Tue.May 19, 2020

Contractors challenged by lack of labor, jobsite tension and delays

Construction Dive

Even as projects reopen, enhanced unemployment benefits and health fears are keeping construction workers on the sidelines, said experts during a recent AGC webinar

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An Eye in the City Sky

Construction Business Owner

An Eye in the City Sky. Kathy Wells. Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:06. COVID-19’s severe impact on some major metropolitan areas has been attributed to their density, infrastructure and inherent difficulty with “social distancing.”

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Building information modeling for infrastructure: An engineer's perspective

Construction Dive

Dive deeper into the transportation asset life cycle with Building Information Modeling (BIM) for infrastructure

Consistency Test of Cement Test, Calculation & Result


The post Consistency Test of Cement Test, Calculation & Result appeared first on Civiconcepts. CEMENT PRACTICALS CIVIL ENGG.


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.

How a Philadelphia contractor is adapting to slower pace of work amid pandemic

Construction Dive

Managers at LOTT Restaurant Construction have refined timelines, employed virtual walkthroughs and researched practices from hospital construction to help the firm and clients evolve in a changing business environment

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How to dispose of Construction Waste Safely?

The Constructor

Construction waste is basically the unwanted materials generated from a construction project, renovation project, or due to a demolition process. Construction Engineering & Management How To Guide

Clemson's new Outdoor Education Center uses a Mass Timber Structural System


Clemson University's 16,000-sf Andy Quattlebaum Outdoor Education Center has become the first mass timber structure on the campus and the second mass timber facility in the nation to use Southern yellow pine as the primary building material.

How to Keep Rental Companies Clean: ARA

Construction Equipment

“Healthy Work Practices Guide” from the American Rental Association provides practical guidance on how to minimize exposure to Covid-19 to rental store customers, employees, and vendors. Available to ARA members as part of its “Clean. Essential.” program, the guide is based on expertise from


What is Digital Elevation Model? [PDF]

The Constructor

You roam around with a digital elevation model right in your pocket! Confused? It’s Google Maps. A digital elevation model (DEM) is a 3-dimensional. Digital tools 3D ArcGIS dem digital elevation model dsm dtm geogrids GIS LIDAR Technology Topographic Survey topography Topograpic Mapping

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 Are Walls | Classified of Walls | Load-Bearing Vs Partition Walls


What Are Walls? Wall is a structural element that divides the space (room) into two spaces (rooms) and also provides safety and shelter. Generally, the walls are differentiated as two types of outer-walls and inner-walls.

What are the Advantages AAC Masonry over the Conventional Brick Masonry Work ?

The Constructor

What are the Advantages AAC Masonry over the Conventional Brick Masonry Work? Which type of wall shall have more strength? The post What are the


Program to Expand Jobsite Inclusivity

Construction Equipment

The Associated General Contractors of America is launching a new, nationwide program designed to help expand the diversity of the industry by making job sites more inclusive. The new program, called Culture of CARE (commit, attract, retain and empower), is designed to help firms create more

DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL- Basics you need to know as a Civil Engineer!

The Constructor

You roam around with a digital elevation model right in your pocket! Confused? It’s Google Maps. A digital elevation model (DEM) is a 3-dimensional. Others 3D ArcGIS geogrids GIS LIDAR Technology Topographic Survey topography Topograpic Mapping

Telematics-Measured Downtime Index Improves Worldwide

Construction Equipment

Trackunit’s Downtime Index demonstrated positive growth in machine utilization between weeks 18-19, with utilization improving across every region, led by Spain and Italy. The Downtime Index is a publicly available online site that tracks construction industry machine utilization on a weekly basis

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How to Paint Plastered Surfaces? [PDF]

The Constructor

The painting of the interior and exterior surface of a building plays a vital role in improving the aesthetical appearance of the building. How To Guide Paints & Decoratives Work Procedures


FMCSA Allows Truck Drivers Flexibility

Construction Equipment

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its final rule on changes to hours-of-service regulations in a move intended to increase flexibility for truck drivers. The final rule, announced on May 14, includes four revisions that pertain to issues truckers have voiced concerns

Transforming Two Lanes Of Roadway Into a Park

ENR Construction

Utilities and drainage were among the challenges on a $50-million project to convert existing traf c lanes and sidewalks into a linear park, which spans the entire length of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans


Autodesk Announces BIM 360 Assets For Easier Material, Fixture, and Equipment Tracking

Construction Junkie

photo courtesy of Autodesk. For many, the most satisfying part of construction is seeing all of your hard work physically come to life as the project nears completion. The worst part? Going back to the project afterwards to fix quality issues.

Massive Lifts Help Speed Bridge Construction

ENR Construction

Careful preplanning, use of accelerated bridge construction and a change in construction method facilitated the erection of SH 114 bridge

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: May 19, 2020


Infection control in office buildings: Preparing for re-occupancy amid the coronavirus (BD+C) .

Strong Markets Continue to Power Region's Designers

ENR Construction

Strong 2019 revenue props up the industry as uncertainty looms amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Projection mapping takes center court


Last winter, basketball fans at Oracle Arena, then-home to the Golden State Warriors, were introduced to the PlayStation game God of War. In an elaborate, multimedia promotion, animated content took over the arena’s massive, overhanging score board and ribbon displays.


California 2020 Owner of the Year: Water District Launches Innovative Recycling Plan

ENR Construction

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California tackles complexities of a new water-purification system to help meet regional needs

KOBELCO SK140SRLC-7 Excavator

Construction Equipment

KOBELCO SK140SRLC-7 crawler excavator has an operating weight of 32,800 pounds and a maximum dig depth of 19 feet 7 inches. The 105-horsepower excavator has a maximum digging force of 24,800 pounds and a dumping height of 23 feet 4 inches. Digging reach is 28 feet 11 inches with bucket digging


Garver Finds Success By Keeping Culture In Mind

ENR Construction

Design Firm of the Year continues to excel, focusing on a bevy of projects as well as its employees and the communities in which it operates

Hero transport workers killed on frontline by coronavirus include four devoted dads as heartbroken families pay tribute

Construction Test

FOUR devoted dads are among the transport workers killed during the coronavirus pandemic. Emeka Nyack, 36, a dad-of-one, who worked in London, was among those killed by the virus along with fellow London driver Nadir Nur, 48, who leaves behind a 10-month-old daughter Sahra and four other children.

East Coast Gas Pipeline Developer Puts Brake on $1B Project

ENR Construction

Transco natural gas supply project, denied water crossing permits for third time by NY and NJ, won't refile "at this time," says executive

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Women over 50 can cut their risk of a stroke by taking up healthy habits such as exercising and ditching junk food, research suggests

Construction Test

Women who take up healthy habits in middle age slash their risk of a stroke by more than a third, say researchers. . The key habits they should adopt are daily exercise, consuming less junk food and , not smoking and shedding a few pounds if overweight. .

Northwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Seattle

ENR Construction

Dodge offers data on projected 2020 construction starts in the Seattle area

The Armchair Traveller: Gear up for a bike ride to Turkey – without leaving your sofa

Construction Test

Here we pick a selection of the best travel-related programmes, books and radio shows that will provide some isolation inspiration for the week ahead. . On the page. Spin across Europe. Glorious: Beat the blue with Helen Moat’s tales of Istanbul in her book A Time Of Birds.

California & Northwest People: Updates About Construction Professionals for May 2020

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington

Man discovered camping out on abandoned Disney World island

Construction Test

Disney World has been closed since mid-March as the world faces the coronavirus pandemic. One man saw the closure as an opportunity to turn a Disney island into his personal campsite, but that didn’t last long.