June, 2017

New Ideas for Old Shopping Malls: 3 Ways Retail Developers are Remixing the Shopping Center Experience

Commercial Construction

Brewery-based restaurant concepts, such as this BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Englewood Construction recently completed in Fort Wayne, Ind., are popular additions to existing malls.

Fire and Safety Features of High-Rise Buildings and Structures

The Constructor

Fire and other safety features of high rise buildings and structures is essential. Types and concerns related to these features is discussed. Construction Engineering & Management Construction safety

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Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

Business Facilities Blog

The U.S. loses points, but remains tops among countries global employees would consider moving to; reluctance to relocating for work growing. Read: Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation. Canada Featured International Quality Of Life Surveys & Research Workforce Development Canadian Employee Relocation Council Employment global employees immigrants international relocation moving for work Site Selection United Kingdom United States

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Contractors’ favorite apps for efficiency, productivity

Constructor Magazine

There are the apps that mechanical contractors use, such as HVAC design software, thermostats monitoring and/or changing settings, and many manufacturers’ apps, just to name a few. read more. Technology Silver

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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This must be the most brutally honest, yet logical BIM strategy you’d have the chance ever to read!

DebunkTheBIM

At least, I hope so.

Understanding the lines Used in Architectural Drawings

The Constructor

The structure that is planned to be built is described by using lines, symbols and notes in architectural drawings. Read More at Understanding the. How To Guide

Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rising

Business Facilities Blog

China was the top country of origin in both buying and selling commercial real estate in 2016, and Florida was the top destination of choice for international clients. Read: Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rising.

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Solutions for in the home and on the road

Constructor Magazine

Smart maintenance technology is on the rise, an emerging innovative option for residential HVAC systems. read more. Feldmans Technology Silver

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

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

PACE in Maryland is Not Keeping Pace

Green Building Law Update

In 2008 I said Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) loans “ could be bigger than anything in U.S. real estate since the invention of the glass window.”. But today, despite Maryland having enacted a PACE enabling law in 2014, only one PACE loan has closed in the State.

Plan to Accelerate Georgia Nuclear Power Project Failed Badly

ENR Construction

According to recent testimony, contractors on the Plant Vogtle nuclear project saw their plan to accelerate construction fall far short of its intended effect

Unique Proven Marketing Tips For Your Contracting Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

For Most Construction Contractors Your World Is “Hurry Up” And “Wait.”. Hurry up and answer the Call from the Customer. Wait to make the appointment. Hurry up and get to the job. Wait for the Customer to come home, to be available. Hurry up and create the proposal. Wait for a decision. In some cases, the Customer says “Yes” and then it is Wait for the Job Deposit. Wait to Start The Job. Contractors doing Insurance Work are expecting to wait for Approval from the Insurance Company.

Types of Excavation Supports or Earth Retaining Structures and their Applications

The Constructor

Excavation support or earth retaining structures are required for deep excavations to provide stability. Types of excavation supports are. Building Materials in Construction Building Technology and Construction Guide Building Materials Buildings

In an Amazing Move, McDonald's Just Launched a New Burger That May Totally Change How You Think About McDonald's

Marketing

Can New Construction Keep Up With Industrial Real Estate Demand?

Business Facilities Blog

Industrial real estate is facing a squeeze with record-high rents and historic vacancy lows, according to new research from JL. Read: Can New Construction Keep Up With Industrial Real Estate Demand? Corporate Real Estate Featured Logistics & Distribution Surveys & Research Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Distribution Expansion industrial construction industrial market Industrial Outlook 2017 industrial space JLL Real Estate Site Selection Warehouse

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American Standard wins Money Savings award for NextGen Selectronic faucets

Constructor Magazine

The awards were created to recognize commercial products that enhance building management in areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, space optimization, labor costs, occupant health, liability or durability

Luxury Prefab Off-The-Grid Cabin

Jetson Green

The recently unveiled Gapahuk cabin was designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and the leisure home builder Rindalshytter. It can be equipped to operate completely independently of the grid, and comes in a prefabricated package, meaning it can be built virtually anywhere.

How to Add 39 Tons of Steel to the Top of the Empire State Building

ENR Construction

When engineers made plans to reinforce and upgrade the carrying capacity of the Empire State Building’s mast and tower, they had to protect pedestrians below

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3 Tips for Marketers in a Post-Net Neutrality World

Marketing

How to Rebuild Construction's Image

Unearth

In 1996, Apple verged on bankruptcy. The company had failed to adapt to a rapidly changing industry and was paying the price. Construction finds itself in a similar situation today.

Health Issues with Building Materials During and After Construction

The Constructor

Building materials used in construction of building structures can welcome health issues subsequently for occupants or to workmen involved in. Building Materials in Construction Building Technology and Construction Guide Building Materials Buildings

Gare Fluviale de Lévis, QC

SAB Magazine

INSTITUTIONAL [small] AWARD WINNER - The new 1,372 m2 Lévis ferry terminal, located on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River across from Quebec City, is a key component in the rehabilitation and revitalization of the city’s former industrial quayside.

DeWalt dives into jobsite Wi-Fi, CIoT

Constructor Magazine

Toolmaker DeWalt has announced a new, Wi-Fi-based jobsite connectivity solution as part of its dive into digital solutions

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How LaFleur Uses Bonusly to Turbocharge Praise

Customer Stories

UK Team to Get a Sustainable Wooden Stadium

Jetson Green

It’s always great to hear about new, large-scale construction projects getting underway in a sustainable way. One such is certainly the new stadium that will soon be built for the Forest Green Rovers soccer team in the UK.

Winning the Fight for Talent in Construction

ENR Construction

Three global experts outline eight key steps for industry employers to secure the best and brightest

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Companies Design, Manufacture In The U.S.

Business Facilities Blog

The Invent and Manufacture in America Act provides a tax cut for companies that conduct R&D in the U.S., and manufacture products resulting from that R&D in America. Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions - The Source For Corporate Site Selectors. Bipartisan Bill Will Help Companies Design, Manufacture In The U.S. BF Staff.

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Different Types of Buttress Dams -Their Functions and Applications

The Constructor

A buttress dam is a modification of gravity dam by constructing solid walls parallel to the water flow. Types, functions and applications of buttress. Dams Water Resources Dam

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

De Waal Net Zero House, Edmonton

SAB Magazine

TECHNICAL AWARD WINNER - This new residence replaces a 1950s bungalow which had been the childhood home of one of the owners.

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Kohler launches new retail concept: Kohler Experience Centers

Constructor Magazine

Kohler Co. plans to launch a total of nine KECs over the next year to meet the global demand. In addition to the New York opening, London will immediately follow, along with Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, New Delhi and Taipei opening later in the year. read more.

Contractors Are Skilled In Construction But Not Usually In Construction Accounting

Contractor Bookkeeping

undefined. Almost every Contractor understands how to do basic repairs and remodels on a house. As the project grows it gets a little more complicated. Is it a kitchen remodel, a bath remodel, upgrading the laundry area? Building a Deck? Adding a second story addition? Adding a garage? Your Construction Accounting System started small and easy. Perhaps you tracked everything with bank statements and Excel sheets and it worked fine for a while.