September, 2020

Are you putting the right fiber for the right purpose in your concrete?

GCP Applied Technologies

Are you putting the right fiber for the right purpose in your concrete? Phillip.fry@gc…. Tue, 09/01/2020 - 17:30. GCP Applied Technologies. September 01, 2020.

8 Must-Haves for Construction Estimating & Project Controls Software

Construction Business Owner

8 Must-Haves for Construction Estimating & Project Controls Software. Finding features to boost projects clarity & measure future success. Greg Ragsdale. Tue, 09/08/2020 - 15:34. There are numerous functional capabilities comprising a complete system for estimating and project controls.

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How to Bid Smarter, Not Harder

Construction Business Owner

How to Bid Smarter, Not Harder. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 09/29/2020 - 13:26. Want to bid better on the projects you really want? Focus on finding your construction firm's niche market and building a strong strategy

Done with Paper? How to Make Construction Accounts Payable Workflows Easy

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In 15 minutes, you'll learn how modern, integrated software can streamline your construction AP processes. Viewpoint Technology

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 Properly Install Interlocking Concrete Blocks

Construction Marketing

Interlocking concrete blocks are a unique form of pre-cast concrete blocks that are designed to hold together by using pre-measured holes and depressions. They’re built with unique profiles and features, allowing them to fit perfectly into each other without the use of any mortar.

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World’s First Cordless, Heated Lunch Box Promises Construction Workers Warm Meals

Construction Junkie

via LunchEAZE. The cold weather season is approaching faster than we’d like it to and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about meals that will warm your bones on those frigid work days.

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The Importance of Safety During Disaster Relief

FDR Safety

The past several months have been as chaotic as any. Between healthcare employees facing a pandemic, firefighters and first responders battling wildfires, and skilled trade workers restoring order in communities impacted by multiple hurricanes, 2020 has simply been brutal.

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New Mexico: A Global Manufacturing And Logistics Powerhouse

Business Facilities

Cutting-edge global players in advanced manufacturing are flocking to New Mexico for its superior logistics and one of the fastest border crossings. Read: New Mexico: A Global Manufacturing And Logistics Powerhouse at

A Case Study Approach to Considering a Common Data Environment

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Why choosing the right CDE is important and a real-world example of one contractor's journey. Construction Best Practices

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Not Sure How to Promote Your Construction Company? Start With Safety

Construction Marketing

Not only are we in the midst of difficult times, but we also have to account for the inevitability of a major recession , and that the economy is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, how does this affect construction companies?

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Maryland becomes First State to Ban Polystyrene this Thursday

Green Building Law Update

During the 2019 legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly enacted what will be the first statewide ban of expanded polystyrene foam.

[Timelapse] Watch 32 Months of New Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Construction In 3 Minutes

Construction Junkie

via YouTube // EarthCam. Sure, I’ve already written about the completion of Allegiant Stadium , the brand new home to the Las Vegas Raiders, but I ask you this: Is a building actually built if there’s no timelapse video to show for it? I submit to you that it is not.

Modular Construction: The Future of the Construction Industry

The Constructor

Popularly known as prefabrication (or prefab), modular construction is a mechanism in which the building is constructed in a factory environment. Exclusive Pre-Engineered Building

Air Products Provides World’s Leading LNG Technology From Palmetto, FL

Business Facilities

Air Products recently completed an expansion of its manufacturing facility at Port Manatee on Florida’s West Coast to meet the needs of the ever-growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. Read: Air Products Provides World’s Leading LNG Technology From Palmetto, FL at

2020 Viewpoint Collaborate in Review!

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Missed Viewpoint's Collaborate conference this year or couldn't attend every session you wanted to? Here's some of the key highlights: Events

Why Don’t Teams Use Scrum for Construction?

Lean Construction

Spend any amount of time in conversation with me and it is impossible not to notice how easily excited I get about Lean Construction and Agile frameworks, especially Scrum. Lean transformation and business coaching are my primary responsibilities at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

Court Adopts New Evidentiary Standard for Science

Green Building Law Update

In 2020 when science and politics appear to have collided in a car wreck, confidence of the public in scientists is at an all time low. That observed, the public does not often think about the role courts have in accepting scientific theories.

