Mon.Oct 07, 2019

Construction unemployment returns to 2009 low

Construction Dive

Wages were also up at the end of the month, to $30.81 an hour from $30.15 an hour last September

Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

Business Facilities

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S. Read: Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity at BusinessFacilities.com.

Mega billions: a look at some of the biggest US construction projects underway

Construction Dive

Many in the industry consider a project that costs $1 billion or more a megaproject. These five projects make $1 billion seem like small change

Contractor Giants are all in on offsite construction

BD+C

The complete findings from our inaugural Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study are now published and available for download at BDCnetwork.com/2019TechSurvey.

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 most expensive projects on the planet: $175B fuels these 5 jobsites

Construction Dive

A magnetic levitation train system, airport expansions, a giant tower and a massive water project are among the biggest construction undertakings worldwide

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5 metro markets to dominate US megaproject trend

Construction Dive

An FMI report predicts that over the next several years, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and Washington will make up one-fifth of total megaproject construction in the U.S.

Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines

Business Facilities

Just as with any planning technique, comparison of the potential benefits of Qualified Opportunity Zones to other tax deferral or elimination strategies remains crucial. Read: Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines at BusinessFacilities.com.

Benchmark in Surveying | TBM in Surveying | GTS Benchmark| Permanent Benchmark| Arbitrary Benchmark

CivilJungle

What is a Benchmark in Surveying? Benchmark is a permanent and temporary reference point in surveying. The term is usually applied to any item used to mark a point as an elevation reference. Type of Benchmark in Surveying?

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A giant shipwreck sculpture highlights the proposal for Prague’s tallest building

BD+C

At approximately 443-feet-tall, Top Tower would become the tallest building in Prague.

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How Hensel Phelps Furthers Diversity & Women in the Workforce

Construction Business Owner

Filmmaker behind an upcoming documentary about women breaking down gender barriers in the construction trades, Lorien Barlow sat down with Mike Choutka, president and CEO at Hensel Phelps, general contracting and construction management company, to talk about the practices that have earned the company the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Diversity Excellence Award 7 of the past 8 years. Read here for Choutka’s comments.

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Plant Prefab, Brooks + Scarpa, design scalable, multifamily kit-of-parts

BD+C

The Nest LivingHomes toolkit is a scalable, multifamily housing solution from Plant Prefab and Brooks + Scarpa that is adaptable to a variety of different urban lot conditions and housing program needs

How Does Your Company's Tech & Data Usage Measure Up?

Construction Business Owner

Ever wonder how you measure up to your competition in terms of technology adoption and data usage? Benchmarking is used in many different industries to better understand a company's health, and you would be hard-pressed to find a benchmarking process that doesn't use key performance indicators (KPIs) to gauge a company's strengths and weaknesses

U.S. Imposing Tariffs on Heavy Machinery from the EU

Green Industry Professionals

An additional 25% import duty will be placed on heavy-duty equipment and other goods from the EU

Replacement of Collapsed Genoa Bridge Slated To Open Next Year

ENR Construction

Investigation continues into 2018 collapse of old viaduct

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GIE+EXPO Mobile App for 2019 Trade Show is Available Now

Green Industry Professionals

App to enhance experience of attendees at GIE+EXPO 2019

STO's Podcasts Build Conversations About Construction

ENR Construction

The new podcast series is recorded in New York and focuses on construction industry trends around the world

Prinoth Designs Vehicle for Antarctica's Weather

Construction Equipment

Prinoth has unveiled a vehicle designed to transport very large loads with less personnel and less impact on the environment in freezing temperatures with an internal project-code called “Troll.” Troll, the Norwegian Antarctica Station, has aimed to reduce overall operational costs through lower

Five Landscaping Services to Offer Your Customers This Fall

Green Industry Professionals

Fall lawn care services such as applying nitrogen fertilizer, aerating, dethatching and overseeding help contractors rejuvenate lawns and drive sales

Ditch Witch SK3000 Skid Steer

Construction Equipment

Ditch Witch unveiled its SK3000 full-sized stand-on skid steer during ICUEE 2019, offering a 360-degree view of the jobsite. According to the company, the SK3000 is the largest and most powerful unit in the Ditch Witch family of standard skid steers. According to the company machine was created

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GIE+EXPO Showcases New Products and Current Trends in Technology & Equipment

Green Industry Professionals

More than 80 new products to be unveiled at GIE+EXPO in Louisville Oct. 16-18

Jacobs Vehicle Systems Fulcrum Bridge Technology

Construction Equipment

Fulcrum Bridge technology for the off-highway market eliminates the need to periodically adjust an engine’s lash settings and makes conventional engine braking compatible with lashless technology, widely used by heavy-duty engines in off-highway applications. The technology removes the traditional

New seismic standard to evaluate, retrofit existing structural steel buildings open for review

BD+C

Portions of the current draft of a new American Institute of Steel Construction ( AISC ) standard, “Seismic Provisions for Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Structural Steel Buildings (AISC 342),” are available for public review.

Camso BHL 732 Tire for Backhoe Loaders

Construction Equipment

The BHL 732 is a multifunctional bias tire engineered for backhoe loaders working in applications that require traction, stability, and durability under a variety of soft and mixed surface conditions. The tire replaces the SL R4, and features a wraparound stepped tread design, extra thick void

Tailgating remains a critical building security threat, say security professionals

BD+C

A majority of security professionals surveyed by Boon Edam Inc. , a global security entrances and architectural revolving doors vendor, say tailgating remains a critical threat and doesn’t seem to be abating

Bully Manual Mobile Bearing Washer

Construction Equipment

The Bully manual mobile bearing washer contains four brushes and a spring-loaded pump handle that clean bearings two times faster than washing by hand, the company says. Loading the unit with dirty bearings is said to take less than a minute. To use, lift the wing plates on the top of the chamber

Court Battle Underway Over Revamped Endangered Species Rules

ENR Construction

Court is expected to consolidate a Sept. 25 lawsuit from 18 attorneys general with earlier one filed by environmental groups

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Prinoth Designs Vehicle for Arctic Weather

Construction Equipment

Prinoth has unveiled a vehicle designed to transport very large loads with less personnel and less impact on the environment in freezing temperatures with an internal project-code called “Troll.” Troll, the Norwegian Antarctica Station, has aimed to reduce overall operational costs through lower

[Podcaast] E7: Future Outlook of Electrification in the Off-highway Equipment Industry

Green Industry Professionals

Contributing Editor Becky Schultz speaks with David Venable of Cummins Inc. at ICUEE 2019 about trends and the future electrification in the off-highway industry and compact equipment

New Pedestrian, Utility Bridge Takes Shape on Everett Waterfront

ENR Construction

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Central Park’s Lasker Rink and Pool to undergo $150 million restoration project

BD+C

The Central Park Conservancy has recently released details about the renovation of the Lasker Rink and Pool, the capstone project of the Conservancy’s 40-year campaign to restore Central Park.

Corps Calls For $1 Billion Cape Cod Bridge Replacements

ENR Construction

A new report says replacing two Cape Cod Canal bridges for an estimated $1 billion would be more cost-effective than rehabilitating them