Sat.Apr 07, 2018 - Fri.Apr 13, 2018

These bricks could be a game-changer for insulation

Construction Dive

Filled with aerogel, which also is used in NASA spacesuits, the walls conduct heat up to eight times better compared to a standard masonry wall

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Recommendations for Good Brick Masonry Construction Practices

The Constructor

Several recommendations for good site brick masonry construction includes practices for accuracy and tolerances, appearance, durability, structural. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide Buildings

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Locals Laws Stop the Setting Sun on Solar Installations

Green Building Law Update

Two bills pending in the Montgomery County Council aim to increase the use of renewable energy in the suburban Maryland County. At a time when the number of households installing solar panels on their roofs declined last year, the first annual decline since 2000, and a decline by more than 15% when compared with the year before, following 5 years of growth that averaged nearly 50% a year, many believe that the growth of onsite renewable energy is not sustainable in the current environment.

How to Modernize Construction Management

John Chaney

Although historically the construction industry has been slow to go digital , times are changing. There’s an industry transformation happening in construction, driven by modern technology, and these changes are significantly elevating construction management.

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

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

FMI: Construction spending will increase 7% in 2018

Construction Dive

The management and investment consultancy expects the office sector to lead nonresidential construction spending

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Autodesk opens its Forge platform, encouraging more suppliers to build onto it

BD+C

This month, Autodesk will be rolling out its next generation of BIM 360 products that will include BIM 360 Design and BIM 360 Build modules ( [link] ), making this suite the industry's first unified design-construction platform.

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Join Viewpoint at BuiltWorlds 2018 Summit

John Chaney

Celebrate construction technology and innovation with Viewpoint at this week’s BuiltWorlds Summit , April 11-13 in downtown Chicago. The event, held at the Westin Chicago River North, brings together 250+ construction executives, technology innovators and industry thought leaders.

$13B Hudson River tunnel project misses environmental review deadline

Construction Dive

Without an environmental approval from the DOT, the project may not be built before the existing tunnel fails, crippling the Northeast Corridor

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Top Utilities: Powering Growth

Business Facilities Blog

Our Editor’s Choice selections for Top Utilities include the leaders who are upgrading their grids, diversifying their energy sources and doing what it takes to power economic development. Read: Top Utilities: Powering Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

UK could save £15 billion every year by lifting construction productivity

Geniebelt

Last December, the UK government announced its new productivity programme which is expected to deliver savings of £15bn every year. The programme is called Transforming Infrastructure Performance (TIP).

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Consistent Technology Innovation Helping Contractors Integrate their Office, Team and Field Operations

John Chaney

Packed with new enhancements, Vista 6.16 improves access to critical information and drives better performance. When you’re the leading construction software provider, it’s imperative to provide your clients with the best tools and resources they need to succeed. That’s why Viewpoint consistently reinvests more of its revenue back into research and development than any other company in our sector.

Material prices increase in March, expected to constrain profit growth

Construction Dive

The ABC said that rising material prices and wages will challenge contractor profits in 2018, despite a healthy backlog of work

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Connors Elementary School Building Tops Out

PC Construction Blog

An April snow squall couldn’t deter PC Construction’s project team from “topping out” the Robert V. Connors Elementary School in Lewiston, Maine by placing the building’s final piece of steel. The beam – which had. All Education & Campus Projects

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Construction services: Here is what you should know

Geniebelt

The term construction services covers a wide spectrum of tasks and responsibilities in the course of the building process. From design to completion, there is a plethora of services and parameters that should be taken care of.

New Developments for 179D Energy Efficiency Tax Incentive

John Chaney

Guest post by Kevin Sullivan of BRAYN Consulting LLC. In February of this year, Congress passed a budget that included a one-year extension of the Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, Section 179D , making it available to architects, engineers, and contractors for building projects completed in 2017. For contractors, this means that the government building projects they completed in 2017 are now eligible for a federal tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot.

