April, 2022

The Future is Now: Why Connected Construction is a Game Changer

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How the cloud and connected construction data is shaping the future of construction, leading to greater productivity, less work and higher profits. Construction Best Practices

Argon Gas-Filled Windows: Advantages and Applications

The Constructor

Argon gas-filled windows consist of double or triple glass panes and argon gas that fills the space between them. The argon gas improves the. Building Materials Building Technology Guide

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Women in Construction Paving the Way

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Real talk on the challenges women in construction face, finding inspiration, and what drives success. Construction Best Practices

How to Limit Water-Induced Damage to Buildings during Construction?

The Constructor

The damage to a building due to water/moisture is a signi?cant cant factor that either shortens its useful life or necessitates costly repairs. Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Snapshots from the Construction Site

Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction is beginning to take off. Take a look at some projects we are kicking off or just finished. Olive Garden, Delafield, WI. One sector of Englewood Construction’s disciplines hit the hardest during the pandemic was the restaurant and food service industry.

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What Is Micro Concrete | How to Apply Micro Concrete | What Are the Benefits of Micro Concrete | How Is Micro Concrete Used

CivilJungle

What Is Micro Concrete? Micro concrete is a cement-based coating that is used as a thin layer on different surfaces like tiles, wood, etc to give a look and feel of real concrete at less cost. The layer of micro concrete is about 2-3mm thick.

Some of the Oldest Buildings in the U.S.

Natural Building

Here is a collection of some of the oldest buildings in the United States. It is interesting to notice that virtually all of them could be considered “natural buildings” made from local natural materials. This speaks to the longevity of natural building techniques!

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Understanding BIM in the UK Part 1: ISO 19650 and the Information Delivery Cycle

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Digging into the UK's latest BIM standard, what's changed from previous iterations, and what it means for contractors. Construction Best Practices

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Brick Anchors | 5 Types of Brick Anchors | Screw For Bricks | Best Screw Bricks ?

Civiconcepts

Brick anchor fasteners connect the item to the brick wall with brick or mortar joints. Brick anchors are drawn on rather than concrete fasteners as the bricks have void spaces, … Brick Anchors | 5 Types of Brick Anchors | Screw For Bricks | Best Screw Bricks ? Read More ».

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.

Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete (SFRC) – Properties, Mix Design, Advantages and Disadvantages

Learn Civil Engineering

Steel fiber reinforced concrete Steel fiber reinforced concrete is a composite material having fibers as the additional ingredients, dispersed uniformly at random in small percentages by volume in plain concrete.

Encina To Build $1.1B Advanced Manufacturing Facility In Pennsylvania 

Business Facilities

Encina will create 300 new jobs in Northumberland County, PA; UnityLab is relocating its headquarters to Sullivan County.

What Is Superelevation | Superelevation Definition | Superelevation Formula | Calculation of Superelevation in Roads

CivilJungle

What Is Superelevation? Superelevation on the horizontal curve is one of the most important features in the construction of the roads. It is very essential to provide superelevation in roads for the safe movement of vehicles on the curved portion of the roads.

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Massive Desert Flower Home in New Mexico

Natural Building

This northern New Mexico sanctuary known as The Desert Flower (Ahkon Povi in Tewa language) was inspired by the Native American dwellings, Pueblo Bonito and Chaco Canyon, as well as traditional Earthships. It is situated on 11 acres with 2 separate dwellings, totaling nearly 8,000 sq ft.

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

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

Construction Safety Week: 3 Small Things Your Company Can Do to Mitigate Jobsite Risks

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Construction is a dangerous job, but contractors that take Construction Safety seriously can see an ROI boost with lower costs and healthier employees

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What Is A Cantilever Beam | Application of Cantilever Beam | Advantages and Disadvantages of Cativer Beams

Civiconcepts

What Is A Cantilever Beam? A Cantilever Beam is a rigid structural member in which one end is fixed and another end is free and it can be made up … What Is A Cantilever Beam | Application of Cantilever Beam | Advantages and Disadvantages of Cativer Beams Read More ».

