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Is the construction labour shortage real, or an indication of poor industry productivity?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday, I enjoyed a 45 minute conversation with the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition winner Ed Zarenski. I need to edit the Skype video a bit before posting it here, but discovered some things in the interview that are worthy of sharing right away.

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Becoming the Internet of Things

Contractor Magazine

Most of what we do not know revolves around our evolving new identities as walking and talking IoT

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All-Women’s Paving Crew Initiative Aims to Change Industry Norms

Construction Equipment

Last summer Maymead, a paving contractor operating out of Tennessee and North Carolina, began a unique initiative: developing an all-women’s paving crew. The idea started when Mary Katherine Harbin, the area manager for one of Maymead’s divisions, began honing in on statistics regarding workforce

What are the Earthquake Effects on Structures?

The Constructor

Earthquake is the most dangerous natural phenomenon that generate sizable destruction in structures. It is reported that, two sources of mistakes. Earthquake Engineering Loads Structural Design Structural Engineering Design Structural

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

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

What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate

Surveyor

Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation. For the past nine years we have been bringing construction professionals together in Portland, Ore. to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the construction industry.

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More construction firms see the value of lean

Construction Dive

Companies like Skender, Brasfield & Gorrie and Southland Industries are leveraging lean construction practices to save time, money and resources

Maryland Reverting to Certifiable In Lieu of Certified Green Building

Green Building Law Update

In response to an act of the Maryland legislature in 2018, the state is proposing a watershed revamp of its current mandatory green building requirements for new public school buildings. The public is being invited to comment on the proposal.

What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate

Surveyor

Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation

Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

Business Facilities

Millions of skilled cybersecurity professionals are needed on the front lines of the global battle with cybercriminals who are causing trillions of dollars worth of damage annually. Read: Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys at BusinessFacilities.com.

Analysts: Infrastructure, modularization, resiliency top industry drivers

Construction Dive

While a recession is likely on the horizon, several segments of the construction industry will experience massive growth in the next few years, say experts from McKinsey and Dodge

What are the Bases of Plastic Analysis of Beams and Portal Frames?

The Constructor

Plastic analysis is the method through which the actual failure load of a structure is calculated. This failure load can be significantly greater. Structural Design Structural Engineering Continuous beams Design Plastic Design Plastic Hinge Mechanism Portal Frame Structural

Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth

Surveyor

Viewpoint is a Principal Partner of the CFMA and many CFMA members are also Viewpoint clients. I just returned from my first CFMA ( Construction Financial Management Association ) annual conference and it was a great experience.

Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation

Business Facilities

Planned growth of the company’s core businesses, innovation and vehicle testing center will bring more than 300 jobs to central Indiana. Read: Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation at BusinessFacilities.com.

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse on engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

Leica Parent Hexagon Holds Digital Solutions Conference, Adds Tech Products

Construction Equipment

Swedish tech company Hexagon hosted 3,000 of its customers and partners from around the world in a Las Vegas event billed as “HxGN Live,” a showcase for its multi-industry technology that included 500 educational sessions, hands-on training, nine different keynotes, and a couple of noteworthy high

Monthly Windows Patching + Software Release

Surveyor

Sunday 16th June 2019: Patching 6am-12pm AEST + Next Jobpac Connect software release 7pm-10pm AEST. Monthly updates will be carried out on all Windows servers to improve stability and security. Release notes are available via: [link]. Software Jobpac Enhancements

Understanding LEED for green metal buildings

BD+C

Designing and constructing sustainable buildings has become a mainstream expectation of most building owners. Whether for reduced energy costs, higher returns on investment, or as an organizational philosophy, “green” building solutions are in demand.

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OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

Construction: ‘It’s Time to Start Designing Women In’

Construction Equipment

Although little data exists on injuries to women in construction, a report in the Guardian highlighted the ways safety designs tend to neglect finding appropriate sizing for female bodies. The article first cites the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH), which references

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USDA Relocating Two Key Agencies To Kansas City Region

Business Facilities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food & Agriculture will relocate operations from DC to KC; the project is expected to bring 568 new jobs to the area. Read: USDA Relocating Two Key Agencies To Kansas City Region at BusinessFacilities.com.

Are You Guilty of Making These 13 Financial Mistakes?

Construction Business Owner

Learn what financial mistakes you may be making and learn from them to take control of your construction company's profit margins

What happens when a contractor develops construction software

Construction Dive

RedTeam's story has been 25 years in the making by an Orlando, Florida-based contractor who etched his company's needs into software due to a dearth of options at the time

2019 U.S. Commercial Construction Costs Continue to Rise

Job Order Contracting

2019 Commercial Construction Costs Continue to Rise. via Four BT, LLC – LEAN Construction Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery Solutions, including locally researched detailed unit price line item construction cost data. www.4bt.us. The post 2019 U.S.

Boise Cascade Investing $17.5M In South Carolina Expansion

Business Facilities

A strategic location and access to a skilled workforce led the manufacturing company to expand its Chester County, SC facility to meet growing demand. Read: Boise Cascade Investing $17.5M In South Carolina Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Bioswale – Design, Applications and Advantages

The Constructor

A Bioswale or biofiltration swale is a narrow strip of a vegetated area that redirects and filters stormwater. A typical bioswale is long, linear and. Environmental Engg Water Resources Water Supply Biofiltration swales Bioswales Drainage system Low Impact development Sustainable development

Dallas crane collapse kills one, injures several others

Construction Dive

The crane, owned and operated by Bigge Crane and Rigging, was toppled by wind gusts of up to 70 mph, according to NBC 5 DFW

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Intl. Code Council releases Natural Disaster Preparedness Guide

BD+C

The International Code Council released a Natural Disaster Preparedness Guide to help communities plan ahead for hurricane season, which began on June 1.

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Castle Hill Gaming Creating 106 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The gaming software developer will invest $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Albemarle County, VA. Read: Castle Hill Gaming Creating 106 New Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction Employment Increases by 4,000 Jobs in May

Construction Equipment

Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in May and by 215,000, or 3.0 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell to a record low, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The construction industry

7 tips to maximize project profitability

Construction Dive

Be able to spot profit-generating projects from a mile away. Learn from shared tips on how to choose which projects to bid on, and how to run them more profitably

Gensler, Corgan reveal their design concepts for Uber Air Skyports

BD+C

Uber Air, a forthcoming service from Uber that will use flying eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) taxis, currently has a planned launch of 2023 in cities like Dallas, Los Angeles, and Melbourne. The air taxis will pick up and drop off passengers at Skyports located around those cities

Chinese Steel Wheels Manufacturer Chooses Indiana

Business Facilities

Startup manufacturer Indiana Wheel Corporation will invest nearly $23 million and create more than 100 jobs at its new 300,000-square-foot production facility in Plymouth, IN. Read: Chinese Steel Wheels Manufacturer Chooses Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Davis-Bacon Wage Rates and Construction

Job Order Contracting

NOTE: The following is provided for awareness purposes only and is not, nor it it intended to be any form of legal advice or service. The Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) requires the payment of prevailing wage rates (which are determined by the U.S.