February, 2020

5 Tips to Achieving the Best Construction Project Management


Effectively managing today’s construction projects can be a complex, exhaustive process. But it doesn’t have to be. Construction Best Practices

One Trillion Trees

Green Building Law Update

The One Trillion Trees Initiative was launched at the World Economic Forum last month.

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Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

Construction Dive

Proponents of generative design believe that it can streamline the design process and allow contractors to exert influence that is beneficial to a project’s ultimate design

Contour To Add Airline Base At Indianapolis International Airport

Business Facilities

The Tennessee-based regional airline's new nonstop routes will create up to 55 new jobs in central Indiana by the end of 2023. Read: Contour To Add Airline Base At Indianapolis International Airport 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.

Why Your Construction Business Needs You To Say No

Contractor Bookkeeping

Being open to new possibilities is a positive trait shared by most construction company owners —but saying yes to all the people you meet and opportunities that come your way can get you into trouble.

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What is the Get It Right Initiative (GIRI) and Why Does it Matter to Your Business?


The Get It Right Initiative, or GIRI aims to bring contractors together to identify new ways to boost productivity and project quality. Construction Best Practices

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Will Apply Only to Intentional Takes

Green Building Law Update

Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a rule clarifying that the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act only extends to conduct intentionally injuring birds. Conduct that results in the unintentional (incidental) injury or death of migratory birds is not prohibited under the act.

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Skanska-Corman-McLean JV to start $463M Maryland bridge

Construction Dive

Once the design-build bridge and roadway construction is complete, the existing bridge will be demolished and used to create artificial reefs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

2019 State Of The Year: Texas

Business Facilities

Texas wins our top honor for a record fourth time with a bonanza of new investments in projects creating thousands of new jobs in a diverse group of growth sectors throughout the Lone Star State. Read: 2019 State Of The Year: Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Frequency of Earthquakes Worldwide

The Constructor

Frequency of earthquake is how often a given earthquake with certain magnitude occurs. On average, earthquake with magnitude of 2 and smaller, which. Earthquake Engineering Earthquake Earthquake frequency

Six Effective Ways To Save Money As A Construction Business Owner

Contractor Bookkeeping

We are always looking for ways construction contractors like you save time and money. These tips will help you make a noticeable difference to your bottom line. Reduce staff costs. Without a doubt, having someone to help deal with routine tasks can significantly improve productivity.

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Construction Requirements Management

Job Order Contracting

Early and ongoing requirements management is a key focus of any LEAN construction planning, procurement, and project delivery process. It resides as a shared goal and primary component of the 4BT OpenBUILD(TM) Solution.

Low Carbon Concrete for the First Time Required by Law

Green Building Law Update

The negative environmental impact of concrete, the most common man made substance on Earth, has not been meaningfully responded to in 2020. Cement use in concrete is the largest single material source of greenhouse gas emissions in building.

ConTech Conversations: ABC's Mike Bellaman

Construction Dive

The CEO of ABC shares his thoughts on the best practices for most contractors in the goal of implementing a tangible tech solution

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Business Facilities LiveXchange: Will We See You In Charlotte?

Business Facilities

Only 15 spots remain for this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event, April 19-21, 2020 at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte, NC. Read: Business Facilities LiveXchange: Will We See You In Charlotte? at BusinessFacilities.com.

Indian Standard Codes for Brick Work

The Constructor

Indian standard codes for brick work are a list of documents that provide general guidance on brick works. These standard codes ensure high quality. How To Guide IS Codes BRICKWORK INDIAN STANDARDS IS CODE

Brick Masonry | Types of Bricks | Types of Brick Masonry Work


What Is Brick Masonry? It is constructed by placing the bricks in the mortar in an orderly manner to produce solid loads, which withstand excessive loads. There are a number of types of bricks and mortars that can be used to manufacture brick masonry.

Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals

Job Order Contracting

The following is an outline of basic Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals when reviewing a construction cost estimate and conducting a construction cost audit. Construction Cost Audit Fundamentals.

Nonresidential Construction Falls Again in December, Says ABC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

National nonresidential construction spending declined 1.2% in December 2019 but is up 4.4% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, spending totaled $779.6

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Worker killed at $1.5B Amazon airport project in Kentucky

Construction Dive

The worker, 46-year-old Loren Shoemake, was an employee of subcontractor Columbus Steel Erectors

Bronze Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities

BRONZE AWARD Project Title: Uber Technologies General and Administrative Hub Entered By: City of Dallas Office of Economic Development Uber’s selection of the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas for its new U.S.

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Pre-Cast Concrete Walls – Types, Connections, and Advantages

The Constructor

Precast concrete walls are constructed by casting concrete in a reusable wall mold or form which is then cured in a controlled environment, Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology Precast Concrete advantages characterstics of precast Precast Precast Connections types Walls

STEM students tour Korte site to see healthy, safe construction in action

The Korte Company

First- and second-grade students from St. John Neumann Catholic School in Maryville, Illinois toured an active job site to learn about health and safety in construction.

JOC TASK ORDER Process Overview – USACE

Job Order Contracting

The following is a JOC TASK ORDER Process Overview as defined by the USACE. A Job Order Contract involved Projects and/or Task Orders. Each Project requires at least one Task Order.

What Is Pointing | Types of Pointing | Keyed Pointing


What Is Pointing? Pointing is the term given to the “finish” that sits between the bricks or stone used to build your home. Depending on the age of the building, the mortar used to deposit the stone or brick will be made of lime or, more recently, cement.

RLB: Construction costs rise 1.2% in Q4; up 5.2% YOY

Construction Dive

Although it's no surprise that San Francisco leads the way in costs, the city also had the largest increase in year-over-year costs, at almost 7.8

2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities

We received nominations for projects in nearly two dozen states for our 2019 Deal of The Year awards. Our all-star panel of judges has spoken, so it’s time to reveal their picks for our top three prizes (and nine honorable mentions).

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What is Mat Foundation? Functions, Uses, and Construction

The Constructor

A raft or mat foundation is a large rectangular or circular continuous concrete slab that carry the entire loads of structure above and spread it. Concrete Work Procedure Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering How To Guide Work Procedures

Driven by pride and passion

The Korte Company

This isn’t a highlight reel. It’s not a marketing tool. It’s a reminder that construction is a small part of something much bigger. Because what matters more than the work are the stories about why the work matters. View now. Company News

OpenBUILD(TM) LEAN Construction Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery Solution

Job Order Contracting

The early and ongoing integration of People, Process, Information, and Technology can drive optimal repair, renovation, and new construction outcomes. LEAN construction planning, procurement, and project delivery can consistently drive significant improvement over traditional methods.

Eight Years in Prison For Former SNC Construction Executive


cnstrctr insight The SNC Lavalin scandal has touched many people who live in Canada and North America over the last several years. The article in the Global Construction Review summarizes the sentencing issue to SNC Lavalin former head of international construction – Sami Bébawi.

Alaska construction spending to near $7B in 2020

Construction Dive

The state has a lot of construction going on year after year, with 41,300 jobs related to construction in 2018 averaging wages of almost $80,000 a year

Honorable Mention Awards: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities

Our most competitive Deal of the Year competition ever yielded a cornucopia of impressive projects that are bringing a bonanza of new jobs to locations across the U.S. Here’s the cream of the crop. Read: Honorable Mention Awards: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

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