November, 2017

Total Synergy targets AEC designers

Extranet Evolution

Australia’s Total Synergy provides a SaaS-based practice management toolset aimed at architects, engineers and other small AEC design firms, and is going global.

Komatsu's new wheeled 13-tonner

Digger Blog

Dealer Marubeni-Komatsu describes the new Komatsu PW118MR‐11 as “a quick and precise tight-tail” wheeled midi excavator. Dealer Marubeni-Komatsu describes the new Komatsu PW118MR‐11 as “a quick and precise tight-tail” wheeled midi excavator.

Two Secrets about Revit Schedules, Closed Worksets, and Highlight in Model

What Revit Wants

When working with a large project, you may often close all or most Worksets for performance reasons. Secret #1. Did you know that objects still show in Schedules when the Workset is closed ? And even if the Visible in all views checkbox is unticked?

PC’s Joe Daigneault Recognized as 2017 Rising Star

PC Construction Blog

Last night PC Construction celebrated the achievements of Chief Estimator Joe Daigneault. Surrounded by his co-workers and friends, Joe was recognized as a 2017 Vermont Business Magazine ‘Rising Star.’ This recognition is bestowed on Vermont. All Our Crew

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Aconex promotes from within

Extranet Evolution

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology vendor Aconex has announced the promotion of two employees to its executive team. Tim Olshansky has been appointed chief technology officer. He was most recently head of engineering, Americas, at Aconex.

Future-proofing higher education: Understanding generation Z


At Perkins+Will, our learning environments strive to transcend generations and generational trends. And, as a means of future-proofing our higher education buildings and spaces, we attempt to anticipate the needs of today’s emerging student body—currently, Gen Z.

Moving Mountains at the Calaveras Dam Replacement

ENR Construction

Replacement dam near Calaveras Fault strengthens San Francisco’s water-supply system

Project Update: University of Vermont STEM Complex

PC Construction Blog

The PC Construction team recently wrapped up the demolition of the Cook Physical Science Building on the University of Vermont campus, a critical phase of the new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Complex project. All Education & Campus Projects

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

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

Common Sources of Errors in Structural Design

The Constructor

There are several sources of errors in structural design and drawings. It is important to specify and explain these sources to avoid such mistakes in. Structural Design Structural Detailing Structural Engineering Structural

ASTM aims to reduce contamination and costs in plastic pipe production

Constructor Magazine

A proposed ASTM International standard aims to use best practices to prevent contamination in manufacturing polyethylene pipe and fittings

Steve Spark expands on Viewpoint results

Extranet Evolution

On 19 October, I interviewed Viewpoint’s Steve Spark about the SaaS vendor’s 2016 results and about prospects for 2017. At Digital Construction Week in London last month, I conducted a short video interview with Steve Spark, commercial director of Viewpoint’s EMEA business.

6 noteworthy multifamily developments: artists housing, tech lofts, resort-style senior living



Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

Rebar-Tying Robot Debuts on Pennsylvania Bridge

ENR Construction

On a Pennsylvania bridge last month, a prototype robot tied more than 24,000 rebar intersections at a rate of 5.5 seconds each

Florida Invests Record $10.8 Billion in Infrastructure

Construction Equipment

Florida Governor Rick Scott presented the state's FY 2018-2019 transportation budget yesterday, saying, "Transportation infrastructure plays an important role in helping support our booming economy, growing population and record numbers of visitors.

How to Design Economical Foundations and Prevent Construction Issues at Site?

The Constructor

There are various considerations for design of economical foundations and practical construction issues to prevent problems in future and make the. Foundation Design Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering Foundation Structural Structural Design

How Do I Increase My Chances of Getting Published?


Proactive marketing and communications can be a tough concept to grasp at times. Beyond having a nice website and responding to RFPs, what other outreach is your firm actually supposed to be doing? One thing that everyone understands though, is getting published.

House Committee Approves Mandatory E-Verify

Green Industry Professionals

E-Verify checks the social security numbers of newly hired employees against records to confirm work eligibility

U.S. construction starts had three consecutive quarters of positive growth in 2017


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'Go Build' Campaign to Launch National Website

ENR Construction

State-level image-building successes lead program proponents to roll out an expanded web platform next month


Deere Opens Regional Parts Distribution Center in Miami

Construction Equipment

The new John Deere Worldwide Parts Services Regional Distribution Center (RDC) is officially open in south Florida. The 115,000 square foot facility in Miami will serve all Latin America countries, except Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, which currently have in-country RDC locations.

What Factors Causes Failure of Concrete Structures?

The Constructor

Different factors cause failure of concrete structure such as errors from design to construction to occupancy. Main causes of failure of concrete. Concrete Technology Guide For CIvil Engineer Structures Concrete Structures Concrete Technology failure of concrete structure

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Timeline of smart building automation evolution

Constructor Magazine

I created this Timeline of Smart Building Automation Evolution, with over a hundred events linking thousands of industry articles and events depicting our history its (sometimes) painfully slow evolution.

Biggest Construction Companies in the World 2017


We brought you the biggest construction companies in Europe and the US, and now we give you the biggest in the world. We made an illustration below of the biggest companies in each continent. Check it out and see if you recognize any of them. With this, we give you.

Austin’s first indoor shopping mall becomes Austin Community College’s new digital media center


The first indoor shopping mall in Austin, Texas is currently undergoing a major renovation to become Austin Community College’s new digital media center.

How Todays' Workforce Trends Will Impact Your Company for Decades

ENR Construction

Some of these workforce trends are highly disruptive to our companies – or will be soon – and thus have a major impact on our firms’ marketing programs


NASA Opens $2 Million 3rd Phase of 3D-Printed Habitat Competition

Construction Equipment

This morning at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, NASA announced the opening of the third phase of Centennial Challenge to develop a habitat on Mars. Bradley University has partnered with sponsors Caterpillar Inc., Bechtel and Brick & Mortar Ventures to run the competition

Types of Construction Loads on Composite Slabs and Calculation

The Constructor

Composite slab is one of the most important of floor system that is used in the construction of multistory steel structures. Different types of loads. Slab Design Structural Engineering Slab design Slabs Structural Structural Design

F.W. Webb adds another New York location after business acquisition

Constructor Magazine

Webb Company is adding another location in New York with today’s acquisition of Harbor Plumbing & Heating Supply in Mamaroneck

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Business Facilities Blog

By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2017 Issue. BF: Braidy Industries announced earlier this year that it will build a $1.3-billion aluminum rolling mill in Greenup County, creating 550 jobs.

No place like home: LA’s The Six provides permanent supportive housing for veterans


For the homeless, the experience of obtaining social services, whether in a soup kitchen, shelter, or free clinic, often means having to encounter institutional buildings marked by dingy walls, stained floors, and annoying fluorescent lights. .