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The top 10 commercial construction companies

Construction Dive

Here's the lowdown on the biggest players in the industry and the large-scale projects they are constructing

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With James Chavez, South Carolina Power Team

Business Facilities

James Chavez, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Power Team, discusses recent economic development successes, the Site Readiness Fund, workforce development and foreign investment. Read: Snapshots: 60 Seconds With James Chavez, South Carolina Power Team at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction to begin on $300M Royal Caribbean Miami HQ

Construction Dive

Developer CBRE selected HOK to design the cruise line's campus and Plaza Construction as general contractor for the expansion project

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Maryland: Expanding Opportunity For An Expanding Workforce

Business Facilities

Maryland has dedicated $56.5 million to attract new businesses to its Opportunity zones. MD also has extended a 10-year tax credit for jobs created in the zones. Read: Maryland: Expanding Opportunity For An Expanding Workforce at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

The top OSHA fines of Q2 2019

Construction Dive

Not surprisingly, many of the biggest infractions were for fall-related violations, but burn and asbestos hazards were cited as well

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5 Things Leaders Can Learn From Stand-Up Comedians

Construction Business Owner

Stand-up comedy can make you a better presenter. After all, it’s one of the hardest forms of public speaking you’ll ever try. So it’s likely that if you do even remotely well at stand-up, all other types of business presentations will seem easier.

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Lightning Source Investing $22M In Tennessee Manufacturing Facility

Business Facilities

The new print-on-demand operation will be the company’s fifth U.S. facility and will create nearly 150 jobs in Jackson, TN. Read: Lightning Source Investing $22M In Tennessee Manufacturing Facility at BusinessFacilities.com.

Architectural Concrete Construction and Finishes

The Constructor

Architectural concrete construction needs special care in selection of the concrete materials, forming, placing, and finishing in order to achieve. Building Technology Guide Special Concrete in Construction architectural concrete construction construction Materials

Unity Temple, Robie House among eight Frank Lloyd Wright projects to receive World Heritage status

BD+C

During the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee, currently taking place in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan (June 30 - July 10, 2019), the World Heritage Committee named eight projects by Frank Lloyd Wright to the UNESCO World Heritage List

Why Your Company Needs an Electrical Safety Program

Construction Business Owner

Workplace safety is vital to a company’s success. It affects everything from customer satisfaction to employee morale to the dollars and cents of productivity, legal fees and compliance.

Campaign launched to promote ‘climate-smart wood’

BD+C

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and four environmental advocacy groups have launched a promotional campaign for forest practices and wood products that help lower carbon emissions

Michigan Businesses Rely on Wolgast for Construction

Wolgast Corporation

For our 100 th blog, I wanted to do a special feature about our ro ots and coverage of the great State of Michigan. We have ties to resources and communities coast-to-coast.

Concrete repair code requirements released

BD+C

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary.

Malco Products, SBC, Supports Trade Education Programs

Contractor Magazine

Malco annually donates more than $160,000 of in-kind tools and apparel to skilled trade education programs across the country

U.S. cities experience ‘Doppler shift’ in walkable urban development

BD+C

The 30 largest cities in the U.S. are experiencing a “Doppler shift” in walkable development, according to a researcher at the George Washington University School of Business and co-author of the report, 2019 Foot Traffic Ahead report

Amazon planning to build another Seattle-area skyscraper

Construction Dive

The 1 million-square-foot, 43-story tower would house the company's Worldwide Operations headquarters and be the tallest building in Bellevue

Technology-Based Improvements in Occupational Health and Safety

Safety Services Company

Technology-Based Improvements in Occupational Health and Safety. As HSE professionals, we’re always looking for a way to continually improve the health and safety of our worksites.

Bobcat Opens Collaboration Center in Minneapolis

Construction Equipment

Doosan Bobcat has opened a Global Collaboration Center to house some of its global functions and provide space for collaboration. The Global Collaboration Center will further advance the pioneering spirit of Doosan Bobcat by paving the way to new levels of innovation and success,” said CEO Scott

Understanding the True Cost of Concrete

Construction Business Owner

Concrete is expensive. According to the National Ready Mix Concrete Association, the cost of concrete is $108 per cubic yard. On top of this is the cost of delivery fees, truck rentals, driver pay, loading/unloading workers, etc.

API Standards Cover Gas Engines

Construction Equipment

When you change oil in your gasoline-powered pickup truck or vehicle, do you take a second to look at the API (American Petroleum Institute) symbol on the container to make sure you’re using the correct oil for your engine? If not, then change your ways, because as engine oils become ever more

Collaborative for High Performance Schools releases 2019 Core Criteria Version 3.0 Update

BD+C

The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) released its K-12 school-focused CHPS 2019 Core Criteria 3.0. The third edition incorporates recent developments in construction and building materials technology.

Drain-Cleaning Franchise Zoom Drain Adds North Carolina Location

Contractor Magazine

Jason Menzo is the newest Zoom Drain franchisee

Vancouver’s YVR Hits Milestone on International Terminal Expansion Project

ENR Construction

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6 Roadblocks Keeping You from Growing Your Business

Contractor Magazine

Join us Wednesday, August 14th for this exclusive, 30-minute Interactive Learning Video, sponsored by SimPRO, as part of the Contracting Technology Bootcamp

Construction Jobs Increase by 21K in June, 224K during Past Year as Sector Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4%

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased by 21,000 jobs in June and by 224,000, or 3.2%, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that firms continue to increase pay as they work to attract new hires from an ever-tighter labor market.

Greenworks Commercial unveils new lithium-ion 48V/24/V dual voltage technology platform for homeowners

Green Industry Professionals

New 48/34V system allows homeowners to use one battery to power more than 30 different indoor and outdoor tools

Shadow box design: To vent or not to vent [AIA course]

BD+C

A curtain wall shadow box is a spandrel assembly consisting of vision glass at the building exterior and an opaque infill at the interior side of the curtain wall system.

How to get rid of common errors in concrete floor slab construction

Construction Cost Estimating

To get rid of common errors in concrete floor slab construction, various steps like perfect base preparation, mix design, placement, finishing, and curing should be taken. Typical concrete floor slab thickness in residential construction should be 4 inches.

Value engineering: Where quality meets cost control [AIA course]

BD+C

This course covers the history of value engineering, the benefits it provides (even those beyond the budget), the value engineering methodology, when value engineering should happen and when it absolutely should not.

Mid-year Fleet Size Trends

Construction Equipment

About 42 percent of respondents said they are increasing fleet size in 2019, but nearly 10 percent report that fleet size is smaller than it was in 2018

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Negotiate Your Way Out of the Resentment Zone

ENR Construction

Women must recognize and detach from caveats that keep them from earning what they deserve, says this gender-equity specialist and negotiating coach

Mid-year Revenue Report

Construction Equipment

Revenue is growing for half of respondents' organizations, but 16 percent say revenue is below 2018 levels. Performance is trailing expectations for the year

Mid-year Business Rating

Construction Equipment

Almost half of respondents, 49 percent, report that business so far this year is either "very good" or "excellent" for their organizations