June, 2018

Episode 1 – Women in Construction

John Chaney

Introducing our new Podcast series: A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Episode 1: Women in Construction.

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.

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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.

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.

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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Mel Robbins Tabbed as Keynote at Viewpoint Collaborate 2018

John Chaney

It may only be June, but we’re already looking forward to this year’s Viewpoint Collaborate User Conference , which will take place October 15–18 in Portland, Oregon.

Rebar in Revit: Power up your productivity with BIM Designers

BIM & Beam

Advance BIM Designers is a BIM solution for improving structural project management. It helps users to create, design, document, track and control structural members of a BIM project while also working in multiple BIM environments.

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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.

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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What is the Basis for Selection of Concrete Mix Proportions?

The Constructor

The decision on selecting concrete mixture proportion is the process of optimizing number of favored properties based on the requirements of the. Concrete Concrete Properties Concrete Mix Design Concrete Technology

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.

Accelerated Bridge Construction Explained

John Chaney

It’s no secret that America’s bridges need work. According to a 2016 report from the American Society of Civil Engineers , almost 40 percent of the nation’s bridges have been around for 50 years or longer, and 9.1 percent of bridges are structurally deficient.

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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.

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.

Hiring Strategies During Labor Shortages

FDR Safety

USNEWS – The United States has a building problem.

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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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.

Drive Better Decisions With Cloud, Mobile and Analytics

John Chaney

Today’s modern data technologies are transforming the way contractors do business. We’ve seen increased cloud adoption , a shift toward mobile technology and an ever-growing amount of data collection (and, in many cases, deeper data analysis). It’s clear there has been a significant technology shift in the construction industry, yet many contractors are still feeling their way through these changes. So what can you do to take advantage of these solutions to make smarter business decisions?

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.

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.

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.

Purposes and Levels of Protection of Blast Resistant Design of Buildings

The Constructor

Different purposes of blast resistant design of building are to limit structural collapse, maintain building envelope and minimizing flying debris. Building Technology Guide Structural Engineering Buildings Structural

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.

3 Keys for Contractors to Navigate New Revenue Recognition Standards

John Chaney

Revenue recognition standards were recently updated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board , and these updates will have an impact in the construction industry. To help contractors prepare, Viewpoint recently hosted a webinar on how contractors can get ready for the new standards.

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.

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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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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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

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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State of the Construction Industry: June Roundup

John Chaney

Warm weather has arrived in many parts of the country, and that means contractors are busy with projects. Even if you’re busy, it’s wise to stay in the loop about the latest construction industry news so you know what to expect as this busy season continues.

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.

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.

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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