January, 2021

PFAS in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

Green Building Law Update

The question de riguer in commercial real estate transactions is if PFAS is included in a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment?

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What is Plumbing Trap & 14 Plumbing Trap Used in House


A Plumbing Trap is a simple device of shape bending pipe that allows the passing of waste material. It also retains fluid for the prevention of the sewer gases from entering the building.

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How to Achieve the ‘Golden Thread’ of Construction Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Information is key to success in construction, so why rely on disconnected data and manual processes to get the job done? Construction Best Practices

Virtual Safety Training: What to Expect during a Biden OSHA

FDR Safety

FDRsafety is excited to partner with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry for a three part Virtual Safety Training series in January, February, and March 2021. Led by our Vice President, Steve Hawkins , the series will present three safety related topics that you will not want to miss!

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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.

Honda Investing $200M In Western Ohio Engine Plant Expansion

Business Facilities

The automaker will add 120 new jobs at the Honda of America Mfg., Anna Engine Plant with help from a JobsOhio economic development grant. Read: Honda Investing $200M In Western Ohio Engine Plant Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Companies are Preparing for ESG Disclosure Rules

Green Building Law Update

Public companies in the U.S. find themselves at a dynamic time of emergent environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) disclosures. New appointees in the Biden Administration, from the SEC and the Labor Department to the top White House economic advisor, all signal mandatory ESG disclosures.

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Cash Flow Management And How To Track Income

Contractor Bookkeeping

A wise business owner once said, "Happiness is positive cash flow." As a business owner, I'm sure you agree. Everything is better when your cash-in exceeds your cash-out. A cash crisis can be emotionally devastating, and it can even kill your business.

Welcome to the New Viewpoint Help!

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How a single platform for online help will provide a connected user experience to mirror our ViewpointOne suite of connected construction solutions. Viewpoint News

OSHA Compliance Enforcement Under President Biden

FDR Safety

As of last week, the Biden administration is officially underway. With any new presidency comes a variety of changes across government. One area of change that will affect thousands, if not millions of employers comes in the form of OSHA regulation and enforcement.

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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.

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

Business Facilities

North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time the Tar Heel State has earned the magazine’s top honor. Read: North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Test Quality of Steel Reinforcement at Construction Site?

The Constructor

It is important to check the quality of reinforcement bars in order to ensure that the required characteristics are instilled into a structure. How To Guide

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Former Public Officials Indicted on Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis

Green Building Law Update

Michigan prosecutors last Thursday announced that 9 individuals have been indicted on a total of 42 counts related to a series of alleged actions and inactions that created the Flint water crisis.

CDC Updates COVID-19 Mask Guide to Recommend Neck Gaiters

Construction Junkie

courtesy of Milwaukee Tool. There’s no doubt that this past year has been a constant back and forth of confusion surrounding the best way to protect yourselves and others from the spread of COVID-19.

Outperforming During a Pandemic: How Haugland Group Built an Award-Winning Project in Record Time

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Haugland Group preserved through the global pandemic and was awarded Viewpoint's Greatest Pivot on a Project award during Collaborate 2020. Viewpoint News

What Makes A Successful Safety And Health Program In 2021

FDR Safety

The following is the transcript from an interview with Fred Rine, FDRsafety CEO. To view the interview please visit the FDRsafety Youtube Channel. I’m often asked, “what makes for a successful safety program?”

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Logistics: Building A Resilient Supply Chain

Business Facilities

Priorities are shifting as businesses adapt to the impact of the pandemic on global supply chains. Resiliency and stability are now top concerns. Read: Logistics: Building A Resilient Supply Chain at BusinessFacilities.com.

Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge: A Case Study

The Constructor

Construction of the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge started on November 23, 1938, and was opened to the public on July 1, 1940. It was constructed in. Bridges Case study Structures

What is Lintel Beam? Propose, Size & Types


What is Lintel Beam? A lintel beam is a structural member rest across the openings like windows, doors, etc.

Contractor of the Year: John W. Danforth Co.

Contractor Magazine

With strength, flexibility and a sense of optimism, Danforth navigates out of 2020 with purpose and a clear vision to succeed. Plumbing / Plumbing Contractor

Transforming Construction HR: How DP Electric Netted Honors for its App-Based Approach

Viewpoint Construction Technology

DP Electric is awarded Most Innovative Use of Viewpoint Technology during Collaborate 2020 for its development of three integrated software applicatio. Construction Technology/News

Liebherr Premieres the World’s First Battery Powered Crawler Cranes

Construction Junkie

courtesy of Liebherr. As more and more battery powered heavy construction equipment is being released to help lower noise and emissions on the jobsite, I shouldn’t be that surprised to hear about a battery powered crawler crane – but, I still am.

Hytrol Investing More Than $20M In Arkansas Expansion

Business Facilities

The material handling systems company will create 250 new jobs as it expands its advanced manufacturing operations in Fort Smith, AR. Read: Hytrol Investing More Than $20M In Arkansas Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Tips and Rules for Design of Reinforced Concrete Columns

The Constructor

The design of reinforced concrete (RC) column is carried out by following certain procedures. However, some specific rules and requirements need to. Design Guide How To Guide Structural Design Structural Engineering

75+ Construction Tools Name and Their Uses with Image


Construction tools play an important role in any construction work as they provide a good finish and ease of work by reducing man work. There are different types of construction tools and equipment used in construction. Construction tools have their influence from ancient times to this period.

Complete Guide on Different Types of Roof Trusses

Learn Civil Engineering

Today, we will talk about the different types of roof trusses, components of roof trusses, the design of roof trusses, and many more things related to the roof truss. Firstly, we just discuss what is roof truss and what are the benefits of roof trusses. What is a Roof Truss?

Why Diversity Matters in Construction and 6 Tips to Successful D&I Programs

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at why more and more construction companies are working to improve diversity and inclusion and advice from those leading the charge. Construction Best Practices

eSUB Launches Power to the Trades Podcast to Highlight How Trade Contractors Are Utilizing Tech

Construction Junkie

eSUB Construction Software, a mobile and cloud project management system for trade contractors, recently launched the Power to the Trades podcast. Each week, the show will shine the spotlight on how trade contractors are using technology to power their businesses and protect their profits.

Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana

Business Facilities

Energy technology company Arq will develop a new industrial facility in St. Rose, LA to produce its proprietary Arq Fuel product. Read: Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

ByBlock: An Advanced Construction Material for a Better Future

The Constructor

ByBlock, developed by ByFusion, is the very first construction-grade building material made entirely from plastic waste. This advanced building. Building Materials News

Grasscrete – An Innovative Landscaping Idea


What is Grasscrete? The Grasscrete is the reinforced cellular concrete (cast on-site) grass paving surface on which natural glass can be grown. It is an environmentally friendly solution for makes aesthetically pleasing urban surroundings.


5 construction trends you want to look out for in 2021

Lets Build

Construction is one of the biggest sectors in the world in terms of value, but maybe even bigger in terms of its impact on our lives. We live and work in buildings, and the output of this industry surrounds us at almost all times.

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Turnagain Marine Construction Wins Most Challenging Project Award 2020

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Turnagain Marine Construction's complex project earned them the title of Most Challenging Project in 2020's Viewpoint Constriction Awards. Construction Technology/News