Construction mainly technology laggards

Extranet Evolution

A survey and report from management consultant KPMG International says less than one in 10 construction companies are at the sharp end of technology – most just follow, trying to keep up (survey also reported by Construction Enquirer and The Construction Index ).

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Offshore Construction: The Main Benefits and Struggles


Construction is a continuously evolving field. Offshore construction is a representative example of that. The ability of the industry to expand its activities in the marine environment played a significant role in its financial growth.

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Best Project Small Project (Under $10 million): Main Street Bridge Replacement

ENR Construction

The team preserved historic elements of a 22-ft-long, 60-ft-wide Main Street bridge, built in 1921, and its surroundings, while it minimized shutting down portions of the center of Chester, Conn

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Maine Community Colleges To Offer Quick Training for Quick Jobs

Construction Equipment

Southern Maine Community College President Ron Cantor has announced a new training option for prospective construction workers called the Construction Institute.

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PC Construction Blog

PC Construction joined local nonprofit leaders at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath this morning to present three Maine-based. Continue Reading. All Community

Maine Investment Firm Purchases Massachusetts Landscaping Company

Green Industry Professionals

A landscaping company that employs more than 100 people was purchased by a Maine-based investment firm

"Kicker: Education Main Hed: Get Creative Engineering Juices Flowing"

ENR Construction

Viewpoint/Editorial-More creativity needed by engineers

Water/Environment Award of Merit - Val Vista Water Transmission Main Rehabilitation

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The $12.1-million Val Vista Water Transmission Main Rehabilitation project was performed on more than 6,000 linear ft of pre-stressed concrete cylinder pipe that delivers water to more than 60% of the population in the city of Phoenix

Ribbon Cut on Portland, Maine Senior Living Facility

PC Construction Blog

The Park Danforth senior living facility recently marked the opening of its new Arbor Street Apartments building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony … and not a moment too soon. Although construction just completed last month, the five-story, All Commercial Projects

Winter advice from a plumber: ‘Know where to find the main shut-off valve’

Constructor Magazine

If winter hits your plumbing system hard, whether it is a burst or frozen pipes, Ohio state president of the Plumbing, Heating and cooling Contractors Association said you need to know how to turn off your water supply. Content Classification: Curated. read more. Plumbing

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PC Construction Blog

Last week, PC Construction erected the flue-gas stack for the new boiler building at the General Dynamics Bath. Continue Reading. All Projects

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PC Construction Blog

From the Portland Museum of Art and the Canal Plaza towers to the InterMed Building and IDEXX’s Synergy. Continue Reading. All Community


PC Construction Blog

Today was an exciting day at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. The PC/CDM team began seeding. Continue Reading. All Design-Build Projects Water Treatment Construction

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Another Maine Community Moving Toward Pesticide Ban

Green Industry Professionals

South Portland City Council unanimously approves first reading of partial pesticide ban that could begin affecting private property owners in May 2018

The Main Benefits of Using 3D Rendering

Construction Marketing Blog

Architectural three dimension depictions involve the procedure of automatically transforming the multi-faceted paradigms into a two-dimensional form on a computer or a rendering device. The conclusive processes of creating the two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional model.

eBay’s San Jose headquarters has a new interactive hub and welcome center named Main Street


Officially named Main Street, the addition to the San Jose campus is a 20,000-sf interactive hub and welcome center designed by ESI Design. eBay’s has received, what the company is calling, a new ‘front door’ for its San Jose headquarters, and oh, what a front door it is. The center is meant to exemplify eBay’s platform via large-scale, interactive displays and dynamic media installations

Geothermal in Maine’s challenging climate

Constructor Magazine

For those considering geothermal technology for space heating and cooling, having a body of water nearby can be a very good thing. In fact, using a pond/lake loop may be the lowest-cost installation option. read more. Geothermal

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A Maine-N.H. Lift Span Retires Early Due to Stuck Sheave

ENR Construction

A mechanical failure of a sheave in the south tower of the 76-year-old, 2,804-ft-long Sarah Mildred Long Bridge on Aug. 21 has led to a permanent closure—10 weeks before construction of its replacement would have closed it anyway

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PC Construction Blog

The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) recently recognized six of the most notable commercial development projects. Continue Reading. All Projects

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First look: Calatrava's futuristic Main Building opens at Florida Polytechnic University


The new Florida Polytechnic University whose 170-acre campus and iconic Main Building (pictured) were designed by architect Santiago Calatravawill formally mark its opening on August 16 with a ceremony at the campus in Lakeland, Fla. The university is Floridas 12th and newest member of the State University System and will welcome its first students later in August. Body Image: read more. Architects Education Facility Higher Education School Construction

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Water Main Break in Boston Sets Off Manhole Fires

ENR Construction

Just more than a month after two workers died in Boston after a water main break flooded the trench they were working in, another water break early Wednesday morning flooded city streets, this time setting off several manhole fires in Chinatown.

