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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weekly Product Gallery: Low-flow faucets

Constructor Magazine

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.

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.

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

Free Tools To Find and Remove Duplicate Files

What Revit Wants

Recently I wanted to start ‘unduplicating’ some files in my Pictures folder on OneDrive.

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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.

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

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.

The Surprises in AGC's New Study of Construction Fatalities

ENR Construction

It’s a contractor’s worst nightmare—a jobsite fatality that might well have been prevented, simply by being a little more alert to an impending risk

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Bechtel Using Wax and 3D Printing to Build London Tube

Construction Equipment

Bechtel Ltd is working on Europe's largest construction project, the Elizabeth Line, which is the first full new ungrounded rail line built for London's Tube in 30 years.

Flawed modeling to blame for green buildings failure to live up to hype on energy efficiency


Flawed energy efficiency modeling is the reason many green buildings fail to live up to expectations on energy efficiency, according to a U.K. researcher

Workforce Challenges Are Top Concern For Manufacturers

Business Facilities Blog

Nearly 60 percent of manufacturers identify a lack of qualified workers as a barrier to business growth, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Report from Sikich LLP. Read: Workforce Challenges Are Top Concern For Manufacturers. Advanced Manufacturing Business Clusters/Corridors Education Featured Manufacturing Research & Development Surveys & Research Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Capital Investment Employment Expansion manufacturing trends Sikich Survey training workforce

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

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.

Is Jacobs Close to a Deal to Buy CH2M?

ENR Construction

The U.S. giants did not comment on acquisition talks in reports by the Times of London and Bloomberg

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