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Beyond COVID-19 - How To Build Value In Your Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

We've said it before, and we'll say it again – this has been a challenging few months for all of us, but there is no better time to think seriously about your business. We all understand the economy has been tough for construction owners.

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How to Lay Geosynthetic Fabric in Highway Construction? [PDF]

The Constructor

Geosynthetics are extensively used in highway construction as they play the role of a separator, filter, reinforcement, stiffener, drainer, barrier, Highway Engineering How To Guide Pavement Design Work Procedures

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Construction employment sees record rebound in May

Construction Dive

New government employment data points to a sooner-than-expected economic recovery, according to ABC economist Anirban Basu

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Types of Estimate used in Building Construction

Civiconcepts

The post Types of Estimate used in Building Construction appeared first on Civiconcepts.

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.

Streamlining Construction RFIs and Other Manual Processes

Surveyor

An efficient, real time workflow for RFIs and other critical construction communications is critical to construction productivity. Construction Best Practices

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How contractors can protect jobsites from vandalism

Construction Dive

Recent looting incidents across the country are a reminder that contractors should employ commonsense strategies to reduce the risk of their projects being robbed or vandalized, experts say

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McClancy Seasoning Investing $9.4M In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The spice company is expanding its manufacturing and distribution operations and creating 108 new jobs at its two locations in Lancaster County, SC. Read: McClancy Seasoning Investing $9.4M In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

Tackling high-rise concrete construction challenges

GCP Applied Technologies

Tackling high-rise concrete construction challenges. michael.delros…. Tue, 06/09/2020 - 19:18. GCP Applied Technologies. June 09, 2020. concrete / mix design / high rises.

Phase 2 Begins for WSSC’s Innovative Bio-Energy Project

PC Construction

In April, the WSSC Water Commissioners approved Phase 2 funding, allowing PC to begin construction of the design-build Piscataway WRRF Bio-Energy Project in Accokeek, Maryland. The $228 million for Phase 2 brings the total investment.

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

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

Contractors hire medical professionals for COVID-19 guidance, site visits

Construction Dive

From temperature-taking nurses to infectious disease control consultants, contractors are partnering with medical experts to create strategies for healthy jobsites and offices

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Dot’s Pretzels Investing $15M In Kansas Expansion

Business Facilities

The pretzel maker has selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, KS for a new manufacturing facility that will create 22 new jobs. Read: Dot’s Pretzels Investing $15M In Kansas Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Install Strip Seal Expansion Joint? [PDF]

The Constructor

A strip seal expansion joint is a mechanical device used to seal an expansion joint formed between two slabs of pavement or slab to absorb. How To Guide Work Procedures

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Going viral: How the coronavirus pandemic could change the built environment

BD+C

The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, and by the first week of April, there was a nearly 80% decline in occupancy for hotels in the U.S., according to the hospitality analytics company STR.

Court rejects bid for OSHA COVID-19 emergency standard

Construction Dive

Construction industry groups applauded the decision regarding a lawsuit from the AFL-CIO requesting a temporary emergency standard to address coronavirus in the workplace

COVID-19 Response And Recovery

Business Facilities

The COVID-19 crisis is bringing out the best in communities from coast to coast. Economic development organizations are giving small businesses financial lifelines. They’re also teaming up with local businesses to create a supply chain for critical medical supplies.

How to Bond New Concrete to Hardened/Plastic Concrete? [PDF]

The Constructor

Bonding new concrete to plastic and hardened concrete is an important task that is needed in many construction works. The formation of a good bond. Concrete Technology Concrete Work Procedure How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Strengthening & Retrofitting Work Procedures

Delivering Improved Construction Repair Renovation and Maintenance Outcomes

Job Order Contracting

Delivering improved construction repair, renovation, and maintenance outcomes isn’t rocket science. All the tools and services are readily available to facilities management teams, once leadership provide the commitment to support stewardship of the the built environment.

Construction unions call on Massachusetts governor to strengthen COVID-19 protections

Construction Dive

The Massachusetts Building Trades Council wants more worker protections regarding coronavirus, such as the right to stop work and not lose out on pay

Grifols Therapeutics Investing $351M In North Carolina Expansion

Business Facilities

The global healthcare company will create 300 jobs at a new specialized blood plasma facility and logistics center at its Clayton, NC campus. Read: Grifols Therapeutics Investing $351M In North Carolina Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Pour Concrete on a Sloped Surface? [PDF]

The Constructor

Pouring concrete on a sloped surface needs excellent skills and experience to perform the work as planned. Commonly, low slump concrete is used for. Concrete Technology Concrete Work Procedure How To Guide Work Procedures

Istanbul opens biggest base-isolated hospital in the world

BD+C

The largest base-isolated building in the world officially opened in earthquake-prone Istanbul, Turkey, on May 21. The 1-million-sm, $1.5 billion Basaksehir Cam and Sakura City Hospital, located near the North Anatolian fault of the Europe side of this city, features 2,068 seismic isolators.

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New York City reopens nonessential construction work

Construction Dive

Phase 1 begins today, allowing construction to reboot on almost 32,500 nonessential projects across the city's five boroughs

FerraTex Solutions Investing Nearly $2M In Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The company will establish a new subsidiary operation and create 15 new jobs in Henry County, VA with help from local and state economic development grants. Read: FerraTex Solutions Investing Nearly $2M In Virginia Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

What Is The Strongest Foundation For A House

Civiconcepts

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Signs of Decline, Let’s Look up

Constructech

The numbers are starting to roll in and we are beginning to see some of the big companies in the market reporting that the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is leading to a decline in sales. These numbers only add to the massive 13% workforce decline on April numbers.

Windover employs tech to expedite truss production, installation

Construction Dive

The construction company used data from 3D modeling to design and manufacture 935 trusses and deliver them to the jobsite in three days

Lowe’s Canada Building New Distribution Center In Greater Calgary

Business Facilities

Expected to open in the fall of 2021, the new 1.2 million-square-foot facility will represent a joint investment of more than $88 million. Read: Lowe’s Canada Building New Distribution Center In Greater Calgary at BusinessFacilities.com.

Top 15 Civil Engineering SOFTWARE

Civiconcepts

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OSHA construction safety inspections fall 84% during COVID-19 pandemic

BD+C

OSHA’s in-person checks of construction sites have plunged by 84% during the COVID-19 pandemic. The agency has focused its attention on virus transmission hazards in the health-care industry, according to OSHA data. In the first week of March, OSHA conducted about 395 construction inspections.

Skanska keeps university project running despite COVID-19 challenges

Construction Dive

The project team renovating the University of Delaware lab building had to rethink the job midstream as materials and workers became scarce, new jobsite cleanliness rules were required and much more

Fujifilm Investing $928M In Denmark Expansion

Business Facilities

The expansion will establish end-to-end capabilities in one site, including drug substance manufacturing, fill/finish, assembly, labeling and packaging. Read: Fujifilm Investing $928M In Denmark Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Construction Jobs Rebound in May

Construction Equipment

Construction employment rebounded by 464,000 jobs in May, but the total remained 596,000 below the latest peak in February and the industry’s 12.7 percent unemployment rate was the highest for May since 2012, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. “The The huge pickup in