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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.

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.

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.

SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

Business Facilities

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility. Read: SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

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

Modular Monitor: The benefits of value engineering

Construction Dive

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

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

Virginia: Expanding The Envelope For Growth

Business Facilities

Already at the forefront of emerging growth sectors like cloud computing and cybersecurity, Virginia continues to expand its high-tech portfolio. Read: Virginia: Expanding The Envelope For Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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.

CoffeeTech Industries Investing $56M In Texas 

Business Facilities

The coffee company will build a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX, where it will create more than 90 new jobs. . Read: CoffeeTech Industries Investing $56M In Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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.

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

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

GE Investing $62M In Kentucky Expansion

Business Facilities

GE Appliances will expand production at its Appliance Park manufacturing complex in Louisville, KY. The project will create 260 new jobs. Read: GE Investing $62M In Kentucky Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Bausch + Lomb Expanding, Creating 79 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The global eye health company will invest more than $35 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Lynchburg, VA. Read: Bausch + Lomb Expanding, Creating 79 New Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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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

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.

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