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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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 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 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

Hiring Strategies During Labor Shortages

FDR Safety

USNEWS – The United States has a building problem.

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?

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

Business Facilities

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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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Why You Need a Long-Term Construction Software Partner

John Chaney

In case you haven’t heard, construction software use is on the rise. By 2020, technology adoption in construction is expected to reach 70 percent, according to a 2017 report from McKinsey Global Institute. Meanwhile, JBKnowledge’s Construction Technology Report noted that workflows like accounting, estimating and project management depend more and more on integrated software. There has also been an increase in mobile device and cloud storage use at companies throughout the construction industry.

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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GEICO Creating 500 Jobs At New Kansas Service Center

Business Facilities

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