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Why construction should stop thinking of software as a cost

Lets Build

In construction, technology has been gradually replacing outdated machines and systems. Nevertheless, a digital tool is not a cure. It’s not a system that can function independently without us. Free guide: How to reduce construction delays by more than 20%.

Materials prices rise for second straight month since COVID-19 crisis began

Construction Dive

New analysis shows soaring lumber and petroleum costs were the biggest contributors to rising materials prices for contractors, with lumber prices up 50% since mid April

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A Conversation on Bringing Order and Profitability Back to Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint's Matt Harris recently discussed the construction industry landscape on the Construction Genius podcast. Construction Technology/News

4 technologies for improving building sanitization in a post-pandemic society

BD+C

The long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will transform future building design practices to prioritize public health and mitigate the risk of spreading infection.

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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.

Versatile.ai Turns Your Tower Crane into a Data Collecting Powerhouse Using AI

Construction Junkie

CraneView, courtesy of Versatile.ai. The tower crane is easily one of the most fascinating pieces of equipment on any large construction project and operators certainly have a unique view of the jobsite.

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How to Untangle Your Construction Payroll Processes

Viewpoint Construction Technology

5 Tips to Help Your Construction Organization Overcome Common Construction Payroll Challenges. Construction Best Practices

New Lead (Pb) in Soil Standard Now Effective in Maryland

Green Building Law Update

The EPA has described lead as the number one environmental public health hazard in the U.S. And despite that the CDC has in the past identified childhood lead poisoning prevention since 1971 as 1 of 10 great U.S.

Center Of Innovation In New Hampshire

Business Facilities

Nestled between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a red-hot center of innovation Is thriving in Claremont, NH. Read: Center Of Innovation In New Hampshire at BusinessFacilities.com.

NYC construction inspectors issue 41 coronavirus-related stop work orders

Construction Dive

New York City inspectors are "out in force," following up on thousands of calls from workers and the public about potential problem sites and issuing work stoppages and fines, a city official said

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

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

How to Determine Number of Passes and Lift Thickness for Soil Compaction? [PDF]

The Constructor

The calculation of the number of passes for compactors and lift (soil layer) thickness for soil is critical to attain the required degree of. Geotechnical Engineering Ground Improvement How To Guide Soil Engineering Work Procedures

Brace Your Construction Business From Recession

Contractor Bookkeeping

The pains caused by an economic downturn can be excruciating, which is why most of us dread it. A recession can mean massive layoffs, jobs becoming harder to find, and wages frozen, which means consumers hunker down and spend less-- often worsening the slowdown unknowingly.

Poland-Based Manufacturer Will Create Over 400 Jobs In Pennsylvania

Business Facilities

CANPACK Group will invest nearly $366 million in a new manufacturing facility and North American Center of Excellence in Lackawanna County, PA. Read: Poland-Based Manufacturer Will Create Over 400 Jobs In Pennsylvania at BusinessFacilities.com.

7 pro soccer stadiums underway across the US

Construction Dive

An MLS building boom encompasses projects totaling $2.85 billion over the next two years, in preparation for the league's expansion to 30 teams

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How to Assess the Severity of Damage for an Existing Structure? [PDF]

The Constructor

The assessment of the severity of structural damage is based on several criteria such as crack width, differential settlement, and angular rotation. Building Building Technology Guide How To Guide Structural Engineering Structural Evaluation

CBO Opens Nominations for Outstanding Women in Construction 2020

Construction Business Owner

CBO Opens Nominations for Outstanding Women in Construction 2020. Join us in recognizing today's top female construction professionals. Greg Caudle. Fri, 07/17/2020 - 10:30.

Amazon Will Create 1,000 Jobs At New Texas Fulfillment Center

Business Facilities

Amazon will invest $250 million to build a new 820,000-square-foot facility in the city of Pflugerville, TX. Read: Amazon Will Create 1,000 Jobs At New Texas Fulfillment Center at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Risky behaviors more prevalent in construction, study finds

Construction Dive

The report points to health-related risks such as smoking and binge drinking, which may make workers more likely to experience injuries on the job

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10 Construction Challenges in High-Rise Buildings [PDF]

The Constructor

A high-rise building is a building with a small footprint, small roof area, and immense facades. High-rise buildings have the potential to decongest. Building Building Technology Guide High rise structures High-rise structural systems Structural Engineering Structures Tall Buildings

How Alta Eqt. Trains Operators

Construction Equipment

Equipment technology designed to boost production and efficiency does neither without proper instruction of the operator. That responsibility often falls to the dealer, who may spend hours familiarizing an organization’s individual operators or training a trainer within the organization. After the

Harrington Investing $2.4M In Indiana Expansion

Business Facilities

The national industrial product distributor will create up to 20 new jobs at a distribution center in New Haven, IN that will serve its operations across the Great Lakes region. Read: Harrington Investing $2.4M In Indiana Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

How safety data will drive future business success

Construction Dive

Facing unstable markets, safety data can be your foundation for continued business success

How to Improve Rock Quality and Stability? [PDF]

The Constructor

Unweathered and sound rocks are always considered as an ideal base for building foundations. But in the case of unfavorable rock conditions at any. Geotechnical Engineering

Embracing Uncertainty

A David Creation

By mid-March, many of my customers were having record leads and sales coming out of the gloomy winter months. Things were looking up. I had just gotten through months of planning and setting the strategies for my customers and was looking forward to a smooth spring season with lots of leads!

Resouce Informs Students of Underground Opportunities

Construction Equipment

The Underground Construction Association, a division of SME, has launched a website geared toward providing students insight into the industry. Down For That” informs students about the underground industry through numerous resources and provides opportunities for them to get involved. The website

Florida to require sea level studies for coastal public construction projects

Construction Dive

Contractors that move forward on publicly funded projects without performing an impact projection study could have to reimburse the state for all or part of the money spent on the project

How to Select Compaction Machine Based on Soil Type? [PDF]

The Constructor

Soil compaction is the removal of voids in soil by applying static or vibratory vertical forces, resulting in higher soil density that can withstand. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Ground Improvement Soil Engineering

Building Homes That Deliver Form and Function Starts With This

Pro Builder

Building Homes That Deliver Form and Function Starts With This. ibush. Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:17. Form without function is a quick recipe for problems on the jobsite and after . Graham Davis.

Gradall Storm Recovery Series Handle Disasters

Construction Equipment

Gradall Storm Recovery Series of wheeled excavators are designed to help municipalities, counties, and contractors handle multiple challenges in the wake of hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather disasters. The summer and fall of 2020 is predicted to be a busier-than-normal hurricane season, from

Report: AEC proposal activity at lowest level in a decade

Construction Dive

While proposal activity shrank due to COVID-19, a few construction sectors experienced growth in Q2, according to PSMJ Resources

How to Maintain Survey Equipment used in Construction? [PDF]

The Constructor

In construction, survey equipment is used to cover a wide range of applications right from surveys, construction supervision, to heavy engineering. How To Guide Others Surveying

Will Americans Relocate To Less Populated Areas Due To COVID-19?

Business Facilities

Fast Survey finds that one in three Americans are considering relocation, with westerners, younger people, and higher earners most likely to consider a move. Read: Will Americans Relocate To Less Populated Areas Due To COVID-19? at BusinessFacilities.com.

Nation’s Interstates in Need: TRIP

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Interstate Highway System faces increasing levels of travel and insufficient funding, according to a report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. The report, “Restoring the Interstate Highway System: Meeting America’s Transportation Needs with a Reliable, Safe & Well