Wed.Aug 21, 2019

Magic and More Lined Up For Collaborate 2019 Keynote Agenda

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This year’s keynote speaker line up for Collaborate 2019

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New England: A Rising Tide Of Jobs, Wages

Business Facilities

All six New England States experienced gains in wages and salaries in 2018, with the income surge averaging more than four percent in 2Q 2018. Read: New England: A Rising Tide Of Jobs, Wages at BusinessFacilities.com.

Can Louisiana handle $32B of industrial construction?

Construction Dive

Developers plan on combating a shortage of skilled labor with alternative strategies like modularization and the use of robotic devices

How Fine Aggregate Affects Mix Design of Concrete?

The Constructor

Fine aggregate is on of the major constituents of concrete which can influence concrete mix design substantially. Various factors such as fine. Building Materials Building Technology Guide How To Guide Mix Design Guide

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

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

Recover from conventional thinking: The future depends on it

Construction Dive

Building materials need to be resilient in order to enable a building to respond to natural disturbances

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Construction of $1.1B Globe Life Field marks substantial progress

Construction Dive

The MLB's Texas Rangers announced that construction of its 40,000-seat stadium in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is almost 75% complete

How to Spark a Craft Workforce Revolution

Construction Business Owner

By 2031, 41% of the current workforce will retire, and exiting baby boomers will only continue to exasperate the shortage. How many of your employees plan to retire in the next 5 years?

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What are the construction industry's top economic bellwethers?

Construction Dive

From Caterpillar’s earnings to stock prices and architect billings, construction leaders rely on a variety of economic signs and signals to know when a recession is imminent. What are your top indicators

Uber To Create 3,000 Jobs In Texas

Business Facilities

The transportation and delivery company will invest more than $75 million in its new U.S. General and Administrative Hub in Dallas, TX. Read: Uber To Create 3,000 Jobs In Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Contractor tops out 850-foot-tall Rainer Square Tower using 'speed core' design

Construction Dive

It took the Erection Co. just 10 months to finish the formwork- and rebar-free Seattle skyscraper

What are the Components of Highways?

The Constructor

The basic components of the highway are the road width, cross slope, pavement, road margins, traffic separators, and curbs. These geometric elements. Transportation camber carriageway components of highways cross slope kerbs medians pavement right of way road margins width of roadway

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Autodesk integrates BuildingConnected with PlanGrid

Construction Dive

The companies say the move will enable contractors to use information developed during preconstruction and building phases and allow field workers to execute their tasks more effectively

Alternative Project Delivery Tools Drive Significant Construction Productivity Improvement and Best Value

Job Order Contracting

Early collaboration and other associated key requirements of LEAN construction delivery methods virtually eliminate waste and deliver the highest value projects to owners and AEC service providers.

Cincinnati Reds debut renovated Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

BD+C

In honor of 150 years of Cincinnati Reds baseball, the team, in partnership with FRCH NELSON, renovated the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.

Lendlease seeks buyers for troubled infrastructure division

Construction Dive

While selling its Engineering Services Division, the Australian firm continues being a leader in U.S. mixed-use development

Vermeer Mid Atlantic Adds Three Locations

Construction Equipment

Vermeer Mid Atlantic has acquired Vermeer Northeast, a dealer partner of Vermeer Corp. with locations in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. According to the company, the move makes it one of the largest Vermeer dealer partners in the country. The All Roads company now has 15 locations

Easy steps to avoid water damaged walls

BD+C

Water-resistive barriers (WRB’s) that keep the sheathing dry have been part of the residential building process since at least the late 1800’s, in the form of builders’ felt (aka tar paper). Synthetic WRB’s first arrived in the late 1960’s. Since then, lots of similar products have hit the market.

Notre Dame Construction Resumes, Lead Concerns Remain

Construction Equipment

Construction resumed at the Notre-Dame cathedral on Monday, just weeks after authorities shut the site down over worries about lead contamination linked to the fire in April. According to the New York Times, the work restarted with “stricter decontamination measures” in place. The new measures

Anti-corrosion glass: A clear solution for humid spaces

BD+C

Shower facilities, gyms, pool enclosures, and spas have more in common than just water: They also tend to be designed using glass.

How to Set up a Construction Drone Program

Construction Equipment

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, with higher payloads, better cameras, better maneuverability and controllability (including sensors for object detection/collision avoidance), and

Construction Employment Increases in 40 States, D.C. from July 2018 to July 2019

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials said the new jobs totals indicate there is a need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.

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[VIDEO] Foxconn Walls Going Up in Wisconsin

Construction Equipment

Foxconn’s walls are finally going up at its manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. According to a TMJ 4 Milwaukee report, more than 400 concrete precast panels are going up, and structural steel works begins next week. About 200 construction workers are now on location, and $175 million has been

Weekly Product Gallery: Rheem, Uponor, Taco, Webstone, Noritz, Flomatic

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights a smart electric water heater; a smart water monitor; a zone valve for hydronic heating; a union ball for piped systems; a residential combi boiler; and a deep well check valve

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Mack Granites Move Silver Streak

Construction Equipment

Would you name your company after a train, or a movie about a train? Paula McCann, founder of Silver Streak, a dump-trucking fleet near Tacoma, Washington, said she was in the midst of starting the outfit—something natural to her because “my husband was in trucking”—and began wondering about a name

4 tips to get your team to adopt a new construction management tool

Geniebelt

Change is rarely greeted with open arms, and the introduction of a new construction management tool for your team will prove no different.

[VIDEO] Foxconn Walls Going Up

Construction Equipment

Foxconn’s walls are finally going up at its manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. According to a TMJ 4 Milwaukee report, more than 400 concrete precast panels are going up, and structural steel works begins next week. About 200 construction workers are now on location, and $175 million has been

Weekly Product Gallery: Rheem, Phyn, Taco, Webstone, Noritz, Flomatic

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights a smart electric water heater; a smart water monitor; a zone valve for hydronic heating; a union ball for piped systems; a residential combi boiler; and a deep well check valve

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OSHA Fines Company $20K for Trench Collapse

Construction Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined an Ontario, Oregon-based company nearly $20,000 following the deaths of two men killed in a trench collapse in April. According to the Idaho Press, the citation listed five “serious” violations that company Ontario Pipe Supply

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Brenner Base Tunnelers Conquer Peaks and Valleys

ENR Construction

To create the world’s longest rail tunnel, crews pierce beneath the Alps’ rocky peaks and install a challenging underpass below an alpine river

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Attack the Causes of Equipment Cost

Construction Equipment

I got into a lot of trouble as a young field engineer by telling my boss that cost overruns were not a problem. I told him that the real problem lay in the way we built our work and that cost overruns were a symptom of the fact that something was not going well. My job was to find and fix the cause

Brenner Base Tunnelers Conquer Peaks and Valleys in the Alps

ENR Construction

To create the world’s longest rail tunnel, crews pierce beneath the Alps’ rocky peaks and install a challenging underpass below an alpine river

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From Marine to Mentor in Equipment Management

Construction Equipment

Les Hill, CEM, fleet manager at B.F. Joy in Hyattsville, Maryland, isn’t the type to panic. “If If something bad happens, my response is, well, good,” he says. It’s an opportunity to learn. It’s maintaining that positivity and making sure that if there’s any deficiency with your people, you’re

Architecture Billings Index continues its streak of soft readings

BD+C

Demand for design services in July remained essentially flat in comparison to the previous month, according to a new report released today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA