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5 initiatives companies can take to improve construction efficiency

Geniebelt

Delivering a construction project on time and within budget is a challenge all project managers face. They must work within budget limitations and deadlines for the project to succeed. The simplest solution to this issue is to carry out construction projects as efficiently as possible.

How to Build a Great Relationship with Architects, Partners and Home Buyers

BRIKS Design-Build Group

Are you ready to start building successful relationships in architecture? At BRIKS Design Build Group, building successful relationships in architecture is a critical component to our business. From the clients that we work with and the architect firms, we partner with.

The other fatal 4: report warns of less-considered major construction health hazards

Construction Dive

AIHA focuses on jobsite conditions that have not received as much attention as those named by safety bodies such as OSHA and its Fatal Four list

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The Dotted Line: Avoid liability 'surprises'

Construction Dive

It's important for contractors to know what their insurance policies cover and, in the case of commercial general liability, what they don't cover

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

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

State of the Construction Industry: June 2019 Roundup

Surveyor

Deadly safety incidents and increased cybersecurity threats are in the spotlight for contractors as June 2019 comes to a close

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Brownfield Laws can Save Green Building and the Planet

Green Building Law Update

It is widely accepted that the greenest building is one already built. So, why then on the 20 th anniversary of many state brownfield programs, is there so little correlation between green buildings and brownfields?

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Modular can deliver projects 50% faster, McKinsey finds

Construction Dive

The research company said modular could give the construction industry the "productivity boost it needs" — and $22 billion in annual savings in the U.S. and Europe combined

Declare Your Independence from Subpar Construction Software

Surveyor

Integrated Construction Software Boosts Productivity

Viemed Healthcare Creating 220 Jobs In Louisiana

Business Facilities

The respiratory care company will expand into a new headquarters facility in Lafayette, LA. Read: Viemed Healthcare Creating 220 Jobs In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Quick Sand Condition- Occurrence Mechanism, and Prevention Measures

The Constructor

Quick sand condition is the floatation of particles of cohesionless soil, like fine gravel and sand, due to vertical upward seepage flow. As sand. Geotechnical Engineering Soil

Laser scans, BIM slash schedule for Kansas subcontractor

Construction Dive

A virtual design approach saved more than 30% on labor costs and cut 50% from the schedule on a complex, fast-turnaround piping project

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Your Complete Guide to Choosing Sessions for Collaborate 2019

Surveyor

We recently opened up our session registration for Viewpoint Collaborate 2019, which is coming up soon — September 22-26 here in Portland

GM Will Invest Another $20M In Arlington, Texas

Business Facilities

General Motors Co. is investing an additional $20 million at its Arlington Assembly to upgrade plant conveyors in preparation for the launch of GM’s all-new full-size SUVs. Read: GM Will Invest Another $20M In Arlington, Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Industrial Internet of Things: Smart Manufacturing Enterprise

Contractor Magazine

Driving business value for process control industries through smart connected assets

New dump truck app the latest in Uber-style market trend

Construction Dive

Trelar will try to make ordering dump truck services more efficient for contractors and drivers, a form of automation and creativity in the market that the industry is ripe for, according to the startup's CEO

Emotional intelligence is bettering the construction industry

BD+C

For many, the idea of emotional intelligence in construction reaffirms the notion that every generation gets a little softer. Unfortunately, this common misconception can create a persona that draws people away from wanting to work in the industry, specifically as a skilled laborer or tradesman.

Mitsubishi Motors Relocating U.S. HQ To Tennessee

Business Facilities

Mitsubishi Motors North America will invest $18.25 million to move its U.S. headquarters to Tennessee, TN bringing 200 jobs to Franklin. Read: Mitsubishi Motors Relocating U.S. HQ To Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Weekly Product Gallery: Duravit, Armstrong, Matco-Norca, Lennox, ASCO, GrayWolf

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights these products: a free-standing tub; a variable-speed fire pump; large flange sillcocks; a high-efficiency heat pump; a series of water treatment valves; and a cloud-based platform for temperature, humidity and other measurements

Army Corps set to pilot P3 program for 4 megaprojects

Construction Dive

The agency was charged with developing a public-private partnership pilot program to determine if the delivery method can save time and money

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Classification of Rocks with Examples

The Constructor

A rock is aggregate of mineral constituents, which forms the earth’s crust. Rocks are also one of the important building materials. Building Materials Geotechnical Engineering argillaceous calcareous. hypabyssal igneous rocks metamorphic rocks plutonic Sedimentary Rocks siliceous volcanic

North Carolina Lands Lowe’s New Global Technology Center

Business Facilities

The home improvement retailer will invest $153 million and create more than 1,900 jobs in the Charlotte region. Read: North Carolina Lands Lowe’s New Global Technology Center at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction workers need continuous skills upgrades

BD+C

To succeed in the coming decades, construction workers will need continuous skills upgrades, according to a report by the Autodesk Foundation and Monitor Institute by Deloitte

Report: Preparing US for sea level rise will cost $400B

Construction Dive

The cost includes constructing 50,000 miles of seawalls to protect coastal areas in 22 states in half the time it took to build the U.S. highway system

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Living the daily newspaper fantasy (with a technological twist)

Construction Marketing Ideas

Just as I was turning 21-years-old, I surprised myself, my family and my peers by getting a job as a daily newspaper reporter in Vancouver BC.

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Sizing Up Sites In Rural Tennessee

Business Facilities

Henderson, Johnson, McNairy, Scott and Sequatchie counties are participating in a state program that will improve their inventory of available industrial sites. Read: Sizing Up Sites In Rural Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

In London, Autodesk homes in on construction management

BD+C

Last week’s Autodesk University event in London promoted the theme “The Opportunity of Better.” And its presentations made a compelling case for technology as essential to accelerating construction productivity a time when “more is inevitable“ but “the reality of less” exists

Construction wearables' futuristic features are more feasible than you think

Construction Dive

The technology can help prevent accidents, improve efficiencies and enhance quality of life for construction workers, says an insurance official working with contractors on pilot programs

How to Hold Onto the Experience of Departing Employees

Construction Business Owner

What would happen if your most experienced employees left your company? What would happen if the ones who were most instrumental in your organization’s growth and development moved on tomorrow, no longer available to contribute their knowledge?

Cycling and building a new business at 66

Construction Marketing Ideas

There’s something exhilarating about cycling hard while engaging in a business start-up, especially when you are 66 years old.

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2019 Design Innovation Report: Super labs, dream cabins, office boardwalks, façades as art

BD+C

Building façades that double as public art installations. Mega-scale “superlabs” that facilitate learning, teaching, and ideating at mass scale. High-rise elevators that put on a show for thrill seekers. Google’s coolest office project to date.

Contractors face uncertainty in US trade war with China

Construction Dive

Tariffs are just one pressure on construction costs, experts say, but it's hard to determine if that's due to actual increases or to the threat of the unknown

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The Jobsite’s Invisible Injury

Construction Business Owner

Thousands of construction workers suffer hearing loss from excessive noise exposure on the job every year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects nearly one in four adults in the United States.

Satair Investing $10M In Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The aviation company will expand the Loudoun County Satair Customer Service Logistics Center that supports and services the Airbus global aircraft fleet. Read: Satair Investing $10M In Virginia Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.