Tue.Oct 12, 2021

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2021 ProContractor Summit

Viewpoint Construction Technology

And that’s a wrap on ProContractor Summit 2021! Here’s a look into 5 of the top customer takeaways from this year’s conference. Viewpoint News

Signs of Water Damage In House | Signs of water damage In Walls

Civiconcepts

Most people like to think that we will be able to spot signs of water damage in our homes. But the damage is not always immediately visible on the home. … Signs of Water Damage In House | Signs of water damage In Walls Read More ».

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5 Tips to improve SEO for Architecture Firms

Archmark

Do you want to go back to focusing on the work you love to do? Do you wish that attracting prospective architectural clients was as easy as sitting back and letting the clients come to you? There is one way to help make it that easy: Focus on ways to improve your website's rank on Google.

From Slurry to Savings

Constructech

Hydro-excavating, using injected water to loosen and remove aggregates, creates a secondary problem, what to do with the slurry that results? Compared to traditional digging and excavating, hydro-excavating is a much faster, safer and more environment friendly process than digging.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Northrop Grumman Opens Alabama Facility For Next-Gen Missile Work

Business Facilities

Northrop Grumman is adding 500 more workers in Huntsville, AL as it expands its work on a next-generation ICBM project.

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Nonresidential Construction Sector Posts 1st Job Gain Since March

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The construction industry gained 22,000 jobs between August and September as nonresidential construction firms added employees for the first time in six months, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.

How Often Should You Wax Walking Boots?

Work Gearz

Whether you’re a regular hiker or just enjoy wearing boots for your regular walks, walking boots are designed just for you. They’re quite strong and resilient, and are precisely manufactured to provide a solid defence against various weather conditions and uncertain surfaces. .

UPDATE: Wash. State Carpenters Narrowly OK Three-Year Contract

ENR Construction

Northwest Carpenters Union pact with contractors that includes a 15.43% wage and benefits hike is approved by 54% majority, with a strong on line and strike site opposition campaign

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Do You Wear Socks with Cowboy Boots?

Work Gearz

Many cowboy boot fans understand how heated their feet become when they wear them all day. It’s an important part of America’s cultural identity.

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

North Fork Siphon Replacement

ENR Construction

A key component of the Strawberry Aqueduct and Collection System in northeastern Utah, the North Fork Siphon was a 72-in.-dia, dia, prestressed concrete cylinder pipe at the end of its useful life

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How Do You Keep Rubber Boots From Dry Rotting?

Work Gearz

Rubber boots are strong, lightweight, sturdy, and, most importantly, they’re waterproof. If they’re cared for, they can last for decades. But, 90 times out of 100, rubber boots dry rot. . Just because rubber boots are expensive it doesn’t mean they wouldn’t dry rot!

Materials Shortage Hampers Recovery, ABC Survey Says

ENR Construction

Supply chain issues continue to plague the industry as contractor backlogs decline

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4 Principles for Building Resilient Homes

Pro Builder

4 Principles for Building Resilient Homes. ldeakins. Tue, 10/12/2021 - 10:02. How to design a 100-year home built to last.

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

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

Joseph D. Adams Public Safety Building

ENR Construction

With a prominent location on Main Street in Lehi, this new public safety and police station was designed to reflect various architectural styles and periods

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Is It 2022 Already?

Constructech

It’s still 2021, but companies are already looking ahead to 2022 with new releases of flagship products.

In a Bid for Better Data, Turner Takes Crane Sensor Companywide

ENR Construction

Turner Construction has signed a multiyear agreement to deploy Versatile's CraneView sensors to project sites across the U.S.

Moderna Will Invest $500M To Build mRNA Capabilities In Africa

Business Facilities

Moderna will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year at the 50 µg dose level.

Best Manufacturing: National Institutes of Health NCI Building T30 Cell Processing Modular Facility

ENR Construction

The T-30 Cell Processing Modular Facility is the first large-scale prefabricated and multimodular Current Good Manufacturing Practices manufacturing facility to be built in the nation, the project team says

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Resilient Flooring: The sustainable specification

Construction Specifier

Photo © Richard Burger/courtesy JSR Associates Inc. by Jane Rohde, AIA, FIIDA, ASID, ACHA, CHID, LEED AP BD+C, GGA-EB, GGF. When specifying flooring, one should consider both sustainability and performance. They are not mutually exclusive, but rather completely integrated.

Best Water/Environment: Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks and Wet Weather Equalization Facilities Improvements

ENR Construction

Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant’s existing headworks to increase influent capacity to 752 million gallons per day from 469 mgd

Tour a Unique Pocket Neighborhood in Spokane, Washington

Natural Building

On an empty lot next door to a popular craft brewery, the Blockhouse team wanted to build housing that would fit a buzzing Spokane (WA) neighborhood.

Materials Shortage Hampers Recovery, Despite Improved Backlog Indicator

ENR Construction

Supply chain issues continue to plague the industry as contractor backlog declines

Uber Mission Bay World Headquarters Named Finalist in Fast Company 2021 Innovation by Design Awards

Stok

San Francisco (October 12, 2021) – We’re thrilled to share that Uber’s Mission Bay World Headquarters has been honored in Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards in the Real Estate category.

Award of Merit Government/Public Building and Excellence in Sustainability Award of Merit: Wheaton Revitalization Project

ENR Construction

The $133-million LEED Platinum project serves as Montgomery County’s crown jewel in green energy and as an industry-wide model for sustainable construction.

Chris Magwood Talks Low-Carbon Construction

Pro Builder

Chris Magwood Talks Low-Carbon Construction. ldeakins. Tue, 10/12/2021 - 09:46. Magwood's low-carbon initiative puts sustainability at the forefront of homebuilding. . Ontario builder and designer Chris Magwood is pioneering a movement toward low carbon construction for homeowners ready to go green.

Best Sports/Entertainment and Excellence in Sustainability Award of Merit: Lubber Run Community Center

ENR Construction

Arlington County’s first net-zero energy building—the Lubber Run Community Center—was constructed on a 4.5-acre site that includes outdoor recreational space with a connection to nature and a strong sense of place, the project team says

Home Appraisals Are Messing with Sales

Pro Builder

Home Appraisals Are Messing with Sales. mbeirne. Tue, 10/12/2021 - 09:59. "I I don’t remember any time where the frequency of buyers being willing to pay so much more than the market data was this high.".

What Is Window Glazing | Types of Window Glazing

CivilJungle

What Is Window Glazing? Window glazing is one of the best innovations that help to maximize the energy of the buildings. Doors and windows are a-holes in the walls through which around 70% of heat loss occurs.

Rent Burden is Greater for Minority Households

Pro Builder

Rent Burden is Greater for Minority Households. mbeirne. Tue, 10/12/2021 - 10:05. Black and Latinx renters spent 34% and 32.1%, respectively, of their monthly income on rent. Even in the most affordable cities where the rent burden is low, Black renters are paying relatively more. .

Award of Merit Cultural/Worship and Excellence in Sustainability Best Project: Southwest Neighborhood Library

ENR Construction

Located on a half-acre site, the two-story, 20,786-sq-ft mass timber library marks the first time self-supporting dowel-laminated timber (DLT) has been integrated into a folded plate roof design, according to the project team

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Midvalley Performing Arts Center

ENR Construction

The Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center supports a variety of uses, including theater, children’s theater, dance, music and visual arts for myriad local and national arts groups