September, 2019

What’s Your Company’s Crisis Plan?

Surveyor

When disaster strikes, having the right technology and a solid plan in place can ensure limited business disruption

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Tech 101: Reality Capture

Construction Dive

Used for years by firms like Clark, Skanska and PCL, reality capture is the undisputed tool for conceptualizing built environments in useful data models, experts explain in this primer on the technology

Learn About Construction – 10 Best Ways

cnstrctr

When I started my career in construction one of the biggest challenges I faced was how to learn about construction and the industry. Initially I looked into taking university or college courses, than resorted to reading books and finally to online blogs and articles.

Excavation Hazards- Affects and Prevention Measures

The Constructor

Different types of hazards are associated with excavation of soil. for instance, failure of soils at sides of trenches and pits, movement of. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Construction Safety Excavation

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

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

How To Make More Money In Construction With SWOT Analysis

Contractor Bookkeeping

Developing a comprehensive strategy for your construction business can be about as much fun as wrestling a pig in the mud because: It is slippery and hard to get control over it. It will wear you out and frustrate you to no end. You will swear it is a complete waste of time.

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Marketing Agency Selection Guide

Construction Marketing

A complete how-to guide for construction marketers in need of identifying and selecting a new marketing, advertising, creative, promotion, public relations, or digital agency. No question, choosing an agency partner is a critical decision.

5 Intriguing Stats on Construction Data and the Jobsite

Surveyor

A brief look at five intriguing stats about construction data collection from the field

Construction-related podcasts inspire and educate

Construction Dive

The AEC industry has a surprising offering of easy-to-stream and digestible podcasts with knowledgeable hosts and enlightening guests

Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Moret

Business Facilities

Artificial intelligence won’t be making site selection decisions any time soon, according to Virginia Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Stephen Moret. Read: Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Moret at BusinessFacilities.com.

EPA Rolls Back Proposed “Waters of the United States” Definition

Green Building Law Update

Last Thursday the EPA and Department of the Army announced that the agencies are repealing a 2015 rule that had proposed to expand the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

Safe Bearing Capacity values of Different Soils

The Constructor

The capacity of the soil to allow the loads coming from the foundation is called bearing capacity of the soil. It is essential to know the bearing. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Soil Engineering bearing capacity Safe Bearing Capacity of Soil

Software Technology for Construction Firms

Construction Marketing

Software technology is evolving rapidly and construction firms are embracing Cloud Adoption, Accounting/Finance, CRM and mobile technologies.

Selling an Experience

Surveyor

How your construction organization treats its clients and the construction experience it provides can make or break long-term success

$15B California school construction bond to go before voters

Construction Dive

The move would offer a lot of benefits for contractors that specialize in school construction, but it has also raised questions about the role that project labor agreements play in the measure

Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One

Business Facilities

New Mexico, already a thriving location for TV and motion picture production, aims to become the go-to place for video game development. Read: Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One at BusinessFacilities.com.

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” And I have offered the same response for more than a decade – attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (. yes, you will have to talk with people while you are there).

Ribbon Cut on Engineering Innovation Hub at SUNY New Paltz

PC Construction

Tuesday marked the official opening of the Engineering Innovation Hub at SUNY New Paltz. The 19,500-square-foot academic facility will advance the offerings of the College’s engineering program and promote collaboration between the College and local. All Education & Campus Projects

Construction Lead Generation – The Definitive Guide

Construction Marketing

The new and improved Construction Lead Generation Guide will share the results of our most recent Lead Generation Survey. Importantly, the guide details the current state of the top two services: Dodge Data & Analytics , and ConstructConnect. Next, the guide identifies several other construction lead sources that tend to specialize in regions, type of construction project or service offerings.

How Construction Forecasting Software Can Benefit Your Company and Power Your Growth

Surveyor

Why contractors are increasingly turning to leading-edge construction management software to harness data and intelligence for future growth

US Senate subcommittee advances $87B transportation bill

Construction Dive

But, according to Transportation for America, federal appropriations and disbursements are two different things, and in the lastt few years, only a small portion of appropriations have been handed out to projects

Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

Business Facilities

The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car. Read: Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs at BusinessFacilities.com.

Radon Caused More Than 21,000 Deaths Last Year

Green Building Law Update

Radon causes more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year. Despite that it is totally preventable, radon is the number one lung cancer killer in nonsmokers. Radon is widely described as the primary source of indoor and household air pollution in the U.S.

Groundbreaking Celebrated for New Primary Care Center in Ticonderoga, New York

PC Construction

Blue skies and sunshine created a great backdrop to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new primary care center on the UVM Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s Ticonderoga Campus. Upon completion, the addition will be. All Health Care & Life Sciences Projects

Guidelines for the Construction of Concrete Foundations

The Constructor

Guidelines for the construction of concrete foundations can be obtained from Building Codes such as American Concrete Institute and Indian Standards, How To Guide Work Procedures Foundation foundation construction

LEANbuild(TM) Integrated Project Delivery Solution

Job Order Contracting

A Common Work Environment for Real Property Owners, AEs, Builders, and Building Users. Best value facility and asset management can be achieved through the application of LEAN planning, procurement, and project delivery methods.

Returning lawmakers could move on several infrastructure bills, including $287B highway act

Construction Dive

As Congress begins its fall session today, it faces many issues of importance to the industry, such as road construction and replacing military project funds deferred for the wall

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Digital Mobility: Yellow Light For Driverless Cars

Business Facilities

Connectivity is transforming the automotive industry, but the rush to fully autonomous vehicles has hit a speed bump: robot cars can’t figure out human behavior. Read: Digital Mobility: Yellow Light For Driverless Cars at BusinessFacilities.com.

Meet the 40 Under 40 class of 2019

BD+C

They're the top young leaders of the commercial design and construction industry—40 outstanding individuals who have excelled not only in their chosen fields of work but also in service to their clients, their firms, their professions, and their communities.

How to Secure Coveted Government Contracts

Construction Business Owner

Every year, the federal government and state governments award billions in construction contracts. According to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), in 2018, the 20 federal agencies that spent the most on construction awarded $27 billion in contracts. How can you get a slice of that pie?

Effect of Fire and High Temperature on FRPs

The Constructor

Fire and high temperature influence properties (strength, stiffness, young’s modulus) of FRPs extensively. It is necessary to understand the. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Fibre reinforced

No-downtime power redundancy for a major telecom company

CK Power

The titans of the telecom industry operate some of the largest fleets of power generation equipment in North America.

Cold storage: a hot construction niche

Construction Dive

Demand on several fronts is driving both new construction and renovation of cold storage facilities, which take longer to build than standard warehouses

Eagle Aviation Technologies Expanding In Virginia

Business Facilities

The composites design and fabrication company will create 75 new jobs at its manufacturing facility in the city of Newport News, VA. Read: Eagle Aviation Technologies Expanding In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.