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5 Key Construction HR Management Issues — And How Technology Can Help

Surveyor

Managing human resources in construction can bring a series of complex challenges. But modern technologies are simplifying the processes

What Ethical Problems Every Contractor Should Know Before Signing An Agreement

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Lynsey Ken. Apparently, there have been several approaches to ethical-related issues in recent years, and the approaches have played an integral role in representing the foundation of different lifestyles and religions in the world today.

Water Demand in Water Supply System

The Constructor

Water demand has to be determined in order to design a proper water work project. Water is required mainly for residential, institutional, industrial. Environmental Engg per capita demand variations in water demand water demand Water Supply

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Modular construction: threat or opportunity?

Construction Dive

“I would encourage the leaders of E&C firms to think about what could be their sweet spot 10 to 15 years out,” a McKinsey partner said. “It’s time to get moving &rdquo

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

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

Sub-Zero Group Investing $70M In Wisconsin Expansion

Business Facilities

The premium appliance manufacturer will create 100 jobs as it adds a 350,000-square-foot R&D facility in Fitchburg. Read: Sub-Zero Group Investing $70M In Wisconsin Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Dutchland Tank Installation Showcased at Lynchburg WWTP

PC Construction Blog

Last Wednesday, our construction team onsite at the Lynchburg Wastewater Treatment Plant hosted a Hard Hat Luncheon to celebrate and showcase the installation of the four-million-gallon precast post-tensioned combined sewer overflow tank for the City. All Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment

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How can and should data from construction wearables be collected?

Construction Dive

The International Safety Equipment Association will try to develop best practices for the use of data from wearable safety devices

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Types of Soil, Properties & Uses in Construction

Construction Test

Types of soil , properties & uses in construction , here we described types of soil based on quality, size and moisture their properties and uses for construction and plantation. What is Soil.

Pratt & Whitney Creating 100 Jobs In Oklahoma Expansion

Business Facilities

The aerospace company will make a multimillion-dollar investment to upgrade its existing facilities at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex based at Tinker Air Force Base. Read: Pratt & Whitney Creating 100 Jobs In Oklahoma Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Formwork (Shuttering) for Concrete [Its Types, Design]

CivilSeek

Formwork (shuttering), centering and scaffolding are temporary works built for carrying out the construction of buildings. Formworks are used for structures such as: 1. Columns of any shape (rectangular, circular, Read more Formwork (Shuttering) for Concrete [Its Types, Design].

Construction spending slides in May despite predictions

Construction Dive

Recent reports underscore the volatility of the construction business since the Great Recession — or maybe the variations in how different agencies and groups gauge the economics

Building blocks for business success

Construction Marketing Ideas

Last week, a local Ottawa bakery abruptly closed its doors after 90 years in business. The story’s regional newsworthiness was perhaps magnified by the business’s incredible duration and equally sudden end.

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Delaware: Where The World Chooses To Do Business

Business Facilities

The Port of Wilmington is being transformed into the largest logistics hub on the Delaware River with a $600-million investment from Gulftainer in upgrades, including a new TEU terminal. Read: Delaware: Where The World Chooses To Do Business at BusinessFacilities.com.

Framework for Integrated Facilities Planning, Procurement, and LEAN Project Delivery

Job Order Contracting

Simplifying a System to Meet Actual Facilities Needs. Any real property owner can develop and deploy a robust Framework for Integrated Facilities Planning, Procurement, and LEAN Project Delivery.

Recent deadly accidents, new regulations put crane safety in the spotlight

Construction Dive

While crane companies bear the brunt of safety obligations for operators and equipment, general contractors and developers aren't off the hook and need to know their roles, industry experts say

World’s tallest modular building rises in Singapore

BD+C

Last week, construction of the world’s tallest modular buildings was completed in Singapore. The Clement Canopy building consists of two 40-story towers with 505 luxury apartments, located in the heart of this city’s residential and Kent Ridge Education Belt districts.

