Thu.Aug 08, 2019

5 Keys to Maximizing Your Construction Software Investments

Surveyor

Why it's important to keep up to date with construction software and how you can formulate a winning technology empowerment plan

8 ways warehouse construction has evolved

Construction Dive

21st century warehouses require specialized construction techniques, precise scheduling and highly experienced teams to meet industries' expectations

What are the Causes of Concrete Formwork Failures?

The Constructor

There are several factors that may lead to the failure of formwork during and after concrete placement. Improper bracing can cause formwork failure. Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering formwork

AECOM records strong Q3 amid ongoing changes

Construction Dive

AECOM’s construction segment reported $1.9 billion in revenue and a 50% larger backlog year over year, following announcements last year that it was undergoing major changes akin to several other major contractors

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

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

12 Factors Affecting Selection of Flooring Material

The Constructor

Flooring can be done by different materials such as timber, concrete, marble, stones, bricks, cork, etc. All of these materials have different.

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Florida’s first net-zero K-12 school opens

BD+C

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on August 6 for NeoCity Academy in Kissimmee, Fla., the state’s first net-zero K-12 school.

All You Need to Know About Securing a Loan or Line of Credit

Construction Business Owner

Securing low-rate financing has become more challenging in recent years. Just as choosing the right employees can make or break your business, choosing the right financing can make a significant difference in the success of your business.

Web-based, automated JOC system

Job Order Contracting

A web-based, automated JOC system serves to support a collaborative, productive, and compliant JOC Program. Automated Web-based JOC System. Properly implemented JOC systems support organizational policy and workflows, and help to assure overall JOC Program compliance.

Greenbrier Investing $16M In Arkansas Expansion

Business Facilities

The Oregon-based freight railcar and marine barge manufacturer will create at least 35 jobs at its Marmaduke, AR facility. Read: Greenbrier Investing $16M In Arkansas Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

More designers focusing on acoustic properties of buildings

BD+C

A growing number of designers are paying close attention to the acoustic properties of buildings, according to a BBC Future report.

TAZ Trucking Investing $7.3M In Kentucky Expansion

Business Facilities

Just six weeks after the company cut the ribbon on its new Bowling Green facility, TAZ Trucking announced it will add up to 57 new jobs at the location. Read: TAZ Trucking Investing $7.3M In Kentucky Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Attraction and Retention of Millennials and Zillennials

Contractor Magazine

Adopting the new Hyper IP-Enabled generation to our workforce is a big part of the solution to our Education Emergency

5 steps to prevent common construction schedule delays

Geniebelt

Construction schedule delays are one of the most common topics of discussion within the industry. As reported by McKinsey and Company, an average project in construction is expected to experience a minimum 20-month delay and 80% budget overrun.

Army Corps of Engineers' first P3, a $2.8B flood control project, restarts

Construction Dive

Construction of the Minnesota-North Dakota project by contractor Ames Construction was halted for about a year because of permitting issues

Accurate, Detailed Construction Cost Estimating

Job Order Contracting

Accurate, detailed construction cost estimating is critical to the success of any repair, renovation, or new build project. Top estimators have years of experience and a working knowledge of construction means and methods.

EGIA 'Cracking the Code' Show: Communicating the Value of Service Agreements

Contractor Magazine

Service agreements keep business flowing during the shoulder seasons

The Challenge Museum includes a two minute walk through farmland to reach the building

BD+C

As part of South Korea’s plan to build 140 museums and 46 art galleries by 2023, UNStudio has unveiled its design proposal for The Challenge Museum, a unique museum that creates an immersive and participatory experience for visitors

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[VIDEO] WALL-E Robot Tracks Errors

Construction Equipment

Barcelona-based tech company Scaled Robotics has aimed to minimize the amount of errors on a construction site by automating progress monitoring with autonomous mobile robots. According to the article, approximately 20 percent of construction costs come from reworking project errors. To do this

RIDGID Experience Winners Earn "Trip of a Lifetime"

Contractor Magazine

Planning for next year’s contest underway; details to be announced in early 2020

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Jacobs and Tula Collaborate on Deactivation Tech

Construction Equipment

Jacobs Vehicle Systems has entered into a collaboration with internal combustion controls company Tula Technology. The two businesses will work together to enable Jacobs to further develop deactivation technologies, which reduce engine fuel consumption and emissions. Jacobs has announced the

Trimble Announces Accubid Anywhere

Contractor Magazine

The cloud-hosted solution includes estimating functionality, graphical takeoff and managed pricing services

Gaylor Electric is Growing in Four States. and Training the Next Generation of Electrical Contractors

ENR Construction

While many specialty and trade contractors are dealing with the labor shortage, our Specialty Contractor of the Year is doing something about it

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New Student Wellness Center at the University of Chicago begins construction

BD+C

The University of Chicago’s new Student Wellness Center at the Hyde Park campus, which will create a single, integrated facility for the university’s student health, counseling, and wellness resources, is now under construction

Crews Installing First-Ever Light Rail Track On a Floating Bridge

ENR Construction

The Sound Transit project requires unique solutions and special materials

SKillsUSA returns to GIE+EXPO

Green Industry Professionals

Tomorrow's Technicians Today

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Pension Agency Paints Grim Picture for Multiemployer Pension Program

ENR Construction

Unless Congress acts, PBGC says multiemployer program will run out of funds by end of FY 2025

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Different types of tiles joints and their benefits

Construction Cost Estimating

There are two types of tiles joints: 1. Paper Joint 2. Spacer Joint Paper Joint – Paper joint is defined as arranging tiles devoid of any space in between. Spacer Joint – Spacer joint is defined as arranging tiles with spacers for keeping equivalent tile joint. Benefit of Paper joint: a.

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ENR 2019 Top 200 Environmental Firms: Building Up to Meet Demand

ENR Construction

As global markets change quickly, Top 200 firms can't add size and new capabilities fast enough

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Selecting trees to grow in cities

Green Industry Professionals

Database captures urban tree sizes, growth rates across U.S.

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Long-Awaited Boston Marathon Bombing Markers Nearly Complete

ENR Construction

After spending years designing and fabricating permanent markers to memorialize the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victims, sculptor Pablo Eduardo reached the finish line on a recent July morning

USDA Forest Service extends comment period for draft regulations

Green Industry Professionals

For management of national forest and grasslands

1,000th Genie GS-1330m Scissor Lift to be Produced in China

Construction Equipment

The Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) Changzhou plant will celebrate the production of the 1,000th Genie GS-1330m scissor lift, introduced globally in early 2019. The Genie 1330m offers a maximum platform height of 12.8 feet and working height of 18.8 feet, with a 2-person, 500-pound capacity

New Hardscape House debuts at HNA 2019

Green Industry Professionals

As Hardscape North America (HNA) continues to grow, the industry’s largest trade show is moving its outdoor area to a new location in 2019.The new Hardscape House will be in a 42,000-sq.-ft. pavilion - under roof - adjacent to the 20-acre Outdoor