November, 2019

5 Ways to Minimize Jobsite Distractions

Construction Business Owner

Experiencing distractions while operating construction equipment, such as excavators or wheel loaders, may not be as prevalent as while driving a car or truck, but they are something that every company needs to address with its employees. Operator distractions are everywhere.

The Complexity Of OSHA’s PSM Standard

FDR Safety

FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where worker training is incomplete or lacking, especially in safety. Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. I recently attended the 2 nd Annual Process Safety Summit in Washington DC on Oct 15-16, 2019.

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3 retractable roof projects open up special construction considerations

Construction Dive

Globe Life Field, New York City's The Shed and Hokkaido Ballpark in Japan are the latest venues to sport sliding roof sections. Here's how they were built

3 Dangers to Coverage Hidden in Many Standard Construction Insurance Policies

Construction Business Owner

Many contractors, subcontractors and developers often do not realize that there are perhaps dozens of exclusions buried in the hundreds of pages of these CGL insurance policies that allow an insurance company to deny coverage for these claims. Find out more here.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Give Your Machine a Second Life with a Rebuild

Construction Equipment

Even the best built machines will eventually need repairs, and you have several options when your machine breaks down – repair, replace, or rebuild. Opting to rebuild your machine can significantly extend the useful life of your equipment for a lower price than purchasing a brand-new piece of

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Will Robots Replace Humans in Construction?

Construction Business Owner

Construction has continued to evolve and attempt to replicate many of the successes that have aided manufacturing (e.g., prefabrication, modularization, automation, autonomous equipment and robotics have all become the zeitgeists). So, what does this mean for the construction company of tomorrow?

Building over a building: A radical project from the archives

The Korte Company

Ralph Korte was fed up. He’d been in the factory at the corner of 6 th and Zschokke streets in Highland, Illinois many times to talk about problems with the building. On every visit, the factory’s managers complained about the state of the structure: It was flimsy. Its roof leaked.

Increase Your Environmental Compliance through Smarter Systems and Software Solutions


Australian contractors are facing increased environmental compliance pressure, but the right planning and software can turn challenge into opportunity. Construction Best Practices

Greenbuild was Proof Positive that LEED is Thriving

Green Building Law Update

The just completed 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Atlanta is absolute proof that the LEED green building rating system, with more than 100,000 projects registered and certified, is thriving.

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

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

Trade Show Marketing Checklist for Construction

Construction Marketing

With the busy trade show season upon us, there is no question that in the construction industry, trade shows remain a key marketing strategy for many brands. That said, trade shows are typically expensive to participate in, and can be difficult to measure return on marketing investment (ROMI).

Study finds maternity benefits for construction tradeswomen financially feasible

Construction Dive

“This benefit is long overdue," said a union rep who has seen a leave program be successful. "We want to equip our members with what they need to both work in the construction industry and to raise a family "

Real-time product selection app accelerates ROI for cement producers

GCP Applied Technologies

Real-time product selection app accelerates ROI for cement producers. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:52. GCP Applied Technologies. November 28, 2019.

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Polk County – Florida’s Best Place For Business

Business Facilities

Polk County, Florida located along the heart of the I4 corridor is a multifaceted economic engine centered on innovation, technological advances, manufacturing, logistics and so much more. Read: Polk County – Florida’s Best Place For Business at

Four Themes around Construction in the Cloud


A look at four findings from contractors surveyed on the cloud from the Dodge Data & Analytics report, "Improving Performance with Project Data" Construction Technology/News

PFOA Contamination is Found in 49 States

Green Building Law Update

IAPMO-Backed Report: 2M Americans Without Indoor Plumbing

Contractor Magazine

Report reveals that two million Americans today live with no running water, indoor plumbing or sanitation service


Boston-based firm completes largest 3D-printed building in world in Dubai

Construction Dive

The walls of the cement-based building were created on-site in uncontrolled weather conditions, in a process that is expected to be available in the U.S. next year

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Real-time production selection app accelerates ROI for cement producers

GCP Applied Technologies

Real-time production selection app accelerates ROI for cement producers. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:52. GCP Applied Technologies. November 28, 2019.

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GlaxoSmithKline To Create 150 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The global healthcare company will invest $16.7 million investment to expand its research and development operation in Richmond, VA. Read: GlaxoSmithKline To Create 150 New Jobs In Virginia at

Turning Service Technicians into Service Managers


Technology like Spectrum's Service Tech solution is enabling service technicians to be their own managers in the field

What You Can Say about RECs is Regulated by the FTC

Green Building Law Update

Businesses who generate renewable energy, say, by using solar panels, but sell the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for the renewable energy they generate shouldn’t claim they “use” renewable energy. The Federal Trade Commissions has advised that such a claim would be deceptive.

The Limits of Technology

Contractor Magazine

The human factor in all of this new technology is not, in my opinion, being given enough weight


Hensel Phelps sics Boston Dynamic robot dog on documenting its construction jobsite progress

Construction Dive

The contractor tested HoloBuilder’s reality capture app using the Spot robot on its $1.2 billion San Francisco International Airport project

What is Base Isolation System in Building Construction?

The Constructor

A base isolation system is a popular system implemented in a structure to protect it from the action of seismic forces. This system as base isolation. Earthquake Engineering base isolation base isolattion system seismic base isolation

Life Sciences: A Data-Driven Diagnosis For Success

Business Facilities

Digital transformation is driving innovation in the life sciences sector, making transparency a top priority and heralding an era of “relationship-driven partnerships among all of the sector’s stakeholders. Read: Life Sciences: A Data-Driven Diagnosis For Success at

Overcoming the Odds


A look at why Caldwell Marine and ECI Drilling won the 2019 Viewpoint Construction Award for ‘Most Challenging Project’. Client Spotlight

An HREC is Not a REC in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Green Building Law Update

I review a large number of Phase I environmental site assessments, and year in, year out, the largest number of questions I field are about Historical Recognized Environmental Conditions.

KoKo Drains: Drain Cleaning at its Best

Contractor Magazine

Having built a reputation on services that people can trust, KoKo Drains, South Pasadena, Calif., has been serving the local area with drain cleaning and sewer cleaning services, providing camera inspections with marked pipe location, repairs and cle

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How the FIU tragedy could change bridge construction projects

Construction Dive

Lessons learned from the deadly Miami bridge collapse could affect the design, safety protocols and contract language of similar future projects

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The Strategy Behind Successful Tech Adoption for Joeris General Contractors

Construction Business Owner

Does the process of implementing any new technology in your company feel overwhelming? It may be the fear of making a big investment that doesn't end up working, or it's that nagging little voice that's telling you your employees won't use the solution.

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Solomon Group Creating 86 Jobs With Louisiana Expansion

Business Facilities

The New Orleans event and exhibits company will tap into the state’s Entertainment Job Creation Program. Read: Solomon Group Creating 86 Jobs With Louisiana Expansion at

‘Tis the Season to Give Thanks


The holiday season is upon us again, and while gratitude should be expressed year-round, this season serves as a helpful reminder. Viewpoint News

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