Tue.Feb 05, 2019

Sounding Off — Construction Professionals Talk Emerging Technologies

Surveyor

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant boom in the amount of technologies construction companies are deploying to streamline workflows, improve productivity, expand the scope of projects, expand access to data, enhance collaboration and generate stronger profit margins.

Trump executive order extends Buy American policy

Construction Dive

The directive asks federal agencies to encourage contractors on infrastructure projects to buy iron, aluminum, steel, cement and other goods domestically

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Sounding Off — Construction Professionals Talk Emerging Technologies

Surveyor

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant boom in the amount of technologies construction companies are deploying to streamline

Burnished Concrete

The Constructor

Burnished concrete is conventional concrete trowelled more than twice to make the concrete surface hard-wearing with a durable finish and a great. Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology Concrete Types in Construction Flooring

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

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

Construction fatalities up in New York state, down in NYC

Construction Dive

While the rate of jobsite deaths across the state increased 39% between 2013 and 2017, the city saw a 23% decrease, according to a report on the most recent Department of Labor data

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Technology won't save your project - learn what will

Construction Dive

Technology alone won’t solve the industry’s productivity problem. The right people and a goal-oriented mindset need to be in place in order to get these investments to pay off

Ford Launches 2020 Super Duty Pickups with New V-8

Construction Equipment

Ford 2020 Super Duty pickup has styling and interior refinements, a new big-block gasoline V-8, a third-generation Power Stroke V-8 diesel, and a new 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission. The new powertrains and other improvements are aimed at retaining Ford’s sales dominance, and usher in a

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Bridge replacement top priority in Maryland's $9B Beltway expansion

Construction Dive

Lanes will also be added to the Capital Beltway within its existing footprint, even if that means "stacking" them or putting them underground

General Truck Sales Named 2018 North American Dealer of the Year

Construction Equipment

Volvo Trucks named General Truck Sales of Muncie, Indiana, its 2018 Dealer of the Year for North America. The company also named its Canada Dealer of the Year, Sheehan’s Truck Center of Burlington, Ontario, and its Mexico Dealer of the Year, Tractoautobuses Del Norte S.A. de CV of Chihuahua

Milwaukee board approves rezoning for Western Hemisphere’s tallest mass timber building

BD+C

The Milwaukee City Council’s City Plan Commission unanimously approved rezoning for a project that includes what could be the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mass timber structure.

How Construction Contractors Can Improve Their First Impression

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Anastasia Harold (Coolfront Affiliate Manager). If you’ve recently opened a service or contracting business, it can be tough to get everything perfect from the beginning.

2019 Best Construction Blog competition: A look at the early votes

Construction Marketing Ideas

We’ve only had a few days of popular voting (which will continue until March 31) but already the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition is heating up with some pretty solid numbers. Obviously the data will change. While the headline image is fixed, the chart above should revise in real time.

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Experimental Verification of Bernoulli’s Theorem

The Constructor

The procedure of Laboratory experiment to verify Bernoulli’s theorem, required apparatus and calculations to be done are explained in this article. Fluid Mechanics How To Guide Hydraulics Lab Guide Others Bernoulli's theorem elevation head Pressure head total head velocity head

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PHIL Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebration

Construction Equipment

Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL) has kicked off its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, which will focus on highlighting the company’s “innovations of the past, present, and future,” according to the company. Throughout the year, PHIL will be conducting various celebrations related to its 50th

Generac Power Systems Opens Wisconsin Distribution Center

Business Facilities

The new 490,000-square-foot Janesville, WI distribution center will employ 80 people, and help expand the company's shipping capabilities. Read: Generac Power Systems Opens Wisconsin Distribution Center at BusinessFacilities.com. Daily News Featured Logistics & Distribution Wisconsin Workforce Development corporate expansion Distribution Center Employment Generac Generac Power Systems Janesville Manufacturing Site Selection wisconsin

Technology Continues to Play Larger Industry Role

Contractor Magazine

Annual JBKnowledge survey adds electrical subcontractors’ perspectives, but the prevailing use trends remain the same

Self-Employment, Scale & Success

Construction Business Owner

Founder Michael Kaufman on Kaufman Lynn Construction's Path to Becoming One of South Florida's Largest Contractors

Selecting a Job Order Contracting Cooperative

Job Order Contracting

Best Value JOC Cooperatives MATTER On-demand, On-Time, On-Budget, Repair-Renovation & Minor New Construction. The innovative Allied States Cooperative (ASC) exclusively provides job-order-on-call-contracting support services via a nationwide cooperative to Educational Institutions, Municipalities, State and Federal Governments, and not-for-profit organizations using BEST VALUE, LEAN Job Order Contracting via the 4BT OpenJOC(TM) Solution.

