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Machine Learning: Making Your Data Work Harder for You


As the construction industry continues to modernize, real, practical applications for machine learning are being realized. Construction Technology/News

What are the Safety Measures followed for Formwork installation? [PDF]

The Constructor

Formwork is a mold in which concrete is filled until it sets, which is supported by verticle and horizontal members. The safety during installation. Building Technology Guide How To Guide Work Procedures

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4 Ways Construction Companies Can Successfully Social Distance

Pro Builder

4 Ways Construction Companies Can Successfully Social Distance. cbroderick. Thu, 06/25/2020 - 09:06.

Expert talk: New normal calls for more collaboration and strong leadership

Lets Build

This simple yet extremely accurate point made by Dame Judith Hackitt, during the third edition of the UK Virtual Town Hall organised by LetsBuild, summarises perfectly the next day for the construction industry after the Coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Green, yellow, red: How US airport construction projects are faring during the pandemic

Construction Dive

Construction Dive tracks work on some of the country’s biggest airports, which has accelerated, slowed or stopped during the coronavirus outbreak

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HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19

Business Facilities

The world-class biotech research hub in Huntsville, AL has marshalled its resources to fight the pandemic, with increased lab space. Read: HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19 at

1,000 Workers to be Hired for Keystone XL

Construction Equipment

Michels Canada has been selected to build the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The company, based in Nisku, Alberta, expects to start construction near Oyen this summer, and finish near Hardisty in the spring of 2022. The Alberta portion of the TC Energy pipeline is approximately 160

Tech, stability may move Gen Z through the trades pipeline

Construction Dive

Coronavirus hasn't stopped contractors' recruitment efforts and in some ways is demonstrating the industry's growing technology use and its career opportunities

Construction Metrics We’re Watching — June 2020


A look at the state of the construction industry from a statistical point of view. Construction Technology/News

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

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

Navistar Virtually Breaks Ground On $250M Texas Manufacturing Facility

Business Facilities

Navistar is building a commercial truck and bus manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area. Vehicle production will begin in early 2022. Read: Navistar Virtually Breaks Ground On $250M Texas Manufacturing Facility at

Tax Tips For New Construction Business Owners

Contractor Bookkeeping

The tax deadline is postponed to July 15, 2020. If you just started your construction business last year and haven't filed yours yet, this post would be helpful. Your tax bill is based on reports produced by your accounting system. Want to avoid paying more than you should come tax time?

Social distancing strategies keep contractors productive

Construction Dive

Social distancing requirements such as staggered schedules and teleworking don't have to derail construction schedules, according to companies that are making them work

Kwest Transformed Equipment Department

Construction Equipment

“It’s all to make us better,” says Chad McKee, CEM, equipment operations manager for Kwest Group, small-fleet (<$100 million estimated replacement value) winners of the Construction Equipment and AEMP Fleet Masters Award, as he talks about the sweeping changes his department enacted in 2019.

Corporate Headquarters: Base Camps for Business

Business Facilities

Corporate headquarters aren’t synonymous with cookie-cutter glass towers hidden in the middle of canyons of skyscrapers in the largest cities. More and more locations are offering what it takes to be a base camp for 21st-century business.

GHH and Volvo among Red Dot winners

Digger Blog

A couple of very different dumper vehicles are among the winners of Red Dot design awards for 2020. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

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The Dotted Line: Avoid these change order snafus

Construction Dive

Contractors cannot afford to leave money on the table — especially now — which means they need to pay more attention to contract issues that could affect their bottom lines

Prinoth Adds MacAllister Machinery as Indiana Dealer

Construction Equipment

Prinoth has named MacAllister Machinery as its dealer in Indiana. Headquartered in Indianapolis with locations throughout Indiana, MacAllister will provide vehicle rental, sales, parts, and service for the Prinoth Panther tracked carriers in Indiana. MacAllister Machinery first opened in 1945

Ramsey Solutions’ Corporate Expansion Will Create 600 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

Ramsey Solutions will invest $52 million build a second office building, totaling nearly 192,000 square feet and six stories, on its corporate headquarters campus in Franklin, TN. Read: Ramsey Solutions’ Corporate Expansion Will Create 600 Jobs In Tennessee at

Construction Cost Data – A Valuable Read?

Job Order Contracting

What type of construction cost data do you use? LEAN Process Combined with Detailed, Locally Researched Construction Cost Data.

Readers Respond: Don't shut down sites in high-risk areas

Construction Dive

In response to last week's survey, Construction Dive readers weigh in on whether jobsites should close to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in states like Florida, Texas and California, where cases are surging

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What is Concrete Cancer and How can it be avoided?

The Constructor

What is Concrete cancer and what is the cause of this defect? How can concrete cancer be avoided? The post What is Concrete Cancer and How can it

AFS To Create Up To 1,400 Jobs At New Missouri Facility

Business Facilities

Accenture Federal Services will open a new Advanced Technology Center in St. Louis, MO to serve U.S. federal government clients. Read: AFS To Create Up To 1,400 Jobs At New Missouri Facility at

Infection control in buildings in the age of the coronavirus


It’s hard to see the horizon when you’re fighting to keep your head above water. That’s where AEC firms, interviewed in late March and through April, say most of their clients were when it came to infection control during the pandemic.

House Democrats introduce $1.5T infrastructure bill

Construction Dive

The bill includes $500 billion in green measures at the same time construction industry groups have called for additional streamlining of environmental and permitting reviews

What is the Beam and Column Junction reinforcement details?

The Constructor

What is the Beam and Column Junction reinforcement details? The post What is the Beam and Column Junction reinforcement details? appeared first on


Alcorta Forging Group Investing $15M In Ohio Expansion

Business Facilities

The Spanish auto supplier's Marysville, OH location will be its first manufacturing operations and regional headquarters in the U.S., and will create 50 new jobs. . Read: Alcorta Forging Group Investing $15M In Ohio Expansion at

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CDC set to build the most advanced high containment laboratory in the country


Long before COVID-19 put the CDC front and center in news broadcasts around the country, plans to construct the most advanced High Containment Continuity Laboratory (HCCL) in the country had already been finalized

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McCarthy wins $233M CDC lab contract

Construction Dive

The facility is designed for research on the most serious public health threats and will be one of only three facilities in the world able to perform diagnostic research on specific viruses

Are Smart Contracts the next Big Thing in Construction? [PDF]

The Constructor

The construction industry is infamous for delayed payments and payment-related disputes. The issues could be significantly reduced by taking. Digital tools

Metalworx Relocating HQ, Manufacturing Facility To Virginia

Business Facilities

The manufacturer will invest $7.6 million to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from South Carolina to Grayson County, VA. Read: Metalworx Relocating HQ, Manufacturing Facility To Virginia at

Best Value Construction Procurement Planning and Project Delivery

Job Order Contracting

Best Value Construction Procurement Planning drives optimal economic and environmental outcomes and improve satisfaction for all participants & stakeholders.

Major stadium projects impacted by COVID-19 slowdowns

Construction Dive

So far, contractors and owners are pushing forward with the construction of stadiums and arenas despite coronavirus outbreaks