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.

In Illinois, GCs could be on the hook for subs' unpaid wages

Construction Dive

As is the case in California and Maryland, the proposed law would subject prime contractors to potentially paying workers twice

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.

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

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

$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

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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

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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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

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

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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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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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?

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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Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

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

Investing to Create A Destination City

ENR Construction

Oklahoma City is expanding capital-improvement programs, boosting its project portfolio and establishing a stellar reputation among contractors

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

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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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

Hospital Expansion Proves To Be a Difficult Dance

ENR Construction

Crews contend with an active helipad and the need to keep a hospital operating without interruption during a three-year project

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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.

Ohio, Va., Approve Fuel Tax Increase

ENR Construction

Ohio is the latest state to raise its fuel tax to fund infrastructure needs, with the state legislature approving a 10.5¢-per-gallon ¢-per-gallon increase on gasoline as of July 1

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$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

Texas & Louisiana City Scoop: Construction Starts in Austin

ENR Construction

Dodge offers data on projected 2019 construction starts in the Austin area

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.

General Electric Eyes Wind Power With Record 12MW Turbine

ENR Construction

General Electric Co. is betting that its next-gen offshore wind turbine—a giant at 12 MW, 260 meters high and with 107-m blades—will make offshore wind power more competitive and position the firm to win a fair share of the burgeoning energy market

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

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

Chattanooga Bridge Collapse Likely Resulted From Impact

ENR Construction

Tennessee highway officials believe an impact from a vehicle’s oversized load is likely to blame for the April 1 partial collapse of a ramp structure at the I-75/I-24 interchange in Chattanooga

$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

AGC Seeks To Lead Industry in Push for Infrastructure Bill

ENR Construction

The ongoing call for better infrastructure funding, along with workforce innovation and an enhanced focus on diversity and inclusivity, is taking center stage at the Associated General Contractors of America

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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.

Product Snapshot: Aerial Work Platform and Impact Wrench

ENR Construction

The V60 aerial work platform boasts a maximum working height of 63 ft and a 500-lb capacity

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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Disaster-Relief Bill Stalls in Senate

ENR Construction

A partisan squabble over funds to help Puerto Rico continue its long recovery and rebuilding from two hurricanes in 2017 has tied up a wide-ranging spending package on Capitol Hill