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.

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.

Types of Drawings used in Building Construction

The Constructor

Different types of drawings is used in construction such as architectural drawings, structural, electrical, plumbing and finishing drawings. These. Architecture Building Building Bye Laws Building Technology Guide Construction Project Design Guide IS Codes Structural Engineering

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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.

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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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).

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.

New Steam Boiler Safety Video Highlights Why Some May Be Safer

Constructor Magazine

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

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).

Products at work: 6 product applications for your next project


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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.

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.

Uncharted Territory: How To Teach Safety To Millennials

FDR Safety

In my 40 years as a Safety Professional and Instructor, I have trained over 50,000 people on the topic of workplace safety.

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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.

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

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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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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Using TaBRA For Culture Change

FDR Safety

TaBRA (Task Based Risk Assessments) is a topic about which FDRsafety has written several times. Our previous blogs describe the “what,” “how, ” and “why” of the TaBRA method from a technical perspective.

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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 Financial Case for High Performance Buildings: Why It Matters


In a white paper on The Financial Case for High Performance Buildings, set to be publicly available in September 2018, stok argues that the seemingly intangible occupant impacts of the built environment are quantifiable from a bottom line perspective.

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

Modern Slavery Exists and We Must Stop It Now

Green Building Law Update

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How to Calculate Steel Quantity for Slab, Footing, and Column?

The Constructor

Estimation of steel reinforcement quantity is crucial for the cost evaluation which is one of the factors that need to be considered while a specific. Building Technology Guide Estimating & Costing How To Guide Material Estimation

Facilities Maintenance Checklist and Procedures

Job Order Contracting

Preventative maintenance is critical to facilities occupant health and safety, as well as meeting an organization’s fiduciary responsibilities. How do your preventative and routine facilities maintenance checklists and procedures compare to the following?

Hand Tool Ratings – Construction STAR Ratings

Construction Marketing Blog

The new Construction STAR Ratings uses a proprietary algorithm to rate products and services within the construction industry that includes voice of the customer (VoC) research, and other factors. The Construction STAR Ratings are sponsored by the Construction Marketing Association.

Industry experts talk AI: Colin Smith on why construction should care about AI


Some weeks ago we talked with Benjamin Dyer, CEO and co-founder of Powered Now, about the crucial role of Artificial Intelligence on the new age of construction. Today we are back with the third part of our interview series ‘Industry experts talk AI’. We have a quick chat on the reasons why construction should care about. Future of Construction AI experts Artificial Intelligence industry experts industry experts talk AI

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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Components or Parts of a Staircase and Stair. And Their Design.


A stair is a set of steps leading from one floor to another. The room or enclosure of the building in which the stair is located is known as a. Read more Components or Parts of a Staircase and Stair. And Their Design. The post Components or Parts of a Staircase and Stair. And Their Design.