March, 2021

Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021

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A survey of Site Selectors Guild members reveals the key trends impacting corporate location decisions in a wide range of industries in the U.S. and around the world. . Read: Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021 at

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Retrofitting – Its Purpose, Importance, Types, Advantages & Disadvantages

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Definition of Retrofitting The term retrofit refers to increase priorly missing properties of an already present structure. What is Retrofitting?


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5 Tips for Building Your Brand Through Charitable Giving

Construction Business Owner

5 Tips for Building Your Brand Through Charitable Giving. Alex Headley. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 07:30. Helping others is human nature. During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, one-third of United States households were still donating money to charity.

Designing multifamily housing today for the post-Covid world of tomorrow


The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a whole new set of problems, questions, and concerns for multifamily designers and owners looking to attract residents while reassuring them of the safety and comfort of their carefully curated residential environments.

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

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

Welding 101: 6 Different Types

Construction Marketing

Our ancestors have been sticking pieces of metal together for centuries, using older and much more rudimentary forms of welding. However, it wasn’t until the late nineteenth century, and then the early twentieth century when the coated electrode was invented, that welding really found its stride.

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Now We Know What is Killing the Birds

Green Building Law Update

A cause is now known for bird deaths that eluded scientists for more than 25 years.

OSHA’s Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

FDR Safety

On March 12 OSHA released an updated COVID-19 response plan. The following summarizes OSHA’s updated strategy: OSHA will continue to implement the U.S.

North Carolina: One-Stop Shop For Food Industry

Business Facilities

When it comes to the entire food chain—from agriculture to agribusiness to food and beverage manufacturing—North Carolina is second to none. Read: North Carolina: One-Stop Shop For Food Industry at

How to Design Axially Loaded RC Short Column as per ACI 318-19? Example Included

The Constructor

The design of an axially loaded reinforced concrete (RC) short column is quite simple and straightforward. It is governed by the strength of. Column Design Design Guide How To Guide Structural Engineering

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

5 Ways A Construction Business Can Gain Online Exposure

Construction Marketing

Online exposure is getting more important now more than ever. It’s an essential part of business sales and marketing to reach more audiences across any geographic area in different age groups. So, it’s no wonder a construction business can also gain benefits from increasing their online exposure. .

Why Great Basin Industrial Moved to the Cloud with ViewpointOne

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The Benefits of Modernizing and Tips for a Successful Construction Technology Transformation. Construction Best Practices

Covid Pandemic Exposes More Children to Toxic Lead

Green Building Law Update

Covid-19 school closures and lockdowns resulted in thousands of children having increased blood lead levels.

OSHA’s Industry-Specific COVID Guidance

FDR Safety

In addition to the COVID-19 guidance published by OSHA in late January, the United States Department of Labor also created a set of industry-specific guidelines for creating safer workplaces amidst the Covid-19 epidemic.

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Packaging Corp. Of America Plans $440M Investment In Alabama

Business Facilities

PCA’s three-year project will convert a paper machine at its mill in Clarke County, AL to produce linerboard used for corrugated packaging. Read: Packaging Corp. Of America Plans $440M Investment In Alabama at

What is Slenderness Ratio of RC Column and How to Calculate it?

The Constructor

The slenderness ratio of a reinforced concrete (RC) column is the ratio between the length of the column, its lateral dimensions, and end fixity. Column Design Structural Design Structural Engineering

6 Reasons To Hire A Concrete Company

Construction Marketing

Across many homes, concrete is usually used for patios, pathways, and driveways. It’s no surprise that concrete is popular as it’s very durable. With that said, it does start to develop cracks and other issues, and when this happens to hire a professional concrete company is advised.

The Case for Modernizing Your Construction Job Cost Processes

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How a connected, cloud-based construction solution brings timely, accurate job costing to the table to tackle today’s construction demands. Construction Best Practices

Biddeford Parking Garage Sets Final Precast Slab

PC Construction

Today may have been cold and windy but that didn’t stop us from celebrating the topping off of the new parking garage project in downtown Biddeford, Maine. After the “Signing of the Slab” ceremony and.

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What's Coming for Digital Twin Technology

Construction Business Owner

What's Coming for Digital Twin Technology. Alex Headley. Thu, 03/11/2021 - 07:30. The age of the digital twin (a digital representation of a system, object, or in this case, a project) is here — and the technology is no longer just a solution for the world of manufacturing.

CGI Investing $27M In New Tennessee IT Delivery Center

Business Facilities

Global IT and business consulting company CGI will create 300 jobs at its new IT delivery center in Knox County, TN. Read: CGI Investing $27M In New Tennessee IT Delivery Center at

What is the Minimum Curing Period for Concrete?

The Constructor

The minimum curing period for concrete is controlled by the type of cement used, ambient temperature, type of construction (size and shape of. Concrete Concrete Technology How To Guide Tips

5 Reasons To Hire Commercial Builders

Construction Marketing

Whether you’re a business owner investing in a brand-new office space, or a landlord looking to expand your portfolio with some custom-built retail offerings, you may be wondering what kind of builder is best for the job.

State of the Construction Industry: March 2021 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A closer look at some of the biggest headlines in the construction industry from March 2021. Construction Technology/News

#WIC: Meet Laura

PC Construction

About LauraMy hobby: CookingAdjectives that describe me: Resourceful, honest, efficientLittle known fact about me: My husband and I want to live off the grid when we retire (except for internet!)Favorite Favorite food: Chili Her StoryConstruction has.

The Answer To Your Construction Bookkeeping Chaos

Contractor Bookkeeping

Making decisions never ends for contractors like you. Being adaptable is one of the basics of good decision-making skills. Think of decision-making as being in a bumper car. You are continually driving and trying to avoid the other bumper cars.

Kansas: Setting A Bountiful Table In The Heartland

Business Facilities

As the nation’s top wheat producer, Kansas has long been an agribiz leader. The Sunflower State also is in the top tier for food manufacturing. Read: Kansas: Setting A Bountiful Table In The Heartland at

How to Design Continuous Beam and One-way Slab using ACI Approximate Analysis Method?

The Constructor

Continuous beams and one-ways slabs are statically indeterminate structures which i.e they cannot be analyzed using three equations of equilibrium. Beam Design Slab Design Structural Analysis Structural Design Structural Engineering

Pros And Cons Of DIY Plumbing

Construction Marketing

The most important part of any household or commercial structure is its plumbing system. Plumbing helps ensure that water gets in and out of a home properly. While plumbing is mostly associated with water-related functions, this is certainly not all that it refers to.

How to Beat the Construction Labor Shortage Through Youth and Technology

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Attract — and Retain — Younger Construction Professionals by Implementing the Modern Solutions They Know. Construction Technology/News

#WIC: Meet Anne

PC Construction

About Anne My hobby: Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, soccer, pottery Little known fact about me: I think table pepper is spicy How I give back: AGC board member, Spectrum Sleep Out, United Way supporter Favorite. The post #WIC: Meet Anne first appeared on PC Construction Company Blog. All Our Crew

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Top 7 Reasons of Using Glass Balustrade for Balcony

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Glass balustrades commonly referred to as glass railings feature glass panels in railings. If you are looking for an amazing way to increase the visual interest of your space and to add a modern look, a glass balustrade is your best option.

Nevada, Canada To Open Mining Incubator In Elko, NV

Business Facilities

MineConnect will give rural Northeastern Nevada access to the heart of the Canadian mining industry. Read: Nevada, Canada To Open Mining Incubator In Elko, NV at