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Accelerating the Construction Billing Chain


How modern technology is helping contractors finally get ahead of lagging billing and payment cycles. Construction Best Practices

Prepping For Reentry: 8 Facility Maintenance Steps For Reopening Commercial Properties

Commercial Construction

A version of this post was published in Illinois Real Estate Journal as a bylined article from Englewood Construction.

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The Dotted Line: How will clients approach contracts post-pandemic?

Construction Dive

Owners will likely demand more flexibility in future construction contracts so they can easily suspend or stop projects, as well as mitigate their risk

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COVID 19 Commercial Building Liability

Green Building Law Update

With all 50 states now in some stage of reopening from coronavirus pandemic closures, many commercial real estate owners are questioning if they can be liable for damages when someone, whether an employee of the business tenant or someone else, claims to have contracted COVID-19 at their building.

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.

Dan Scott, conductor of the orchestra

The Korte Company

Dan Scott is the sort of retiree whose resting state might be more active than men half his age. He’s 66, but that’s just a number. The arbors, trellises and that custom platform supporting 19-foot-tall cherry tomato plants are a testament to a man who never really quit work.

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Coronavirus has affected construction the most in these 10 states

Construction Dive

More than any others, these states are dealing with historic levels of construction unemployment, a decline in jobsite activity and government shutdowns

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How does a Steel Structure Fail? [PDF]

The Constructor

Steel is one of the popular construction materials next to concrete in the construction industry. The high strength and ductility are the primary. Steel Structures Structural Engineering

Specific Gravity and Water Absorption Test of Coarse Aggregate


The post Specific Gravity and Water Absorption Test of Coarse Aggregate appeared first on Civiconcepts. AGGREGATE PRACTICALS CIVIL ENGG.


Mortgage Demand Spikes in April, Signaling Unexpectedly Quick Recovery

Pro Builder

Mortgage Demand Spikes in April, Signaling Unexpectedly Quick Recovery. acebulski. Wed, 05/27/2020 - 10:12. There is a heat wave coming, but we’re not talking about the upcoming weather.

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

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

Emerging from the pandemic: The new tech and innovations for public works construction

Construction Dive

Explore technologies and innovations public contractors need in today’s new world of construction

How will COVID-19 affect the Construction Sector? [PDF]

The Constructor

The coronavirus pandemic has created turmoil in the construction sector. Once back on track after the lockdown, the government will have to take some. Construction Engineering & Management

Flakiness and Elongation Index TEST of Coarse Aggregate


The post Flakiness and Elongation Index TEST of Coarse Aggregate appeared first on Civiconcepts. AGGREGATE PRACTICALS CIVIL ENGG.


Miracle in Kazakhstan: Creating a Lean Culture in 18 Months

Lean Construction

It is hard to believe that I am on my fifth book "Miracle in Kazakhstan." In January 2015, I accepted an invitation to come to Kazakhstan’s largest construction company - BI Group - to speak about “2 Second Lean”.

Allegiant stops work on $1B Florida resort due to coronavirus

Construction Dive

The effects of COVID-19 are being felt on many tourism-related projects in the Sunshine State, including at Disney parks, airports and cruise terminals

How does a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Work? [PDF]

The Constructor

A Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) is a non-destructive technique used for investigating the characteristics of the subsurface. It is a real-time NDT. How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests


What the Right Network & Connectivity Can Do For Your Jobsite

Construction Business Owner

What the Right Network & Connectivity Can Do For Your Jobsite. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 05/26/2020 - 12:02. Find out how using IoT and construction wearables in your workforce will improve collaboration and safety on your projects

Building in Cloud – Collaborative Construction and FM Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery

Job Order Contracting

Collaborative Construction and FM Technology.

3 approaches to contact tracing for the jobsite and office

Construction Dive

Technology companies have created solutions to help facilitate safer work environments, but privacy issues remain about how contractors can gather workers' health data

Properties of Materials for Underwater Concreting

The Constructor

Concrete mix design for underwater concreting requires the selection of suitable materials and proportioning to produce concrete to meet the.

Are You Curious to Learn Lean?

Lean Construction

The construction industry is an interesting animal. I say that, not just as an observer, but as someone who has been involved with construction my entire life

How to Keep House Cool in Summer Naturally (12Tips)


The post How to Keep House Cool in Summer Naturally (12Tips) appeared first on Civiconcepts.

What does Maryland's Purple Line project team breakup mean for P3s?

Construction Dive

Although one of the country's most-watched public-private partnerships has stalled, the delivery method has advantages for many large civil projects, experts say

How to Perform Electric Arc Welding in Steel Structures? [PDF]

The Constructor

The electric arc welding process uses an electric arc to generate heat to melt the parent material and the filler material (electrode) to form a. How To Guide Steel Structures Work Procedures

The Step We Often Overlook When Implementing The Last Planner System

Lean Construction

As a superintendent, I take pride in the fact that projects I am part of finish on time. I take pride in a safe job site. I take pride in a clean job site. I was brought up in the industry to put work in place and not lose money doing it

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Federal Public Sector Lacks efficient Facilities Planning, Design, Procurement, and Project Delivery capability

Job Order Contracting

Early planning, design, and procurement stages influence cost, timing, quality, and overall repair, renovation, maintenance and new builds, and are critical to achieving optimal outcomes.

Data analytics facilitates more accurate project costs, schedules

Construction Dive

Construction has lagged in data collection, but experts emphasize its value during the pandemic and beyond and how construction firms can take advantage of others’ mistakes

What is the difference between Gray Water and Black Water in Sewers?

The Constructor

What is the difference between gray water and black water in sewage? How can we differentiate between them in a sewer? The post What is the

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Keys and Tips to Implement the 5S Methodology

Lean Construction

The 5S methodology was born at Toyota in the 60s under an industrial environment to achieve better organized, tidier, and cleaner workplaces to increase productivity and to obtain a better working environment.

First Piece of Keystone Pipeline Finished

Construction Equipment

A Canadian company, TC Energy, has built the first piece of the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline across the U.S. border. However, it has not resolved a courtroom setback that will make it hard to finish the $8 billion project. The 1,200-mile pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska was stalled for

Crane camera software firm receives $7.75M in funding

Construction Dive

The infusion will allow Quartz Systems, which works with contractors including DPR and PLC, to expand its sales throughout the United States

Explain the Procedure for the Determination of Setting Time of Concrete?

The Constructor

Explain the procedure for the determination of setting time of concrete? What is the importance of this test ? The post Explain the Procedure

How 4D scheduling creates synergies between BIM and Lean

Lean Construction

With new tools come new methods. There are numerous examples of this when it comes to Lean Construction and BIM, where new BIM tools require new processes that very often encompass several lean principles