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Why do we Wear Safety Vests During Construction?

Work Gearz

According to reports, in 2016, in the U.S nearly 20% of the deaths on the construction sites happened due to not wearing of the safety vests. .

Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Business Facilities

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees. Read: Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Which face coverings are best for preventing jobsite coronavirus spread?

Construction Dive

While any mask will help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, new research points out the types that maximize safety

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What To Do If Your Construction Business Is Operating At A Loss

Contractor Bookkeeping

Operating at a loss means you’re spending more money than you’re making. And while it’s not uncommon, especially for new businesses, it’s still not an ideal situation and shouldn’t continue in the long term. Otherwise, you will eventually run out of cash reserves and be out of business.

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

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

Engineered slabs drive down warehouse operating costs and increase flexibility

GCP Applied Technologies

Engineered slabs drive down warehouse operating costs and increase flexibility. michael.delros…. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:14. GCP Applied Technologies. July 09, 2020. The increased popularity of online shopping is driving demand for more commercial warehouses and distribution centers.

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Chicago office building constructed with coronavirus-fighting features

Construction Dive

The $26 million Fulton East is the first in what experts say will be a trend of projects designed to maximize tenants' health and social distancing

A Force Majeure Decision during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Green Building Law Update

There has been much speculation and supposition about the interplay of force majeure provisions in leases and other contracts in response to government orders closing businesses during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but now there is an authoritative court decision that may provide persuasive authority.

Daily progress reports in construction: Cutting down on the admin work

Lets Build

What is a daily progress report in construction? Every day is a new day in a construction site and those who are involved need to be kept in the loop of what has occurred. One of the easiest ways to do that is by filing a daily progress report.

A New and Improved Vista Experience

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The Viewpoint Vista interface has been modernized to provide a better overall user experience. Viewpoint Technology

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Modular Monitor: The benefits of value engineering

Construction Dive

Optimizing a modular project requires early collaboration and a focus on design, experts say

Liebherr's telescopic wheeled loader

Digger Blog

The new L 509 Tele is Liebherr’s first telescopic boom wheeled loader. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Tunneling Failures – Causes and Remedies [PDF]

The Constructor

Tunneling is one of the most intricate and expensive projects in engineering and construction. With increasing demands and the emphasis on reducing.

The Rise of BIM in the UK

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The 2020 BIM Report by NBS shows a continued increase in the adoption of BIM principles and technology across the United Kingdom. Construction Best Practices

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Facebook building $800M Chicago-area data center

Construction Dive

During peak activity, the project, with Mortenson as its general contractor, will employ 1,200 construction workers

Sydney will be home to the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower

BD+C

The new headquarters building for Atlassian, an Australian software company, is set to rise 40 stories in Sydney

How can Strength of Concrete be Estimated through Maturity method? [PDF]

The Constructor

The maturity of concrete is determined by a non-destructive approach, where the compressive strength at early ages is detected to conclude about the. How To Guide

The 12 Best Construction Podcasts of 2020

Construction Junkie

Construction Junkie's 6th Annual Best Construction Podcast Competition has officially come to an end and the results have been tallied. It was a very exciting competition this year, with a few records broken along the way.

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New York's MTA needs billions in federal funding after COVID-19 crisis

Construction Dive

The transit authority's head of construction and development said federal money is crucial to preserving its historic capital plan

A new report predicts significant demand growth for mass timber components

BD+C

Last year, contractors used mass timber to construct an estimated 78 buildings in the U.S., representing 4 million sf of space. A comprehensive new report on the North American mass timber market projects that the number of mass timber buildings could double every two years.

What are the Types of Masonry Walling Materials? [PDF]

The Constructor

Walls are a significant building component that encloses or divides a building and forms the periphery of a room. A wall supports the weight of the. Building Materials

A Study in Modular Methods: What Your Peers Are Saying

Construction Business Owner

A Study in Modular Methods: What Your Peers Are Saying. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 07/07/2020 - 15:56. In the last few years, a lot of attention in the industry has been focused on modular construction.

Virgin Trains affiliate strikes lease deal for SoCal high-speed rail to Las Vegas

Construction Dive

DesertXpress Enterprises LLC will pay California $842,000 each year to lease the right of way on Interstate 15. Meanwhile, the California High-Speed Rail Authority's $100 billion bullet train project has appeared to have stalled

Construction Equipment Editor Walt Moore Dies

Construction Equipment

Construction Equipment has lost a colleague and a friend. Walt Moore, who served as Senior Editor and Contributing Editor, died this past weekend. Walt started his career with Construction Equipment in the mid-1980s after a stint writing training manuals for International Harvester. The transition

How to Conduct Blasting Operations Safely? [PDF]

The Constructor

Blasting is a process of reduction of rocks or hard soil into fragments with the help of explosives. The blasting operation involves drilling of. How To Guide Safety Guide

6 Ways to Make Sexual Harassment Training More Effective

Construction Business Owner

6 Ways to Make Sexual Harassment Training More Effective. Kathy Wells. Thu, 07/09/2020 - 17:19. There’s no question that many construction business owners are facing delays and uncertainties caused by COVID-19.

Several natural gas projects halted or canceled in US, Canada

Construction Dive

Plans to build pipelines, terminals and other LNG facilities have been put on hold or dropped entirely due to permitting issues, cratering demand, public opposition and falling fuel prices, according to a new report

Florida Gators’ $65 million baseball field completes

BD+C

Located on the southwest portion of the University of Florida campus adjacent to Dizney Stadium, the Florida Gators’ new $65 million ballpark has completed.

What are the Products of Cement Hydration? [PDF]

The Constructor

The chemical reaction which takes place between cement and water is known as hydration of cement. This reaction is exothermic in nature, which means. Cement Concrete Technology

Yanmar Compacts Change to Red Color Scheme

Construction Equipment

Yanmar America is changing its entire compact equipment lineup to a red color scheme. All excavators, the V4 wheel loader, and the company's tracked carriers are available in the new "premium red." The rest of the product lineup will be changed to the color scheme in the coming months. In May, the

Consigli relies on technology to address coronavirus challenges

Construction Dive

Jack Moran, manager of VDC services, talks about how the contractor adapted its tech tools and the coronavirus' long-term impacts on construction tech

Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry

Business Facilities

COVID-19 and economic renewal top The Counselors of Real Estate's list of issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2020-2021. Read: Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Perform Maturity Test on Concrete? [PDF]

The Constructor

The maturity concept uses the time/temperature history of concrete to develop a maturity-strength curve that is specific to a mix. The curve thus. How To Guide