Fri.Jul 31, 2020

Citing FIU bridge collapse, feds propose 10-year debarment for FIGG

Construction Dive

The company, which has been suspended for the time being, faces an unusually lengthy debarment that would ban it from participating in federally funded projects with the exception of subcontracts valued at less than $30,000

Alberta Contractors Feeling Impact of COVID 19

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The Value Of Unique QuickBooks Reports Specific For Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Some applications make almost everything easy, including accounting software. Too many contractors find out too late the adage "You get what you pay for" still applies.

Friday Feedback: Are you bidding on more jobs?

Construction Dive

?The highly competitive environment brought on by the coronavirus means that some contractors have to work harder to secure new projects. Construction Dive wants to know what you're up against in obtaining new work

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.

Volvo CE to Divest Blaw-Knox Paver Business to Gencor

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has signed an agreement to divest the North American Blaw-Knox paver business and associated assets to asphalt plant manufacturer Gencor Industries. The Blaw-Knox business and associated assets will shift to Gencor, including the transfer of the manufacturing

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Key Tips for a Better Contractor-Supplier Relationship

Construction Business Owner

Key Tips for a Better Contractor-Supplier Relationship. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:36. Charles "Andy" Rumschlag. Operations Manager. Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors Inc. In any business, relationships are the cornerstone of success.

Nearly Half of June, May Homebuyers Made Bids Sight-Unseen

Pro Builder

Nearly Half of June, May Homebuyers Made Bids Sight-Unseen. cbroderick. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:52. Redfin asked 1,400 potential homebuyers across 29 major markets, "Did you, at any point in your home-search process, make an offer on a home you hadn’t seen in person?"

Proven Job Order Contracting Practices that Drive Improved Construction Outcomes

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INTRODUCTION. Proven Job Order Contracting Practices have evolved to enable the consistent delivery of quality repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction project on-time and on-budget.

Housing Market’s Contribution to GDP Highest in 13 Years

Pro Builder

Housing Market’s Contribution to GDP Highest in 13 Years. cbroderick. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:03. The current market’s historically low interest rates, housing shortage, and revived interest on the importance of the home have proven that housing will lead the economic recovery, according to NAHB.

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

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

New Smart PPE will Monitor Worker Body Temperature to Combat Heat Illness

Construction Junkie

The Kenzen Patch, courtesy of Kenzen. While there are many products on the market designed to keep you cool while working in the summer heat on the jobsite , none of those products actively measure your body temperature.

2020 Pro Builder Top 100 Products

Pro Builder

2020 Pro Builder Top 100 Products. ibush. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:00. Pro Builder 's annual list of the building products that garnered the most reader interest through the year. Pro Builder Staff. . Pro Builder 's Top 100 building products: . Kitchen + Bath. Structural / Insulation / Housewrap.

10 Best Class 2 Safety Vests for Men and Women

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What differentiates a class 2 vest from a class 3 vest is that class 2 vests are without sleeves and they are for traffic areas with less than 25HZ traffic speed.

Dodge Reports Construction Starts Show Additional Gains in June

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Total construction starts increased 6% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $641.4 billion. This marks the second consecutive monthly gain in construction starts following the COVID-19 induced declines in March and April.

What are the best steps for bituminous patch repair work?

The Constructor

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Profitable Projects Begin in the Cloud

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Profitable Projects Begin in the Cloud. How to remove barriers to your construction firm’s profitability. Greg Ragsdale. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:58. The days of disconnected systems and out-of-the-loop teams are over.

What is the rule for deduction in the measurement of plastering work?

The Constructor

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U.S. DOT Proposes 10-Year Ban of Contract Awards to Design Firm FIGG

ENR Construction

Order is another potential blow to firm following the 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida

What is deadmen or tell-tales in excavation?

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What is deadmen or tell-tales in excavation? The post What is deadmen or tell-tales in excavation? appeared first on The Constructor

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Why Contractors Say Virginia's New Virus Safety Standard Is Poor Fit

ENR Construction

State construction employers face new responsibilities

What is importance of MB in public works of government undertaking?

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International Arbitration Experts Discuss The Future Of Arbitration

Constructlaw

In the July 2020 edition of Mealey’s International Arbitration Report , Albert Bates Jr.,

How many cement bags and sand is required for M20 grade of concrete?

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The Weekly show: Microhospitals, mass timber, and the outlook for 5 key building sectors

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This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Kaiser + Path, Page, and RCLCO Real Estate Advisors on three timely topics: . State of the market for mass timber construction. • Why demand for microhospitals is growing, and where they make sense. •

Why vibrators are not used during concreting in piling works?

The Constructor

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5 Myths About Eco-Friendly Homes Debunked

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5 Myths About Eco-Friendly Homes Debunked. cbroderick. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:10. There are several common myths about Earth-friendly homes that have circled around: too expensive, too ugly, too difficult. Realtor.com is here to put an end to the falsities.

What is purpose of lintel and sill level in building construction?

The Constructor

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Top 25 Cities for Young Professionals

Pro Builder

Top 25 Cities for Young Professionals. cbroderick. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:20. SmartAsset crunched the numbers to find the best cities for young professionals. By comparing 150 cities across nine metrics, they identified the top 25 cities.

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What is difference between Tie Beam and Plinth Beam?

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What is difference between Tie Beam and Plinth Beam? The post What is difference between Tie Beam and Plinth Beam? appeared first on The Constructor

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5 must reads for the AEC industry today: July 31, 2020

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Types of Retaining Walls

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Retaining walls are relatively rigid walls used for supporting soil laterally so that it can be retained at different levels on the two sides.

Official: U.S. DOT Proposes 10-Year Bar of Contract Awards to FIGG

ENR Construction

Another potential blow to firm following the 2018 pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida

Live Field Data Collection: Is Construction There Yet?

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Live Field Data- Are We There Yet? Read the 2020 Live Field Data Usage Report from WorkMax by AboutTime Technologies to find out where the construction industry stands