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Opentree integrates with Viewpoint For Projects

Extranet Evolution

BIM is a collaborative process increasingly supported by an ‘ecosystem’ of solutions that can seamlessly exchange information. Opentree provides some ‘glue’ between internal WIP and CDEs.

The Drone Age

Business Facilities Blog

On Dec. 30, 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the six locations it had selected to be government-sanctioned test sites for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), a.k.a. drones.

Top Issues Faced by Construction Industries in 2017 and Future

The Constructor

Construction industries faces a lot of challenges and issues such as productivity, sustainability, profit margins, lack of skilled labors, use of. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project Construction Construction Projects

Martin’s Point Health Care Center Recognized as Project of the Year

PC Construction Blog

On Tuesday, the Martin’s Point Health Care Center in Scarborough, Maine, was honored as the 2017 Project of the Year by the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation. The SMRT-designed project, which broke ground last April, replaces. All Awards Health Care & Life Sciences Projects

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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Economical Design of Reinforced Concrete Columns to Reduce Cost

The Constructor

Economical design of reinforced concrete columns and its construction practices and recommendations to reduce its cost of construction is. Structural Design Structural Engineering Column Structural

American Standard wins 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year

Constructor Magazine

American Standard has been recognized with a 2017 WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award for the brand’s ongoing efforts to increase awareness about water conservation


Top 40 K-12 engineering firms


Dedicated Labs Help to Bridge Tech Innovations to Practice

ENR Construction

On Sept. 26 in New York City, the Boston-based construction company Suffolk opened the first of six Smart Labs that it is building in the heart of its key offices in the U.S.

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

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

Schwing America Acquires Loop Belt

Construction Equipment

Schwing America has purchased all the assets of Loop Belt Industries, makers of truck-mounted telescopic conveyors. The assets will be incorporated into Schwing, said CEO Bill Murray.

Predictive Versus Just-in-Time Maintenance

Construction Business Owner

Construction equipment fleets require diligent preventive maintenance to keep them in top condition, comply with warranty contracts, lengthen lifespan and increase resale value.

Top 40 airport construction firms


Hurricanes Stir Inflation As Labor Shortages Grow

ENR Construction

The third quarter brought a flurry of natural disasters, including category 4 and 5 hurricanes whose economic impacts will take years to unfold, with Harvey primarily in Texas, Irma in Florida, and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Kyocera to Acquire Ryobi Power Tools

Construction Equipment

Kyocera Corporation today announced that it has concluded a basic agreement as of September 29 to acquire the majority of shares of a company to be established from the company split of Ryobi Limited’s power tool business.

Better Building in 3-D

Construction Business Owner

With augmented and virtual reality, drones and a host of other tech solutions becoming synonymous with the modern construction landscape, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with options.

Top 30 airport engineering firms


Contractor Uses Air Crane to Deliver 3,000-mile Broadband Network to Remote Alaska Villages

ENR Construction

Despite extreme weather conditions, 18,000-lb payloads that could be delivered only by helicopter crane and a year-long materials supply chain, an Anchorage-based contractor is completing a five-year effort to bring broadband to remote villages

Call For Entries: 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year

Business Facilities Blog

CALL FOR ENTRIES. Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year are now being accepted. The awards will be announced in January 2018, and the winners will be featured prominently in the January/February 2017 issue of Business Facilities.

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Can Big Data Predict Where Amazon's HQ2 Will Land?

Construction Equipment

Renaming established stadiums and office towers to generate revenue and boost the paying company's brand awareness is common practice these days. Target Center in Minneapolis, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Chicago's Willis Tower (still called Sears Tower by the locals) are a few examples.

6 ways to get millennial employees excited about project management


Make no mistake. Despite rumors that millennials like to take shortcuts and are rather lazy, the opposite is true. Millennials work hard—very, very hard.

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Landscape/Urban Development Best Project: The Barn

ENR Construction

When it comes to engineering, it’s hard to beat nature—but The Barn comes close

What are the Types of Structural Steel Framing Systems?

The Constructor

Different types of structural steel framing systems for buildings such as skeleton, wall bearing and long span framing systems and their applications. Structural Engineering Structural

On Closer Inspection.Big Ben Rehab Cost Doubles

Construction Equipment

The conservation project of the Elizabeth Tower and Great Clock, more commonly known as Big Ben Tower in London, was originally estimated to cost about $38.5 million, but as crews have had a chance to look more closely at the work over the last 16 months, it has become apparent that $38.5 million comes up a bit short.

Top 30 airport architecture firms


Residential/Hospitality Best Project: Metropolis Phase One

ENR Construction

Encompassing an entire city block in downtown Los Angeles, Metropolis is a two-phase project

IAPMO seeks proposals for 2021 UPC, UMC

Constructor Magazine

No proposals will be accepted after the 5 p.m. PST deadline on March 16, 2018


4 Ways to Improve Intergenerational Decision Making

Construction Business Owner

Making decisions is always difficult. It’s hard enough when the decision needs to be made by a group of like-minded peers; but the hardest types of decisions to make are those in which there are multiple generations involved in the process. So, what do you do?


Five strategies to improve energy performance in existing buildings


Anyone who owns or operates an existing building should be scheduling energy audits and/or retro-commissioning. Here’s why: Improving building energy performance reduces costs, lowers strain on shared community resources, and demonstrates a commitment to environmental stewardship.

K-12 Education Best Project: Irvine USD, Portola High School

ENR Construction

Education is taking flight at Portola High School in the Irvine Unified School District

August Construction Spending Rises to $1.21 Trillion

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Commerce reported today that construction spending increased 2.5 percent on a year-to-year basis in August to $1.21 trillion. Here is a summary of the August figures: Total Construction. Construction spending during August 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,218.3

The 100 Biggest UK Construction Clients


In many of our latest posts, we have referred extensively to the problems that the UK construction has to battle against. Despite its big struggle for momentum, there still are some remarkable deals in the UK market. With that in mind, we decided to conduct a thorough research and present.