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Aerospace Manufacturer Investing $6M In Michigan Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

Plascore, Inc. is expanding its operations in the City of Zeeland, MI. The manufacturer of honeycomb cores for aerospace, marine, mass transportation and construction industries will invest $6 million and create 10-15 jobs over the next two years.

Structural Precast for Revit – Configuration Settings

BIM & Beam

A few weeks ago I published an overview video for Autodesk Structural Precast Extension for Revit and now I think it is the right time to get up to speed on the latest Precast tools in Revit.

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LEED Commercial Interiors can Save the Planet

Green Building Law Update

By Katie Stanford and Stuart Kaplow. LEED Commercial Interiors projects present the best single opportunity for greening buildings. The proof is in the numbers. There are more than 5.6 million existing commercial buildings in the United States today. And despite the wildly successful U.S.

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New Book - Delivering COBie Using Autodesk Revit

Revit OpEd

A team of authors led by Bill East (COBie inventor) has finished a book dedicated to COBie and Revit. His team consists of: Shawn O'Keeffe, Richard Kenna and Emma Hooper. Bill writes: "This is the first comprehensive COBie How-To Guide!

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Autodesk Invests in Construction Supply-Chain Manager

ENR Construction

Vanair Acquires Cyclone Air Power

Construction Equipment

Vanair Manufacturing, located in Michigan City, Indiana, recently announced the acquisition of the Cyclone Air Power product line from Sullivan-Palatek Inc.

Seven Trends Driving U.S. Job Growth

Business Facilities Blog

New research from CareerBuilder has identified seven major trends that have significantly influenced job creation over the last seven years (2010-2017). The study also highlights occupations that have benefitted from these trends and grown at an accelerated rate post-recession.

Top 80 hotel construction firms

BD+C

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

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

Maryland Governor Proposes $9B Toll-Lane Plan

ENR Construction

State officials plan to use public-private partnership to carry out plan

Hitachi’s new hybrid

Digger Blog

Hitachi says that its new hybrid hydraulic excavator combines proven technology with future innovations. Hitachi says that its new hybrid hydraulic excavator combines proven technology with future innovations. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

Business Facilities Blog

By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2017 Issue.

Top 60 hotel architecture firms

BD+C

In an Amazing Move, McDonald's Just Launched a New Burger That May Totally Change How You Think About McDonald's

Marketing

General Building Firms See Double-Digit Growth

ENR Construction

Top contractors in the general-building sectors continue to see big bumps in revenue, especially those expanding their geographic reach

Chicago’s Plumbers Local 130 opens state-of-the-art training center

Constructor Magazine

United Association Plumbers Local 130 was slated to open its new training center on the near west side of Chicago on September 12

Caterpillar Developing Battery-Electric Loader

Construction Equipment

The Underground Mining group within Caterpillar is preparing to ship a “proof-of-concept” battery-electric R1300G LHD (load/haul/dump) unit to a Canadian mine for testing.

Top 30 hotel engineering firms

BD+C

3 Tips for Marketers in a Post-Net Neutrality World

Marketing

For Transportation Projects, 'Virtual' Opportunities and Real-Life Challenges

ENR Construction

Despite ongoing uncertainty regarding federal funding promises, there is no shortage of opportunities in all sectors of U.S. transportation

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Eighth Annual Sonnhalter Tool Drive raises $30,000 in donations for Habitat for Humanity

Constructor Magazine

Sonnhalter partnered with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity for an eighth year during its annual Sonnhalter Tool Driv

Houston Begins Build of Largest Water Purification Plant on the Planet

Construction Equipment

The Northeast Water Purification Plant expansion project is underway near Lake Houston in Harris County, Texas. Groundbreaking ceremonies signaled the start fo the three part project that will increase treated water capacity in the area to 320 million gallons per day.

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Five Stantec offices move into one Fifth Avenue location

BD+C

Nearly 360 Stantec employees from across five New York offices have been consolidated into one new location at 475 Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The new space provides the company with 40,000 sf across four floors in a 24-story LEED Silver certified building

How LaFleur Uses Bonusly to Turbocharge Praise

Customer Stories

Water Market Push Focus on More Reuse

ENR Construction

Water and wastewater construction revenue in the U.S. appeared to shrink last year, as measured by reports from the ENR Top 400 Contractors. But new needs and supply approaches are creating opportunities for firms

How to Solve Team Problems with Positivity

Construction Business Owner

A superintendent was once asked about his projects with the aim of learning whether communication was flourishing in his firm. The superintendent was asked, “How do you know if you are not performing well on a project?”. The superintendent answered, “Woo wee!

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Concrete That Melts Snow & Ice All By Itself

Construction Equipment

Researchers from Drexel University, Purdue and Oregon State have discovered that adding phase change materials to concrete can give surfaces the ability to melt ice and snow. The discovery means that roads could one day be deiced and snow free without the use of road salts and deicing chemicals.

Top 90 multifamily construction firms

BD+C

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

Zaha Hadid-Designed Tower's Undulating Exoskeleton Throws Team Big Curves

ENR Construction

The concrete exterior structure of the 62-story residential tower in Miami is anything but straightforward

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Apprentice steamfitters use donated cooling tower for hands-on training

Constructor Magazine

Real-world equipment enables a high level of instruction

Partnering to Boost Profits

Construction Business Owner

Similar to scheduling an annual checkup with your physician, completing regular maintenance for heavy equipment is one of the best ways to keep your fleet in the best shape possible.