December, 2018

2018 CMA STAR Awards – Winners Announced

Construction Marketing Blog

Winners of the 2018 CMA STAR Awards and CONSTRUCTION MARKETER OF THE YEAR Awards are announced by program sponsor, the Construction Marketing Association (CMA). The STAR awards recognize excellence in 16 marketing categories and 80 sub-categories.

4 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions for 2019

Commercial Construction

It has been another successful year for Englewood Construction, and with the calendar flipping over to December we’re excited to see what 2019 will bring. Here are our predictions of the four commercial construction industry trends we expect will shape our work in different sectors – and the construction landscape overall – in the year ahead: Senior Housing Communities Woo Workers with Facility Updates.

Company of the Year: Hoar Construction

Construction Dive

As Hoar nears the $1 billion annual revenue benchmark, its leadership is faced with an excellent dilemma: How do we preserve the culture and core values that have brought us success on this scale

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Tenant’s New Defense to Hazardous Substance Liability

Green Building Law Update

Buried in the omnibus spending bill signed earlier this year were amendments to the Superfund law that for the first time make clear that tenants can qualify as bona fide prospective purchasers, protected from cleanup costs from the presence of hazardous substances on a property.

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

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

Lightweight Concrete Floor Systems- Minimum Thickness, Applications

The Constructor

Lightweight concrete floor systems are constructed for different purposes but the reduction of dead load on the structure is the main motivation. Building Technology Guide Flooring

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PC Construction Recognized with Awards by AGC and ENR

PC Construction Blog

Last night, PC Construction proudly accepted a Best Builders Award for the Ben & Jerry’s Project Extra Chunk expansion in St. Albans, Vermont. The award was presented by the Associated General Contractors of Vermont for. All Awards Manufacturing & Industrial

Can you get ahead of the changes (and help your customers along the way)?

Construction Marketing Ideas

I enjoy Mark Mitchell’s weekly eletter because the advice he imparts goes far beyond the specific niche he effectively serves: building products manufacturers.

How industry drone leaders scaled their programs

Construction Dive

Drone experts at Skanska USA and PCL Construction outline the steps their firms took from early adoption to enterprise expansion

State Not County has Authority to Regulate Solar Farms

Green Building Law Update

At a time when solar panels are de riguere a recent decision by a Maryland appellate court limiting the authority of local governments to regulate the location and specifics of construction of a solar farm has broad implications far beyond this case.

Viscosity Modifying Admixtures (VMAs) in Concrete

The Constructor

Viscosity Modifying admixtures or shortly VMAs are type of admixtures which are used to change the properties such as viscosity, workability, Concrete Admixtures Concrete Admixtures Guide Concrete Technology How To Guide

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

Does your Job Order Contracting Management Software work like this? It may be time to upgrade to a B EST Value solution. Transparently control your JOC Program. Automate repetitive tasks to save time. Robust locally researched unit price book. Independent audit of every project.

The Problem With OSHA Recording Keeping

FDR Safety

OSHA record keeping was introduced in the 1970’s with the goal of creating safer workplaces. While a good and helpful idea, OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates may be too much of a focus for many companies, while off the job injuries often go unaddressed. The cry for leading indicators has been going on for many years but we still benchmark and worry over the OSHA recordable and lost work-day case rates.

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The Effect of Digitalization on Construction

Construction Business Owner

Technologically speaking, the greatest obstacle to success in construction today is the proliferation of the data silo.

ABC: Construction momentum should remain strong in 2019

Construction Dive

Contractors can expect continued industry upticks through next year, but factors like rising material prices and the labor shortage could present some obstacles beyond that

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REHAU Appoints Theo Haast President and Dr. Thomas Troeger CMO of Americas

Contractor Magazine

Former Regional Head Christian Fabian transfers to Group Executive Board in Germany

23 Different Green Building Materials

The Constructor

Knowing Green Building materials is an important step in designing a green building to be more efficient and energy saver. Green Building Materials. Building Building Materials Building Technology Guide Buildings Green Buildings

Can your really differentiate your architectural, engineering or construction business/practice?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Mel Lester in has raised a powerful question in his blog posting: “Is Differentiation Really Worth Pursuing?”

