April, 2018

Safety Culture Exercise: Improving Attitudes Towards Safety

FDR Safety

Creating an effective Safety Culture is something we at FDRsafety preach daily to our clients, partners, friends, and family.

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The Carpenter Contractor Trust An Introduction

Construction Marketing Blog

It’s all marketing. Well, it isn’t, exactly. But the reason we hear that cliché so frequently is that it carries with it a ring of truth that resonates within all of us. The Carpenter Contractor Trust (www.CCTNetwork.org), or simply “The CCT,” is a labor management trust formed in 2001.

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ASA Event in Naples

Collaborative Construction

During the first week of April I presented in Naples, Florida to Southwest Chapter of the American Subcontractor's Association.

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How key performance indicators reduce schedule and budget overruns

Construction Dive

Clear measurements will determine how a project is progressing and allow for cost-saving efficiency improvements along the way

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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Two Tips For A Safer Project

FDR Safety

The United States is and has always been one of the fastest growing nations in the world. Not only are we constantly building, we are doing so at a rapid pace and massive scale.

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Methods to Check Verticality of Structure during Building Construction

The Constructor

Checking verticality works would encounter during building construction at several stages such as during installing vertical formworks of columns and. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

The Closing Experience Podcast

Collaborative Construction

During the first week of April I presented at two events in Florida. The first event was hosted by Cottrell Title out of Naples and focused on the potential transfer of title to real property on the blockchain. Sponsored by Cottrell Title, the event was held Tuesday April 3, at the Naples Area Board of Realtors facility. On Monday, the day before the event, James P. Schlimmer, the managing partner at Cottrell Title invited me to discuss blockchain on Cottrell Title's Closing Experience Podcast.

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Clark County approves $750M bond sale for $2B Las Vegas Raiders stadium

Construction Dive

Officials said the bonds for the stadium, being constructed by Mortenson Construction and McCarthy Building, should be ready to sell by next month

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

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

Top Utilities: Powering Growth

Business Facilities Blog

Our Editor’s Choice selections for Top Utilities include the leaders who are upgrading their grids, diversifying their energy sources and doing what it takes to power economic development. Read: Top Utilities: Powering Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Green Globes 01-201X about to be Green Lighted

Green Building Law Update

There is an electric charge running through the green building industrial complex with the announcement last week that “Green Building Initiative Launches New Green Globes Pilot Program.” And while the breadth of the pilots among building type and geographic location is impressive, the press release buried the lede.

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OSHA’s Repeat Violation Policy: How To Prepare.

FDR Safety

EHS Today : “A recent court decision extending the time limitation for OSHA to assess repeat violations has upped the ante for employers who until now chose not to contest more routine violations because of the cost of defending them.

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Here is why Autodesk’s monopoly over the Global AEC is not good, not even for Autodesk:


The fact, that Autodesk rules over the Global AEC is not new, it has been in the making for several decades. It started off with CAD, then, when BIM was getting strong enough to stay – it extended over almost anything to do with Construction Information Management.

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

Inspection Checklists for Construction of Urban Stormwater System

The Constructor

Checks that need to be carried at different stages of urban stormwater system construction includes checklist for excavation, trenching, pipes before. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

These bricks could be a game-changer for insulation

Construction Dive

Filled with aerogel, which also is used in NASA spacesuits, the walls conduct heat up to eight times better compared to a standard masonry wall


Autodesk opens its Forge platform, encouraging more suppliers to build onto it


This month, Autodesk will be rolling out its next generation of BIM 360 products that will include BIM 360 Design and BIM 360 Build modules ( [link] ), making this suite the industry's first unified design-construction platform.

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Locals Laws Stop the Setting Sun on Solar Installations

Green Building Law Update

Two bills pending in the Montgomery County Council aim to increase the use of renewable energy in the suburban Maryland County. At a time when the number of households installing solar panels on their roofs declined last year, the first annual decline since 2000, and a decline by more than 15% when compared with the year before, following 5 years of growth that averaged nearly 50% a year, many believe that the growth of onsite renewable energy is not sustainable in the current environment.

AGC of Maine Bestows Highest Honor on The Hiawatha Project

PC Construction Blog

PC Construction was one of only five contractors statewide to be honored with a 2018 Build Maine Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine. The award in the Building Division category recognized PC’s. All Awards Commercial Projects

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ENR Selects Innovation Champion Ron Klemencic as 2018 Award of Excellence Winner

ENR Construction

Structural innovator calls on industry leaders to create a funding collective for public-domain research to speed advancement in the built environment

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

Business Facilities Blog

FCA will modernize its Warren Truck Assembly to produce Ram Heavy Duty trucks, relocating truck production from Mexico and adding 2,500 new jobs. Read: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan at BusinessFacilities.com.

What to expect from the fallout following a catastrophic jobsite incident

Construction Dive

Structural failures and other jobsite disasters can lead to financial and legal problems — as well as damage to the contractor's reputation

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Landscaping Projects Make Backyards the Life of the Party

Green Industry Professionals

More than 51 percent of homeowners spend more time entertaining outside after completing landscaping projects


5 Reasons You’ll Want to Install the New Rinnai® Sensei™ Tankless Water Heater

Constructor Magazine

Improved installation, serviceability and performance enhancements are all features of Rinnai’s latest product offering. Find out why installing a new tankless water heater benefits you and your customers

Recommendations for Good Brick Masonry Construction Practices

The Constructor

Several recommendations for good site brick masonry construction includes practices for accuracy and tolerances, appearance, durability, structural. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide Buildings

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Don't Let Technology Obscure the Real Heart of the Construction Process

ENR Construction

A foundation is not built in SketchUp, but in the hard and weathered dirt by hard and weathered men and women

Connors Elementary School Building Tops Out

PC Construction Blog

An April snow squall couldn’t deter PC Construction’s project team from “topping out” the Robert V. Connors Elementary School in Lewiston, Maine by placing the building’s final piece of steel. The beam – which had. All Education & Campus Projects

FMI: Construction spending will increase 7% in 2018

Construction Dive

The management and investment consultancy expects the office sector to lead nonresidential construction spending

Tech Report 5.0: AI Arrives


Using artificial intelligence (AI) to apply machine learning to planning and constructing buildings is still a theoretical proposition for many AEC firms. But in recent years, as data storage and computational power have expanded, more firms are willing to engage AI as a practical analytics tool.

Shortage of Foreign Seasonal Labor Hurting Local Landscapers

Green Industry Professionals

With the shortage of H-2B workers, landscaping companies struggle to find employees for their workforce


Embedments in Concrete and When it is Used in Reinforced Concrete

The Constructor

What are embedments in concrete? Embedments are any items for instance pipes, ducts, sleeves, and conduits placed in concrete elements for different. Concrete Concrete Technology

The four pillars of collaboration in the construction industry


‘We need to change the way we collaborate and communicate in construction. The first thing you do when you get together to build something is to sign a contract about how you are gonna solve things when you go to court. That’s the challenge this industry is facing.’ Mistrust and.