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

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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

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

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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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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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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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

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

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

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

Protecting steel in concrete

GCP Applied Technologies

Protecting steel in concrete. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 08/20/2020 - 14:03. GCP Applied Technologies. August 20, 2020. Corrosion of reinforcement and other embedded steel elements is the leading cause of deterioration and loss of durability in concrete structures.

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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What to Do if Estimated Settlement of a Building Exceeds Allowable Limits?

The Constructor

If the estimated settlement of a building exceeds the allowable settlement, then the designer can choose the following methods to cope with the. Construction Engineering & Management Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Ground Improvement Pile Foundation Soil Engineering

$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

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

Leading A Clean Energy Transition In Indiana

Business Facilities

Hoosier Energy is diversifying its power generation mix with a long-range resource plan that expands low-cost wind, solar, natural gas and storage. Read: Leading A Clean Energy Transition In Indiana at

How to ensure that your 3-6 week planning will be delivered on time

Lets Build

What is a lookahead schedule? Construction projects come with a lot of admin work and several tasks inextricably linked to each other.

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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. It is key to remember that there are easy ways to combat heat stress and to ensure workers safety from the inside out. We are taught to wear hard hats for head protection, steel toe shoes for foot protection, and safety glasses for eye protection, but what about our internal systems?

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10 Ways 3D Modeling and BIM are Making Construction Easy

The Constructor

Construction projects have always been considered a risky venture. Besides, the inherent nature of designs, site, and construction processes makes. Digital tools

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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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

Torc Robotics Will Create 350 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The self-driving vehicle pioneer will invest $8.5 million to expand software development operations in Blacksburg, VA. Read: Torc Robotics Will Create 350 New Jobs In Virginia at

5 Ways To Promote Worker Health & Safety During the Pandemic

Construction Business Owner

5 Ways To Promote Worker Health & Safety During the Pandemic. Elizabeth Manning. Mon, 08/24/2020 - 16:46. 5 important considerations to promote a safe and healthy construction jobsite during the pandemic

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The Value Of Service Agreements In Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

It goes to the heart of the question of the difference between a customer and a client. Service agreement holders are more likely to be clients who add more value to your construction company because they represent your customer base's most loyal segment.

Slope Stabilization Methods: Classification and Construction

The Constructor

Civil and mining engineering projects usually include heavy demolition and excavation activities that lead to the formation of excavated rock slopes. Geotechnical Engineering

Study finds COVID-19 protocols led to a 7% loss on construction projects

Construction Dive

Based on data that has ramifications for the entire industry, a new report from a subcontractor association also said that its members have taken a nearly 18% hit to productivity since the coronavirus outbreak began