Commercial Construction 2017 Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

Rounding the corner into the final weeks of 2016, it’s time for our annual post predicting the commercial construction trends that will influence the industry in the coming year.

5 Success Factors for Construction Firms

Construction Marketing Blog

Since the economy’s slow improvement, the construction industry has seen growth as well. The issue, however, is the growth is mixed. Some companies are benefitting from the economic environment, while others are still being trampled by the lasting effects of the recession.

How to Use Safety Signs So That They’re Effective


If you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers. Using safety signs is a very rapid and cheap way of alerting the public and your workers about hazards in certain areas or around particular machines.

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Trump Triumph is Awesome For Green Building

Green Building Law Update

Election day 2016 in which Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States and Republicans control both houses of Congress portends huge business opportunities for green building.

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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.

The Knowledge Problem on the Internet

Collaborative Construction

Interesting article linked below describing how President-Elect Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner leveraged social media to guide a lean, low cost campaign. President Obama pioneered the approach in 2008 and 2012, but it appears Kushner took everything to another level.

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Functional Requirements of Floors in Building Construction

The Constructor

Floors in buildings provide strong level surface to support occupants, furnitures, and other equipments. There are various functional requirements of. Building Technology Building Tips Structural Detailing Structural Engineering Buildings Structural

Solar Roof Tiles as Imagined by Tesla

Jetson Green

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO and SolarCity chairman recently unveiled a new type of roofing tiles, which are also solar panels. It’s no secret that the Tesla company is rapidly developing new ways of establishing a more sustainable future, and these roofing tiles are a great idea.

Top Five Sustainable Building Trends

Business Facilities

If you’re considering building a new facility for your company’s relocation or expansion project, the option of sustainable or “green” building has probably been a topic of discussion.

4 Reasons to Consider a Single Provider


While stand-alone solutions can offer compelling functionality, they also carry increased complexity


New OSHA recordkeeping rule: Urgent need for employer review

FDR Safety

Thanks to a new OSHA recordkeeping rule, employers urgently need to take a close look at their employee handbooks, safety policies and procedures, safety incentive programs, and drug testing policies. The rule , which was issued late last week and goes into effect within 90 days, provides new means for employees to pursue claims that they have suffered retaliation for reporting safety concerns.

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Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

Working with a client on a design-assist or design-build basis, as Englewood Construction is with the reimagining of Stratford Square Mall, allows the commercial contractor to provide valuable input during the initial planning stages.

Technology Trends In Construction Improving Job Site Safety

Construction Marketing Blog

A series of innovative ideas in construction have been used to bring a remarkable difference in the industry.There is no shortage of tech gadgets for commercial projects as there are a number on offer for various projects.

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A Long Road to a Professional Engineering License


My boss at my first engineering job told me that a PE license and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee. . Now that’s one heck of a saying, and at 22 years old, I didn’t really get it.

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The Future was on Display at Greenbuild

Green Building Law Update

Nearly 20,000 people attended the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild 2016 convention in Los Angeles last week with more than 600 exhibiters from the green building industrial complex showcasing innovations and new products on the expo floor.

Nanotechnology Update - 100 Times Easier to Filter Salt out of Water?

Collaborative Construction

Looks like Lockheed Martin may be on the verge of an incredible breakthrough that would exponentially increase the supply of clean drinking water world wide. Getting the Salt Out! Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance James L. Salmon, Esq.

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Digital Dryshack #93: Vista Tips – WF Template Reports

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

By Laurel Cripe A company which is implementing Vista has many resources for learning: the Viewpoint Learning Center, aka “ClearView”, 4988 articles for Vista in the Knowledge Base at last count, the online Help System (F1 or Form Help from Vista), and of course, their Vista consultant. If the help that is needed is a basic list of steps for a process, sometimes the Knowledge Base articles or the videos in ClearView can be overkill, and searching for the right resource time-consuming.


