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Video game-like tech draws younger, more skeptical workforce to construction

Construction Dive

The modern jobsite's move to simulators, controllers, VR headsets and more is bucking the perspective that careers in the industry are all grunt work

Drones Gaining Ground on Construction Sites

Contractor Magazine

While the military remains unmanned technology's biggest customer, the latest AUVSI show in Chicago offered evidence that more contractors and subcontractors are finding increasing uses for it

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Dollar Saving Tips for Contractors

Surveyor

Sometimes, staying in the green can be difficult with large budgets and complex projects that have many details and variables. From designing effectively to reducing waste, we have come up with seven tips and best practices that can help contractors stay above water. Design Effectively.

Fairmont, Minnesota: Growing Side By Side

Business Facilities

Agribusiness, manufacturing and distribution are thriving shoulder-to-shoulder in Fairmont, a rural gem in south central Minnesota. Read: Fairmont, Minnesota: Growing Side By Side at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Trump lifts US tariffs on North American steel and aluminum

Construction Dive

The United States will lift its tariffs on industrial metals from Mexico and Canada in exchange for new enforcement measures to prevent Chinese steel from being imported

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Top 10 Contractor Mistakes

Surveyor

The most common contractor errors and how to avoid them to keep your construction projects safe, productive and profitable. The savvy contractor knows they can’t possibly avoid every jobsite mistake. But they also know that working smart helps limit issues. Staying proactive during projects by recognizing pitfalls and taking appropriate steps to avoid them limits accidents, ensures budgets and timelines remain on schedule and creates a more positive work environment.

The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

Business Facilities

Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success. Read: The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice at BusinessFacilities.com.

More than 7K robots to take on construction work by 2025

Construction Dive

Midsize and major contractors are beginning to integrate intelligent machines to pair with BIM and building automation and to help with worker shortages and other productivity issues, a new report found

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7 Types of Construction Defects in Reinforced Concrete Structures

The Constructor

Construction errors are main factors that lead to the development of defects in concrete structure. Defects in concrete structures can be due to poor. Concrete Durability Concrete Technology How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Concrete Repair Durability Repair of Concrete Repair/Maintenance

HVAC Technician Training Resources

Contractor Magazine

Take a look at these accredited institutions to enroll in as an industry first-timer or to gain additional certifications as an industry veteran

Stanley Black & Decker Creating 500 Jobs In Texas

Business Facilities

The 425,000-square-foot plant in Fort Worth, TX will be completed in late 2020 and will manufacture a range of CRAFTSMAN mechanics tools using the latest manufacturing technologies to optimize productivity and sustainability.

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Experts: Early removal of bolts likely cause of deadly Seattle crane collapse

Construction Dive

But that's not definitive nor is it clear which, if any, of the five contractors being investigated would be on the hook

Analysis Methods for Buildings Frames

The Constructor

Elastic analysis deals with the study of strength and behavior of the members and structure at working loads. Frames can be analyzed by various. Analysis of Frames Structural Analysis Structural Engineering

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Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

UNLOCK Construction Productivity and Quality with the LEAN OpenJOC TM Solution. Streamline construction project delivery. Add 10, 20, 50+ proven construction professionals without the typical administrative burden and risk.

Hershey Investing $104M In Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The chocolate and snacks company’s expansion of its Augusta County, VA manufacturing operations will create 65 new jobs. Read: Hershey Investing $104M In Virginia Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

PLA set for $800M Essentia Health Minnesota project

Construction Dive

The Vision Northland project in Duluth should require 5,600 unionized craft construction jobs

Determination of Metacentric Height of a Floating Body

The Constructor

A point about which a floating body tries to oscillate is called the metacenter of that body. The distance between metacenter (M) and the center of. Fluid Mechanics How To Guide Hydraulics Lab Guide Water Resources floating body metacenter Metacentre metacentric height

Overcoming (or enjoying) market inertia: It’s hard to move people

Construction Marketing Ideas

As we proceed with the launch of Ontario Construction News, I’m reminded again of the perils of being the second player in an established market. Even though there is much new about what we are doing and some real competitive advantages to our product, we aren’t first to market.

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Alabama Lands $110M DaikyoNishikawa Manufacturing Facility

Business Facilities

The Japanese auto parts manufacturer selected Huntsville, AL for its first U.S. facility, and will create 380 jobs at the new assembly plant. Read: Alabama Lands $110M DaikyoNishikawa Manufacturing Facility at BusinessFacilities.com.

Martin-Harris/Turner recommended for final phase of $1.4B Las Vegas Convention Center project

Construction Dive

The team beat out AECOM Hunt, The Penta Building Group and others competing for the construction manager at risk contract

Work Procedure for Cement Concrete Works For Mixes 1:2:4, 1:1.5:3

The Constructor

Detailed specifications for cement concrete provides step by step work procedure for various grades of concrete construction such as materials, mix. Concrete Technology

6 stages of a project in construction

Geniebelt

For every stage of a construction project, from the simplest to the most complex, there are certain steps and processes that need to be followed to ensure a successful outcome. Projects in construction may vary based on their size, the number of stakeholders involved, budget and delivery date.

JUUL Labs Investing $125M In New South Carolina Facility

Business Facilities

The company's new assembly operations will help create more than 500 jobs in Lexington County, SC. Read: JUUL Labs Investing $125M In New South Carolina Facility at BusinessFacilities.com.

$187M border wall contract canceled in wake of bid protest

Construction Dive

The Army Corps of Engineers rescinded its award to Barnard Construction after admitting that it had improperly excluded other contractors from bidding

Valuation of Building – Methods and Calculation of Valuation

The Constructor

Valuation of Building Valuation of building or property is the method of calculating the present marketable cost of a building. Valuation of a. Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Estimating & Costing

The perils of transparency

Construction Marketing Ideas

Michael Stone in a recent newsletter describes a contractor with what appears to be a partner from hell, describing the problems with “transparency” — that is, letting your customers probe under the hood and dig into the estimates and cost structure of your business.

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Ebm-papst Investing $37M In Select Tennessee Certified Site

Business Facilities

The plant is the Germany-based company’s second U.S. location and will create 200 new jobs over the next five years in Washington County, TN. Read: Ebm-papst Investing $37M In Select Tennessee Certified Site at BusinessFacilities.com.

Autodesk BIM 360 adds cost management

Construction Dive

The new module allows users to visualize cost-related risks and track budget impacts in real time

Procedure of Brickwork in Masonry Construction

The Constructor

Standard specification and work procedure for brickwork in masonry construction provides guidelines about quality of bricks, mortar, soaking of. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide

This Marriott is poised to take over the title as the world’s tallest modular hotel

BD+C

Carrying the brand of Marriott International, a new 26-story, 360-foot-tall tower will become the largest modular hotel in the world upon completion

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Cummins Investing $68M, Adding Jobs In Indiana

Business Facilities

As it celebrates 100 years in Indiana, the company will establish its Electrified Power business headquarters in Columbus, and increase its presence in Indianapolis and Greenwood. Read: Cummins Investing $68M, Adding Jobs In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Amazon breaks ground on $1.5B Cincinnati airport hub

Construction Dive

The joint venture of Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. and Kokosing Construction Co. will reportedly act as general contractor

What is Site Investigation or Soil Exploration? Objectives and Stages

The Constructor

Site investigation or Sub-Soil explorations are done for obtaining the information about subsurface conditions at the site of proposed construction. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Exploration Site Investigation site reconnaissance Soil exploration

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