Thu.Jun 06, 2019

5 Ways Leading Contractors Keep Their Clients Happy

Surveyor

Improving collaboration between contractors and clients is key to building long-term relationships. Simply getting the job done isn’t enough for today’s leading contractors.

Jobsite managers embrace robotics

Construction Dive

Rather than feeling replaced by machines, workers and unions also see artificial intelligence as an ally against such issues as labor shortages, precision and productivity, presenters at ENR FutureTech said

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Rooms To Go Investing $69M In Tennessee

Business Facilities

By the end of the year, the furniture company will create 200 new jobs at its new furniture warehouse and retail outlet in Wilson County, TN. Read: Rooms To Go Investing $69M In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

World Trade Center sub indicted on bribery charges

Construction Dive

The New York attorney general has charged two former managers of Delaware-based electrical contractor Hatzel & Buehler in a pay to play scheme with the project's construction manager

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

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

10 Simple Steps to Implementing a Suicide-Prevention Program

Construction Business Owner

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), construction workers remain four times more likely to die by suicide than the population at large—a rate equal to 53.2 per 100,000 workers.

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PHCC Responds to Potential Two-Year Extension of TX State Licensing Board

Contractor Magazine

Plumbing professionals stand in solidarity to first and foremost protect the public’s health and safety of Texas citizens and its environment

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Hempcrete Blocks for Construction

The Constructor

The construction industry has been actively looking out for more and more eco-friendly construction materials. Hempcrete or hemp concrete being a. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Smart Materials Eco-friendly material Hemp Hemp concrete Hempcrete Hempcrete blocks Sustainable development

Sloan Foundry Engineers for Manufacturers Worldwide

Contractor Magazine

For over 40 years, Sloan Foundry has been helping manufacturers create alloy components

Stress- strain Curve for Steel Bars

The Constructor

Stress- strain curve describes the behavior of steel bars under loads. It is created by testing of steel specimen. The steel specimen is gradually. Material Testing Guide Structural Engineering Solid Mechanics Structural

NanaWall Systems debuts AcoustiFOLD at the AIA Conference

BD+C

Combing an acoustically separated aluminum framing and specialized gasketing with sound-enhanced glass, NanaWall’s AcoustiFOLD is the industry’s first floor-supported folding glass wall that can achieve up to STC 45 (ranges from STC 35 to STC 45) for commercial settings and interior spaces.

Construction of Wall Footings- Materials, and Dimensions

The Constructor

Wall footings are pad or spread and strip footings which are used to support structural or nonstructural walls, and to transmit and distribute their. Foundation Design Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering Foundation Structural Structural Design

6 Ways to Enhance Safety in Trench Projects

Construction Equipment

T&D World has provided six tips for trench safety, highlighting every contractor’s must-haves when creating a safety culture around trenching and excavation work. Follow OSHA standards: OSHA specifies safety standards for protecting workers from cave-ins, which are more likely to result in

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Dimensionless Numbers and Their Importance in Fluid Mechanics

The Constructor

In fluid mechanics, Dimensionless numbers or non-dimensional numbers are those which are useful to determine the flow characteristics of the fluid. Fluid Mechanics eulers froude mach reynolds weber

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Brooklyn Steel concert venue is topped with a green roof that acts as an acoustical lid

BD+C

Located in a 20,000-sf former steel fabrication warehouse, the Brooklyn Steel concert venue and event space combines old materials like exposed brick, steel, and corrugated metal with new materials such as glass, tile, and stone

Some vital characteristics of concrete in fresh & hardened state

Construction Cost Estimating

STRENGTH: Concrete has good strength against compression but it is moderately weak in tension and bending. Significant amount of force is required to crush concrete, but marginal force is required to pull it apart or produce bending cracks.

