Sat.Feb 16, 2019 - Fri.Feb 22, 2019

Artificial intelligence: The future of construction

Geniebelt

According to McKinsey, AI is the next frontier for construction technology. Without a doubt, the construction industry has still a long way to go before we can claim with confidence that artificial intelligence solutions have been properly implemented in the sector. The good news is that construction is an industry with tremendous potential. The total. ConTech AI experts Artificial Intelligence construction software Construction technology

How to Repair Active Cracks in Concrete?

The Constructor

Active cracks in concrete are live cracks which expand in length, width, and depth over time. These cracks are formed due to overloading and thermal.

Forget the Big Bang - it's the big offsite construction boom that deserves your attention

Construction Dive

The once silo-driven construction industry is vertically integrating discipline, process and production and its customers only stand to benefit

How to measure superimposed loads on a column

Construction Cost Estimating

The objective of a column is to withstand axial and lateral forces and transmit them securely to the footings in the ground. In this exclusive article, you will learn how to work out the superimposed loads on a column in a structure with some easy-to-follow steps.

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

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

3 cash flow forecasting tips for your next big construction project

John Chaney

Effectively managing cash flow is critical for contractors’ success.

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Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Business Facilities Blog

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site. Read: Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

Developer to convert Texas mall into $1B mixed-use complex

Construction Dive

Vacant shopping malls such as the Collin Creek Mall in Plano, casualties of the online shopping trend, are ripe for conversion to a variety of uses

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How Interstate Electrical Services Became a Leader in Lean Construction

John Chaney

Editor’s note: The following blog post is an article by one of our clients, Billerica, Mass.-based based Interstate Electrical Services. The article originally ran in Construction Dive on Feb. 12 and is being re-run here with permission from both Interstate Electrical Services and Construction Dive. This is an excellent piece that gets to the heart of managing data in the construction industry.

Smart buildings take hold: 8 ways smart tech is transforming commercial buildings

BD+C

Buoyed by a surge of high-tech innovations and several years of robust U.S. construction markets, AEC teams are working on ideas for “smart buildings.” Since the mid-1980s, a new generation of products, technologies, and analytical tools has transformed the building landscape.

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KF Aerospace Investing $23M In Ontario Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The expanded aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) will create more than 275 new jobs. . Read: KF Aerospace Investing $23M In Ontario Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

VR forklift training removes risks, reduces costs

Construction Dive

The software transports trainees to a "simulated work setting," which can be useful for other heavy construction equipment training scenarios as well

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Construction Junkie blog: It keeps getting better

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Construction Junkie blog has been a worthy finalist in recent Best Construction Blog competitions. This year blogger Shane Hedmond has truly improved an already excellent blog with some innovative ideas combined with consistently relevant posts.

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Construction Bookkeeping And Accounting - Expectation Vs Reality

Contractor Bookkeeping

Construction Bookkeeping is something you need to understand first, then learn. Over the years, hundreds of people have told us how easy QuickBooks is to use and how hard QuickBooks For Contractors is to use, and that is so true.

Top Utilities: Power Players For Development

Business Facilities Blog

Size counts, but when it comes to making our picks for forward-thinking utilities, so do smart grids, renewable energy and a seat at the table when economic development deals are negotiated. Read: Top Utilities: Power Players For Development at BusinessFacilities.com.

3 suffer fall injuries on $2.3B I-4 Ultimate project

Construction Dive

In addition, since 2016, four workers have died working on the 21-mile expansion of Interstate 4 through Orlando, Florida, including one on Feb.

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Strong start to 2019 for architecture billings

BD+C

Starting the year on a strong note, architecture firm billings growth strengthened in January to a level not seen in the previous 12 months, according to a new report released today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 55.3,

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Construction Analytics: A blog that takes readers far deeper than the survey headlines

Construction Marketing Ideas

Ed Zarenski‘s blog: Construction Analytics: Economics Beyond the Headlines takes a serious look behind the curtain at construction market and price surveys and data. This isn’t light reading, and certainly isn’t superficial.

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Andronaco Industries Relocating New Subsidiary To Michigan

Business Facilities Blog

The expansion of Conley Composites to Kentwood, MI will result in the creation of 64 new jobs and a capital investment of $3.3 million. Read: Andronaco Industries Relocating New Subsidiary To Michigan at BusinessFacilities.com.

Work starts on 14-mile stretch of border wall in California

Construction Dive

SLSCO will replace steel mesh near San Diego with a 30-foot-tall steel bollard system in a $101 million federal contract

Chicago Cubs Set to Begin Fifth Spring Training at Sloan Park

Contractor Magazine

Sloan Park now features redesigned Optima sensor faucets

A new hospital in Qatar reflects local culture in its design

BD+C

This spring, the 1-million-sf Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar, is scheduled to launch a purpose-built clinic with in vitro fertilization services for reproductive consultation.

Aetna’s North Carolina Expansion Will Create 300 New Jobs

Business Facilities Blog

The health insurance company will invest approximately $2.5 million to upgrade its facilities and equipment in High Point, NC. Read: Aetna’s North Carolina Expansion Will Create 300 New Jobs at BusinessFacilities.com.

$12B Texas bullet train construction could start this year

Construction Dive

Texas Central Partners is pressing on with the Dallas-to-Houston line and will appeal a court ruling that denied it railroad designation and land rights

5 Ways to Eliminate Waste with a Constructible Process

Construction Business Owner

Waste is all too common on construction projects today. That waste is not only bad for the environment, it also cuts into budgets and diminishes a project’s overall return

Mack Defense Readies Granites for Army Testing

Construction Equipment

Mack Defense is building five Granite-based heavy dump trucks (HDT) for testing by the U.S. The Production Vehicle Testing is part of its $296 million contract for armored and armor-capable HDTs, named M917A3, according to the company. The 40-week durability testing will occur at the Army’s

Togo North America Investing $11.4M In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

The Japan-based auto supplier will create 58 new jobs with a new production facility in Portland, TN. . Read: Togo North America Investing $11.4M In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Strategic hire, new plant tee Skender up for maximum tech efficiencies

Construction Dive

CEO Mark Skender and CTO Stacy Scopano, who comes from Skanska, share their strategy for improved data flow in the design, engineering and production of modular buildings

Multifamily Housing Production to Start Leveling Off

Contractor Magazine

Production levels are expected to moderate somewhat in 2019 and will stabilize in a range that that is considered normal

Hospitals not making much progress in reducing their carbon footprint

BD+C

Hospitals have been unable to reduce their carbon footprint over the past 20 years, according to Grumman/Butkus Associates (G/BA

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TASBO Best Value Construction Services Procurement and Delivery

Job Order Contracting

TASBO Best Value Construction Service Procurement and Delivery Learn @ Booth #414. School business officials, visit us at Booth # 414 to learn about our BEST VALUE Construction Services Procurement and Project Delivery solution.

Katerra to license process, market software and building components

Construction Dive

The firm's launches last week included a proprietary software that integrates and employs data gathered across a building’s supply chain and construction

Design and Construction Week Draws Over 100,000 Attendees

Contractor Magazine

International Builders' Show draws largest crowd in 10 years

Looking at trends and relationships: The magic (and challenges) of association participation

Construction Marketing Ideas

Last night, the executive director and president of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) invited the local chapter executive and membership to a dinner to share observations and ideas about the association and bounce of ideas on how we could improve its effectiveness.

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