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Construction Cybercrime Is On the Rise

ENR Construction

Cybercriminals find the construction world a rich phishing ground with fat prey and soft targets

What future high-speed rail developers can learn from the California bullet train

Construction Dive

Privately funded projects can better withstand political winds and private investors are set up to perform more intensive due diligence

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Keep it Simple, Stupid

Surveyor

Modern technology is simplifying construction processes and reducing user burdens. In an industry as large and complex as construction, simplifying processes in any way possible can reap significant benefits for contractors in terms in of productivity, mitigated project risks and profitability.

Retail Rush: Goodyear, Arizona

Business Facilities

One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., nestled in the West Valley of the Greater Phoenix region, Goodyear, AZ is in the midst of a retail boom that continues to grow. Read: Retail Rush: Goodyear, Arizona at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Maryland Appellate Court Upholds Local Government Pesticide Ban

Green Building Law Update

Last week the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s intermediate appellate court, overturned an earlier circuit court decision, reinstating a Montgomery County ordinance significantly restricting pesticide use throughout the County.

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Living in a Materials World

Surveyor

Effectively managing the materials on jobsites with modern software can have a significant impact on contractors bottom lines. Every built environment turns raw materials into polished projects. It’s the skill of the labor, the creativity of the design and the intricacy of the engineering that shifts steel, concrete, brick, glass and so many other materials into finished work.

Barbados And Medical Tourism: A Perfect Match

Business Facilities

Content Sponsored By. Barbados And Medical Tourism: A Perfect Match. By Leslie T. Gittens. B arbados has had quite an intriguing history as it relates to persons traveling to its shores for medical reasons.

Magnetic Rebar Locator (Covermeter) Test- Applications and Precautions

The Constructor

Magnetic Rebar Locator (Covermeter) Test gives information about concrete cover to steel reinforcement using magnetic fields. Pachometer device is. How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests Material Testing Guide

NYC region holds lead in struggling retail construction sector

Construction Dive

While the decline of brick-and-mortar shopping caused double-digit decreases in the value of retail work underway in many metros, the city and its suburbs' work increased 4% last year, finds a new report

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Proven Tax Reducing Opportunities For Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

Accounting has two sides: Internal Accounting (Management Accounting) - for making money. Its purpose is to help you operate and grow your business profitability. External Accounting (Tax Accounting) - for paying taxes.

GM Bringing More Than 450 New Manufacturing Jobs To Ohio

Business Facilities

General Motors Co. will create more than 450 manufacturing jobs in three Ohio cities. The company is also in discussions with an Ohio-based company that could bring significant production and electric vehicle assembly jobs to the Lordstown Complex, according to GM.

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Test to Determine Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete

The Constructor

The compression test is conducted on a concrete cylinder specimen to determine the modulus of elasticity of concrete. In the laboratory test, the. Concrete Technology How To Guide Material Testing Guide GE Lab Tests

Construction industry unemployment at record low

Construction Dive

The case for an economic downturn over the next 18 months is fading fast, said an ABC economist, citing 103 months of continuous job creation

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Construction Employment Increases in 218 Metros

Construction Equipment

Construction employment grew in 218, or 61 percent, out of 358 metro areas between March 2018 and March 2019, declined in 83 (23 percent) and was unchanged in 57, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Federal data on

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Swiss AgTech Company Picks Indiana For First U.S. Production

Business Facilities

Cormo USA Inc. will invest $29.5 million to establish operations in Rushville, IN, creating up to 250 new jobs by the end of 2023. Read: Swiss AgTech Company Picks Indiana For First U.S. Production at BusinessFacilities.com.

Load Bearing Masonry Construction – Features, Advantages

The Constructor

Load bearing masonry construction is one of the oldest and widespread construction techniques in the world. Every wall element in a load bearing. Masonry Construction Construction load bearing Mortar

ABC lays out steps for reducing safety incidents by 85%

Construction Dive

The association set out best practices that it says can significantly curb incidents and employees' time away from work

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Finding mental bandwith (for blogging and more)

Construction Marketing Ideas

If you’ve been visiting this blog site and observed a sudden lack of activity, you are noticing a real lack of updates.

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How a Bulk Fuel-Transportation Solution is Maximizing Efficiency for Soil Designs

Construction Business Owner

This new adaptation allows construction companies to deliver between 460 and 920 gallons of fuel—and another 100 gallons of DEF—to their jobsites without ever having to employ a driver who has a commercial driver’s license (CDL) or a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) endorsement

Can machines design?

BD+C

Last year, in a tech report on artificial intelligence (AI) , BD+C reported that Arup had applied a “neural network” to a light rail design and reduced the number of utility clashes by over 90%, saving nearly 800 hours of engineering

InsiteVR integrates with Autodesk BIM 360 for immersive modeling

Construction Dive

The virtual reality tool, which allows users from any location to collaborate on a design, is the latest to pair with Autodesk's construction management hub

Paperwork Processes Particular To Construction Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

One of the biggest struggles contracting business owners deal with is the overwhelming amount of paper they have to organize as part of their everyday tasks.

4 Moves Toward a Project-Planning Method That Does More Than Check Boxes

Construction Business Owner

The first question a leader should ask is: Do we have an operational standard for preconstruction being used by every project manager, estimator and superintendent/foreman? If the answer is no, you have your first obstacle to overcome.

Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport’s new terminal culminates early plan

BD+C

Begun in 1936 as a Works Projects Administration effort, Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport originally was just a 2-runway airfield meant to spur development in the surrounding area. The plan was that someday, it would grow into a major travel destination

Facebook receives tax incentive to build fifth Altoona, Iowa, data center

Construction Dive

The city will waive property taxes in exchange for the tech giant's $400 million investment

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PMI Opposes Tariffs Increase

Contractor Magazine

Calls for Congress to support WaterSense, USMCA and infrastructural investment

Cree Investing $1B In North Carolina

Business Facilities

Cree, Inc. will invest up to $1 billion in the expansion of its silicon carbide capacity with the development of a state-of-the-art, automated 200mm silicon carbide fabrication facility and a materials mega factory at its U.S. campus headquarters in Durham, NC.

Skanska Develops PPE for Women

Construction Equipment

Skanska has developed custom-built safety vests tailored to women’s sizes for use on construction sites. The personal protection equipment (PPE) will soon be available to Skanska employees nationwide, and throughout the industry. Two of its new customized vests launched on May 6, alongside the

BIM concept prevents duplicate efforts on complex projects

Construction Dive

Gafcon, an owner’s representative, is touting the OneModel shared database to begin breaking down silos between stakeholders

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What is Shear Center – Location of Shear Center with Examples

The Constructor

Shear center is a point on the beam-section where the application of loads does not cause its twisting. The shear center position is dependent on the. Solid Mechanics Structural Analysis Structural Engineering Shear Center

MCA-EMO Recognizes Scholars and Volunteers

Contractor Magazine

Four outstanding high school students entering college and two University of Missouri-Columbia MCAA Student Chapter Scholars were presented with $36,000 in student scholarships

Multifamily visionary: AvalonBay’s relentless attention to detail

BD+C

AvalonBay Communities, the fourth-largest owner of apartments in the U.S., holds more than 85,000 apartments, in 291 communities. The publicly traded equity REIT traces its origins to 1978 and the formation of Bay Apartment Communities, which merged with Avalon Properties Inc. in 1998.

New Houston airport building opens, but with $600K mistake

Construction Dive

A construction blunder during part of the facility’s $1.2 billion overhaul has left an $18 million administration office without water service