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ConTech expert Niels Falk: Construction needs to stop running on tradition

Geniebelt

“It’s a choice to run on tradition, not a fact. We need to stop running on tradition and start running on data!” This is one of the main points made by Niels Falk, Partner and CEO at HD Lab, during his keynote speech at European ConTech Summit 2019. The discussion took place in London at.

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Study: Autonomous robots working together are industry's next big thing

Construction Dive

Collaboration within groups of robots could address a critical need for safer, cheaper and more efficient construction, a report says

Asbestos in Concrete

The Constructor

Asbestos is a naturally occurring thin crystalline long fibres that is used in the preparation of concrete to enhance the fresh and hardened property. Concrete Technology Fiber reinforced

The Power of One

Surveyor

A single, cloud-based, integrated construction solution gives contractors all of the tools they need and the flexibility to use them as they need.

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

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

DuPont Investing $200M In Ohio Expansion

Business Facilities

DuPont is expanding its plant in Circleville, OH, investing in its Kapton® film production capabilities and creating 46 jobs. Read: DuPont Investing $200M In Ohio Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Redefining Construction Document Management

Surveyor

As contractors digitize the days of paperwork nightmares like these can be a thing of the past. The one constant on any construction project is change. The end result of a completed building, roadway or other structure is almost never exactly how it was drawn up in the beginning.

E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018

Business Facilities

CBRE study found that last year, 61 of the largest 100 industrial leases in the U.S. were completed by e-commerce companies and logistics firms. Read: E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018 at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Scan, plan, execute: 3D reality capture in construction

Construction Dive

Digital twins created via laser scanning and photogrammetry offer value from pre-planning to well after completion, a proprietor of the emerging technology explains

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5 Ways Drones are Revolutionizing the Construction Sector

The Constructor

The flying machines have arrived and are changing the way construction is done.

Alert! Latest Firefox update causes problems with keystrokes

Surveyor

Using Firefox as your Jobpac Connect Browser? Do not upgrade to Firefox Version 66 until compatibility issue is fixed, or use alternate recommended browsers Chrome or IE. The latest update on Firefox has changed handling of keystrokes compared to earlier versions of keystrokes.

Rosendin Electric Bringing 84 Jobs To Pflugerville, TX

Business Facilities

The electrical contract company is investing $3 million to relocate its facilities in Texas and California to a 50,000-square-foot facility. Read: Rosendin Electric Bringing 84 Jobs To Pflugerville, TX at BusinessFacilities.com.

Ladder Safety: It’s Time To Pay Attention

FDR Safety

People all over the country use ladders for all sorts of activities. There are ladders that get you 2 feet off the ground and those that help you reach 200 feet.

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Plumbing and Sanitary Items used in Building Construction

The Constructor

The plumbing system consists of entire system of piping, fixtures and appliances used for water supply and drainage. The plumbing water supply system. Building Technology Guide

The Power of One

Surveyor

A Single Source of Truth

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Let’s Fix Construction: A truly serious (and effective) blog for construction businesses

Construction Marketing Ideas

Eric Lussier‘s most recent posting in Let’s Fix Construction touches close to home.

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UBC: $2.6B in taxes lost yearly to under-the-table pay

Construction Dive

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters chalks up most of the loss to labor brokers that provide contractors with cheap workers

What is a Diaphragm Wall?

The Constructor

Diaphragm wall is a continuous reinforced concrete wall constructed in the ground to support major construction activities. These act as a retaining. Geotechnical Engineering Diaphragm Wall. Earth retaining system

Redefining Construction Document Management

Surveyor

The Problem with Paper

Utah: This Is Business Elevated

Business Facilities

With a sterling reputation for fiscal stability and a budget surplus, the Beehive State is ready to add new chapters to its economic development success story. Read: Utah: This Is Business Elevated at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Survey: Lacking laborforce has contractors missing deadlines

Construction Dive

A new report finds that 70% of firms struggle to meet project targets because of the shortage and that 40% have had to turn down work

Boiler Replacement Opportunities

Contractor Magazine

The “state of the art” heating systems at the time were appliances with a basic thermal efficiency of around 60 to 80 percent

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Ten Tips For Project Management Success

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Marry Maddyson. On the surface, project management is a straightforward task. You set requirements for a project, get the right people, monitor the work and everything gets done on time.

Metal Powder Products Investing $1.5M In Indiana

Business Facilities

The Noblesville-based metal parts manufacturer is relocating a manufacturing division from Ohio to Indiana. Read: Metal Powder Products Investing $1.5M In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

One Central: Another megaproject proposal for Chicago

Construction Dive

The 34-acre development, which would see high-rises built on a platform over an existing rail yard, could take as long as 15 years to complete

AEC firms go outside the box

BD+C

Who’d have thought that the file cabinet would make a comeback in the digital world? Want evidence?

U.S. to Lose $290 Billion in Tariff Costs

Construction Equipment

A report by the IHS Markit estimates the impact of the Trump administration’s 232 and 301 tariffs. The report says that about $265 billion of imports will hurt the U.S. economy from the effect of higher prices, causing an average lost GDP of $290 billion a year for 10 years. Equipment manufacturing

PDI Opens New Global HQ In New Jersey

Business Facilities

The healthcare and infection prevention company's new Bergen County, NJ headquarters includes a new state-of-the-art lab and innovation center. Read: PDI Opens New Global HQ In New Jersey at BusinessFacilities.com.

Bill would allow temporary visas for construction workers

Construction Dive

The AGC urged support of a Pennsylvania congressman's proposal to supplement the construction labor force with temporary foreign workers

Denver hotel features garage doors in guest rooms

BD+C

The Source Hotel, located in Denver, Colo., has a unique solution to providing guests with fresh air and sunshine in their guest rooms: garage doors. That’s right, 20 of the hotel’s guest rooms/suites are equipped with operable glass garage doors.

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How To Prepare Your Construction Business To Go From Local To Regional Scale

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Kristin Savage. The construction industry offers a lot of opportunities. Entrepreneurs developing a construction business have an insatiable desire to grow and expand.

GM Investing $300M In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet EV

Business Facilities

The project will add 400 jobs at the Orion Township assembly plant; GM will also invest $1.8 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, adding 700 new jobs. Read: GM Investing $300M In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet EV at BusinessFacilities.com.

By the numbers: How Trump's proposed 2020 budget affects construction

Construction Dive

The Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. DOT and more would sustain heavy cuts in the president’s move to curb spending, but defense- and emergency-related pools, along with targeted infrastructure grants, would see funding upticks

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