Amazon Bringing 2,000 New Jobs To Costa Rica

Business Facilities

The decision will increase Amazon's total employment in Costa Rica to 9,500, making the company the country's largest employer in the services sector. Read: Amazon Bringing 2,000 New Jobs To Costa Rica at BusinessFacilities.com.

Short, medium and long-term: Three simple construction marketing tips

Construction Marketing Ideas

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4 tips to better manage your field crew

Construction Dive

Efficiently managing your field crew plays an important role when it comes to staying in budget and on schedule. Building a foundation for a successful staff requires processes, discipline and proper resources to get the job done

Living in a cloud: What nanotech means for architecture and the built environment

BD+C

Last month, I wrote about how automation and AI are dramatically changing all four fundamental relationships between buildings and machines.

Bioscience: A Cash Crop In Iowa

Business Facilities

Iowa has always been an agricultural powerhouse, so it’s no surprise the Cornhusker State is a leader in bioscience with 1,266 firms in the sector, from startups to global leaders in R&D. Read: Bioscience: A Cash Crop In Iowa at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Mapping the future: Comparing business and travel perceptions

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday, Vivian and I worked with our calendars and computers to map out our itinerary for a week in New Zealand next February. In many respects the Internet has made this process much easier than in the “old days” — with many more choices.

4 tips to better manage your field crew

Construction Dive

Efficiently managing your field crew plays an important role when it comes to staying in budget and on schedule. Building a foundation for a successful staff requires processes, discipline and proper resources to get the job done

Almost 60% of the US construction project pipeline value is concentrated in 10 major states

BD+C

Based on data from over *11,000 tracked large-scale country wide construction projects, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, finds that 10 major US states account for nearly 60% of the total US construction project pipeline value (US$3.7 trillion

WESCAM Breaks Ground On New Canadian HQ

Business Facilities

The state-of-the-art, 330,000-square-foot headquarters in Hamilton, Ontario will house 1,200 highly-skilled workers. Read: WESCAM Breaks Ground On New Canadian HQ at BusinessFacilities.com.

Branch Civil Seizes Opportunity to Change Everything

Construction Equipment

Branch Civil, a site development, design-build, and heavy-highway contractor based in Roanoke, Virginia, recently merged two companies doing similar work, one with a local focus and one with a regional focus. But that’s only part of the story. If the merger wasn’t a formidable enough task, Branch

WSJ: Investors are pumping billions into construction technology

Construction Dive

This year's capital injections into contech have totaled more than $4 billion, putting 2019 on track to surpass last year's $6 billion

This will become the tallest shipping container building in the world

BD+C

At first glance, 118 Vallance Road in East London doesn’t seem like it would be anything more than just another office development. But at nine stories and 26 meters tall, the building will just barely surpass the Freitag Store in Zurich as the tallest shipping container building in the world

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Hiring The Wrong Construction Bookkeeper Costs You Three Times More Than Their Annual Salary

Contractor Bookkeeping

Perhaps more. An alarming number of construction company owners are being ripped-off and driven into bankruptcy. That sounds harsh, but it's true. Whenever we see a contractor heading towards a problem, an issue, or a big disaster, we immediately raise the alarm.

John Deere 850L Crawler Dozer

Construction Equipment

The Deere 850L is a 225-horsepower crawler dozer that uses a Tier 4-F John Deere PSS diesel for 10 percent more power than the K Series predecessor. In Eco mode, Deere says the dozer consumes 20 percent less fuel. Auto-idle and idle shutdown are standard. A dual-path hydrostatic transmission has

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Exoskeleton standards could spur broader use on the jobsite

Construction Dive

A lack of guidelines for the wearable technology that augments workers' physical ability is slowing its adoption

Texas Adopts International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Contractor Magazine

Use of model code will improve safety of pools and spas throughout the state

Veterans' mental health needs are central to Seattle VA's design

BD+C

Seattle’s newest Veterans Affairs facility is green, clean, and patient-focused. Which is, of course, the idea behind this Stantec-designed facility. The new research building for Seattle Veterans Affairs, a $121.6