July, 2017

Asite launches BIM clash detection

Extranet Evolution

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Appetite For Growth: New Store Construction and Renovation Tips For Expanding Grocery Brands

Commercial Construction

It’s been a busy year in the grocery business, with major brands announcing store expansion and renovation plans, new concepts entering the market, and big deals such as Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods spurring speculation about the future of the industry.

South Miami Poised to Mandate Solar Panels

Green Building Law Update

The City of South Miami, Florida City Commission is scheduled to take a final vote on July 18 on an ordinance that will require rooftop photovoltaic panels on new construction and major renovations.

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Constructability in Construction and Issues at Design and Execution

The Constructor

Constructability in construction consists of design and execution at site. Issues faced during design and execution is discussed. Read More at. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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GroupBC revenues up 33%

Extranet Evolution

Re-energised following its November 2014 MBO, UK construction collaboration vendor GroupBC is growing revenues and increasing profitability.

Building Health

Constructor Magazine

Wait, am I using “building” as a noun or a verb? Building Health" is a topic that is going to dominate our future

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Eat, Pray, Greenbuild?

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” My answer is simple and the same response I have offered for years, attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year Greenbuild is in Boston from November 8 – 10.

Classification of Roads and Their Details

The Constructor

Road transportation is an essential network for any country. Classification of roads based on many factors such as materials, locations, traffic etc. Roads/Highways Transportation Pavements Roads Transportation Engineering

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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.

Coolest offices around the world

Geniebelt

We all know the boring offices that are plain, simple and doesn’t try to lift the spirits of the workers at all. At GenieBelt, we have done some research on interesting and cool offices around the world that you can take a look at, and maybe get inspired for your own office.

Are Four Wind-Turbine Failures in Five Weeks Too Many for NextEra Energy?

ENR Construction

The business of wind generation is less than breezy these days for clean-energy producer NextEra Energy Resources

Holobuilder launches 360 Construction Documentation Solution

Extranet Evolution

HoloBuilder is a San Francisco, US-based construction technology company that designs, develops, and sells enterprise SaaS software. Its core product offers reality capturing solutions for progress documentation and construction project management , using 360° imagery, computer vision and AI.

14 Characteristics of a professional plumbing company

Constructor Magazine

Before you can truly set a profitable price, you need to understand your company’s financial condition

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

FTC Settles Charges Over Deceptive Zero VOC Claims

Green Building Law Update

Four paint companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively promoted products as containing zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or as emission free, including during and immediately after application. Some promotions also made explicit safety claims.

Construction of Slabs on Ground -Design Considerations Based on ACI and ASTM

The Constructor

Construction of Slab on Ground- Design Elements The construction of slab on ground requires certain basic design elements. These design elements must. Slab Design Structural Engineering Slab design Slabs

The 40 Best Construction Podcasts

Geniebelt

What are podcasts? If you are reading this article, you probably know the answer to that question. But for those of you who don’t, here is a quick reminder: Podcasts are radio shows you can subscribe to, download to your phone or computer, and listen to anywhere you like.

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Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report

Business Facilities Blog

The 13th annual edition of our rankings report tracks growth sectors that seem to be emerging overnight from thin air in uncharted waters, telling you who’s out front in cybersecurity, offshore wind energy and the other frontiers of the 21st century. Read: Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report.

Collaboration tech people moves

Extranet Evolution

In a sector like Software-as-a-Service where it is often the quality of the management that matters just as much as the technology they provide, it is useful to keep track of moves between, into and out of the main industry players. At Aconex , for example, the business has a new CFO, Paul Koppelman , who took over the reins from Stephen Recht in February 2017 – the same month when a new chief technology officer, Craig Fulton , was appointed ( post ) to work with co-founder Rob Phillpot.

Weekly Product Gallery: Low-flow faucets

Constructor Magazine

Contractors Need These Key Reports To Operate And Grow Your Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

As A Contractor You Want Reports To Effectively And Efficiently Run Your Business. You are not trying to make decisions by looking in the rear view mirror. You want to get a sense that there is “light at the end of the tunnel and know it is not an oncoming train” (author unknown) The question is How Much Detail is too much detail? If you are trying to track a job down to the number of 2x4’s, boxes of nails, joist hangers then I would politely suggest that is too much detail.

3 Methods to Finding More Skilled Labor

Construction Business Owner

Growth in construction over the past 5 years was capped off by a record-setting 2016, which saw United States spending reach nearly $1.2 trillion—a 4.5-percent increase over 2015, according to a report by JLL Research.

How Brexit Will Affect The Construction Industry – Infographics

Geniebelt

The UK remains uncertain of the full impact the EU referendum will have and how Brexit will actually affect the construction industry.

Manufacturing Is Job One For Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan

Business Facilities Blog

Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan have been named the Top Manufacturing States in a new rankings category in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report; Louisiana is tops in Cybersecurity Growth Potential. Read: Manufacturing Is Job One For Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan.

BuilderStorm targets SME contractors

Extranet Evolution

UK start-up BuilderStorm seems focused on the SME contractor market, and it is claiming to be BIM level 2 compliant. A relatively recent arrival on the UK SaaS construction software landscape is BuilderStorm.

Rheem opens new water heating divisional headquarters, training center

Constructor Magazine

Office is home to 150 employees and a regional training center in Roswell, Ga

China Soon to Get a Forest City

Jetson Green

The mountainous Liuzhou region in Southern China will soon be home to a whole city of vertical forest towers, which were originally the brainchild of Italian architect Stefano Boeri. This so-called Forest City will no doubt offset some of the alarming air pollution the country is facing.

Revit 2018.1 Update Download Link, brings Browser Organisation for Schedules

What Revit Wants

The first Revit point update each year typically brings some features that the dev team didn’t quite have cooked for the initial release, and this year we get something pretty special… the ability to apply Browser Organisation to Schedules node of the Project Browser.

Doosan fleet digs in on Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Digger Blog

Fifty-two Doosan excavators are a year into the project of burying 360km of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline in Greece. Fifty-two Doosan excavators are a year into the project of burying 360km of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline in Greece. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Nevada Has the Big MO

Business Facilities Blog

The Silver State has put the Great Recession in its rear-view mirror with a surging recovery led by small business growth. Read: Nevada Has the Big MO.

CMAP targets project accounting needs

Extranet Evolution

In a fragmented, SME-dominated, project-oriented industry like construction, there’s plenty of opportunities for SaaS vendors to help small businesses run their projects online. In my previous post , I had a first look at BuilderStorm, and mentioned how the financial capabilities of its platform might be attractive to SMEs looking for online ERP/accounting functionality.

ServiceTitan expands accounting capabilities with Intacct integration

Constructor Magazine

The partnership delivers a cloud-based, financial management solution to home services companies such as residential plumbing and heating contractors