January, 2018

What to Do When LOTO is Not Feasible

FDR Safety

I’m finding clients who have excellent lockout/tagout programs but who have not taken the necessary step of identifying tasks where LOTO is not feasible. When you ask the right questions, you will typically find some number of service and maintenance tasks where the task must be done with power. These are tasks that call for further analysis and action.

Amazon unveils top 20 contenders for HQ2

Construction Dive

Let the jockeying begin: Amazon will make a final decision this year after a deeper dive into each city's potential


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How to Choose Type of Pile Foundation for Construction?

The Constructor

How to choose type of pile foundation? The types of pile along with their advantages and disadvantages and applications can be used to guide designer. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Foundation Pile Foundation

How Will Prefabricated Construction & 3D Printing Build Construction's Future?


While software reshapes construction's digital landscape, there are two technologies poised to reshape the industry's physical landscape: prefabricated construction and 3D printing. Prefab construction is a process modeled off modern manufacturing best practices.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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5 ways to leverage UDL for student inclusivity

BIM & Beam

In recent years, general education teachers have joined special education teachers in emphasizing the need for inclusivity in the classroom. By creating inclusive classrooms, educators aim to foster learning environments that are equitable and nurturing to every student.

Sports venue construction spending expected to jump in 2019

Construction Dive

The upward trend in spending should follow a temporary drop in sports venue outlays this year

Structural Systems for Construction of Multistory Building

The Constructor

There different types of structural systems which are used in the construction of multistory buildings. These systems for multi storey buildings can. Structural Design Structural Engineering Earthquake Structural

2018 will be a Year for New Green Building Standards, Codes and Rating Systems

Green Building Law Update

2018 will be a watershed year in the course of green building standards, codes and rating systems. There has been no other single calendar year that has seen the breadth of substantive change that is before us. In 2018 there will be new versions of LEED, ASHARE 189.1, IgCC, ICC 700, Green Globes and.

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

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

Insurance firm and two senior figures handed record data breach fines

Green Industry Professionals

Fines totalling more than £150,000 handed down over use of private detectives to illegally obtain private banking records An insurance firm and two senior figures connected with the company have been given record fines for using private detectives to illegally obtain the private banking records of a businessman they were investigating.

Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities Blog

The $10.7-billion LCD panel production facility is expected to bring a bonanza of 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin. Read: Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

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ENR's Top 25 Newsmakers of 2017 Raised the Bar

ENR Construction

To select the next class of ENR Newsmakers, our editors searched the magazine’s web and print pages for individuals who had served the “best interests of the construction industry and the public” in 2017

Beleaguered $2B Seattle tunnel may see fall opening

Construction Dive

The eventual replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct is still years behind schedule, but months ahead of officials' most recent projection of 2019

In an Amazing Move, McDonald's Just Launched a New Burger That May Totally Change How You Think About McDonald's


Concrete Cover Specifications for Reinforcement in Different Codes

The Constructor

Concrete cover is assumed to be the first measure considered to prevent influences of aggressive elements on the reinforcement steel bars. That is. Concrete Concrete Properties

At the ready: spec suites make hard-to-rent office space more attractive


The office vacancy rate in the U.S., which stood at 12.9% in the fourth quarter of 2017, is expected to decline to around 12% over the next two years.

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Jerry Rollen appointed Director of Pre-Construction and Design-Build at CES, Inc.

Constructor Magazine

Jerry Rollen was appointed Director of Pre-Construction and Design-Build at Orlando-based Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc

South Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2017 State Of The Year

Business Facilities Blog

The Palmetto State takes BF's top honor by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors. Read: South Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2017 State Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

3 Tips for Marketers in a Post-Net Neutrality World


Viewpoint: Successful Employee Recruiting Requires a Multifaceted Strategy

ENR Construction

The construction industry needs to make a long-term commitment to solving workforce shortages and improving its recruiting practices

Schedules and payments dominate subcontractor challenges

Construction Dive

General contractors and subs need to be on the same page about these issues in order for the project to be done right and profitable

How Artificial Intelligence Can Redefine Your Way of Doing Business

Construction Business Owner

Imagine a jobsite tool that only improves with time. Imagine a tool that records each and every change order, every bit of rework and every safety incident. Not only does that tool record it, but it also files it away for future projects.

‘The Quarter’ is transforming a thriving urban neighborhood in Cleveland


Old is new again. Neglected urban centers are getting a second chance, and Ohio City is a prime example. The Cleveland, Ohio neighborhood is undergoing rapid revival, adding retail, restaurants and residences to the area

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How LaFleur Uses Bonusly to Turbocharge Praise

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Danforth Co. wraps up huge medical facility job

Constructor Magazine

A seven-story atrium, 650,000 square feet of classrooms and labs, and a whopping $375 million budget: The University at Buffalo’s new Jacobs School of Medicine facility has been a lofty project, to say the least

Booz Allen Hamilton Relocating Offices To Bethesda

Business Facilities Blog

The global technology consulting and engineering firm will retain about 750 employees with help from the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund. Read: Booz Allen Hamilton Relocating Offices To Bethesda at BusinessFacilities.com.

Exec Turns Unknowns to Action to Speed Rebuild of Damaged Span

ENR Construction

As darkness fell on fire-damaged I-85 in downtown Atlanta last April, uncertainty was as pervasive as the smoke and rubble

Trimble exec: BIM, constructible data will transform industry

Construction Dive

Software maker Trimble is teaming up with Dutch construction company VolkerWessels to hone BIM capabilities and better leverage project data

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

3 Steps For Construction Companies To Manage Tech Disruption

Construction Business Owner

The construction industry is at the start of a disruptive but exciting technological revolution, from using building information modeling software to create projects digitally before the first brick is laid, to using drones to survey jobsites.

Shape shifters: Kinetic architecture allows buildings to perform beyond their intended purpose


Energy efficiency funds education

Constructor Magazine

A Pennsylvania school district uses the savings from an energy performance contract to upgrade educational opportunities for its students