July, 2018

Is Xeriscaping for Your Customers? The Fundamentals of Low-Water Landscaping

Green Industry Professionals

Xeriscaping is a way for your customers to cut back on more than 50 percent of their monthly water usage


What is Artificial Stone? Its Types and Applications

The Constructor

What is artificial stone? Artificial stone, which is also called casted stone, is constructed from cement, sand , and natural aggregate such as. Building Materials Building Technology Guide

OSHA cites Ohio contractor for fatal trench collapse

Construction Dive

Contractor JK Excavation & Utilities is now in the agency's Severe Violator Enforcement Program and faces a potential $200,000 fine

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4 Commercial Construction Trends for Restaurant and Food Service Projects

Commercial Construction

It’s already been a busy year for Englewood’s Restaurant Construction division, with a wide variety of projects ranging from ground-up new construction and interior renovations to commercial kitchen work.

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

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

3 Ways Construction Contractors Can Expand to New Markets


The construction industry’s future looks pretty bright, according to a recent report that found residential and commercial construction will keep growing in the near future. There’s plenty of work out there for contractors, which means they’ve been hurrying to hire.

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Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit?

FDR Safety

This blog is targeting small employers, especially those involved with sheet metal fabrication. Of necessity, your work involves workers being close to the point of operation for many tasks. Spot welders, riveters, manual forming machines, etc.

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Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities

Business Facilities' 2018 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including solar energy, job growth, economic growth potential, diversity, and more. Read: Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report at BusinessFacilities.com.

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What you need to know about the smart jobsite

Construction Dive

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Reinforced Concrete Beam Detailing According to ACI Code

The Constructor

Clearly, the detailing of the reinforced concrete members is the key to good design and execution of work at the site.That is why poor detailing of. Beam Design Construction Engineering & Management Detailing Guide How To Guide Reinforcement Guide Specifications Buildings Design

How to Connect Your Entire Project Team


Even as technology and modern processes are changing the way contractors have traditionally done business, the construction industry as a whole is still trying to shake off a big productivity gap.

Digital Dryshack #95: P6 Status Physical % Complete

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We were providing P6 training for Government Contracts at AGC San Diego, a first-class contractor and apprenticeship training facility, when we were surprised by a P6 undocumented feature. Here's what we discovered: checking 'Use Steps to Calculate Percent Complete' (a required setting for D.O.D. schedules ) disables updating status when not using steps.

Safety Around Powerlines: Part I

FDR Safety

Working around energized equipment can be very hazardous, it is good to know these helpful tips to prevent yourself from becoming the path to ground electricity is always searching for.

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Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings Report

Business Facilities

Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report keeps pace with the evolving priorities of economic development and tracks red-hot growth sectors, including cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles. Read: Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings Report at BusinessFacilities.com.

App uses virtual reality to address fall protection

Construction Dive

The VR Fall Protection Experience app mirrors high-risk construction environments and has users identify fall hazards before creating a protection system

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Determine Effect of Trench Excavation on Nearby Buildings by Rule of Thumb

The Constructor

Clearly, trench excavation affects nearby buildings and causing them to settle. The major factors that cause building settlement are soil relaxation. Building Tips Geotechnical Engineering Soil Foundation

How to Prepare for OSHA’s New Crane Rule


If you work in construction, you’re familiar the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), whose standards regulate safety on the nation’s construction sites. You probably also know the agency isn’t known for making new rules quickly.

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Reflection time: What is really important for your construction marketing?

Construction Marketing Ideas

It’s the middle of the summer, and my construction marketing ideas thoughts have been distracted by some forward personal travel planning. Once a year for the past nine years, Google has invited me to California (once to NYC) for a meet-up or summit because of my voluntary contributions on the AdSense Help Forum. There’s a […]. values

A Wake-up Message for Employers or An Ounce of Prevention…

FDR Safety

I continue to receive many requests for assistance on matters involving the control of hazardous energy. In too many situations, an employee was injured and OSHA stepped in with significant fines for violations of 29 CFR 1910.147.

