Wed.Jul 18, 2018

App uses virtual reality to address fall protection

Construction Dive

The VR Fall Protection Experience app mirrors high-risk construction environments and has users identify fall hazards before creating a protection system

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Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth

Business Facilities Blog

Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat. Read: Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Venture capitalists inject $1B into construction technology startups in H1 2018

Construction Dive

In the first half of this year, investments surpassed 2017’s total amount by 30% and outpaced the overall U.S. tech-startup investment growth rate

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Judges Select ENR California's 2018 'Best Projects' Award Winners

ENR Construction

ENR California is proud to announce the latest winners of its annual Best Projects awards competition

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

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

Proposed Florida MLB stadium's translucent roof alone could cost $276M

Construction Dive

The Tampa Bay Rays-commissioned, Populous-designed stadium will have a translucent roof that could account for 30% of its $892-million budget

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Safety in bridge construction: some say it's as simple as ABC

Construction Dive

It's in the hot seat, but accelerated bridge construction, or putting prefabricated components in place like "Legos," is increasingly used, contractors say, because it doesn't interrupt traffic or place workers in danger

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Musk Says ‘Chicago Express’ Tunnel Project Could Start Work in Months

ENR Construction

Technology guru Elon Musk beat three other companies for the right to negotiate with Chicago

Two Field Service Software Solutions Help Streamline Daily Tasks and Operations

Constructor Magazine

The software can be utilized from any device from a browser, including a phone, and scales down automatically based on screen size

Report: Contract disputes are getting longer, more complex

Construction Dive

The average length of a North American construction contract dispute was nearly 18 months in 2017, almost three months longer than the global average

Spirit AeroSystems Building New R&D Complex In Scotland

Business Facilities Blog

The Kansas-based aerospace manufacturer expects the new research and development complex at its manufacturing site in Prestwick, Scotland to open in 2019. Read: Spirit AeroSystems Building New R&D Complex In Scotland at BusinessFacilities.com.

Tech Toys: 3DR thermal drone mapping, cyber insurance, more make their debut

Construction Dive

Recent announcements include autonomous drone thermal imaging from 3DR's Site Scan, industry-tailored cyber insurance from Willis Towers Watson and an automated supply chain tracking system from Command Alkon

Sacramento Army Corps District Projects Get $2.1 Billion in Supplemental Appropriation

ENR Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has received supplemental funding for five District projects, totaling an investment of more than $2.1 billion in flood risk management efforts

A day in the life of an ‘agile worker’

BD+C

As companies seek to gain efficiencies in the workplace, provide choice for employees, and attract and retain talent, strategies involving agile working and free-address have gained traction.

5 Things To Consider When Hiring New Talent

Construction Business Owner

Throughout your business life, especially as a chief executive officer (CEO), president or business owner of a company in the construction industry, you will be hiring people to work for you.

Details of top down construction method

Construction Cost Estimating

Under top down construction method, the basement concrete slabs function as lateral bracing toward the perimeter wall system. Ground level and first basement slabs are poured, with access holes left to facilitate excavation below.

Chicago Set to Replace Dam with Ripple Strips

Construction Equipment

Chicago Park District officials plan to demolish a 4-foot dam and replace it with ripple strips in order to improve river quality and enable fish to move upstream. The dam is the last waterfall within city limits, according to the Park District.

Commonly used joints in sewer pipes

Construction Cost Estimating

The following types of sewer joints are generally found :- 1. Bell and Spigot Joints. Collar Joints. Flexible Joint. Expansion Joint. Flanged Joint. Bell and Spigot joints: This joint is also termed as socket and spigot joint.

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OSHA Rule Clarifies Railroad Construction Standards

Construction Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a rule affecting construction equipment working on or along railroad tracks.

5 Factors That Determine Whether a Customer Will Hire You (or Your Competitor)

Constructor Magazine

If you can master one key point in this process then you’ll win more jobs from more customers and dominate your market

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Does your business/website have a blog? If not, you really should start one. Here’s why.

Construction Marketing Ideas

I’ve been blogging about architectural, engineering and construction marketing longer than most people in this industry — for at least a decade — an continue to oversee the annual Best Construction Blog competition. Participation in the competition is simple: There’s no fee and every entry (outside of blatant splogs, or spam-blogs) receive a free listing […]. Blogs Business and sales management

First apartment building funded by Massachusetts’ workforce housing subsidy program opens

BD+C

A $31 million, 71-unit mixed-income rental property, which opened late last month in Lynn, Mass., is the first development funded by MassHousing’s $100 million Workforce Housing Initiative, through which the administration of Massachusetts Gov.

Nashville's Major League Soccer stadium garners ground lease approval

Construction Dive

The 27,500-seat venue has a $190 million construction budget and a February 2021 target completion date

McKinsey & Company: Welcome to the new era of construction technology!

Geniebelt

McKinsey & Company published recently a very informative report in regard to the new era that emerges both in engineering and construction technology. It is no secret that digital technologies are taking the building sector. We are on the verge of a substantial paradigm shift which is fueled by the appearance of innovative construction technology. Construction Industry construction software startups Construction technology construction technology startups mckinsey

Urban Engineers Co-Founder Edward J. D'Alba is Dead at 91

ENR Construction

Edward J. D’Alba, who helped found Philadelphia-based Urban Engineers Inc., died on July 1

Buyers Products Expands Sales Team

Green Industry Professionals

The work truck equipment company recently added two new district managers and a national accounts manager

McKinsey & Company: Welcome to the new era of construction technology!

Geniebelt

McKinsey & Company published recently a very informative report in regard to the new era that emerges both in engineering and construction technology. It is no secret that digital technologies are taking the building sector. We are on the verge of a substantial paradigm shift which is fueled by the appearance of innovative construction technology. Construction Industry construction software startups Construction technology construction technology startups mckinsey