November, 2018

2018 IgCC – A Fast Paced Deep Dive

Green Building Law Update

The 2018 International Green Construction Code was released on November 8, 2018 by the U.S. Green Building Council , International Code Council , ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society.

Data culture: The missing link to bring construction together

Geniebelt

We have many times referred to the importance of capturing and analysing data in construction. What about the introduction and development of a healthy data culture, though?

Construction workers have highest rate of suicide among American workers

Construction Dive

One of the issues the industry has to overcome to prevent suicide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, is the stigma associated with mental illness and the negative perception of those who seek treatment

3 Secrets to Serving Up Restaurant Construction Success from a Top Restaurant Contractor

Commercial Construction

Earlier this month, the Englewood Construction team was honored to be recognized as one of the Best Restaurant Contractors in Chicago by Chicago Architects.

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Continuous Job Cost and Billing Data for Project Managers

John Chaney

Viewpoint Team improves project manager data self-sufficiency by providing job cost and billing actuals data without jumping to another application. Although project managers have broad responsibilities, keeping track of job financials is key.

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U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Business Facilities

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard. Read: U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging at BusinessFacilities.com. Arizona Arkansas Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Featured Florida Indiana Industry Focus Kentucky Magazine Highlights Manufacturing BF-Sept/Oct-2018 corporate expansion Economic Development florida kentucky manufacturing growth Orlando Peoria Site Selection

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Causes of Failures of Earthfill Dams

The Constructor

Earthfill dams are less rigid and more susceptible to failure. Like most of engineering structures, earth dams may fail due to various reasons such. Dams Hydraulic Structures Water Resources Failures of Structures

Calm before the storm? What the construction industry can expect in 2019

Construction Dive

Recession may hold off another year, economists say, but contractors should still keep an eye on risks and strategize around labor to prepare for the worst

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Greenbuild Clearly Showed the State of LEED is Strong

Green Building Law Update

This post is a compilation of the highlights from the just completed Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that took place last week in Chicago. Possibly more accurately stated, this is a report on the state of the LEED green building rating system. The state of LEED is strong.

State of the Construction Industry: November Roundup

John Chaney

A review of some of the top construction headlines and a look forward to 2019. The post State of the Construction Industry: November Roundup appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor.

Construction Lead Services Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey on the use of construction lead services by construction firms of all types, manufacturers, and related.

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The beauty and benefits of tinted glass

BD+C

The design applications of glass are as limitless as the imagination. Glass coatings and colors can be applied primarily for aesthetic purposes, yet the performance benefits are an added - sometimes necessary - bonus. Tinted glass is one type that satisfies both of these considerations, enhancing the appearance of a building façade while improving its solar performance.

Procedure of Plastering Work

The Constructor

Plastering work is a thin layer of mortar, applied over the masonry and it acts as a damp-proof coat over the brick masonry work. Plastering work. Building Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips How To Guide IS Codes Work Procedures

Midterms 2018: Which voters said yes — or no — to funding infrastructure?

Construction Dive

While voters in some states pledged to pay more for new projects and maintenance through increased taxes, others rejected initiatives that could have generated billions for transportation projects

FMI advice for Contractors- Digital Dryshack #96

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

The 2018 Viewpoint Collaborate conference in Portland provided the opportunity to get out of the office routine and interface with clients, vendors, and peers ,which I always find worthwhile. The conference also presented the welcome opportunity to attend a session presented by FMI, the nation's premier construction consultancy.

Get the Full, Behind the Scenes Interview with 2018 Viewpoint Technology Award Winner Hatzel & Buehler

John Chaney

We had our best user conference yet last month! During the conference, we took some time to highlight three of our clients who are on the front lines of innovation. These clients are empowering their entire construction organization by actively using technology to help speed up processes.

Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification

GCP Applied Technologies

Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification. michael.delros…. Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:24. GCP Applied Technologies. November 02, 2018.

