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Coming up with the new normal: How construction can turn the COVID-19 crisis into a transformative force

Lets Build

These words as expressed by David Philp (Global BIM/IM Consultancy Director at Aecom and Head of B.I.M at UK BIM Task Force) during the recent Virtual Town Hall , organised by LetsBuild, perfectly describe the situation that the construction industry is currently in.

An Eye in the City Sky

Construction Business Owner

An Eye in the City Sky. Kathy Wells. Tue, 05/19/2020 - 20:06. COVID-19’s severe impact on some major metropolitan areas has been attributed to their density, infrastructure and inherent difficulty with “social distancing.”

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Infection control in office buildings: Preparing for re-occupancy amid the coronavirus

BD+C

Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the AE firm Gresham Smith had a client in Tennessee that was in the process of consolidating 1,000 of its employees into an office building that already had 1,000 of its workers.

Don’t underload Tier 4 generators — it leads to wet stacking and engine failure

CK Power

All diesel generators are susceptible to wet stacking — and all the performance problems it causes — if operated at low loads for prolonged periods of time. Tier 4 units are even more vulnerable to the effects of wet stacking than older models. Long story short?

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

What Are Walls | Classified of Walls | Load-Bearing Vs Partition Walls

CivilJungle

What Are Walls? Wall is a structural element that divides the space (room) into two spaces (rooms) and also provides safety and shelter. Generally, the walls are differentiated as two types of outer-walls and inner-walls.

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New BREEAM In Use Version in a Changing World

Green Building Law Update

Last week BRE Global announced that the “BREEAM USA In-Use Version 6 for Commercial and Residential” green building rating system has launched.

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Shifting Construction Perspectives in a Post-COVID World

Surveyor

As the landscape of the construction industry has shifted, contractors are making tough decisions to stay in business. This webinar series will help! Viewpoint News

Microsoft Adding 1,500 New Jobs In Atlanta

Business Facilities

The company will invest $75 million in a new facility focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services in the West Midtown section of Atlanta, GA. Read: Microsoft Adding 1,500 New Jobs In Atlanta at BusinessFacilities.com.

How construction firms can prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19

Construction Dive

Although work is restarting in most jurisdictions, contractors can't let their guard down regarding coronavirus precautions for the future

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

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

Post-Pandemic View of Construction Sites [PDF]

The Constructor

The corona-driven pause is going to bring a difference in the way the industries function. The construction industry, too, won’t be aloof from the. Construction Engineering & Management

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Lessons Learned: Strategies for Going Back to Work

Constructech

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every industry across the globe—and the impact on construction has been huge. Construction is the backbone of the U.S. economy. Combine the pandemic with the struggles with the labor shortage and the supply chain, and it has created the perfect storm.

Berry Global Group Addresses Global Shortage Of Face Mask Materials

Business Facilities

To address the ever increasing demand for face mask material in the U.S., Berry has expanded its Meltex™ platform to add capacity in Waynesboro, VA. Read: Berry Global Group Addresses Global Shortage Of Face Mask Materials at BusinessFacilities.com.

Contractors challenged by lack of labor, jobsite tension and delays

Construction Dive

Even as projects reopen, enhanced unemployment benefits and health fears are keeping construction workers on the sidelines, said experts during a recent AGC webinar

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How to Use Tech to Train Employees & Track Leading Indicators

Construction Business Owner

How to Use Tech to Train Employees & Track Leading Indicators. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 05/21/2020 - 13:22. How leaders in the construction industry are using technology to track indicators of performance, safety and more to better train their workforce

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Build Or Rebuild Your Construction Company By Bootstrapping

Contractor Bookkeeping

Bootstrapping is figuring out how to reduce the cash you need to start or re-start your business, by eliminating any unnecessary overheads while finding out who will give you a hand.

Fairfax County, VA Launches Virtual Career Fairs

Business Facilities

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the FCEDA is presenting virtual career fairs to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies seeking employees. Read: Fairfax County, VA Launches Virtual Career Fairs at BusinessFacilities.com.