AL Named Best Business Climate, NV No. 1 In Growth Potential

Business Facilities

Alabama is the state with the Best Business Climate and Nevada is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report, released this week. Read: AL Named Best Business Climate, NV No. 1 In Growth Potential at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Smart tips for a storm-resilient jobsite

Construction Dive

No jobsite can be considered "smart" if it's not diligently and intelligently preparing for safety and resilience in the event of a major storm or natural disaster. Tim Ham of Hoar Construction’s Florida division has a few tips on how to prepare jobsites for a big storm

What are the Requirements of Partition Walls in Buildings

The Constructor

There are several requirements that a partition wall need to meet otherwise its purpose will be compromised. So, it is necessary to understand. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Walls

Overcoming Regulatory Barriers When Bidding in a New State


From the back office to the job site, technology is transforming construction, facilitating new levels of collaboration, efficiency and speed among project teams.

Safety Glasses, Eye Protection & You

Safety Services Company

Safety Glasses, Eye Protection & You. Welcome to Safe Friday, today we’re going to cover safety glasses, eye safety, and eye protection. Whether you’re an experienced professional, or new on the job, we’re going to offer something for everyone!

Integrating Temporary Safety Staff With Full Time Employees

FDR Safety

Worksites are a melting pot of tradesmen who bring a range of skills and experience of how to do the job “the right way”. While logistics and coordination are critical to the success of a project, the most important piece could be the relationship between workers.

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Nevada: New Business Is Welcome, New Taxes Are Not

Business Facilities

There are no personal income taxes, corporate taxes or an inventory tax in Nevada—just a pro-business climate that is attracting a bevy of new jobs. Read: Nevada: New Business Is Welcome, New Taxes Are Not at BusinessFacilities.com.

Nonresidential construction slowed in the first half of 2018

Construction Dive

Industrial and engineering projects saw strong growth in the first half of this year, but the commercial numbers are sluggish

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing 2019 is now available

BIM & Beam

SOFiSTiK Reinforcement Detailing significantly accelerates the creation of 2D reinforcement sheets from 3D models in Autodesk Revit. The product consists of software and a set of families, which can be modified to meet local or company standards.

Construction IT Professionals: Learn the Secrets to Working Smarter, Simpler at Viewpoint Collaborate 2018


We know that as an IT professional in a construction organization, you wear many hats — mobile device manager, server maintainer and application help desk to name a few. That’s why we are dedicating an entire educational track at this year’s Viewpoint Collaborate User Conference just for you!

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation & Sun Exposure

Safety Services Company

Safety Against Sun Exposure & Ultraviolet Radiation. Welcome to Safe Friday, since July is typically the hottest month of the year, we’re going to offer-up a healthy dose of practical tips to help you combat sun exposure and (UV) ultraviolet radiation.

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4th Of July Safety Tips

FDR Safety

The 4th of July is a celebration to be shared with family and friends. Throughout our country families are flocking to their favorite beach, backyard, or lake to celebrate in their own special way. Most of these celebrations include two things: grilling & fireworks.

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Oshkosh Creating 300 Jobs At New Tennessee Plant

Business Facilities

The specialty vehicle manufacturer will establish a new manufacturing facility in Jefferson City, creating more than 300 jobs over the next three years. Read: Oshkosh Creating 300 Jobs At New Tennessee Plant at BusinessFacilities.com.

Report: Design-build to deliver almost half of US projects by 2021

Construction Dive

The project delivery method considered the "alternative" to design-bid-build is expected to represent 44% of construction spending

Quality in Concrete Construction

The Constructor

Quality of the concrete plays an important role in the construction field as the concrete is the excessive element in any construction. The strength. Concrete Concrete Properties Concrete Work Procedure How To Guide Material Testing Guide Tests on Concrete