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How Big Data is transforming the construction industry


The reason big data has garnered so much attention in recent years is that it not only is relevant across all industries but its value in terms of application in the digital age is almost limitless. Take the construction industry, for example.

The balancing act: Efficiency and beauty in design and construction


No one sets out to make an ugly building. And yet, this is often the result - a walk of any size in any place shows building after building that did not start where it seems to have ended up.

Where Did All The Landscaping Jobs Go?

Green Industry Professionals

Labor shortage is not uncommon for the landscaping industry and it can have ramifications on the overall U.S. economy

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Happy Anniversary Hard Hat Chat: Celebrating 10 Years of Commercial Construction Trends, News, Insights, and Conversation

Commercial Construction

In 2009, amid the business challenges of the Great Recession, our company made the decision to start a blog as an outlet to share commercial construction trends, insights, news, and observations on a variety of topics.

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

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

Construction Lead Generation – The Definitive Guide

Construction Marketing Blog

The new and improved Construction Lead Generation Guide will share the results of our most recent Lead Generation Survey. Importantly, the guide details the current state of the top two services: Dodge Data & Analytics , and ConstructConnect. Next, the guide identifies several other construction lead sources that tend to specialize in regions, type of construction project or service offerings.

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Returning lawmakers could move on several infrastructure bills, including $287B highway act

Construction Dive

As Congress begins its fall session today, it faces many issues of importance to the industry, such as road construction and replacing military project funds deferred for the wall

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Radon Caused More Than 21,000 Deaths Last Year

Green Building Law Update

Radon causes more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year. Despite that it is totally preventable, radon is the number one lung cancer killer in nonsmokers. Radon is widely described as the primary source of indoor and household air pollution in the U.S.

Digital Mobility: Yellow Light For Driverless Cars

Business Facilities

Connectivity is transforming the automotive industry, but the rush to fully autonomous vehicles has hit a speed bump: robot cars can’t figure out human behavior. Read: Digital Mobility: Yellow Light For Driverless Cars at

Safe Bearing Capacity values of Different Soils

The Constructor

The capacity of the soil to allow the loads coming from the foundation is called bearing capacity of the soil. It is essential to know the bearing. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Soil Engineering bearing capacity Safe Bearing Capacity of Soil

Skanska USA transcends challenges on its largest IPD project

Construction Dive

Without an integrated project delivery approach, the $349 million Inspira Health Hospital project may have fallen off track, says Vice President Rebecca Pizzi


Meet the 40 Under 40 class of 2019


They're the top young leaders of the commercial design and construction industry—40 outstanding individuals who have excelled not only in their chosen fields of work but also in service to their clients, their firms, their professions, and their communities.

Eagle Aviation Technologies Expanding In Virginia

Business Facilities

The composites design and fabrication company will create 75 new jobs at its manufacturing facility in the city of Newport News, VA. Read: Eagle Aviation Technologies Expanding In Virginia at

Technology Matters for Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting

Are you using spreadsheets and file cabinets for managing your Job Order Contract? The simple fact is that technology matters for Job Order Contracting. In fact, technology is a requisite tool to assure maximum productivity, compliance, and more!

New USDOT rules would speed up project permitting

Construction Dive

For a long time, various federal agencies' environmental reviews processes have been siloed, causing a back and forth that results in inevitable delays

Equipment Finance Group Reports Boost in Construction Equipment Financing

Construction Equipment

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has released its 2019 Survey of Equipment Finance Activity reporting overall new business volume grew 4.4 percent in the equipment finance industry in 2018. Also in the report, in 2018: Construction equipment represented 13.9 percent of

Curaçao: A “Cultural Hybrid” For Growth In The Caribbean

Business Facilities

Curaçao is ready to meet your business needs with multicultural talent and a bevy of economic free zones. Read: Curaçao: A “Cultural Hybrid” For Growth In The Caribbean at

Best Value LEAN Job Order Contract

Job Order Contracting

All Job Order Contracts (JOC) are not the same. While JOC is capable of delivering best value repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction projects, few programs are deployed using fundamental LEAN JOC best management practices. Lean JOC.

Denver airport commits to $770M budget and tighter schedule in wake of Great Hall firing

Construction Dive

The owner is taking over the troubled Jeppesen Terminal renovation and looking for new contractors before the current manager's Nov. 12 exit

Designing for the next generation of student life: Part 2


We can all appreciate the incredible potential of the digital age. Technology has put vast amounts of information at our fingertips and helped level the playing field for personal and intellectual investigation. At the same time, the digital world presents many serious challenges for Generation Z.


Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One

Business Facilities

New Mexico, already a thriving location for TV and motion picture production, aims to become the go-to place for video game development. Read: Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One at

Learning in Action at Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Annual Meeting

PC Construction Blog

PC Construction was pleased to sponsor the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Annual Meeting, which winds down today after three days of looking at key issues in Vermont health care. It was great. All Health Care & Life Sciences Our Industry

Manhattan DA busts labor broker for workers' comp fraud

Construction Dive

There are several "easy questions about hiring that any legitimate employer will be able to answer" to avoid the fate of Salvador Almonte Jr., who allegedly cheated his workers out of $1 million in workers' comp insurance premiums, an attorney told Construction Dive

New Jersey Adopts 2018 National Standard Plumbing Code

Contractor Magazine

The NSPC provides the latest information about common materials, fixtures, devices, and equipment systems used or installed in plumbing systems

Lockheed Martin Begins $142M Expansion In Arkansas

Business Facilities

The company has broken ground for its Long Range Fires Production Facility, the first of many expansions at the company's site in Camden that will create 326 jobs. Read: Lockheed Martin Begins $142M Expansion In Arkansas at

Excavation Hazards- Affects and Prevention Measures

The Constructor

Different types of hazards are associated with excavation of soil. for instance, failure of soils at sides of trenches and pits, movement of. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Construction Safety Excavation

Barnard Construction affiliate begins $142M border wall section in Arizona

Construction Dive

The wall replacement project is the second such job being paid for using diverted military funds

Wacker Neuson Revenue Reaches $1.1 Billion

Construction Equipment

Wacker Neuson’s revenue rose 15.2 percent during the first half of 2019, reaching $1.1 billion. According to a press release, revenue in the Americas reached $253.6 million, fueled by the group’s expansion of the North American independent dealer network. Revenue for Europe rose to $764.9 million

Conagra Building New Innovation Center In Chicago

Business Facilities

The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design will be a state-of-the-art snacking innovation center with up to 50 food designers and culinary staff. Read: Conagra Building New Innovation Center In Chicago at

SMPS and SMPS Foundation announce 2019-10 directors

Construction Marketing Ideas

Here are the 2019-2010 directors for the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). They took office on Sept.

How the competitive job market can lead to prompter payments

Construction Dive

Prompt payment has long been a challenge for the construction industry. Complex invoicing and weak payment legislation have made it difficult for subcontractors to receive timely payment from their employers

PMI's Aspiring Leaders’ Program Promotes New Ways of Thinking

Contractor Magazine

Program uses the art of Salvador Dali for lessons on leadership and creativity


Daikin Investing $195M In Alabama

Business Facilities

The company chose to expand and create 20 new jobs at its Decatur, AL fluorochemical plant over locations in Japan and China. Read: Daikin Investing $195M In Alabama at

Free app calculates maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings


A free app that calculates the maximum allowable heights and areas for buildings of various occupancy classifications and types of construction has been released.

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