June, 2018

American Girl’s New York City Flagship Store: An Englewood Construction Retail Showcase

Commercial Construction

Earlier this year, one of our favorite clients, American Girl, announced plans to take its brand on the road via an American Girl musical debuting with a nationwide tour this fall.

Social Media Summit – Construction – Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces a webcast and survey regarding social media marketing usage and best practices in the construction industry.

The Hottest Environmental Trend is Sustainable Business Practices

Green Building Law Update

In a dramatic shift the fastest growing environmental issue in 2018 is sustainable business practices. At a time when many issues are politically charged, including environmental matters, a major shift in public opinion is happening. There are dramatic changes ongoing as a consequence of the last Presidential election that will result in less and different federal government regulation and enforcement of environmental matters (i.e.,

System Change - Necessary and Dangerous

Collaborative Construction

The broken culture that underpins the procurement of built assets encourages the use of waste based business models. That broken culture is fragmented, adversarial and mistrustful and we must replace it with a smart built culture that is integrated, collaborative and trustful.

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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.

To avoid tech disruption, adopt tech

Construction Dive

One way to weather the barrage of emerging digital technologies is simply to embrace it, say CEOs surveyed in a recent report

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How To Keep Our Kids Safe On The Road

FDR Safety

WTRF : The 100 deadliest days: one of the most dangerous times of the year for teenage drivers. Memorial Day to Labor Day marks the 100 deadliest days, a time where there are more traffic fatalities involving teenage drivers.

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Virtual Tours Used to Sell American West Homes

Construction Marketing Blog

When it comes to marketing new home communities, the tried and true model home is the traditional venue. However, the Las Vegas new housing market is aggressive right now, so new construction homes are being purchased practically before the lots are released.

Green Building that Cleans the Air

Green Building Law Update

Today’s green building standards, rating systems and codes are stale, largely based in decades old science and do not go far enough to be efficacious for most business to invest in. This is no longer a genuine debate over the negative environmental impact that buildings have on the planet.

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Woman Converts Van Into a Cozy Full Time Home

Jetson Green

Atli, a transit bus driver from Vancouver, Canada has converted a van into a comfortable full-time home. Her main reason for the decision to ditch a regular home for a van home were the rising rents. The home Atli lives in now is a converted 2016 Ford which she nicknamed T-Rex.

How BIM boosted efficiency, collaboration in San Francisco mega project

Construction Dive

Designers, engineers and contractors behind the two-million square-foot Oceanwide Center used 3D modeling software to execute complex design details within an efficient timeline

What is Raised Floor System? Its Advantages and Applications

The Constructor

What is raised floor system? Elevated floor system, which is also termed as access floor system, is a raised structural floor that is placed on a. Building Technology Guide Buildings

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Hiring Strategies During Labor Shortages

FDR Safety

USNEWS – The United States has a building problem.

3 Tips to Improving the Strength of Concrete With Mesh

Construction Marketing Blog

Reinforcing mesh in concrete is used to improve the tensile strength of the concrete by helping it hold together hence limiting cracking. However, not all concrete requires reinforcement.

Your ENERGY STAR Score is About to Fall Precipitously

Green Building Law Update

Building owners that utilize ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager will see a dramatic change in the 1 to 100 ENERGY STAR scores after August 26, 2018. Every score model we reviewed saw a drop in ENERGY STAR score except hotels. You have 75 days to act.

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

Business Facilities Blog

The first international air cargo hub to house customs operations for Mexico and the U.S. is expected to create 17,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix. Read: SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce at BusinessFacilities.com.

AI tool promises 15% reduction in construction time, costs

Construction Dive

Alice Technologies says its artificial intelligence, after learning a project's scope, selects the most efficient schedule from millions of options

Common Site Problems During Masonry Construction

The Constructor

Masonry structure is easy to design and construct, but various site issues may occur such as incorrect mix proportions, use of unauthorized. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide

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Developing A Safety Culture In Multi-Employer Worksites

FDR Safety

March 2018 – Foxconn Technology Group confirmed Tuesday that is has selected Rhode Island-based Gilbane Building Co.

Construction Editorial Awards Winners Announced

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Media Alliance – a network of construction industry journalists, public relations professionals, marketers, publishers and social media contributors – announced the winners of its second annual editorial and marketing awards via a Facebook Live webcast on June 5 th , 2018. The winners were chosen by a panel of industry peers based on criteria set forth by the group’s volunteer-led awards committee.

Existing Building Upgrade Award

SAB Magazine

The retention and rehabilitation of existing buildings, particularly in the centre of small cities such as this, addresses sustainability issues of embodied energy as well as social and cultural continuity.

New Mexico’s Energy Capital

Business Facilities Blog

Lea County, which produces more oil than 43 U.S. states, is a leading hub for all types of energy—including a $4-billion facility to process uranium from nuclear reactor fuel. Read: New Mexico’s Energy Capital at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Dotted Line: How to make sure a contract protects your money

Construction Dive

Contractors shouldn't hesitate to try to strike a better deal for things like change orders and retainage during contract negotiations

Civil Construction Project Technical Specification and its Contents

The Constructor

What is Technical Specification of a Civil Construction Project? Technical specifications are written requirements and instruction which is used with. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project Construction Construction Projects

Priority vs. Value: What Is Safety To You?

FDR Safety

There are plenty of cliché sayings in the world of safety. Few are as popular as the phrase “Your Safety is Our Top Priority”.

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Construction Contractor Embezzlement Detective - Kelly Paxton Part 1

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Article Is Part 1 Of 2 Podcast Interview With. Kelly Paxton, CFE, PI Speaker And Fraud Consultant. Kelly Paxton specializes in finding and helping Construction Contractors, other businesses, and government agencies root out Pink-Collar Crime in their companies.

Institutional [Large] Award

SAB Magazine

This project is notable for its planning, with a six-storey atrium that functions not only as a light and ventilation well, but also as a social incubator that reinforces the academic program.

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GEICO Creating 500 Jobs At New Kansas Service Center

Business Facilities Blog

The auto insurer evaluated multiple U.S. locations for the operation, choosing to invest nearly $10 million in Lenexa, KS. Read: GEICO Creating 500 Jobs At New Kansas Service Center at BusinessFacilities.com.

California bullet train has created 2K construction jobs

Construction Dive

As work on the $77 billion line proceeds, the authority expects to generate thousands more positions

What Factors Affects Air Content of Concrete?

The Constructor

Generally, concrete is required to be air entrained event if it is not exposed to freezing and thawing due to important benefits that concrete enjoys. Concrete Concrete Properties Concrete Technology

Understanding the different types of warehouses you can build

The Korte Company

Today’s consumer economy requires extreme flexibility on the part of firms trying to meet its demands. It’s driven rapid change and forced companies to rethink how they source, sort and deliver their products.

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Waterproof tanking techniques

GCP Applied Technologies

Waterproof tanking techniques. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 06/07/2018 - 15:10. GCP Applied Technologies. June 07, 2018.

Field Density Test of Soil by Sand Replacement Method.

CivilSeek

Determination of Field Density Test of Soil by Sand Replacement Method. The field density test of soil is conducted in the field to know whether the specified compaction is achieved or not. Normally Sand Replacement Method is adopted for this purpose.

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GE Appliances Investing $115M In Alabama Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The company will add 255 new jobs at its refrigerator plant in Decatur, AL. Read: GE Appliances Investing $115M In Alabama Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.