Examining the Variables Affecting Bids in 2020

Construction Business Owner

Examining the Variables Affecting Bids in 2020. Elizabeth Manning. Mon, 09/14/2020 - 16:31. The construction industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

How to Prevent Honeycomb in Concrete Structures?

The Constructor

The prevention of honeycomb in concrete structures can save time and money, and help construct structurally sound concrete members.

Panda Biotech Picks Texas For Nation’s Largest Hemp Fiber Processing Center

Business Facilities

Panda Biotech's 500,000-square-foot facility in Wichita Falls, TX will be the first facility in the U.S. to cottonize hemp fiber on a commercial scale. Read: Panda Biotech Picks Texas For Nation’s Largest Hemp Fiber Processing Center at

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Clear the Data Lens: Improve Organizational Visibility with Construction Project Forecasting and WIP Reporting

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In just 15 minutes, you’ll learn how greater visibility and profitability can be achieved with a construction project forecasting tool. Construction Best Practices

Newly Formed ABC Tech Alliance to Connect Contractors to Construction Technology

Construction Junkie

via ABC. Construction technology has come a long, long way in the past decades. There are now hundreds of construction-specific apps available, ranging from project management, to compliance and reporting, to photo documentation, to estimating, and many more.

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Adjaye Associates will design The Africa Institute in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


Adjaye Associates will design a new campus in downtown Sharjah for The Africa Institute. The Institute is the first center of its kind fully dedicated to the advanced study, research, and documentation of Africa and the African diaspora in the Arab world.

Your Strategy for Restarting Projects During & After the Pandemic

Construction Business Owner

Your Strategy for Restarting Projects During & After the Pandemic. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 14:26. Advice for how to successfully restart work on your construction project jobsites during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

How to Construct a Concrete Building? Step by Step Process

The Constructor

The construction of concrete buildings is different from one structure to another based on the size, complexity, function, and materials of the. Building Building Materials Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Construction Equipments Construction Project

PRIMED Chooses Cambridge, Ontario For Medical Manufacturing Facility

Business Facilities

The new facility will produce both ASTM-rated surgical masks and N95 respirators in a phased scale-up process to support Canada’s healthcare systems. Read: PRIMED Chooses Cambridge, Ontario For Medical Manufacturing Facility at

How to Simplify the Service Management Process

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The service management process can be easier with the addition of integrated construction management software, minus manual processes. Viewpoint Technology

Brick Laying Robot, Hadrian X, Completes First Commercial Building

Construction Junkie

via FBR. The robotic brick laying robot, Hadrian X has been pretty busy this summer. After breaking its lay speed record of 200 blocks laid per hour , the robot is now taking on commercial structures.

Contractor Clients' Four Critical Words That Leads To Change Orders

Contractor Bookkeeping

Are you sick and tired of customers continually changing stuff on you and creating delays or extra work? Is your customer leaving you "love notes" regarding minor changes they would like to make on the counter or someplace you can easily find them when you first arrive in the morning?

6 Steps to Fine-Tune Your Takeoffs & Bid More Accurately

Construction Business Owner

6 Steps to Fine-Tune Your Takeoffs & Bid More Accurately. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:31. How to navigate the cost fluctuations, errors, missing items and unforeseen circumstances that come with bidding on construction projects

Tunnel Boring Machine: Working of the Tunnel Construction Giant

The Constructor

A tunnel boring machine (TBM), also known as mole, is employed for the construction of tunnels in hard or soft rock strata. The cutting process. Construction Engineering & Management Geotechnical Engineering

LiveXchange 2020 Keynote Presentation: Reshoring In 2021

Business Facilities

Learn how your business can increase the odds of success by carefully evaluating the economics of a reshoring decision in this LiveXchange Keynote Presentation by Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute.

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