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Brick Masonry Definition, Types, and Construction

The Constructor

What is Brick Masonry? Brick masonry is a highly durable form of construction which is built by placing bricks in mortar in a systematic manner to. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide

5 Tips To Make Your Construction Business More Profitable

cnstrctr

PDF This Article. Construction is a cut-throat industry, and making your construction business more profitable can be a challenge. Making more money isn’t rocket science, by following our five tips you’ll be increasing your profits in no time!

Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

FDR Safety

Based upon a communication from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs.

5 technologies boosting productivity on the jobsite

Construction Dive

Here are the tech tools contractors say they are using to work smarter, more accurately and faster with fewer accidents and injuries

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

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

Bullied by BIM? Fight back! Go paperfree!

DebunkTheBIM

Despite BIM having been around for 3+ decades, it is by no means embraced by the global AEC. There is a thin layer of participants that push the idea for various reasons (usually superficial), and there are people (in a very small minority) that practice it wholeheartedly. (my

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Tensile Fabric Structures – Properties, Types and Advantages

The Constructor

Fabric tensile structures are tensile structures in which a membrane is ‘stretched’ to form a three-dimensional surface that can be used. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Structural Design Structural Engineering

OSHA: Design flaws caused Hurricane Irma crane collapses

Construction Dive

The three tower cranes that collapsed last year had jibs that were vulnerable to wind turbulence, according to an agency report, which is prompting manufacturers to re-evaluate their designs

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Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent

Business Facilities Blog

Leveraging his state’s impressive assets, Gov. John Hickenlooper aims to plant Colorado’s flag on the summit of red-hot growth sectors like cybersecurity and unmanned aerial systems. Read: Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent at BusinessFacilities.com.

See control flow concrete in action

GCP Applied Technologies

See control flow concrete in action. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:13. GCP Applied Technologies. October 18, 2018. Conventional concrete has long been the material of choice for some of the world’s largest building structures.

Amazon bound to transform construction by investing in prefab startup

Geniebelt

Amazon announced its decision to invest in Plant Prefab, an innovative startup with a focus on in-factory construction, smart technology, and sustainable building. Plant Prefab is located in California and is originated from LivingHomes, a leader in designing and developing prefabricated homes. The announcement of this game-changing deal comes at a very interesting point for. Future of Construction Amazon modular construction Plant Prefab Standar standardisation

Study: Managing costs tougher for firms than finding talent

Construction Dive

Costs are a challenge for more construction industry companies than finding and retaining labor, according to a new survey, but the latter continues to sap budget dollars for technology and fleet upgrades

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Footing Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) – Estimation of Steel Quantity

The Constructor

Bar bending schedule (BBS) of an concrete footing provides the reinforcement details and the total steel quantity required for the footing. Concrete Technology Foundation Design Bar Bending Schedule Foundation design Isolated Footing

Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

FDR Safety

Based upon a communication from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs.

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention Holds First Strategic Planning Session

Constructor Magazine

Alliance recently became classified as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3

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2 robots in tandem create 3D-printed building components

Construction Dive

Singapore-based researchers developed robotic printers that can create a concrete structure without colliding, paving the way for larger-scale collaborative printing in the future

Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities Blog

The enterprise software company will invest $12.25 million to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta's Buckhead district. Read: Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

A little more choice can go a long way, done right

Construction Marketing Ideas

In an earlier posting, I reported on the problems that occur when you give too much choice to potential decision-makers.

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AHR 2019 Education Program Announced

Constructor Magazine

Show is the industry’s best opportunity to take advantage of free seminars, professional certifications and continuing education courses under one roof

Department of Energy halts $17B nuclear facility construction

Construction Dive

DOE nixed prime contractor CB&I Areva MOX Services, well into work at the South Carolina site, following claims of subpar construction and cost projections three times the original estimate

Endress+Hauser Building New Facility In Texas

Business Facilities Blog

The international automation solution company will build a new 100,000-square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center in Pearland, TX. Read: Endress+Hauser Building New Facility In Texas at BusinessFacilities.com. Business Clusters/Corridors Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured International Manufacturing Texas corporate expansion Employment Endress+Hauser instrumentation Pearland Pearland Economic Development Corporation Site Selection Ziegler Cooper Architects

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Managing editorial publicity: How to get started on the right track

Construction Marketing Ideas

Positive news/video coverage of your business or practice in the news media, either local, specialized, or national, can have incredible return on investment.

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National Apprentice Contest Winners Announced

Constructor Magazine

The contests were held October 10th & 11th in Albuquerque, N.M. on the tradeshow floor during the CONNECT 2018 event

American Airlines breaks ground on $1.6B LAX terminal project

Construction Dive

The overhaul of terminals 4 and 5 at Los Angeles International Airport is expected to create 6,000 jobs, and public areas should be complete before the city hosts the 2028 Summer Olympics

FreightWaves To Invest $3.9M In Tennessee Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The transportation and logistics data and content provider will create 260 new jobs in Chattanooga. Read: FreightWaves To Invest $3.9M In Tennessee Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Logistics & Distribution Tennessee Workforce Development Chattanooga corporate expansion data analytics FreightWaves Hamilton County Site Selection Technology Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development transportation and logistics

About framing: You can say the same (factual) thing and achieve truly different (marketing) results

Construction Marketing Ideas

There’s a political divide in the US that some media pundits describe as “alternative narratives” Can there really be more than one truth? Surely not, you may think.

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The 2018 International Code Council Annual Conference Begins This Weekend

Constructor Magazine

The event features expert speakers from around the world sharing their expertise on disaster mitigation, the latest building technology, resiliency, hoarding and more

How the midterm elections will impact the construction industry

Construction Dive

The course of infrastructure funding, immigration policy, the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border wall and local mega-projects could be decided by which Congressional and gubernatorial? candidates win in November

Mississippi Plays To Win

Business Facilities Blog

From auto to aero and every sector in-between, companies of all sizes and backgrounds are achieving success with a Mississippi location. Read: Mississippi Plays To Win at BusinessFacilities.com.

How much choice is a good thing (and how much is bad)

Construction Marketing Ideas

There’s a paradox in choice. Not enough — a take-it-or-leave-it option — generally fuels resentment and dissatisfaction — but too much causes paralysis, and in fact the choice becomes “none of the above” when excessive selections are offered.

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Use Systems for Step-by-Step Success

Constructor Magazine

The difference between big, successful, profitable, growing companies and small, struggling, unprofitable, stagnant companies is: systems

What the construction industry can expect post-Hurricane Michael

Construction Dive

A shortage of building materials and manpower are among the challenges ahead for contractors performing work in the devastated Florida Panhandle

Green, and then some: Architecture firms are helping cities raise the stakes in green design

BD+C

Cities and counties around the country are taking sustainability to new heights—and architecture firms are helping them raise the stakes in green design. San Diego and New York are among a growing number of local jurisdictions that are expanding the scope of their energy- and water-use requirements for new construction. The County of San Diego has committed to making all new buildings achieve zero net energy—preferably to produce more energy than they consume through on-site energy generation

The big, small world (and capturing opportunities with an open mind)

Construction Marketing Ideas

Our business (and this blog) had a serious problem as the weekend approached. Efforts to solve a recurring problem that probably had an innocent cause had cascaded into a crisis. Our weekly e-letters, calibrated and “hardened” for security and to avoid spam risks, would not send.