August, 2020

More Than Green Buildings, Green Roads

Green Building Law Update

If green building is going to repair the planet it will have to include green roads. Over 65% of the impervious surfaces in the U.S. are related to transportation (e.g., roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways), with the vast majority being roads. There are 4,180,817 miles of roads in the U.S.

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3 key reasons to continue construction training even amid the pandemic

Construction Dive

Learn why proactive companies have successfully managed to maintain training through difficult times

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How to Streamline the Construction Timecard Process

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How modern construction software can help make HR processes more efficient and mitigate errors associated with construction timecards. Viewpoint Technology

AGC Calls for New Infrastructure, Other Relief Measures

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment decreased in 225, or 62%, out of 358 metro areas between June 2019 and last month despite widespread increases from May to June, according to an analysis of new government data that the Associated General Contractors of America released.

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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.

Walmart To Build $20M Distribution Center In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The 3 million-square-foot facility will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs in Dorchester County, SC. Read: Walmart To Build $20M Distribution Center In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

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2018 IgCC Poised to be Adopted for the First Time

Green Building Law Update

Montgomery County, Maryland is on the cusp of being the first to adopt the 2018 International Green Construction Code. The proposed Executive Regulation 12-20 appeared in the Montgomery County Register on August 1. A public hearing will be held on proposed regulation on September 3.

Top 10 cities for construction workers

Construction Dive

Small and midsize cities pay above-average construction wages and boast modest costs of living that make them excellent locations for workers in the industry, according to a new analysis

Get Better Construction Data, Make Better Business Decisions

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn how to gain and utilize better data to make business decisions and increase profit margins. Viewpoint Technology

Komatsu Rebrands Mining Product Lines

Construction Equipment

Komatsu has announced plans to rebrand its underground hard rock equipment, surface wheel loaders, and new line of blasthole drills to reflect the company’s focus on growth in these areas. The company will retain its P&H and Joy brands for the products longest associated with those names: P

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

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

Atlanta Is Hottest Tech Hub, NOLA Takes Logistics Crown

Business Facilities

Atlanta is the hottest growth leader among Tech Hubs and New Orleans tops the chart of Logistics Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report. Read: Atlanta Is Hottest Tech Hub, NOLA Takes Logistics Crown at BusinessFacilities.com.

What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:02. The reopening of America’s workplaces is creating a variety of challenges for employees and employers alike.

10 Ways Drones are Changing the Construction Industry Forever

The Constructor

Drones are the cutting-edge technology of the modern world. Every industry has started profiting from this technology. The construction industry is not lagging.

$9.6B worth of infrastructure projects delayed or canceled during COVID-19

Construction Dive

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association released a report detailing projects that have been delayed or canceled by 44 states, transportation authorities and local governments

UK Construction Employment Decline Worst Since 2010

Job Order Contracting

83,000 lost jobs in 2nd quarter 2020 (Office of National Statistics). via Four BT, LLC – Four BT, LLC provides innovative integrated project delivery solutions inclusive of detailed locally researched construction cost data, and enabling SAAS technology.

Survey Says Truck Fleets Using New Safety Features

Construction Equipment

Fleet Advantage has announced the results of its latest fleet industry benchmarking survey showing the impact new safety technologies have had on transportation fleets, how many fleets are still driving older-model trucks, and the leading reasons motivating upgrade decisions. The survey also shows

U.S. Department Of Commerce Invests $10.1M In West Virginia

Business Facilities

The investment will support local strategies to spur business and job growth in West Virginia, including in Opportunity Zones. . Read: U.S. Department Of Commerce Invests $10.1M In West Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Renovations could be hospitality’s stopgap for next few years

BD+C

Their clients don’t expect the hospitality sector to fully recover from the coronavirus outbreak for at least two years.

4 Ways to Improve Building Sanitization During the Pandemic

The Constructor

Building sanitization has become an integral part of facilities management in today’s COVID-stricken world. Though the impact of the virus hasn’t subsided, several regions are braving to reopen offices and commercial buildings post lockdown.

Hilti unveils its first exoskeleton

Construction Dive

The wearable will roll out in Sweden within a month before coming to the U.S. at unspecified date later this year

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Job Order Contract Best Management Practices

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contract Best Management Practices involve a focus upon LEAN collaborative construction planning, procurement, and project delivery processes and the associated integration of people, process, information, and people. Not all Job Order Contracts (JOC) and JOC Programs are the same.

Who Is The Average 2020 U.S. Homebuyer?

Pro Builder

Who Is The Average 2020 U.S. Homebuyer? cbroderick. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:02. Point2Homes, an online real estate marketplace, analyzed five months worth of searches on its site to determine the average 2020 American home seeker, along with comparing buyer interests before and after lockdowns.

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Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power

Business Facilities

EIA’s Energy Outlook 2020 forecasts a rapid decline of coal and nuclear power in this decade, the continuing expansion of renewables and the growth of U.S. exports of oil and gas. Read: Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power at BusinessFacilities.com.

HMC releases COVID-19 Campus Reboot Guide for PreK-12 schools

BD+C

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5 Tips to Improve Construction Quality

The Constructor

The best way to enhance client satisfaction in a construction project is by incorporating a well-defined quality control process. A strict adherence. Exclusive Quality Control Guide Tips

5 red flags that a job might not be worth the risk

Construction Dive

In challenging economic times, contractors need to be especially vigilant for warning signs such as uncertain financing, incomplete drawings or an owner with a bad reputation, experts say

The Issues Associated with Using Location Factors and “national average” cost databases

Job Order Contracting

Their are multiple issues with using national average cost data bases, with or without associated location factors. These are described below. Properly developed locally researched detailed unit price cost data provides unparalleled cost visibility and transparency.

Google Trends: Buyers Interested Despite Declining Consumer Confidence

Pro Builder

Google Trends: Buyers Interested Despite Declining Consumer Confidence. cbroderick. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:55. Although Fannie Mae’s monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index shows consumers are less confident in homebuying, Google Trends show many are still interested.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Business Facilities

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis. Read: COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to manage claims in construction more efficiently

Lets Build

In construction, documentation is always key. As a Project Manager, you need to be able at any time to retrieve critical data that will allow you to efficiently manage claims in your projects. Free guide: How to reduce construction delays by more than 20%.

Role of a Civil Engineer on a Construction Site

The Constructor

Site Work vs Office Work A civil engineer in the construction field plays various roles. As a construction engineer, he or she can play the role of a. Others

Turner Construction shuts down Cincinnati jobsite in response to racist incidents

Construction Dive

New incidents have also surfaced in Toronto, where more nooses have been found on construction sites

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Construction Cost Model

Job Order Contracting

INTRODUCTION. Oddly, few real property owners create a detailed construction cost model for their renovation, repair, maintenance, or new build projects. This is a primary factor causing the high level of waste and dissatisfaction associated with life-cycle management of the built environment.