The Constructor

Types of bonds in brick masonry wall construction are classified based on laying and bonding style of bricks in walls. The bonds in brick masonry is. Brick Masonry Building Technology bonds in brick masonry bricks BRICKWORK

Bring Lasting Beauty to Your Home With Eco-Friendly Redwood

Jetson Green

© California Redwood Association. When it comes to creating sustainable, eco-friendly homes, some homeowners may feel they need to turn a blind eye to beauty and appreciate the greener features that may not add to their curb appeal.

Keeping Up With Advanced Manufacturing

Business Facilities

By Jenny Vickers. From the September/October 2016 Issue. E arlier this year, the National Science and Technology Council sent the White House a report entitled A Snapshot of Priority Technology Areas Across the Federal Government.

Integrated vs. Best of Breed Project Management Systems – What’s Right for Your Organization?


Construction is a big market – 13% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product

July 2016 Newsletter

FDR Safety

FDRsafety VP Brad Giles receives top honor from Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Heat Illness: Are Your Employees Protected? Join Our Mailing List. FDRsafety VP Brad Giles receives top honor from Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

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Go for the Gold: 3 Keys to Finishing a Commercial Construction Project on Time

Commercial Construction

Leading up to the start of the Olympic Games earlier this month, one of the main story lines revolved around the question of “Will Rio be ready?”

Top 10 Inbound Marketing Strategies for Construction

Construction Marketing Blog

Inbound marketing contradicts the traditional outbound marketing strategies. Outbound marketing strategies typically includes trade shows, direct marketing, telemarketing, anything that ‘pushes’ the promotion onto the consumer.

The Challenge of Climate Change for the Construction Industry


The changes we are experiencing in our climate are affecting all of our lives. Every industry is being affected by what is happening, but is having an especially big impact on the construction sector. Governments across the world are waking up to the fact that extremes of weather are rapidly becoming the norm. In many countries, they are gradually changing construction legislation to take account of this fact.

Is California Going to Ban Cows in the Name of Climate Change?

Green Building Law Update

3D Printed Casts

Collaborative Construction

The uses for 3D printers is, of course, limited only by our imagination. The image below, of a patient specific cast, is only the latest innovation in the arena.

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We’re presenting Construction Tech at AGC Alaska 11/9 in Anchorage

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

Please come join us at AGC Alaska in Anchorage November 9-12. We’re presenting the session “Construction Tech: Today + Tomorrow” on Wednesday at 2:45. Our session takes a look at the current state of tech in our industry as well as what’s coming in the next few years. We’ll discuss Cloud, Mobile, Drones, 3-d printing and Robotics, to name a few.

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Dam Proof Course (DPC)- Materials and Methods of Applications in Buildings

The Constructor

Damp proof course (DPC) is generally applied at basement levels which restricts the movement of moisture through walls and floors. Materials for damp. Building Materials Building Technology Building Tips Buildings DPC

Make Your Furniture Mock an Antique With These 7 Pro Tips!

Jetson Green

Introduction: Distress Technique . image source: InLiving. In the earlier times, if furniture was distressed, it indicated that those were there for generations and majority of the paint had faded due to nicks by too many movements or rubbing by hands for years.

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NYC Most, Huntsville Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets

Business Facilities

New York, NY is the most expensive U.S. office market, and Huntsville, AL is the least expensive, according to Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.

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2016 CFMA Annual Conference - Building It Forward


This year’s theme for the 2016 CFMA National Conference was Building It Forward and marked

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June 2016 newsletter

FDR Safety

6 tips to help small businesses with OSHA compliance. FDRsafety helps launch Ark Encounter project. Join Our Mailing List. 6 tips to help small businesses with OSHA compliance. By Jim Stanley, President of FDRsafety.

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How to Keep Residents Happy During a Senior Housing Community Renovation

Commercial Construction

Last month, I had the opportunity to check in with an Illinois Real Estate Journal reporter for a feature on the latest trends in senior housing ( you can read the article here ).