Sat.Apr 27, 2019 - Fri.May 03, 2019

The Dotted Line: What makes a successful RFP

Construction Dive

Owners seek contractors who flesh out a detailed request, giving them a ready plan of attack if they win the project

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Paper vs. Clunky Software vs. Integrated Construction Solution

Surveyor

Place your bets. Who will win the construction heavyweight belt? Paper. It’s always there when you need it.

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Construction Marketing Strategies That Won’t Demolish Your Budget

Construction Marketing Blog

If you hope to expand the client base for your construction company, excellent marketing is essential. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Several time-tested strategies won’t strain your budget. Here are seven smart, cost-effective ideas for maximizing your marketing reach. Leverage Search Engine Optimization. In today’s world, people turn to the internet when they want information. That makes an appealing, user-friendly website is vital.

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U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

Business Facilities

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration. Read: U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

US military set on 3D-printing more bridges, buildings

Construction Dive

The Department of Defense is seeking an autonomous, 'construction-scale' printer that can be quickly set up and deployed by just four users

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Maryland Bans Polystyrene and Enacts 31 other New Environmental Laws

Green Building Law Update

The Maryland General Assembly, the state’s legislative body meets in regular session for 90 days each year beginning the second Wednesday in January to act on more than 2,500 pieces of legislation.

STEM Leaders: Moving To The Head Of The Class

Business Facilities

The battle for America’s future as a global technology leader is being waged in locations that have initiated innovative programs to increase the number of graduates with STEM skills. Read: STEM Leaders: Moving To The Head Of The Class at BusinessFacilities.com.

Panel: Next gen, industry deserves better career narrative

Construction Dive

Businesses can demonstrate to young people that their dreams don't require a four-year degree, said leaders from Fluor, ABC and more

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State of the Construction Industry: April Roundup

Surveyor

New construction technologies to attract younger workers, a push toward green building and the good and bad news in safety — these highlight some of the top stories in April.

How Stresses are Transferred from R.C. Columns to Footings?

The Constructor

The transfer of stresses, generated due to applied loads, in columns to the footings or piles are considerably crucial in order for a footing to. How To Guide Structural Detailing Structural Engineering Structural Structural Design

Backed By Big Electric Vehicle Investments, The Future Of Tennessee’s Auto Industry Is Here

Business Facilities

Tennessee has been the nerve center of the South’s auto sector for nearly four decades, and is shaping up to be a hub for electric vehicle investments. Read: Backed By Big Electric Vehicle Investments, The Future Of Tennessee’s Auto Industry Is Here at BusinessFacilities.com.

Built Robotics, Sunstate deal brings more self-driving vehicles to the jobsite

Construction Dive

Part of Sunstate Equipment Co.’s ’s fleet will be outfitted with Built’s kit to expand contractors’ access to autonomous technology, the companies say

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The healthcare sector is turning to drones to supplement medical services

BD+C

Drone technology is slowly but steadily flying its way into the healthcare sector

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7 Different Types of Spillways

The Constructor

A spillway is a hydraulic structure built at a dam site, for effectively disposing of the surplus water from a reservoir after it has been filled to. Dams Hydraulic Structures Water Resources chute glory labyrinth ogee siphon Spillways

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CBC Manufacturing Consolidating Operations In Upstate New York

Business Facilities

The holding company will invest $4.45 million, and create and retain more than 80 new jobs in the City of Rochester over the next five years. Read: CBC Manufacturing Consolidating Operations In Upstate New York at BusinessFacilities.com.

Hawaii set to spend $3.4B on capital construction projects

Construction Dive

The measure covers three fiscal years and projects ranging from a new airport concourse to bridge maintenance

Attracting the next-generation workforce, and no, we don’t mean Millennials

BD+C

Gen Tech. Gen Wii. Net Gen. Digital Natives. Homeland Generation. Plurals. iGeneration. If these descriptions of the next generation of our workforce sound like a foreign language to you, you’ll want to pay close attention. Millennials are no longer “the next generation.”

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How to Strengthen Existing Concrete Walls?

The Constructor

Strengthening of existing reinforced concrete walls is necessary when they lose their strength and capacity to take up the loads for which it was. How To Guide Strengthening & Retrofitting Strengthening of Structure Structural Engineering Walls Strengthnening of Structures

Most U.S. Professionals Would Opt To Leave Cities 

Business Facilities

Driven by a housing crunch and high cost of living, a new poll shows 70 percent of knowledge workers would move from major cities if they could perform their jobs at the same level. Read: Most U.S. Professionals Would Opt To Leave Cities at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Construction, engineering M&As hit record in 2018: FMI

Construction Dive

Companies are focused on growing while the economy remains strong and expanding tech capabilities as a differentiator against tough competition

Intuition and the art of marketing: What should you do when things aren’t looking right?

Construction Marketing Ideas

These are difficult days for me. The new daily, Ontario Construction News, hasn’t launched yet, and in fact our formal pre-sales have only been in place two days.

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Classification of Canals based on Different Factors

The Constructor

A canal is an artificial channel constructed to convey water from rivers, reservoirs, etc. for several purposes like power generation, navigation, Irrigation Water Resources Canal alignment Canal discharge Canal types Feeder Canal lined Canal

Plastic Express Creating 166 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities

The company will invest more than $172 million to create two new manufacturing facilities at the Port Logistics Center in Pooler, GA. . Read: Plastic Express Creating 166 Jobs In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Seattle Google campus crane topples, kills 4

Construction Dive

The collapse at the tech giant's jobsite happened after crews had removed the horizontal members of the tower crane

ABC Congratulates 2019 National Craft Champions

Contractor Magazine

The competition featured a field of 168 craft professionals competing for top honors in 14 competitions representing 12 crafts

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Cool Bricks for Hot and Dry Climates to Cool Interiors of Buildings

The Constructor

Cool bricks uses process of evaporative cooling to cool buildings during hot and dry climates. Cool Bricks masonry walls can be filled with water. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Cool Bricks Evaporative Cooling

North Dakota Investing $33M In UAS Infrastructure

Business Facilities

The state’s investment represents one of the largest Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for unmanned aircraft systems investments in the U.S. Read: North Dakota Investing $33M In UAS Infrastructure at BusinessFacilities.com.

Indiana to pay $390M subsidy for NBA arena renovation, new soccer stadium

Construction Dive

The governor agreed to $270 million for the Pacers' Bankers Life Fieldhouse and $120 million toward a stadium for professional soccer team Indy Eleven

5 noteworthy multifamily developments

BD+C

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Cybersecurity In The Construction Industry: Common Concerns And Solutions

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Justin Havre. The construction industry has long been a target of criminal activity. The theft of tools, equipment, and supplies is an issue both large and small companies need to deal with in some way.

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Quality Iron & Steel Investing $2.8M In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The steel fabrication company will create 32 jobs at a new Selmer plant that's expected to begin operations in May 2019. Read: Quality Iron & Steel Investing $2.8M In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Losing bidder's protest could stall nearly $1B in border wall contracts

Construction Dive

Contractor Fisher Sand & Gravel said the Army Corps of Engineers' selection process for the two jobs awarded so far through Trump's emergency declaration "suppressed competition "

How open is too open for you office?

BD+C

It’s time to end the debate about whether offices should be an open or closed environment. Over the years, companies’ workplaces and real estate strategies have shifted, from using enclosed offices with doors, to high-panel workstations, all the way to benching.