Sat.Nov 17, 2018 - Fri.Nov 23, 2018

The real-world case for lean construction

Construction Dive

Bringing lean principles of collaboration and waste reduction to processes on and off the jobsite translates into major time and cost savings, experts said

Sequence of Work in Building Construction

The Constructor

The sequence of work to be followed in the construction of a building is the at most important procedures of construction. The major sequences of. Brick Masonry Building Building Bye Laws Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Flooring Formwork/Shuttering Paints & Decorative

Why water cement ratio is vital in concrete mix?

Construction Cost Estimating

In concrete there are different types of materials like cement, sand, Coarse aggregate and water which are combined in exact ratios. This ratio is provided at either as a nominal mix or by design mix.

2019 Construction Marketing Outlook Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces a national webcast focused on marketing plans and priorities for 2019 in the architectural, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) industry. The free webcast for members and non-member is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 1 pm CST.

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

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

Construction workers have highest rate of suicide among American workers

Construction Dive

One of the issues the industry has to overcome to prevent suicide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found, is the stigma associated with mental illness and the negative perception of those who seek treatment

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Mill240 Apartments II Drone Paint Inspection

PC Construction Blog

The Mill240 Apartments II project in Lawrence, Massachusetts, involves a massive renovation of the former Newark Paper Mill, which has been unoccupied for several decades. PC Construction was selected to bring these buildings back to. All Commercial Projects Technology & Innovation

How to make Salt Finish Concrete Surface

The Constructor

Salt finish concrete surface is obtained by inserting course grain salt particles on the wet concrete surface and washing it off after the concrete. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Technology Flooring How To Guide

Autodesk to acquire PlanGrid for $875M cash

Construction Dive

In a world of integration among parallel and sometimes complementary software and technology firms geared for the construction industry, two of the arguably biggest names in the space will merge next quarter

Construction employment rises from October 2017 to October 2018 in 44 states and D.C.

BD+C

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between October 2017 and October 2018, while 36 states and D.C.

Colorado’s Advanced Industries Are Booming

Business Facilities Blog

The Rocky Mountain State is supporting advanced industries through phases of growth with four types of grants and two global business programs. Read: Colorado’s Advanced Industries Are Booming at BusinessFacilities.com.

Concrete Gutter Construction- Methods and Work Procedure

The Constructor

Gutter is a concrete component that constructed beside pavements. The function of concrete gutter is to discharge water and prevent it to infiltrate. Building Technology Guide Concrete Work Procedure Formwork/Shuttering How To Guide Work Procedures Construction

Design errors factor in deadly FIU bridge collapse

Construction Dive

Despite identifying design flaws where two truss members were connected to the bridge deck, the NTSB has not determined the incident's definitive cause

Designs unveiled for new residential tower in Honolulu

BD+C

Studio Gang has designed a 41-story residential high rise called Ko’ula that would be a central component within the 60-acre Ward Village master-planned community in Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Thanksgiving (and much to be thankful)

Construction Marketing Ideas

Holiday traditions and expectations vary around the world, and in the case of Thanksgiving, there is a big distinction across the 49th parallel.

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What is Concrete Block Spacer-Uses, Construction

The Constructor

Concrete block spacer is plastic or metallic molded installation equipment or tool employed for proper placement of masonry units. The concrete block. Building Technology Guide Courses Masonry Construction Concrete Block Spacer Construction

Two years of Trump: where are we and what's next for construction?

Construction Dive

Nearing the halfway point of President Donald Trump’s term, we take a look at policies that impact construction, weighing economic health against risks that could inflame industry challenges

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Infosys To Create 1,200 Jobs In Australia

Business Facilities Blog

The company will open three Innovation Hubs and create new skilled jobs for graduates and professionals by 2020. Read: Infosys To Create 1,200 Jobs In Australia at BusinessFacilities.com. Asia-Pacific Capital Investment Daily News Featured Foreign Direct Investment International Office, IT & Call Centers Workforce Development academic partnerships Australia corporate expansion Employment Infosys Innovation Hubs IT Site Selection Technology

The world is small; the world is big

Construction Marketing Ideas

We’ve just returned home from our 25th anniversary vacation to New York, Singapore and Malaysia. The flights — including the ultra-long-distance 17 hour flight from Singapore to Newark — were okay, and there was luck in scheduling and timing.

