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Business Intelligence for Construction is On the Rise & It’s Obvious Why Contractors are Loving It

Surveyor

A Challenging Industry Warrants Sophisticated Tools. Considering contractors face ongoing high pressure to perform and operate with razor-thin profit margins, there’s no doubt: construction is a challenging industry.

10 Budget Tips for DIYers

Construction Marketing Blog

For lack of a better word, DIYing, as most of us have come to know it, is increasingly becoming a trending consumer behavior. There are so many reasons as to why most people opt to DIY than seeking a professional hand or opinion.

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15 TV Shows Every Civil Engineer Should Watch

The Constructor

If you are a budding Civil Engineer or a construction enthusiast and you have the urge to really understand what you are getting into, and visual. Others Civil Engineering Marvels civil engineering shows

What is an SDS Drill?

Construction Marketing Blog

An important item in a workshop toolbox is the SDS drill. It is absolutely useful and virtually indispensable when it comes to drilling hard surfaces. SDS drills were first manufactured in the mid-1970s. Before the advent of the SDS drill, it was very cumbersome and remarkably difficult for workers to bore holes into concrete or other similar surfaces. What Does SDS Mean?

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

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

Business Intelligence for Construction is On the Rise & It's Obvious Why Contractors are Loving It

Surveyor

A Challenging Industry Warrants Sophisticated Tools

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Frost Heave – How It Works, Effects, and Prevention

The Constructor

Frost heave is an upward swelling of soil due to the formation of ice during freezing conditions. It usually occurs when the freezing temperature. How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Safety Guide

Huntsville, Alabama, could see up to $1B FBI investment

Construction Dive

Richard Shelby reportedly said that the area is “on fire” in terms of development

Swirl Finish Concrete- Construction, Practical Considerations, Applications

The Constructor

Swirl finish is one of the most exceptional type of concrete finish that is generated by concrete surface smearing in a uniform overlapping circular. Building Technology Guide Paints & Decoratives

Study: Difficult to control respirable silica levels during chipping, crushing

Construction Dive

The findings suggested that workers performing demolition and related activities would be best protected by respiratory gear, even when dust control measures are in place

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VIDEO: Kespry Drones Improve Design Plan, Site Mapping

Construction Equipment

Kespry has released new construction industry-focused updates that it says will help improve efficiency of earthworks on construction projects. Improvements include better site design plan integration, removal of heavy equipment from topographic models, progress tracking, and a new tool to provide

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Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

The Innovative OpenJOC(TM) Job Order Contracting Solution •? Accountability •? Ethics •? Impartiality •? Professionalism •? Service •? Transparency. Finally, a Job Order Contracting Solution focused upon serving YOUR needs. Reduce the impact of agency staff and budget cuts. ?Save

Reviewing the Net Promoter Score

Construction Marketing Ideas

Restoration of Chicago’s Union Station Great Hall completes

BD+C

Chicago’s Union Station Great Hall, originally designed in 1925, needed substantial repairs due to water leakage and deterioration due to flaws in the original design. The Great Hall restoration project was the most recent in a series of Union Station restoration projects that began in 2010

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Accenture Opens Flagship Innovation Hub In San Francisco

Business Facilities

The professional services company will add 500 employees to its Bay Area workforce by the end of 2020. . Read: Accenture Opens Flagship Innovation Hub In San Francisco at BusinessFacilities.com.

Designing for the birds is not just for the birds

BD+C

Between 100 million to 1 billion birds are estimated to die each year in the United States due to collision with glass according to the American Bird Conservatory. One third of all the bird species found in the United States have been documented as victims of these collisions.

EPA Accelerates Investments in America’s Water Infrastructure

Contractor Magazine

Under President Trump, EPA has issued seven WIFIA loans to help finance over $4 billion in water infrastructure projects

An apiary for the sanctuary

BD+C

Though construction has completed at The Sanctuary, downtown Seattle’s newest events venue, thousands of workers continue to toil away on the building’s roof. These workers don’t wear hardhats or carry hammers.

Indictments cast shadow on Philadelphia construction industry

Construction Dive

The charges against Local 98 IBEW union leader John Dougherty and others range from bribery to fraud, forcing some to consider how much undue influence the city's unions have over the local industry

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New North Carolina energy code has extensive lighting control requirements

BD+C

North Carolina’s 2018 State Building Code that went into effect Jan. 1, 2019, includes several provisions related to lighting controls. Commercial buildings must comply with automatic shut off requirements, regardless of size. Buildings under 5,000 sf had been previously exempt from this provision

Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in January

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 4.7 percent in January to 157.7 2000=100) from the revised December reading of 150.6.

Woodford Equipment Joins Bobcat Dealer Network

Construction Equipment

Woodford Equipment, Emmetsburg, Iowa, has been added to the Bobcat dealer network. Woodford Equipment opened in 2010 to serve the equipment needs of a growing biomass collection project in the area, according to the press announcement. Customers turn to us because they trust us,” says Mary

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Global carbon tax drives demand for cement grinding optimization

GCP Applied Technologies

Global carbon tax drives demand for cement grinding optimization. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:36. GCP Applied Technologies. February 07, 2019. Cement is the world’s most prevalent manmade material, with some 2m 3 of concrete produced for every inhabitant.

Spark Spread and More From AHR

Contractor Magazine

Lochinvar teamed up with EC Power in order to develop the US co-gen market

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Don't let a simple band-aid fix cause a mold problem in your hotel

BD+C

A mid-rise hotel in Tampa, Florida had recently undergone a sale. The new owner, who was changing flags, was updating the Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) to meet the brand standards for the new flag. This 400+-room hotel, located in a commercial district of Tampa, was fairly basic in design, with a corporate feel

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Rosendin Sponsors Electrical Challenge at ASC Student Competition

ENR Construction

EGIA 'Cracking the Code' Show: Closing More Deals with 3rd-Party Validation

Contractor Magazine

Established, trusted sources can help remind the customer that some things are much more important than price

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Case DV Series Small-Frame Vibratory Rollers

Construction Equipment

DV Series of small-frame vibratory rollers includes DV23D and DV26D double-drum and DV23CD and DV26CD combination rollers. Each has a 33.5-horsepower engine and selectable dual frequencies of 3,480 and 3,960 vpm. Operating weights are 4,920 pounds for the DV23D, 4,600 pounds for the DV23CD, 5,490

Democrats Unveil 'Green New Deal' Blueprint

ENR Construction

Ambitious proposal would boost infrastructure resilience, upgrade buildings for energy efficiency

Stress-Free Cleanups after Mowing, or Hedge or Tree Trimming

Green Industry Professionals

Shindaiwa USA recently released its EB262 25.4-cc handheld blower for the commercial landscaper or arborist

After Trump Steps In, Foxconn Recommits to Flat Panel Hub

ENR Construction

After talks with President Donald Trump, Foxconn Technology Group says it will build a manufacturing and fabrication facility in southern Wisconsin as promised by both Trump and the company in 2017

The Ideal Load Angle - Felling's Air Tilts in Action

Construction Equipment

-sponsored- Felling Air Tilt trailers offer an ideal load angle that takes the difficulty out of loading/unloading low clearance, cumbersome, or problematic equipment