Sat.Sep 16, 2017 - Fri.Sep 22, 2017

It came from out of Space: Warboard

Extranet Evolution

Space Group’s Warboard offers BIM model issue management, potentially helping teams not using a more fully featured common data environment, CDE.

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.

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.

BIM Hardware and Software Survey 2017

What Revit Wants

I kind of hate surveys. They seem to be a bit of waste of time, right? Hypocritically, I have created a mini-survey on Twitter. It covers topics like: primary BIM software in use. BIM hardware, including OS, number of monitors, RAM. BIM project types. BIM user experience. BIM standards in use.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Lytx Moves Manufacturing Operations To U.S. From China

Business Facilities Blog

Lytx has decided to move the manufacturing of its award-winning video event recorders from mainland China to Logansport, IN. The move will bring 70 new jobs and $50 million in investment to Indiana.

Autodesk Invests in Construction Supply-Chain Manager

ENR Construction

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

Top 80 hotel construction firms


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

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

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.

Maryland Governor Proposes $9B Toll-Lane Plan

ENR Construction

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

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.

Top 60 hotel architecture firms


Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

Business Facilities Blog

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

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

Top 30 hotel engineering firms


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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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

Top 90 multifamily construction firms


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.

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

Apprentice steamfitters use donated cooling tower for hands-on training

Constructor Magazine

Real-world equipment enables a high level of instruction

Crucial conversations part one: BIM vs. VDC, is there a difference?


Do you use BIM (Building Information Modeling) or VDC (Virtual Digital Construction)? What’s the difference? If you are asking yourself these questions, and struggling with the answers, you are not alone.

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.

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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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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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

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