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Lean Construction Technique: Why it Matters

The Constructor

The lean construction can be understood as a technique used to design production systems in a construction environment with an aim to decrease time, Construction Engineering & Management lean construction

Should contractors risk moving into niche building sectors?

Construction Dive

Construction firms should understand the challenges of a new line of work, including the possibility of slower payment schedules, diversity hiring goals and technology expertise

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What is the Get It Right Initiative (GIRI) and Why Does it Matter to Your Business?

Surveyor

The Get It Right Initiative, or GIRI aims to bring contractors together to identify new ways to boost productivity and project quality. Construction Best Practices

Low Carbon Concrete for the First Time Required by Law

Green Building Law Update

The negative environmental impact of concrete, the most common man made substance on Earth, has not been meaningfully responded to in 2020. Cement use in concrete is the largest single material source of greenhouse gas emissions in building.

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

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

Contour To Add Airline Base At Indianapolis International Airport

Business Facilities

The Tennessee-based regional airline's new nonstop routes will create up to 55 new jobs in central Indiana by the end of 2023. Read: Contour To Add Airline Base At Indianapolis International Airport at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Six Effective Ways To Save Money As A Construction Business Owner

Contractor Bookkeeping

We are always looking for ways construction contractors like you save time and money. These tips will help you make a noticeable difference to your bottom line. Reduce staff costs. Without a doubt, having someone to help deal with routine tasks can significantly improve productivity.

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Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals

Job Order Contracting

The following is an outline of basic Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals when reviewing a construction cost estimate and conducting a construction cost audit. Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals.

Magnesium Phosphate Cement: Characteristics, and Advantages

The Constructor

Magnesium phosphate cement (MPC) is harden rapidly and gain highs strength in a short time, ranging about several hours to the level of normal. Concrete Technology Concrete Types in Construction Concrete Types Magnesium Phosphate Concrete special concrete

Alaska construction spending to near $7B in 2020

Construction Dive

The state has a lot of construction going on year after year, with 41,300 jobs related to construction in 2018 averaging wages of almost $80,000 a year

Allpax Products Investing $7M In Louisiana

Business Facilities

The food and pharmaceutical equipment-maker will build a new 80,000-square-foot headquarters, manufacturing center in St. Tammany Parish. Read: Allpax Products Investing $7M In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

JOC TASK ORDER Process Overview – USACE

Job Order Contracting

The following is a JOC TASK ORDER Process Overview as defined by the USACE. A Job Order Contract involved Projects and/or Task Orders. Each Project requires at least one Task Order.

What is Mat Foundation? Functions, Uses, and Construction

The Constructor

A raft or mat foundation is a large rectangular or circular continuous concrete slab that carry the entire loads of structure above and spread it. Concrete Work Procedure Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering How To Guide Work Procedures

Modular Monitor: PCL, Clark, DPR, Mortenson, others embrace off-site construction

Construction Dive

Like their modular competitors, traditional builders are benefiting from the use of prefabricated components

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Continental To Build $110M Manufacturing Plant In Texas 

Business Facilities

The company’s second automotive manufacturing location in Texas will retain nearly 450 jobs and bring an additional 130 jobs to New Braunfels. Read: Continental To Build $110M Manufacturing Plant In Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in December

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Dodge Momentum Index increased 1.5% in December to 156.2 2000=100) from the revised November reading of 153.9.

Failure Modes in Concrete Beams: Flexural and Shear Failure

The Constructor

Failure modes in reinforced concrete beams are classified into two major types which include flexural failure and shear failure. The former occurs. Beam Design Structural Engineering Structural Design

Jobsites' most universal hazard: personal cell phones

Construction Dive

The pervasiveness of mobile phones has left many construction managers wondering how to police workers' use of them on the jobsite

Virginia Economic Review

Business Facilities

The current issue of Virginia Economic Review explores the world of Big Data, the explosion of cloud computing and data center investment, and how data is remaking industries and altering the geography of economic opportunity. Read: Virginia Economic Review at BusinessFacilities.com.

Nonresidential Construction Falls Again in December, Says ABC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

National nonresidential construction spending declined 1.2% in December 2019 but is up 4.4% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $779.6

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Methods of Measurement of Precipitation (Rainfall)

The Constructor

Precipitation is expressed in terms of the vertical depth to which water from it would stand on a level surface area if all the water from it were.

Report: 2.7M construction jobs could be automated by 2057

Construction Dive

The Midwest Economic Policy Institute study suggests a roadmap for helping workers that are displaced by automation

Databricks Growing In The Netherlands

Business Facilities

The U.S.-based based data analytics company will invest $110 million at its European headquarters in Amsterdam over the next three years. . Read: Databricks Growing In The Netherlands at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Principle of Plane Table Surveying Methods | Equipment | Error | Advantage | Limitation

CivilJungle

Principle of Plane Table Survey The law of plane tabling is parallelism, meaning the rays drawn from stations to items on the paper are parallel to the lines in the stations to the objects on the ground.

Light Gauge Steel Frame Building Construction

The Constructor

Light gauge steel frame construction is an innovative and reliable construction method which is broadly used in the world and has surpassed wood. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Steel Structures Structural Engineering Steel Frame

Komatsu to unveil semi-autonomous bulldozers

Construction Dive

The Japanese construction equipment manufacturer is launching new products aimed at easing the shortage of skilled dozer drivers

BF Location Video: Innovation – Topeka, Kansas

Business Facilities

GO Topeka creates opportunities for economic growth that provide a thriving business climate and fulfilling lifestyle for Topeka and Shawnee County. Learn more. Read: BF Location Video: Innovation – Topeka, Kansas at BusinessFacilities.com. Kansas Location Videos Videos Featured Video video

What Is Raft Foundation | Type of Footing | Detail of Raft Footing

CivilJungle

What is a Raft Foundation?|Mat |Mat Foundation Mat foundations are also called Raft foundations. These are combined foundations supporting several columns organized in one or more Column and raw this raft meaning.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Plane Table Survey

The Constructor

Plane table surveying is a graphical method of surveying in which both the fieldwork and plotting are done simultaneously using a plane table. Surveying Advantages of Plane Table Survey Disadvantages of Plane Table Survey

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10 biggest OSHA fines of 2019

Construction Dive

Fall protection violations are by far the most common among the heaviest fines, which reached as high as $1.8 million in 2019

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House Passes Bill to Accelerate Border Wall Construction

cnstrctr

cnstrctr Insight The article that we are featuring today was posted in the Arizona Capital Times and addresses a vote which was recently had in the House which allows private property owners to construct a wall or fence without prior approval from the municipality.

Soak Pit Design | Health Aspects | Operation and Maintenance of Soak Pit | Applicability of Soak Pit Design

CivilJungle

Introduction of Soak Pit Design If there is no intention or need to reuse wastewater, collected rainwater or gray water, immersion pits can offer an economic opportunity for partial treatment of waste-water or ash from a primary treatment (eg septic tank, double pits for flush toilets, biogas collector, deflector anaerobic reactor, etc.) and a relatively […]. Cement Civil Design

Radiographic Evaluation of Concrete

The Constructor

Radiographic evaluation of concrete involves the use of radiographic test on building elements to examine the internal condition of concrete. How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests Concrete Technology Concrete Tests

Extreme winter construction requires important safety precautions

Construction Dive

Pre-planning is critical to ensure that projects remain on schedule and, more importantly, that workers stay safe when subfreezing temperatures, ice and snow hit, says Rockford Construction's safety director