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8 ways warehouse construction has evolved

Construction Dive

21st century warehouses require specialized construction techniques, precise scheduling and highly experienced teams to meet industries' expectations

Workability of Concrete by Kelly Ball Test

The Constructor

Kelly ball test also called as a ball penetration test is performed on freshly mixed concrete to measure its workability. It is a quick simple field. Concrete Technology Tests on Concrete ball penetration test kelly ball test slump value Workability of concrete Workability Tests on Concrete

Firestopping In Construction and Buildings

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One of the first projects I was on the architect asked us if the firestopping material was installed in the movie theatre. Because I was new I had no idea was this crucial element to the building life safety systems were. So what exactly is firestopping and how is it used in construction?

That’s the (Streamlined) Field Ticket!

Surveyor

Viewpoint's Field Management solution is helping contractors streamline field tickets and T&M billing

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

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

Legalized Marijuana: Opportunities and Impact for Commercial Real Estate and Construction

Commercial Construction

A version of this post was published in Illinois Real Estate Journal as a byline article from Englewood Construction. Earlier this summer, Englewood Construction’s home state of Illinois passed a bill making it the 11 th state in the U.S. to legalize the use of recreational marijuana.

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$7.5B Digital Infrastructure City To Be Built In Las Vegas

Business Facilities

Bleutech Park Las Vegas, the first city in the world to boast a digital revolution in motion, will break ground in the Las Vegas Valley this December.

5 Keys to Maximizing Your Construction Software Investments

Surveyor

Why it's important to keep up to date with construction software and how you can formulate a winning technology empowerment plan

What are the Causes of Concrete Formwork Failures?

The Constructor

There are several factors that may lead to the failure of formwork during and after concrete placement. Improper bracing can cause formwork failure. Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering formwork

How BIM technology helps contractors win more work

Construction Dive

Today’s construction market is more competitive than ever. Here’s how to use digital construction technology to woo more customers

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Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

Business Facilities

By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2019 Issue. I n order to attract new development, locations have to be prepared for it and have sites that are ready to hit the ground running. States across the U.S.

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The Best of Viewpoint Collaborate According to Our Customers

Surveyor

Collaborate 2019 is almost here! We asked Viewpoint customers to share their favorite memories from last year's conference. Here's what they said

14 Common Defects in Painting

The Constructor

Painting not only gives a good appearance but also provides protection against various actions such as corrosion, decaying, weathering, etc.

Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

Construction Dive

An injury triggering at least one week off from work almost tripled the combined risk of accidental and intentional death among women and increased the risk by 50% among men, researchers found

PC Paddles to Benefit McClure Miller Respite House

PC Construction

On Sunday, the PC Paddlers took to the water yet again to participate in Dragonheart Vermont’s annual Dragon Boat Festival. Our team had a strong showing, coming in 4th out of 45 teams participating in. All Community

Prefab factory in the sky: Mace Group built working factories on top of under-construction skyscrapers

BD+C

How to Set Good Safety Plan for Concrete Formwork System?

The Constructor

Good safety plans for formwork system ensure execution of construction project as per established construction practice and avoid undesired events. Building Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering Construction Planning Construction SIte Planning Planning for Safety

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Sidewalk Labs is building a smart city entirely of mass timber. What could go wrong?

Construction Dive

North America is on the cusp of a mass timber revolution, and the Waterfront Toronto project is leading the way. But the material faces major obstacles

AirBorn Breaks Ground On Pennsylvania Expansion

Business Facilities

The electronics manufacturer is investing $3.7 million in Lake City, PA to double the size of its footprint in Erie County and add up to 249 new jobs. . Read: AirBorn Breaks Ground On Pennsylvania Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction Jobs Rise by 4,000 in July

Construction Equipment

Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in July, and by 202,000, or 2.8 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of jobseekers rose, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Job

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Types of Magnetic Concrete Cover Meter Equipment

The Constructor

There are several types of magnetic cover-meter equipment which are used to determine the thickness of reinforcement protector concrete. commonly, How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests Tests on Concrete

FedEx investing $450M more in $1B Memphis hub modernization

Construction Dive

The shipping giant is spending big on expanding and building new shipping centers all around the country

Florida’s first net-zero K-12 school opens

BD+C

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on August 6 for NeoCity Academy in Kissimmee, Fla., the state’s first net-zero K-12 school.

Web-based, automated JOC system

Job Order Contracting

A web-based, automated JOC system serves to support a collaborative, productive, and compliant JOC Program. Automated Web-based JOC System. Properly implemented JOC systems support organizational policy and workflows, and help to assure overall JOC Program compliance.

What are the Requirements of Good Building Construction Estimator?

The Constructor

Construction estimator plays essential role in the success of building construction projects. There are several requirements that each construction. Construction Engineering & Management Estimating & Costing

LafargeHolcim launches CO2-reducing cement business

Construction Dive

After six years in the making through a partnership with Solidia Technologies, the Solidia product reduces the carbon footprint in precast concrete by 70%, the firms said

Structural engineer speeds skyscraper construction with novel building core design

BD+C

Over the past 50 years, high-rise construction had gone through several approaches. In the 1960s, tall buildings were braced around their perimeters, but developers and tenants objected to obstructed views, which led to a shift toward steel cores.

Vacation: Balancing business forces

Construction Marketing Ideas

Vacation time, handled right, is both refreshing and challenging for anyone with business ownership and leadership responsibilities. If you can’t take a vacation without the enterprise falling apart, you either have failed to build enough scale or you are really poor at delegation.

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The Travel & Tourism Game

Business Facilities

By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2019 Issue. A ccording to the U.S. Travel Association, 2.9 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 can be attributed to travel and tourism. Total domestic and international inbound traveler spending in the U.S. reached $1.1

$7.5B 'mini-city' mixed-use project coming to Las Vegas Valley

Construction Dive

Bleutech Park's ambitious project features a range of technologies including connected infrastructure and buildings with self-healing concrete, and could create 25,000 construction jobs

Best Value Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting

Build the right team, collaborate with all participants and stakeholders from day one, incorporate LEAN construction processes. The consistent delivery of quality repair, renovation, and new construction projects isn’t difficult.

SMPS recognizes AEC marketing excellence in annual awards program.

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) has announced the recipients of its 2019 Marketing Communications Awards (MCA).

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Greenbrier Investing $16M In Arkansas Expansion

Business Facilities

The Oregon-based freight railcar and marine barge manufacturer will create at least 35 jobs at its Marmaduke, AR facility. Read: Greenbrier Investing $16M In Arkansas Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

On $97M quarterly loss, Granite Construction shifts to smaller projects

Construction Dive

Disputes on recent multi-billion-dollar projects in the firm's heavy civil sector have caused Granite to re-evaluate its project delivery methods and its roll in P3 contracts and JVs