October, 2020

Supreme Court to decide Climate Change Case

Green Building Law Update

While this week the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett begins in earnest before the Senate Judiciary Committee, last week the U.S. Supreme court granted BP’s petition for a writ of certiorari in BP P.L.C. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore , a much watched climate change case.

How to Drive Accurate and Timely Job Costing

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In 15 minutes, you can learn how meaningful reports can be developed and utilized quickly for accurate job costing. Construction Best Practices

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How to get back to the basics behind the wheel.

FDR Safety

FDRsafety fully supports October as Distracted Driving Awareness month and is invested in creating safer roadways across the world. For a list of outstanding resources on the subject, please visit the National Safety Council’s website. There once was a time when driving was an escape.

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New Electric Transmission Line Will Create 1,000 Jobs In Kansas

Business Facilities

The new 800-mile Grain Belt Express electric transmission line will carry low-cost, Kansas wind energy to consumers across the Midwest, and create nearly 1,000 jobs. Read: New Electric Transmission Line Will Create 1,000 Jobs In Kansas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Concrete Slump Variations at Site: How to Deal with it?

The Constructor

Adjusting the slump of concrete is a part of the concreting process, which the contractors should manage properly and cautiously. The concrete slump. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Properties Concrete Technology How To Guide Tests on Concrete Work Procedures

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2018 IgCC to be Adopted in Baltimore City

Green Building Law Update

This evening an ordinance will be introduced in the Baltimore City Council to adopt the 2018 International Green Construction Code. In the realm of green building this is a big deal.

Viewpoint Voices: A Q&A with Product Marketing Manager Daniel Griffith

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn more about the Viewpoint team by reading our second installment of our Viewpoint Voices blog series. Viewpoint News

OSH Review Commission: Machine Guarding Decision

FDR Safety

The OSH Review Commission issued an employer-friendly machine guarding case decision that is important for employers. The unanimous decision in Aerospace Testing Alliance (Docket No.

Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership

Business Facilities

The Pelican State will be first to equip every community and technical college with Haas 5-axis machining centers. Read: Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership at BusinessFacilities.com.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Everything You Should Know About Cantilever Beams

The Constructor

A cantilever beam is a rigid structural element supported at one end and free at the other, as shown in Figure-1. The cantilever beam can be either. Structural Engineering Structures

Mass Timber Could Rival Steel, Concrete

Construction Equipment

With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry, according to the New York Times. Wood has several advantages over other building materials—including slowing climate change—that are driving

New Green Building Tax Credit is a Progressive Effort

Green Building Law Update

At a time when the building industry is principally concerned with the impact of COVID-19 and the luster is off green building, the Montgomery County Council last Tuesday unanimously approved legislation “to accelerate the construction of highly energy efficient buildings and green retrofitting of existing buildings.”.

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How to Transform Your Construction AP Process

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn how you can make your AP process faster and easier by removing paper processes while turning your AP department into a profit center. Viewpoint Technology

FDRsafety’s Client, National Steel City, LLC Reduced or Eliminated Welding Fume Exposure and Improved Employee Comfort

FDR Safety

The Challenges Employees Face. You are welding on the construction site and the work is rarely (actually, almost never) on a bench with ventilation. The welds must be made at working surface level, in tight spaces and in body positions that are hot and cause you to sweat.

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Staying Safe And Strong In Ohio

Business Facilities

When the Coronavirus arrived in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine was ready. Putting public health first, Ohio quickly established best practices for staying safe and strong, a blueprint for its recovery. Read: Staying Safe And Strong In Ohio at BusinessFacilities.com.

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All You Need to Know About Tuckpointing

The Constructor

Tuckpointing is a mortar joint repair process in masonry construction, which involves the removal of deteriorated mortar joints from the masonry. How To Guide

Proactive Contractors Use Lien Services To Protect Cash Flow

Contractor Bookkeeping

Proactive versus reactive are the two methods of getting something done. I find everyone works in a combination of both, I included. Proactive is scheduling and doing everything ahead of time. Nothing is ever waiting until the last minute.

