April, 2020

Resources for Owners/Managers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Viewpoint Construction Technology

As an owner/manager, your employees’ well-being is of high priority. Here are some tips and resources for how to support your teams. Viewpoint News

Post-coronavirus contingency planning for contractors, owners

Construction Dive

When U.S. construction reboots, contractors will face new short-term and long-term challenges. An expert from Turner & Townsend offers ways to prepare

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4 Ways To Protect Your Workforce During COVID-19

FDR Safety

The world has changed and it may never get back to exactly where it was before. As many are settling in to their “new normal” at home, we at FDRsafety have been meticulously learning and implementing programs for the “new normal” on the job site. For many, returning to work will be an entirely new and quite tedious experience. OSHA requires all businesses to have an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan. Additionally, different states have different COVID-19 return to work policies.

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Outsourced Marketing vs. Staffing for Construction Companies

Construction Marketing

The decision to Outsource Marketing to a consultant or agency, or to hire staff for marketing is a frequent but critical consideration. Factors include the frequency of specific marketing activities, the availability of talent, and the financial return of either scenario. The latter taking on new urgency within a recessionary environment. This article will define Outsourced Marketing and staffing, along with the pros and cons of each, and some recommended resources.

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

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

COVID-19 and the Risk from Recirculated Air in Buildings

Green Building Law Update

The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) has in recent days issued guidance on how to occupy commercial and public buildings, from offices to schools, “in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.”.

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The New Normal: 8 ways the coronavirus crisis is changing construction

Construction Dive

What Is Concrete | Different Types of Concrete

CivilJungle

What Is Concrete? Concrete is the final product resulting from mixing cement , aggregates (including sand), water, and mixtures. It is initially malleable in its “wet” state and solidifies over time, gaining strength and durability. The first use of concrete was by the Roman Empire. Although there is some indication that earlier civilizations used a distant form of concrete, the Romans used a mixture of quick lime , pozzolana, and a pumice aggregate.

Technical Terms used in Brick Masonry

Learn Civil Engineering

If you want to be a successful civil engineer, then you need to know all about the technical terms used in brick masonry, i hope this article will definitely help you. Definition of Masonry Masonry may be defined as the art of construction in which building units, such as clay bricks, sand-lime, bricks, stones, Precast […]. Building Construction Brick masonry Definitions Technical Terms used in Brick Masonry

Compressive Strength of Concrete -Cube Test [PDF], Procedure, Results

The Constructor

Compressive strength of concrete cube test provides an idea about all the characteristics of concrete. Cube test results judges proper concreting at. Concrete Technology How To Guide Material Testing Guide GE Lab Tests Practical Civil Engineering

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Tensions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Tips for a Successful Webinar

Construction Marketing

With COVID-19, many companies must think outside the box to keep their engagement high. There is no better time than today to start planning your next webinar. Here are 10 successful webinar tips. Know you attendees. Consider these three questions: Who will be attending? What challenges are they facing? What are their goals? Knowing these three questions will allow you to get a better understanding of the audience. Visual Branding. You need to be consistent and align everything with your brand.

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State of the Construction Industry: March 2020 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

We’ve focused our March roundup on news related to the impact of Coronavirus in the construction industry. Construction Technology/News

Consultant predicts a post-coronavirus 'construction tsunami'

Construction Dive

Contractors should look to predictive models to help plan for getting back to work after the COVID-19 crisis abates, which could be in just over a month, according to a presenter at a recent DBIA webinar

Maryland is First State to Legislate Permitted Use of PFAS

Green Building Law Update

Prior to the just concluded session of the Maryland legislature, the State’s laws and regulations were silent with regard to PFAS chemicals including PFOA. At worst, Maryland could have been criticized along with the Federal government and other states, for failing to regulate PFAS as a hazardous substance. But then, some days ago Maryland did what no other state (nor the Federal government) has done. It passed legislation (. actually 3 separate bills) expressly permitting PFAS (.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire. Examples include: A skilled worker setting up a frame for welding and fabrication and a 400 lb.

