Thu.Jul 09, 2020

Which face coverings are best for preventing jobsite coronavirus spread?

Construction Dive

While any mask will help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, new research points out the types that maximize safety

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How Adding a Service Component Can Help Protect Your Business in Difficult Times

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Expanding beyond construction by adding service work to your portfolio can both grow and protect your business. Construction Best Practices

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Chicago office building constructed with coronavirus-fighting features

Construction Dive

The $26 million Fulton East is the first in what experts say will be a trend of projects designed to maximize tenants' health and social distancing

Sydney will be home to the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower

BD+C

The new headquarters building for Atlassian, an Australian software company, is set to rise 40 stories in Sydney

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.

McHugh Construction rethinks budgets, schedules to focus on new normal

Construction Dive

The president of the 123-year-old Chicago-based construction firm talks about tracking virus-related project costs and his fear of complacency

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Yanmar Compacts Change to Red Color Scheme

Construction Equipment

Yanmar America is changing its entire compact equipment lineup to a red color scheme. All excavators, the V4 wheel loader, and the company's tracked carriers are available in the new "premium red." The rest of the product lineup will be changed to the color scheme in the coming months. In May, the

GE Investing $62M In Kentucky Expansion

Business Facilities

GE Appliances will expand production at its Appliance Park manufacturing complex in Louisville, KY. The project will create 260 new jobs. Read: GE Investing $62M In Kentucky Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

6 Ways to Make Sexual Harassment Training More Effective

Construction Business Owner

6 Ways to Make Sexual Harassment Training More Effective. Kathy Wells. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 17:19. There’s no question that many construction business owners are facing delays and uncertainties caused by COVID-19.

Florida Gators’ $65 million baseball field completes

BD+C

Located on the southwest portion of the University of Florida campus adjacent to Dizney Stadium, the Florida Gators’ new $65 million ballpark has completed.

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

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

How to Choose the Best Stair Nosing? [PDF]

The Constructor

Stair nosings are protruding profile strips fitted on the edge of steps to provide an anti-slip surface. The nose of a step is the part of a stair. Building Tips How To Guide

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Coronavirus Hot Spots See Strongest Home Sales

Pro Builder

Coronavirus Hot Spots See Strongest Home Sales. cbroderick. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:29. Home builder Taylor Morrison’s CEO says the states with surging COVID-19 cases are the hottest markets for home sales right now. The states include Arizona, Texas, Florida, and California.

Liebherr's telescopic wheeled loader

Digger Blog

The new L 509 Tele is Liebherr’s first telescopic boom wheeled loader. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

How to Choose Vehicle Camera Technology

Construction Equipment

Vehicle Camera systems have become more common for trucks, construction vehicles, and other heavy equipment. As well as aiding driver maneuverability, they support road and site safety by eliminating vehicle blind spots and helping to prevent incidents. Deciding the type of vehicle camera to

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Mortgage Purchasing Hits 10-Year High

Pro Builder

Mortgage Purchasing Hits 10-Year High. cbroderick. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:57. In the week ending July 3, mortgage purchasing levels on a seasonally adjusted basis marked the highest level since January 2009, according to NAHB.

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Engineered slabs drive down warehouse operating costs and increase flexibility

GCP Applied Technologies

Engineered slabs drive down warehouse operating costs and increase flexibility. michael.delros…. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:14. GCP Applied Technologies. July 09, 2020. The increased popularity of online shopping is driving demand for more commercial warehouses and distribution centers.

Klein Tools Releases New Lineup of Personal Cooling Products for the Jobsite

Construction Junkie

Summer is officially upon us, which many states seeing temperatures in the 90s and 100s. While heat exhaustion may not be the only summer dangers on construction sites , it does play a major role in overall health and wellness throughout our hottest months.