Chezys Formula – Derivation, Constant Value, Application and Practice Problems

Learn Civil Engineering

Chezys Formula A French hydrologist Antonie chezy gave Chezys formula. He related the rate of flow of water(discharge) through an open channel with the respective dimensions of that channel.

Downtown Pensacola Tech Takes Off

Business Facilities

From cyber to bio to IT to AI and robotics, Pensacola is quickly becoming known as a tech-friendly city in Northwest Florida.

Tacheometric Surveying: Principle, Procedure, and Advantages

The Constructor

Tacheometric surveying is defined as a method of angular surveying in which a tachometer is used to determine the horizontal and vertical distance. Surveying

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A Bio-Architecture Primer with Scott Howard

Natural Building

Are you looking to build a natural structure in the near future? Consider joining Scott Howard at earthenhand.com for the Bioarchitecture Primer educational course!

Construction Industry Trends: April 2022 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A looming recession, new cyber threats and good prospects for future construction work were among the April 2022 construction trends we’re following. Construction Technology/News

Drapes Vs Curtains | Types of Drapes | Types of Curtains | Top 10 Differences Between Curtains and Drapes

Civiconcepts

Introduction Window treatment for the decorative purpose mostly used Drapes and curtains that give a classy and cool look and also gives a soothing effect at your house, room, hotel, … Drapes Vs Curtains | Types of Drapes | Types of Curtains | Top 10 Differences Between Curtains and Drapes Read More ».

Compaction Factor Test of Concrete

Learn Civil Engineering

Compaction factor test procedure The apparatus is kept on the ground and grease is applied to the inner surface of the cylinders The cylinder’s weight is marked as W1, and the cylinder is connected to the base in such a way that the hoppers’ central points and the cylinder’s central points are on one vertical […].

Foreign Direct Investment: A Foreign Affair

Business Facilities

States are vying to attract foreign direct investment funds as cross border investments pump much needed funds into local economies.

Maximizing JOC Program Performance

Job Order Contracting

Road Map. JOC Program Planning – Tools and Services Evaluation and Selection (Unit Price Book, Services, Technology).

Time Management Programs: Objective, Advantages, and Disadvantages

The Constructor

Time management is organizing and implementing a strategy related to the time required for different activities in a project. No aspect of work, be. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Management Construction Project

Construction and Poetry?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Trimble Viewpoint customers take a break from their daily grind to build the perfect construction haiku. Viewpoint Technology

What Is A Coffered Ceiling | Top 3 Types of Coffered Ceiling | Styles of Coffered Ceiling

Civiconcepts

What Is Ceiling? In ancient Rome, coffers were first used as an innovative way to minimize the weight as well as the volume of stone ceilings. The coffered panels are … What Is A Coffered Ceiling | Top 3 Types of Coffered Ceiling | Styles of Coffered Ceiling Read More ».

End Bearing Pile : Calculation, Advantages & Disdvantages

Learn Civil Engineering

Definition: End bearing piles are a type of pile that works on the base of the mechanism of load transfer through the bottom tip of the pile itself.

Scorpion Biological Services Picks Kansas For $650M Project

Business Facilities

Scorpion Biological Services' new 500,000-square-foot biomanufacturing facility will create 500 jobs in Manhattan, KS. .

10 Common Questions About Safety Plans Answered

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Your most asked safety plan questions - demystified. Division 01 - General Requirements All Posts ihsa osha Plan Safety

What is Longitudinal Skin Reinforcement in a Beam?

The Constructor

Longitudinal skin reinforcement is deformed bars, wires, or bonded prestressed reinforcement placed uniformly on both sides of the vertical face of. Design Guide Detailing Guide How To Guide Specifications Structural Design Structures Tips