Sat.Aug 04, 2018 - Fri.Aug 10, 2018

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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Safety Around Powerlines – Part II

FDR Safety

Working around energized equipment can be very hazardous, it is good to know these helpful tips to prevent yourself from becoming the path to ground electricity is always searching for.

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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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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.

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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Vancouver $2B Infrastructure Boost Upsets City Developers

ENR Construction

New fees could affect project scope, they say

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Mississippi River Diversions Could Save Louisiana's 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

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.

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.

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

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.

AECOM lends financial support to its employees’ volunteer humanitarian efforts

BD+C

AEC firms always talk about how they want their work to “change the world.” One firm, AECOM, is taking corporate responsibility to another level by providing financial support that empowers its employees to tackle humanitarian, environmental, and infrastructure challenges around the world

Investigators: Big Cracks, But No Cause Yet for Florida Bridge Collapse

ENR Construction

The Florida International University photos show cracking in a second vertical member

AIA predicts nonresidential spending growth through 2019

Construction Dive

The Consensus Construction Forecast Panel said spending in the commercial/industrial sector will outpace institutional outlays by 2.2% in 2018, but that institutional will take the lead in 2019

Streamline construction delivery

Job Order Contracting

The ability to streamline construction delivery, reduce variation, and improve overall outcomes for all participants and stakeholders has existed for decades.

Nichiha Corp Investing $120M In Georgia Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The Japan-based manufacturer of fiber cement products will create more than 70 jobs with the expansion of its Macon-Bibb County facility. . Read: Nichiha Corp Investing $120M In Georgia Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

ENR MidAtlantic Names Southern Air as Specialty Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

Southern Air Inc. was selected as the 2018 ENR MidAtlantic Specialty Contractor of the Year

Construction begins on $211M Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier

Construction Dive

Costs for the net landed at about three times the original estimate due to complicated engineering and design and the logistics of installing 600 tons of marine-grade stainless steel 250 feet above the water

High-tech instruction space trains students in manufacturing robots

BD+C

In response to the growing demand for technical professionals trained in the installation, maintenance, and repair of manufacturing robotics, Lansing (Mich.)

A better way to manage facilities repair, renovation, and minor new construction

Job Order Contracting

There’s a better way to manage facilities repair, renovation, and minor new construction. Why not use it?

ENR Southeast Announces 2018 'Best Projects' Award Winners

ENR Construction

Our independent panel of judges determined 40 entries were deserving of recognition in ENR Southeast's latest Best Projects competition

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