Mon.Mar 23, 2020

Construction can continue in New York, California and Illinois amid shutdown orders. In other regions, it's banned

Construction Dive

The three state mandates exempt construction but with caution and caveats. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania's and some Massachusetts cities' orders effectively stop construction

U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic

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A new report from NordVPN Teams shows that people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and working longer: Data showed a two-hour increase to the average workday. Read: U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic at

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5 things to know about the new coronavirus paid leave law

Construction Dive

A number of small businesses are "despondent," a legal expert said. But there's hope the federal government could soften the law's impact

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Digital Transformation: No Longer Just for the Big Boys

Construction Business Owner

Digital Transformation: No Longer Just for the Big Boys. 3 common myths of the digitalization trend in construction. Greg Ragsdale. Mon, 03/23/2020 - 15:56.

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.

Step for Concrete Damage Repairs in Reinforced Concrete Structures

The Constructor

There are certain steps that need to be considered in order to decide whether defected concrete need repair or not, and specify proper repair. Concrete Cracks Concrete Technology How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Concrete cracks Concrete Repair Repair of Concrete

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8 Causes of Premature Failure of Repaired Concrete Structures

The Constructor

The performance of repaired concrete structure is still poor. This is because many repaired concrete structures premature failures disregard of.

Construction Industry Braces for Devastating Coronavirus Shutdown in Toronto


Weekly Construction News Analysis. The post Construction Industry Braces for Devastating Coronavirus Shutdown in Toronto appeared first on cnstrctr. Construction News construction construction industry contractor coronavirus covid covid-19 lay-offs shutdown tca toronto construction association trades

Population Forecasting for Water Supply System

The Constructor

Population forecasting is defined as the method of determining the expected population for a particular design period of a water supply system with.

Contractors should scrutinize contracts carefully amid Covid-19 crisis


During the Covid-19 virus crisis, it is important for contractors to protect themselves from possible legal action by adhering to the provisions of current contracts, lawyers advise

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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.

BOMAG CR 820 Series Asphalt Pavers

Construction Equipment

BOMAG CR 820 Series 8-foot-class asphalt pavers feature a new operator’s platform, new controls, and improved visibility. The paver has a 160-horsepower diesel engine that meets Tier 4-Final emissions standards and a 10-ton hopper. Typical projects for the new machines include parking lots

First Contract Awarded for $1.6B Everglades Project

ENR Construction

The contractor's bid came in well below the engineer's estimate of $38.8 million

BOMAG BW 219 DH-5 Roller

Construction Equipment

The BOMAG BW 219 DH-5 single-drum vibratory roller is designed for heavy civil-earthworks compaction projects, such as landfill-cell construction, industrial construction, airport construction, and dam applications. The new roller’s 336.5-pounds/inch static linear load, combined with high vibration

COVID-19 Claims John LaPlante, 80, Chicago's First DOT Commissioner

ENR Construction

Engineer, also a former manager for design firm T.Y. Lin, died March 22 from his non-industry related infection

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Working from home? Don't miss out on the latest issue of Building Design+Construction


In case you aren’t at your office (and let's be honest, you probably aren't) and haven't received the most recent issue of BD+C , you can still check it out online. The March 2020 issue includes the Tech Report 7.0 and focuses on the latest in drones, reality capture tools, cybersecurity, and more!

Philadelphia Hospital Project Pushes Forward to Care For COVID-19 Patients

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A Pennsylvania hospital is rushing to open part of a new tower in an effort to help with the influx of coronavirus patients

Coronavirus will reshape UAE construction


The UAE’s construction sector has been indirectly affected by some of the social distancing measures that have been implemented to ‘flatten the curve’ of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Tourism’s Tumble Halts Airline’s $420M Florida Resort Project, For Now

ENR Construction

Travel and tourism, which had provided a boost to Charlotte Harbor, Fla., is in trouble all over the world

Florida legislature passes bill to reduce retainage on state and local projects


Florida legislators approved a bill that would limit the amount of retainage that can be withheld from contractor payments on state and local publicly funded projects. With only one dissenter, the body voted to reduce retainage from 10% to 5%.

Construction Groups Push Back on OSHA's COVID-19 Reporting Rule

ENR Construction

Tracing the virus to workplace exposure for recordkeeping, as noted in March 13 agency guidance, presents a compliance challenge, firms say


Staircase Dimensions - How to Calculate Properly

Construction Cost Estimating

Staircase measurements are a significant piece of staircase security. This page covers the entirety of the significant staircase estimations and a slip-up to keep an eye out for! Staircase dimensions are an important part of staircase safety. Here isn this article we cover all of the important staircase measurements and mistakes not to ignore.

Latest Northwest Updates About the Pandemic

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ENR Northwest updates the latest news on the impact of COVID-19 on Alaska, Oregon and Washington

Structural Load Analysis of a Construction

Construction Cost Estimating

Structural analysis is a significant piece of a design of structures and other constructed resources, for example, scaffolds and passages, as structural loads can cause pressure, twisting and uprooting that may bring about structural issues or even disappointment. The structure guidelines necessitate that structures must be designed and worked to have the option to withstand all load types that they are probably going to look at during their lifecycle.

Latest Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the Mountain States

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ENR tracks evolving industry impacts as COVID-19 forces closures and interrupts business across the region

U.S. Chamber Asks Trump to Reconsider Construction Halt

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter to President Donald Trump, urging the federal government to recommend exemptions for “essential infrastructure" following the coronavirus outbreak. Coronavirus and 'Essential Infrastructure' Excepting construction on essential infrastructure from the

Latest California & Hawaii Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic

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ENR CA updates the latest developments in the response to COVID-19 in California and Hawaii

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John Deere Responds to Covid-19

Construction Equipment

John Deere has created a page on its corporate website for updates on its response to the Covid-19 situation. Last week, the company noted that its business continues to operate because it is designated by President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security as essential. According to the

Contractors Meet Deadline To Button Up Boston Construction Sites

ENR Construction

Boston officials expected nearly full compliance with an order to shutter and secure construction sites in an effort to combat coronavirus

Work Continues on Nearly Complete Sports Facilities, Some to Sit Empty

ENR Construction

Crews press ahead with stadium and ballpark construction projects despite the major sports leagues pausing their schedules

Cost Estimators, CMs Focus on Calif. Infrastructure For 2028 LA Olympics

ENR Construction

Global event will require smart-city technologies and billions of construction that will start during the current COVID-19 pandemic, firms said at recent conference

COVID-19 Claims Life of John LaPlante, 80, Chicago's First DOT Commissioner

ENR Construction

Engineer, the city's first-ever transportation commissioner, died March 22 from a non-industry related infection

Denver Airport Negotiates Final Payment with P3 Team It Fired Last Year

ENR Construction

Denver will pay the public-private partnership team an additional $55 million to end work on the airport's Great Hall renovation

Latest Midwest Updates on the Coronavirus Pandemic

ENR Construction

All of ENR Midwest's coverage of how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the regional construction industry