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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.

How to Assess Your Water Heater to Determine if it Needs a Repair

Construction Marketing

You probably never put much thought into it, but a water heater is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. You use it to heat the shower, cooking water, hand washing and a lot more. These are things that are easy to ignore, until you can’t have them.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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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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.

Choosing the Right Size Dumpster For Your Next Project

Construction Marketing

Every construction project results in waste that has to be eliminated to create space for free movement of people and things. The trash is usually created when certain structures are demolished.

Recycled Restaurant Waste Cooking Oil Can Trigger Insurance Pollution Exclusion

Green Building Law Update

In a case having broad implications given the wide mandatory recycling of restaurant waste cooking oil across the country, in a decision filed on April 29, 2019, a federal appeals court held that contaminated recycled fat could trigger the “pollution exclusion” in an insurance policy.

6 stages of a project in construction

Lets Build

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.

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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.

Top 10 Contractor Mistakes

Surveyor

The savvy contractor knows they can’t possibly avoid every jobsite mistake. But they also know that working smart helps limit issues

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

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.

PHCC Members Advocate for Key Issues at 2019 Legislative Conference

Contractor Magazine

Contractors, association executives and industry partners took to Capitol Hill May 7-8 to advocate for PHCC members

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

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PLA set for $800M Essentia Health Minnesota project

Construction Dive

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

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.

Bookkeeping And Accounting Solutions For The Busy Contractor

Contractor Bookkeeping

The calls, emails, messages, and walk-ins that our company deal with every day come from construction contractors, spouses or significant other, construction bookkeepers, advisors, students, and financial planners among others.

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

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

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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Construction automation: What does it mean for the future of the industry?

Lets Build

For the past 200 years, humans have been constructing buildings in the same way – until now. Technology, which experts say is developing at an astounding pace, is bringing the possibility of an unprecedented change to how we make our cities and the places we live in.

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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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

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.

Week Three of Building Safety Month Highlights Clean Water

Contractor Magazine

The International Code Council will draw attention to the need for clean, abundant water for all communities

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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By predicting risk, AI tool shapes top firms' safety conversations

Construction Dive

Contractors like Suffolk, Shawmut and AECOM are using Smartvid.io to understand and proactively target the most pressing risks on their projects

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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.

Weekly Product Gallery: GF Piping, WarmlyYours, Bosch Tools, InSinkErator, SJE Rhombus, Clean-Fit

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights: commercial lead-free valves; waterproofing/floor-heating kits for showers; a brushless hammer drill/driver; a digital instant hot water tank; a Wi-Fi leak detection system; and quick-release pliers

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

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

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.