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3 Construction Strategies for Senior Community Housing Renovation Projects

Commercial Construction

As noted in January’s Hard Hat Chat post about commercial real estate trends shaping Englewood’s work in the year ahead, we expect 2018 will maintain the same strong momentum we’ve recently experienced working with owners and operators to update existing senior communities.

Building The Foundation For A Great Safety Culture

FDR Safety

The idea of safety is misconstrued on a daily basis as a “Have To”, “How To” or “Learn To” idea. We’re are constantly reminded of the proper procedures to follow in order to do things the safe way whether at home or at work.

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How technology is streamlining the preconstruction process

Construction Dive

Digital tools are creating transparency and allowing for data exchanges that reduce time and eliminate confusion and errors — and the costs associated with them


5 Tips to Finding the Best Metal Roof For Your Home

Construction Marketing Blog

Metal roofs are increasingly becoming a popular choice among numerous homeowners across the globe. These roofs are not only durable but also quite affordable. You can utilize a variety of color and design options to make your metal roof pop out distinctly. Fitting your home with a good roof isn’t just about aesthetics – it’s about protecting your loved ones against harsh weather conditions and unpleasant environments for years on end.

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

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

Types of Documents for Heavy Civil Construction Projects

The Constructor

Types of design and construction documents for heavy civil projects such as engineering design documents, bid documents, construction documents are. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project Construction Construction Projects

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Oregon House passes construction wage protection measures

Construction Dive

The law would require general contractors to pay subcontractors' past-due wages under certain conditions. Similar measures are being enacted in other states

UK construction events in 2018


Recently we made a list of the upcoming European construction events in 2018. If you haven’t seen it, you can find it here. This time we are back with a detailed catalog of the top UK construction events for this year. We decided to focus on the UK market due.

Factors Affecting Embankment Dams Design and Construction

The Constructor

There are number of factors that affect embankment dam design. That is why the designer needs to take these factors into consideration during the. Dams Water Resources Construction Dam

Flying high with SILCOR® liquid waterproofing

GCP Applied Technologies

Flying high with SILCOR® liquid waterproofing. michael.delros…. Tue, 02/27/2018 - 14:43. Gatwick and Heathrow Airports protect high-traffic podium decks. GCP Applied Technologies. February 27, 2018.

Survey: Small construction companies lukewarm on tech investment

Construction Dive

More than one-third of those surveyed said they had no plan to invest in big data or cybersecurity

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States Push Rapid Growth of Microgrids

ENR Construction

California and Massachusetts are preparing to spend millions to support microgrid projects as the micro­grids—energy systems that can run separately from the wider grid system to protect critical facilities from power outages—are gaining steam nationally and worldwide

Factors Affecting Degree of Earthquake Damages to Buildings

The Constructor

Various factors such as brittle columns, stiffness elements, flexible ground floor, short columns, shapes, sizes, number of storeys, type of. Earthquake Engineering Buildings Earthquake

Should we take construction specifiers seriously? The answer: Yes!

Construction Marketing Ideas

Sometimes an effective architectural, engineering and construction marketing concept can be so close to you that you take it for granted. I realize now that my thinking about marketing to and with construction specifiers fits this category.

Construction braces for Trump's new aluminum, steel tariffs

Construction Dive

The tariffs stand to benefit U.S. steel and aluminum companies but will likely lead to higher prices for construction firms and other manufacturers

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ENR's Best of the Best Projects 2017

ENR Construction

What makes a project outstanding? To answer that question, every year, ENR invites teams from around the country to submit their best work to its regional Best Projects competitions, where it is judged on teamwork, safety, problem-solving, innovation and quality

Laser Crack Measurement System for Pavements – Application and Advantages

The Constructor

Laser crack measurement system is highly developed technological methods of inspecting pavements which has been used extensively around the world. Concrete Concrete Cracks Pavement Design Transportation Concrete cracks Concrete Technology p Pavements Transportation Engineering

AIA small firm report: Half of employees have ownership stake in their firm


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has produced the first-ever

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Construction industry 'extremely positive' about nonresidential activity

