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Industry could be overspending $177B per year, study finds

Construction Dive

Lack of effective communication and low adoption of available tech tools have managers wasting up to 14 hours weekly finding documents, doing revisions and resolving conflicts, according to a PlanGrid/FMI Corp. report

What is Podium Slab, Its Functions, Advantages and Disadvantages?

The Constructor

What is podium slab? Podium slabs are special type of floor system that transfers loads from a steel or wood frame structure above the slab to walls. Building Building Technology Guide Concrete Flooring Precast Concrete Construction

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How hospitality design makes spaces of all types better for users

BD+C

Across every market, be it healthcare, education or business, people are understanding design in much more sophisticated ways. Fueled by growing consumerism and shifting generational preferences, people expect better experiences at the hospital, in a college student union and/or in the workplace.

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A Guide to Selecting the Right Construction Software

John Chaney

Construction management is no easy task, as today’s contractors have a lot to juggle: job costs and budgets, progress reporting, overseeing subcontractors, field crews and schedules, materials and equipment, constantly moving timelines and much more.

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

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

Jury Awards Millions in Sustainable Hog Case

Green Building Law Update

Last week a jury in federal court awarded more than $470 million to six people who live from one-third of a mile to one mile away from a hog farm, run by Murphy Brown and affiliate of Smithfield Foods, in a rural patch of Pender County, North Carolina. The lawsuit is the third to go to verdict of more than two dozen cases pending in North Carolina. In April another federal jury award ten families in Bladen County $50 Million.

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Types of High-Rise Buildings Structural Systems

The Constructor

A multistory building higher than 21m or 21 to 29 floor buildings with unknown height described as high-rise structure. Various structural systems. High rise structures High-rise structural systems Structural Engineering Structures Structural Structural Design

Data Analytics vs Gut Feeling – A Discussion

John Chaney

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a series highlighting real customer stories shared during our Digital Contractor Roadshow events. Data Analytics vs Gut Feeling – A Discussion. Data analytics is a buzzword in the construction industry today.

Bjarke Ingels Group’s new Shenzhen tower includes a folded building envelope

BD+C

Pleats may be out when it comes to pants, but Bjarke Ingels Group seems to think they look pretty good on skyscrapers

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Workforce shortages – The commodity of skills

Construction Dive

With construction continuing to expand and the imminent retirement of baby boomers, the industry has to make changes now to fill the workforce for future projects

Devens: Winning The Battle For Business

Business Facilities Blog

Where troops in full battle gear once lined in formation, high-tech execs squint to take aim at targets today—this time with new patents and breakthroughs in their sights. Read: Devens: Winning The Battle For Business at BusinessFacilities.com.

Managing the Complexities of Construction Drawing Sets

John Chaney

Drawings are foundational to construction project management. Sheet counts in the approved construction set are often large to begin with and grow even larger as a project progresses.

Types of High-Rise Structural Systems

The Constructor

A multistory building higher than 21m or 21 to 29 floor buildings with unknown height described as high-rise structure. Various structural systems. High rise structures High-rise structural systems Structural Engineering Structures Structural Structural Design

Revamped electrical contractor training prioritizes technology

Construction Dive

The National Electrical Contractors Association integrated BIM and moved to electronic documentation in an overhaul of its apprenticeship training program

Palmer Manufacturing To Invest $16M In Kansas

Business Facilities Blog

The steel and fiberglass tank manufacturer will increase its workforce to 201 people at its Garden City, KS facility. Read: Palmer Manufacturing To Invest $16M In Kansas at BusinessFacilities.com.

Younger Professionals are Snubbing Construction Careers — What Your Firm can do to Change Their Minds

John Chaney

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that younger professionals are steering away from construction jobs. This is, of course, a problem for an industry already struggling to attract skilled construction professionals in the wake of the most recent recession.