Difference Between One Way Slab and Two Way Slab

Learn Civil Engineering

The slab is a kind of structural element used to construct flat horizontal surfaces like floors, roofs, decks, ceilings, and other types of structures. It is made up of concrete.

How Technology is Putting the Right Project Management Tools in Contractors’ Hands

Viewpoint Construction Technology

With our ViewpointOne suite of connected software solutions, construction project managers have all the tools they need to get the job done. Viewpoint Technology

10 Best Cement Companies In India 2020

Civil Lead

Best Cement Companies In India Which cement should I use to construct my house? Or which is the best cement. Read more 10 Best Cement Companies In India 2020. Building Material Civil Engineering Civil Engineers Construction

Goya Foods Investing $80M In Texas Expansion

Business Facilities

Latin American food and condiment company Goya Foods will expand manufacturing and distribution capacity at its Brookshire, TX facility. Read: Goya Foods Investing $80M In Texas Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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What are As-Built Drawings and Why are they Important?

The Constructor

An as-built drawing is defined as a drawing created and submitted by a contractor after completing the project. Due to some specific inevitable. Construction Engineering & Management

What Does Your Accounting System Say About Your Construction Business?

Contractor Bookkeeping

How many times a day do you hear from someone saying, “It’s Boring", or "I’m Bored.” It is a red flag that should light up your “Oh Crap” meter. Moreover, more important, whenever an employee says it.

Why the Time is Ripe for Widespread BIM Adoption

Construction Business Owner

Why the Time is Ripe for Widespread BIM Adoption. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 10/01/2020 - 23:10. A study from Dodge Data & Analytics reports significant benefits for contractors of all sizes that are adopting BIM (building information modeling) on their projects

Top 5 Questions from Collaborate, Answered

Viewpoint Construction Technology

You asked. We answered. A look at some of the most commonly asked product and technology questions from thousands of Viewpoint Collaborate attendees. Viewpoint Technology

PC Team Runs Vermont’s Virtual Corporate Cup Challenge

PC Construction

Over the past few weeks, a team of Vermont PC employees participated in the annual Corporate Cup Challenge, an event sponsored by the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. The event brings Vermont.

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Named Flagship Facility For EV Production

Business Facilities

General Motors will invest $2.2 billion to transform its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center into an all-electric vehicle assembly plant, dubbed Factory ZERO. Read: GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Named Flagship Facility For EV Production at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Calculate Load-carrying Capacity of an existing Beam for Repair?

The Constructor

The calculation of the load-carrying capacity of under-designed or deteriorated beams is the first step before conducting any repair or. Structural Engineering Structural Evaluation

Five Practical Ways To Get More Leads For Your Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

It's unexpected these days that people happen to find your business and become a client or customer with no work on your part. Your construction company has to grab people's attention, turn curious visitors into leads, and then convert those leads into sales.

RDO Partners Up to Make Drones Without Chinese Components

Construction Equipment

Though it is probably best known as a John Deere dealer with 75 locations in the U.S. and partnerships overseas, RDO Equipment also has its own technology division, RDO Integrated Controls, which is now marketing an RDO-branded drone. RDO Integrated Controls recently partnered with Vision Aerial in

Benefits of 4BT JOB ORDER CONTRACTING Software and Cost Data

Job Order Contracting

Here are just a few of the many benefits of 4BT JOB ORDER CONTRACTING Software and Cost Data that drive best value JOC Programs for public sector real property owners and their service partners.

Could water-filled windows help buildings save energy?


Created by Dr. Matyas Gutai of Loughborough University, the water-filled glass (WFG) system uses water to heat and cool structures in an attempt to reduce building energy use. WFG utilizes a sheet of water trapped between a panel of glass.