Mon.Feb 10, 2020

2019 State Of The Year: Texas

Business Facilities

Texas wins our top honor for a record fourth time with a bonanza of new investments in projects creating thousands of new jobs in a diverse group of growth sectors throughout the Lone Star State. Read: 2019 State Of The Year: Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Design-build takes hold in all but 2 states

Construction Dive

The alternative delivery method is approved for use on at least some public projects in nearly every state, but there is still work to be done on the legislative front, says DBIA's director of state and local legislative affairs

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What is Canal Irrigation? Features, Advantages

The Constructor

A canal is an artificial channel that is constructed to carry water to the fields to perform irrigation. The water is taken either from the river, Others advantages of canal irrigation Canal alignment canal classification canal irrigation curves in canals disadvantages of canal irrigation

Widow sues construction equipment supplier 3M for wrongful death

Construction Dive

Plantiffs claim that the 3M lifeline failed to protect the Kiewit-Hoffman East Link Constructors worker from a 35-foot fall at the $3.7 billion East Link rail project in Seattle

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

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

Misfits Gaming Group Relocating HQ To Palm Beach County

Business Facilities

The esports and gaming company will invest more than $1.35 million in its new corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, FL, where it will create 30 new jobs. Read: Misfits Gaming Group Relocating HQ To Palm Beach County at BusinessFacilities.com.

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What Is Slump Cone Test | Principle of Slump Test | Types of Concrete Slump

CivilJungle

What Is Slump Cone Test? A Slump cone test or concrete Slump test is to determine the workability or consistency of the concrete mixture prepared in the laboratory or at the construction site during the course of work.

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Is Tech Adoption Worth the Pain?

Construction Business Owner

Is Tech Adoption Worth the Pain? Elizabeth Manning. Mon, 02/10/2020 - 16:39. The question of why commercial real estate construction contractors and developers should be adopting advanced, user-friendly technologies and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is easy to answer.

USA-made fire rated glazing goes big in 2020

BD+C

As the year ended, we hope you had the chance to view the video we shared showing the upgrades and improvements done to our “TITAN METAL PRODUCTS” factory (a division of SAFTI FIRST ), the manufacturer our GPX Builders Series Doors, a move that continues our desire to be a fully vertically integrated U.S. manufacturer for our domestic architectural community. This was done as a direct response and to be positioned for the increased demand for full-vision, code-compliant, 60 and 90 minute, temperature rise doors in exit stairwells and other code required applications. .

Volvo Brings Back Million Ton Guarantee

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment 7000 Series asphalt pavers purchased in North America are eligible for the Million Ton Guarantee program, which provides manufacturer support for the replacement of auger and conveyor system wear parts for five years. The program is available on P7110B tracked asphalt

Sino-French Aviation University breaks ground in Hangzhou

BD+C

HENN has unveiled the design for the Sino-French Aviation University. The concept draws on the traditional culture of Liangzhu, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in the Yangtze River Delta. Of the 1.5

Construction Employment Grows 59 Percent Between December 2018, 2019

Construction Equipment

Construction employment grew in 211, or 59 percent, out of 358 metro areas between December 2018 and December 2019, declined in 73 and was unchanged in 74, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that many firms report they are having a

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Building sensors: A digital crystal ball

BD+C

Sensor technology has been opening doors for everything from precisely measuring the impacts of climate change on sea levels to enabling driverless cars to alerting homeowners when to restock their refrigerators

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Download some crucial civil engineering journals with most updated information

Construction Cost Estimating

Go through the huge lists of civil engineering journals which are very useful for civil engineers to be updated with the most recent advancement in civil engineering fields. The journals include original papers inside the extensive field of civil engineering which focus on the following topics :- 1.

Perforated metal canopies ensure new city hall has it made in the shade

BD+C

For decades, citizens of Eloy, Ariz., often had to make multiple trips to conduct their regular business with the city. Space limitations meant city offices were located in different facilities.