Two Major Pipeline Projects Shut Down

Construction Equipment

Two major energy pipeline projects, which would have carried essential fuel from oil and gas fields to the Southeast and the Midwest, were shut down this week. On Sunday, Virginia’s Dominion Energy and North Carolina’s Duke Energy announced they would abandon the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, a

Getting the Word Out

Constructech

“Getting the word out,” the act of communications, sound like a reasonable approach to many issues. In times of emergency, not knowing what is happening and what must be done can mean illness, injury or even death.

Construction Recovery Post-Covid

Construction Equipment

Since the first cases were detected in November 2019, the novel coronavirus has spread and affected every major industry in the world. One of the many industries facing extreme challenges right now is construction. In a recent industry survey conducted among CEOs of U.S. construction firms and

FHWA Awards $15M to States for Alternative User-Fee Pilot Projects

ENR Construction

As technology keeps changing, states keep working on alternatives or add-ons to the gas tax

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Machines with Telematics to Double by 2024: Report

Construction Equipment

The installed base of construction equipment OEM telematics systems will reach 6.9 million units worldwide by 2024, according to Berg Insight. The IoT market research provider released a new market research project that indicates that the global installed base of active construction equipment OEM

Lender Halts Chicago's 1000M Tower as Developer Seeks New Financing

ENR Construction

Financier Goldman-Sachs clouds future of Helmut Jahn-designed structure with 90-day review, first major city project to pause construction over COVID-19 economic impacts

Temeda Connects with LogiMove Rental Platform

Construction Equipment

Temeda announced a new integration between its telematics platform and the LogiMove Equipment Rental Curbside and Contactless Mobility Solution. Through the integration, Temeda IIoT sensors, which record an array of industrial equipment conditions including engine hours, fuel usage, engine info and

Hotel’s thin-slab floors provide big-time benefits

BD+C

Little did he know it, but an online continuing education course Keith Iott took a few years ago would help form his vision for a first-of-its-kind hotel project in Ocean City, Md., in 2019. .

65 Percent of Cities Cutting Infra Projects

Construction Equipment

A new survey from over 1,100 municipalities across the country shows that the national economic recovery is at even greater risk of stalling if Congress fails to provide direct federal aid to America’s cities, towns, and villages. The survey found that 65 percent of cities are being forced to

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Funding opportunity for field validation of high-impact building technologies

BD+C

The U.S. Department of Energy ( DOE ) is offering up to $10 million for government entities to use for field validation of building technologies. Five to 10 awards are available for programs that enhance the energy efficiency of buildings and provide flexibility services to the electric grid.

Robotic assisters render heavy masonry wall units weightless

Construction Specifier

by Dave Jackson. Photos courtesy Construction Robotics. “I I always knew I would go into the business,” recalled Zack Zuidemas, vice-president for Jimmy’Z Masonry , located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, about 80 km (50 mi) north of Chicago.

6 must reads for the AEC industry today: July 9, 2020

BD+C

BIG designs The Plus, the world’s most sustainable furniture factory (BD+C) . The nearly 70,000-sf open production facility will double as a public 300-acre park for hiking and camping

West, Northeast Regions Lead Housing Market Recovery

Pro Builder

West, Northeast Regions Lead Housing Market Recovery. cbroderick. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:35. In July, homebuyer interest grew as the housing supply continued to thin out, with the West and Northeast regions leading recovery. The Realtor.com Housing Market Recovery Index grew by 2.1

What Cities Have the Most Affordable Family Homes?

Pro Builder

What Cities Have the Most Affordable Family Homes? cbroderick. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:44. Those looking for a family home must consider an area’s safety, available education, and expenses beyond mortgage to find the true cost of homeownership.

Home Prices Predicted to Decrease By 2021

Pro Builder

Home Prices Predicted to Decrease By 2021. cbroderick. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 09:50. Although home prices have appreciated steadily, price drops may be in the near future. The May Home Price Index and HPI Forecast conducted by CoreLogic predicts a year-over-year home price decrease of 6.6%