Break in Water Main Kills Two Workers in Boston Trench

ENR Construction

21, when a punctured main sent water flooding into a 12-ft-deep trench where they were working, according to the Boston Fire Dept Two workers employed by a drain-cleaning contractor were trapped and drowned on Oct.

University of Maine Wind-Wave Test Tank To Model Ocean Storm Impacts

ENR Construction

Facility will allow researchers test engineered devices subjected to hurricane forces at sea. Technology

Spray Foam Insulation’s Main Problem and the Cure

Construction Informer

With the launch of a new website called Insulation Institute the The North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA), not only aims to educate the industry on the key benefits of fiber glass and mineral wool insulation, but it also appears to be taking aim at spray foam insulation.


PC Construction Blog

The South Portland High School class of 2026 gathered this morning for a tree planting ceremony commemorating the. Continue Reading. All Projects

1960s Maine Ranch Renovation is LEED Platinum Candidate

Jetson Green

Renovating this 1960s ranch-style house in Maine is a “rags to riches” story that may achieve LEED Platinum. The main floor was reconfigured with an open great room, master bedroom, and guest room/office.

Less Is More In New England

Business Facilities Blog

of Labor BLS, noted that New England’s unemployment rate was measurably lower than the national average in 2016—Maine’s unemployment rate was 3.9 In March, Maine’s preliminary unemployment rate hit a 40-year low of three percent, down from 3.7 By the BF Staff.

U.S. Employers Plan To Increase Staff In Q2

Business Facilities Blog

Alaska Colorado Featured Hawaii Maine Michigan Montana Surveys & Research Employment employment outlook Expansion hiring plans infographic ManpowerGroup regional employment Site Selection Survey Workforce Developmentemployers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q2 2017 with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff between April and June, according to the ManpowerGroup. Read U.S.

2015 State Rankings Report: ME, CA, CO Are Renewable Portfolio Leaders

Business Facilities Blog

Maine, California and Colorado are the states with the most stringent Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in a new state ranking that debuted this week in Business Facilities’ 2015 State Rankings Report. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

Staff recruitment and retention is main concern among respondents of State of Senior Living 2017 survey


International design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman recently announced the publication of its 2017 Survey on The State of Senior Living:

Peter Zumthor's LA art museum plan modified with bridge-like section across main thoroughfare


After his design drew concerns about potential damage to LA''s La Brea Tar Pits, Peter Zumthor has dramatically revised his concept for the Los Angeles Museum of Art. In the new plans, a bridge-like section spans Wilshire Boulevard, Architecture Lab reports. read more. Architects Designers Cultural Facilities Museums

Burn Baby Burn

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Post Maine Minnesota Online Features Renewable Energy The Editor's Blog U.S. - As everyone joins hands today for the global tree-hugging festival known as Earth Day, leave it to Congress to rain on our perennial environmental parade.

OSHA cites Maine sawmill for repeat safety violations


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a sawmill in Jefferson, Maine for three alleged repeat safety violations and seven serious violations imposing a fine of $79,310.

What are main differences between masonry and timber buildings?

The Constructor

What are the main differences between masonry and timber buildings? What are their benefits in aspects such as durability, insulation, construction

Maine College Offers Construction Institute

Construction Equipment

Southern Maine Community College President Ron Cantor has announced a new training option for prospective construction workers called the Construction Institute.

ColoCrossing, 365 Data Centers Partner To Expand In Buffalo

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Main Place Tower (Photo: Flickr.). The 365 Data Centers colocation facility in Buffalo is located in the Main Place Tower and has 22 carriers on-site, providing a diverse set of carrier solutions that continues to attract SMB and enterprise customers to the region.

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Award of Merit, Office - 111 South Main

ENR Construction

Located in an area of high seismicity, the 25-story office tower was designed to resist an extreme earthquake with a probability of happening once in 2,500 years