October, 2018

Five Technology Trends Changing Everything

Constructor Magazine

From our October issue. BIM is still king, but watch out for augmented reality, 3D printing, and much more. Our interview with industry tech evangelist Sean McGuire, aka the @MCAAGeek

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Is There Lead in the Drinking Water of Your Green School?

Green Building Law Update

EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that there is no known safe level of lead in a child’s blood. Lead is harmful to health, especially for children.

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Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

Construction Dive

The industry's old-school ways mean contractors waste time and money mailing revisions to blueprints, tracking paper receipts and invoices, or traveling long distances to do on-site inspections of small changes

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2018 STAR Awards: Final Entry Deadline

Construction Marketing Blog

The 2018 Construction Marketing Association STAR Awards are well underway. We have already received some outstanding submissions and are looking forward for more to come. Have you entered in for your chance to win? Our final entry deadline is October 26, 2018.

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

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

Brick Masonry Definition, Types, and Construction

The Constructor

What is Brick Masonry? Brick masonry is a highly durable form of construction which is built by placing bricks in mortar in a systematic manner to. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide

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Bullied by BIM? Fight back! Go paperfree!

DebunkTheBIM

Despite BIM having been around for 3+ decades, it is by no means embraced by the global AEC. There is a thin layer of participants that push the idea for various reasons (usually superficial), and there are people (in a very small minority) that practice it wholeheartedly. (my

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Workplace Sexual Harassment: Construction Industry Speaks

ENR Construction

Two-thirds of 1,248 respondents to ENR's first-ever survey report an incident in construction-sector workplaces, but gender bias issues are not clearly understood, universally accepted or easily fixed, the analysis shows

5 technologies boosting productivity on the jobsite

Construction Dive

Here are the tech tools contractors say they are using to work smarter, more accurately and faster with fewer accidents and injuries

Social Media in Construction – 2018 Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) professionals.

Types of Stirrups in Column

The Constructor

Different types of stirrups are designed for columns based on their varying cross-sections, the number of longitudinal reinforcement bars and the. Detailing Guide How To Guide Reinforcement Guide column reinforcement

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See control flow concrete in action

GCP Applied Technologies

See control flow concrete in action. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 10/18/2018 - 15:13. GCP Applied Technologies. October 18, 2018. Conventional concrete has long been the material of choice for some of the world’s largest building structures.

3D scanning data provides solutions for challenging tilt-up panel casino project

BD+C

Jaynes Corp., a premier general contracting firm with locations in New Mexico and Colorado, eschewed traditional methods and instead used state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology to document the location of rebar in tilt-up panels at the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sandia Casino and Resort. The project included a 28,000-sq-ft, two-story office complex adjacent to the main casino.

5 Tips To Make Your Construction Business More Profitable

cnstrctr

PDF This Article. Construction is a cut-throat industry, and making your construction business more profitable can be a challenge. Making more money isn’t rocket science, by following our five tips you’ll be increasing your profits in no time!

Utilize real-time data to improve project management

Construction Dive

With the connected jobsite slowly becoming the norm, the importance of jobsite automation software continues to rise

Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

FDR Safety

Based upon a communication from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs.

Inspection and Testing of Ready Mix Concrete

The Constructor

Inspection and testing of ready mix concrete is crucial to ensure that all specified conditions meet the acceptable criteria.

Tunnel Boring Machine Reaches Final Destination in Atlanta

PC Construction Blog

There were a lot of cheers in Atlanta yesterday as Driller Mike, the 853,000-pound tunnel boring machine, holed through to its final destination, right on target after five miles of hard rock tunnel boring. All Integrated Delivery Water & Wastewater Treatment

Amazon bound to transform construction by investing in prefab startup

Geniebelt

Amazon announced its decision to invest in Plant Prefab, an innovative startup with a focus on in-factory construction, smart technology, and sustainable building. Plant Prefab is located in California and is originated from LivingHomes, a leader in designing and developing prefabricated homes. The announcement of this game-changing deal comes at a very interesting point for. Future of Construction Amazon modular construction Plant Prefab Standar standardisation

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DebunkTheBIM

For 8 long years, I’ve been writing this blog. While its impact on anyone else has been less than miniscule, the act of writing helped me out of some rough patches. And for the latter, I am thankful. I stumbled into the industry of creating buildings in my early teens.

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OSHA: Design flaws caused Hurricane Irma crane collapses

Construction Dive

The three tower cranes that collapsed last year had jibs that were vulnerable to wind turbulence, according to an agency report, which is prompting manufacturers to re-evaluate their designs

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Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspections

FDR Safety

Based upon a communication from Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently found that OSHA could not expand the scope of an injury-based inspection to a wall-to-wall inspection based on the employer’s OSHA 300 Logs.

Tensile Fabric Structures – Properties, Types and Advantages

The Constructor

Fabric tensile structures are tensile structures in which a membrane is ‘stretched’ to form a three-dimensional surface that can be used. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Structural Design Structural Engineering

4 Surprising Benefits of Industrialized Construction

Construction Business Owner

When many people hear the term prefabrication, they think of uniform, unattractive tract housing—the “little boxes made of ticky-tacky” derided in Malvina Reynolds’ satirical anthem.

Greater Houston: Greater Growth On The Texas Gulf Coast

Business Facilities Blog

Port Houston’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #84) is one of the busiest in the nation. Read: Greater Houston: Greater Growth On The Texas Gulf Coast at BusinessFacilities.com.

3 ways MEP Contractors can reap the benefits of BIM

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Manjusha M Nair.

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7 giant airport projects around the world take flight

Construction Dive

Global airport construction is valued at $737.3 billion as many projects, including some in the U.S., undertake ambitious growth plans to process more passengers and get more planes in the air

The Myths Of Lockout/Tagout – Part 2

FDR Safety

We continue to encounter many mistaken beliefs about OSHA’s regulation CFR,1910.147 , The Control of Hazardous Energy. In this blog, we address the “myths” of Lockout/Tagout using verbatim quotes from OSHA’s Preamble to the regulation ( OSHA text in bold italics ).

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Footing Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) – Estimation of Steel Quantity

The Constructor

Bar bending schedule (BBS) of an concrete footing provides the reinforcement details and the total steel quantity required for the footing. Concrete Technology Foundation Design Bar Bending Schedule Foundation design Isolated Footing

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention Holds First Strategic Planning Session

Constructor Magazine

Alliance recently became classified as a public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3

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Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent

Business Facilities Blog

Leveraging his state’s impressive assets, Gov. John Hickenlooper aims to plant Colorado’s flag on the summit of red-hot growth sectors like cybersecurity and unmanned aerial systems. Read: Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent at BusinessFacilities.com.

Why is the absence of paper so important for paperfreeconstruction?

DebunkTheBIM

Paperfreeconstruction is a goal, an idea, an ideal to work towards, something to believe in. The road to it is via building up paperfreemodules, that are self-contained, autonomous and self-sufficient. Paperfreemodules can be created at any level within the industry.

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5 stadium projects that are knocking construction out of the park

Construction Dive

These projects feature billion-dollar mixed-use developments to keep consumers coming back — and spending money — after game day

The Myths Of Lockout/Tagout – Part 1

FDR Safety

We continue to encounter many mistaken beliefs about OSHA’s regulation CFR,1910.147 , The Control of Hazardous Energy. In this blog, we address the “myths” of Lockout/Tagout using verbatim quotes from OSHA’s Preamble to the regulation ( OSHA text in bold italics ).