Wed.Sep 23, 2020

Not Sure How to Promote Your Construction Company? Start With Safety

Construction Marketing

Not only are we in the midst of difficult times, but we also have to account for the inevitability of a major recession , and that the economy is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, how does this affect construction companies?

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Why Don’t Teams Use Scrum for Construction?

Lean Construction

Spend any amount of time in conversation with me and it is impossible not to notice how easily excited I get about Lean Construction and Agile frameworks, especially Scrum. Lean transformation and business coaching are my primary responsibilities at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

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Standard Specifications of Hollow and Solid Concrete Blocks

The Constructor

In recent times, we have seen a drastic transition from brick masonry to concrete block masonry due to its numerous advantages such as fire. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Concrete Properties Concrete Technology Quality Control Guide Specifications

Huntington Ingalls Industries To Create 250 Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the nation’s largest military shipbuilder, will establish an unmanned systems facility in Hampton, VA. Read: Huntington Ingalls Industries To Create 250 Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

[Timelapse] Watch 32 Months of New Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Construction In 3 Minutes

Construction Junkie

via YouTube // EarthCam. Sure, I’ve already written about the completion of Allegiant Stadium , the brand new home to the Las Vegas Raiders, but I ask you this: Is a building actually built if there’s no timelapse video to show for it? I submit to you that it is not.

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How to Speed up the Curing Process of Concrete?

The Constructor

Speeding up the curing process of concrete can improve construction efficiency and help save some valuable time in a dead-line driven project. Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology

A new portable restroom is designed for mobility

BD+C

In the annals of jobsite productivity, the portable restroom—better known as a porta potty or Porta John—has played a prominent, if underappreciated, role. Dating back to the 1940s, these single-occupant restrooms within fiberglass boxes are essential fixtures in construction management.

How to Install Corrugated Asbestos Cement Roofing Sheets?

The Constructor

Asbestos cement sheets are popularly used as a low-cost roofing material. The improved properties attained by the addition of asbestos in cement make. Building Technology Guide How To Guide Work Procedures

4 PHASES of LEAN CONSTRUCTION

Job Order Contracting

Here’s an introduction to the 4 phases of LEAN construction and the consistent attainment of quality repair, renovation, maintenance, and new build projects on-time and on-budget.

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.

Focus Shifts from Site Preparation to Construction at the WSSC Bio-Energy Project

PC Construction

Activity on the Early Works Package at WSSC’s Piscataway WRRF site began almost a year ago and now nears completion as the teams shift focus to Phase 2 construction activities associated with the new bio-energy.

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LEAN Construction SWOT Analysis

Job Order Contracting

LEAN Construction SWOT Analysis. A lot of organizations claim to deploy LEAN construction, however, few actually do. LEAN construction requires integrations of construction planning, procurement, and project delivery, and associated people, process, information, and technology.

How To Calculate Cutting Length of Stirrups for Beam and Column

Civil Lead

How To Calculate Cutting Length of Stirrups Different shapes of rings/Links/stirrups have varying cutting length. Today here, we are going. Read more How To Calculate Cutting Length of Stirrups for Beam and Column. Estimating & Costing Civil Engineering Civil Engineers Construction Estimation

August Existing Home Sales Hit 14-Year High

Pro Builder

August Existing Home Sales Hit 14-Year High. cbroderick. Wed, 09/23/2020 - 09:23. August became yet another record breaking month for the housing market. Tight home supply pushed home prices up 11.4% annually, a new record high, according to CNBC.

How PH value of water influence in construction?

The Constructor

How PH value of water influence in construction? The post How PH value of water influence in construction? appeared first on The Constructor

How Cat 395 Excavator Performs in the Dirt

Construction Equipment

How does the “Next Generation” 395 Caterpillar excavator perform? We asked Todd Shreves and Mike High, operator/instructors from the Independent Union of Operator Engineers Local 649 in Bartonville, Illinois, to answer that question. The two excavator veterans came to Caterpillar’s Edwards

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Why only cylinders shape were used to test Split Tensile Strength of Concrete?