Construction Dive

Enthusiasm for 2018 construction activity boosted Wells Fargo's Optimism Quotient to a 20-year high

Project of the Year: Elizabeth River Tunnels Project

ENR Construction

Fabricated at a former dry dock for World War II ships located near Baltimore, 11 concrete tubes—each 10 times larger than a subway car—were towed 220 miles down the Chesapeake Bay by tugboats to Portsmouth, Va., without incident

Geotechnical Subsurface Explorations – Purpose, Factors and Stages

The Constructor

Purpose of geotechnical subsurface exploration, factors influencing the scope of such explorations and stages of subsurface earthquake explorations. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Exploration Earthquake Earthquake Engineering Soil Investigation

The NRA, social media and sponsorships: Marketing’s power and controversies

Construction Marketing Ideas

Non-Americans sometimes shake our heads at the US approach to weapons and gun control. The idea that individuals should have the constitutional right to carry weapons unimpeded by significant regulation seems downright crazy to folks like me, who lives in Canada.

Lowe's launches skilled trades program, providing tuition and pre-apprenticeships

Construction Dive

The home improvement retailer is rolling out "Track to the Trades" in four cities and plans to expand it nationwide later this year

Airstream Investing $40M In Ohio Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The manufacturer of the iconic "silver bullet" travel trailer is undertaking the largest plant expansion in company history in Jackson Center, OH, creating 280 new jobs. Read: Airstream Investing $40M In Ohio Expansion at Automotive Capital Investment Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Manufacturing Ohio Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Airstream Employment Expansion Jackson Center JobsOhio Shelby County Site Selection

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Iron Workers to Add Supervisor Safety Training

ENR Construction

The Iron Workers and the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) are working in concert to roll out a national safety supervisor training program that the organization believes will be the first of its kind developed for a particular trade

ConstructConnect Blog: Insights, information and ideas

Construction Marketing Ideas

The ConstructionConnect blog, published by iSqFt Inc., BidClerk Inc., CDC Publishing Holdings, and CMD Holdings, represents one of the most successful and traditional industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) leads service providers.


Washington, DC issues permit for preliminary hyperloop work

Construction Dive

The permit, which lacks details, was issued to the Boring Company, owned by Elon Musk, just weeks after Baltimore issued a similar permit

What’s in Your Work Boot?

Construction Business Owner

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports slips, trips and falls comprise nearly 25 percent of all reported accident claims, including roughly 12,000 accidental deaths every year in the United States. Employers are placed in a difficult position.

Best Higher Education/Research: Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building

ENR Construction

Copper and canyons, long synonymous with Arizona, are the unmistakable inspiration for the 10-story, copper-clad Biomedical Partnership Building on the Phoenix Biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix

Three simple (yet challenging) steps for effective construction marketing

Construction Marketing Ideas

Sometimes the best ideas are simple. That doesn’t mean they are easy, fast, or without risk. The ideas here aren’t rocket science but you’ll still need to invest meaningful time, effort and perhaps some cash to make them work.


5 tips for winning a LEED project

Construction Dive

Green Badger founder and CEO Tommy Linstroth discusses how firms can set their LEED project proposals apart from the competition

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Sheldon Chalet is Denali National Park’s first and only luxury hotel


Located 6,000 feet above sea level on a nunatak just 10 miles from the summit of the tallest mountain in North America, the Sheldon Chalet is Denail National Park’s first and only luxury hotel.

Higher Education/Research: Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building

ENR Construction

Copper and canyons, long synonymous with Arizona, are the unmistakable inspiration for the 10-story, copper-clad Biomedical Partnership Building on the Phoenix Biomedical campus in downtown Phoenix

The Construction Junkie Blog: Simple, effective insights into a diversity of trends and issues

Construction Marketing Ideas

I like the Construction Junkie Blog for its simple design, comprehensive coverage, and yet its avoidance of clutter and wasted noise. You can learn a lot, quickly, in this blog’s pages, and it is certainly a worthy entry in the 2018 Best Construction Blog competition.