Fri.Sep 15, 2017

Understanding IoT in Construction

Unearth

In 1990, John Romkey connected the first ‘thing’ to the internet , a Sunbeam Radiant Control toaster. The seemingly odd experiment intended to prove the internet could be used to physically control an object, and it was successful. He used the internet to make toast.

Towers of Suspension and Cable Stayed Bridges -Functions and Conceptual Design

The Constructor

Towers of bridges are vertical concrete or steel structures extended above bridge decks. Functions and conceptual design of bridge towers are. Bridges Structures Bridge Bridge Construction Bridge Design

Caterpillar Mining Technology Addresses Production, Safety, Costs

Construction Equipment

A Caterpillar 793F mining truck, with nearly 2,500 net horsepower and a payload capacity of 250 tons, rolls into the loading area, stops just beyond a giant Cat hydraulic mining shovel, then expertly backs under the shovel for loading.

Design and Construction of Flexible Sewer Sanitary Pipes

The Constructor

There are various types of flexible pipes used in of sewer sanitary system. Design and construction of such sewer pipes with calculations are. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Former basketball gym becomes Stanford Athletics ‘Home of Champions’

BD+C

The Arrillaga Family Sports Center has recently been repurposed to become an 18,000-sf “Home of Champions” for Stanford Athletics. The new building showcases all 126 years of Stanford student athletes and their achievements through interactive design elements

ELFA Reports New Business Up 2.5%

Construction Equipment

New business volume grew 2.5 percent in the equipment finance industry in 2016, according to the 2017 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity (SEFA) released by the

Dallas Business Journal, BBB name TDIndustries ethics winner

Constructor Magazine

The awards are presented to North Texas organizations that are evaluated on the integrity and ethics behind their business dealings

ADOT Partners With Tucson-Area Tribe On Construction Academy

Construction Equipment

Twenty-seven members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe earned their certification to work as flaggers on tribal construction projects through a free Construction Academy sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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

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

Rebuild or Relocate?

Business Facilities Blog

It takes a view from outer space to truly appreciate the swath of destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma on several Caribbean islands that were hit with the full force of this Category 5 monster.

Construction Unions Focus on Flagship Facilities for Training

Construction Equipment

State-of-the-art training centers being built by trade unions are offering higher-education type training and are drawing attendees nationwide.

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Gränges Investing $110M In Tennessee Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

Gränges will invest $110 million to expand its Huntingdon, TN aluminum rolling operations.

Competition showcases the piping trades as viable careers for Millennials

Constructor Magazine

Young craftsmen from North America and Australia gather for the annual UA Competition

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Tiny Home That’s Easy to Take on The Road

Jetson Green

The company Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses of Colorado have built another great tiny home. This one bears the odd name Ol’ Berthoud Blue, and it was commissioned by a client who had tried to build their own tiny home, but found it too demanding.

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Mortenson Raises Estimate for 2017 Chicago Construction Cost Increases to 4.5%

Construction Superintendent Magazine

CHICAGO, Ill. With supplies of some key materials, equipment and labor tightening, Mortenson Construction has raised its estimate for nonresidential construction cost increases in Chicago, Illinois, for 2017 from 4 percent to 4.5

Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

Business Facilities Blog

Photo: Visit Bloomington. Incorporated in 1949, Hoosier Energy is a Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) whose electric generation plants provide energy solutions to central and southern Indiana.

Curtain Wall Design Tips For Water Penetration & Condensation

Construction Cost Estimating

Designing curtain walls to water penetration brings huge benefits for maintaining the security, thermal performance and comfort of the structure and residents.

Frank from Falls Church, Virginia, to Mow White House Lawn

Green Industry Professionals

President Donald Trump is taking up an offer from an 11-year-old in Virginia to help cut the White House grass

Creating a movement: How Mamava, Konrad Prefab and ALPOLIC partnered to change the culture of breastfeeding

BD+C

When Mamava founders, Sascha Mayer and Christine Dodson, developed the concept for a mobile lactation unit, it came more from necessity than creativity. As working mothers, traveling without their nursing infants, both encountered issues with pumping in a safe, comfortable space.

Autonomous and Electric Honda Type R Is Here. For Your Lawn

Green Industry Professionals

The autonomous lawn mower knows when it's running out of battery and heads to the charging station on its own

To reach ambitious energy targets, firms must dig deeper

BD+C

In light of the positive news from AIA concerning progress toward its 2030 Commitment targets, it’s nice to see the AEC community showing resolve in this highly charged, post-Paris Climate Accord pullout political environment

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Unions Focus on Flagship Facilities for Training

Construction Equipment

State-of-the-art training centers being built by trade unions are offering higher-education type training and are drawing attendees nationwide.

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Hurricane Harvey damaged fewer apartments in greater Houston than estimated

BD+C

ApartmentData.com, a leading marketing and information supplier to the multifamily industry, has been conducting one-on-one interviews with managers at 2,725 apartment properties in Greater Houston to obtain an accurate assessment of the number of units damaged by Hurricane Harvey

My Kingdom for a Dimension.or Two.Three

Revit OpEd

A Friday thought. I've spent the last couple years doing a lot more modelling work than I expected to do. If you asked me in years before I'd have told you 80-90% percent of my time was dedicated to training and implementation activities. Much of the modelling I do these days is from the contractor's point of view, for them. I quite enjoy it. I learn a lot and it keeps me on my toes. This work is requested often because the documents they are using are not created from models to begin with.

New Blinn College Residence Hall hopes to decrease the size of the campus housing wait list

BD+C

Scheduled for completion for student move-in by fall 2018, a new four-story residence hall at Blinn College has recently broken ground in Brenham, Texas. In 2016, over 400 Blinn College students were put on the campus housing wait list.

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Looking to the roots: How you can begin to define marketing success, before marketing anything

Construction Marketing Ideas

CISPI’s redesigned website offers easier access to technical data

Constructor Magazine

Enhanced features of the CISPI website include two versions of the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Handbook — PDF and Flipbook

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ADOT Partners With Tribe On Construction Academy

Construction Equipment

Twenty-seven members of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe earned their certification to work as flaggers on tribal construction projects through a free Construction Academy sponsored by the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Little Red Schoolhouse announces 4Q schedule, new online pump course

Constructor Magazine

The online Modern Pump Selection course is an in-depth tutorial of best practices for selecting pumps for hydronic systems

12 Signs You Hired The Right Contractor Bookkeeping Service

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you are a contractor, you know what to look for when you need to hire skilled construction workers. The longer you have been in construction, the more experience you have including a sixth sense about who is likely to be a good fit for your construction company team and who is not. You can spot wanna-bees, clowns, and firebrands in an instant, and you know that if you are thinking about firing someone; you are already fifteen minutes too late!

Haberberger adds project, accounts payable managers

Constructor Magazine

Ben Haberberger, who represents the fourth generation in the mechanical contracting firm, is a plumbing project manager/estimator