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.

Deconstruction and Reuse: The Future of our Built Environment.

Construction Marketing Blog

Have you ever watched a building come down? I’ve seen everything from a neighborhood of large block tenement buildings blown up, to a small cottage being crunched by a bulldozer in an hour. It’s kind of exciting in many ways, and rather distressing in others. What’s exciting is the power of our machinery to move that much material in such a short amount of time.

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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.

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

What you need to know about the smart jobsite

Construction Dive

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Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities Blog

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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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

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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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.

School construction: Enhancing security through design

The Korte Company

Today’s headlines remind us that the world has changed. Too often our schools are thrust into the national spotlight as acts of senseless violence shake our communities to their core.

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

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

Business Facilities Blog

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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Sieve Analysis of Soil; Its Determination, Theory, Precautions.


Sieve analysis of soil is a simple operation of dividing a sample of aggregate into fractions, each consisting of particles of the same size. Sieve Analysis of Soil. Theory. In practice, each fraction contains particles between definite limits, these being the openings of standard test sieves.


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.

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

Guide To Writing an Effective Construction RFI


One of the most basic concepts of construction project management is the concept of an RFI (Request for Information). Information flow is a critical part of any construction project.

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

Nevada: New Business Is Welcome, New Taxes Are Not

Business Facilities Blog

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.

Lessons learned from our museum construction projects

The Korte Company

Well-designed, well-built museums have a way of suspending reality for a while. They easily direct your focus to whatever its subject matter may be. Visitors may never think much about how a museum is built, but museum construction companies like us obsess over it.

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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Top 20 construction news sites you have to bookmark


Staying up to date with the latest construction news and trends is always a good idea. The industry is under a continuous change and in that sense keeping yourself well-informed is of tremendous importance. However, sometimes it might not be as easy as you may think.

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Fungus may be the key to colonizing mars


The thought of colonizing Mars has science fiction aficionados, scientists, and billionaire entrepreneurs staring up at the night sky with renewed wonder and inspiration.


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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Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings Report

Business Facilities Blog

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.

Construction Contractor Embezzlement Detective - Kelly Paxton Part 2

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Article Is Part 2 Of 2 Podcast Interview With. Kelly Paxton, CFE, PI Speaker And Fraud Consultant. Kelly Paxton specializes in finding and helping Construction Contractors, other businesses, and government agencies root out Pink-Collar Crime in their companies.

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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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

Healthcare and the reality of artificial intelligence


“Hospitals of the future” has been the hot topic of conversation around the proverbial office watercooler.

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

Oshkosh Creating 300 Jobs At New Tennessee Plant

Business Facilities Blog

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.