June, 2019

What Happens in Vegas, Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: Retail Construction Trends from ICSC RECon 2019

Commercial Construction

Englewood Construction’s business development team hosted a cocktail party at the Bellagio Resort and Casino during RECon 2019.

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What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate


Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation. For the past nine years we have been bringing construction professionals together in Portland, Ore. to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the construction industry.

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Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

Business Facilities

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life. Read: Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech at BusinessFacilities.com.

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OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

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

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

Maryland Reverting to Certifiable In Lieu of Certified Green Building

Green Building Law Update

In response to an act of the Maryland legislature in 2018, the state is proposing a watershed revamp of its current mandatory green building requirements for new public school buildings. The public is being invited to comment on the proposal.

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The slow story (or when will you finally report on the Best Construction Blog winner)?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Voting for the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition opened in January, and concluded at the end of March. Why then, haven’t I announced the finalists for the judged portion of the competition?

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5 Ways Leading Contractors Keep Their Clients Happy


Improving collaboration between contractors and clients is key to building long-term relationships. Simply getting the job done isn’t enough for today’s leading contractors.

Governor’s Report: Leading By Example In Louisiana

Business Facilities

Under Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana has become a national leader in cyber security and a global leader in water management and coastal restoration. Read: Governor’s Report: Leading By Example In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

More construction firms see the value of lean

Construction Dive

Companies like Skender, Brasfield & Gorrie and Southland Industries are leveraging lean construction practices to save time, money and resources

EPA Cancels Pesticide Registrations to Save the Bees

Green Building Law Update

In a rare move, the EPA issued product cancellation orders for certain pesticides effective May 20, 2019.

12 Basic Components of a Building Structure

The Constructor

The basic components of a building structure are the foundation, floors, walls, beams, columns, roof, stair, etc. These elements serve the purpose of. Building Technology Guide building components Building Construction substructure superstructure

How to Promote Your Business Move

Wolgast Corporation

Businesses move for many reasons - for example to accommodate growth, save money, get closer to consumers, or possibly secure a better value of a new building. Additional perks can also happen when relocating including improving your service and also advancing new growth.

Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth


Viewpoint is a Principal Partner of the CFMA and many CFMA members are also Viewpoint clients. I just returned from my first CFMA ( Construction Financial Management Association ) annual conference and it was a great experience.

Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

Business Facilities

Millions of skilled cybersecurity professionals are needed on the front lines of the global battle with cybercriminals who are causing trillions of dollars worth of damage annually. Read: Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys at BusinessFacilities.com.

Analysts: Infrastructure, modularization, resiliency top industry drivers

Construction Dive

While a recession is likely on the horizon, several segments of the construction industry will experience massive growth in the next few years, say experts from McKinsey and Dodge

11 trends in senior living


Enter The Carillon at Belleview Station from the streets of Denver’s bustling Tech Center District, and your first impression is of a residence that is contemporary, sleek, and upscale.

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What is Cross Wall Construction? Features and Benefits

The Constructor

Cross wall construction is a building construction technique in which the precast load-bearing walls are placed perpendicular to the lateral axis of. Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Building Construction cross wall construction precast load bearing wall structure

17 Types of Cement, Properties and Uses in Construction

Construction Test

Here we described total 17 types of cement , properties and uses in construction. Each type of cement has different properties , use for concrete with any grade of concrete and its chemical composition. 17 Types of Cement. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC).

The Role of Construction Software Technology in Mitigating Risk


Conflicts and other project risks can delay work and negatively impact bottom lines. If you do a little digging, you may notice that many industries utilise development and maintenance processes that are often repetitive and standardised across the scope of their operations. This may work for them.

Global Investment: Destinations Of Choice

Business Facilities

Attracting foreign direct investment has become a top priority for economic development organizations seeking to leverage the status of the U.S. as the top global destination for FDI. Read: Global Investment: Destinations Of Choice at BusinessFacilities.com.

Experts to AEC firms: stop ignoring cybercrime vulnerabilities

Construction Dive

Although the industry is at high risk for hacking and the average data breach costs $3.8 million, most contractors aren’t prepared, say presenters at this week's ENR FutureTech conference

What Tech Can Do to Reduce Risk on Construction Sites

Construction Business Owner

Learn from data in Dodge Data & Analytics and Triax Technologies' SmartMarket report, Using Technology to Improve Risk Management in Construction SmartMarket Insight, about how you can mitigate risk on your project sites through the use of tech, such as wearables, VR and AR, and robotics

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What are the Bases of Plastic Analysis of Beams and Portal Frames?

The Constructor

Plastic analysis is the method through which the actual failure load of a structure is calculated. This failure load can be significantly greater. Structural Design Structural Engineering Continuous beams Design Plastic Design Plastic Hinge Mechanism Portal Frame Structural

Becoming the Internet of Things

Contractor Magazine

Most of what we do not know revolves around our evolving new identities as walking and talking IoT


Monthly Windows Patching + Software Release


Sunday 16th June 2019: Patching 6am-12pm AEST + Next Jobpac Connect software release 7pm-10pm AEST. Monthly updates will be carried out on all Windows servers to improve stability and security. Release notes are available via: [link]. Software Jobpac Enhancements

Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The food manufacturer’s expansion of its Putnam County, WV manufacturing plant will create 20 new jobs and add a new product production line. Read: Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse on engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

Understanding LEED for green metal buildings


Designing and constructing sustainable buildings has become a mainstream expectation of most building owners. Whether for reduced energy costs, higher returns on investment, or as an organizational philosophy, “green” building solutions are in demand.

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9 Types of Defects Observed in Plastering

The Constructor

Different types of defects occur in plastering such as blistering, cracks, efflorescence, flaking, peeling, popping, softness and uneven surfaces. Building Technology Guide


About strategic alliances: How they can help your business succeed?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday afternoon, I had a key conversation with the leader of our strategic alliance partner Databid.com. We worked on some methodologies to keep our name in front of clients and (notably) develop a follow-up marketing strategy for the key prospects for Ontario Construction News.


Solving the Construction Riddle

Job Order Contracting

Increasing repair, renovation, and construction productivity begins with maximizing knowledge, understanding, communication, and collaboration.

Logistics & Distribution: Delivering The Goods In A Real-Time Economy

Business Facilities

Efficiency, optimization and speed have always been top priorities in logistics and transportation. Today, as digital transformations are ushering in the next revolution of industry, known as Industry 4.0, these priorities are even more crucial.

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Top construction tech events for the second half of 2019

Construction Dive

Although the year is almost halfway over, the tech-related learning events don't stop. Check out our list of some of the best