February, 2018

3 Construction Strategies for Senior Community Housing Renovation Projects

Commercial Construction

As noted in January’s Hard Hat Chat post about commercial real estate trends shaping Englewood’s work in the year ahead, we expect 2018 will maintain the same strong momentum we’ve recently experienced working with owners and operators to update existing senior communities.

Eco-Friendly Construction Practices That Could Save the World

Construction Marketing Blog

Looking at the great natural disasters of 2017, it’s clear we all need to do our part to preserve the planet. Construction businesses are in a great position to contribute to conservation efforts, so why not take on that responsibility?

State of the Construction Industry: February Roundup

John Chaney

Like most industries, the construction industry is constantly evolving to respond to our increasingly digital world. Recently we’ve seen more technology adoption, increases in OSHA fines , and a labor shortage.

Building The Foundation For A Great Safety Culture

FDR Safety

The idea of safety is misconstrued on a daily basis as a “Have To”, “How To” or “Learn To” idea. We’re are constantly reminded of the proper procedures to follow in order to do things the safe way whether at home or at work.

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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.

What is a Plinth Beam? Its purpose, Applications and Construction

The Constructor

Plinth beam is a reinforced concrete beam constructed between the wall and its foundation as shown in Figure-1. Plinth Beam Following topics. Structural Design Structural Detailing Structural Engineering Beam Beam Design Structural

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Maryland Expanding Green Building Thru Government Leases

Green Building Law Update

The Maryland Green Building Council recommended a broad and deep expansion of green building leasing by state government and the Maryland Department of General Services has agreed to enlarge what is a “high performance building” for the purposes of state government leasing. The regulatory change is being widely heralded as a dramatic step forward in expanding green building in the State and across the country, not only because of its efficacy (i.e.,

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5 Ways To Give High Fives To Remote Employees

Construction Marketing Blog

Written by Carla Corban Kath, Director of Customer Success Strategy at Staffbase. Recognition drives results. And it doesn’t cost much either.

Tackling Construction’s Productivity Problem

John Chaney

Productivity has been a popular topic of discussion in construction , especially over the past year. In 2017, McKinsey Global Institute released a report whose findings were enough to make any decision-maker in the construction industry pay attention.

10 Benefits Of Including Mock OSHA Audits In Your Safety Program

FDR Safety

OSHA Audits can be nerve wracking, tedious, and costly for any business. Rather than being caught off guard by the findings of OSHA during one of their audits, we highly recommend that you implement Mock OSHA Audits into your regular safety program.

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Types of Failures Experienced by Different Construction Materials Used in Structures

The Constructor

Types of failures experienced in different structure is greatly influenced by the type of construction material used. The resisting capability of. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Buildings Construction

How technology is streamlining the preconstruction process

Construction Dive

Digital tools are creating transparency and allowing for data exchanges that reduce time and eliminate confusion and errors — and the costs associated with them


Senior Living Center: Breaking Ground in Dimmitt, Texas

The Korte Company

The Korte Company, along with the Castro County Hospital District, broke ground in Dimmitt, Texas to celebrate the construction of a new senior living facility.

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3 Reasons why Asbestos Surveys Are Important

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction materials containing asbestos were in used in Britain until 1999 when asbestos was prohibited. As a result, many buildings today still contain asbestos material which does not present a danger unless the material that contains it gets damaged. Poor maintenance could also potentially cause asbestos fibers to contaminate the air, which, in turn, may present a serious health hazard.

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Why It’s Time for Contractors to Adopt Collaborative BIM

John Chaney

Building Information Modeling (BIM) isn’t a new concept in construction. Many contractors have been using this 3D design method for years now to improve collaboration, often with impressive results for efficiency and ROI.

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Shortcuts On The Job: Are They Worth It?

FDR Safety

Over 5,190 fatal accidents occurred in the United States as recently as 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some accidents are simply that, accidents, while others are avoidable.

