Tue.Aug 20, 2019

One Dozen Reasons Contractors are Moving to Cloud-Based Construction Software

Surveyor

Here are 12 reasons why your construction organization should be considering change sooner rather than later

CBP awards $305M worth of Texas border wall contracts

Construction Dive

This is the second round of border wall contracts Southwest Valley Constructors has been awarded in the state by the government agency

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Rivacold Creating 140 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities

The Italian refrigeration systems manufacturer will create 140 jobs and invest $5 million at its first U.S. facility in Gwinnett County, GA. Read: Rivacold Creating 140 Jobs In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

$1.3B Islanders arena approved by New York government

Construction Dive

The privately funded mixed-use project, to be built on the Belmont Park horse racing track property in Elmont, is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs

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 Ductless Mini Split Myths

Contractor Magazine

Misconceptions and outdated information about ductless systems can keep homeowners from making the best decisions

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5 Monitoring Techniques for Early Strength Gain of Concrete in the Field

The Constructor

Monitoring early strength gain of concrete in the field is crucial task for the success of some construction works like starting critical shoring and. Building Technology Guide How To Guide Material Testing Guide Tests on Concrete concrete strength Concrete Technology Concrete Tests

2019 Construction Cost Estimating

Job Order Contracting

B est practice, consistent, and efficient construction cost estimating should consider Owner, Builder, and AE requirements. Here’s a shortlist for your consideration and comment.

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence Increases in August

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation reported that confidence in the equipment finance market was at 58.9, an increase from the July index of 57.9. When asked to assess their business conditions over the next four months, 16.7 percent of executives responding said they believe business

Why Facilities Repair, Renovation, and Construction Projects Fail

Job Order Contracting

Poor Leadership – Owner leadership and competency is critical. At the end of the day, the vast majority of projects are late, over budget, or otherwise unsatisfactory due to owners lack of planning, procurement, selected project delivery method, or overall poor management.

Ditch Witch Brand Replaces Toro in Underground Products

Construction Equipment

Toro will market only Ditch Witch-branded large horizontal directional drills and riding trenchers, eliminating the Toro brand from these two categories. The move comes as Toro integrates various underground products acquired in its acquisition of Charles Machine Works last year, including the

OSHA fines I-4 Ulltimate JV $15K for worker death

Construction Dive

SGL Constructors, a joint venture between Skanska USA, Granite Construction and The Lane Construction Corp., was cited for the fourth fatal accident on the project since construction began in 2015

How modular design and construction benefits health organizations

BD+C

Americans made 883.7 million physician office visits and had 35.7

Transverse Strength Test on Roofing Tiles Based on ASTM C 1167 and IS

The Constructor

The transverse strength test of roofing tile is commonly carried out based on the specifications of applicable standards such as ASTM 1167-11 and IS. How To Guide Material Testing Guide Tests on Tiles GE Lab Tests

$10B Foxconn construction in Wisconsin goes vertical

Construction Dive

The company is making progress but has failed to meet the job creation numbers necessary to tap $3 billion in tax breaks

TDIndustries Promotes Ed White to President

Contractor Magazine

White has been instrumental in building TD into one of the most respected service and mechanical construction businesses in Arizona

Leveraging Technology to Track Costs & Maximize Investments

Construction Business Owner

Depending on the size and operating conditions, an excavator can use anywhere from 6 gallons to 12 gallons of fuel per day. Even when fuel prices are trending lower, the fuel costs to keep your equipment running add up very quickly.

Ferguson supports DIGDEEP

Contractor Magazine

Ferguson has signed on as the organization’s first corporate partner

How To Attract The Right Employee For Your Construction Firm With Leveling

Contractor Bookkeeping

To hire or not hire employees is one of the few optional things where the business owner gets to choose, change their mind or change direction as needed. With so much discussion about employees, payroll, and payroll taxes; you may feel that you are missing out by not hiring lots of employees.

Five Obvious Ways a Fleet Management Solution Benefits Your Organization—and Five More You Probably Haven’t Considered

Contractor Magazine

Join us for this exclusive webinar on September 10th at 2PM ET, sponsored by Verizon Connect, and part of the Contracting Technology Bootcamp

Va. Contractor Bends The Learning Curve

ENR Construction

HITT Contracting Inc., ENR MidAtlantic’s Contractor of the Year, seeks to be the construction industry ‘disrupter

How to select a spreader

Green Industry Professionals

Stainless or poly, gas or electric, auger or chain

Regional Builders Grow Revenue At A Steady Pace

ENR Construction

While residential and health care work continues to keep ENR MidAtlantic’s Top Contractors busy, worker shortages are still a cause for concern

The Top 50 Mosquito Cities, A List No City Wants to Be On

Green Industry Professionals

Raising awareness of the dangers surrounding the world’s deadliest animal

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Delaware Labor Shortage Spurs Project to Go Modular

ENR Construction

Modular construction helps team building Chemours research facility in Newark meet labor needs while saving time and money

The Bio Veda Living Home Masterclass

Natural Building

Alosha Lynov established the Bio Veda Academy as a way to disseminate his knowledge about building what he calls a Living Bio Shelter Organism, along with holistic water treatment and cooperative eco-villages.

Fence contractor unearths successful formula for hole digging

Green Industry Professionals

The first piece of equipment on the jobsite can determine the success of the project

Impact of course aggregate on mix design of concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

Coarse aggregate is considered as one of the vital elements of concrete and captures the major volume in the mix as well as impacts the concrete mix design significantly.

Massachusetts office building goes from retro to retrofit

BD+C

Standing since the 1970’s, the West Middlesex Turnpike building has served as a home to local businesses of all kinds in Bedford, Mass. Yet, after more than four decades of an aging brick exterior, the building owner wanted to bring the facility’s facade into the 21 st century.

[VIDEO] 8 Steps to Easy Carburetor Maintenance & Restoration

Green Industry Professionals

When a carburetor is clean and working correctly, your lawn mower engine should start easily, idle smoothly, accelerate without stumbling and run with normal fuel economy

Oglethorpe University officially opens the I.W. 'Ike' Cousins Center for Science and Innovation

BD+C

The newly completed I.W. Ike” Cousins Center for Science and Innovation on the Oglethorpe University campus houses laboratory classrooms, spaces for interactive study across disciplines, and the university’s newly established Q. William Hammack Jr. School of Business

How to eliminate standing water with a French drain

Green Industry Professionals

It’s important for property owners to address any water problems before they become big, expensive ones

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MidAtlantic People: Construction business updates for August 2019

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals in the MidAtlantic region

[VIDEO] 9 Steps to Easy Carburetor Maintenance & Restoration

Green Industry Professionals

When a carburetor is clean and working correctly, your lawn mower engine should start easily, idle smoothly, accelerate without stumbling and run with normal fuel economy