Wed.Jun 24, 2020

Social distancing strategies keep contractors productive

Construction Dive

Social distancing requirements such as staggered schedules and teleworking don't have to derail construction schedules, according to companies that are making them work

Corporate Headquarters: Base Camps for Business

Business Facilities

Corporate headquarters aren’t synonymous with cookie-cutter glass towers hidden in the middle of canyons of skyscrapers in the largest cities. More and more locations are offering what it takes to be a base camp for 21st-century business.

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Major stadium projects impacted by COVID-19 slowdowns

Construction Dive

So far, contractors and owners are pushing forward with the construction of stadiums and arenas despite coronavirus outbreaks

Metalworx Relocating HQ, Manufacturing Facility To Virginia

Business Facilities

The manufacturer will invest $7.6 million to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from South Carolina to Grayson County, VA. Read: Metalworx Relocating HQ, Manufacturing Facility To Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

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.

3 tips for saving on technology costs during the pandemic

Construction Dive

For contractors and other businesses, the coronavirus-induced recession requires thorough audits and justification of back-office technology

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GHH and Volvo among Red Dot winners

Digger Blog

A couple of very different dumper vehicles are among the winners of Red Dot design awards for 2020. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

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How to Perform Powers Remolding Test on Concrete? [PDF]

The Constructor

The Powers remolding test is a workability test conducted on concrete and was developed by Powers in 1932. The test was then standardized and. How To Guide

CDC set to build the most advanced high containment laboratory in the country

BD+C

Long before COVID-19 put the CDC front and center in news broadcasts around the country, plans to construct the most advanced High Containment Continuity Laboratory (HCCL) in the country had already been finalized

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Best Value Construction Procurement Planning and Project Delivery

Job Order Contracting

Best Value Construction Procurement Planning drives optimal economic and environmental outcomes and improve satisfaction for all participants & stakeholders.

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

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

Homeowners Have Not Stopped Remodeling Despite Pandemic

Pro Builder

Homeowners Have Not Stopped Remodeling Despite Pandemic. cbroderick. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 09:39. The remodeling industry has remained surprisingly strong through the pandemic, with homeowners continually opting in to update their interiors, especially to withstand cleaning and for general comfort.

Facilities Procurement 101

Job Order Contracting

Facilities procurement 101 involves an understanding of LEAN construction planning, procurement, and project delivery and life-cycle total cost of ownership asset management.

Architecture billings downward trajectory moderates

BD+C

Demand for design services in May saw few signs of rebounding following a record drop in billings the month prior, according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for May was 32.0 compared to 29.5

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Tech to Provide Worker Mental Health Insight

Construction Equipment

National framework organization Pagabo has partnered with health tech company Moodbeam to launch a wearable device called Moodbeam One, enabling construction workers to capture mood in real-time. According to Mobi Health News, the band allows workers to log how they feel by pressing yellow when

Why Not to Wait for a Market Correction to Revisit Your Strategy

Construction Business Owner

Why Not to Wait for a Market Correction to Revisit Your Strategy. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:02. The business strategies and tactics you should be considering now to make sure you can weather the recession ahead

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Location Spotlight: Invest In Guelph

Business Facilities

Guelph, a city located in Ontario, Canada, is a welcoming city for any new business, offering competitive land and building development and business operating costs partnered with a variety of employment lands and buildings to suit most business needs.

What is Submerged Density and Degree of Shrinkage?

The Constructor

What is the submerged density and degree of shrinkage? The post What is Submerged Density and Degree of Shrinkage? appeared first on The

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At PC, Black Lives Matter

PC Construction

Like so many, I’ve spent the last month trying to process the devastating chaos sweeping our nation, from the tragedy and death of George Floyd in Minneapolis to the horrors we continue to see. All Community Our Industry

Wolverine Vs Timberland Boots: Which One You Should Buy?

Work Gearz

Utility, comfort and durability are the terms on which both Wolverine and Timberland Boots Brands are trusted for. There are none parallel to them in the market. Nearly all the workplace uses these brands as a label of trust for their workers.

Boston Implements Full Construction Reopening Plan

ENR Construction

Boston has completed the final phase of reopening the city’s construction industry

How to Overcome Your Cash Flow Woes

Construction Business Owner

How to Overcome Your Cash Flow Woes. Kathy Wells. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 14:00. About half of United States contractors do not get paid on time, according to a 2019 survey by Levelset and TSheets. Overall, 61% of the 485 construction businesses surveyed experience some form of cash flow issues

What is Braced Excavation?

The Constructor

What is Braced Excavation? The post What is Braced Excavation? appeared first on The Constructor

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8 must reads for the AEC industry today: June 24, 2020

BD+C

WATG designs solution for isolating without sacrificing social connectivity (BD+C) . "

How to calculate the quantities of earthwork in Autocad with Total Station Data?

The Constructor

How to calculate the quantities of earthwork in Autocad with Total Station Data? How to calculate the same when the PGL is lesser than OGL

Volvo Autonomous Hauler Wins Red Dot Product Design Award

Construction Equipment

The Volvo TA15 autonomous electric hauler, part of the TARA autonomous transport solution from Volvo Autonomous Solutions, has won a 2020 Red Dot Award for product design. The Red Dot Product Design Award is considered to be, Volvo says, a seal of high design quality from the world’s largest and

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AGC of Utah Breaks Ground on Member-Built Training Center

ENR Construction

Like the chapter’s headquarters, the new facility will be built and financed entirely by donations from member firms and supporters

Solar Energy Portfolio

Constructech

The green movement has many facets but one that usually comes to mind is renewable energy replacing fossil fuel use. Investments in solar energy, for example, are popular among fund managers looking to develop a strong portfolio going into the next decades.

COVID-19 Intensifies Infrastructure Funding Problem, ASCE Says

ENR Construction

Report recommends that Congress pass legislation providing increased funding for a range of infrastructure sectors

Home Builders See Strong May Sales, But Not Without Problems

Pro Builder

Home Builders See Strong May Sales, But Not Without Problems. cbroderick. Wed, 06/24/2020 - 09:11. The numbers for newly built home sales are climbing at a faster rate than expected, according to CNBC.

LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B officially opens

BD+C

LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B, a four-story, 850,000-sf facility that houses passenger services and amenities, has officially opened. .

Fly Ash in Concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

Fly ash is a standout amongst other pozzolanic admixtures.

One of Europe’s largest office and warehouse buildings is made entirely of wood

BD+C

A new office and warehouse building on the outskirts of Gothenburg, Sweden, made entirely of wood, has completed construction. The building offers 18,836 sf of space for Sjöklint Agenturer – a Nordic fashion agency.

Welcome to the Jungle House

Natural Building

Welcome to the Jungle House was designed by one of Australia’s champions of sustainable architecture, Clinton Cole.