Fly Ash – Properties, Types, Mechanism and Uses

The Constructor

Fly ash is a heterogeneous by-product produced in the combustion process of coal used in power stations. It is a fine grey coloured powder having. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Cement Concrete Technology

Using BIM to 'build it right' and blow past KPIs

Construction Dive

Virtual design and construction experts from leading firms share strategies to get the training and buy-in that allows building information modeling to work its magic as a single source of truth on projects

OSHA’s Top 10 Violations of 2018

Contractor Magazine

OSHA announced its preliminary Top 10 list of most cited violations for 2018 at the National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo in late October in Houston. The announcement was made by Patrick Kapust, OSHA's deputy director, directorate of enforc

Biophilic design: What is it? Why it matters? And how do we use it?

BD+C

Have you ever surrendered to nature’s tranquility in search of relief or relaxation? How do you feel hiking in the mountains or running along the seashore? Do the vast ocean, lush forests, and rapid creeks put you in awe or at ease? Does spending a few minutes outside impact your mood

Retarders for Concrete – Mechanism, Types and Effects on Properties

The Constructor

Retarders are chemicals that are used in concrete to delay the initial setting time of the concrete upto an hour. They are generally used in the hot. Cement Concrete Admixtures Concrete Technology

Number, rate of nonfatal construction injuries fell in 2017

Construction Dive

Last year marked the second consecutive year that nonfatal jobsite injuries and illnesses declined, following a slight uptick in 2015

Where Are The Most, Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets?

Business Facilities Blog

Here's a rundown of the most and least expensive private sector office markets in the United States based on total operating expenses, courtesy of BOMA International. Read: Where Are The Most, Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets? at BusinessFacilities.com.

OSHA publishes updates to crane operator certification requirements

BD+C

OSHA published the long-delayed updates to its crane operator certification requirements in the Nov. 9 Federal Register. As was expected, the agency will require certification by type of crane, and will accept certification by crane type and its lifting capacity.

LG Tops New Jersey Palisades After Rocky Road to Build New Headquarters

ENR Construction

South Korean manufacturer went long, not high, after a three-year battle over an iconic site for its $300M North America base

Feds announce $491M of new border wall contracts

Construction Dive

Customs and Border Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers announced $636 million of wall construction programs so far this month

7 Best Practices for Fleet Management

Contractor Magazine

Are you maximizing the value from your fleet of service vehicles while minimizing your legal liability

Weiser Hall, University of Michigan: Campus upgrade

BD+C

The renovation of Weiser Hall, a Mid-century academic building at the University of Michigan, provides new daylit spaces, community clusters, greater accessibility, and sustainable design features. The building had been mostly vacant since 2014, when the astronomy department moved out

Specialty Construction: Milwaukee Bucks Arena Steel Erection

ENR Construction

The construction of the new Milwaukee Bucks Arena, as well as the steel erection, had an aggressive schedule and steel erection was the critical path of the project

Hensel Phelps wins $327M Nashville airport terminal design-build contract

Construction Dive

The firm's contracts at the Tennessee airport now total $567 million, or nearly half of the value of the facility's $1.2 billion expansion

Weekly Product Gallery: Armstrong, DeWalt, Weil-McLain, American Standard, Weil Pump, Webstone

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights vertical in-line pumps with stainless-steel heat exchangers; a cordless dust extractor; a stainless-steel fire-tube commercial boiler; a touch-free kitchen pull-down faucet; a submersible double-seal pump line; and a magnetic boiler filter