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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.

Cost of Pile Foundation vs. Other Foundations for Construction Projects

The Constructor

Selection of pile foundations based on cost vs. other foundations for construction projects and factors affecting pile foundation cost is. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Foundation

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

Business Facilities Blog

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

Weirdest things found on a construction site


There are many stories about weird things found during construction. Sometimes workers come across old buried cars, WWII bombs or even old ships. Here is a list with some of the weirdest things ever found at building sites. In case you have heard some interesting stories, or you yourself have.

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

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

Affordable Tiny Off-The-Grid Weekend Retreat

Jetson Green

The firm Modern Tiny Living just unveiled a tiny home, which makes other tiny homes appear like mansions in comparison. The aptly named Nugget comes fully equipped with everything you need for a cozy weekend retreat. The Nugget rests atop a single-axle 12 ft (3.6

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Mercedes Investing $1B To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In Alabama

Business Facilities Blog

Mercedes-Benz plans to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation, where it will set up electric vehicle production and build a battery plant in Tuscaloosa County. The German automaker will also expand its logistics activities in the U.S.

Hurricanes Propel Forward Thinking on Risk, Resilience

ENR Construction

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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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Quality, Handling and Installation of Sewer Sanitary Pipes

The Constructor

Quality checking, handling and installation of sewer sanitary pipes requires utmost care. Evaluation of sewer pipe quality and installation practices. Construction Engineering & Management Environmental Engg Construction Environmental Engineering

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Expansion, Relocation Projects Bringing Las Vegas Area Over 700 Jobs

Business Facilities Blog

Four companies will expand or relocate to the Las Vegas area and are projected to create 719 total jobs over the next five years with the assistance of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA).

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

How To Know When You Need Real-Time Project Management Software


Staying up to date with what’s happening on your project at any moment is fundamental in construction. During the construction process, various problems may emerge. In such cases, immediate action is considered to be more than necessary.

Backfilling of Sewer Sanitary Trench -Compaction and Equipments

The Constructor

Backfilling of sewer sanitary trench is required after installation of sewer pipes. Methods of compaction and equipments for sewer trench backfilling. Geotechnical Engineering Backfilling

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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.

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Florida Suspends Some Roofing Repair Regulations

Construction Equipment

To aid in the clean up after Hurricane Irma, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued an emergency order that suspends certain roofing regulations for 37 counties listed in FEMA's Disaster Declaration dated September 13, 2017

Weekly Product Gallery: Faucets

Constructor Magazine

Meet the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017


A city sustainability manager who inspires at-risk youth to connect with nature through action sports like surfing and snowboarding. A structural engineer who protects and serves foster children as a court-appointed advocate.

Tradition vs. Tradition

Business Facilities Blog

They look like two soft ice cream cones that somebody accidentally dropped on the grass on their way from the refreshment stand to the park. But these unique natural outcrops form the centerpiece of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

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Firms Creating New Models for Student Internships

ENR Construction

When student intern Ana Padilla left her job with Sundt Construction in Tucson, Ariz., this past summer, she received plenty of hugs and well-wishes from her colleagues on the Interstate 10-Ina Road interchange project

Couple converts school bus into their first home

Jetson Green

Rising rents and huge student loans, coupled with difficulty finding job security are leading more and more young people to reconsider what a home should look like.

California Sues to Stop Border Wall Construction

Construction Equipment

The State of California has added its voice to the proposed U.S.-Mexico Mexico border wall construction, filing suit yesterday against the Department of Homeland Security and its Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, the Customs and Border Protection agency and its acting commissioner, Kevin McAleenan

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.

Nine Facebook retargeting campaign ideas that will boost your revenue in a flash

Construction Marketing Ideas

I rarely accept guest posts because of concerns about SEO abuse, but broke my rule here for this contribution from Mark Cirillo from Leadsbridge, because of its specialized relevance.


Welcome home: Hotels want guests to feel more like residents than visitors


Then describing how his FIRM’S design of the 111-room Strand & Pier Hotel, in the heart of Hermosa Beach, Calif., will capture the essence of that famous surfing town, Don Harrier, AIA, LEED AP, Principal with HKS, waxes nostalgic.

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Chicago's Flexible, Transforming Theater Space

ENR Construction

All the world's a stage thanks to flexible seating towers at the Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

Oxitec To Build Mosquito Egg Production Unit In UK

Business Facilities Blog

Oxitec Ltd. plans to build its first centralized Friendly™ Aedes egg production unit, with the capacity to generate one billion mosquito eggs per week, in Oxfordshire, UK. Oxitec is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intrexon Corporation. Intrexon will invest $9.5

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.

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!

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

The 11 project performance metrics that keep you on track


Projects are the backbone of the way you do business. Isn’t it time that you step up their analysis? After all, doing so is really the only way you can set concrete goals, ensure predictability, and grow your profits in a sustainable way. Clearly, then, you can’t neglect your metrics.

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.

Your Fleet Is a Key Factor in Marketing

Construction Business Owner

Building a positive brand image is a crucial aspect of marketing for all businesses. It’s how customers recognize and remember your brand. As a mobile business, vehicles act as driving billboards.

How an Owners' Project Manager Can Smooth Collaboration

ENR Construction

As the construction industry has moved toward more collaborative forms of project delivery, many owners have begun engaging outside professionals who are known as owners project managers (OPMs