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Attracting New Construction Talent

Construction Business Owner

A 2018 industrywide survey from Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports 80% of construction firms have a tough time hiring hourly craft positions.

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Number of U.S. architects continues to rise


The number of architects licensed in the United States rose to 115,316 in 2018, according to the annual Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. This is a 2% increase from 2017 and represents a 13% increase compared to the number of U.S. architects seen a decade ago

European Hardhat Brings Science to Injury Reduction

ENR Construction

In Sweden, a partnership between MIPS Corp.,

Report: Technology is necessary for construction skills gap

Construction Dive

A new survey by the Autodesk Foundation and Deloitte says that technology adoption also could leave some construction workers behind if they are not continuously upskilled

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

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

Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth


Viewpoint clients' success is being noted across the construction industry

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Two Schools Unite as One

PC Construction Blog

On June 17, the City of Lewiston school department held an open house for the new Robert V. Connors Elementary School. To commemorate the completion of construction, elementary students from the Longley and Martel Schools. All Education & Campus

Gilbane, Jacobs find tech benefits beyond closeout

Construction Dive

Virtual and augmented reality and BIM tools have become staples in design and construction, but savvy VDC managers are finding ways to extend their use to unanticipated benefits for owners

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Components of Building Substructure

The Constructor

The basic components of a building substructure are the foundation and plinth beam. These components safely transfer the load from the superstructure. Building Technology Guide components of building Foundation substructure

Google Continues Growth In Texas

Business Facilities

The tech giant is increasing its presence in the Lone Star State with a new data center in Midlothian and two new office buildings in Austin. Read: Google Continues Growth In Texas at

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How to Solve the Talent Gap in Construction

Construction Business Owner

The construction industry has a hiring problem. As baby boomers exit the workforce, the industry is seeing an increase in open job reqs. With millennials making up 35% of the workforce, construction companies are wondering what they can do to make the industry more attractive to job seekers

AEC firm Haskell develops its own VR safety game

Construction Dive

Haskell's HERO training program uses video game-like technology to immerse users in a virtual world of construction hazards

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4 Construction Industry Trends in 2019

Construction Equipment

Robots in Construction According to an article in Tech Native, much of the construction process will be automated by 2050. Drones could be capturing site data so that 3D models can be sent to robots and unmanned machines. Robots may also specialize in hard-to-reach or unsafe places that are too

Navistar To Invest $125 Million In Alabama

Business Facilities

The commercial truck and bus manufacturer’s expansion will bring an additional 145 jobs to Huntsville, AL. Read: Navistar To Invest $125 Million In Alabama at

Expanding the Capabilities of Wood Construction Through Mass Timber

Construction Business Owner

Wood has long been recognized as a versatile, cost-effective, beautiful building material. While light-frame wood construction is still commonly used across the United States, a new type has emerged as a favorable choice for owners, designers and contractors

$500M Legoland New York construction shut down due to violations

Construction Dive

A city building inspector said the amusement park project will remain closed until heavy rain subsides and project officials submit a remediation plan for the site's ongoing drainage issues

Top 7 Bathroom Floor Tile Options

The Constructor

A variety of bathroom floor tiles are available in the market of which the most common ones are vinyl, ceramic and porcelain. Selection of best floor. Building Technology Guide Bathroom flooring Flooring flooring tiles


Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The food manufacturer’s expansion of its Putnam County, WV manufacturing plant will create 20 new jobs and add a new product production line. Read: Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion at

How to Manage Summer Heat for Construction Workers

Construction Equipment

Summer is a great time for construction work, but it can be a brutal time for construction workers. Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant dangers, such as sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Every year, construction workers become ill on the job and some

California advances bill tightening definition of independent contractors

Construction Dive

If enacted, employers would be required to use a strict method called the ABC test to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee

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Uniformity Coefficient(Cu) and Coefficient of Curvature(Cc) of Soil

The Constructor

The uniformity coefficient (Cu), curvature coefficient (Cc) and the effective size (D10) are the grading characteristics of the soil. These are the. Geotechnical Engineering Coefficient of curvature of soil Soil Grade characteristics uniformity coefficient of soil

GE Appliances Investing $130M In Georgia

Business Facilities

GE will expand its operations at three locations throughout the state, creating a total of 300 new jobs. Read: GE Appliances Investing $130M In Georgia at

Geothermal: Growth on the Horizon

Contractor Magazine

Recent reports and events suggest this industry is gaining steam, not only in the United States but worldwide

Exxon-SABIC to start construction on $10B Corpus Christi, Texas, ethane cracker plant

Construction Dive

The project entails 6,000 construction jobs through EPC contracts with The Wood Group; McDermott & Turner Industries Group; Chiyoda & Kiewit; and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries & Zachry Group

Types of Isolated Footings

The Constructor

There are various types of isolated footings such as spread footing, stepped footing, sloped footing. They are usually square, rectangular or. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Foundation Isolated Footing

Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada: Start. Grow. Thrive.

Business Facilities

Access, partnership, collaboration and connection in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Read: Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada: Start. Thrive. at

How to Reduce Surety Bond Costs

Contractor Magazine

Heating and plumbing contractors have steps they can take to reduce the cost of a surety bond

Construction industry confidence makes a comeback in Q2 report

Construction Dive

A new study from USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found two primary drivers of contractor optimism — backlog and confidence in new business — rebounded in the second quarter of 2019

Everything I Learned About Business from ‘The Office’

Construction Business Owner

Within "The Office," there are several lessons any construction organization can easily apply to their business strategy

Metalsa Structural Products Investing $6.4M In Virginia

Business Facilities

The Mexico-based automotive solutions company will create 25 new jobs with an expansion of its Roanoke manufacturing operations in Botetourt County, VA. Read: Metalsa Structural Products Investing $6.4M In Virginia at

Have a Coke and a smile: New Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai is on cutting edge of arena design


Thanks to the wonders of 3D imaging, virtual reality and other tech tools being applied to design and construction, new, sometimes unheard of before concepts for structures are being imagined and built. Concept designs” are hot

Construction begins on new $600M main entrance at NYC's Penn Station

Construction Dive

The entrance is just part of a multibillion-dollar program to improve rail and rail-related services in the New York City metro area

4 Reasons Your Website Isn’t Generating Business (and What to Do About It)

Contractor Magazine

A well-designed, well-written, user friendly website that ranks on page one of the search engines will be worth every penny you pay

Lockheed Martin To Invest $142M In Arkansas Expansion

Business Facilities

The security and aerospace company will create 326 new jobs with the expansion of its center of excellence in Camden, AR. Read: Lockheed Martin To Invest $142M In Arkansas Expansion at