Wed.Apr 10, 2019

NABTU: Union, wage protections must underlie $1T infrastructure plan

Construction Dive

Union leaders and lawmakers at a conference this week called for prevailing wages, project labor agreements and other standards to be included

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Workforce Training & Talent Acquisition

Business Facilities

Today’s workforce training and talent acquisition is a multi-faceted effort that brings targeted skills to students, and new workers to locations they’ll be happy to live in. Read: Workforce Training & Talent Acquisition at BusinessFacilities.com.

Tension Test on Steel Rod

The Constructor

Tension test is performed on mild steel, tor steel and high tensile steel to determine the properties like Young’s modulus, ultimate strength, How To Guide Material Testing Guide GE Lab Tests Tension test Universal testing machine

Why contractors should nix 'casual use' of jobsite drones

Construction Dive

As use of the technology expands, contractors, subs and other stakeholders should heed the safety and liability risks involved, an aviation attorney writes

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

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

5 Tips for Eliminating Rework

Construction Business Owner

You can actually avoid rework by tracking rework—this could be as simple as attaching notes to the schedule wherever rework crops up

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How to Increase Profitability With Equipment Performance Benchmarking

Construction Business Owner

How do you stack up to your competition? Every minute a piece of equipment sits idle on your jobsite, it’s robbing you of time and money. That’s why it is essential to optimize the use of your equipment if you want to maximize profits.

$976M of border wall contracts awarded

Construction Dive

The first funds made available through the president's national emergency declaration have resulted in Army Corps of Engineers contracts to SLS Ltd. for $789 million and Barnard Construction for $187 million

A Tulip is ready to bloom in London

BD+C

London already has an Eye, a Gherkin, and a Cheese Grater. Now, the City of London has approved plans for The Tulip.

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Test lab for timber technology: college campus construction

Construction Dive

With 34 mass timber college buildings completed or in the works throughout the country, the technology is seeing a lot of support despite challenges

My Building Automation Road Trip

Contractor Magazine

As Willy Nelson would say, I am "on the road again" following a few of my many Communities of Practice

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Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

Attention Public Sector Procurement and FM Professionals: STOP Paying too much for Facilities Repair, Renovation, and Construction. All renovation, repair, and new construction work should be based upon recent, similar work, as embodied within a LOCALLY RESEARCHED UNIT PRICE BOOK.

Hilton’s ‘canopy’ lifestyle brand hotel opens in Minneapolis’ Mill District

BD+C

As with many of the nation’s other major cities, Minneapolis is experiencing a revitalization of its urban core neighborhoods, with younger, more affluent residents, business owners, and consumers flocking to older, once-distressed sections of town.

Strategies to keep light-rail projects on track

Construction Dive

Planning, collaboration and alternative delivery methods can be key in the face of land acquisition, funding, cost and other challenges

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Volvo EC200E Crawler Excavator

Construction Equipment

The EC200E excavator fills a gap between the company’s 16- and 22-ton offerings, at 20 tons. Maximum digging reach is 32 feet 9 inches, and maximum digging depth is 22 feet 3 inches. Lifting capacity is 16,138 pounds, and breakout force is 33,500 lb.-ft. An attachment-management system allows

The Keys to a Successful Construction Planning Process

Construction Business Owner

If you’ve ever said that having construction projects run into roadblocks, blow past deadlines, squander resources and come in over budget is just “the cost of doing business,” consider a new way to address these age-old problems

Speaker Update! Accelerate AEC Innovation Conference, May 13-14, NYC

BD+C

Can machines design buildings? What can we learn from AEC "superusers"? How are leading contractors winning with offsite construction?

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

How Owner Leadership and LEAN Construction Procurement and Delivery Save, Time, Money, and Satisfaction.

Border wall: Corps of Engineers awards $976M of contracts using emergency funds

Construction Dive

The contracts represent the first funds made available for the border wall through the president's national emergency declaration made in February

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

Owner Leadership and LEAN Construction Procurement and Project Delivery Save Time and Money.

$4.6B construction bill heads to Washington state's Senate

Construction Dive

Public schools and colleges receive record funding and the largest share under the plan, which is part of a national push for infrastructure investment

Some vital guidelines to build up a raft foundation

Construction Cost Estimating

A raft foundation alias mat foundation refers to a continuous slab that stands on the soil that expands over the whole footprint of the building, thus provides strong support to the building as well as transmits its weight to the ground.

$976M border wall contracts awarded

Construction Dive

The first funds made available through the president's national emergency declaration have resulted in Army Corps. of Engineers contracts to SLS Ltd. for $789 million and Barnard Construction for $187 million

Long-life fasteners: A key component of a properly installed metal roof

BD+C

As the saying goes: “It’s the little things.” While metal roof fasteners may seem like just a minor aspect of a big system—in both cost and size—they are quite literally what holds it all together.

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Snagging in construction: A comprehensive guide

Geniebelt

Snagging is a common term throughout construction, but is essentially a slang expression and has slightly different meanings depending on the circumstances. The word will be used on a variety of projects so it’s always worth a contractor checking how the phrase is being applied. It can mean different things to different people. Snagging can. Construction management construction punch list punch list snag snagging snagging app

California Towns Rebuild After Wildfires With Resilience in Mind

ENR Construction

Faced with more wildfires and growing populations, communities like Paradise, Calif., work to mitigate fire risk

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Doosan Infracore to Offer Loadrite on Wheel Loaders

Construction Equipment

Trimble Loadrite L3180 SmartScale is now an option on Doosan wheel loaders. Loadrite uses weighing intelligence and solid state sensors for loading, and connects machines and devices, and syncs data to InsightHQ reporting portal. According to the company, InsightHQ consolidates operational

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Struggling Astaldi Announces Defaults on Florida Highway Contracts

ENR Construction

The contractor, which filed for creditor protection last October, informed the Florida Dept. of Transportation of its voluntary default on March 28

Felling Quad Axle tag Pairs Well With Excavator

Construction Equipment

-sponsored- Felling's Quad Axle Low Profile Tag trailer equipped with a 6’ double incline self cleaning 5” x 3” angle iron beavertail along with 7’ x 38” self-cleaning 5" x 3" angle iron, air operated ramps pairs well with Crawler/Excavator

Add Ponds, Lakes and Reservoirs to the Internet of Things

ENR Construction

Add ponds, lakes and reservoirs to the list of “things” on the internet of things—or at least that’s what one Dutch company is starting to do to help keep waters clean

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Minnich Announces Top Dealers for 2018

Construction Equipment

Minnich has announced its top dealers of 2018 according to sales performance. The dealers include: Logan Contractors, Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer. This is the fourth year in a row Logan has received recognition. Ace Cutting Equipment & Supply, Northern Region. Ace earned

Texas & Louisiana People: Construction business updates for April 2019

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas

Elliott Equipment E120 Work Platform

Construction Equipment

The E120 truck-mounted aerial work platform extends to 120 feet of working height with 80 feet of side reach. The platform has a capacity of 600 pounds, measures 34x72 inches, and has hydraulic leveling and rotation. An optional jib winch has a capacity of 1,500 pounds. The boom mounts on a three

Pavilion Squeezes Into Museum's Master Plan

ENR Construction

Complex design, extremely tight site forces builders to seek creative structural and MEP solutions

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