Tue.Jul 17, 2018

Digital Dryshack #95: P6 Status Physical % Complete

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We were providing P6 training for Government Contracts at AGC San Diego, a first-class contractor and apprenticeship training facility, when we were surprised by a P6 undocumented feature. Here's what we discovered: checking 'Use Steps to Calculate Percent Complete' (a required setting for D.O.D. schedules ) disables updating status when not using steps.

Report: Minnesota prevailing wage law doesn't bloat budgets

Construction Dive

Peer-reviewed studies for almost 20 years have shown that the pay rule does not affect the cost of public construction projects

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Primer Debuts on Life-Cycle Assessments of Embodied Carbon in Buildings

ENR Construction

Modular-minded firm said it 'future-proofs' schools, offices

Construction Dive

Intermodal Structures says its stackable units are completed on-site in less than two hours with mechanical, electrical, ductwork and other systems

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

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

Construction technology is catnip for investors

BD+C

During the first half of 2018, venture capital firms invested a record $1.05 billion in construction technology startup companies, or nearly 30% more than during the same period in 2017, according to a new report from JLL. Since 2009, VCs have funded 478 ConTech deals totaling $4.34 billion.

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MTD Creating 200 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

The outdoor power equipment manufacturer will invest $10 million to expand production capabilities at its Weakley County, TN operations. Read: MTD Creating 200 Jobs In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

In many markets, green features are more of a requirement for apartment renters

BD+C

Renters in many U.S. cities have come to expect green features in apartments that they rent, with an eye toward energy efficiency and healthy indoor air, according to a report by National Real Estate Investor.

Air Products Building New Global Headquarters In Pennsylvania

Business Facilities Blog

The industrial gas company's new Lehigh Valley headquarters will take advantage of sustainable technologies and reduce operating costs. Read: Air Products Building New Global Headquarters In Pennsylvania at BusinessFacilities.com.

Primer Debuts on Life-Cycle Assessments of Embodied Carbon in Buildings

ENR Construction

A necessary baby step toward the ambitious goal involving net-zero embodied carbon and operational greenhouse gas emissions

Senate Democrats Criticize Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

Construction Equipment

Democrats continue to be disappointed with President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plans, a proposal that would rely heavily on private sector investors to advance large-scale infrastructure projects.

Transwestern report: Office buildings near transit earn 65% higher lease rates

BD+C

The national average rent in transit-accessible office buildings was 65% higher than the average market rent in early 2018, according to a new report from real estate firm Transwestern.

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Paducah Man Charged with Stealing Skid Steer

Construction Equipment

A man in Paducah, KY has been charged with stealing a John Deere skid steer worth $35,000. On April 11, the Sheriff's Office said the skid steer was stolen from a construction site in Kentucky’s McCracken County.

Water Street Tampa’s developer reveals details about this project’s public spaces

BD+C

In late June, Strategic Property Partners (SPP) unveiled its vision for the nearly 13 acres of public space that will stretch across Water Street Tampa, a 50-acre waterfront redevelopment that is one of the largest such projects in the U.S.

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Marketing heresy: Does quality and price count more than marketing savy?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Justin Jacobs has written a provocative post for Hudson, Ink with this message: “You can build a better mousetrap and still go out of business” Here’s a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson I’m sure you’ve all heard before: “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.” That’s elegant, simple and 100% […]. Featured Innovations Relationships and service values

Improving Your Design & Construction Photography

ENR Construction

We're halfway through 2018 -- how are those entries for ENR's "Year in Construction Photography 2018" coming along

Construction and Mining Equipment Sales Rise

Construction Equipment

Construction and mining equipment sales improved during the first quarter of 2018, with sales reaching an improvement of nearly 100 machines during the same period last year.

DC Water begins $580M leg of Anacostia River tunnel

Construction Dive

The five-mile Northeast Boundary Tunnel is the last leg of the $2.7 billion Clean Rivers Project intended to ease sewer flooding in parts of the city

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Man Working on Crane Boom Dies

Construction Equipment

A man installing a boom extension on a truck-mounted crane was crushed to death when the boom fell on him in northern Iowa. Fifty-seven-year-old Timothy Brandau was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Are we facing a new era in Foreign Direct Investment?

BD+C

In 2017, the A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index concluded, “Investors are bullish about economic growth and FDI [Foreign Direct Investment] prospects, but are monitoring political risks for abrupt changes to the business environment.”

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Tariffs and Your Business

Constructor Magazine

When you are in an industry that uses a lot of product that is just one or two steps above raw material you would be wise to try and get a feel for what these new trade deals mean to your bottom line

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Heat island effect can turn deadly in extreme conditions

BD+C

Of all the impacts of global climate change, it’s extreme heat that kills more Americans each year than any other weather-related event. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 600 people die from extreme heat in the U.S. every year.

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Reducing Biofilms in Building Water Systems to Abate Risk of Legionella

Constructor Magazine

Improperly maintained water supply systems and other factors can lead to an environment that allows Legionella survival and growth

Call for speakers: Accelerate AEC! innovation conference, May 2019

BD+C

Interested in sharing your great solution or novel innovation for the AEC market or built environment? The editors of Building Design+Construction invite you to submit a topic for one of the 20 coveted speaker slots at the 2019 Accelerate Live! AEC innovation conference, May 2019, in New York.

Who Loves You Baby? SCOTUS Does

Constructor Magazine

One thing for sure: internet e-commerce retailers don’t love you baby, they’re out to line their own pockets

NIMBYism, generational divide threaten plan for net-zero village in St. Paul, Minn.

BD+C

Plans for an ambitious net-zero village on the site of the former Ford Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minn., have generated extensive support among environmentalists

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Weekly Product Gallery: Toto, DeWalt, Fluidmaster, H2O Degree, Keeney Mfg., Tempstar

Constructor Magazine

This week’s gallery highlights these plumbing and heating products: a flotation tub with air jets; a cordless 1 7/8” combination hammer; durable nonwax toilet seals; a meter pulse counter to collect gas and water metering data; a bath drainage system; and a smart thermostat

Water Authority Offers Homeowners $2.75 a Foot to Replace Grass Lawns

Green Industry Professionals

Homeowners can receive $2.75 per square foot to replace water-wasting turf lawns with sustainable landscaping

Commissioning Hydronic Systems, Part 4

Constructor Magazine

In this, the final article on commissioning, we will discuss the other parameters in need of testing and documentation

This Honda Lawn Mower Will Go 150 MPH

Green Industry Professionals

The Japanese manufacturer wants to reclaim its title for making the fastest lawn mower in the world

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