September, 2018

New report assesses where opportunities could lie in construction technology


Between 2013 and February 2018, cumulative investment in construction technology totaled $18 billion, or double the amount invested during the previous five years

3 Reasons to Reach Out to Your General Contractor During the Commercial Construction Process

Commercial Construction

For the most part, a commercial construction firm’s job is pretty straightforward.

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How Hensel Phelps maximizes its use of drones

Construction Dive

The construction giant spent up to $20,000 per manned helicopter flight to capture aerial video of projects before tapping unmanned aerial vehicles to complete the same tasks and more at a fraction of the cost

Net Zero Certification Program Announced by USGBC

Green Building Law Update

Much as NASA developed dozens of life changing and useful inventions that benefitted all as it raced to the moon, USGBC may be the catalyst for new, cutting edge technologies in the race to net zero buildings.

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

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

Best Practices for Construction Document Management

John Chaney

Document management might not sound glamorous, but effective document management is critical to the success of construction projects.

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Construction Lead Services – Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association announces a national webcast and survey regarding construction lead service best practices and effectiveness. The panel discussion and survey results will be presented at the November 15, 2018 webcast (1 pm CST).

Some useful guidelines to substitute the spalling bricks

Construction Cost Estimating

Freezing and thawing water in brick leads to flaking and spalling and due to these the bricks are damaged severely. In this construction article, you will get some useful tips for recognizing spalling on bricks.

Construction labor shortage exacerbates safety issues

Construction Dive

Safety issues prominent in the industry such as substance abuse, aging employees and accelerated construction schedules are even worse when there's a smaller pool of workers

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Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” And I have offered the same response for more than a decade – attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (. yes, you will have to talk with people while you are there).

Can Lean Manufacturing Principles Improve Construction?

John Chaney

If construction jobsites have one thing in common, it’s that they’re all different. This variation — in project size, scope, type, materials, timelines, etc. makes a philosophy like lean manufacturing seem unsuited to the construction industry.

How to Finish hardened Concrete Surfaces?

The Constructor

Finishing hardened concrete surface is carried out to achieve finely finished surface. There are number of methods and equipment that have been used.

Securing Your Construction Business Online with SSL Technology

Construction Marketing Blog

The internet has made it easy and affordable to connect with your customer base and advertise your small business, but online your construction company could be at risk without a strong website security plan. That’s where SSL encryption can help.

Virtual reality as a design tool: What we've learned and where we're going


In many ways, 2016 was a breakout year for virtual reality in the design professions. After years of speculation and buildup, manufacturers such as HTC, Oculus, and Microsoft released powerful head-mounted displays that gave designers and clients a truly immersive and interactive 3D experience

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The Dotted Line: Mitigating the risk of unforeseen site conditions

Construction Dive

If a contractor signs a contract stating it's responsible for all conditions before doing its due diligence on site conditions, a contract expert said, it should anticipate schedule-killing litigation

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With Over $3.6 Trillion in Value You Should Pay Attention to GRESB

Green Building Law Update

For the uninitiated GRESB assesses the sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios worldwide. GRESB is the global environmental, social and governance (ESG) benchmark for real estate assets.

Episode 7: The Discipline of Effective Construction Compliance Management

John Chaney

A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Episode 7: The Discipline of Effective Construction Compliance Management. Maintaining proper licensing, permits and compliance measures is the bitter pill that every above-board contractor needs to take.

Types of Beams in Construction

The Constructor

What is a Beam? beam is a horizontal structural element that withstand vertical loads, shear forces and bending moments. They transfer loads imposed.

Contractor Website Best Practices

Construction Marketing Blog

An excellent website is no longer an option for any type of construction, remodeling, or trade contracting firm. Fact is, website excellence is now a requirement for business success.

Products at work: 6 product applications for your next project


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Why a robot is MVP on a Hoar Construction project

Construction Dive

Construction Robotics' semi-automated mason — SAM — laid 250,000 bricks on a recent project six times faster than a human worker could, project manager Bill Lampkin told Construction Dive

ESG, including Advantaged by Green Building, Requires Risk Oversight

Green Building Law Update

Investments by individuals and institutions driven by environmental, social and governance matters continue to remain front and center in the minds of boards of directors, government regulators and the media.

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The Business Benefits of Green Construction

John Chaney

Green construction isn’t new anymore. In fact, it’s become pretty commonplace in the construction industry. Just look at how many projects aim to achieve LEED certification or the new BREEAM certification, which we recently discussed here on Viewpoint Surveyor.

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14 Types of Columns in building Construction

The Constructor

There are several types of columns which are used in different parts of structures. Column is a vertical structural member that carry loads mainly in. Building Technology Guide Building Building Tips Composites Structural Engineering Tips How To Guide Structural Structure

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5 Tips for Filing a Roof Replacement Insurance Claim

Construction Marketing Blog

The roof is among the most valuable assets on your house. It costs a lot to put up, mainly because it plays a significant role in your safety and security while giving you a solid defense against the effects of snow, wind, rain, heat, hail, and other elements.

Doing Construction Lead Programs the Right Way

Construction Informer

Get off on the right foot with construction lead programs by knowing the pros and cons. The post Doing Construction Lead Programs the Right Way appeared first on Construction Informer Blog. Construction Economics Trending

How to protect and retain immigrant workers

Construction Dive

Awaiting President Donald Trump's next policy move, construction executives underscore the economic contributions of foreign-born workers, who make up 25% of the workforce, while unions and others call for better safeguards against wage theft and jobsite injury

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Modern Slavery Exists and We Must Stop It Now

Green Building Law Update

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5 Ways Mobile Tech on the Jobsite Helps Your Whole Business

John Chaney

Mobile technology touches pretty much all parts of our lives these days, so it’s no surprise mobile has begun to play a significant role on construction jobsites. As we’ve discussed on Viewpoint Surveyor in the past, JBKnowledge’s Construction Technology Report from 2017 found that 83.1

14 Uses of Sedimentary Rocks in Civil Engineering

The Constructor

Uses of sedimentary rock can be found in almost all buildings and public structures. This makes it substantially important construction material in. Building Building Materials Building Technology Guide Cement Concrete Technology Dams Bridge Construction Building Tips Sedimentary Rocks

5 Things to Look For in a Waterproofing Company

Construction Marketing Blog

If you are looking to prevent a water problem in your home or you want to repair a faulty basement, you will need to hire a good waterproofing company for this role. Your home is your greatest asset and this means that you have to be very careful with the contractors that you bring in to do repairs.

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The European Construction Industry Manifesto for digitalisation: An insight into a smarter and cost-efficient sector


A few months ago the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) in collaboration with other leading European construction associations published the European Construction Industry Manifesto for digitalisation. The manifesto focuses on the numerous actions that EU could take in order to facilitate the digital transformation of the construction industry. The optimisation of the current data policy.

What you need to know about HR and recruiting in construction

Construction Dive

Construction Dive takes an in-depth look at the industry's labor shortage and best practices for recruiting and retaining talent

New Steam Boiler Safety Video Highlights Why Some May Be Safer

Contractor Magazine

Physics and physical design seem to play a critical role in understanding safety issues of industrial steam boilers