December, 2018

Tenant’s New Defense to Hazardous Substance Liability

Green Building Law Update

Buried in the omnibus spending bill signed earlier this year were amendments to the Superfund law that for the first time make clear that tenants can qualify as bona fide prospective purchasers, protected from cleanup costs from the presence of hazardous substances on a property.

The 7 most striking construction technology innovations of 2018

Construction Dive

As the year wraps up, we're looking back at the technological strides that have been made, spanning artificial intelligence, drones, robotics and more

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Incentives for Contractors to Train and Modernize


There are a number of tax incentives available to contractors for training and educating workforces. The post Incentives for Contractors to Train and Modernize appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor.

What is a Reinforcing Bar Used For?

Construction Marketing

Concrete is a popular building material that’s often preferred for its sturdiness. During construction, reinforcing bars, or reo bars, are added to offer tensile strength, allowing the concrete to bond more effectively.

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

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

Commercial Construction Industry Trends: Reflecting on the Highs and Lows of 2018

Commercial Construction

A strong pipeline of senior living construction was a “high” of 2018. After a busy and eventful year in commercial construction, we always find it valuable to reflect back on the last 12 months and review the positives and negatives that impacted our business – including those that are specific to our company as well as the commercial construction industry as a whole – as we prepare for the opportunities and challenges the New Year is likely to bring.

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State Not County has Authority to Regulate Solar Farms

Green Building Law Update

At a time when solar panels are de riguere a recent decision by a Maryland appellate court limiting the authority of local governments to regulate the location and specifics of construction of a solar farm has broad implications far beyond this case.

Court: General contractor can be cited for subcontractor violations

Construction Dive

A U.S. Court of Appeals judge ruled that GCs can be issued safety violation citations for hazards on a jobsite that don't affect their employees

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The Best Construction Gifts for the Kids on Your List


We love construction. Truly. I mean, we work at a software company so we don’t build anything. Not like that. We make the software that enables all you lovely people to build better and faster — and to budget. But it’s […].

2018 CMA STAR Awards – Winners Announced

Construction Marketing

Winners of the 2018 CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards are announced by program sponsor, the Construction Marketing Association (CMA). The STAR awards recognize excellence in 16 marketing categories and 80 sub-categories.

4 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions for 2019

Commercial Construction

It has been another successful year for Englewood Construction, and with the calendar flipping over to December we’re excited to see what 2019 will bring. Here are our predictions of the four commercial construction industry trends we expect will shape our work in different sectors – and the construction landscape overall – in the year ahead: Senior Housing Communities Woo Workers with Facility Updates.

Diffrences Between Mortar and Grout

The Constructor

Mortar Mortar is a mixture of cement, sand and water made as a thick paste that is used to bind two surfaces with each other. It is majorly used in. Brick Masonry Building Materials Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology

Blockchain has come to U.S. Real Estate

Green Building Law Update

Earlier this year a precedent setting property sale in Vermont was the first real estate transaction in the United States using blockchain, portending a new era in the sale of land and improvements.

Company of the Year: Hoar Construction

Construction Dive

As Hoar nears the $1 billion annual revenue benchmark, its leadership is faced with an excellent dilemma: How do we preserve the culture and core values that have brought us success on this scale

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Are There Tax Incentives Your Company Is Missing Out On?


Loads of New Tax Savings for Construction Companies! The post Are There Tax Incentives Your Company Is Missing Out On? appeared first on Viewpoint Surveyor. Best Practices Featured North America Trends Construction Accounting Construction tax incentives

4 Things You Need To Do To Prepare Your Home for An Electrician

Construction Marketing

Electricity is an important part of your daily life. Most of the devices you use in your homes such as TVs, light bulbs, smart home devices, and heating systems cannot function without electricity.

The Problem With OSHA Record Keeping

FDR Safety

OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed.

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Backfilling Procedure in Basement

The Constructor

Proper backfilling of the basement is an important and essential step in the basement construction and its structural stability. Choosing the right. Building Technology Guide Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering How To Guide Work Procedures

Business Development Strategies: The 8 You Need To Know

Help Everybody Everyday

There are a variety of different business development strategies one can use when developing business. But at the end of the day, every business development strategy falls into one of eight major categories. I’m going to cover all eight of them.

ABC: Construction momentum should remain strong in 2019

Construction Dive

Contractors can expect continued industry upticks through next year, but factors like rising material prices and the labor shortage could present some obstacles beyond that

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The Top 10 Surveyor Posts of 2018


As 2018 comes to a close, two things are clear: it was a transformative year in the construction software space, and there’s more activity than ever about our industry to keep up with. That’s partially why we started this blog […].

5 Tips To Help You Get A New Roof

Construction Marketing

The crown of your home is your roof. We all know how a faulty leaking damaged roof can be frustrating to live under especially during the rainy seasons. Your home’s protection and comfort start with the roof and you can’t put these two important elements on the line.

The benefits and drawbacks of mixed-use development

The Korte Company

Across the U.S. and around the world, the popularity of mixed-use development is surging.

Brick Basement Wall- Construction Procedure, Practical Consideration

The Constructor

Brick masonry walls are not commonly used as a basement wall but it can be constructed to serve this purpose. Brick basement wall must be built. Brick Masonry Brickwork Building Technology Guide How To Guide Masonry Construction Work Procedures

HIROTEC AMERICA Building New Plant In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The automotive supplier will invest about $40 million and create more than 100 jobs in Fayetteville, TN over the next three years. . Read: HIROTEC AMERICA Building New Plant In Tennessee at

The Dotted Line: Mitigating the risks of technology

Construction Dive

It's all about the allocation of risk, legal experts explain. Humans are responsible for computing errors just as they would be for a bulldozer mishap

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Episode 11: The Path to Successful Technology Transformations


A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Episode 11: The Path to Successful Technology Transformations Technology is booming in the construction industry, but not all contractors are prepared for the rapid-fire pace at which technology is being […].

Commercial Construction Looks to Advanced Technologies

Contractor Magazine

74 percent of contractors anticipate using technologies like drones, equipment tagging, wearables, and virtual reality in the next three years

Additive manufacturing heads to the jobsite


In September 2017, a partnership that included Autodesk and the Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing LAB in the Port of Rotterdam unveiled the first ship propeller to be made using 3D printing techniques

Refractory Mortar-Types and Construction Practice

The Constructor

Refractory mortar is specially engineering mixture of sand, calcium aluminate cement, and fireclay. It is used to lay firebrick in places that. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Masonry Construction

Everything In Texas Is Big—And Getting Bigger

Business Facilities

The Lone Star State has been the busiest exporter among U.S. states for 16 consecutive years, shipping out $264 billion in goods in 2017. Read: Everything In Texas Is Big—And Getting Bigger at Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Featured Foreign Direct Investment Magazine Highlights Quality Of Life State Focus Taxes & Incentives Texas BF-Sept/Oct-2018 Irving Marble Falls Odessa

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How industry drone leaders scaled their programs

Construction Dive

Drone experts at Skanska USA and PCL Construction outline the steps their firms took from early adoption to enterprise expansion

The Top 10 Surveyor Posts of 2018


As 2018 comes to a close, two things are clear: it was a transformative year in the construction software space

The Effect of Digitalization on Construction

Construction Business Owner

Technologically speaking, the greatest obstacle to success in construction today is the proliferation of the data silo.