Measurement of Plinth Area and Carpet Area of a Building

The Constructor

Plinth area and carpet area of a building is measured for estimation and calculation of building cost. It is also a measure of usable space of. Building Technology Guide Buildings

The benefits of employing drones in construction

Construction Dive

Mike Danielak of Skyward says use cases are emerging that offer business value and competitive advantage for construction companies with drone programs

10 innovative construction materials that could revolutionize the industry


The much awaited and anticipated revolution in construction is gaining momentum. We now have drones, virtual reality, augmented reality, BIM, project management and more. But it doesn’t stop here! Researchers and various institutes are taking technology to the next level.

Project Update: Blue Plains AWWTP TDPS/ECF Passes Operational Demonstration

PC Construction Blog

Starting-up equipment and moving millions of gallons of water at 3 a.m. has become the norm on the Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station and Enhanced Clarification Facility (TDPS/ECF) project as the team has worked toward, and. All Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment

Recap: The Value of Business Intelligence Webinar

John Chaney

Business intelligence (BI) is a hot topic in many industries as businesses look for ways to capitalize on larger data sets to make informed decisions. As a result, the market for business intelligence tools is growing. The construction industry is no exception.

DBIA turns 25

The Korte Company

The Design-Build Institute of America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018. The organization, which defines, teaches and promotes best practices in Design-Build construction, is near and dear to The Korte Company’s heart—after all, we helped form it 25 years ago

Precautions for Bored Piles Construction and Inspection

The Constructor

There are several precautions that need to be considered while inspection and construction of bored pile foundation is preceded. These precautions. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Pile Foundation Foundation

US construction spending hit record high for second-straight month

Construction Dive

December's record beat analyst expectations by 0.3% and marks the fifth-consecutive month of spending gains

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German construction 2018: What’s next for the industry?


Germany is the financial powerhouse of Europe and construction is probably its most significant driver of growth. During 2017, the German building sector experienced a calendar-adjusted expansion of 2.5%. This is the highest rate since 2011 and it is expected to increase even more in 2018.

Advance Steel Tips, Tricks, and Workflows You’ll Want to Try at the Office

BIM & Beam

When you think Autodesk University , you probably think about learning the latest trends and technologies but also tips & tricks on your favorite products. And that’s just what you’ll find!

Viewpoint Digitizes the Construction Industry

John Chaney

At Viewpoint we strive to help customers streamline operations, decrease risk, increase profits and transform their businesses. The digitization of the construction industry is inevitable, and Viewpoint is at the forefront of construction software innovation.

Hot Weather Concreting Practices for Contractors

GCP Applied Technologies

Hot Weather Concreting Practices for Contractors. Phillip.fry@gc…. Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:29. GCP Applied Technologies. February 19, 2018. Most concrete contractors are well aware of the difficulty of handling, placing, finishing and curing concrete during the hot summer months.

Common Causes of Failure of Bridge Structures

The Constructor

Different modes of failures of bridge structures under different stages of load either man-made or natural cause, is necessary to develop strong and. Bridges Structures Bridge Bridge Construction

Agreement to kick start feasibility study of Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop

Construction Dive

Hyperloops and other high-speed tube systems are gaining ground in the U.S., with several proposed routes and studies underway

10 quick tips about SMSTS


SMSTS stands for Site Management Safety Training Scheme and it is a significant certificate for anyone who wants to pursue a career as site supervisor/manager or project manager in construction. It can also be a great asset for construction clients and company owners.

Foldable Home Can Be Installed in a Day

Jetson Green

Living Room. Prefab homes are a great solution when looking to build fast, and now there is another awesome option to do so on the market. The Italian architect Renato Vidal has recently unveiled a prefab foldable home, which can be installed in less than a day. The so-called M.A.Di

Coming to Your Back Yard: Viewpoint’s Digital Contractor Roadshow

John Chaney

Here’s Your Chance to See the Latest Construction Technologies and Hear from Industry Experts—all in an Intimate Setting Near You! Construction technology is evolving. We know it, you know it.

How to deliver in the Northwestern U.S.

The Korte Company

While The Korte Company has delivered thousands of jobs in 43 U.S. states and counting, we’ve become attached to working in the Northwest—and it’s not because of the weather.

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