A Few Words On Silo Syndrome And Safety

FDR Safety

We are a nation of silos… A silo, as most of us know, is a tall, self-contained cylindrical structure that is used to store commodities such as grain after a harvest.

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16 Types of Heavy Equipment Used in Construction

The Constructor

Heavy construction equipment are used for various purposes in large projects. Selection of different types of heavy equipment depends on the size of. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Equipments construction equipment Excavation heavy equipment

2019 construction industry trade show and conference guide

Construction Dive

Here are the leading industry events professionals should consider attending to help elevate their businesses and careers

Buying a LEED Certified Building Is Easy But.

Green Building Law Update

Despite that a frog told us all in a song lyric, “it’s not easy bein’ green,” it is easy to buy a green building, but. And there are many good reasons for purchasing a green building that is LEED Certified. LEED gave us the technologies and methodologies revolutionizing the way we construct and occupy buildings.

Episode 10: Combatting Sexual Harassment

John Chaney

A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Episode 10: Combatting Sexual Harassment A little more than a year ago, after hearing an inappropriate comment made during an industry event, Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) leaders Kevin Booth […].

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Mill240 Apartments II Drone Paint Inspection

PC Construction Blog

The Mill240 Apartments II project in Lawrence, Massachusetts, involves a massive renovation of the former Newark Paper Mill, which has been unoccupied for several decades. PC Construction was selected to bring these buildings back to. All Commercial Projects Technology & Innovation

5 Apps That Help Small Construction Companies With Accounting Needs

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Andrea Bell. Source. Accounting is not a child’s play. It entails more than just summing up the total that a small business makes. Technology, however, is taking necessary initiatives to make accounting matters simpler and more manageable.

What is Construction Management?

The Constructor

Construction management is the overall planning, coordination, and control of a construction process from the start to the end. The objectives of. Building Technology Guide Construction Management

Modern Materials: Memory steel, polymer uses CO2 to self-repair, and more

Construction Dive

Other fresh innovations include concrete that is reinforced with natural fibers and 3D-printed cement that gets stronger as it cracks

Are Your Safety Policies Asking for Trouble?

FDR Safety

FDRsafety supports and promotes employers developing strong safety policies, training their employees and enforcing those policies. However, some policies are so strict that they create potential legal issues. Recent cases (both OSHA and personal injury) suggest that industry’s quest to mandate employee performance may ignore the real world where workers encounter variables, and strict interpretation of the policy would literally prevent the work from being done.

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Episode 9: Getting the Most out of Your Construction Software—Part 2

John Chaney

A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Episode 9 : Getting the Most out of Your Construction Software—Part 2.

Marketing In The Construction Industry – Everything You Need To Know

Help Everybody Everyday

To achieve success with marketing in the construction industry, you only need two things: The right message. An audience that can say yes. Yes, millions of dollars per year are spent by firms in the construction industry trying to get clients to recognize their brand and award them contracts.

As telehealth reshapes patient care, space and design needs become clearer

BD+C

Last Spring, construction began on a 16-story, 151-room tower at 139 East 56 th Street in New York, which when completed in early 2020 will be Midtown Manhattan’s first purpose-built assisted living and memory care community.

4 Types of Cracks in Concrete Columns and their Causes

The Constructor

Four types of cracks developed in reinforced concrete column are diagonal cracks, horizontal cracks, splitting cracks, corrosion cracks. The causes. Building Technology Guide Concrete Cracks Concrete Technology Tips Concrete cracks

3 robots mechanizing construction sites, plus 3 to watch

Construction Dive

When trying to keep up with robotic research and prototypes, it’s easy to short circuit, so here's a short list of some of the technologies already making a difference on jobsites, along with a few that promise to make their mark soon

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How Shifts in Shopping Have Changed Retail Construction

Construction Business Owner

When large, big-box chain stores were being built during the 1980s and 1990s, breaking into the business was a relatively straightforward enterprise for smaller construction firms hoping to expand.

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