Tue.Nov 06, 2018

Causes of Failures of Earthfill Dams

The Constructor

Earthfill dams are less rigid and more susceptible to failure. Like most of engineering structures, earth dams may fail due to various reasons such. Dams Hydraulic Structures Water Resources Failures of Structures

5 Apps That Help Small Construction Companies With Accounting Needs

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Andrea Bell. Source. Accounting is not a child’s play. It entails more than just summing up the total that a small business makes. Technology, however, is taking necessary initiatives to make accounting matters simpler and more manageable.

The beauty and benefits of tinted glass


The design applications of glass are as limitless as the imagination. Glass coatings and colors can be applied primarily for aesthetic purposes, yet the performance benefits are an added - sometimes necessary - bonus. Tinted glass is one type that satisfies both of these considerations, enhancing the appearance of a building façade while improving its solar performance.

6 mega mixed-use projects across the country

Construction Dive

With so many high-dollar mixed-use developments popping up across the country, Construction Dive has put together a list of the top projects to watch

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

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

Blogging becoming brand journalism — is this the trend?

Construction Marketing Ideas

In the most recent post, I discussed the decline in blogging; but suggested it hasn’t so much as died as evolved into an aspect of the current “content marketing” theme.

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Landscape/Urban Development Best Project: Peoria Veterans Memorial at Rio Vista Park

ENR Construction

Completed in time for Veterans Day in 2017, the Peoria Veterans Memorial at Rio Vista Park was inspired by efforts to help veterans recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder


SLSCO wins $145M border wall contract

Construction Dive

The government contract, to build a 6-mile piece of a border-levee wall system along the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, is the Texas contractor's second border wall award this year

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After House Victories, Pelosi Pledges 'Transformational' Infrastructure Plan

ENR Construction

House Democratic leader said plan would include roads, bridges, water systems and schools

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Honolulu votes to help fund beleaguered $8B rail project

Construction Dive

The Honolulu City Council last week approved a measure that would fund up to $214 million of the troubled 20-mile Honolulu Rail Transit Project

Manufacturing Best Project: Dot Foods Greenfield Cold Storage Warehouse

ENR Construction

This $23-million warehouse brings cold storage to one of the country’s hottest places

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Reports: Amazon to split HQ2 between NYC, Northern Virginia

Construction Dive

Just days after word spread that three cities were in “late-stage” talks for the much-anticipated HQ2, this latest news has sent shock waves

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Best Project: 450 Alaskan

ENR Construction

Located a few feet from the soon-to-be-demolished Alaskan Way Viaduct, 450 Alaskan posed structural and environmental challenges

Fluor, McDermott post declines in Q3 earnings

Construction Dive

Fluor Corp. earmarked $9.6 billion in new awards for the quarter, but its earnings were down around 20%, while McDermott International Inc.'s 's income dropped almost 98% due largely in part to tax and merger expenses

Renovation/Restoration Best Project: Yesler Way Bridge Reconstruction

ENR Construction

Built in 1910, the Yesler Way Bridge serves as one of Seattle’s oldest permanent steel roadway bridges

Construction Employment Picks Up in October, Says ABC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. construction industry added 30,000 net new jobs in October, according to an analysis from the Associated Builders and Contractors of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry has added 330,000 net new construction jobs over the past 12 months, a 4.7 percent increase.

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Small Project (Under $10 Million) Best Project: Reduction Oxidation Facility Roof Project

ENR Construction

Decommissioned in 1969, the reduction oxidation facility at the Hanford Nuclear Site deteriorated over the years, making it vulnerable to high winds, severe weather and earthquakes

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Fox Factory Investing $50M In Georgia

Business Facilities Blog

The designer and manufacturer of products for bicycles and powered vehicles will create up to 800 jobs at its new facilities in Hall County, GA, including relocation of its corporate headquarters. Read: Fox Factory Investing $50M In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Safety Award of Merit: UNM Domenici

ENR Construction

The University of New Mexico's Health Education Building is the final phase of the Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education

HARTING Investing $6M In Illinois Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The German company will create 50 or more new jobs in the expansion of its North American Headquarters in Elgin, IL. Read: HARTING Investing $6M In Illinois Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com. Capital Investment Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Foreign Direct Investment Illinois International Manufacturing corporate expansion Elgin foreign direct investment Germany HARTING illinois Illinois Department of Commerce Intersect Illinois North American headquarters

Higher Education/Research Award of Merit: UNLV Hospitality Hall

ENR Construction

Finished in December 2017, the $43-million building contributes further to the ranking of William F. Harrah College of Hospitality’s program as one of the world’s best

Bringing down the old Kodak factory

Digger Blog

Few companies have had to adapt to changing technologies more than Kodak, a name synonymous with a technology hardly anyone uses anymore. Few companies have had to adapt to changing technologies more than Kodak, a name synonymous with a technology hardly anyone uses anymore.

Culture/Worship Best Project: Grady Gammage Theatre Renovation

ENR Construction

Long revered for its Frank Lloyd Wright design, the Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium underwent a $7.4-million renovation, completed in June 2017

Rail contractors introduced to the Articulator 5000

Digger Blog

Sandhurst, better known for its breakers and demolition attachments, has produced a new manipulator for mounting on excavators and tool carriers. Sandhurst, better known for its breakers and demolition attachments, has produced a new manipulator for mounting on excavators and tool carriers.

K-12 Education Award of Merit: Madison Meadows Middle School

ENR Construction

This $9-million replacement project included classrooms, administrative offices and a media center building

Unflagging national office market enjoys economic tailwinds


In the third quarter of 2018, the U.S. office market again showed steady improvement, according to Transwestern’s national outlook for the sector. Absorption reached 22.7 million square feet, vacancy remained stable at 10.1%, and asking rents increased by 4.0%, annually. . Ryan Tharp, Research Director in Dallas, said the strong economy has contributed to the office market’s momentum, despite softer income growth in a very tight labor market.

Removal of Temporary Pumps, Floodgates Signals End of Era

ENR Construction

In a few weeks, workers will begin to dismantle the temporary pumps and floodgates that have been in place along the New Orleans lakefront since the year after Hurricane Katrina


AIA releases 13 new and updated contract documents


One of the most notable changes is a new Contractor-Subcontractor Master Agreement and accompanying work order. The new agreement allows a contractor and subcontractor to agree to a predefined set of terms and conditions that apply to multiple scopes of work. The Joint Venture Agreement for Professional Services also got a significant update. It was revamped to address the legal implications associated with joint venture business relationships

Public Sector Spending Drives Activity in Region

ENR Construction

Design firm survey spotlights transportation and water; specialty firms offer expertise

Construction Spending Increases to Record $1.329 Trillion

Construction Equipment

Construction spending hit a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.329 trillion and grew 5.5 percent for the first nine months of 2018. Year-to-year gains were seen for major public and private categories, according to an analysis by AGC. AGC said that demand for construction should remain strong

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Government/Public Best Project: Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station

ENR Construction

All construction projects strive to combat waste—the waste of time, money and materials

Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping Becomes Powered by LandOpt

Green Industry Professionals

Lehigh Lawns & Landscaping joined the network for the streamlined processes, employee development and training programs


Healthcare Best Project: Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital

ENR Construction

Finished in January, the Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital offers more treatment options to northern Nevada residents

Construction Employment Rises by 30,000 Jobs in October

Construction Equipment

The Associated General Contractors of America reported that construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008. The industry’s average pay also jumped, and unemployment decreased to a historic