February, 2019

Trump executive order extends Buy American policy

Construction Dive

The directive asks federal agencies to encourage contractors on infrastructure projects to buy iron, aluminum, steel, cement and other goods domestically

Making Sense of the Construction Tax Landscape

John Chaney

One of the biggest challenges that contractors’ finance and accounting departments face is keeping up with all of the ever-changing tax regulations, incentives and procedures.

How to Repair Active Cracks in Concrete?

The Constructor

Active cracks in concrete are live cracks which expand in length, width, and depth over time. These cracks are formed due to overloading and thermal.

Incorporate These 4 Video Trends into Your 2019 Marketing Efforts

Construction Marketing Blog

Video content has taken its rightful place in construction companies’ strategic marketing conversations. It provides a powerful way to communicate your brand, share your story, and build relationships through sight, sound and motion.

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

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

LEED Prerequisite Now Prohibits Smoking Cannabis

Green Building Law Update

The U.S. Green Building Council issued a LEED Interpretation in 2018 ruling, “smoking of cannabis is considered a form of smoking for the purposes of both the interior and exterior smoking provisions of the LEED Prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control.”.

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Kiewit pegged for $5B Louisiana LNG export terminal

Construction Dive

Under the turnkey EPC contract, Kiewit will design, engineer, construct, commission, test and guarantee the Venture Global LNG Inc. facility

Bringing Industry Expertise to Your Doorstep: A Peek at Viewpoint’s 2019 Digital Contractor Roadshow Speakers

John Chaney

We’re gearing up to launch our 2019 Digital Contractor Roadshow series and we are thrilled! Last year , we visited more than 20 cities and enjoyed networking and learning about construction industry trends and challenges with over 600 contractors across the United States.

How to Stop Moisture in Concrete Floor?

The Constructor

Commonly, concrete floors are vulnerable to moisture and suffer from different detrimental influence of moisture such as lifting tile off the floor, Building Technology Guide Building Tips Flooring Paints & Decoratives

Build Quality Leads with Enhanced Google Ads Tactics

Construction Marketing Blog

The construction market is expected to remain competitive in 2019 and that’s a positive position for companies. A strong market correlates to higher demand and more potential business for you to gain. It may also cause more competitors to enter the construction services space as well.

Assessing Feasibility

FDR Safety

This blog complements past blogs and my most recent blog about the OSHRC overturning OSHA citations regarding LOTO on Matsu presses. General Industry is now in a position to solve many of their decades-old problems with the control of hazardous energy.

Israel Is Innovating Its Way To Success

Business Facilities Blog

A diverse, highly educated workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit have made Israel a magnet for a wide spectrum of businesses, from startups to multi-national corporations. Read: Israel Is Innovating Its Way To Success at BusinessFacilities.com.

South Texas county backs $1.8B steel mill project with new reinvestment zone

Construction Dive

State and local governments are willing to compete for projects like the Steel Dynamics mill in San Patricio County in part because they stimulate the economy during construction

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Business Intelligence for Construction is On the Rise & It’s Obvious Why Contractors are Loving It

John Chaney

A Challenging Industry Warrants Sophisticated Tools. Considering contractors face ongoing high pressure to perform and operate with razor-thin profit margins, there’s no doubt: construction is a challenging industry.

What is Super-hydrophobic Cement? Applications and Advantages

The Constructor

What is Super-hydrophobic Cement? Super hydrophobic cement, which is also known as luminescent cement, is produced by modifying the structure of. Building Technology Guide Smart Materials

Voting begins in 2019 Best Construction Blog competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

It’s time to start voting for your favorite blog(s) in the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition. This year’s competition has 24 entries, with several returning blogs (and some former Besst Construction Blog winners) competing against first-time entries. The voting rules are simple.


How education changed the course of The Korte Company

The Korte Company

There was a time when education didn’t matter much; when you could live a nice life on little more than good sense and a decent work ethic and when finishing farm chores was a lot more important than finishing high school. Ask Ralph Korte, our founder. He knows all about that. He lived it.

KF Aerospace Investing $23M In Ontario Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The expanded aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) will create more than 275 new jobs. . Read: KF Aerospace Investing $23M In Ontario Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Developer to convert Texas mall into $1B mixed-use complex

Construction Dive

Vacant shopping malls such as the Collin Creek Mall in Plano, casualties of the online shopping trend, are ripe for conversion to a variety of uses

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Season 2 — Episode 2: Construction Economics and the State of the Industry

John Chaney

A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Season 2 — Episode 2: Construction Economics and the State of the Industry. Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO at the Sage Policy Group, Inc.,

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Mix Ratio of Sand/Cement Screed for Floor

The Constructor

Mix ratio of sand/cement screed for floor varied based on the intended use of the screed. Added to that, cement type, grade of aggregate and the. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Flooring Mix Design Guide Recommended Mix

Smart buildings take hold: 8 ways smart tech is transforming commercial buildings


Buoyed by a surge of high-tech innovations and several years of robust U.S. construction markets, AEC teams are working on ideas for “smart buildings.” Since the mid-1980s, a new generation of products, technologies, and analytical tools has transformed the building landscape.

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Construction Employment Climbs by 52K in January to 11-Year Peak

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased by 52,000 jobs in January and by 338,000 jobs, or 4.7

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

Business Facilities Blog

A partnership between Japanese auto giants Mazda and Toyota brings a $1.6-billion automotive assembly plant to the Huntsville, AL region. Read: 2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award at BusinessFacilities.com.

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VR forklift training removes risks, reduces costs

Construction Dive

The software transports trainees to a "simulated work setting," which can be useful for other heavy construction equipment training scenarios as well

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State of the Construction Industry: February Roundup

John Chaney

Worker safety, adapting to change and technology and innovation driving the future of the construction industry were some of the themes we saw highlighted in industry news throughout February.

15 TV Shows Every Civil Engineer Should Watch

The Constructor

If you are a budding Civil Engineer or a construction enthusiast and you have the urge to really understand what you are getting into, and visual. Others Civil Engineering Marvels civil engineering shows

The epic rise of industrialized construction


The construction industry is facing colliding forces that render our current trajectory wasteful, inefficient, and unsustainable. These include a widespread skilled labor shortage and industry productivity rates that continually fail to improve.

Construction Junkie blog: It keeps getting better

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Construction Junkie blog has been a worthy finalist in recent Best Construction Blog competitions. This year blogger Shane Hedmond has truly improved an already excellent blog with some innovative ideas combined with consistently relevant posts.


SuperATV Investing $4.35M In Louisiana  

Business Facilities Blog

The all-terrain vehicle parts manufacturer will create 75 news jobs at its new Shreveport, LA manufacturing and distribution center. Read: SuperATV Investing $4.35M In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Marines 3D-print concrete footbridge in field

Construction Dive

This was the first time in the Western Hemisphere that a bridge was 3D-printed onsite rather than in a controlled environment like a factory

5 Ways to Tell if Your Construction Software is Breaking Your Heart — and How to Move On

John Chaney

Have you ever had a friend who was in a bad relationship? Their significant other is not treating them right and you are just watching and going crazy because you know they could do so much better!

Burnished Concrete

The Constructor

Burnished concrete is conventional concrete trowelled more than twice to make the concrete surface hard-wearing with a durable finish and a great. Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology Concrete Types in Construction Flooring

BI(m): BIM data without models


Over the last several years, owners have begun to grasp that BIM can deliver more than just 3D models and better trade coordination.