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The New Normal: 8 ways the coronavirus crisis is changing construction

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5 Questions About Your Construction Software You Should Be Asking Now

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4 Ways To Protect Your Workforce During COVID-19

FDR Safety

The world has changed and it may never get back to exactly where it was before. As many are settling in to their “new normal” at home, we at FDRsafety have been meticulously learning and implementing programs for the “new normal” on the job site. For many, returning to work will be an entirely new and quite tedious experience. OSHA requires all businesses to have an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan. Additionally, different states have different COVID-19 return to work policies.

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How To Manage Your Construction Firm's Cash Flow During Crisis

Contractor Bookkeeping

Dealing with unexpected cash-flow difficulties, even if you're working hard to avoid shortfalls, is hugely distracting. A formerly reliable client might take much longer to pay than anticipated leaving you out of pocket. If you're starting a construction business, it could simply be taking longer than expected to turn a profit in these trying times. Red light warnings.

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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.

What Is Well Foundation | Component of Well Foundation

CivilJungle

What Is Well Foundation? Well foundations are used in India for centuries because of providing deep foundations below water for monuments, bridges, and aqueducts. For example, the famous Taj Mahal of Agra stands on well foundations. Well foundations are similar to open caissons and are generally used to support bridge piers and abutments since they offer a number of advantages over other types of deep foundations for such large jobs.

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Managing absenteeism and uncertainty on the jobsite

Construction Dive

Robust safety policies and transparent communication are the keys to keeping team members comfortable, engaged and coming back to work

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Supreme Court Permits State Law Claims Against Superfund Property

Green Building Law Update

In an instructive environmental law decision last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the federal Superfund statute (the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act) does not preclude owners of adjacent contaminated land from pursuing state laws claims for money damages for nuisance, trespass and strict liability, but any cleanup of that land cannot be taken in the absence of EPA approval.

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What Makes a Strong Project Manager

Construction Business Owner

What Makes a Strong Project Manager. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 04/30/2020 - 09:33. The attributes and abilities any project manager needs to possess to succeed on a construction project

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The experts have spoken: We can and should be optimistic despite COVID-19

Lets Build

That point expressed by Dr Jan Mischke, Partner at McKinsey Global Institute, was one of the main conclusions of the virtual Town Hall on how the Coronavirus outbreak will shape the future of the construction industry. Ulrik Branner, Executive and Board Member of LetsBuild, was the host of this insightful online discussion surrounded by an impressive line-up of panelists: Ann Bentley , Global Board Director at Rider Levett Bucknall.

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Webinar Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button:

Construction to resume in Pennsylvania with many new protocols

Construction Dive

When contractors across the state get back to work Friday, they will be required to include safety practices unheard of before the pandemic

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Difference Between long Column and Short Column

Civil Lead

The column is the most important component of RCC structure. Various types of columns are used in the structure. According to slenderness ratio columns are divided into two types: Short Column Long or slender Column Short column A short column is the one whose ratio of effective length to its least lateral dimension is less than or equal to 12. Then it is termed as a short column. ( l ef / b ) ?

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Industrial Parks: Cities Of Industry

Business Facilities

The world’s largest industrial parks cover hundreds of square miles and rest in the center of titanic logistics networks. These mega-sites literally are metropolises of manufacturing. Read: Industrial Parks: Cities Of Industry at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Excel spreadsheets in construction: It’s time to let them go

Lets Build

It’s no secret that the construction industry is addicted to Excel. In our recent Project Execution survey, 85% of the respondents admitted that they create their short-term plans using Excel and that they spend up to 20 hours a month to put these plans together. Unfortunately, these numbers come as no surprise if we take into account that construction is one of the least digitised sectors and that the dependence of subcontractors on Excel spreadsheets went down only by 1% from 2018 to 2019.