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Ordinary Portland Cement – Manufacture, Properties, Types and Uses

The Constructor

Ordinary Portland cement is one of the most widely used type of Cement. In 1824 Joseph Aspdin gave the name as Portland cement as it has similarity. Building Technology Guide Cement Concrete Concrete Admixtures Concrete Properties Masonry Construction types of cement and their uses

St. Louis sees a $750M hotel construction boom

Construction Dive

The growth is being driven by demand from the city's burgeoning tech industry and a desire to draw in more convention business

The World Is Coming To Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

Tennessee’s red-hot financial sector, which has added more than 24,000 jobs in this decade, continues to attract foreign direct investment from global asset management leaders. Read: The World Is Coming To Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Episode 4 – Construction CPAs, Beyond Just Taxes and Audits

John Chaney

A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Episode 4: Construction CPAs, Beyond Just Taxes and Audits.

How to Write a Proposal To Win more Construction Projects

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Emily Watts. The construction market is very competitive, and this means that you should be able to write the most attractive proposal. The bidding process can be a little bit frustrating if you don’t know how to do it right.

AECOM hit record $5B revenue, earned $61M in Q3

Construction Dive

Despite the sales boost, the construction giant's income was down nearly 40% from the prior year's third quarter. An executive said the firm is trying to narrow its focus rather than "being all things to all people "

Maryland: A Magnet For Cybersecurity Leaders

Business Facilities Blog

The first Cybersecurity 500 ranking features a bevy of major tech players in Maryland, including specialists in data encryption and digital forensics. Read: Maryland: A Magnet For Cybersecurity Leaders at BusinessFacilities.com.

Portland Pozzolana Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Uses

The Constructor

Portland Pozzolana cement is integrated cement which is formed by synthesising OPC cement with pozzolanic materials in a certain proportion. It is. Cement Concrete Concrete Admixtures Guide Concrete Properties Concrete Types in Construction Dams Others Special Concrete in Construction Structures

Vancouver $2B Infrastructure Boost Upsets City Developers

ENR Construction

New fees could affect project scope, they say

Robot learns to build, adapt, using Lego models

Construction Dive

Autodesk's BrickBot is programmed to autonomously build from 3D models and could be a precursor to construction and manufacturing applications

More contractors are turning to offsite production for speed and quality

BD+C

The jobsite is very tight for the 11-story, 625,000-sf Medical University of South Carolina’s Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital and Women’s Pavilion, which is under construction in Charleston.

Ordinary Portland Cement – Manufacture, Properties, Types and Uses

The Constructor

Ordinary Portland cement is one of the most widely used type of Cement. In 1824 Joseph Aspdin gave the name as Portland cement as it has similarity. Building Technology Guide Cement Concrete Concrete Admixtures Concrete Properties Masonry Construction types of cement and their uses

Mississippi River Diversions Could Save Louisiana's Drowning Coast

ENR Construction

Louisiana attracts worldwide attention as it strives to stem disastrous land loss by diverting a portion of the Mississippi River to rebuild wetlands

Virginia demands tunnel-boring for Hampton Roads project

Construction Dive

All competing contractors must use the boring method of tunnel construction when calculating their bid proposals for the $3 billion project

Academic honors: The importance of residence halls

BD+C

Student housing is as important a selling point on American campuses today as the number of spin bikes in the rec center.

Differentiation through innovation: Is there a better way?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Recently I spent some effort on explaining the challenges of properly differentiating your business. My suggestion was that, from a marketing perspective, differentiation is either absurdly easy or extremely difficult, depending on its foundation.

ENR Editors Honored by Media Alliance

ENR Construction

The first recipient of the Construction Media Alliance’s Tudor Van Hampton Award for Editorial Excellence is ENR Managing Editor Scott Blair

Digital Deals: Autodesk, Komatsu, TrueLook, more ink agreements

Construction Dive

Plus, GreenStaxx and Triumph Modular refine a Lego-like building process for student housing and tech startup Concrete Sensors attracts Cemex funding