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


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.

U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Business Facilities Blog

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 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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2019 Construction Marketing Outlook Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces a national webcast focused on marketing plans and priorities for 2019 in the architectural, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry. The free webcast for members and non-member is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1 pm CST.

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.

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

The beauty and benefits of tinted glass


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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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

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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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

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.

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.

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

Construction employment rises from October 2017 to October 2018 in 44 states and D.C.


Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between October 2017 and October 2018, while 36 states and D.C.

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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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

Cascades To Invest $58M In North Carolina

Business Facilities Blog

The green packaging and tissue manufacturer will create 66 new jobs to operate new, modernized equipment at its Wagram, NC plant. Read: Cascades To Invest $58M In North Carolina at Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing North Carolina Workforce Development Canada corporate expansion Employment green packaging north carolina Scotland County Site Selection tissue products Wagram

Groundbreaking Model Code for Green Construction Released

Contractor Magazine

The IgCC is part of the Code Council’s family of comprehensive, coordinated and modern model codes

Federal judge allows preconstruction on stalled XL Pipeline

Construction Dive

Lawyers for TransCanada Corp. said that certain planning activities for the pipeline would not violate the essence of the current injunction, which they say threatens 700 jobs and almost $950 million of earnings

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


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.

Bidding, winning and delivering a Design-Build energy solution for a VA medical center

CK Power

When the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center underwent a $366 million upgrade in 2013, the construction of a central power plant —providing backup power redundancy to patient care buildings— was a key hurdle they needed to overcome.

Sequence of Work in Building Construction

The Constructor

The sequence of work to be followed in the construction of a building is the at most important procedures of construction. The major sequences of. Brick Masonry Building Building Bye Laws Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Flooring Formwork/Shuttering Paints & Decorative

Fuel Total Systems Investing More Than $60M In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

The automotive components manufacturer will create 150 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, TN. Read: Fuel Total Systems Investing More Than $60M In Tennessee at

PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective

FDR Safety

This article presents a narrow slice of history as known by Mike Taubitz, beginning with employment at General Motors (GM). It chronicles the foundations and evolution that brought those engaged in the practice of engineering and safety to the current state of PTD in one company.

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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

All LEED-certified buildings eligible for LEED recertification


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will begin offering LEED recertification for all LEED-certified projects. Projects must submit 12 months of data demonstrating continued or improved performance to be eligible for recertification.

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