Mechanics liens up 40% as COVID-19 pandemic disrupts industry

Construction Dive

The increase in liens filed from January through March indicates that contractors and suppliers took action to protect their payments as projects began to shut down in response to the novel coronavirus

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Largest U.S. Solar Panel to be Constructed

Construction Equipment

Nevada’s Department of Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a proposal to construction and operate the largest solar power project in U.S. history. According to Construction Review Online, the state will construct a 690MW photovoltaic solar electric generating facility

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Compaction Factor Test of Concrete, Result & Calculations

Civiconcepts

The post Compaction Factor Test of Concrete, Result & Calculations appeared first on Civiconcepts. CIVIL ENGG.

Italian Stainless Steel Company Picks Indiana For North American HQ

Business Facilities

INOX Market Service will invest $15 million to establish its North American headquarters in Delaware County, IN, creating up to 101 jobs by the end of 2024. Read: Italian Stainless Steel Company Picks Indiana For North American HQ at BusinessFacilities.com.

Digital twins to play a bigger role in post-pandemic construction

Construction Dive

The digital twin market could increase by more than 800% to $36 billion annually by 2025, a new study shows, but some say the technology still has challenges to overcome

How to Treat & Prevent Condensation in Buildings? [PDF]

The Constructor

Condensation is a severe issue in buildings that, when ignored, can cause critical dampness problems to the walls, windows, fittings, fixtures, and. How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide

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Are Telehealth & Teletherapy Finally Here to Stay?

Construction Business Owner

Are Telehealth & Teletherapy Finally Here to Stay? Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 05/22/2020 - 12:15. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were barriers for construction workers seeking and receiving medical care and behavioral health services.

Indiana Serves 10,000 Small Businesses Through PPE Marketplace

Business Facilities

Since launching in early May, the Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace has received nearly 20,000 orders for personal protective equipment (PPE) and has fulfilled 10,000 orders. Read: Indiana Serves 10,000 Small Businesses Through PPE Marketplace at BusinessFacilities.com.

Hensel Phelps employs autonomous robot 'dog' at Denver Airport project

Construction Dive

Boston Dynamics’ Spot has moved past the piloting phase, carrying laser scans on the project, which the general contractor took over in February

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Consistency Test of Cement Test, Calculation & Result

Civiconcepts

The post Consistency Test of Cement Test, Calculation & Result appeared first on Civiconcepts. CEMENT PRACTICALS CIVIL ENGG.

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What are Digital Elevation Models? What is the importance of a DEM in a GIS software ?

The Constructor

What are digital elevation models in a GIS software? Why we used it in a GIS software? Explain it benefits for the civil engieering and how we used

Missouri Launches PPE Marketplace

Business Facilities

Missouri's PPE Marketplace matches companies that manufacture and sell personal protective equipment (PPE) with companies that need to purchase it. . Read: Missouri Launches PPE Marketplace at BusinessFacilities.com.

How a Philadelphia contractor is adapting to slower pace of work amid pandemic

Construction Dive

Managers at LOTT Restaurant Construction have refined timelines, employed virtual walkthroughs and researched practices from hospital construction to help the firm and clients evolve in a changing business environment

Why a Great Relationship with the Right Dealer is Crucial to Your Success

Construction Business Owner

Why a Great Relationship with the Right Dealer is Crucial to Your Success. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 05/21/2020 - 14:10. Why who you buy your construction equipment from can matter just as much or more as what equipment you buy—dealership tips

How to dispose of Construction Waste Safely?

The Constructor

Construction waste is basically the unwanted materials generated from a construction project, renovation project, or due to a demolition process. Construction Engineering & Management How To Guide

Hamilton County, IN Creates Workforce Recovery Task Force

Business Facilities

The Task Force is an effort to jumpstart a recovery plan for local businesses and is being spearheaded by the Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC). Read: Hamilton County, IN Creates Workforce Recovery Task Force at BusinessFacilities.com.

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