INTEGRIM Opens U.S. Headquarters In New Hampshire

Business Facilities

INTEGRIM's new U.S. location will enable the company to serve a market that is ripe for Process Automation solutions nationwide. Read: INTEGRIM Opens U.S. Headquarters In New Hampshire at BusinessFacilities.com.

Foxconn’s Wisconsin Deal to Resume Manufacturing Plant Plans

Construction Equipment

After Foxconn changed plans for its first U.S. plant in Wisconsin’s Racine County—saying it would build a research and development facility over creating a manufacturing plant—the company has returned to its original plans following a phone call with President Trump. Last week, Foxconn Chairman

CambridgeSeven named lead architect for new Cambria Hotel

BD+C

The planned Cambria hotel in Somerville, Mass., has found its lead architect. CambridgeSeven will work alongside The Noannet Group, the project’s developer, to design the upscale hotel

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ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2019 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

Entrepreneurs, academics and industry trailblazers are among this year’s honorees

Deep Freeze Bad News for Emerald Ash Borer, but Not Likely to Deliver Knockout Punch

Green Industry Professionals

Below-zero temperatures could kill off some portions of invasive insect populations like the emerald ash borer

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Resilient Museum Much More Than Child’s Play

ENR Construction

New site for the Louisiana Children’s Museum presents multiple challenges

Duluth Trading Company moves to new HQ building

BD+C

Duluth Trading Company, a retailer of outdoor gear and clothing, has recently moved into its new headquarters building located in Mount Horeb, Wis

Texas & Louisiana Snapshot: Fort Hood Mission Training Complex

ENR Construction

Photographs chosen by our editors from submissions to Texas & Louisiana Photos

Wacker Neuson Series II Skid Steer, CTL

Construction Equipment

Series II large-frame loaders include the SW24 and SW28 skid steers, and the ST35 and ST45 compact track loaders. The radial-lift SW24 has a rated operating capacity of 2,400 pounds at 50 percent, and the SW28 vertical-lift unit is rated at 2,800 pounds. The ST35 CTL is a radial-lift loader rated

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Virginia Project Team Excavates History

ENR Construction

It took a modern Trench cutting methods and Remixing Deep (TRD) machine to help excavate three 18th-century sailing ships at the Robinson Landing site on the Alexandria, Va. waterfront

Fecon BHP270 Power Pack

Construction Equipment

The Tier-4-compliant BHP270 Power Pack is designed for excavators 20 tons and over. This independent power source provides additional hydraulic horsepower to operate attachments like the Bull Hog mulching head without hydraulic flow from the host machine. Although excavators of this size typically

Prosecutors Charge Philadelphia Union Leader With Theft, Embezzlement

ENR Construction

The charges conclude a long investigation of John J. Dougherty of IBEW Local 98

DEX Heavy Duty Parts to Open Second Site

Construction Equipment

DEX Heavy Duty Parts LLC will open a second facility in Oklahoma City in addition to its location in Advance, North Carolina. DEX, a Volvo Group subsidiary, supplies recycled, renovated, and surplus medium- and heavy-duty truck parts. “We’re

Texas & Louisiana On the Scene: February 2019

ENR Construction

Reports from key industry events across the Texas and Louisiana region

EquipmentWatch Announces 2019 HRV and LCO Award Winners

Construction Equipment

EquipmentWatch has announced the winners of the 2019 Highest Rated Value Awards (HRVA) and the 2019 Lowest Cost of Ownership Awards (LCO). EquipmentWatch gives the awards “to help equipment buyers understand the best performing machines, and to recognize the manufacturers who build them,” the