Gehl ALT950 Wheel Loader

Construction Equipment

Gehl ALT950 articulated wheel loader has 143 horsepower at 2,300 rpm and an operating weight of 18,717 pounds. Functioning as a telehandler, the telescoping boom lifts to 17 feet. Full-turn static tipping load is 9,142 pounds. It has a turning radius of 13 feet 9 inches. The hydraulic system flows

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An Active Solar Greenhouse in Minnesota

Natural Building

Andrew and Margo Hanson-Pierre from Clover Bee Farm in Schafer, Minnesota are building a solar greenhouse, which has a heat sink, something that will store the heat from the sun during the day and release that heat at night.

Genie Updates Slab Scissor Specs

Construction Equipment

Genie has updated its GR, QS, and GRC mobile elevating work platforms to meet ANSI A92 standards. The vertical-mast lifts will be equipped with Genie Smart Link dual zone controller and Load Sense. Changes to the standards for MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms) in North America impacts all

Trump Floats $1-Trillion Infrastructure Plan, But FY21 Budget Has Some Cuts

ENR Construction

Plan's centerpiece is $810-billion highway-transit reauthorization, not fully funded

Genie Updates Slab Scissor Specs

Construction Equipment

Genie has updated its GR, QS, and GRC mobile elevating work platforms to meet ANSI A92 standards. The vertical-mast lifts will be equipped with Genie Smart Link dual zone controller and Load Sense. Changes to the standards for MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms) in North America impacts all

ENR MidAtlantic Releases Top Design Firm Survey

ENR Construction

June's print edition of ENR MidAtlantic will include the annual rankings of the region’s Top Designer Firms

Genie Updates Slab Scissor Specs

Construction Equipment

Genie has updated its GR, QS, and GRC mobile elevating work platforms to meet ANSI A92 standards. The vertical-mast lifts will be equipped with Genie Smart Link dual zone controller and Load Sense. Changes to the standards for MEWPs (mobile elevating work platforms) in North America impacts all

Trump Unveils $1-Trillion, 10-Year Infrastructure Outline

ENR Construction

Centerpiece is $810-billion surface transportation reauthorization, not fully funded

Vegas Underground People-Mover Project Nears Halfway Point

Construction Equipment

The tunneling machine used by The Boring Co. for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s $52.5 million people-mover will complete its first two tunnels and emerge from underground this week, according to an article in Review Journal. As of last week, the machine had bored through 3,700 feet of dirt

Mountain States People: Construction business updates for February 2020

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals in the Mountain States

Allen Engineering AW16E Site Dumper

Construction Equipment

The Allen Engineering AW16E site dumper is fully electric, featuring a 48-volt rechargeable battery. The battery will power 4 hours of constant use and can be recharged with a standard industrial power cord. The buggy will travel at up to 6 mph, and has a bucket capacity of 16 cubic feet. Maximum

ENR Southwest Previews 2019 Top Project Starts

ENR Construction

Each year, ENR Southwest publishes the Top Project Starts from the previous year, ranked by construction cost, across the three-state region of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico

Mountain States Industry News for February 2020

ENR Construction

Industry news from across the Mountain States region for February 2020

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ENR Mountain States' 2020 Top Young Professionals

ENR Construction

Profiles of top young professionals from across the Mountain States region

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Quebec Bans SNC-Lavalin Units From Public Works for Five Years, After Plea

ENR Construction

With shift in design-build giant's strategy, analysts don't see major impact from province's automatic penalty

MidAtlantic Pulse: Construction bids for February 2020

ENR Construction

Bids on projects in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia

MidAtlantic People: Construction business updates for February 2020

ENR Construction

Updates about construction professionals in the MidAtlantic region

Teamwork Streamlines Complex Hotel Project

ENR Construction

The Marriott at Virginia Beach Oceanfront includes a cast-in-place prestressed concrete hotel and a structural-steel conference center

Mountain States City Scoop: Construction Starts in Salt Lake City

ENR Construction

Dodge Data & Analytics forecasts 2020 construction starts in the Salt Lake City area