August, 2019

Legalized Marijuana: Opportunities and Impact for Commercial Real Estate and Construction

Commercial Construction

A version of this post was published in Illinois Real Estate Journal as a byline article from Englewood Construction. Earlier this summer, Englewood Construction’s home state of Illinois passed a bill making it the 11 th state in the U.S. to legalize the use of recreational marijuana.

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5 Technology Adoption Lessons Contractors Can Learn from The Avengers


We put together a list of superhero lessons that contractors can learn from some of our favorite Avengers

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Where contractors are most likely to exceed the budget

Construction Dive

Budget overruns can pop up in any part of a project's budget — specifically, these four major areas

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Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity

Business Facilities

With its affordable cost of living, highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and premier quality of life, businesses are turning to Michigan for new opportunities. Read: Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity at

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

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

PC Paddles to Benefit McClure Miller Respite House

PC Construction Blog

On Sunday, the PC Paddlers took to the water yet again to participate in Dragonheart Vermont’s annual Dragon Boat Festival. Our team had a strong showing, coming in 4th out of 45 teams participating in. All Community

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Prefab factory in the sky: Mace Group built working factories on top of under-construction skyscrapers


That’s the (Streamlined) Field Ticket!


Viewpoint's Field Management solution is helping contractors streamline field tickets and T&M billing

Online retailers are transforming warehouse construction

Construction Dive

builders are struggling to keep up with demand from clients like Amazon, Walmart and Kroger's for specialized distribution centers

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Sequel Wire And Cable Investing $53M In Indiana

Business Facilities

The wire fabrication startup will establish operations in Marshall County, IN, and expects to create 120 new jobs by the end of 2024. Read: Sequel Wire And Cable Investing $53M In Indiana at

Construction Jobs Rise by 4,000 in July

Construction Equipment

Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in July, and by 202,000, or 2.8 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of jobseekers rose, according to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “Job

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14 Common Defects in Painting

The Constructor

Painting not only gives a good appearance but also provides protection against various actions such as corrosion, decaying, weathering, etc.

Paris will soon be home to the world’s largest rooftop farm


Located on the roof of Pavillion 6 of the Parc des Expositions Viparis porte de Versailles, an exposition center currently under reconstruction, the farm will use aeroponics to grow over 30 different fruit and vegetable species.


5 Keys to Maximizing Your Construction Software Investments


Why it's important to keep up to date with construction software and how you can formulate a winning technology empowerment plan

8 ways warehouse construction has evolved

Construction Dive

21st century warehouses require specialized construction techniques, precise scheduling and highly experienced teams to meet industries' expectations

Arglass Yamamura Chooses Georgia For First U.S. Glass Plant

Business Facilities

The glass container manufacturing company will invest $123 million and create more than 150 new jobs at its new Valdosta, GA plant. Read: Arglass Yamamura Chooses Georgia For First U.S. Glass Plant at

Web-based, automated JOC system

Job Order Contracting

A web-based, automated JOC system serves to support a collaborative, productive, and compliant JOC Program. Automated Web-based JOC System. Properly implemented JOC systems support organizational policy and workflows, and help to assure overall JOC Program compliance.

How to Set Good Safety Plan for Concrete Formwork System?

The Constructor

Good safety plans for formwork system ensure execution of construction project as per established construction practice and avoid undesired events. Building Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering Construction Planning Construction SIte Planning Planning for Safety

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5 Things Your Construction Bookkeeper Wants You To Know

Contractor Bookkeeping

If a Contractors Bookkeeping Services System doesn't work and they want it fixed but will not allow any changes, they need a magician, not a construction bookkeeper. Our workflow removes paperwork frustrations only if the contractor is also willing to do their part.

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Project Managers Driving Demand for Better, Faster Construction Data


We teamed up with Dodge Data & Analytics to produce an extensive industry report on Improving Performance with Project Data

Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

Construction Dive

An injury triggering at least one week off from work almost tripled the combined risk of accidental and intentional death among women and increased the risk by 50% among men, researchers found

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$7.5B Digital Infrastructure City To Be Built In Las Vegas

Business Facilities

Bleutech Park Las Vegas, the first city in the world to boast a digital revolution in motion, will break ground in the Las Vegas Valley this December.

Stacking the deck: Marriott International embraces modular construction


This fall, the world’s tallest modular hotel—a 26-story, 360-foot-tall building that will be branded AC Hotel New York NoMad when it opens late next year—will start stacking prefabricated and prefurnished guestrooms for assembly in New York City

What are the Causes of Concrete Formwork Failures?

The Constructor

There are several factors that may lead to the failure of formwork during and after concrete placement. Improper bracing can cause formwork failure. Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering formwork

Compressive Strength of Concrete at 7 days, 28 days Calculation & Formula

Construction Test

Compressive Strength of Concrete at 7 days , 28 days Calculation & Formula is required to get the compressive strength of the related concrete structure. Here we described the procedure of compressive strength test of cubes at 7 days and 28 days with calculation and formula as per IS Code.

Season 2 - Episode 4: Making Business More Intelligent


In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we explore big data & the role that business intelligence is — and will be — playing in construction

How BIM technology helps contractors win more work

Construction Dive

Today’s construction market is more competitive than ever. Here’s how to use digital construction technology to woo more customers

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Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

Business Facilities

By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2019 Issue. I n order to attract new development, locations have to be prepared for it and have sites that are ready to hit the ground running. States across the U.S.

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Improper Journal Entry Could Harm Your Job Costing Reports

Contractor Bookkeeping

Journal entries are a quick and dirty way to get transactions in without putting forth the time and effort to enter each transaction. In the short run, you save time; in the long term, you can forget about the accurate. Job Cost Reports.

How Coarse Aggregate Affects Mix Design of Concrete?

The Constructor

Coarse aggregate is one of the essential components of concrete and occupied largest volume. That is why it greatly affects concrete mix design. Building Materials Building Technology Guide How To Guide Mix Design Guide

Best of healthcare design for 2019


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) named five projects winners of its 2019 Healthcare Design Awards. The awards recognize cutting-edge designs that help solve aesthetic, civic, urban and social problems while also being functional and sustainable.

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The Best of Viewpoint Collaborate According to Our Customers


Collaborate 2019 is almost here! We asked Viewpoint customers to share their favorite memories from last year's conference. Here's what they said

How BIM technology sets your company apart from the competition

Construction Dive

Okland Construction knew it was the underdog in the bid for a $100-million-plus apartment complex project. Unlike its competitors, Okland hadn't done a project of this type and scale before. But Okland saw an opportunity and decided to go for it. The company used its Building Information M

A Sunny Outlook In Florida

Business Facilities

Commercial real estate projects brought $20 billion into Florida’s economy in 2018 and similar to the state’s population, the growth will continue. Read: A Sunny Outlook In Florida at