Thu.Apr 19, 2018

10 futuristic technologies that are changing construction

Geniebelt

It’s no secret that technology is revolutionising literally every aspect of modern day life. The construction industry, continually being updated and upgraded with the latest technology, is one such example of this.

Raiders' $2B stadium signals strong demand for sports venues

Construction Dive

The relatively easy financing process for the Raiders' Las Vegas stadium could motivate other sports teams and cities to build new venues

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Watch a time-lapse of Wrigley Field’s most recent phase of renovations

BD+C

The second oldest ballpark in the MLB (and the oldest in the National League) has been undergoing a series of renovations in recent years to update and improve the fan and player experiences. The most recent round of updates took place this offseason between October 2017 and April 2018.

Tensions rise between New York City's unions and developers

Construction Dive

One of the primary union targets is the Related Companies, developer of the $25 billion Hudson Yards and increasingly vocal critic of union work policies

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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WuXi AppTec Expands New Jersey Site

Business Facilities Blog

The expansion will create over 200 jobs and make the operation one of the largest laboratories for preclinical and clinical drug development testing in the U.S. Read: WuXi AppTec Expands New Jersey Site at BusinessFacilities.com.

From fitness to bowling alleys: How commercial office buildings are differentiating themselves through amenities

BD+C

Historically, New York commercial buildings have not needed to offer amenities to stand out. The city served as the office backyard, providing food, fitness, and sub-cellar bowling alley experiences. Now, buildings are full of them.

Manufacturers Alliance names Uponor MN Manufacturer of the Year

Constructor Magazine

The company is being recognized for its commitment to sharing expertise with, and shifting the perception of, the manufacturing industry

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 Just.Got.Bigger

Construction Equipment

AEM has announced the addition of the Las Vegas Festival Grounds for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 slated for March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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

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

Miami International Airport is home to the first Johnnie Walker store in the U.S.

BD+C

The airport experience has evolved over the years in an attempt to ease the tribulations associated with air travel.

Excavator Responsible for 2nd Whole-Island Blackout in Puerto Rico

Construction Equipment

USA Today reports this morning about 70 percent of Puerto Rico's power has been restored, but officials say it could take up to 36 hours to fully restore power after an excavator operated by D.

Firms Respond to UK Gender Pay Gap Report

ENR Construction

Some say first-of-a-kind report on pay and bonus trends may be simplistic, but others see it as a wakeup call for needed action on women in construction

$84 Million More Public Transportation Construction for Chicago

Construction Equipment

2018 is quickly becoming a banner year for Chicago public transportation. Last month saw the approval for O'Hare's $8.4 billion renovation and this month brings Metra's $84 million in rail construction projects

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

3 Growth Barriers Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals

Construction Business Owner

Construction business owners usually begin their industry venture with a long-term vision of what they want their company to do for them. For example, when you buy stock in a public company, you want the stock to earn dividends and increase in value over time.

As steel prices rise, PP-R piping sees itself as stable alternative

Constructor Magazine

Polypropylene-random pipe is not subject to the Trump administration's tariffs and its price has remained remarkably stable and predictable over the years

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University of Minnesota’s Pioneer Hall to receive $104.5 million renovation/addition

BD+C

Originally built in stages between 1928 and 1932, the University of Minnesota’s Pioneer Hall became an outdated facility that did not meet building codes, wasn’t handicap accessible, and was lacking in many comforts students wanted

Dixie Drain water treatment facility judged outstanding engineering feat

Constructor Magazine

City of Boise and firm of Brown and Caldwell recognized for national engineering excellence

MidAtlantic Pulse: Construction bids for April 2018

ENR Construction

Project News From Dodge Data & Analytics

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Jim Brown Named President of Okada America

Construction Equipment

Jim Brown is the new president of Okada America, replacing Tony Neikirk. Brown had been executive VP. Neikirk will serve as a consultant through the transition. Brown’s previous experience includes engineering, general management and outside sales of construction and mining equipment.

Multi-Year FAA Bill Heads for House Floor Vote

ENR Construction

Bill would freeze airport grants at $3.35B but potential amendment would raise that figure

United Rentals Q1 Rental Revenue Up 25%

Construction Equipment

United Rentals has posted its financial results for the first quarter 2018. Total revenue was $1.734 billion and rental revenue was $1.459 billion for the first quarter, compared with $1.356 billion and $1.166 billion, respectively, for the same period last year

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Perkins Eastman and Dougherty announce intent to merge

BD+C

International design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman and California-based firm Dougherty are pleased to announce the intent to merge their practices.

5 revolutionary essentials of construction safety gear

Geniebelt

Working in construction exposes men and women to dangerous conditions. In fact, some hazards are so prevalent that OSHA has nicknamed them “Fatal Four.” These include falls, struck-bys, electrocution, and caught in/betweens.

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Northwestern’s new multi-sport training facility offers expansive views of Lake Michigan

BD+C

Northwestern University recently opened the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Fieldhouse on the university’s Evanston campus. Perkins+Will designed the glass, metal, and stone complex that provides unobstructed views east and north toward Lake Michigan

Conexpo 2020 Replaces Gold Lot

Construction Equipment

AEM has announced the addition of the Las Vegas Festival Grounds for Conexpo 2020 slated for March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ILFI launches new Zero Carbon Certification

BD+C

The International Living Future Institute has unveiled a new Zero Carbon Certification.

Guest post: How to deal with negative online reviews

Construction Marketing Ideas

Editor’s note: I rarely publish guest posts/contributions, largely because the guest post”concept has been badly abused by individuals or agencies seeking to game the search engine optimization system. However, Chuck Winkles of New Life Painting approached me through the proper channels — namely referencing someone I know — and this worthy contribution could only be written […]. Featured Renovations/remodeling Social media

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Obituary: Former ASL Consulting Engineers Chairman Bill Lewis, 86

ENR Construction

Engineer helped develop the Los Angeles County drainage and flood control program still in use

Quantity vs. quality: The numbers game or excellence?

Construction Marketing Ideas

I can say I have 100,000 US architectural, engineering and construction businesses in my database, because I do. A few years ago, I purchased a list of emails from a service provider who delivered exactly what he said he would deliver. Of course, having these names means almost nothing for my business, other than (if […]. Leads and business development Sales and business development