November, 2017

LEED v4.1 Announced by USGBC at Greenbuild

Green Building Law Update

The announcement of the upcoming release of the new LEED version 4.1 by the U.S. Green Building Council was no doubt the biggest story at Greenbuild 2017 in Boston last week. And that is saying a lot because Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and there was much to be excited about in the aisles of the expo floor. But when USGBC announces a new version of the most widely used green building rating system in the world, that certifies 2.2

An Excellent Blockchain Article on Property Rights

Collaborative Construction

The article excerpted below deserves your full attention if you have any interest the future of real estate. The blockchain today performs the same function that a record of ownership provided in the 11th century BC.

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What are the Types of Ties Used in Building Construction?

The Constructor

Ties are continuous tensioned reinforcements which are completely anchored and sufficiently lapped mechanically or using weld. Types of ties in. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Buildings reinforcement

Tenable Expanding Headquarters In Columbia, Maryland

Business Facilities Blog

Tenable Inc., one of the fastest growing cyber security software companies in the country, will expand its Maryland presence with the development of a new headquarters in Downtown Columbia.

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

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

Nominations open: 2018 Best Construction Blog competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

There are few “free rides” in effective architectural, engineering and construction marketing.

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Arc is Electrifying Green Building

Green Building Law Update

Next week will be a year since the launch of Arc. Already approaching a Billion square of projects not only in the United States but also from India to Sweden and Israel to Bhutan, if you are not familiar with the Arc platform, that helps a building owner measure performance and benchmark against others, you are missing out on what is transmogrifying the built environment. I had an opportunity just days ago to talk with Scot Horst. Scot serves as the CEO of Arc Skoru Inc.,

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Great Summary of How Fusion Works

Collaborative Construction

The Holy Grail of energy production, the ability to harness the power of fusion looms as a more realistic goal than ever. The article linked below provides a nice summary for the lay person. I found the image below particularly informative.

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Different Types of Concrete Mixer or Concrete Mixing Machines

The Constructor

A concrete mixer mixes cement, aggregates and water and produce concrete mechanically. There are various types of concrete mixers available which. Concrete Concrete Technology

Amazon To Open Fourth Maryland Fulfillment Center

Business Facilities Blog, Inc. plans to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility in Baltimore’s Sparrows Point. More than 1,500 full-time positions will be created at the 855,000-square-food facility.

PC’s Joe Daigneault Recognized as 2017 Rising Star

PC Construction Blog

Last night PC Construction celebrated the achievements of Chief Estimator Joe Daigneault. Surrounded by his co-workers and friends, Joe was recognized as a 2017 Vermont Business Magazine ‘Rising Star.’ This recognition is bestowed on Vermont. All Our Crew

3 Mega Projects Propel ConstructConnect’s September Starts Higher by Nearly One-Third

Construction Superintendent Magazine

ConstructConnect recently announced that September’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential activity, was $42.8 billion. The month-to-month percentage change versus August was an outsized +31.5 percent (or plus nearly one-third).

Arbitration is Why There is So Little Litigation in Green Building

Green Building Law Update

It is surprising to many in the environmental industrial complex that there has been relatively little litigation arising out of green building. There have been only a very modest number of cases commenced in courts across the country involving construction of green buildings.

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Biggest Construction Companies in the World 2017


We brought you the biggest construction companies in Europe and the US, and now we give you the biggest in the world. We made an illustration below of the biggest companies in each continent. Check it out and see if you recognize any of them. With this, we give you.

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How to Prevent Errors During Setting Out Building Plan on Ground?

The Constructor

Setting out building plan on ground is one of the most significant steps in building constructions and any errors at this stage would cause. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Tips Buildings

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Harbor Freight Tools’ South Carolina Expansion To Create 500 Jobs

Business Facilities Blog

Harbor Freight Tools is planning a one million-square foot expansion of its East Coast distribution facility in Dillon County, SC. The expansion is projected to create more than 500 new jobs, bringing the company’s total investment in South Carolina to more than $200 million.

