Sat.Mar 14, 2020 - Fri.Mar 20, 2020

In most US cities, construction work continues as shutdowns loom

Construction Dive

While Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, have stopped all construction, other areas are banning some types of projects or shutting down all but "essential" services. Where does that leave contractors

How A Business Dashboard Can Help You Drive Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

(Note: We are tracking the latest construction industry news and online resources for contractors in time of COVID-19). Business dashboards are a valuable business intelligence tool, offering an "at-a-glance" big picture view of a company's performance.

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How COVID-19 is Changing How We Work

Surveyor

A look at how a global pandemic is altering business and how working in the digital age could ease the pain. Viewpoint News

What Is Plaster | Plaster Ratio | History of Plastering | Requirements of Good Plaster

CivilJungle

What Is Plaster? Plastering is the process of covering uneven surfaces and rough walls in the construction of houses and other structures with a plastic material known as Plaster, which is a mixture of cement or lime concrete and sand along with the required quantity of water.

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.

Precast Concrete Foundations- Features and Advantages

The Constructor

Precast concrete foundation construction is an off-site construction technique in which the foundation units are pre-engineered and manufactured in a.

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Championing Technology: Gamuda Berhad’s Approach to Building Smarter

Surveyor

A conversation with Ronan Collins and Tony Joseph of Gamuda Berhad, Malaysia’s largest civil engineering contractor on digitizing field processes. Client Spotlight

OSHA Alert: How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

FDR Safety

The following was prepared by the Sherman & Howard LLC law firm, www.shermanhoward.com. Part I: Selecting a Company Representative. The most important step to take before an OSHA inspection even takes place is selecting a company representative.

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Managing The COVID-19 Crisis: Seven Tips For Business Leaders 

Business Facilities

Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, offers tips for business leaders as they guide their teams through the Coronavirus crisis. Read: Managing The COVID-19 Crisis: Seven Tips For Business Leaders at BusinessFacilities.com.

Force majeure clauses take center stage in contractors' coronavirus response

Construction Dive

The time is now for firms to protect themselves from the potentially devastating effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to attorney Trent Cotney. Careful bidding and specific contract provisions can help mitigate the risk

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 Contractor Resources

Surveyor

We’ve gathered some reliable news sources, access information and tips and tricks to navigate this situation a bit better. We are here to help. Viewpoint News

Azimuths and Bearings in Surveying-Difference & Determination

The Constructor

Azimuths and bearings are horizontal angles measured to represent or locate a line with respect to a meridian. Here, the important features of.

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Sumter Original Brewery Establishing Operations In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The local craft brewery's $6.5 million investment will create 20 new jobs in Sumter County, SC. Read: Sumter Original Brewery Establishing Operations In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

Remote control: What construction companies are doing to keep work going

Construction Dive

Amid the coronavirus response and workers increasingly being advised to work remotely, some firms shared with Construction Dive their response to teleworking in an industry where in-person jobsite work is essential

How Drones Have Changed Construction & What's Next

Construction Business Owner

How Drones Have Changed Construction & What's Next. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 03/17/2020 - 11:26. On March 2, the commentary period ended for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed Remote ID rule.

Injection Grouting: Purpose, Procedure, and Field Considerations

The Constructor

Injection grouting is a process of filling the cracks, open joints, voids, or honeycombs, in concrete or masonry structural members, under pressure. How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Grouting Injection Grouting Pressure grouting Repairing

Louisiana: Advanced Aero Services Brings MRO To Shreveport

Business Facilities

Aero’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport will serve commercial airline customers. Plans include a narrow-body hanger. Read: Louisiana: Advanced Aero Services Brings MRO To Shreveport at BusinessFacilities.com.

Boston 1st major US city to order halt on all construction

Construction Dive

Mayor Martin Walsh's announcement calls into question whether other jurisdictions will follow suit and enact construction site shutdowns. Some city leaders seem to be considering it while others are not

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AEM Report Notes Importance of Manufacturing to the Nation

Construction Equipment

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers released a study of the construction, mining, and agriculture equipment manufacturing community that it hopes will help make the case for various federal actions, including an infrastructure bill. The report, “Market Size and Economic Contributions of the

Fire Damage Mechanism of RC Structure and Assessment Method

The Constructor

Fire cause concrete surface cracking and crazing, chemical decomposition, and microcracking and spalling. These impacts can significantly change the.

Most Employees Working From Home Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Business Facilities

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their workers to work from home, according to a Gartner survey. Read: Most Employees Working From Home Due To Coronavirus Pandemic at BusinessFacilities.com.

Hotel construction pipeline ends 2019 with record high

Construction Dive

Though there were a record number of hotels planned and underway as of the close of the year, Lodging Econometrics' results and forecast do not include the potential impact of the coronavirus

COVID-19 Checklist for Const. Projects

Construction Equipment

To prepare for any possible challenges presented by any delays or cost increases as a result of COVID-19, Eversheds Sutherland highlighted some considerations and actions items for construction development teams. Pay attention to COVID-19 outbreaks in your project areas, and closely watch

Nominal Mix Concrete Vs Design Mix Concrete

Civil Lead

Nominal Mix Concrete Vs Design Mix Concrete Concrete is made up of mixing cement, sand, aggregate, admixtures and water. The strength, workability and durability of concrete depend on mixing proportions of its ingredients.

PwC Survey Reveals Expected Business, Economic Impact Of COVID-19

Business Facilities

The first in a bi-monthly series shows how CFOs and finance leaders plan to react to COVID-19, and what impacts they expect to see. Read: PwC Survey Reveals Expected Business, Economic Impact Of COVID-19 at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction Dive's coronavirus headquarters: Up-to-date coverage for contractors

Construction Dive

Your source for Construction Dive's ongoing coverage of how the novel cornavirus is impacting construction nationwide

Volvo Launches Machine Control System for Excavators

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched Volvo Active Control, an automated grading machine control system for its EC220E, EC250E and EC300E crawler excavators. The system allows operators to get the right depth and angle, reducing grading times by up to 45 percent, according to the company.

Complimentary E-Book: Best Practices for Contractors to Address COVID-19

Best Practices Construction Law

I am not going to even attempt to describe what has occurred over the past week. You’ve read it online. You’ve watched the daily news reports. You’ve listened to the radio. And you’ve even had to adjust your own schedule to accommodate school closings.

Functions of Admixtures in Fresh and Hardened State of Concrete

The Constructor

admixtures (singular or combination of admixtures) are added to concrete or mortar or grout mixture to achieve or improve desired properties in the. Concrete Admixtures Concrete Admixtures Guide Concrete Technology How To Guide Admixtures Guide Concrete Admixture

'Automation is not innovation' in offsite, World of Modular speakers say

Construction Dive

Though automated tasks in the factory can elevate offsite productivity beyond traditional methods, it's more important to innovate the building process to capitalize on modular's potential to disrupt

Built Robotics Partners with Union for Robotics Training

Construction Equipment

The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and Built Robotics announced a multi-year strategic partnership agreement. The partnership will establish a training program to prepare the more than 400,000 IUOE members to oversee and manage robotic equipment, as well as work alongside

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How to Navigate the Equipment Buying Landscape in 2020

Construction Business Owner

How to Navigate the Equipment Buying Landscape in 2020. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 03/18/2020 - 14:39. What you should know when looking for new equipment for your construction jobsite—from the information you need to a dealer who can help

20 Advantages of High Performance Concrete in Design and Construction

The Constructor

There are several advantages of high performance concrete (HPC) application in building construction which are not achievable using conventional. Concrete Technology High Strength Concrete High Performance concrete