Six Ways to Manage Your Construction Team During a Pandemic

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The coronavirus may not be the last pandemic, ensure your construction company is prepared. The post Six Ways to Manage Your Construction Team During a Pandemic appeared first on cnstrctr. All Posts Division 01 - General Requirements Featured Articles

5 steps to prevent common construction schedule delays

Lets Build

Construction schedule delays are a common problem within the industry and for a very good reason. As reported by McKinsey and Company, an average project in construction is expected to experience a minimum 20-month delay and an 80% budget overrun. It quickly becomes clear that there is plenty of room for improvement in the way the sector designs, communicates and eventually builds.

Tracking Prefabrication Productivity

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Why Controlled Construction Environments are More Important than Ever and How Contractors are Using Technology to Gain Efficiency. Construction Best Practices

Coronavirus crisis inspires industry collaboration: 'We're all in this together'

Construction Dive

Contractors, subs, suppliers and owners are coming together to post photos, lay out best practices and combine insight for toolbox talks to overcome jobsite challenges posed by the pandemic

Supreme Court Permits State Law Claims Against Superfund Property

Green Building Law Update

In an instructive environmental law decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal Superfund statute (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act) does not preclude owners of adjacent contaminated land from pursuing state laws claims for money damages for nuisance, trespass and strict liability, but any cleanup of that land cannot be taken in the absence of EPA approval.

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire. Examples include: A skilled worker setting up a frame for welding and fabrication and a 400 lb.

Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

Business Facilities

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs. Read: Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection at BusinessFacilities.com. Corporate Real Estate Daily News Executive Analysis Featured New Jersey Site Selection coronavirus corporate expansion Corporate Real Estate (CRE) COVID-19 Economy Infrastructure interest rates John H.

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5 steps to overcome remote work challenges in construction

Lets Build

As construction faces the serious effects of the Coronavirus outbreak, more and more companies are forced to either shut down their sites or, in the best-case scenario, limit their operating activities. Like that, remote working has announced its presence to the construction industry leading many stakeholders to change their habits and adopt a new way of working and communicating with their teams.

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Thriving During a (Potential) Coronavirus-Related Recession

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The Coronavirus could lead to a recession, but there are things that construction companies can do to ensure they survive. Viewpoint News

After COVID-19, there will be a new normal for construction safety

Construction Dive

Construction, how we move forward through this crisis safely must be defined now. Are we ready

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Maryland Enacts New Environmental Laws in 2020

Green Building Law Update

The 440th session of the Maryland General Assembly commenced on January 8, 2020. The 90 day session was, for the first time since the Civil War cut short, ending three weeks early (. of note, the predecessor, appointed not elected, General Assembly of Maryland was first called together in 1635 in St. Mary’s for 90 days).

How to Help Your Employees Cope with the Stress of COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

How to Help Your Employees Cope with the Stress of COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:46. Construction is a people business built on healthy relationships and partnerships. Human capital risk management holds that employees are the primary asset of companies. Companies that truly care for workers yield a sustainable competitive advantage from building a caring culture

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Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

Business Facilities

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook. Read: Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success at BusinessFacilities.com.

10 key responsibilities of a construction project manager

Lets Build

What are the responsibilities of a project manager in construction? Planning. Hire, fire and supervise. Set goals. Deliver on time. Stay on budget. Keep client and your boss on the loop. The dispute manager. Draft contracts. Manage risks. Not all construction project managers know what they do all the time. Sometimes, they get too overwhelmed with so many tasks and with the multiple stakeholders they have to communicate with.

All the Ways We Can Help Right Now

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint is focused on helping our community bridge the COVID-19 situation with resources, product information and customer support. Viewpoint News

Essential or not, all construction requires enhanced safety protocols

Construction Dive

Can construction continue safely within CDC guidelines? In some instances, it can’t, but in many cases, it can — and it should, writes Associated Builders and Contractors' Greg Sizemore

Maryland Enacts New Environmental Laws in 2020

Green Building Law Update

The 440th session of the Maryland General Assembly commenced on January 8, 2020. The 90 day session was, for the first time since the Civil War cut short, ending three weeks early (. of note, the predecessor, appointed not elected, General Assembly of Maryland was first called together in 1635 in St. Mary’s for 90 days).