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What Does Your Accounting System Say About Your Construction Business?

Contractor Bookkeeping

How many times a day do you hear from someone saying, “It’s Boring", or "I’m Bored.” It is a red flag that should light up your “Oh Crap” meter. Moreover, more important, whenever an employee says it.

Complete Guide on Grades of Concrete

Learn Civil Engineering

Today, we will discuss grades of concrete, concrete mix ratios, uses, and many other things related to grades of concrete. First, let me tell you what you mean by the word concrete.

Home Building's Response to the Changing Times

Pro Builder

Home Building's Response to the Changing Times. ibush. Mon, 10/05/2020 - 09:37. It's hard to believe, but as I write this, the changes in the way we live due to COVID-19 have been going on for more than seven months.

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How to Drive Accurate and Timely Job Costing

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In 15 minutes, you can learn how meaningful reports can be developed and utilized quickly for accurate job costing. Construction Best Practices

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

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

New Green Building Tax Credit is a Progressive Effort

Green Building Law Update

At a time when the building industry is principally concerned with the impact of COVID-19 and the luster is off green building, the Montgomery County Council last Tuesday unanimously approved legislation “to accelerate the construction of highly energy efficient buildings and green retrofitting of existing buildings.”.

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Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership

Business Facilities

The Pelican State will be first to equip every community and technical college with Haas 5-axis machining centers. Read: Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership at BusinessFacilities.com.

Top 5 Questions from Collaborate, Answered

Viewpoint Construction Technology

You asked. We answered. A look at some of the most commonly asked product and technology questions from thousands of Viewpoint Collaborate attendees. Viewpoint Technology

Failed Concrete Slump Test? Here is What you Should do

The Constructor

Engineers should make a proper decision when an on-site slump test fails. The decision could be an outright rejection of the complete batch of. Concrete Properties Concrete Technology How To Guide Tests on Concrete

Mass Timber Could Rival Steel, Concrete

Construction Equipment

With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry, according to the New York Times. Wood has several advantages over other building materials—including slowing climate change—that are driving

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.

Cybersecurity 2.0

Business Facilities

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers. Read: Cybersecurity 2.0 at BusinessFacilities.com.

3 Construction Workers Killed, 1 Injured After Partial Building Collapse in Houston

Construction Junkie

Via Twitter // Houston Fire Department. In what seems to be an all-too-common occurrence recently, a partial building collapse yesterday has sadly cost the lives of 3 construction workers and injured one additional worker.

How to Construct Footing for Residential Buildings with Maximum Two storey?

The Constructor

The construction of footing for residential buildings of a maximum two-story is relatively easy. This is because the imposed load is small, hence. Building Building Technology Guide Building Tips Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering

RDO Partners Up to Make Drones Without Chinese Components

Construction Equipment

Though it is probably best known as a John Deere dealer with 75 locations in the U.S. and partnerships overseas, RDO Equipment also has its own technology division, RDO Integrated Controls, which is now marketing an RDO-branded drone. RDO Integrated Controls recently partnered with Vision Aerial in

Call For Entries: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2020 Economic Development Deal of the Year is November 20, 2019. Read: Call For Entries: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Could water-filled windows help buildings save energy?

BD+C

Created by Dr. Matyas Gutai of Loughborough University, the water-filled glass (WFG) system uses water to heat and cool structures in an attempt to reduce building energy use. WFG utilizes a sheet of water trapped between a panel of glass.

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How to Measure Discharge Using an Orifice?

The Constructor

An orifice is defined as a small opening of any cross-section provided on the side or bottom of a tank through which a fluid can flow easily. Fluid Mechanics

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Buildr Makes Project Closeout Quick and Painless

Construction Junkie

courtesy of Buildr. This article is part of Construction Junkie’s coverage of Groundbreak 2020, Procore’s annual technology conference. Buildr will be in attendance in the virtual exhibitor hall. More details can be found below.

Medicom Adding Second U.S. Mask Manufacturing Plant In Georgia

Business Facilities

The new production facility in the Augusta, GA region will accommodate new state-of-the-art surgical and N95-type mask production equipment with updated technology. Read: Medicom Adding Second U.S. Mask Manufacturing Plant In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

4 challenges of realizing BIM's value for an owner

BD+C

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How to Select Soil Improvement Method Based on Soil Types?

The Constructor

The selection of soil improvement method is governed by several factors like soil type, equipment availability, cost, construction period, skills, Geotechnical Engineering Ground Improvement Others Soil Engineering

Hexagon Launches Autonomy Kit for Tractors

Construction Equipment

Hexagon’s Autonomy and Positioning division has launched its first autonomy positioning and sensing kits for the agriculture market and says it has validated the solutions in its new autonomous research and development tractor. Hexagon has also announced that its HxGN LIVE Global 2021, its digital

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Boeing To Consolidate 787 Production In South Carolina In 2021

Business Facilities

The single site in North Charleston, SC will improve operational efficiency as Boeing adapts to market downturn and positions for recovery and long-term growth. Read: Boeing To Consolidate 787 Production In South Carolina In 2021 at BusinessFacilities.com.

What You Need to Know to Understand the Surety Process

Construction Business Owner

What You Need to Know to Understand the Surety Process. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 10/07/2020 - 09:40. Contract surety bonds provide essential protection for key parties involved in a construction project.

Chenab Bridge: Construction of the World’s Highest Rail Bridge

The Constructor

The Chenab Bridge is a 1315 m long, steel arch railway bridge under construction in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The bridge is a part of the. Case study Exclusive Geotechnical Engineering

Things to Know about Interlocking Bricks

Learn Civil Engineering

Let us know about Interlocking Bricks : Nowadays, most of the families in rural areas dreamt of living in a house made up of bricks. As we all know, the construction process of a building is very expensive and it takes a lot of time.

Workers Don’t Expect Return To Workplace By Year’s End

Business Facilities

Remote work is gaining steam: New survey finds 33 percent question the wisdom of returning, report high productivity while working remotely. Read: Workers Don’t Expect Return To Workplace By Year’s End at BusinessFacilities.com.

Caterpillar 785 Haul Truck

Construction Equipment

The 785 Caterpillar haul truck has a nominal payload of 153 tons. The Next Generation upgrade enhances operator safety and performance, provides more intuitive and predictable operation, delivers faster and easier access to data, and streamlines maintenance compared to its predecessor. The rigid

How to Use Preloading to Improve Soil Bearing Capacity?

The Constructor

Preloading is an economical and effective soil improvement method that can reduce settlement and increase the bearing capacity of soft soil. In other. Construction Engineering & Management Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Ground Improvement Soil Engineering

Solved: Structural Sheathing

Pro Builder

Solved: Structural Sheathing. kcichowicz. Wed, 10/07/2020 - 10:25. As lumber shortages cause wood prices to skyrocket, the cost to build and buy homes is increasing. OX Thermo-PLY advanced structural sheathing helps builders cut costs without sacrificing performance. Ox Engineered Products.

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Business Facilities

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard. Read: New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard at BusinessFacilities.com.

Risky Behavior in Construction

Constructech

With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, perhaps it’s time we think about adding a little more focus on the steps we need to take to secure our businesses. So ask yourself this question: Is your construction business vulnerable? Here is the irony of the situation.

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How to Vibrate Fresh Concrete Efficiently?

The Constructor

The vibration of concrete is a critical step in concrete construction. The process eliminates air bubbles present in the freshly poured concrete and. How To Guide