April, 2021

Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are Zoom Meetings Adding To Distractions Behind The Wheel?

FDR Safety

The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed nearly everyone’s life in one way or another, especially the way we conduct work. For many, this change came in the way we work, specifically learning how to work remotely.

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WBM Road – Its Construction, Maintenance, Advantages & Disadvantages

Learn Civil Engineering

Introduction of WBM Road The full form of WBM is Water Bound Macadam. India as a country has one of the largest road networks in the world covering around 3.3 million kilometers. It basically consists of National Highway, District Roads, State Highways, and Village Roads.

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Forget Construction Cost Estimating Accuracy

Job Order Contracting

I always tell owners, builders, architects, and engineers to forget construction cost estimating accuracy. I would also avoid estimators and, or cost data providers that claim to provide accurate construction cost estimates. There is no such thing as an accurate construction cost estimate.

Labor Department Will Not Enforce Anti ESG Rule

Greenbuilding Law

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it will not enforce recently published final rules by the prior Administration on “Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments” and “Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights.”.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

What Is Plain Cement Concrete (PCC) – Materials, Uses & Grades

Civiconcepts

Concrete has been used for many wonderful things throughout history, either for architecture or for infrastructure work and more. Although concrete is used as construction material nowadays. There are two … What Is Plain Cement Concrete (PCC) – Materials, Uses & Grades Read More ».

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Heavy Duty Mining Boots That Will Catch Your Attention

Construction Marketing

Safety is the primary concern in the mining industry because it’s one of the most hazardous work environments in the world. It’s what every mining employee on or underground is thinking of as they extract coal, metal ores, and stones.

OSHA’s Emergency COVID Safety Standard Now Under White House Review

FDR Safety

As of Tuesday, April 27th 2021, OSHA’s emergency temporary standard regarding COVID-19 has advanced to the White House, marking what many say is the final stage of the process of establishing a COVID-19 standard.

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Steel Erection Underway for UVM Firestone Medical Research Building

PC Construction

The Firestone Medical Research Building reached a key milestone on March 15 when steel erection began forming the building’s frame. The 62,500-square-foot, four-story Medical Research Building has started to take shape over the past few.

Why Rental Is on the Rise

Construction Business Owner

Why Rental Is on the Rise. Alex Headley. Wed, 04/14/2021 - 07:30. Complex projects paired with tight labor markets and timelines have put additional pressure on construction contractors. Having the right equipment available at the right time is critical to staying on track.

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.

House Construction Cost Calculator Excel Sheet

Civil Lead

House Construction Cost Calculator Excel Sheet When we plan to construct a new house, one question comes to our mind, Read more. Estimating & Costing Civil Engineering Civil Engineers Construction Estimation

Construction Infrastructure Resource Center

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn the latest on the future of infrastructure in America and what the American Jobs Act will mean for contractors' business and technology needs. Construction Technology/News

Solving Facilities Repair, Reno, New Build Knowledge Problems, Process Problems, Data Problems, and Management Problems

Job Order Contracting

We are solving facilities repair, reno, new build Knowledge Problems, Process Problems, Data Problems, and Management Problems. People, Process, and Information Solve Problems. What You Can Do. People, Process, and Information Solve Problems, not technology.

Minnesota "Forever Home" Turns to PEX-Based Plumbing, Radiant Heating

Contractor Magazine

Veteran pipefitter Justin Johnson chooses Wirsbo hePEX™ and Uponor AquaPEX® to boost the health, comfort, and energy efficiency of his new home. Radiant

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

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

If My Construction Business Is Making A Profit, Where Is The Cash?

Contractor Bookkeeping

Some construction business owners find themselves in the difficult position of running a business that appears to be profitable but still having no money in the bank. It's a critical situation to address.

Protect Your Jobsite From with OSHA's Focus Four Hazards

Construction Business Owner

Protect Your Jobsite From with OSHA's Focus Four Hazards. Alex Headley. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:30. Construction work is a risk. Each year, the industry is rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in America — and for good reason.

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Three Tech Companies Choose San Antonio For HQs, Expansion

Business Facilities

Skipcart, Matthews International and SafeRide Health will create a total of more than 250 new jobs in the region. Read: Three Tech Companies Choose San Antonio For HQs, Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

State of the Construction Industry: April 2021 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Details of the $2 trillion-plus American Jobs Act, modular construction and a look at cities' projects explored in this April 2021 industry roundup. Construction Technology/News

Best Rate Analysis Excel Sheets For Civil Engineering Works

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DUCTILCRETE Systems Support Sustainable Warehousing

Constructech

Low-profile engineered floors reduce carbon footprint while maximizing space. A recent research study found that 81% of companies are more focused on sustainability today than they were three years ago.

Proven Practices To Collect Construction Client Payments Effectively

Contractor Bookkeeping

All construction contractors have experienced bad debt's financial pain, which is defined as a customer who refuses to pay no matter what you do. We've been there before, and it will probably happen again in the future.

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How Your Company Can Land Bigger Fish

Construction Business Owner

How Your Company Can Land Bigger Fish. Alex Headley. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:30. Many contractors still have problems with low margins, cheap competition, the tight economy or customers who won’t pay reasonable prices.

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Ninth Avenue Foods Investing $103M In Indiana Facility

Business Facilities

The beverage production company will create up to 111 jobs at its new Midwest headquarters and manufacturing facility in Columbus, IN. Read: Ninth Avenue Foods Investing $103M In Indiana Facility at BusinessFacilities.com.

What is Modular Construction?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In part one of this two-part series, we look at prefabrication and modular construction trends and how they're growing in the UK. Construction Best Practices

Volume of Hollow Cylinder: Its Formula, Surface Area & Examples

Learn Civil Engineering

Volume of Hollow Cylinder We measure two radii for the volume of a hollow cylinder: one for the inner circle and the other for the outer circle created by the hollow cylinder’s base. A cylinder is one of the most basic curved geometric shapes.

Materials Woes Slowing Projects; AGC Calls for Tariff Relief

Construction Equipment

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has posted a Construction Inflation Alert to update contractors and clients on construction materials developments. The association said an “unprecedented” increase in the price of goods used in construction and disruptions in supply chains

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Leading Contractors Successfully Through Major Organizational Change

Contractor Bookkeeping

We are all currently experiencing and adapting to present pandemic times. We've probably adjusted our business model to cater to our clients, new and existing.

6 Steps to a Safer Jobsite

Construction Business Owner

6 Steps to a Safer Jobsite. Alex Headley. Mon, 04/19/2021 - 07:21. The No. 1 priority of Gilbane Building Company has always been the safety of its workers, and at no time has that been more critical than during the past year.

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Miami: A Thriving Business Climate Adds Flavor To FDI

Business Facilities

The diverse cultures, flavors and talents of Miami make it a unique global address for high-tech players in a rapidly growing hub. Read: Miami: A Thriving Business Climate Adds Flavor To FDI at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Construction Cloud Software: The Benefits of a Hosted Solution

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn five benefits of having a hosted solution versus on-premise software. Construction Best Practices

An Ode to ArchiCAD…or…can we call it something else?

DebunkTheBIM

I’ve never been happy with the name of my (possibly) most essentials of tools. Not even 30 years ago when I first started associating with it, even though at the time both the Arch part and the CAD part were positive terms. Just did not have the right ring.

Yanmar Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Tracked Carrier

Construction Equipment

Yanmar is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the YFW500D, its first tracked carrier equipped with a Yanmar diesel engine. The original carrier used the undercarriage of a Yanmar rubber crawler combine harvester and added a cargo box to enable it to transport materials on soft ground. Created in