Tue.Apr 06, 2021

BRS Offroad Establishing HQ, Manufacturing Facility In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The offroad and luxury camper manufacturer will invest nearly $2 million and create 115 jobs in Hohenwald, TN. Read: BRS Offroad Establishing HQ, Manufacturing Facility In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Job Order Contracting Doesn’t Have to be Complex or Expensive

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting doesn’t have to be complex or expensive. The numerous, ongoing facilities repair and construction project facing real property owners and facilities management professionals unfortunately have a high probability of failure.


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Lendlease achieves net-zero carbon in Boston, Chicago multifamily portfolio


Lendlease and its partner Aware Super, a superannuation fund, say the global real estate company’s multifamily portfolio in Boston and Chicago has been verified as “net zero carbon.”. New projects in New York City and Los Angeles are on track to achieve the same goal as construction gets underway.

John Deere Adds Slope Control to K Series Dozers

Construction Equipment

John Deere Slope Control is now available as a factory option for Deere K Series dozers, including the 450K, 550K and 650K John Deere bulldozers. Slope Control is an entry-level integrated grade control solution that assists operators in grading smooth planar surfaces, according to the company


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

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

Trends in Exterior Cladding

Pro Builder

Trends in Exterior Cladding. cbroderick. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 09:00. Today’s exterior claddings are a careful curation of natural and man-made materials that add warmth and authenticity. with labor-saving ways to install them. Megan Mazzocco.

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Cypress Cold Storage Completes Expansion In Arkansas

Business Facilities

The temperature-controlled warehouse space provider invested more than $13 million in the expansion, which created 30 jobs in Maumelle, AR. Read: Cypress Cold Storage Completes Expansion In Arkansas at BusinessFacilities.com.

5 Home Improvement Trends for Remodeling Season

Pro Builder

5 Home Improvement Trends for Remodeling Season. cbroderick. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 09:30. A year out from the start of the pandemic, many home improvement projects will likely be focused on lessons learned from our time indoors.

Hempcrete Used for Public Housing in Paris

Natural Building

The walls in Gregory Ferembach’s public housing building are lined with one of nature’s best insulation materials: hemp. “We’re We’re never cold in winter,” Ferembach said in French. The kids walk around barefoot all the time, or even in their underwear.”. Grist / Amelia Bates.

Caterpillar GC Series Vibratory Soil Compactors

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar expands its single drum vibratory soil compactor line with the introduction of the 84-inch Cat GC Series, built for simple operation, high reliability, and low cost-per-hour performance. Offering high static linear load and more weight at the drum for compaction, the new series consists


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.

Architecture and daylight: Planning strategies for energy-efficient buildings


In the decades since the 1970s, we’ve learned a great deal about how to take advantage of the sun to not only reduce building energy consumption, but also to shrink operational expenses.

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Construction Employment Rebounds in March, Rising Costs + More Threaten Outlook Says AGC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment climbed by 110,000 in March as the industry recovered from severe winter weather that pushed employment down by 56,000 in February, according to a recent analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data.

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Do Logger Boots Work In Fire?

Work Gearz

Dealing with fire is not an easy job. You have to deal with hazards which are not even avoidable. A slight carelessness might result in some big mishap. That is why wearing proper protective gear becomes quite essential.

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Kenworth Redesigns Midrange Conventional Trucks

Construction Equipment

Kenworth has announced an extensive redesign of its medium-duty conventional-cab lineup that includes a larger cab, new noses, and upgraded interiors that should please drivers and managers. Designated T180, T280, T380, and T480, the Class 5 medium through “light Class 8” heavy trucks will serve a

9 Best Gloves for Warehouse Work for Men and Women

Work Gearz

The warehouse and personal protective equipment like gloves are almost synonymous with each other. But not all gloves are made equal. Different warehouse jobs call for different gloves that fall in different classes of their own and have to be chosen carefully. .

How to Deliver a Five-Star Experience for Your Customers

Pro Builder

How to Deliver a Five-Star Experience for Your Customers. mbeirne. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:46. Take these steps to keep referrals up, customer trust high, and feedback positive. Jimmy Diffee. COVID-19’s ripple effects have crippled some industries and been a rising tide for others.

