Mon.May 18, 2020

How construction firms can prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19

Construction Dive

Although work is restarting in most jurisdictions, contractors can't let their guard down regarding coronavirus precautions for the future

Shifting Construction Perspectives in a Post-COVID World

Surveyor

As the landscape of the construction industry has shifted, contractors are making tough decisions to stay in business. This webinar series will help! Viewpoint News

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Microsoft Adding 1,500 New Jobs In Atlanta

Business Facilities

The company will invest $75 million in a new facility focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services in the West Midtown section of Atlanta, GA. Read: Microsoft Adding 1,500 New Jobs In Atlanta at BusinessFacilities.com.

HVAC worker sues for overtime, PPE

Construction Dive

The fired Florida worker alleges that his previous employer did not provide PPE to protect him from COVID-19 and that he was misclassified as a salaried employee

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.

Italian Stainless Steel Company Picks Indiana For North American HQ

Business Facilities

INOX Market Service will invest $15 million to establish its North American headquarters in Delaware County, IN, creating up to 101 jobs by the end of 2024. Read: Italian Stainless Steel Company Picks Indiana For North American HQ at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Balfour Beatty temporarily halts work on part of $1.9B Caltrain project

Construction Dive

Board members for the California commuter rail system expressed doubts as to whether the general contractor would be able to stay on schedule

Will empty hotels provide an answer for affordable housing shortage?

BD+C

Richard Rubin sees the current spate of empty hotels, motels, retail, and office spaces created by the pandemic as opportunities for adaptive reuse to affordable housing, which is in perennially short supply in many markets in the U.S. and around the world

What are the common Roof Types?

The Constructor

What are the common roof types? The post What are the common Roof Types? appeared first on The Constructor

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Fleetguard App Accesses Parts, Literature

Construction Equipment

Cummins Filtration’s Fleetguard app for mobile devices allows users to search for parts, share literature, and research thousands of the company’s products. The Fleetguard catalog can be accessed by cross-reference, equipment type, or attribute. Users can also use their device’s camera to scan a

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

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

Global design firms collaborate on new COVID-19 mobile testing lab to bring testing to vulnerable communities worldwide

BD+C

In response to the urgent need for more widespread and rapid COVID-19 testing, Perkins and Will's New York studio — along with its Denmark studio Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, and in partnership with multi-disciplinary design group Arup — has designed a plan to retrofit out-of-use school buses into mobile testing labs.

Real-world impact of admixtures on sustainability

GCP Applied Technologies

Real-world impact of admixtures on sustainability. michael.delros…. Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:09. GCP Applied Technologies. May 18, 2020. concrete / admixture / sustainability.

No Anchorage Point, No Problem with This Mobile Fall Protection Solution

Construction Junkie

courtesy of Malta Dynamics. Not only are falls the most common cause of workplace fatalities in construction, but fall protection is continually the most common OSHA violation. One of the excuses for lack of fall protection that I hear the most is the lack of a proper spot for an anchorage point.

What Is Superstructures | Difference Between Load-Bearing and Framed Structures

CivilJungle

What Is Superstructures? The portion above the ground level and below the ground floor level is known as a plinth. The portion above the ground floor level is known as super-structure. It includes columns, walls, beams, floors, roofs, doors, windows, lintels, staircases, etc.

What is the Plinth Area Rates in Your City for Building Construction?

The Constructor

Could you please provide (a /some) commonly used local plinth area rate(s) and local cubic rate(s) in some major Indian cities such as Kolkata

Non-Essential Construction Ramps Up Across Massachusetts

ENR Construction

Contractors, architects and engineers in Boston and across Massachusetts are heading back to work amid the launch of a phased construction reopening

California’s grid can support all-electric buildings

BD+C

Several local governments in California have passed building codes mandating that new buildings be 100% electric , banning the use of natural gas for space and water heating and cooking

What are the Benifits of Chemical Resistant Floors, Walls, and Linings?

The Constructor

What are the Benefits of Chemical Resistant Floors, Walls, and Linings? The post What are the Benifits of Chemical Resistant Floors, Walls, and

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[VIDEO] Dutch Co. Develops Electric Roller

Construction Equipment

The Dutch road construction company BAM Infra has built the world’s first electrically powered roller. The roller is currently working on a project for the municipality of Almere in the Netherlands this week. By using zero-emissions, BAM aims to contribute to its own climate targets and those of

What are the differences between an architectural technician and an architect?

The Constructor

What are the differences between an architectural technician and an architect? Is it essential to hire both for my construction project? The post

Strategies to reduce personal contact in multifamily properties

BD+C

With the adjustment to lifestyles brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, designers are considering options that can make multifamily properties safer

What is the Cost of Construction Equipments Mobilization?

The Constructor

What is the mobilization & demobilization cost of any project, in percentage? The post What is the Cost of Construction Equipments Mobilization

Texas & Louisiana Snapshot: The Tradition-Woodway

ENR Construction

Photographs chosen by our editors from submissions to ENR.com/Texas-Louisiana/Submit_Photos

What is the Minimum Grade of Concrete for Precast Construction?

The Constructor

What is the minimum grade of concrete to be used for any precast element? Are there any standards for the same? The post What is the Minimum

A New Wave of Intentional Communities

Natural Building

The East Wind Community is hidden deep in the Ozarks of southern Missouri and calls itself an “income-sharing, egalitarian community” They have 1,145 acres of largely undeveloped highland forest.

Which Type of Cement is used for Pile Foundation?

The Constructor

Which type of cement is used in the construction of a pile foundation? Kindly mention the references from codes or guides for the answer. The post

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: May 18, 2020

BD+C

Global design firms collaborate on new COVID-19 mobile testing lab to bring testing to vulnerable communities worldwide (Perkins + Will) .

Texas & Louisiana People: Construction business updates for May 2020

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas

Canada Green Building Council says building industry lacks zero-carbon skills, knowledge

BD+C

A new study by Canada Green Building Council ( CaGBC ) shows that the building industry has more work ahead of it to ensure professionals have access to the skills and knowledge required to deliver zero-carbon buildings at scale

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Chicago Sees Record Rainfall, Floods, Power Outage; No Room in Lake Michigan for the Water

ENR Construction

Record rainfall for May has left Chicago's tunnel and reservoir filled to capacity, and operations to send the water into Lake Michigan didn't immediately work due to high water levels and flooding

Heroism of Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot whose incredible story of crash landing on the beaches of Dunkirk is thought to have been the inspiration for Tom Hardy’s character in the movie blockbuster is revealed as his bravery medals go on sale

Construction Test

A Battle of Britain hero thought to have been the real life inspiration for Tom Hardy’s character in the film Dunkirk has been revealed after his bravery medals emerged for sale.

Lodging-Tax Revenue Threatens Completion of Washington State Convention Center Addition

ENR Construction

The $1.8 billion addition to Seattle's Washington State Convention Center faces a $300 million financing gap due to drops in lodging-tax revenue

Eczema sufferer, 46, whose skin has been ‘addicted to steroids’ for four decades reveals how coming off them has aged her 20 YEARS

Construction Test

An eczema sufferer who has taken steroids to help her skin condition for the last 40 years has told how she has been left looking 20 years older after kicking the habit.