Sat.Apr 21, 2018 - Fri.Apr 27, 2018

The Last Straw for a Rational Environmental Policy?

Green Building Law Update

In the wake of the 48th anniversary of Earth Day yesterday, among the hottest environmental issues of the day appears to be criminalizing the plastic drinking straw. The import of the “war on drinking straws” must be true because this week there is a viral video viewed on YouTube more than 5.5 million times of a 2015 incident where a Texas A&M University research team in Costa Rica found a plastic straw stuck in the nose of a sea turtle.

Dotted Line: Cultivating bid-winning relationships with public agencies

Construction Dive

Effective communication and trust are keys to productive relationships with local and federal officials

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How beams are categorized on the basis of different factors

Construction Cost Estimating

In structural engineering, various structural members are titled on the basis of their behavior under applied load. If the primary mode of delivering the load occurs due to bending then the structural member is known as beam.

Women to the Rescue: How to Solve The Skilled Labor Shortage in Construction

John Chaney

If you work in the construction industry, you likely know the labor shortage has been a significant problem for some time now. Beyond just a shortage of workers, a gap in skilled labor is particularly challenging for contractors. Construction firms are struggling to find trained carpenters, welders, masons and other construction professionals. To address this shortage, construction organizations across the country have begun focusing on women as a target demographic for hiring.

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

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

Seven Deadly Construction Accounting Mistakes Kill Profit And Growth

Contractor Bookkeeping

"Early To Bed, Early To Rise, Know Your Numbers And Advertise".

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Formosa Investing $9.4B In Louisiana Manufacturing Complex

Business Facilities Blog

In two phases, the petrochemical company will build ethane crackers and downstream plants in St. James Parish that will create up to 1,200 new direct jobs. Read: Formosa Investing $9.4B In Louisiana Manufacturing Complex at

State of the Construction Industry: April Roundup

John Chaney

Technology coming to the construction industry isn’t a new topic. But if this month’s news is any indication, the trend toward new, inventive construction technology continues to move along quickly. We’ve recently seen increases in mobile technology on the jobsite , drones , technology for project management and plenty of other tools that can change the way contractors work.

Weekly Product Gallery: Fire protection products

Contractor Magazine

Concrete renewal techniques extend pavement life

Construction Dive

Minneapolis is focusing on slab stabilization, full- or partial-depth repair, cross-stitching longitudinal cracks and crack resealing

IRIS USA Creating 95 Jobs In Pennsylvania

Business Facilities Blog

The injection-molded plastic products manufacturer and distributor will expand operations into Pennsylvania and establish a manufacturing facility in Hazle Township. Read: IRIS USA Creating 95 Jobs In Pennsylvania at

The ABCs of BYOD in Construction

John Chaney

Contractors are Leveraging Power of Construction Management Software and Mobile Applications for Growth, But Where Do Responsibilities for Device Management Lie? A couple of years ago, a colleague of mine lost his iPad after leaving it in a rental car while traveling. For many, this would be a near catastrophic event, given the amount of personal (and often business) data that is often kept on any mobile device.

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How I built that: The hell and heaven of house builders


House building projects are tough. The distance between hell and heaven in a project like that can be extremely short. This statement comes as no surprise to anyone who has some experience in the building sector.

Avoiding the hazards of an unlicensed business

Construction Dive

Jerri-Lynn Wier, an attorney and a compliance specialist, explains how contractors can prepare for state licensing and registration requirements

Managing Construction Submittals


Submittals are like the starting blocks on a construction project. If you have a solid start the rest of the project will be easier to win. If you have a slow start or stumble on the submittals than you’ll spend the rest of the project catching up.

Design Advantage for Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Protection

GCP Applied Technologies

Design Advantage for Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Protection. Phillip.fry@gc…. Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:35. GCP Applied Technologies. April 25, 2018. As building technologies evolve into more complex systems and assemblies, don't feel like you have to specify alone.

Barbados: A Compelling Choice For Business Process Outsourcing

Business Facilities Blog

A sophisticated business climate, the friendliness of its people, and an excellent quality of life make Barbados a compelling choice for business process outsourcing (BPO) activities. Read: Barbados: A Compelling Choice For Business Process Outsourcing at

Foxconn drives more than $630M in Wisconsin road work

Construction Dive

In addition to $500 million for Interstate 94 improvements, the state will spend $134 million on road upgrades around the Foxconn's $10 billion factory

ENR 2018 Top 500 Design Firms: Worry Despite Strong Markets

ENR Construction

The markets continue to grow, but design firms are concerned about infrastructure funding, tariffs and staff shortages

Navigating New Tariffs in an Era of Growing Volatility

Contractor Magazine

The possibility of imposing stiff tariffs on Chinese imports of HVACR products into the United States could present a serious challenge to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries

Subaru Of America Opens New Headquarters In New Jersey

Business Facilities Blog

Subaru of America celebrates the grand opening of its all-new 250,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in Camden, NJ. Read: Subaru Of America Opens New Headquarters In New Jersey at

Los Angeles speeds up review for Musk's test tunnel

Construction Dive

An environmental review granted an exemption that could shave months or even years from the test project's schedule if the full city council gets behind it

Streamlining international construction projects

GCP Applied Technologies

Streamlining international construction projects. Phillip.fry@gc…. Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:23. GCP Applied Technologies. April 25, 2018. An eye-opening Forbes article revealed international building projects that went billions over budget.

Miami Beach Convention Center Builders Race Around Events

ENR Construction

An active slate of major exhibitions adds a different dimension to the Miami Beach Convention Center renovation and expansion

Pandora Will Create 250 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities Blog

The music streaming giant will expand its presence and workforce in Atlanta, GA over the next three years. Read: Pandora Will Create 250 Jobs In Georgia at

Iowa bets on $2B road program and dual, divided highway

Construction Dive

The highway portion of the project will eventually separate 100,000 motorists a day via local and express lanes to keep traffic moving

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Do contractors have the processes and tech for aftermarket success?

Contractor Magazine

Contractors may already be gearing up for aftermarket work, but does the industry have the technology in place to manage aftermarket service contracts profitably

Mass timber design for multifamily housing


San Francisco is currently experiencing a housing crisis that threatens its vitality. By 2030, the city’s population is estimated to increase by 150,000 people while adding only 16,000 new dwelling units.

Kentucky Governor’s Report: From The Boardroom To The Governor’s Mansion

Business Facilities Blog

Matt Bevin is bringing his CEO skills to the dealmaking table, and the results are spectacular: an annual record of $9.2 billion in capital investment in the Bluegrass State. Read: Kentucky Governor’s Report: From The Boardroom To The Governor’s Mansion at

How to boost construction equipment productivity

Construction Dive

John Sharp, equipment director for Hubbard Construction. describes the process his company uses to maximize equipment and minimize costs

Pond's Culture Builds Basis for Success

ENR Construction

The Southeast Design Firm of the Year sees benefits from investing heavily in its workplace culture

Activity-based design takes precedence in new office projects


More evidence that companies are embracing open workplace environments comes from Ted Moudis Associates , a New York-based architectural and design firm, whose 2018 Workplace Report finds that offices are being designed to accommodate collaborative “activity-based” projects

SF Motors To Open New R&D Facility In California

Business Facilities Blog

The company plans a new lab facility in Milpitas, CA dedicated to prototyping and manufacturing advanced batteries and electric powertrains for intelligent electric vehicles. Read: SF Motors To Open New R&D Facility In California at

Second-tallest Chicago building proposed next to Tribune Tower

Construction Dive

The 1,422-foot skyscraper would tower over the landmark building, which is set to undergo an estimated $1 billion conversion to condominium and retail space