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USGBC Wants You to Comment on the Next Version of LEED

Green Building Law Update

The U. Green Building Council is looking for the future of LEED and has officially opened a call for feedback and ideas for the next version of LEED. This is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to influence the next version of the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

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Love’s Investing $8.8M In New Tennessee Facility

Business Facilities

The 200,000-square-foot tire retread and distribution facility in Milan will be largest of its kind for Love’s, and will create up to 80 jobs. Read: Love’s Investing $8.8M In New Tennessee Facility at

What is Scaffolding? Its Types, Parts Used in Construction.


What is Scaffolding? While the term formwork is generally used for all temporary works for holding concrete, etc. The term scaffolding is generally used for the temporary structure used to. Read more What is Scaffolding? Its Types, Parts Used in Construction. The post What is Scaffolding?

Credentials: why do they matter?

Construction Dive

Credentials are a vital piece of our workforce development system and offer a path to a successful and lucrative career


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

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

Penetration Resistance Test on Hardened Concrete- Purpose and Applicability

The Constructor

Penetration resistance tests on concrete offers a means of determining relative strengths of concrete in the same structure or different. Concrete Technology How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests GE Lab Tests

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Arkansas: Job Creation Is Blossoming In The Natural State

Business Facilities

April was a banner month for economic development in Arkansas, with a haul of more than $200 million in investment and more than 900 new jobs. Read: Arkansas: Job Creation Is Blossoming In The Natural State at

Chevron Phillips, Qatar Petroleum plan $8B US plant

Construction Dive

The companies will select engineering, procurement and construction contractors in 2021 for the plant, which will be located along the Gulf Coast

Determination of Water Content of Soil By Torsion Balance Method

The Constructor

Torsion balance method is one of the methods that determine the water content of the soil rapidly. The method employs an infrared lamp and torsion.

Guidelines for making perfect structural design

Construction Cost Estimating

Marijuana Regulation at Work: Your Responsibilities

Safety Services Company

Marijuana Regulation at Work. Understandably, marijuana regulation at work has been a topic of much discussion in the media and at the state and federal regulatory levels over the past few years.

More FIU bridge contractors settle collapse lawsuits

Construction Dive

This latest settlement will add to the $42 million already set aside for the families of victims and the survivors of the 2018 bridge collapse in Miami

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40 Seminar/ Project Topics in Structural Engineering

The Constructor

The specification of final year project topics may have main influence on the future job or carrier of students. So, it is crucial to select apt. Construction Project Project Topics

What Luxury Homes will look like for Millennials

BRIKS Design-Build Group

What will luxury homes look like for Millennials? For the future generation of homeowners, sustainable luxury, innovation, and energetic design will be the new signal of affluence. That doesn’t mean that there won’t still be incredible class, timelessness, and luxury involved in the design process.

Common thumb rules for civil engineering works

Construction Cost Estimating

Thumb Rules is very important for any civil engineer, Site engineer or civil supervisor to obtain instant decisions on the construction site. By applying thumb, the engineers can get the solution with a simple mathematical formula and take proper decisions wherever required.

Steven Holl Architects and Architecture Acts to design Ostrava Concert Hall in the Czech Republic


A new 1,300 seat concert hall is set for construction in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Steven Holl Architects and Architecture Acts won an international competition to design the project

5 Types of Tapes Used in Surveying

The Constructor

Tapes are used in surveying to take liner measurements. They are available in different lengths and of different materials. 5 common types of tapes. Surveying Cloth tape invar tape Land Survey linen tape metallic tape steel tape synthetic tape woven tape

5 New Trends for the Hottest Kitchen Designs

BRIKS Design-Build Group

Each year, the hottest kitchen design trends make headlines, and this summer is no different.

It’s a Trap! Why Online Booking Isn’t Really What Your Customers (or you) Want!

Contractor Magazine

Register today for this Interactive Learning Video, sponsored by Pointman and part of the Contracting Technology Bootcamp

Can a kids’ healthcare space teach, entertain, and heal?


Sometimes a building isn’t just a building. Occasionally, a building invites you to interact with it, injecting a moment of levity in your visit to a museum, gym, school, office, or hospital. And who appreciates those whimsical touches the most? Children.


Road User Characteristics in Traffic Engineering

The Constructor

Road users have an important role in traffic. They take up the role of driver, pedestrians, cycles etc. The physical, mental and psychological.

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After Quakes, Military Sites Resume Ops

ENR Construction

Limited damage in Ridgecrest, but EERI reports two red-tagged buildings

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[VIDEO] Hawaii DOT Tests Carbon-Injected Concrete

Construction Equipment

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) plans to use carbon-injected concrete in all future construction as part of its sustainable transportation initiative, according to Smart Cities. The material has been approved for “all flat work” such as roads and sidewalks. According to the article

7 new multifamily developments to track this summer


Here's a recap of the noteworthy multifamily projects to open their doors this summer. . . . LUXURY TOWNHOUSES ON NEWPORT BAY


5 Basic Volumetric Relationships in Soil Engineering

The Constructor

The five important volumetric relationships used in soil engineering are void ratio, porosity, percentage air voids, degree of saturation and air. Geotechnical Engineering air content degree of saturation percentage air voids porosity void ratio volumetric relationships in soil engineering

Stantec to Start Study Exploring Sea-Tac Airport Growth

ENR Construction

The Performance Enhancements & Maintenance Requirements of Tier 4-Compliant Diesel Engines

Construction Business Owner

Major changes to nonroad diesel engines have resulted in emissions reductions due to changes from Tier 3 to interim Tier 4 and, finally, to Tier 4. Construction equipment manufacturers have designed systems more holistically—instead of producing a diesel engine that is just a component of the larger system.

Investors eye startups focused on automating construction


Investors are pumping in billions of dollars into the construction technology sector, according to a Wall Street Journal report and Construction Dive.

Hospitals are moving into their communities


In the healthcare industry, provider loyalty no longer comes from proximity alone.

Call for entries: Student housing roundup


We're looking for the best new "student housing" communities for our Fall Issue (November) of Multifamily Design+Construction.

Lack of standards hampers development of exoskeleton industry


The exoskeleton industry is being held back by a lack of standards, according to Forbes contributor Borislav Marinov. A lack of guidelines, common terminology, and testing methodology leave it to users to develop their own best practices and evaluation procedures.

USGBC calls for proposals for feedback, concepts for next LEED version


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently called for proposals to solicit feedback and concepts for the next version of LEED. The request follows a successful public input process for the development of LEED 4.1.

Summer assignments: 2019 K-12 school construction costs


For students, summer is a time of freedom and fun. For schools, summer is a time to ramp up construction work, complete safety upgrades, and renovate academic, athletic, and artistic spaces.

Understanding Horizontal Lifelines & Anchors

Construction Business Owner

A major advantage of horizontal lifelines is the fact that it is largely anchor independent making it flexible enough for nearly any jobsite at any stage of work. These are a must for construction worker safety. Read more here.