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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.

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.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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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

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

Business Facilities Blog

FCA will modernize its Warren Truck Assembly to produce Ram Heavy Duty trucks, relocating truck production from Mexico and adding 2,500 new jobs. Read: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan at BusinessFacilities.com.

$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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Landscaping Projects Make Backyards the Life of the Party

Green Industry Professionals

More than 51 percent of homeowners spend more time entertaining outside after completing landscaping projects

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

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

Banner Plumbing Supply: Sophisticated Showroom Design

Constructor 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

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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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

Shortage of Foreign Seasonal Labor Hurting Local Landscapers

Green Industry Professionals

With the shortage of H-2B workers, landscaping companies struggle to find employees for their workforce

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Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

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.

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 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

Seven Common Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid

Green Industry Professionals

Having issues keeping the grass green? You could be making some common lawn care mistakes

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Zombie House Flipping

Constructor Magazine

Noritz tankless unit key component of historic residential rehab

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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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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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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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.

First group of Uponor Pro Squad plumbers completes training

Constructor Magazine

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

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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

Maverick Boat Group Plans Florida Manufacturing Facility

Business Facilities Blog

MBG is augmenting its manufacturing in Florida with 277,000 square feet of new production space in Fort Pierce that will be fully operational next summer. Read: Maverick Boat Group Plans Florida Manufacturing Facility at BusinessFacilities.com.

A Wise Selection of Equipment for Hardscaping in the Sunshine State

Green Industry Professionals

Wyscape of Niceville, Florida, carries a nice array of landscape, hardscape and irrigation equipment on its hardscaping-specific trailer

A jobsite dashboard is helping Clark Construction take the drudgery out of managing punch lists

BD+C

Last year, Clark Construction started deploying Turnover Vision, an interactive punch list management application developed by the firm’s Research & Development Group, which combines punch list and scheduling data to optimize a project’s work plan.

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

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.

Agencies Set 2-Year Goal for Infrastructure Project Reviews

ENR Construction

DOT, EPA, Corps, other agencies sign memo calling for single federal approval for projects

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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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