April, 2021

Introducing ‘Viewpoints on Construction’ Virtual Series

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Virtual series brings construction professionals together to discuss key industry issues throughout 2021. Viewpoint News

Green Buildings are Subsidizing Conventional Buildings Stymying Climate Progress

Green Building Law Update

Green building bonds, which are higher rated and could provide cheaper capital for green building projects, can correct the current market that prices mortgages, green building or nongreen, the same, stimulating the economy and repairing the planet.

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Are Zoom Meetings Adding To Distractions Behind The Wheel?

FDR Safety

The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed nearly everyone’s life in one way or another, especially the way we conduct work. For many, this change came in the way we work, specifically learning how to work remotely.

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Three Tech Companies Choose San Antonio For HQs, Expansion

Business Facilities

Skipcart, Matthews International and SafeRide Health will create a total of more than 250 new jobs in the region. Read: Three Tech Companies Choose San Antonio For HQs, Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Steel Erection Underway for UVM Firestone Medical Research Building

PC Construction

The Firestone Medical Research Building reached a key milestone on March 15 when steel erection began forming the building’s frame. The 62,500-square-foot, four-story Medical Research Building has started to take shape over the past few.

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Construction Cloud Software: The Benefits of a Hosted Solution

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn five benefits of having a hosted solution versus on-premise software. Construction Best Practices

Labor Department Will Not Enforce Anti ESG Rule

Green Building Law Update

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it will not enforce recently published final rules by the prior Administration on “Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments” and “Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights.”.

Proven Practices To Collect Construction Client Payments Effectively

Contractor Bookkeeping

All construction contractors have experienced bad debt's financial pain, which is defined as a customer who refuses to pay no matter what you do. We've been there before, and it will probably happen again in the future.

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BRS Offroad Establishing HQ, Manufacturing Facility In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The offroad and luxury camper manufacturer will invest nearly $2 million and create 115 jobs in Hohenwald, TN. Read: BRS Offroad Establishing HQ, Manufacturing Facility In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

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.

What Is Plain Cement Concrete (PCC) – Materials, Uses & Grades


Concrete has been used for many wonderful things throughout history, either for architecture or for infrastructure work and more. Although concrete is used as construction material nowadays. There are two … What Is Plain Cement Concrete (PCC) – Materials, Uses & Grades Read More ».

How to Design Axially Loaded Circular RC Columns as per ACI 318-19? | Example Included

The Constructor

The design of axially loaded circular columns is mainly governed by the column’s cross-section and its material properties. This is because the load. Column Design Design Guide How To Guide Structural Engineering

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How Specialty Contractors Can Make Sense of Real-Time Construction Analytics

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How specialty contractors use real-time construction data and analytics to improve profitability and productivity in 2021. Construction Best Practices

WBM Road – Its Construction, Maintenance, Advantages & Disadvantages

Learn Civil Engineering

Introduction of WBM Road The full form of WBM is Water Bound Macadam. India as a country has one of the largest road networks in the world covering around 3.3 million kilometers. It basically consists of National Highway, District Roads, State Highways, and Village Roads.

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Leading Contractors Successfully Through Major Organizational Change

Contractor Bookkeeping

We are all currently experiencing and adapting to present pandemic times. We've probably adjusted our business model to cater to our clients, new and existing.

Utah: Good To Great

Business Facilities

Box Elder County, Utah is consistently learning and growing, with more and more to offer the business community. Read: Utah: Good To Great at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Protect Your Jobsite From with OSHA's Focus Four Hazards

Construction Business Owner

Protect Your Jobsite From with OSHA's Focus Four Hazards. Alex Headley. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:30. Construction work is a risk. Each year, the industry is rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in America — and for good reason.

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The Great Pyramid of Giza: Construction Features of the Tallest Pyramid in the World

The Constructor

The Great Pyramid of Giza, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu, was an incredible architectural achievement of the time and is a part of the. Case study Construction Engineering & Management

What is Modular Construction?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In part one of this two-part series, we look at prefabrication and modular construction trends and how they're growing in the UK. Construction Best Practices

Best Rate Analysis Excel Sheets For Civil Engineering Works

Learn Civil Engineering

The Ugly Truth About Doing Your Construction Company Payroll

Contractor Bookkeeping

Still Doing Your Payroll? At face value, it seems like a great idea. If you're a small construction business owner with just a few employees, you probably think hiring a payroll specialist is an expense that you can avoid. You feel that you can handle it yourself.

LG Electronics Investing Additional $20.5M In Tennessee

Business Facilities

Home appliance manufacturer LG Electronics will add another shift, creating 334 jobs and bringing total employment at its Clarksville, TN operations to about 1,000. Read: LG Electronics Investing Additional $20.5M In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

What is Batching of Concrete? & Types of Batching of Concrete Methods


Concrete is a multipurpose, long-lasting, environmentally friendly, and inexpensive material as well as a globally recognized construction material. To produce better quality concrete, the components of concrete must be calculated … What is Batching of Concrete? &

What is Big Data in Construction?

The Constructor

The construction industry has been generating a great amount of data that comes from completed construction projects, designs, machinery, supply. Digital tools

Infrastructure Construction Experts Stress Digitization, Collaboration as Keys to Success

Viewpoint Construction Technology

First quarterly Trimble Dimensions Spotlight Series highlights U.S infrastructure and how heavy and civil contractors are modernizing to meet needs. Construction Technology/News

Volume of Hollow Cylinder: Its Formula, Surface Area & Examples

Learn Civil Engineering

Volume of Hollow Cylinder We measure two radii for the volume of a hollow cylinder: one for the inner circle and the other for the outer circle created by the hollow cylinder’s base. A cylinder is one of the most basic curved geometric shapes.

6 Steps to a Safer Jobsite

Construction Business Owner

6 Steps to a Safer Jobsite. Alex Headley. Mon, 04/19/2021 - 07:21. The No. 1 priority of Gilbane Building Company has always been the safety of its workers, and at no time has that been more critical than during the past year.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Creating 150 High Tech Jobs In Ireland

Business Facilities

Building on its long term commitment to the country, new jobs will be in the fields of R&D, cyber security, software development and cloud consulting. Read: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Creating 150 High Tech Jobs In Ireland at BusinessFacilities.com.

What Is Load Bearing Structure? ( Load Bearing vs Framed Structure)


Load Bearing Structure is the most widely used form of construction for low-rise and small buildings from the 1700s to the mid-1900s. It is very rarely used today for large … What Is Load Bearing Structure? Load Bearing vs Framed Structure) Read More ».

Will Biden’s $2 Trillion American Jobs Plan Rebuild US Infrastructure?

The Constructor

President Joe Biden announced the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan on March 31, 2021, with the aim to revamp national infrastructure, create jobs, and.

Construction Infrastructure Resource Center

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn the latest on the future of infrastructure in America and what the American Jobs Act will mean for contractors' business and technology needs. Construction Technology/News

Job Order Contracting Doesn’t Have to be Complex or Expensive

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting doesn’t have to be complex or expensive. The numerous, ongoing facilities repair and construction project facing real property owners and facilities management professionals unfortunately have a high probability of failure.

Plumbers Saving the Health of Texans

Contractor Magazine

Volunteers left their businesses and journeyed to Texas to restore running water to the elderly and under-resourced, disabled and uninsured residents. Plumbing

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