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6 Tips for Building Better Subcontractor Relationships


How today’s leading general contractors are able to improve working relationships with their subcontractors through technology and best practices. Construction Best Practices

Border wall construction continues with additional contract for $1.2B project

Construction Dive

The White House isn't backing down on U.S.-Mexico Mexico barrier construction even as the coronavirus outbreak spreads through the U.S., with a $524 million contract modification for a Kiewit subsidiary awarded this week

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Stay HOME – Learn BIM: Days 1 and 2


I can’t contribute meaningfully to the topic of the Pandemic, apart from obeying the rules and not being a nuisance. It is not an area of my expertise. BIM is.

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Washington state bans construction, Boston extends moratorium

Construction Dive

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’'s clarification updated Monday's mandate that appeared to exempt construction while Boston Mayor Martin Walsh extended his construction ban despite calls from his governor to lift it

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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.

Supplemental Structural Members: Constructions, and Applications

The Constructor

Supplemental structural members are new columns, beams, braces, and walls which are constructed to support damaged structures. The provision of. How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Repair/Maintenance

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Caterpillar Suspends Some Operations

Construction Equipment

Citing supply chain difficulties, Caterpillar said it is temporarily suspending operations at certain facilities. It did not specify which manufacturing plants, product categories, or parts distribution centers might be affected. It also announced that it is withdrawing its financial outlook for

Mailbag: Construction attorneys answer readers' coronavirus legal questions

Construction Dive

contractors are facing uncertainty around issues like health threats to workers, government stoppages and supply chain delays. Here, construction attorneys break down some of the legal ramifications

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What is Ownership Cost of an Equipment?

The Constructor

Ownership cost is defined as the total cost related to the construction equipment in order to own it. This cost is irrespective of whether the.

Global Safety: A look into Australia's safety operations

Construction Dive

What can global safety leaders teach us locally? Australia is sharing what they’re doing to make construction safer

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

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

Food Lion Donates 6M Meals To Nourish Neighbors

Business Facilities

The $600,000 donation will provide nutritious meals to schools, seniors with limited resources and other neighbors, and support Feeding America® in its COVID-19 response efforts. Read: Food Lion Donates 6M Meals To Nourish Neighbors at

Cathedral design is inspired by a Bishop’s headpiece


There is a subset in architecture of building’s meant to look like scaled up objects from everyday life. There is the picnic basket building in Newark, Ohio, the Binoculars Building in Los Angeles, and the High-Heel Wedding Church in Taiwan.

Businesses Bracing For Major Disruptions From COVID-19

Business Facilities

A S&P Global Market Intelligence survey found approximately 79% of organizations reported already experiencing negative impact of COVID-19. Read: Businesses Bracing For Major Disruptions From COVID-19 at

10 Precautions for Effective Grouting in Tensioning Ducts

The Constructor

The complete procedure of the grouting of pre/post tensioned cable ducts, its materials, equipement and properties is explained in detial in the. Concrete Technology How To Guide Precast Concrete Prestressed Concrete Prestressed Concrete Design Structural Engineering Grouting

It’s not if, but when: Designing healthcare spaces that support pandemic response


Grouting of Pre/Post Tensioned Cable Ducts

The Constructor

Grouting in the post-tensioned cables in the post or prestressed concrete is carried out to provide permanent protection to the steel cables against.

Virus-Related Slowdowns Impact Const. Supply Chain

Construction Equipment

While cities determine how major construction projects should move forward following the coronavirus pandemic, the shipping and sourcing of raw materials used across projects has “slowed to a trickle,” according to Arch Paper. While a number of building materials can be domestically sourced

How to Prepare Your Business for COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

How to Prepare Your Business for COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 03/26/2020 - 14:52. Socially distance yourself from others. . Wash your hands frequently. Clean the surfaces you touch multiple times daily. .

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Cutting through the noise on wall construction

Construction Specifier

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9 Tips to Maximize Your Company's Profit Potential

Construction Business Owner

9 Tips to Maximize Your Company's Profit Potential. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:36. Gain better control over the profits your company sees this year with these 9 simple steps

How to convert college dorms to support the coronavirus crisis


With the number of global coronavirus cases increasing each day, health centers are more burdened than ever before, witnessing severe bed shortages for critically-ill patients.

March 2020 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

March 2020 Construction Industry Stats. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 03/26/2020 - 13:09.

What Is Sieve Analysis Test | Sive Analysis Test for Coarse Aggregate | Sive Analysis Test for Fine Aggregate


What Is Sieve Analysis Test? Sieve analysis is an analytical technique used to determine this particle size distribution of granular material with macroscopic granular sizes. This sieve analysis technique involves the layering of sieves with different grades of sieve opening sizes.

[VIDEO] NYC to Construct Temp. Hospitals

Construction Equipment

New York governor Andrew Cuomo accepted the recommendation of the Army Corps of Engineers for constructing four temporary hospital sites in New York State to house patients diagnosed with COVID-19. According to the New York State website, the four sites where the hospitals will be built are ready

Satisfied customer for Ireland’s first Hyundai HX900L

Digger Blog

Irish plant and dredging contractor Mill Road Plant Ltd is loyal to the Hyundai brand, having run the Korean excavators since 2005. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

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A Tire Refresher for Maintenance Managers

Construction Equipment

Tires can be difficult to manage for fleets with both pneumatic-tired earthmovers and over-the-road haulers such as dump trucks, but attention to maintenance, and the work environment, can keep assets rolling at lower costs. Key considerations are inflation, tire selection, site management

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Make the Call for More Construction Technology in a Time of Crisis

ENR Construction

While relationships are the backbone of the construction industry, how we communicate is necessarily changing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please help construction technology providers give you want you need, by telling us what that is even as it changes, seemingly, every day

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Liebherr 125 K Crane

Construction Equipment

Liebherr’s 125 K fast-erecting crane has a radius of 180 feet and a maximum hook height of 215 feet. The 125 K has an initial hook height of 97 feet as standard. Five tower sections can be inserted to reach a total hook height of 136 feet. If the hook height still isn’t sufficient, the 30-degree


Architects taking action to support COVID-19 response


In an effort to support the COVID-19 response, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has launched a task force to help inform public officials, healthcare facility owners and architects on adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities

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Liebherr EC-B Series Flat Top Crane

Construction Equipment

Liebherr EC-B series cranes have maximum load capacities ranging from 13,200 to 35,200 pounds, and maximum jib head load capacities ranging from 3,500 to 13,200 pounds working at a maximum radius. The first eight models in the EC-B series are the 125 EC-B 6, 220 EC-B 10, 220 EC-B 12, 240 EC-B 10

Economists Expect Steep Dip in GDP, Construction Markets Due to COVID-19

ENR Construction

While construction impacts may be less in the short term than other industries, experts say there's more long-term risk that future projects will be slower to move forward

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Kaeser Mobilair M500-2 Air Compressor

Construction Equipment

The Kaeser Mobilair M500-2 air compressor delivers 1,600 cfm with a pressure range of 60 to 150 psig. It has a 600-horsepower Cat 18 diesel. A fold-up tow bar and steerable front axle enable onsite maneuvering, and the compressor has fork pockets and lifting eyes for full flexibility. It can run


Senate coronavirus relief bill's tax and lending provisions will help construction firms, but industry needs additional measures


The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the Coronavirus relief measure that passed the Senate late last night