Mon.Sep 17, 2018

Types of Beams in Construction

The Constructor

What is a Beam? beam is a horizontal structural element that withstand vertical loads, shear forces and bending moments. They transfer loads imposed.

New Steam Boiler Safety Video Highlights Why Some May Be Safer

Contractor Magazine

Physics and physical design seem to play a critical role in understanding safety issues of industrial steam boilers

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Details about concrete compaction methods

Construction Cost Estimating

Compaction stands for one of the crucial methods of concreting. By compaction, the air voids is dissipated from the concrete. With the existence of air voids, the honeycomb in concrete is created and the strength of the concrete is reduced significantly.

5 Things to Look For in a Waterproofing Company

Construction Marketing Blog

If you are looking to prevent a water problem in your home or you want to repair a faulty basement, you will need to hire a good waterproofing company for this role. Your home is your greatest asset and this means that you have to be very careful with the contractors that you bring in to do repairs.

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

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

What is Rebar? Types and Grades of Steel Reinforcement

The Constructor

What is Rebar?

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Arizona: Billion Dollar Boom

Business Facilities

The Grand Canyon State has seen its share of grand investments in 2018 with two companies that are revolutionizing their industries. Read: Arizona: Billion Dollar Boom at

Millennium Tower's window cracks spark new inquiries

Construction Dive

Cracking on a 36th floor window is the latest of a long line of issues some engineering experts have attributed to the building's settlement

EarthCam Premieres Construction Time-Lapse for LA Rams' New Stadium

Contractor Magazine

See construction progress with high-quality camera imagery, including gigapixel panoramas

Mortenson-Clark tops out San Francisco stadium

Construction Dive

The joint venture topped out the Golden State Warriors' $1 billion Chase Center arena and mixed-use development on Friday following 10 months of steel work

Politically left or right: It might really all be in your brain

Construction Marketing Ideas

It seems your brain IS different depending on whether you are liberal or conservative.

Curtain walls go circadian


New research by interior landscaping firm Ambius ( 2MPpiy3) found that the typical office worker spends less time outside than prisoners. According to the survey, 35% of office workers spend no more than 15 minutes outside during their day, and only 26% say they spend more than an hour outside each day. For many office workers, especially those who work in skyscrapers, stepping outside for a break is easier said than done.

IAPMO Enters MOA With Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration

Contractor Magazine

The partners will collaborate on a program of activities to increase U.S. plumbing exports to Southeast Asia

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A future-ready office building for techie workers will soon spring up in New York City


The impending demolition of a former retail building in New York City will set the stage for the planned construction of a 240,000-ft, 20-story office building whose design and systems will be flexible enough to support and accommodate this metro’s growing tech and innovation sectors, which are expected to create 100,000 new jobs over the next decade

Microsoft Creating 200 New Jobs In Ireland

Business Facilities

The expansion of Microsoft's team at its Dublin campus will help drive innovation and accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning for customers globally. Read: Microsoft Creating 200 New Jobs In Ireland at Daily News Europe Featured Foreign Direct Investment International Office, IT & Call Centers Workforce Development AI Artificial intelligence corporate expansion Dublin engineers IDA Ireland Ireland Microsoft Site Selection Technology

TaylorMade Canada HQ includes golf laboratory and product showroom


TaylorMade’s new Canada headquarters space, located in Woodbridge, Ont., recently completed construction. The 20,000-sf space includes the company’s corporate offices, a golf laboratory, and a product showroom. The golf laboratory and product showroom are both open to the public

How does area conversion calculator work?

Construction Cost Estimating

Area Conversion Calculator is used to convert units of area by providing the value to be converted to units. Methods To Convert Units of Area: Conversions are done with the application of a conversion factor.

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Iteration vs disruption: Designing for a great customer experience


What does innovation even mean anymore? For the past decade, at least, innovation has been a catch-all for that ‘special sauce’ that gets companies to act first on the newest technologies or the newest market opportunities. When most retailers are talking about innovation, they are typically just talking about iteration.

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Oklahoma okays $6B, 8-year infrastructure construction plan

Construction Dive

The state's plan involves spending up to $787 million per year through 2026 on over 1,000 projects, including 686 bridge repairs

6 Ways to Focus on Safety with GPS Fleet Tracking

Contractor Magazine

For a business that relies on a fleet of vehicles and drivers to keep the business running, safety is everything

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator hits a new high in second quarter of 2018


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Johnson Controls, Lincoln Tech Ramp Up Next-Gen Partnership

Contractor Magazine

Determined to close the widening employment gap and recruit more skilled workers into HVACR, the Wisconsin-based manufacturer is partnering with a national trade school to feed 10 recruitment centers

Rusty Hamilton to lead GenieBelt’s US launch


We are happy to welcome Rusty Hamilton as Country Manager of GenieBelt’s new US operation. Rusty brings along 28+ years of experience in the construction industry including a string of years as President of Catalyst USA, which is the leading distributor for Powerproject in the U.S., an Oracle Gold Partner and Premier Solution Provider for. Geniebelt News geniebelt news rusty hamilton United States us construction

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SJE Rhombus Holds September Training Session

Contractor Magazine

DETROIT LAKES, MN – Twice a year, SJE Rhombus holds training sessions that let their customers get to know their products better. This year’s second training ran from September 11-12 at the company’s headquarters in Detroit Lakes, Minn. The training

GKD and the Kunsthalle Mannheim Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art


A project two and a half years in the making, the Kunsthalle Mannheim museum of modern and contemporary art represents an example of civic commitment and architectural skill. Designing and constructing the museum brought about a unique challenge – creating an aesthetically modern space while honoring the city of Mannheim’s historic layout. Architects aimed to create a dialogue between museum visitors and urban onlookers – merging the inside and outside world.

The Power of Field Service Management Solutions

Contractor Magazine

The streamlined version of your business is waiting for you

Feds Say Over-Pressurized Gas Line Caused Massive Massachusetts Explosion

ENR Construction

Federal investigators said that the Sept. 13 gas explosion in Massachusetts was the result of too much pressure surging through a pipeline

Customer Says Lawn Care Service Killed his Yard

Green Industry Professionals

The nation's largest lawn service has thousands of complaints filed by customers with the Better Business Bureau


ENR Photo Contest is Open-Share Your Best Construction Images!

ENR Construction

The 2018 Year in Construction photo submission deadline is Nov. Prepare your entries now

Arkansas Landscaping Company Assisting in Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Green Industry Professionals

The landscaping and tree removal company has helped in 17 disaster areas across the country

Carolina Electric Utilities Assess Infrastructure Damage, Flooding

ENR Construction

More than 450,000 homes and businesses still without power in the Carolinas

Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction Causes Controversy

Construction Equipment

Bayou Bridge, a 163-mile pipeline designed to carry crude oil through Louisiana, is set to take longer to construct than expected. The pipeline was originally set for finalization this October, though that date has since been extended by two months, according to The Advocate. Although environmental

Congress Clears FY 19 Bill Hiking Corps, Military, VA Construction

ENR Construction

Bill doubles VA major-projects budget, adds $2B more for facilities

Former Construction Manager Steals 100k in Heavy Equipment

Construction Equipment

A former construction manager has been arrested for stealing $100,000 in heavy equipment and construction material. Richard McTague, 49, of West Haven, Connecticut, was arrested Thursday on a court warrant. He was charged with first degree larceny and five counts of second-degree larceny.