Fri.Jul 10, 2020

Several natural gas projects halted or canceled in US, Canada

Construction Dive

Plans to build pipelines, terminals and other LNG facilities have been put on hold or dropped entirely due to permitting issues, cratering demand, public opposition and falling fuel prices, according to a new report

What To Do If Your Construction Business Is Operating At A Loss

Contractor Bookkeeping

Operating at a loss means you’re spending more money than you’re making. And while it’s not uncommon, especially for new businesses, it’s still not an ideal situation and shouldn’t continue in the long term. Otherwise, you will eventually run out of cash reserves and be out of business.

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Friday Feedback: What's your experience with PPP loans?

Construction Dive

Construction Dive wants to know: How many of your employees is the Paycheck Protection Program helping to support

What are the Products of Cement Hydration? [PDF]

The Constructor

The chemical reaction which takes place between cement and water is known as hydration of cement. This reaction is exothermic in nature, which means. Cement Concrete Technology

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.

Takeuchi Adds Dealer in Columbia, Missouri

Construction Equipment

Takeuchi has chosen EquipmentShare as its new dealer in Columbia, Missouri. The dealership will be selling the full range of Takeuchi compact track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders. In addition to stocking parts, this location will also be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center to

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Sales in Top Master Planned Communities Strong Despite Pandemic

Pro Builder

Sales in Top Master Planned Communities Strong Despite Pandemic. cbroderick. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:31. RCLCO’s mid-year survey for master planned communities found sales increased, even amid the pandemic.

Stevenson Crane Wins Safety Award

Construction Equipment

Stevenson Crane Service received a Thomas J. Reynolds Award for Excellence in Construction Safety and Health from The Association of Union Constructors. The heavy-lifting equipment company was named in the category that relates to 100,000 to 500,000 hours of work performed to exceptional degrees of

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Design Ideas for Outdoor Living on Small Lots

Pro Builder

Design Ideas for Outdoor Living on Small Lots. ibush. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 06:00. These home designs offer creative solutions for small-footprint homes, enabling them to make the most of outdoor living opportunities despite their compact size. Larry W. Garnett, FAIBD, House Review Lead Designer.

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Evergreen Partners with Kimball in Northwest

Construction Equipment

Evergreen Tractor has partnered with Kimball Equipment to represent Superior Industries’ crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment in Washington, Oregon, and throughout Idaho’s panhandle. This new partnership pairs one of the most experienced and respected quarry suppliers in the

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

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

How Shapiro & Duncan Successfully Navigates Large Hospital Projects

Construction Business Owner

How Shapiro & Duncan Successfully Navigates Large Hospital Projects. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:31. Large health-care projects require a combination of extensive construction expertise and expert project management to ensure a timely, smooth finish.

Engcon Marks 10th Year of Sales Increases

Construction Equipment

Engcon Group achieved net sales of just over SEK 1.3 billion in 2019, an increase of 13 percent on the previous year, marking 10 years of continuous sales growth. The company also celebrated 2019 because of pricing levels, establishing new markets, and the roll-out of strategic plans for Engcon’s

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Report Reveals Commercial Construction Index Drops Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The recently released Q2 2020 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index plunged from 74 in Q1 to 56 in Q2.

Why do we Wear Safety Vests During Construction?

Work Gearz

According to reports, in 2016, in the U.S nearly 20% of the deaths on the construction sites happened due to not wearing of the safety vests. .

Construction Industry Adds 158,000 Workers in June, Infrastructure Jobs Decline, Says AGC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased by 158,000 jobs in June, but employment related to infrastructure slipped, according to a newly released analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.

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What are the properties of good building stones?

The Constructor

What are the properties of good building stones? The post What are the properties of good building stones? appeared first on The Constructor

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The Weekly show: Carbon-fiber reinforced concrete buildings and back to campus amid COVID-19

BD+C

This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Technical University Dresden, Cooper Carry, and Leo A Daly on three important topics: . Three ways COVID-19 is redefining commercial design, from touchless spaces to enhanced outdoor amenities. . •

What is Reinforced Brick Masonry?

