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Why mass timber?


Human migration towards city centers has triggered massive building booms all over the world. With stress on resources and space from rapid urbanization, new forms of green building construction must be explored. Mass timber construction offers viable eco-conscious solutions to the traditional multi-story, concrete or steel apartment blocks

Protect Your Profits in the Face of Rising Costs

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How a modern technology approach can drive smarter, more streamlined projects - boosting profitability

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5 Tactics For More Effective Safety Training

Construction Equipment

Regina McMichael teaches safety training and will be offering three presentations at Conexpo, March 10-14 in Las Vegas. She shares five key ways to change safety training and make it more effective. Identify What the Learners Know and What They Need to Know “The gap between these two areas is

The rise of AI in construction

Construction Dive

Construction remains one of the top five industries driving the world economy. Yet until recently, it’s been lagging behind virtually every other sector in the adoption of technology

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

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

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Business Facilities

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers. Read: U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry at

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How Collaborative, Digital Construction Technology Enhances Project Visibility & Communication

Construction Business Owner

Commercial construction was reported at $85 billion in 2017, up 11% from 2016, according to the lastest FMI Insights and Expertise report. Construction is booming, yet miscommunication, equipment and crew management slip-ups, jobsite safety and certification issues, last-minute added costs, and delays are still rampant on the jobsite

New OSHA weighting system could lead to more inspections

Construction Dive

The process, rolled out this week, could put increased emphasis on the Fatal Four, a former Department of Labor official said

Continental Structural Plastics Investing $65M In Texas

Business Facilities

The company will establish a new composites manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX, creating 200 new jobs. Read: Continental Structural Plastics Investing $65M In Texas at

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3 Companies to 3D Print Pedestrian Bridge

Construction Equipment

Three Dutch organizations have teamed up to create a printer capable of printing continuous glass- or carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics, according to Arch Paper. The firms (materials company DSM, engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV, and the 3D printer manufacturer CEAD) are currently

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.

Why Mentorship Is a Must in Construction

Construction Business Owner

Unfortunately, there’s currently a Catch-22 within the industry: construction managers, project managers and experienced tradespeople are aging out of their jobs and need to groom their successors before they leave. Fortunately, mentorships can prevent valuable knowledge being lost.

Crane watch: High-profile projects underway in the 10 busiest US markets

Construction Dive

Certain areas of the country are enjoying an added boost from the current construction boom. Here are some of the top projects in the most active states

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Creative Works Adding 70 Jobs In Indiana

Business Facilities

The homegrown prop maker for the entertainment industry will invest more than $1 million to expand its operations in Morgan County, IN. Read: Creative Works Adding 70 Jobs In Indiana at

Copper Journal Report: Metals Markets Facing Headwinds

Contractor Magazine

Headwinds. That’s what our economy seems to be encountering now. Consumer spending, one of the key drivers contributing to economic growth slowed to just +0.1% during August from July, while orders for durable goods, excluding defense spending fell

[VIDEO] Bridge Collapses, Sends Oil Tanker Truck into Water

Construction Equipment

An arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed on Tuesday, causing an oil tanker to fall onto boats in the water below. The video shows the truck driving across the nearly 500-foot-long bridge, and can be seen nearly reaching the end when the structure gives way. An air force helicopter and


Market watch: Labor shortage, backlogs may mask construction slowdown

Construction Dive

Even though business has never been better for many contractors, there are signs that the construction industry may be in for a downturn, economists say

US Elogistics Service Investing $4M In Georgia

Business Facilities

The company will establish a new distribution center in Austell, GA, creating 150 new jobs in the metro Atlanta region. . Read: US Elogistics Service Investing $4M In Georgia at

Technician Driver Behavior Myths

Contractor Magazine

Discover if what you think you knew about your technicians driving behavior is true and see real-life examples of some risky behavior captured by Lytx DriveCam devices