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Reader Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

Using technology to enhance workflow fundamentals

Construction Dive

In one of the least digitized industries, technology finds a vital role in contractors' strategy and workflow

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Construction Continues Amidst COVID19 Concerns

cnstrctr

Weekly Construction News Analysis. The post Construction Continues Amidst COVID19 Concerns appeared first on cnstrctr. Construction News construciton essential service construction news coronavirus covid19 essential essential service washington construction

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Harlingen, Texas Supports Small Business During Pandemic

Business Facilities

City of Harlingen and Harlingen EDC set aside $1 million to launch Harlingen’s Emergency Loan Program (HELP) for Small Business. Read: Harlingen, Texas Supports Small Business During Pandemic at BusinessFacilities.com. Daily News Economic Development Featured Public-Private Partnerships Taxes & Incentives Texas coronavirus COVID-19 economic impact Economic Recovery Harlingen Harlingen Economic Development Corporation Harlingen’s Emergency Loan Program (HELP) for Small Business Small Busines

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ASHRAE, WELL panels to tackle revising standards to limit spread of viruses in buildings

BD+C

Both ASHRAE and the International WELL Building Institute have formed panels to address how building standards could limit the spread of viruses such as COVID-19 in buildings

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

The Dotted Line: 4 ways to interpret construction contracts amid coronavirus

Construction Dive

Though the pandemic's full impact is still unknown, know which contracts you have and their terms, attorneys say, because the "devil is in the details "

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Volvo Units Provide Covid-19 PPE

Construction Equipment

Businesses across Volvo Group’s North American footprint are providing personal protective gear for U.S. healthcare professionals. Volvo Penta is manufacturing personal protective gear in two of its U.S. facilities, and distributing them to local healthcare workers. In Chesapeake, Virginia

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Did You Miss Our Global Supply Chain Webinar?

Business Facilities

In this free video webinar, Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain. Read: Did You Miss Our Global Supply Chain Webinar? at BusinessFacilities.com. Economic Development Event News Executive Analysis Featured Logistics & Distribution coronavirus corporate expansion COVID-19 COVID-19 response global supply chain Logistics pandemic recovery Reshoring Institute Rosemary Coates webinar

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4 next-gen technologies that are changing construction today

BD+C

For most of the last decade, emerging technologies designed to transform the built environment weren’t much more than fun toys to play with. They lacked sophistication and the ability to promote true efficiency and accountability or analyze data. Not anymore. Yesterday’s toys have become today’s tools. . New, data-driven technology has finally given rise to construction efficiencies.

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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.

Coronavirus contech headquarters: How contractors are using tech to continue essential work

Construction Dive

A roundup of Construction Dive stories focused on contech solutions helping to push construction forward during the pandemic

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6 Tips to Improve the Interview & Hire the Right Candidate

Construction Business Owner

6 Tips to Improve the Interview & Hire the Right Candidate. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 04/28/2020 - 16:44. Your guide to holding and planning for an interview that gives you a good idea of the job candidate in front of you

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Amazon Creating 800 New Jobs In Georgia 

Business Facilities

Amazon will further expand its presence with a new fulfillment center in Appling, GA, adding to its current workforce of over 3,500 full-time employees. Read: Amazon Creating 800 New Jobs In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com. Capital Investment Daily News Featured Georgia Logistics & Distribution Workforce Development Amazon Appling Columbia County corporate expansion Employment Fulfillment Center georgia Georgia Department of Economic Development Savannah River Area White Oak Business Par

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Planning for life in cities after the pandemic

BD+C

We’ve been here before. . In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, heavy clouds hang over words like “density” and “urban”. These same clouds took shape in the aftermath of 9/11, when influential articles like a Blueprint for a Better City ( Wired , December 1, 2001) proclaimed “Density Kills”, and called for a return to safer suburbs.

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Dust, debris can be deadly: Study finds healthcare construction training lacking

Construction Dive

Researchers found construction companies need to make sure their superintendents, workers and subcontractors working in or near hospitals and other facilities are aware of the dangers they can pose to patients

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Tesla Cybertruck Will Float ‘For a While’

Construction Equipment

Gas and diesel pickup trucks have a huge disadvantage compared to electric trucks when it comes to deep water, according to Inside EVs. The air intake often limits the wading depth for combustion-engined trucks. That’s not the case with electric pickups like the Tesla Cybertruck, a car that can

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How to Grow Your Business Using Specialty Equipment

Construction Business Owner

How to Grow Your Business Using Specialty Equipment. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 04/29/2020 - 13:27. Consider diversifying your construction company's service offerings with specialty equipment. Here's why you should rent

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Could a virtual 'city-forest' help solve population density challenges?

BD+C

Luca Curci Architects, an Italian architecture firm, has designed a project that combines vertical expansion with economic innovation to solve the challenge of population density. Dubbed The Link, the plant-covered project would absorb CO2 and produce oxygen for cleaner air and increased biodiversity. The Link comprises four interconnected main towers, each equipped with green areas on every level, 100% green transport systems, and natural light and ventilation

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