July, 2019

6 Construction Voices on Moving to the Cloud


More and more contractors are moving to the cloud; Hear their reasons why

How to Achieve an Injury-Free Jobsite

Construction Dive

The construction industry has begun to shift from reactive to proactive when it comes to safety performance. Still, with three construction-related fatalities happening every day, there still remains room for improvement

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Top 5 Ways Active Construction Sites Should Prepare for Hurricane Season

Construction Business Owner

To help contractors combat as much risk as possible, Skanska U.S.A. Director of Environmental, Safety & Health, FL, Daimon Perez, offers his top five actions active construction sites should take far before the threat of a hurricane is present. In no particular order, they are as follows

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Requirements of High Performance Concrete

The Constructor

High performance concrete (HPC) is produced in order to meet several requirements which are crucial for a successful construction of buildings in. Concrete Technology High Strength Concrete High Performance concrete

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

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

3 Critical Questions to Ask Before Starting an Adaptive Reuse Commercial Construction Project

Commercial Construction

This column from Chuck Taylor, Englewood Construction’s director of operations, was originally published by GlobeSt.com. An adaptive reuse construction project, such as the conversion of this former grocery store into Englewood’s headquarters in Lemont, Ill.,

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The Impact of Technology on Construction Data


Viewpoint and Dodge Data & Analytics teamed for an in-depth industry report on the power of data in construction

Cannabis Manufacturer Charged with RCRA but No CDS Violations

Green Building Law Update

In a criminal case that says significantly more about the prosecution than the indictment on its face, the Federal government is prosecuting a leading cannabis industry manufacturer and distributor for criminal transportation of hazardous waste.

New AI-enabled technology quickly identifies bridge defects

Construction Dive

The system uses drones to cut the labor costs of bridge inspections by up to 70%, the developers say

Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Business Facilities

By Business Facilities Staff. From the July/August 2019 Issue. T he rankings ecosystem is getting crowded and, like everything else in 21st Century America, it appears to be dancing to the tune of reality TV. The competition is the show: there must be winners and losers.

12 Factors Influencing Bearing Capacity of Soils

The Constructor

The bearing capacity of soil is influenced by many factors for instance soil strength, foundation width and depth, soil weight and surcharge, and. Geotechnical Engineering bearing capacity

4 Tips for Hiring a Reputable Plumbing Contractor

Construction Marketing

Plumbing contractors are the professionals that are trained to assemble, install and repair water pipes. They are also called upon when the toilet or the entire sewerage system is not functioning as usual.

5 Key Construction HR Management Issues — And How Technology Can Help


Managing human resources in construction can bring a series of complex challenges. But modern technologies are simplifying the processes

State Law Trumps on Location of Solar Panels

Green Building Law Update

“Here comes the sun, and I say, It’s all right” is how a new decision on solar energy generating stations by Maryland’s highest court begins, quoting The Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun.”.

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CBP: No new border wall has been built with Trump in office

Construction Dive

The Washington Examiner reports that the only completed projects in the 30 months since Trump took office have been replacements for existing barriers

Business Facilities’ 2019 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities

By Business Facilities Staff. From the July/August 2019 Issue. 15th Annual Rankings: 2019 Metro Rankings Report. ATLANTA NO. 1 IN GROWTH POTENTIAL. W e’ve subdivided our metro Economic Growth Potential ranking into small, medium and large categories this year.

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Confirmed: Blue-Collar Workers Are NOT Stronger Than The Sun

FDR Safety

We’ve hit the unofficial middle of summer with this past weekend’s Fourth of July celebrations and things are just heating up across the US. The kids are busy with camps and summer fun and family trips are on the horizon.

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Difference Between Reinforced Concrete (RC) and Steel Structures

The Constructor

Reinforced concrete structures and steel structures follow a similar load transfer method but they differ in several factors like material, Building Technology Guide Difference Between Reinforced Concrete (RC) and Steel Structures reinforced concrete Steel Structures

State of the Construction Industry: July 2019 Roundup


The skilled labor shortage, new technologies and the possibility of construction jobsites on Mars are the stories that got our attention in July

USGBC Wants You to Comment on the Next Version of LEED

Green Building Law Update

The U. Green Building Council is looking for the future of LEED and has officially opened a call for feedback and ideas for the next version of LEED. This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to influence the next version of the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

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New cool roof technologies adapt to the weather

Construction Dive

These prototypes solve a common drawback of traditional cool roofs by including attributes that adjust with the seasons


TN Named Best Business Climate, NC No. 1 In Growth Potential

Business Facilities

Tennessee has been named the state with the Best Business Climate and North Carolina is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings Report , released this week.

Dutchland Tank Installation Showcased at Lynchburg WWTP

PC Construction

Last Wednesday, our construction team onsite at the Lynchburg Wastewater Treatment Plant hosted a Hard Hat Luncheon to celebrate and showcase the installation of the four-million-gallon precast post-tensioned combined sewer overflow tank for the City. All Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment

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8 Points to Remember when Concreting in Rainy Season

The Constructor

Be it the season with extreme heat, extreme cold or inclement rains, Civil Engineers should be accustomed to fight all kinds of seasonal. Building Tips Repair/Protection Guide Tips concreting in rainy season pouring concrete in rains precautions in concrete placement

Your Ultimate Guide to Portland, Oregon for Collaborate 2019


Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 is coming up! As you plan for your upcoming trip to Portland, take a look at our ultimate guide to Portland

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A legacy of giving back – Q&A with Jay and Greg Korte

The Korte Company

Our company’s history began with a $5 bill a dad gave to his son before putting him on a bus to the Army. Ralph Korte didn’t make that $5 stretch over the last 65 years. But it was his father’s generosity that inspired his own desire to give back.

Report: 60% of US construction activity concentrated in 10 states

Construction Dive

Of the more than 11,200 U.S. projects GlobalData tracks, California by far leads with $524.6 billion in the works, followed by Texas, New York and Florida

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With James Chavez, South Carolina Power Team

Business Facilities

James Chavez, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Power Team, discusses recent economic development successes, the Site Readiness Fund, workforce development and foreign investment. Read: Snapshots: 60 Seconds With James Chavez, South Carolina Power Team at BusinessFacilities.com.

What is Scaffolding? Its Types, Parts Used in Construction.


What is Scaffolding? While the term formwork is generally used for all temporary works for holding concrete, etc. The term scaffolding is generally used for the temporary structure used to. Read more What is Scaffolding? Its Types, Parts Used in Construction. The post What is Scaffolding?

Penetration Resistance Test on Hardened Concrete- Purpose and Applicability

The Constructor

Penetration resistance tests on concrete offers a means of determining relative strengths of concrete in the same structure or different. Concrete Technology How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests GE Lab Tests

Challenging Construction Cultures to Think Differently


How contractors can achieve behavioral change and succeed with any improvement initiative or implementation project

Types of Soil, Properties & Uses in Construction

Construction Test

Types of soil , properties & uses in construction , here we described types of soil based on quality, size and moisture their properties and uses for construction and plantation. What is Soil.

The top 10 commercial construction companies

Construction Dive

Here's the lowdown on the biggest players in the industry and the large-scale projects they are constructing

Israel A Rising Star In Artificial Intelligence

Business Facilities

Israel has emerged as a leading player in Artificial Intelligence and Tel Aviv has been named as an Emerging AI Hub in Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings Report. Israel finished sixth in BF’s global ranking for Artificial Intelligence, with the U.S.,