February, 2020

Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

Construction Dive

Proponents of generative design believe that it can streamline the design process and allow contractors to exert influence that is beneficial to a project’s ultimate design

Shopping Mall Development Trends: Are Ghost Kitchens the Answer for Vacant Mall Space?

Commercial Construction

CRE developers and owners are continuing to think creatively about filling vacant shopping mall space, and recently the idea of bringing in “ghost kitchens” to fill obsolete retail square footage has started to gain traction.

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5 Tips to Achieving the Best Construction Project Management

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Effectively managing today’s construction projects can be a complex, exhaustive process. But it doesn’t have to be. Construction Best Practices

Contractor Networking - How To Connect With Local Business Owners

Contractor Bookkeeping

Making a few good local business connections can go a long way in helping your construction business grow. Networking can spark mutually beneficial partnerships, lead to new opportunities, and attract more clients through word of mouth.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Will Apply Only to Intentional Takes

Green Building Law Update

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a rule clarifying that the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act only extends to conduct intentionally injuring birds. Conduct that results in the unintentional (incidental) injury or death of migratory birds is not prohibited under the act.

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Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete | Type of Non-Destructive Testing Concrete


What Is Non-Destructive Testing of Concrete? This test provides immediate results, strength, and real properties of the concrete structure. Non-destructive testing of concrete is a method to obtain the compressive strength and other properties of concrete from existing structures.

Why Your Construction Business Needs You To Say No

Contractor Bookkeeping

Being open to new possibilities is a positive trait shared by most construction company owners —but saying yes to all the people you meet and opportunities that come your way can get you into trouble.

Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals

Job Order Contracting

The following is an outline of basic Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals when reviewing a construction cost estimate and conducting a construction cost audit. Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals.

Difference Between Pelton, Francis and Kaplan Turbines

The Constructor

The Pelton, Francis and Kaplan turbines are water turbines that are rotary machines which convert kinetic energy and the potential energy of the. Turbines & Pumps Difference Between Pelton


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

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

Low Carbon Concrete for the First Time Required by Law

Green Building Law Update

The negative environmental impact of concrete, the most common man made substance on Earth, has not been meaningfully responded to in 2020. Cement use in concrete is the largest single material source of greenhouse gas emissions in building.

What is the Get It Right Initiative (GIRI) and Why Does it Matter to Your Business?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The Get It Right Initiative, or GIRI aims to bring contractors together to identify new ways to boost productivity and project quality. Construction Best Practices

Coronavirus impacts could have ripple effect on U.S. construction industry

Construction Dive

When it comes to unexpected developments on factors like materials prices, American builders are not immune to the effects of the global epidemic

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OSHA New Enforcement Action For The Metals Industry

FDR Safety

OSHA National Emphasis Program Amputations Prevention Effective 12/10/2019. OSHA Intent: .

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Top Utilities: Power To The People

Business Facilities

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar, with renewables making up 76 percent of the 42 gigawatts that will be added. Read: Top Utilities: Power To The People at BusinessFacilities.com.

Bookkeeper, Accountant, And CPA For Contractors - Understanding Roles

Contractor Bookkeeping

The tax season is here. This is when most construction company owners think about getting their construction bookkeeping system in order, so they can file their annual tax return for the previous year.

179D Tax Deduction Allocated from Government Buildings

Green Building Law Update

On December 20, 2019, the President signed legislation reviving the Section 179D energy efficient commercial building tax deduction and while much has been written about the much needed boost to green building, little has been said about the enormous benefits available from government owned buildings.

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Real-World Examples of the Power of Real-Time, Integrated Construction Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Why Viewpoint clients Precision Concrete Construction and Satterfield & Pontikes Construction chose an integrated cloud construction solution. Client Spotlight

California bullet train construction update shows costs could reach $100B

Construction Dive

To date, around 3,500 construction workers are working on 36 active construction sites covering 350 miles, but that's a fraction of the work it will take to finish the full North-South line by 2033

“Safety Professionals Staffing Safety Professionals” – Behind The Curtain at FDRsafety

FDR Safety

Staffing construction projects is a hectic job regardless of the scenario. Staffing safety professionals can be even more difficult. We have a unique process to ease the pain of staffing safety positions for our clients.

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2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities

We received nominations for projects in nearly two dozen states for our 2019 Deal of The Year awards. Our all-star panel of judges has spoken, so it’s time to reveal their picks for our top three prizes (and nine honorable mentions).

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Magnesium Phosphate Cement: Characteristics, and Advantages

The Constructor

Magnesium phosphate cement (MPC) is harden rapidly and gain highs strength in a short time, ranging about several hours to the level of normal. Concrete Technology Concrete Types in Construction Concrete Types Magnesium Phosphate Concrete special concrete

Ransomware Attack on Construction Company Raises Questions about Federal Contracts


cnstrctr Insight The article originally posted by the CBC sheds some light on a new issue that construction companies are having to deal with in the modern day economy. Hacking and or cyber attacks are becoming a more regular occurrence and are no longer targeting governments.

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6 Construction Tech Trends in 2020

Construction Equipment

Increased integration of technologies Innovation is increasing as shown by advancements brought about by technology, according to an article in Reading Eagle. For example, drones and 3D printing are now more prevalent than before, and may be further embraced by the construction industry in 2020

Built Robotics releases 1st fully autonomous construction machinery in US

Construction Dive

New software allows GPS and LIDAR to work within previously specified locations for excavation work

Your Guide to Preventing Jobsite Falls

Construction Business Owner

Your Guide to Preventing Jobsite Falls. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 02/06/2020 - 11:26.

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Bronze Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities

BRONZE AWARD Project Title: Uber Technologies General and Administrative Hub Entered By: City of Dallas Office of Economic Development Uber’s selection of the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas for its new U.S.

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Tempered Glass for Buildings – Features, Uses

The Constructor

Tempered glass is a type of glass that is processed by treating the float glass, by applying controlled thermal and chemical treatments, so as to. Building Technology Guide


Difference Between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil

Civil Lead

Difference Between Compaction and Consolidation of Soil Companion and Consolidation are the methods of compressibility of soil. Both are soil improvement techniques. Today in this article, we are going to discuss the difference between compaction and consolidation.

Hyundai to Develop Hydrogen-Powered Eqpt.

Construction Equipment

Hyundai CE has partnered with Hyundai Motor Group to produce excavators and forklifts powered by hydrogen fuel cells, according to Aju Business Daily. Hyundai Motor and its parts-making wing, Hyundai Mobis, signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday with Hyundai CE. The three companies agreed


Making the grade: Why school construction costs are climbing and projects are stalling

Construction Dive

Contractors that specialize in education, such as Suffolk, Hoar and McCarthy say that labor and material costs, higher health standards and tech-heavy designs are causing some clients to go back to the drawing board

3 urban planning trends that are changing how our cities will look in the future


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American Airlines Investing $550M At Tulsa Maintenance Base

Business Facilities

The project, which involves upgrades to nearly every building, will begin in early 2021 and is the largest investment ever made at a maintenance location in the airline’s history. Read: American Airlines Investing $550M At Tulsa Maintenance Base at BusinessFacilities.com.

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