August, 2020

More Than Green Buildings, Green Roads

Green Building Law Update

If green building is going to repair the planet it will have to include green roads. Over 65% of the impervious surfaces in the U.S. are related to transportation (e.g., roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways), with the vast majority being roads. There are 4,180,817 miles of roads in the U.S.

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There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

Business Facilities

The IRS has extended a critical deadline for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones until the end of the year, hoping to entice investors who have largely sat on their money during the global pandemic. Read: There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones at BusinessFacilities.com.

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3 key reasons to continue construction training even amid the pandemic

Construction Dive

Learn why proactive companies have successfully managed to maintain training through difficult times

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How to Streamline the Construction Timecard Process

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How modern construction software can help make HR processes more efficient and mitigate errors associated with construction timecards. Viewpoint Technology

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

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

Social distancing on the job just got easier.

FDR Safety

COVID-19 has shaken up how nearly every business operates. For many, that shake up came in the form of a remote model. Implementing Zoom conferences or adding in a Slack channel has become regular practice for many businesses.

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Selling a House with Solar Panels is Fraught with Peril

Green Building Law Update

There are nearly 2 Million houses in the U.S. with solar panels installed on the roof and that number was reached just 3 years after the 1 millionth installation. It can be perilous to fail to properly address rooftop solar panels at the time of sale of a house.

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Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power

Business Facilities

EIA’s Energy Outlook 2020 forecasts a rapid decline of coal and nuclear power in this decade, the continuing expansion of renewables and the growth of U.S. exports of oil and gas. Read: Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Top 10 cities for construction workers

Construction Dive

Small and midsize cities pay above-average construction wages and boast modest costs of living that make them excellent locations for workers in the industry, according to a new analysis

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Get Better Construction Data, Make Better Business Decisions

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn how to gain and utilize better data to make business decisions and increase profit margins. Viewpoint Technology

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Webinar Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button:

HEAT STRESS

FDR Safety

As the summer heat sets in across the country, heat stress begins to raise to the forefront of conversations. This silent killer is prevalent in many settings and can take its toll on workers in the blink of an eye.

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Construction Complete on $2 Billion Las Vegas Raiders Stadium

Construction Junkie

Photo Credit: Jason O'Rear, via McCarthy. After 31 long months, the construction of Allegiant Stadium, the brand new home of the Las Vegas Raiders has finally completed. The joint venture of Mortenson | McCarthy announced that they have received their certificate of occupancy at the end of July.

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I Just Read my 1000th Phase I Environmental Site Assessment this Year

Green Building Law Update

For those concerned about the state of the environmental industrial complex during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, I can report that last Friday I reviewed my 1,000th Phase I Environmental Site Assessment this year.

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Mission Foods Expansion Will Create 500 Jobs In Indiana

Business Facilities

To support its Midwest growth, the tortilla maker will establish a new 510,965-square-foot manufacturing facility in Plainfield, IN. . Read: Mission Foods Expansion Will Create 500 Jobs In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Reader Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

5 red flags that a job might not be worth the risk

Construction Dive

In challenging economic times, contractors need to be especially vigilant for warning signs such as uncertain financing, incomplete drawings or an owner with a bad reputation, experts say

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It’s Time to Take Control of Your Construction Field Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In 15 minutes, learn how ViewpointOne can help a foreman, project manager and payroll manager all capture and review data to improve workflows. Construction Best Practices

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What is Parametric Modeling?

The Constructor

Parametric modeling (or parametric design) is the creation of a digital model based on a series of computer-generated rules or algorithms, known as. Architecture Building Technology Guide Design Guide Digital tools Structural Design

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Pennsylvania Contractor Finds Civil War Era Cannonballs During Site Excavation

Construction Junkie

via Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Anytime you start excavating a new project site, there is always a chance to find some surprises buried within the soil.

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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.

ESG Going the Way of the Dodo

Green Building Law Update

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Labor put another nail in the coffin of environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) disclosures.

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T-Mobile Will Create Up To 500 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The wireless network operator will invest $30 million to relocate one of its Customer Experience Centers to Henrico County, VA. Read: T-Mobile Will Create Up To 500 New Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

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$9.6B worth of infrastructure projects delayed or canceled during COVID-19

Construction Dive

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association released a report detailing projects that have been delayed or canceled by 44 states, transportation authorities and local governments

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How To Improve Construction Collaboration (and Profitability) with Modern Software

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In just 15 minutes, you’ll learn how ViewpointOne can remove challenges that block collaboration on a job site. Construction Technology/News

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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.

How to Repair Honeycomb in Concrete Structures?

The Constructor

Honeycomb is a rough and stony concrete appearance with air spaces between aggregates. It may occur due to improper concrete workability, improper. How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Strengthening & Retrofitting

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Ekso Bionics Unveils EVO, a New Lighter Weight Exoskeleton for Construction

Construction Junkie

The Ekso EVO, via Ekso Bionics. A Couple of years ago, exoskeleton maker, Ekso Bionics, released the EksoVest , which was a lighter weight, upper body support mechanism that provided lift support to the wearer.

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What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:02. The reopening of America’s workplaces is creating a variety of challenges for employees and employers alike.

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Walmart To Build $20M Distribution Center In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The 3 million-square-foot facility will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs in Dorchester County, SC. Read: Walmart To Build $20M Distribution Center In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Hilti unveils its first exoskeleton

Construction Dive

The wearable will roll out in Sweden within a month before coming to the U.S. at unspecified date later this year

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How to Build Your Own ‘Traffic Control Tower’ for Your Construction Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Special webinar to highlight how contractors can better control their data with modern software solutions like ViewpointOne and Viewpoint Analytics. Events

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Contractors, Know What You're Good At And Generate More Leads

Contractor Bookkeeping

The pressures of owning and operating a construction company can be, at times, almost unbearable. Unlike any other business, there's no "one size fits all" solution in your toolbox to fix your dilemma. Everything is created twice.

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AGC Calls for New Infrastructure, Other Relief Measures

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment decreased in 225, or 62%, out of 358 metro areas between June 2019 and last month despite widespread increases from May to June, according to an analysis of new government data that the Associated General Contractors of America released.

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