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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

DOT 110

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.

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

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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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.

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

GIE+EXPO Prize Winner Takes Delivery of Stand-On Aerator

Green Industry Professionals

2017 GIE+EXPO Giveaway winner receives a new aerator to work into his landscaping equipment lineup

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

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

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

Weekly Product Gallery: Fire protection products

Constructor Magazine

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

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

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

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

Do contractors have the processes and tech for aftermarket success?

Constructor 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

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

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

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

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

When A Safety Choice I Made Led To A Harrowing Accident

ENR Construction

I was born with part of my left hand missing. I only have my thumb, no fingers. I don’t ever call this a disability, which in my view is something that’s in someone’s mind

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

Iowa 80

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

Bed Edging Keeps Landscaping Tidy

Green Industry Professionals

Bed edging is an important part of spring grooming for gardens, landscape beds and mulch circles around trees


At Structural Congress, a Call for Designers to Mitigate Risk

ENR Construction

Structural engineers emphasize that poor communication about 3D-model content causes most disputes on BIM projects

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

The ins and outs of inmate healthcare


What happens inside prison walls stays inside prison walls. Well, not really. In the U.S. alone, 95% of inmates will return to society. Research has shown that inmates are getting older and sicker. More than 42% of state and 38% of federal prisoners report having a chronic condition.

GIE+EXPO 2018 Registration is Open for Landscaping Professionals

Green Industry Professionals

Registration is open for the 2018 GIE+EXPO, on track to be bigger and better then last year's record-breaking event


The Importance of Monitoring Emerging & Megatrends

ENR Construction


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

The Precast Show

BIM & Beam

I just had the opportunity to attend The Precast Show 2018 in Denver this March. This year’s event showcased a lot of new types of technologies that definitely warrant sharing in a blog post. I also must confess, I cannot pass up any opportunity to talk about precast concrete.

Environmental Enhancements, Inc. Becomes LandOpt Contractor

Green Industry Professionals

An environmentally-friendly landscaping service in Virginia is a Powered by LandOpt landscape contractor