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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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Weekly Product Gallery: Viega, Salus, Duravit, Electric Eel, SJE Rhombus, Flomatic

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights a PEX system (fittings, manifolds and tubing); a smart TRV radiant control; an ADA-compliant designer toilet; a pipeline camera inspection system; a Wi-Fi indoor alarm system; and a wafer-style silent check valve

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

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

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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How can we increase construction efficiency with BIM and data-driven design ?

Lets Build

The construction industry is facing a lot of challenges, as building projects are growing in size and complexity. At the same time, emerging innovations and advancements in technology are disrupting the industry.

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Why Automation is a Do-or-Die Decision in Construction

Construction Business Owner

To an outsider, construction contracting probably seems like easy street right now. But there are two huge challenges facing the industry that are putting contractors in an unusual bind.

Veterans + Franchising = Business Success

Contractor Magazine

Military vets have unique qualities that make them ideal candidates for franchise operations


Winning with Safety


How Encore Electric developed a Culture of Safety Excellence and was named the safest construction company in America

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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

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.

Add briefcase to your phone's home screen

GCP Applied Technologies

Add briefcase to your phone's home screen. michael.delros…. Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:08. GCP Applied Technologies. July 17, 2019. Add briefcase to your iPhone/iPad/iOS device. Launch Safari browser on Apple’s iOS. Navigate to gcpat.com/briefcase. Tap the Share button on the browser’s toolbar.

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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

9 Reasons it Sucks to Work for You

Contractor Magazine

If it sucks to work for you, do not despair. You can fix it, but not all at once


Challenging Construction Cultures to Think Differently


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

Modular construction: threat or opportunity?

Construction Dive

“I would encourage the leaders of E&C firms to think about what could be their sweet spot 10 to 15 years out,” a McKinsey partner said. “It’s time to get moving &rdquo

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.

3 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Safer Software Use

Construction Business Owner

As is the case with adopting connected technology anywhere—the downside is the introduction of cybersecurity risks. The following are some best practices construction companies should employ to maintain their security posture.

How to connect site to office without any struggle

Lets Build

As we all know, arguably the key factor in getting any construction job done is good communication. Everyone working on a scheme has to know exactly how they fit in, precisely what their role is and what is expected of them – that includes the project manager.

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Heat Pump Innovations Revolve Around 'Dual-Source’

Contractor Magazine

Manufactures focus on mitigating operational challenges

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

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


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.,