard and advanced models, the unit builds on the original with new capabilities, including an all-new user interface, integrated data capture, and GPS positioning. The user interface was

How to Choose the Right Diagnostics Laptop for Your Fleet

Construction Business Owner

The technology in your construction fleet is changing every day. Not many years ago, when you had truck and equipment failures, you could determine a lot by using your eyes and ears. Although you still need to use those, gone are the days of mechanical-only systems. Today, you need something that not only helps diagnose these complex systems, but also guides you through the process. For this, you need the correct hardware, and determining the best hardware will require a few questions.

Bron 175 Utility Plow

Construction Equipment

Bron 175 vibratory plow has an operators’ station that allows for 90-degree seat turn for visibility. Electric over hydraulic controls are mounted to the seat consoles. Tracks come with 30-inch pads, and a redesigned frame allows for easier cleaning. The plow has a two-speed hydrostatic drivetrain

Before Collapse, Communications Failed to Save Bridge Project

ENR Construction

In reports submitted to the NTSB, FIGG Bridge Engineers and MCM blame each other for the fatal collapse of the pedestrian bridge project

Bobcat E26 Excavator

Construction Equipment

The 24.8-horsepower Bobcat E26 crawler excavator is an R Series model with an operating weight of 6,489 pounds. Maximum dig depth is 9 feet 5 inches, and maximum dump height is 10 feet 4 inches. Bucket digging force is 5,652 lb.-ft. The boom swing frame stays within the width of the tracks as it

#82:  Extending the Deadline for Securing a Mechanic's Lien

NH Construction Law

RSA 447:9 and :10 provide that a mechanic’s lien must be secured through an attachment of the property improved within 120 days of the lienor’s last furnishing of labor or materials. Over the years this statutory time frame has been lengthened by the legislature, from 60 days, to 90, and now to 120 – but actually recording a court-approved attachment within the allowable time has always been required.

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Ammann ACP 300 ContiHRT Asphalt Plant

Construction Equipment

The Ammann ACP 300 ContiHRT (High Recycling Technology) continuous mix asphalt plant can produce mix with more than 60 percent RAP. The company’s recycling technology maximizes RAP by “gentle pre-heating,” according to the company. It prevents asphalt cement oxidation, it says, enabling both the


Giant Mozambique LNG Project Goes to JGC-Fluor-Technip Team

ENR Construction

Estimated $30-billion project, set for final investment decision in 2020, would be Africa's largest private investment

The Electric Pickup Truck Overcomes Obstacles for a Bright Future

Green Industry Professionals

R&D budgets soar as manufacturers compete to mass produce electric ½-ton pickup trucks