ABC predicts construction sector will remain strong in 2019


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Job Order Contracting

Commitment-based LEAN Construction Delivery enables consistent, on-demand delivery of quality repair, renovation, and new construction projects on-time and on-budget.

Developer of $700M Philadelphia casino project sets 2-year construction timeline

Construction Dive

The Cordish Cos.' ' plan could see the Live! Hotel and Casino in Pennsylvania open for business before the end of 2020

McKesson Moving Global Headquarters To Texas

Business Facilities Blog

Moving its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Las Colinas supports the company’s multi-year strategic growth initiative. Read: McKesson Moving Global Headquarters To Texas at Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Office, IT & Call Centers Texas Workforce Development corporate expansion Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Employment Healthcare Irving LEED McKesson relocation Site Selection WELL Building

How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

The Constructor

A chamfer edge on a concrete is a sloped or angled corner made for improving the aesthetical appearance, safety and easily removal of formwork of. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Technology Formwork/Shuttering How To Guide

Managing transitions (and building for the future)

Construction Marketing Ideas

As I write this on the new version of WordPress, I am thinking about a major business transition/restructuring that the company’s lawyers had suggested a couple of months ago, but I put on hold after receiving initial advice from our accountants.

Details about R-value and U-value of Concrete Slab

Construction Cost Estimating

The conduction of heat regarding the materials utilized in its construction is measured with the thermal conductivity coefficient alias k-value (W/m.K), of the materials used in its construction. It belongs to the rate at which heat moves through a material among points at dissimilar temperatures.

The art and science of drawing: Humanizing the design process with a bit of controlled mayhem


Today’s architects are living in interesting times. Long gone are the days when we had to be experts in drafting by hand; computer-aided design (CAD) software and 3-D modeling tools can generate measured drawings and photorealistic renderings with a keystroke. Is this a good thing? Not always.

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Embrace creative destruction to build better buildings

Construction Dive

The challenges presented by the traditional Design-Bid-Build process has forced project managers to come up with innovative solutions to deliver high-quality projects on time and on budget

Alliance Steel Creating Up To 130 Jobs In Northwest Indiana

Business Facilities Blog

The Illinois-based steel company is investing nearly $20 million to move to Gary, IN. Read: Alliance Steel Creating Up To 130 Jobs In Northwest Indiana at Capital Investment Daily News Featured Indiana Manufacturing Taxes & Incentives Workforce Development Alliance Steel Business Incentives corporate expansion Economic Development Employment Indiana Economic Development Corporation Tax Credits training grants

Brick Basement Wall- Construction Procedure, Practical Consideration

The Constructor

Brick masonry walls are not commonly used as a basement wall but it can be constructed to serve this purpose. Brick basement wall must be built. Brick Masonry Brickwork Building Technology Guide How To Guide Masonry Construction Work Procedures

Best practices and basic principles (construction marketing can be sophisticated but doesn’t need to be rocket science)

Construction Marketing Ideas

There are some simple ground rules for building an effective construction marketing strategy, and they don’t need to involve complex or expensive processes and plans.

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Building Information Model as an effective cost estimating software

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From K. Shakti Prasad.

Addition of ceiling treatments improves acoustics at Temple University School of Architecture


Architecture students at Temple University in Philadelphia recently experienced the difference the addition of acoustical ceiling treatments can make in exposed structure spaces

$136B North Texas transportation plan clears key environmental hurdle

Construction Dive

DOT determined that the Mobility 2045 plan — which is funding rail, bus and highway systems to accommodate an estimated 51% regional population increase — meets federal air quality requirements

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Check-Mate Industries Creating 230 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities Blog

The manufacturer of metal stampings, assemblies, tools and dies will invest $16 million in a new manufacturing plant in Thomasville, GA. . Read: Check-Mate Industries Creating 230 Jobs In Georgia at