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What Is Grade Beam | What Is Grade Beam Foundation | Grade Beam Construction Process |Advantages & Disadvantage of Grade Beam

CivilJungle

What Is a Grade Beam? A grade beam is a component of a building’s foundation. It consists of a reinforced concrete beam that transmits the load from a bearing wall into spaced foundations such as pile caps or caissons. The grade beam is a component of the foundation of the structure.

Boston Dynamics’ Robot dog Supervises Construction Site in London | Video Inside

The Constructor

Boston Dynamics’ famous robot dog, Spot, is widely known for its versatility. After demonstrating its ability to pull trucks, work on oil rigs, News

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Maryland: Getting Busy In Baltimore

Business Facilities

Increasing cargo volumes (and the largest container vessels in the world) are sailing into the Port of Baltimore, lifting Maryland’s economic tide. Read: Maryland: Getting Busy In Baltimore at BusinessFacilities.com.

Minimizing Corruption in the Construction Industry: Strategies and Approaches

The Constructor

The construction/engineering sector is identified as the most corrupt sector in the world. Malpractices like extortion, bribery, and fraud in. Construction Engineering & Management How To Guide

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

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

How to increase the speed of response in your construction sites

Lets Build

All construction projects rely on a long chain of stakeholders that have to work together and communicate in a seamless way so that the scheduled tasks are completed on time and on budget.

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Rich Holcmann, the connector

The Korte Company

“I’m tearing down a porch outside, and I’ve got some people working out there so we’ll just get it done and I’ll go back out.”.

The 6 Rules of Risk Mitigation in Construction Contracts

Construction Business Owner

The 6 Rules of Risk Mitigation in Construction Contracts. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 11/20/2020 - 00:10. Consistently achieving acceptable profit margins is difficult during the best of times.

Single-Family Starts Drive New-Home Construction Surge

Pro Builder

Single-Family Starts Drive New-Home Construction Surge. cbroderick. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 10:34. The number of new-home construction starts jumped 4.9% from September to October, Realtor.com reports. Builders began construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.53

How to Determine the Data That Matters to Your Firm

Construction Business Owner

How to Determine the Data That Matters to Your Firm. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 23:51. Analytics dashboards continue to grow in popularity among contractors, but the discussion can omit an important consideration—metrics that are useful to one company can be meaningless to another.

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.

AEM Announces 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees

Construction Equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame recognizes pioneers whose inventions, ideas, leadership and courage have contributed to the industry. For 2020, AEM has selected three individuals to celebrate in its Hall of Fame: Art Moore, founder of Snorkel Lifts, and brothers Ray

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The ‘15-minute city’ could transform municipal planning

BD+C

The “ 15-minute city ” concept, sprung from academia, is gaining influence in many cities. The model aims to create neighborhoods in which almost all residents’ needs can be met within 15 minutes of their homes on foot, by bike, or on public transit

Mortgage Demand Increases for First Time This Month

Pro Builder

Mortgage Demand Increases for First Time This Month. cbroderick. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 10:36. After a brief pause for the presidential election, mortgage applications are now back to booming. For the week, mortgage applications to purchase a home jumped 4%, reports CNBC.

The Future of Preconstruction is a Complete Data Journey

ENR Construction

The preconstruction phase is not just part of a data-informed project's journey, it's a partial destination

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Smart Home Technology for Aging in Place

Pro Builder

Smart Home Technology for Aging in Place. cbroderick. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 15:53. Both aging in place and smart home technology are becoming increasingly important to homeowners.

Smart Homes: Smart Grid

Constructech

The “smart home” saves energy and lessens the impact on the environment.

Could This Be the Future of Production Building?

Pro Builder

Could This Be the Future of Production Building? cbroderick. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 15:47. Editor Nigel F. Maynard sits down with Oaxaca Interests LLC President and Developer Brent Jackson to discuss an experimental production-home project in Dallas, TX.

Polysulfide Sealant Vs Polyurethane Sealant | Functions of Sealants | What Is Polysulphide Sealant | What Is Polyurethane Sealant

CivilJungle

What Is Sealant? The term “Sealant” can be simplified as “sealing elements”. Sealants are the materials, which are used to seal the progress of substance between two surfaces, or where two different characters meet.

New Single-Family Homes Point Toward Size Increases

Pro Builder

New Single-Family Homes Point Toward Size Increases. cbroderick. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 10:40. Following years of steady decline, single-family home sizes appear to be leveling off.

Corps, Users and Opponents Weigh In on Project Permit Makeover

ENR Construction

Revisions would counter NWP-12 pipeline use controversies, but a new administration could further alter its scope and final issue date

Concessions Now Offered by a Third of Rental Listings

Pro Builder

Concessions Now Offered by a Third of Rental Listings. cbroderick. Thu, 11/19/2020 - 10:44. An increasing number of landlords are offering concessions in order to bolster the suffering rental market. Zillow reports 33.9%

Users, Opponents Take Sides on Corps Nationwide Project Permit Makeover

ENR Construction

Fixes counter NWP-12 energy use battles, but a new administration could further alter its scope and final issue date

Celebrating the Women in Construction

Constructech

Contact: Laura Black. Editor-At-Large. lblack@specialtypub.com. Naperville, Ill. November 19, 2020 — Last Thursday, November 12, Constructech awarded the recipients of its sixth annual Women in Construction awards, sponsored by Compass Datacenters. What a night to celebrate the growth of women in the industry—from a stagnant 9% to 10.3% in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Key Makeover of Las Vegas Boulevard North of the Strip Comes With Numerous Surprises

ENR Construction

The city of Las Vegas has started its biggest-ever public works project, a three-year effort to improve 2.5 miles of Las Vegas Boulevard north of the famous Strip

Former ComEd CEO, Lobbyist Indicted in Illinois Bribes-for-Rate-Increase Scheme

ENR Construction

Prosecutors charged the former CEO of the Illinois energy utility ComEd and three lobbyists

Barbara Mullenex Named ENR MidAtlantic 2020 Legacy Award Winner

ENR Construction

ENR MidAtlantic’s 2020 Legacy Award winner is Barbara Mullenex

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Corps, Users and Opponents Take Sides on Project Permit Makeover

ENR Construction

Revisions would counter NWP-12 pipeline use controversies, but a new administration could further alter its scope and final issue date