North Dakota Facing Infrastructure Challenges: TRIP

Construction Equipment

While recent increases in state transportation funding have started to provide local governments in North Dakota some assistance in addressing their transportation needs, the state will face challenges in maintaining and improving road and bridge conditions, safety and reliability without

Where Art and Water Meet: Kitchens + Baths in The New American Home 2021

Pro Builder

Where Art and Water Meet: Kitchens + Baths in The New American Home 2021. cbroderick. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:00. An artistic aesthetic is on full display in the kitchens and baths of the New American Home 2021. Michele Lerner | Photography by Jeffrey A. Davis.

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Maintenance Software Drops $5M to Bottom Line

Construction Equipment

GeoStabilization International (GSI) says using a maintenance software program helped it put $5 million to the company’s bottom line in the first year of use. GSI was recognized by the software vendor, B2W, for Best ROI for its use of the company’s B2W Maintain. GSI has a fleet of 1,000 pieces of

Salt Lake Airport Named 2021 Intermountain Owner of the Year

ENR Construction

The replacement of Salt Lake City International Airport has weathered multiple challenges and changes and remains on schedule for complete build-out

Debate Over Biden’s Infra. Plan Begins

Construction Equipment

Politicians have begun debating the details of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, saying it designates only a small fraction of money toward “real” infrastructure, according to the New York Times. They say spending to address issues like home care, electric vehicles, and water pipes should

National Western Center Partnership Chosen 2021 Colorado/Wyoming/Dakotas Owner of the Year

ENR Construction

Billion-dollar project aims to convert underused campus in north Denver into a year-round tourist destination with an academic core

John Deere “Precision Construction” Expands Tech Offering

Construction Equipment

John Deere Precision Construction is a suite of technology solutions build on “smart” technology and builds upon its existing WorkSight portfolio as well as its dealer network. The new tools help customers focus on “maximizing uptime and delivering increased productivity,” according to the company

Rapidly Rising Student Debt Keeps Millions from Homeownership

Pro Builder

Rapidly Rising Student Debt Keeps Millions from Homeownership. cbroderick. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 09:13. Student loan payments are holding many Americans back from becoming homeowners by keeping their debt-to-income ratios high. Over the course of 13 years, college tuition increased 81.9%.

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John Deere Adds PM Program

Construction Equipment

John Deere Protect is a preventive maintenance program that provides aftermarket and support through 500-hour required maintenance performed by local dealer service technicians. “A A main benefit of the program is that the task of maintaining machines is put into the hands of our dealers,” said Mar

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Fourth Street Crossing Development Aims to Create a New ‘Main Street’ for Silverthorne

ENR Construction

$100-million mixed-use development will combine retail, restaurants and lodging to create a more traditional downtown

Climate Change and Corporate Management


While companies can do a great deal to mitigate the damage done to the environment by changing the way they do business, the critical challenge is getting management to see and understand the efforts necessary to accomplish this important change.

Home Designs That Offer One Plan With Multiple Elevations

Pro Builder

Home Designs That Offer One Plan With Multiple Elevations. cbroderick. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:30. Four projects that show how careful attention to details and materials can transform the same single-family and multifamily plans into distinctly different designs without any hint of repetition. Larry W.

Tackling Affordable Housing in California


California, like Texas, boasts about its lifestyle, its geographic wonders, its industry and technology hubs, and its climate. What it can’t boast about is affordability.

Saugus Middle/High School completes


The new Saugus Middle/High School, which opened last September, will bring together of 1,300 students in a STEAM-driven complex outfitted for exploratory learning and innovation.

16 Smart, Stylish Product Options for Surfaces

Pro Builder

16 Smart, Stylish Product Options for Surfaces. ibush. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 06:00. Hard-wearing, handsome, sustainable.

Video: Fireside Chat with Jacob Arlein & Matt Macko


Get to know Jake Arlein and Matt Macko as they discuss the growth of our industry, how they got here, and what they’re most looking forward to in their new roles as CEO and CSO. Read the full press release on Jake and Matt’s new leadership roles at Stok here.

There are Twice as Many Real Estate Agents Compared to Listings

Pro Builder

There are Twice as Many Real Estate Agents Compared to Listings. cbroderick. Tue, 04/06/2021 - 09:09. Just as buyers are desperate to find a home, real estate agents are desperate to find listings.