JCB 1CXT Backhoe Loader

Construction Equipment

The JCB 1CXT tracked backhoe loader rides on rubber tracks and has a transport weight of 9,600 pounds for towing between job sites. A 49-horsepower Perkins engine powers the unit, and the hydraulic system includes a 24.6-gpm auxiliary circuit. Loader bucket breakout force is 5,180 lb.-ft.,

Fifth worker killed on I-4 Ultimate; Florida DOT suspends project

Construction Dive

Conditions for re-opening the $2.3 billion project — a joint venture of Skanska USA, Granite Construction and The Lane Construction Corp. — could include increased inspections or even an independent safety monitor, according to a construction attorney

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Workplace Satisfaction: What Do Workers Want?

Business Facilities

Here are the top 10 factors that keep employees engaged and productive in the workplace, according to new research from Aerotek. Read: Workplace Satisfaction: What Do Workers Want? at Featured Surveys & Research Workforce Development Aerotek employee retention employees Employment productivity recruitment Survey workers workplace satisfaction

Verizon Connect Recognized in 6 Categories in G2’s Fall Report

Contractor Magazine

These wins represent Verizon Connect’s commitment to constant innovation

5 Reasons to Test Your Coolant

Construction Equipment

With more advanced engine metallurgy and design, and the demand for increased fuel efficiency and lower emissions, engine operating temperatures have increased more than 40 F in the last 50 years. This puts a greater emphasis on maintaining the thermal loads placed on modern cooling systems," says

Report reveals the most in-demand multifamily amenities

Construction Dive

From yoga studios and screening rooms to tankless water heaters and Peloton bikes, these are the top 113 features that buyers and renters seek


Temple University’s Charles Library includes a ‘BookBot’ storage and retrieval system


As part of a $1.2 billion capital improvement program for Temple University’s Main Campus, the school commissioned Stantec and Snøhetta to design a new library to replace the existing 1960s facility

PMI Applauds Budget Bill Preserving WaterSense

Contractor Magazine

The bill also increases water infrastructure funding

Construction Cost Estimating 101: Learning the basics

Lets Build

Basics of construction cost estimating In the construction industry, one of the main challenges is managing building projects that have unique features and requirements. However, all projects have elements things in common: a scope of work, a time schedule, and a budget. Construction cost estimation is a fundamental skill for engineering firms and contractors since. Construction management cost cost estimate house building cost

Market watch: Indicators crucial to planning for a construction downturn

Construction Dive

Construction leaders and industry experts look to a range of signs when trying to accurately forecast the future for their businesses

Medical offices are filling space vacated by retail


The 1.2-million-sf shopping mall Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minn., yesterday disclosed its plans for a $100 million-plus expansion that will add a hotel, grocery, multifamily housing, fitness centers, restaurants, coworking spaces, more retail, and a medical office building

Introducing The Scientific Remodeling System

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From David Hawke and Randall Soules. A real remodeling system designed to generate more wealth with less work. I know it sounds like a cliché, and possibly even far fetched, but in this podcast episode, you’ll hear how this system came to exist and what gives its users the path to more wealth with less work. That said, success is not a guarantee.

T&S Brass and Bronze Works Investing $10.3M In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The faucets and fittings manufacturer will expand its global headquarters in Greenville County, SC, creating 22 new jobs. . Read: T&S Brass and Bronze Works Investing $10.3M In South Carolina at

How technology can help contractors prevent lawsuits

Construction Dive

When all project players have access to the same tools — such as scheduling software, 3D modeling and data collection — experts agree disputes are more easily avoided

2019 Convention Center Sector Giants Report: Events facilities serve as urban ambassadors


“No more black boxes!” That’s how Mark Schwettmann, AIA, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, summarizes one of the trends influencing recent convention center construction and renovation. . Schwettmann managed his firm’s architectural work on the newly completed $551 million, 244,914-sf addition to San Francisco’s Moscone Center.