The case for constructing resource-efficient buildings

Construction Dive

Andy Feth of C.W. Driver Companies writes that a holistic approach to building offers competitive advantages and long-term cost savings

How To Manage Your Money Effectively As A Construction Contractor

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Damien Troy. If you’re unsure how to manage your money effectively as a construction contractor, then look no further than this article. There are a number of easy ways you can manage your money effectively, including working alongside an architect who produces cost-effective designs, to investing in high-quality tools from day one. Contractor Tips

Don't Let Technology Obscure the Real Heart of the Construction Process

ENR Construction

A foundation is not built in SketchUp, but in the hard and weathered dirt by hard and weathered men and women

Banner Plumbing Supply: Sophisticated Showroom Design

Contractor Magazine

In addition to its wholesale component, Banner Plumbing Supply’s showroom is an impressive display of the latest kitchen and bath products and trends

Dodge: March momentum jumps on 9.6% commercial rebound

Construction Dive

The data and analytics company reported that this new wave of momentum could be a result of the tax overhaul passed at the end of last year

Made In California

Business Facilities Blog

The Golden State is increasing the benefits for manufacturers that participate in its recently launched CA Made state labeling program. Read: Made In California at BusinessFacilities.com.

Using Technology to Connect Workers for Stronger Safety Programs

Construction Business Owner

In today’s world, we are all connected through technology. We interact with it at home, at work, and even in our downtime. Fitbits monitor our steps, heart rates and sleeping patterns. We read books on tablets and hail rides through apps on our smartphones.

Zombie House Flipping

Contractor Magazine

Noritz tankless unit key component of historic residential rehab

Netherlands' 3-D printed bridge gets installation date

Construction Dive

MX3D used in-house software and four industrial robots to print the bridge over a six-month period

The detailed method of highway construction

Construction Cost Estimating

By making extensive surveys and subgrade groundwork, highway construction is normally conducted. The methods and technology for constructing highways are upgraded in due course of time and turns to be more advanced.

The Design Behind Constructing Smart Roads

Construction Informer

You might not have given it much thought but constructing smart roads is going to require road builders who have entirely new sets of skills on their staffs. Here are two examples of how tech is currently getting incorporated into and along roadways. The post The Design Behind Constructing Smart Roads appeared first on Construction Informer Blog. Construction Technology Trending

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BIG’s Audemars Piguet hotel des Horlogers allows guests to ski down the roof

BD+C

Bjarke Ingels Group’s (BIG) new hotel project in Le Brassus, Switzerland is integrated into the Vallée de Joux landscape directly adjacent to the luxury watchmaker’s Atelier Audemars Piguet Museum.

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China develops fire-resistant building material

Construction Dive

The composite, which may be used to insulate existing structures, could provide a buffer against fire damage in reinforced concrete structures

The 10 Largest Pumped-Storage Hydropower Plants in the World

ENR Construction

Pumped-storage hydroelectricity, a mature technology first developed in the 1890s, is playing an increasingly important role in the current era as wind and solar power advance. ENR takes a look at some of the largest pumped-storage facilities in the world

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First group of Uponor Pro Squad plumbers completes training

Contractor Magazine

More than 2,500 additional plumbers will participate in training in coming weeks via online and in-person sessions

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Tech Report 5.0: Smart(er) Jobsites

BD+C

As BIM/VDC adoption rates have accelerated substantially over the last decade, helping to usher the design and construction industry into the digital age, a slew of heralded technologies—from VR to computational design—has emerged to reveal that the AEC world is ripe for a seismic disruption.

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Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker's death

Construction Dive

A circuit court upheld OSHA's decision to issue a willful violation and impose a $49,000 fine against a contractor in relation to a worker's fatal fall

Video Roundup – Concrete

cnstrctr

Today we’ve rounded up a number of videos on concrete and it’s use in the construction industry. This video despite being a little dated is a great resource of information.