JCB Adds Dealer in Ontario

Construction Equipment

JCB has expanded its distribution in Canada through ReadyQuip JCB, a full-line dealer located in Timmins, Ontario. ReadyQuip was founded in 1986 and offers a full range of JCB equipment, including backhoe loaders, skid steer and compact track loaders, wheel loaders, excavators, and telehandlers

CASE TR340 tears up Georgia red clay

Green Industry Professionals

Marshall Postin of Willow Lane Landscaping discusses the CASE TR340

High-Speed Rail From Cali to Vegas Delayed

Construction Equipment

Virgin Trains USA has delayed the construction of a high-speed rail between Las Vegas and Southern California, which was set for development in 2020. The plans were docked after the company failed to secure tax abatements this legislative session. Not getting the abatements will likely push the

Trump Signs Disaster Relief Bill With Billions for Infrastructure

ENR Construction

$19.1-billion measure has $3.2 billion for Corps of Engineers repairs, and $2.7 billion to rebuild storm-damaged military bases

Mortenson Deploys Autonomous Equipment On Site

Construction Equipment

Mortenson has announced an agreement with Built Robotics to deploy fully autonomous construction machinery on renewable energy sites. The agreement also includes using retrofits for dozers, excavators, and skid steer loaders. To do this, a terrain model for the company’s wind-turbine foundation

10 Steps to Implementing a Suicide-Prevention Program

Construction Business Owner

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), construction workers remain four times more likely to die by suicide than the population at large—a rate equal to 53.2 per 100,000 workers.

Two keynotes announced for landscape professionals at GIE+EXPO 2019

Green Industry Professionals

Col "Rob" Waldo Waldman and industry economist Brian Beaulieu are on the lineup

Vermeer D23x30DR S3 Horizontal Directional Drill

Construction Equipment

The Vermeer D23x30DR S3 Navigator HDD has an operating weight of 16,500 pounds and thrust/pullback of 24,000 pounds. Firestick dual-rod technology allows 7-percent downhole steerability and drilling in rock. The horizontal direction drill’s threaded outer rod has a rotational torque of 3,000 lb

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ATG expands Galaxy Garden Pro line of compact tractor tires

Green Industry Professionals

Specifically built for compact tractors operating on turf, soft soil and grasses, and for riding on hard surfaces and even snow

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ASV Undercarriage Walk-around

Construction Equipment

Buck Storlie, product line manager, explains the ASV undercarriage

KIOTI Canada holds ribbon-cutting at new parts distribution center in Ontario

Green Industry Professionals

Located in Mississauga, Ontario the approximately 60,000 sq.-ft ft facility will anchor KIOTI’s Canadian distribution

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Deere Adds Grade Guidance to 470G

Construction Equipment

John Deere 470G LC crawler excavators now feature grade guidance, technology developed in cooperation with Topcon. The 113,000-pound 470G LC, with 367 horsepower, now has the same technology as the 210G and 350G models. The integrated guidance system tracks the excavator bucket’s location in

Trump Signs Disaster Relief Bill With Billions for Infrastructure

ENR Construction

A $19.1-billion measure has $3.2 billion for Corps of Engineers repairs, and $2.7 billion to rebuild storm-damaged military bases

Hitachi ZW80 Wheel Loader

Construction Equipment

The ZW80 is a 63-horsepower wheel loader from Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America (HCMA). Operating weight is 12,220 pounds, and the standard 1.2-yard bucket can lift up to 3,587 pounds. Breakout force is 8,280 pounds, and top speed is 21.1 The Kubota engine uses DOC and SCR to meet

EETC launches online non-proctored two-stroke engine certification exam

Green Industry Professionals

New test is industry recognized by two-stroke engine equipment manufacturers ECHO, STIHL, Husqvarna, and Makita among others

Alliance Tire Group

Green Industry Professionals

Alliance Tire Group K.K. ATG K.K.) is a fully owned subsidiary of The Yokohama Rubber Co. Japan. ATG K.K. is based in Japan, with subsidiaries in strategically important locations worldwide. Alliance Tire Americas, Inc. ATA) is the American