Humber River Hospital

SAB Magazine

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of over 850,000 in northwest Toronto.

Construction Spending Increases Between September 2016, 2017 as Growing Private-Sector Outpaces Public-Sector Declines

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Light-filled Tiny House Made of Reclaimed Materials

Jetson Green

I prefer rustic style tiny homes over the more modern, minimalist ones, and the new creation by tiny house maker Wood & Heart, based in New Hampshire, is a prime example of everything done right.

How BIM is empowering safety on site


In most cases, the discussion around Building Information Modeling (BIM) tends to focus on the potential efficiency and financial benefits that it may entail for the construction industry. Nevertheless, BIM can significantly contribute to the prevention of severe accidents on site, as well.

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Brick Calculator -Calculate Number of Bricks for Walls, Columns, Foundations

The Constructor

This brick calculator provides the calculation for number of bricks required for masonry walls, columns, foundations etc. Also, how to calculate. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Business Facilities Blog

By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2017 Issue. BF: Braidy Industries announced earlier this year that it will build a $1.3-billion aluminum rolling mill in Greenup County, creating 550 jobs.

'Go Build' Campaign to Launch National Website

ENR Construction

State-level image-building successes lead program proponents to roll out an expanded web platform next month


Dodge Momentum Index Recovers in October

Construction Superintendent Magazine

NEW YORK, N. The Dodge Momentum Index rose in October, climbing 13.2 percent to 130.9 2000=100) from the revised September reading of 115.6.

Super-Thin Solar Cell

Jetson Green

Solar energy will very likely be the main source of power as the world continues to strive toward greater sustainability. But it won’t be just the large panels that get the job done.

5% growth for German Construction in 2017!


In an industry where lack of productivity and efficiency is globally the number one problem, the 5% revenue growth rate that the German construction has achieved in 2017 is truly spectacular. This number is even more valuable if we take into account that construction is an integral part of the.

What is Request for Quotation in Construction Projects?

The Constructor

A request for quote or a quotation (RFQ) in a construction project is an invitation to contractors for bidding process of various activities of. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project

Illinois Revives Premier Corporate Tax Incentives

Business Facilities Blog

By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2017 Issue. Bruce Rauner recently signed a bill reinstating Illinois’ premier corporate tax incentive program and, some argue, could help the state edge out other Midwestern contenders for projects heavy on job creation.

A UK Bridge That Is a Lesson on How to Build Infrastructure

ENR Construction

This country’s infrastructure—bridges, airports, dams and levees—needs wide-scale repair and renewal

Montana Contractor Fined $250K for Severely Burned Employee

Construction Equipment

OSHA cited a Billings, Montana general contractor and a Rock Springs, Wyoming, subcontractor for exposing workers to numerous safety hazards, causing an employee to suffer severe burns. The companies face $249,516 in proposed penalties. On May 5, 2017, a Coleman Construction Inc.

Eight factors construction contractors need to consider when buying a mobile generator

CK Power

The mobile generator you choose for your job site needs to be able to provide the dependable power your job site requires, plain and simple. And because job site applications vary so widely, mobile generator selection should be taken on a case-by-case basis.

Construction marketing: How much should you pay (invest?)

Construction Marketing Ideas

Marketing for the architectural, engineering and construction community can be described as messy expense. The reason: Some of the most effective marketing is dirt cheap (free, even), while other expenses can be dauntingly high with uncertain if any return on investment.

What are the Types of Mechanical Splices for Rebars?

The Constructor

Mechanical rebar splices for rebars in concrete construction is an effective method of joining reinforcing bars. These are designed based on codes of. How To Guide Reinforcement Guide reinforcement Reinforcement Estimation

Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expanding in Union City

Business Facilities Blog

By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2017 Issue. T yson Foods, Inc. will invest approximately $80 million to expand operations in Union City, TN. Tyson, one of the world’s largest food companies, plans to create more than 300 new jobs as part of its expansion in Obion County.

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