March, 2020

What We Know About Maintaining Compliance with the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint's goal is to help contractors understand the implications of FFCRA and what steps they should take to ensure compliance. Viewpoint News

Supplemental Structural Members: Constructions, and Applications

The Constructor

Supplemental structural members are new columns, beams, braces, and walls which are constructed to support damaged structures. The provision of. How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Repair/Maintenance


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In most US cities, construction work continues as shutdowns loom

Construction Dive

While Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, have stopped all construction, other areas are banning some types of projects or shutting down all but "essential" services. Where does that leave contractors

Understand How EPA Does Not Expect to Seek Penalties during COVID-19 Pandemic

Green Building Law Update

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last Thursday retroactively beginning March 13, 2020, a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

OSHA Alert: How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

FDR Safety

The following was prepared by the Sherman & Howard LLC law firm, Part I: Selecting a Company Representative. The most important step to take before an OSHA inspection even takes place is selecting a company representative.

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6 Tips for Building Better Subcontractor Relationships

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How today’s leading general contractors are able to improve working relationships with their subcontractors through technology and best practices. Construction Best Practices

The New Normal: Commercial Construction Continues in Unprecedented COVID-19 Times

Commercial Construction

Bill Di Santo, president, Englewood Construction”. This is undoubtedly an unprecedented time in our country as efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are impacting all of us on both personal and professional levels.

How A Business Dashboard Can Help You Drive Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

(Note: We are tracking the latest construction industry news and online resources for contractors in time of COVID-19). Business dashboards are a valuable business intelligence tool, offering an "at-a-glance" big picture view of a company's performance.

8 expert tips for recruiting, retaining women in construction

Construction Dive

Women make up 50% of U.S. labor but less than 10% of the construction workforce, so savvy leaders are using a range of tactics amid a relentless labor shortage

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

OSHA Issues Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19/Coronavirus

FDR Safety

On March 9, 2020 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance for workplaces preparing for the coronavirus. The document, developed in collaboration with the U.S.

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LEED can Help Mitigate Legal Risks in ESG Disclosures

Green Building Law Update

Public companies in the U.S. find themselves at a dynamic time of emergent environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) disclosures. Vocal socially conscious investors, activist stockholder environmental proxy proposals, and the like are driving companies to make ESG statements.

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Championing Technology: Gamuda Berhad’s Approach to Building Smarter

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A conversation with Ronan Collins and Tony Joseph of Gamuda Berhad, Malaysia’s largest civil engineering contractor on digitizing field processes. Client Spotlight

Lifting tray for heavy plant

Digger Blog

Lifting Gear UK has developed a lifting tray as a safer way of lifting construction plant and it is now in use at projects including Tideway, Hinkley Point and HS2. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Types of Foundations & Footings And Their Uses

Civil Lead

What is the Foundation? A structure is generally considered to have two main portions: Superstructure Substructure The substructure transmits loads of super-structure to the supporting soil and is generally, termed as the foundation.

5 steps to proactively prepare your construction project to get back online after the COVID-19 crisis

Construction Dive

When the world returns to normalcy, inevitably there will be questions about schedule delays and a scramble for labor, materials and equipment. Your company can stay ahead of the curve by taking action now, an expert explains

Coronavirus FAQs | FDRsafety

FDR Safety

During this trying time many employers will have to continue to operate to provide essential services to the public. We have put together a frequently asked questions fact sheet to help assist you through the days ahead.

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Azimuths and Bearings in Surveying-Difference & Determination

The Constructor

Azimuths and bearings are horizontal angles measured to represent or locate a line with respect to a meridian. Here, the important features of.


Technology Change Management: 5 Questions with Viewpoint Senior Consultant Patty Cheney

Viewpoint Construction Technology

As more and more contractors modernize, strategic tech transition plans, and consistent communications among keys to success. Construction Best Practices

Retiring the Construction Marketing Ideas blog: What lies ahead?

Construction Marketing Ideas

I’ve just returned from a seven week vacation in the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. At 66 years old, I’m also officially at “pension” age — and in fact am receiving Canada’s Old Age Security and Canada Pension Plan benefits.


Nominal Mix Concrete Vs Design Mix Concrete

Civil Lead

Nominal Mix Concrete Vs Design Mix Concrete Concrete is made up of mixing cement, sand, aggregate, admixtures and water. The strength, workability and durability of concrete depend on mixing proportions of its ingredients.

Border wall construction continues with additional contract for $1.2B project

Construction Dive

The White House isn't backing down on U.S.-Mexico Mexico barrier construction even as the coronavirus outbreak spreads through the U.S., with a $524 million contract modification for a Kiewit subsidiary awarded this week

Allowing Employees to Voluntarily Wear Dust or Surgical Masks and the Coronavirus

FDR Safety

With the growing concern about the COVID-19/Coronavirus employers may have employees who express a desire to wear a respirator or mask in the workplace. If the employer allows employees to wear a respirator or a surgical mask certain sections of the OSHA respiratory protection standard may apply.

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Construction Equipment – Buy, Rent or Lease?

The Constructor

When mobilizing your construction equipment for a project site, the enigma whether to buy, rent or lease must be tackled in a very sane and judicious. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Equipments Tips buy construction equipment lease rent

COVID-19 Contractor Resources

Viewpoint Construction Technology

We’ve gathered some reliable news sources, access information and tips and tricks to navigate this situation a bit better. We are here to help. Viewpoint News

The Current State of American Airports

Construction Business Owner

The Current State of American Airports. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 03/13/2020 - 16:47. American airports: A rundown of where we are currently, what projects are in process, what funding is available, and what you can expect to see in the future

How to stay connected with your teams as Coronavirus hits construction

Lets Build

The impact of Coronavirus on the construction industry. The rise of COVID-19 has shaken up our daily lives and has put construction under extreme pressure.

How contractors are responding to the COVID-19 crisis

Construction Dive

Despite paralyzing levels of uncertainty brought on by the rapidly changing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, contractors like Bechtel, DPR, Layton and Suffolk are trying to prepare for whatever might come next

U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic

Business Facilities

A new report from NordVPN Teams shows that people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and working longer: Data showed a two-hour increase to the average workday. Read: U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic at

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Applications of Rice Husk Ash in Building Constructions

The Constructor

Rice husk ash (RHA) plays two roles in concrete constructions. The first role is using rice husk as a substitute for Portland cement which leads to.

How COVID-19 is Changing How We Work

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at how a global pandemic is altering business and how working in the digital age could ease the pain. Viewpoint News

Coronavirus: Are You Liable if Your Employees Test Positive?

Construction Business Owner

Coronavirus: Are You Liable if Your Employees Test Positive? Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 03/10/2020 - 10:31. As the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly around the world, here's what to know to insure your business. Are you liable if your employees test positive for COVID-19

Concrete admixture

GCP Applied Technologies

Concrete admixture. michael.delros…. Mon, 03/02/2020 - 14:36. GCP Applied Technologies. March 02, 2020. Water reducers. Superplasticizers – High-range water reducers that comply with ASTM standards. They provide consistency across air entrainment and cement chemistries.