Fri.Sep 15, 2017

Former basketball gym becomes Stanford Athletics ‘Home of Champions’


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

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.

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

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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.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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To reach ambitious energy targets, firms must dig deeper


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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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

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


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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

Hurricane Harvey damaged fewer apartments in greater Houston than estimated

BD+C, 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

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

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

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

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.

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


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.

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.

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

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

Construction Marketing Ideas

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.

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

Gränges Investing $110M In Tennessee Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

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

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.

Japanese Automotive Bearing Parts Manufacturer To Invest $13.7 Million & Create 60 New Jobs

Business Facilities Blog

SURGOINSVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Miyake Forging North America Corporation officials today announced the company will build a new automotive bearing parts manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville.

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.

PMI delegation advocates for WaterSense, tax reform and modernizing NAFTA on Capitol Hill

Constructor Magazine

n line with American public opinion, Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) members want safe and efficient water infrastructure, fair international trade that creates American jobs, and tax reforms that encourage investment and create growth

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.

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


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.

NFL legend Ray Lewis delivers the closing keynote at Contractor Leadership LIVE!

Constructor Magazine

Two-time Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis electrified the crowd delivering his closing keynote speech at Contractor Leadership LIVE