The Constructor

Why only cylinders shape were used to test Split Tensile Strength of Concrete? The post Why only cylinders shape were used to test Split Tensile

Silicon Valley Titans Create Construction Job Marketplace

Construction Equipment

As workers navigate an unpredictable job market fraught with challenges exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, several Silicon Valley pioneers have joined forces to launch Core, an online and in-app construction labor marketplace. Core bridges the gap between employers and the skilled labor

Why cubes are tested at 3, 7 and 28 days for the Compressive Test?

The Constructor

Why cubes are tested at 3, 7 and 28 days for the Compressive Test? The post Why cubes are tested at 3, 7 and 28 days for the Compressive Test

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Takeuchi TB257FR Excavator

Construction Equipment

Model TB257FR Takeuchi excavator has a patented side-to-side offset boom and tight tail swing. Operating weight on the Takeuchi compact excavator is 2,765 pounds, dig depth is 12 feet 9.3 inches, and bucket breakout force is 10,431 pounds. The maximum reach on the 52-horsepower unit is 20 feet 4.7

Architectural billings in August still show little sign of improvement

BD+C

Business conditions remained stalled at architecture firms during August as demand for design services continued to decline, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA

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Double Take: Court Finds That Contractor Waived Owner’s Past (But Not Future) Payment Obligation Failures

Best Practices Construction Law

With six kids, not a week goes by that I don’t catch one of them running through the house. In fact, I was on a call this morning when out of the corner of my eye I saw a blur racing down the hall. I did a double take—not knowing which one it was—and whispered loudly, “Hey you!

2020 AA-ISP Corporate Culture Award

Safety Services Company

We’re thrilled to announce that Safety Services Company was recently chosen as the winner of the 2020 AA-ISP Award for Corporate Culture! Each year the AA-ISP honors individuals, organizations, and service providers at its Annual Leadership Summit for their outstanding contribution to Inside Sales.

Volvo CE Offers Lube System

Construction Equipment

QuickFit Engine Assurance Program shortens downtime by more than 50 percent per preventive maintenance service event, according to Volvo Construction Equipment, which is offering the program. It is coupled with a zero-spill, $10,000 guarantee and catastrophic engine coverage for up to eight years

What is the need of Soil Testing before Construction?

The Constructor

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A Third Company Pilots Volvo Electric Trucks On-Road in California

Construction Equipment

Volvo Trucks North America has announced that third-party supply chain solutions provider NFI began piloting two Volvo VNR Electric trucks as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project, becoming the third company to deploy its battery-electric trucks. The Volvo

What is the purpose of doing CBR Test?

The Constructor

What is the purpose of doing CBR Test? The post What is the purpose of doing CBR Test? appeared first on The Constructor

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Highway-Transit Extension is a Plus, but Won't Narrow Needs Gap

ENR Construction

New ASCE report says highway capital spending must rise 29% over 30 years to erase backlog

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What is the Mechanism Involved in Resin Transparent Concrete?

The Constructor

What is the Mechanism Involved in Resin Transparent Concrete? The post What is the Mechanism Involved in Resin Transparent Concrete? appeared first

7 Best Ways to Keep Feet Warm in Work Boots

Work Gearz

The Fall is almost here and if you are one of those people who spend much time working outdoors then I am sure you are well aware of the fact that it is quite difficult to keep your feet warm in winters , especially the toes. The weather is not only cold but damp and therefore it becomes a necessity to keep your feet warm. But this vitally important task is not easily achieved and can ultimately lead to serious conditions like frostbites.

What is the range of density of Carbon Fibre in Conductive Concrete?

The Constructor

What is the range of density of Carbon Fibre in Conductive Concrete? The post What is the range of density of Carbon Fibre in Conductive Concrete

Commercial Disinfection During COVID-19

Constructech

As shops along with hospitality and dining venues reopen for limited indoor access, making those returning customers feel save amid COVID-19 can be a challenge.

Explain the Curing method of concrete with of addition of Hydrogel?

The Constructor

Explain the Curing method of concrete with of addition of Hydrogel? The post Explain the Curing method of concrete with of addition of Hydrogel