Wed.Sep 11, 2019

Happy Anniversary Hard Hat Chat: Celebrating 10 Years of Commercial Construction Trends, News, Insights, and Conversation

Commercial Construction

In 2009, amid the business challenges of the Great Recession, our company made the decision to start a blog as an outlet to share commercial construction trends, insights, news, and observations on a variety of topics.

Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One

Business Facilities

New Mexico, already a thriving location for TV and motion picture production, aims to become the go-to place for video game development. Read: Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One at

Barnard Construction affiliate begins $142M border wall section in Arizona

Construction Dive

The wall replacement project is the second such job being paid for using diverted military funds

Lockheed Martin Begins $142M Expansion In Arkansas

Business Facilities

The company has broken ground for its Long Range Fires Production Facility, the first of many expansions at the company's site in Camden that will create 326 jobs. Read: Lockheed Martin Begins $142M Expansion In Arkansas at

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

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

DPR signs with HammerTech for all of its U.S. projects

Construction Dive

The contractor said its use of the software for customized, paperless safety reporting is transforming the way it prevents and identifies hazards

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Designing for the next generation of student life: Part 2


We can all appreciate the incredible potential of the digital age. Technology has put vast amounts of information at our fingertips and helped level the playing field for personal and intellectual investigation. At the same time, the digital world presents many serious challenges for Generation Z.


Going Hybrid for Maximum Efficiencies

Contractor Magazine

By combining non-condensing and condensing boilers in a hybrid system, users can maximize efficiencies


The Kennedy Center expands for the first time since its 1971 debut


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. opened its first-ever expansion on September 7, and is celebrating that opening with 16 days of free programming.

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Building User Connection

Contractor Magazine

It’s hard to believe we are now more than 50 chapter in to our ongoing journey


Buoyed by construction activity, architect compensation continues to see healthy gains


The burst in construction spending over the past several years has been a boon to architectural firms, where as an industry payroll employment has grown by an average of 7,500 positions per year over the past size years.

Advancements in Water Treatment

Contractor Magazine

A lot has changed in water treatment. Let’s set the record straight


Daily progress reports in construction: Cutting down on the admin work


What is a daily progress report in construction? Each day on a construction job site is different from the last and those who are involved need to be kept in the loop of what has occurred. One of the easiest ways to do that is by filing a daily progress report. These reports can include.

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New 2030 Commitment report findings emphasize need for climate action


Following the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announcement of the approval of a landmark

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What a long strange trip it’s been…

Contractor Magazine

I’ve had a chance to think about where I’ve been, and where I am going in the next few years


2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: New Life for an Old Bridge in N.C.

ENR Construction

The James B. Garrison Bridges crossing the Lake Tillery reservoir, east of Charlotte, N.C., are undergoing a $20.1-million design-build rehabilitation that will improve safety while preserving the bridges’ past

"Talking" Trend: Transportation Agencies Turn to Podcasts

Construction Equipment

Podcasts are not new, but they are gaining new attention from transportation agencies that are using them to talk about transportation policies and trends, and general road and agency information. According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Talking

Concrete Casting in Cambridge, Mass., Believed to Be New England's Largest

ENR Construction

In what is likely the largest continuous concrete casting ever performed in New England, John Moriarty and Associates, in collaboration with G&C Concrete, continuously cast 8,000 cu yd of concrete on Sept. 7 for the $215-million Cambridge Crossing Parcel G project

Contractor Trucks

Contractor Magazine

If you pay attention, you see them on the street every day, no matter where you are! And we here at CONTRACTOR know you – our readers — love trucks. Just for you, we have created a new truck gallery for you to peruse. This gallery includes truck

Reviewers OK Fix for San Francisco's Leaning Millennium Tower

ENR Construction

An independent engineering review team has given its nod to the San Francisco Dept. of Building Inspection regarding permitting of the proposed $100-million structural shoring scheme for the 645-ft-tall Millennium Tower—which has settled 17.3 and tilted 4 in. over more than a decade

How to Safely Use Stand-on Mowers on Slopes

Green Industry Professionals

Stand-on mowers are popular, in part, for their hillside stability; but there are limitations to safe mowing on slopes


Quality Control, Support Key to Maximizing the Value of Laser Scanning

ENR Construction

Laser scanning is tempting as a catch all technology to document existing conditions, but quality assurance/quality control and support are absolutely key to making it work for your firm

SnowWolf ActivEdge Floating Sectional Cutting Edge

Green Industry Professionals

SnowWolf ActivEdge is designed for simplicity, durability and versatility

2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: Turner Begins Work on $250M Cincinnati Soccer Stadium

ENR Construction

Turner recently started construction of a $250-million, 510,000-sq-ft Major League Soccer stadium in Cincinnati, called West End Stadium

Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Raises Alarm on Resilience

ENR Construction

As Bahamas death toll mounts, engineers and policymakers highlight growing risk from storms

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ENR New England Announces Best Overall Finalists for The 2019 Regional Best Projects Awards

ENR Construction

After polling our judges, ENR New England is excited to announce the finalists for Best Overall Project of the Year


D.C. Seeks Contractor to Demolish RFK Stadium

ENR Construction

The District of Columbia is looking for a contractor to decommission and demolish RFK Stadium, a sports venue that has served the city for nearly 60 years

CII Study Finds Virtual Reality Helps Reduce Design Errors

ENR Construction

ENR New England Announces the 2019 Excellence in Safety Award Winners

ENR Construction

A safety expert from the region has selected ENR New England's 2019 Best Projects safety award winners

Lean Is Not a Band-Aid For Flawed Construction Processes

ENR Construction

Our industry faces an imperative for change and transformation

Think Career Development for Employee Retention

ENR Construction

How can construction firms attract and retain Millennial and Gen Z employees

2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: KBR Building $1.3B Methanol Plant in La.

ENR Construction

KBR has started work on the detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phase of Methanex’s Geismar 3 methanol project in Geismar, La

Senate OKs Bill to Help Newark, Other Cities Fund Drinking-Water Upgrades

ENR Construction

Legislation would let states shift more dollars to drinking-water revolving funds from clean-water funds


Highway Construction Detour Planning System Debuts

ENR Construction

If necessity is the mother of invention, frustration must be its father. For civil engineer Javier Devesa, a highway construction project manager in Washington, D.C., his frustrations with manually planning and filing lane closure requests with the DOT have inspired him to invent a better way

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