The Constructor

What is Reinforced Brick Masonry? Explain the method of construction. The post What is Reinforced Brick Masonry? appeared first on The Constructor

Epiroc Offers Batteries as a Service

Construction Equipment

Epiroc and Vale have signed a Batteries as a Service (BaaS) agreement for utilizing battery technology in mining operations in Canada. BaaS serves mining companies that strive for sustainable productivity and zero emissions, yet face challenge of the fast evolution and development of different

What is light emitting concrete and the purpose to provide that concrete?

The Constructor

What is light emitting concrete and the purpose to provide that concrete? The post What is light emitting concrete and the purpose to provide that

JCB Electric Excavator Wins Award

Construction Equipment

JCB won the 2020 MacRobert Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for its 19C-1 electric excavator. The MacRobert Award is a prize for innovation that has been presented since 1969 to honor a wide variety of engineering feats, including the CT scanner and Rolls-Royce’s Pegasus engine used in

What are the Defects in the Painting?

The Constructor

What are the defects in the painting? How to fix those defects? The post What are the Defects in the Painting? appeared first on The Constructor

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[VIDEO] Team Designs 3D-Printed Mars Home

Construction Equipment

Last year concluded a contest held by NASA called the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. The long-running competition, started in 2015, tasked participants with creating homes that would be viable to build on Mars. The top prize ($500,000) went to AI SpaceFactory, a New York-based architecture and

What are the main objects of the seasoning of timber?

The Constructor

What are the main objects of the seasoning of timber? The post What are the main objects of the seasoning of timber? appeared first on The

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Majority of Buyers Face Bidding Wars in May, June

Pro Builder

Majority of Buyers Face Bidding Wars in May, June. cbroderick. Fri, 07/10/2020 - 09:38. With a small number of homes up for grabs and historically low mortgage rates, more than half of homebuyers have found themselves in bidding wars. Redfin reports that 53.7%

How to conduct a soundness tests on cement?

The Constructor

How to conduct a soundness tests on cement? The post How to conduct a soundness tests on cement? appeared first on The Constructor

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Autodesk BIM 360 Now Integrates With Zoom to Allow Remote, Collaborative Drawing Markup

Construction Junkie

As construction sites continue to limit outside visitors due to the Coronavirus, a large number of meetings have transitioned to video conferencing. Zoom has emerged as a favorite video conferencing software for basically the entire country – and construction is no different.

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Robo sand?

The Constructor

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Robo sand? The post What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Robo sand? appeared first on The

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Alta Equipment Acquires Hilo Equipment & Services

Construction Equipment

Alta Equipment Group today has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hilo Equipment & Services, a privately held distributor of material-handling equipment with three branches in the New York City metro area. Hilo sells new and used material-handling equipment, partnering with

What are Refractory Bricks and mention it’s types?

The Constructor

What are refractory bricks and mention it’s types? The post What are Refractory Bricks and mention it’s types? appeared first on The

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HOK, Cushman & Wakefield, and HMC Architects hold sway on July 16 "The Weekly"

BD+C

“The Weekly,” a live streaming news and analysis program from Horizon TV, will feature experts in the design of office workplaces and healthcare facilities in its July 16 program. Tune in for The Weekly at 1:00pm Eastern on Thursday, July 16: [link].

At Home with Natural Plasters

Natural Building

Michael Henry, who co-authored Essential Natural Plasters wrote an extensive article titled At Home with Natural Plasters that was published in the current issue of Mother Earth News.

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Definition Related for Plastering Work | Tools For Plastering | Preparation of Background for Plastering

CivilJungle

Definition Related for Plastering Work. As below definition related for plastering work. Plaster Background. Plaster Blistering. Cracking in Plaster. Crazing in Plaster . Dado in Plaster. Dubbing coat in Plaster . Dost in Plaster . Finishing Coat Plaster. Flaking Plater. Gauging in Plaster .

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