Organic on the FTC Agenda

Green Building Law Update

The word is “organic” as it relates to non-agricultural products is the topic of the October 20, 2016, roundtable sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. However, the current Green Guides do not include guidance on the term “organic.”.

The Interconnected Construction Organization — Part 1: Downfalls of Disconnected Software

Surveyor

Not only do systems fail to track business processes and struggle to share data outside of the organization while lacking collaboration capabilities, the study found that 23 percent of projects contained inaccurate data due to the software.

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It’s Tax Time. Is Your Construction Organization Ready?

Surveyor

That word can mean something different depending on your role at your construction organization. Learning tax processes, changes, opportunities and what’s ahead can help your organization gain ground and get the most out of a 2019 return and earn CPE hours in the process.

Is the New USDA Organic Rule Dead on Arrival?

Green Building Law Update

Department of Agriculture published a new list of rules governing the treatment of animals that are ultimately sold to consumers as organic food. Among what is most controversial is that nothing in the rule goes to the quality of the organic meat and poultry that people will consume (i.e.,

The Interconnected Construction Organization — Part 2: The Benefits of Integrated Construction Software in the Cloud

Surveyor

Integrating software provides an opportunity to tie an entire organization together, upgrading the workflow of all departments. Among them: data is more visible across the organization, and more transparent and actionable.

The Importance of Getting Organized

Surveyor

We’re a little more than halfway through 2017, and I can say without a doubt that this has been one of the busiest, most frenetic years on record for me—both in my professional and personal life.

Organic Prestressing System – Applications, Features, Advantages

The Constructor

The organic prestressing system is a concept taken as an inspiration from the behavior of an organic structure (biomimetic or the nature formed. Concrete Prestressed Concrete Concrete Technology

REHAU Organizes International Innovation Days

Contractor Magazine

For the first time in its 70-year company history, polymer specialist REHAU invited its employees worldwide to learn about new products, materials and processes

DPR Construction Standardizes Skycatch Across Organization

Construction Equipment

DPR Construction has signed an enterprise-wide agreement with Skycatch, creating a new model of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) standardization and productivity available for all project sites, Skycatch said in a press release. After recognizing the ROI and job site efficiency benefits, DPR decided

The Organic Life of Digitized Data

Construction Business Owner

Too many of today’s project management workflows, while automated, do not facilitate the use of all the data that is created on a project.

Crosstown Concourse: An 'organic' urban village

BD+C

In the 1920s sears, roebuck & Co. went on a spree constructing regional distribution centers the length and breadth of the country, from Boston to Chicago, from Dallas to Los Angeles. Sears shipped everything the American consumer could wish for from these massive warehouses: Kenmore appliances, Craftsman tools, kits to build a house. You could order a hound dog. Or a donkey

Build an Enduring Organization

Construction Business Owner

Good strategy involves an interpretation of numbers and data.

Organic Living in a Tiny Home

Jetson Green

They built the home in a trailer, which they got for only $1,500, and it is located on an organic farm in Texas. Ethan and his girlfriend Kelsey have recently moved into a tiny home which they built themselves for only $7,000.

How healthcare organizations can leverage design and culture's symbiotic relationship

BD+C

Although most healthcare leaders recognize the inherent link between work place design strategy and their organization’s culture, few deeply understand the reciprocal relationship that exists between the two. Far too often, healthcare leaders view their places of work and care as a container that responds to existing culture and not a change agent to inspire culture change.

Young Living HQ Office Designs Defined by Organic Forms

ENR Construction

Young Living, which manufactures and sells essential plant oils, wanted a headquarters that reflects its philosophy of natural healing

Organized Down to the Last Detail

Green Industry Professionals

State Street Maintenance applies the same level of detail it practices in its landscaping work to its trailer and equipment organization

Wish - Transfer Project Standards Organization

Revit OpEd

Whine Mode On This is a minor thing but there are times I really wish that the Transfer Project Standards list was sorted by Discipline instead of alphabetically.

Selecting the Right KPIs for Your Project Based Organization

ENR Construction

Selecting the Right KPIs for Your Project Based Organization

A Home That is Heated and Cooled Organically

Jetson Green

The prototype the students built uses a traditional composting technique called “bokashi” (which translates as “fermented organic matter”) that is quite simple to achieve.

