January, 2021

Virtual Safety Training: What to Expect during a Biden OSHA

FDR Safety

FDRsafety is excited to partner with the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry for a three part Virtual Safety Training series in January, February, and March 2021. Led by our Vice President, Steve Hawkins , the series will present three safety related topics that you will not want to miss!

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Viewpoint Customer Success Story: Widening The Widow Maker

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Hunter Contracting was tasked with a challenging improvement project; Spectrum helped the company exceed demands. Viewpoint Technology

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Companies are Preparing for ESG Disclosure Rules

Green Building Law Update

Public companies in the U.S. find themselves at a dynamic time of emergent environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) disclosures. New appointees in the Biden Administration, from the SEC and the Labor Department to the top White House economic advisor, all signal mandatory ESG disclosures.

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Honda Investing $200M In Western Ohio Engine Plant Expansion

Business Facilities

The automaker will add 120 new jobs at the Honda of America Mfg., Anna Engine Plant with help from a JobsOhio economic development grant. Read: Honda Investing $200M In Western Ohio Engine Plant Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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.

Eelume: Snake-like Robot to Perform Underwater Infrastructure Maintenance | Video Inside

The Constructor

The gas and deep-sea oil industry has a vast and expensive infrastructure to maintain and supervise. Structures like wells, piers, cables, and a.

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OSHA Compliance Enforcement Under President Biden

FDR Safety

As of last week, the Biden administration is officially underway. With any new presidency comes a variety of changes across government. One area of change that will affect thousands, if not millions of employers comes in the form of OSHA regulation and enforcement.

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How to Achieve the ‘Golden Thread’ of Construction Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Information is key to success in construction, so why rely on disconnected data and manual processes to get the job done? Construction Best Practices

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Former Public Officials Indicted on Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis

Green Building Law Update

Michigan prosecutors last Thursday announced that 9 individuals have been indicted on a total of 42 counts related to a series of alleged actions and inactions that created the Flint water crisis.

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North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

Business Facilities

North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time the Tar Heel State has earned the magazine’s top honor. Read: North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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:

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere New Show about Construction Sunday Night, January 3, 2021

Construction Junkie

via Smithsonian Channel. With the large amount of people that work in the construction industry and the high visibility of many of these projects, I’m always amazed that television networks never spent any time developing shows about it.

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Tips and Rules for Design of Reinforced Concrete Columns

The Constructor

The design of reinforced concrete (RC) column is carried out by following certain procedures. However, some specific rules and requirements need to. Design Guide How To Guide Structural Design Structural Engineering

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What Makes A Successful Safety And Health Program In 2021

FDR Safety

The following is the transcript from an interview with Fred Rine, FDRsafety CEO. To view the interview please visit the FDRsafety Youtube Channel. I’m often asked, “what makes for a successful safety program?”

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Why Diversity Matters in Construction and 6 Tips to Successful D&I Programs

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at why more and more construction companies are working to improve diversity and inclusion and advice from those leading the charge. Construction Best Practices

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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:

What is Lintel Beam? Propose, Size & Types

Civiconcepts

What is Lintel Beam? A lintel beam is a structural member rest across the openings like windows, doors, etc.

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Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana

Business Facilities

Energy technology company Arq will develop a new industrial facility in St. Rose, LA to produce its proprietary Arq Fuel product. Read: Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

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eSUB Launches Power to the Trades Podcast to Highlight How Trade Contractors Are Utilizing Tech

Construction Junkie

eSUB Construction Software, a mobile and cloud project management system for trade contractors, recently launched the Power to the Trades podcast. Each week, the show will shine the spotlight on how trade contractors are using technology to power their businesses and protect their profits.

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Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge: A Case Study

The Constructor

Construction of the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge started on November 23, 1938, and was opened to the public on July 1, 1940. It was constructed in. Bridges Case study Structures

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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.

Contractor of the Year: John W. Danforth Co.

Contractor Magazine

With strength, flexibility and a sense of optimism, Danforth navigates out of 2020 with purpose and a clear vision to succeed. Plumbing / Plumbing Contractor

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Turnagain Marine Construction Wins Most Challenging Project Award 2020

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Turnagain Marine Construction's complex project earned them the title of Most Challenging Project in 2020's Viewpoint Constriction Awards. Construction Technology/News

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75+ Construction Tools Name and Their Uses with Image

Civiconcepts

Construction tools play an important role in any construction work as they provide a good finish and ease of work by reducing man work. There are different types of construction tools and equipment used in construction. Construction tools have their influence from ancient times to this period.

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Logistics: Building A Resilient Supply Chain

Business Facilities

Priorities are shifting as businesses adapt to the impact of the pandemic on global supply chains. Resiliency and stability are now top concerns. Read: Logistics: Building A Resilient Supply Chain at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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.

Complete Guide on Different Types of Roof Trusses

Learn Civil Engineering

Today, we will talk about the different types of roof trusses, components of roof trusses, the design of roof trusses, and many more things related to the roof truss. Firstly, we just discuss what is roof truss and what are the benefits of roof trusses. What is a Roof Truss?

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ByBlock: An Advanced Construction Material for a Better Future

The Constructor

ByBlock, developed by ByFusion, is the very first construction-grade building material made entirely from plastic waste. This advanced building. Building Materials News

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[VIDEO] Helicopter Drops Cooling Tower During Lift to Roof

Construction Junkie

If you need to get some heavy mechanical equipment on the roof of your project, you could use a boring old crane – or you could gas up the bird and make that equipment take literal flight.

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Get a Leg Up with Viewpoint’s New Quarterly Construction Metrics Index

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn about Viewpoint's new Quarterly Construction Metrics Index and gain valuable insights into the data that is shaping today's contractors. Viewpoint News

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Grasscrete – An Innovative Landscaping Idea

Civiconcepts

What is Grasscrete? The Grasscrete is the reinforced cellular concrete (cast on-site) grass paving surface on which natural glass can be grown. It is an environmentally friendly solution for makes aesthetically pleasing urban surroundings.

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Hytrol Investing More Than $20M In Arkansas Expansion

Business Facilities

The material handling systems company will create 250 new jobs as it expands its advanced manufacturing operations in Fort Smith, AR. Read: Hytrol Investing More Than $20M In Arkansas Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Contractor Bookkeeping In Ten Minutes A Day Using QuickBooks

Contractor Bookkeeping

Each contractor type has unique construction accounting needs, which means if the QuickBooks process is custom-fitted to each construction company's needs, it is a beautiful thing.

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Important Know-How on Typology of Progressive Collapse

The Constructor

Progressive collapse of a structure is defined as the spread of an initial local failure of a structural element that eventually results in the. Building Technology Guide

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