Sat.Aug 18, 2018 - Fri.Aug 24, 2018

The Financial Effects Of A Safe Workplace

FDR Safety

In my 35+ years of working in the safety industry, I have had one goal each day: Help individuals safely return home to their families. There is no greater benefit of safety than this. This doesn’t mean that it is the only benefit.

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Top 7 homebuilder trends


Homebuilder trends in 2018 Certain trends stick around for what seems like forever, while others only last for a year or two, or sometimes even less. The homebuilding industry is at the moment under a significant paradigm shift, as new trends pop up in the sector on a constant basis.

5 tips for making winning bids

Construction Dive

From getting on lists to looking the part, contractors share how they position themselves for success

Voice of Blockchain Event

Collaborative Construction

I'll be presenting at the Voice of Blockchain event in Chicago at the Navy Pier this Saturday. Anyone interested in learning more about how blockchain connects the digital world to the built environment need to attend. Follow the link below to learn more. Voice of Blockchain James James L.

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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.

Mission Critical at the Department of Defense now includes Climate

Green Building Law Update

On August 13 the President signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The $716 billion H.R.

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Cement faces special challenges in quest for sustainability

Construction Dive

With each ton of the nearly 3 billion tons of cement produced per year globally releasing one ton of carbon dioxide, manufacturers are ramping up approaches to finding alternative methods and materials

Brickschain Pilot Project

Collaborative Construction

The ENR article linked below details the results of a very interesting pilot project in Minnesota in which a forward thinking general contracting firm, Gardner Builders partnered with an innovative startup firm, Brickschain , to deliver a robust building information model (BIM) on a functional blockchain platform.

Every Contractor Should be Paperless - And Here’s Why

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Anastasia Harold - Coolfront Affiliate Manager. Running a contracting company has countless challenges. Most of your time and energy is usually focused on customer satisfaction, rightfully so.

A look into higher kW Tier 4 Final generators

CK Power

CK Power has long been known as a provider of completely custom power solutions.

Contractors expect more change in next 5 years than past 50

Construction Dive

Companies that believe "great change is imminent" are six times more likely to innovate, an AGC study titled "Managing Risk in the Digital Age" found

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The Smart Home Movement: Following Consumer Demand

Contractor Magazine

Smart homes are moving past the early-adopter stage and through the acceptance and demand stages quickly


Florida The Friendly

Business Facilities Blog

Florida has a skilled workforce ready to fill 21st century jobs. The state produces more than 28,000 STEM-oriented graduates each year and more than 100,000 Floridians work in the aerospace sector. Read: Florida The Friendly at

Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High, Industry Unemployment Sets Record Low

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased by 19,000 jobs in July and by 303,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a 10-year high, and the industry’s unemployment rate and level hit an all-time low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Skanska VP: Tech adoption no longer a choice for contractors

Construction Dive

To meet owners' requirements and attract younger workers, Stacy Scopano says contractors need to ramp up use of AI, AR/VR and other technologies

Meet the new vo-techs


Anyone looking for the latest trends that are driving K-12 education might turn their attention to the $82 million, 375,000-sf Olathe (Kan.) West High School, which opened last fall in this Kansas City suburb.

Orlando Invests $10 Billion In Transportation Infrastructure

Business Facilities Blog

From a world renowned airport to new commuter rail, Orlando knows how to gets things moving. Read: Orlando Invests $10 Billion In Transportation Infrastructure at Daily News Featured Florida Tourism Transportation & Infrastructure Central Florida Infrastructure KPMG Orlando Economic Partnership Orlando International Airport Sponsored Content Transportation

Types of Joints in Concrete Water Tank Structures and their Spacings

The Constructor

Joints in liquid retaining concrete structures are important part of its design as joints are required as per size and position of structure. Structural Design Structural Engineering Water Tank Design Contraction Joints Expansion joints Joints in Concrete Liquid Retaining Structure Water Tanks

Border wall prototypes not up to snuff, tests found

Construction Dive

Customs and Border Protection tests uncovered issues with the 2017 prototypes' constructability, engineering and aesthetics

New Carbon-Capture Technology Could Be Game-Changer for Fossil Fuels

ENR Construction

A new demonstration power plant could change the economics of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS


Weekly Product Gallery: Sloan, Milwaukee Tool, Ranger Design, American Standard, DeWalt, Rheem

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery features a sensor faucet line with Wi-Fi capability; a cordless compact cut-off tool; customizable workspace shelving; a bath faucet collection; metal storage options for tools; and a smart thermostat

Proportions of Cement Ingredients, Their Functions and Limitations

The Constructor

The Ordinary Portland cement contains different ingredients with varied proportions. Each ingredients imparts different property to the cement. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Buildings Cement

San Francisco to expand background checks on contractors after deadly tunnel accident

Construction Dive

The city will intensify its screening of contractors following a revelation that a contractor being investigated in the Twin Peaks Tunnel incident may have had a history of undisclosed safety violations

Hogan & Associates Selected as 2018 Intermountain Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

Hogan & Associates Construction finds a niche in the region’s K-12 market

LEAN Adaptive Construction Drives Significantly Improved Outcomes

Job Order Contracting

LEAN Adaptive Construction Drives Significantly Improved Outcomes. LEAN construction delivery methods are process-centric solutions proven to consistently deliver quality repair, renovation, and construction projects on-demand, on-time, and on-budget.

Simple question: Difficult answer (Why it is so hard to break into a new market?)

Construction Marketing Ideas

Good morning Mark. I would like to thank you for accepting me into the group. My main problem I am facing right now is just getting my foot in the door. We are a very new company, and on top of that I’m from (former US state) and haven’t been in (new US state) that […].

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Washington state union crane operators strike

Construction Dive

For the second time, the International Union of Operating Engineers and Associated General Contractors of Washington failed to reach an agreement on work conditions, hours and wages

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GH Phipps Construction Cos. Chosen 2018 Colorado Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

Community-builder GH Phipps grows its business with key clients while using its reputation for exacting work to tackle new challenges

More districts are reusing empty offices, stores, and other buildings to upgrade their schools


The average age of the 84,000 public elementary and secondary schools in the U.S. is 44 years since construction, and 12 years since a major renovation, according to the Department of Education.

LEAN OpenJOC(TM) Job Order Contracting for Sustainable Facilities Repair, Renovation, and Minor New Construction

Job Order Contracting

LEAN OpenJOC(TM) Job Order Contracting has a number of distinct advantages for repetitive repair, renovation, minor new construction and maintenance projects.

Oregon first state to codify timber high-rises

Construction Dive

Wood buildings in Oregon can now be built up to 18 stories high without the design having to undergo special testing prior to permitting

SLC Airport Project Adds New Scope; Teams Scramble to Stay on Schedule

ENR Construction

Terminal replacement project adds the building of an entirely new concourse to the original plan

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Principles and principals: Linking values, leadership and effective marketing

Construction Marketing Ideas

Almost inevitably, when you look at a business or AEC practice’s marketing success, you can see almost into the eyes of the organization’s principals — the shareholders/partners and key stakeholders who lead the enterprise.

Building Better Building Bots Mindfully

Contractor Magazine

In our future, all our inputs and outputs will evolve to either be bots, or be commanded by bots.