Organic Insect Control

Green Industry Professionals

Central Turf's new Organic Insect Control will eliminate ticks, mosquitoes and other insects - but not harm beneficial insects like bees, butterflies and earthworms

Codes organizations to develop new guidelines on shipping containers as building components

BD+C

The International Code Council and the Modular Building Institute struck a deal to collaborate on new guidelines for using shipping containers as buildings or as building components

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Style File Online Idea Organizer

Green Industry Professionals

The Style File Online Idea Organizer from Belgard Hardscapes helps expedite hardscape design and installation

Interdisciplinary Organizations Supporting IPD, BIM & Lean

Collaborative Construction

JamesLsalmon@gmailDOTcom 512-630-4446 The list below is a first draft and readers are encouraged to email information about additional worthy organization that attract a cross-section of members from the Construction Industry and support innovations that increase efficiency and productivity in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of facilities and supporting infrastructure. Review the list and if you see an organization that interests you consider joining.

Over 20 ED Organizations Sponsoring 2014 LiveXchange

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

So far, 23 economic development organizations from the United States and Canada have signed on to sponsor this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange , which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Global Organizations Lack Confidence In Ability To Detect Cyber Attacks

Business Facilities

More than one-third (36%) of global organizations still lack confidence in their ability to detect sophisticated cyber attacks, according to the annual EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2015. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

More than 130 organizations petition OSHA to create heat protection standard for workers

BD+C

More than 130 organizations, led by consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen, have petitioned OSHA to establish a heat protection standard for workers

Company Turning Beetle Kill into Organic Bio-Fertilizer

Green Industry Professionals

Lawn care companies can use an organic bio-fertilizer made from beetle-kill trees instead of conventional fertilizer

How to Organize Employee Files

Construction Business Owner

It is important for businesses to know the type of information that should or should not be included in a basic employee personnel file.

New Organic Landscape Guide Helps Professionals Protect the Environment

Green Industry Professionals

The manual provides recommendations to landscape contractors on how to effectively conduct organic land care

Renaissance All Natural Organic Fertilizers

Green Industry Professionals

PJC's Renaissance all natural organic fertilizers are created with all-natural ingredients

Landscaper Details Continued Success with Organics Program

Green Industry Professionals

First featured in 2011, Pacific Landscapes discusses how its organic and sustainable lawn care programs have changed over the years

Massachusetts Community Explores Possible Shift to Organics

Green Industry Professionals

Massachusetts community invites organic lawn care expert to address town, says growing body of scientific evidence shows that pesticide exposure, even at low levels, can adversely affect health and environment

10 Tips for Organic Lawn Care

Green Industry Professionals

Badly drained soils mean little air is penetrating into the soil, inhibiting grass growth and encouraging fungi and moss

Living Organic Fertilizer

Green Industry Professionals

Mighty Grow Living Organic Fertilizer appeals to the upscale consumer who is concerned about using chemicals in their garden

The 10 sustainability trends that forward-thinking organizations have on their minds

BD+C

Practicing sustainability has always been important to office design. We know that people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Progressive design firms and corporations have been leveraging green principles and practices, like LEED and WELL, for years.

Organic Can Be a Force of Nature for your Business

Green Industry Professionals

Naturally, more and more consumers are getting curious about organic lawn care as the buzzword continues its eco-conscious climb in popularity

How to organize building layout in 90 degree angle

Construction Cost Estimating

While laying out a floor, garden or other home improvement project, it becomes difficult to maintain exact angles. If your project needs a correctly square right angle to develop, there exist a rapid, easy way to create one.

Caterpillar Announces New Organization

Construction Equipment

announced the creation of Caterpillar Enterprise System Group, a new order-to-delivery organization. Dave Bozeman, current Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the Integrated Manufacturing Operations Division, will lead the organization as senior vice president with responsibility for the Caterpillar Enterprise System Group. Caterpillar Inc.

Organic Landscaping Course Addresses Growing Need for Chemical-Free Experts

Green Industry Professionals

30-hour training course at the University of Southern Maine accredits Organic Land Care Professionals

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BeeSafe Organic Land Care

Green Industry Professionals

Based on the science behind larger-scale organic agriculture, the BeeSafe Organic Lawn Management Program is a All of BeeSafe's products and programs are based on improving soil biology to create a suitable and effective growing environment for turf.