Tue.Jul 20, 2021

Swimming Pool Construction Guide for Homeowners

Learn Civil Engineering

Having a swimming pool in your yard where you can relax and have fun, whether alone or with your loved ones, is a huge investment that will certainly pay off over time. But the key to making an excellent investment decision is to do your homework.

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PC Helps Support Families after Loss

PC Construction

PC Construction continued its years-long tradition with a $5,000 donation to The Classic Mike Loyer Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting Vermont families impacted by the accidental worksite death of a loved one. The donation.

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Types of Walls | Interior Walls Types | Types of Wall Materials | Types of Internal Walls | Types of Walls In Homes

Civiconcepts

What Is Wall? A wall is a continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or defines an area, carries a load, provides security, shelter, soundproofing, and many other benefits.

How to get a General Contractor’s License in Arkansas?

The Constructor

A general contractor’s license is one of several contractor licenses issued by the Arkansas State Licensing Board. These special licenses are needed. Careers and Licensing

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Multifamily proposal activity maintains sizzling pace in Q2

BD+C

Proposal activity for Multifamily-for-Rent (Apartments) and Condominium properties continued to exceed historic norms, with Condos achieving its highest level since PSMJ Resources began tracking submarkets in its Quarterly Market Forecast (QMF) of A/E/C firm leaders.

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A new Times Square hotel positions itself as a resort

BD+C

There are many beaches in New York City, including Jones Beach State Park, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, The People’s Beach at Jacob Riis Park, Times Square ….

The Best Way for Trade Contractors to Stay Out of the Courtroom

Pro Builder

The Best Way for Trade Contractors to Stay Out of the Courtroom. ibush. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 07:00. You can avoid legal trouble by managing client expectations with a simple yet comprehensive contract. Karalynn Cromeens.

ANOHA — The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin opens

BD+C

ANOHA — The Children’s World of the Jewish Museum Berlin has opened in Berlin, Germany. ANOHA’s goal is to give the museum’s youngest guests a sense of hope and possibility through a world of imagination and play.

Strong Buyer Demand Offsets Persistent Material Challenges

Pro Builder

Strong Buyer Demand Offsets Persistent Material Challenges. cbroderick. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:27. Building material costs continue to push construction and home costs up, but high homebuyer demand offsets many challenges builders face today.

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

5 leadership lessons for a post-pandemic world from Shawmut CEO Les Hiscoe

BD+C

Leading our company through the pandemic put everything we knew to the test. Teams were forced to pivot strategy, behaviors, and tactics for the protection of the business during a once-in-a-generation public health crisis.

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SimpliSafe To Add Second Operation, Create 250 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

Home security services company SimpliSafe will invest over $3M in a second customer security monitoring service center in Henrico County, VA. Read: SimpliSafe To Add Second Operation, Create 250 New Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

COVID occupancy and your existing building LEED certification

BD+C

I’m happy to report that even as the world took a left turn during the pandemic, the interest in sustainability and optimized buildings has stayed on course.

Crane in Fatal Canada Collapse Removed as Union Seeks Safety Changes

ENR Construction

Evacuated downtown area of Kelowna, B.C., largely reopens one week after project site accident that killed five people and damaged adjacent building

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

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

Chewy, Inc. To Create 1,200 New Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

Pet e-commerce company Chewy, Inc. will open its new regional fulfillment facility in Mt. Juliet, TN in 2022. . Read: Chewy, Inc. To Create 1,200 New Jobs In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

MTA Aims to Bring Subway Tunnel Robotic Drill Rig to Bid

ENR Construction

After a successful trial of a railcar-mounted robot to drill holes for tunnel cable racks, the MTA is putting together an open bidding process for vendors to further develop a robot drill rig for use in New York City’s subway tunnels

Going High in Colorado

Constructech

It was 1972 when John Denver sang, “ It’s a Colorado rocky mountain high…” and had many people wondering what “high” meant in those lyrics.

Report: FEMA Fails to Require Resilience in Funded Disaster Rebuilds

ENR Construction

IG says it spent $1.9B in 10 years on recurring road, bridge damage from extreme weather, with too little push for mitigation

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Commitment to Clean

Constructech

Major companies, especially in the power generation and distribution realm, are looking for ways to move from being the carbon emissions champs to being the clean power leaders.

Construction on Portland Maine's Tallest Tower Set to Begin

ENR Construction

Construction of what is planned as Portland, Maine’s tallest tower is expected to begin by August and open by late 2023

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Everything Is Right at Your Fingertips With Wellborn Cabinet’s Push to Open Functionality

Pro Builder

Everything Is Right at Your Fingertips With Wellborn Cabinet’s Push to Open Functionality. kcichowicz. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 16:27. A simple push is all it takes to access anything you need behind these sleek cabinet doors. With the touch of a button, it closes again effortlessly. Cabinets + Accessories.

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Minnesota School Projects Study Says Unions Increase Safety Without Higher Costs

ENR Construction

New study says that union construction projects are similar in cost to non-union projects because higher union labor costs are offset by savings in other project components such as materials and safety, but critics point to prevailing wage laws that may have skewed its findings

An Introduction to Insulated Rammed Earth

Natural Building

This an introduction to insulated rammed earth. SIREWALL is the acronym for this modernized green building technique and it stands for: Structural Insulated Rammed Earth.

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FEMA Fails to Require Resilience in Funded Disaster Rebuilds

ENR Construction

Report says it spent $1.9B in 10 years on recurring road, bridge damage from extreme weather, with too little push for mitigation

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Whole Life Carbon: The Path to De-siloed Decarbonization

Stok

First came operational carbon, then embodied , and now? Whole life carbon.

International Code Council Seeks Proposals for Energy Conservation Model Code Update

ENR Construction

The International Code Council, the developer of “International” family of model building codes, is accepting code change proposals through Oct. 12 for the update of the ICC’s 2024 International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code

New York, New Jersey legislatures may revamp bidding rules to promote low-carbon concrete

BD+C

Legislators in New York and New Jersey are considering bills that would promote the use of low-carbon concrete on state projects.

eBook: Rethink Resource Planning — A Guide to Optimizing Construction Resource Management

ENR Construction

In construction, your productivity determines your bottom line. As a result, it becomes easy to fixate your firm’s efforts on time—the most quantifiable measure of productivity—but is this focus coming at the expense of other components of your enterprise?

How the Stock Market Could Impact Buyers

Pro Builder

How the Stock Market Could Impact Buyers. cbroderick. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:20. Anxieties over the rising COVID-19 delta variant caused the stock market to go red yesterday, and it could begin to affect homebuyers. Experts call Dow Jones’ 600 point drop on Monday a “significant” decline.

Webinar: Powering Through — Tech Investments Keep Speciality Contractors Going

ENR Construction

MEP contractors and other small firms’ investments in prefabrication, cloud collaboration, and other digital technologies have positioned them well to spin back up once the economy starts to reopen and recover.

Why Buyers Won’t Find Relief in Lower Lumber Prices

Pro Builder

Why Buyers Won’t Find Relief in Lower Lumber Prices. cbroderick. Tue, 07/20/2021 - 10:24. Homebuyers will not see lower home prices amid dropping lumber prices because it’s just one factor amongst many others causing builders to raise prices.

Solution Brief: CMiC Accounting for Construction

ENR Construction

The Accounting module unifies core functions—such as Budgeting, Corporate & Project Forecasting, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable and Job Costing—all in one place