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The Future of the Connected Jobsite


Marcum’s Chuck Schwartz highlights the benefits and challenges of connected construction jobsites.

How to increase productivity without increasing headcount

Construction Dive

Manage more work and protect your bottom line — all with the same staff you have today

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How to do Consultancy in Construction? Features and Benefits

The Constructor

Consultancy in construction is performed by a group of professionals designated as consultants. Consultants are appointed by the client in order to. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Management Construction consultancy

OSHA is asking for input on the Control of Hazardous Energy

FDR Safety

On May 20, 2019, OSHA published an RFI asking for input on the Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) as shown below. link]. The control of hazardous energy is regulated under OSHA’s control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard.

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

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

Putting Paper in Its Place


Paper and construction do not mix. Because construction deals with projects that are larger than life with a thousand moving parts and paper simply can’t keep up.

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Two Local Companies Expanding In St. Joseph, MO

Business Facilities

LifeLine Foods and Boehringer Ingelheim will each make significant investments at their St. Joseph, MO facilities, totaling more than $34 million. Read: Two Local Companies Expanding In St. Joseph, MO at

Carpooling: A Terrible Idea For Teens

FDR Safety

Carpooling- a concept that makes all the sense in the world for a number of reasons. It saves you money; 4 people splitting a tank gas a lot cheaper than 1 person. It helps the environment; 1 car’s emissions harming the atmosphere is a lot better than 4 cars worth. It reduces traffic; less cars on the road typically means less stress. In most circumstances is hard to deny the positives of carpooling. For some of us, carpooling should be our greatest fear.

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Strut Test to Determine Euler’s Buckling Load of Strut

The Constructor

Strut test is used to determine the Euler’s buckling load of the strut. Struts are long, slender columns that fail by buckling some time before. How To Guide Material Testing Guide GE Lab Tests

Trump administration rescinds nearly $1B for California bullet train

Construction Dive

The Federal Railroad Administration said the project's managing body has not made appropriate progress to fulfill the terms of a $928 million grant

Honda Aircraft Investing $15.5M In North Carolina Expansion

Business Facilities

The company will break ground on a new 82,000-square-foot production facility in Greensboro, NC this summer. Read: Honda Aircraft Investing $15.5M In North Carolina Expansion at

UMC Receives AGC Washington Grand Award for Safety Excellence

Contractor Magazine

The award comes on the heels of UMC winning the National 1st Place MCAA/CNA Safety Excellence Award in their category for the second year in a row

Common Defects in Brickwork in Masonry Construction

The Constructor

Various types of defects occur in brickwork due to the adoption of low-quality materials or due to poor workmanship. These defects should be repaired. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide Others

The top 10 reasons contractor succession planning has evolved

Construction Dive

Societal and economic forces like the labor shortage and the rise of technology have changed the way construction business owners plan their next steps

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Advanced Design Solutions Creating 180 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The Canadian auto supplier will invest $10 million in Lawrenceburg, TN: the location was selected for its proximity to OEMs. Read: Advanced Design Solutions Creating 180 Jobs In Tennessee at

United Rentals Offering Trench Safety Training

Contractor Magazine

United Rentals trained more than 90,000 workers in trench safety operations since initial trench safety stand down in 2016

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Slight rebound for architecture billings in April


Following a sizable decrease in demand for design services in March, the April Architecture Billings Index (ABI) climbed back into positive territory according to a new report today from The American Institute of Architects (AIA

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American Airlines, DFW announce up to $3.5B capital program

Construction Dive

Design work on a sixth terminal at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport should start immediately

New Mexico: Development As A Recreational Activity

Business Facilities

New Mexico is moving to create a new Division of Outdoor Recreation, a unit the governor says will boost economic development. Read: New Mexico: Development As A Recreational Activity at

Contractor Tactics On How To Avoid Payment Problems

Contractor Bookkeeping

Construction companies need short-term liquid working capital such as cash, lines of credits, loans, owner financing, credit cards, supplier accounts, and other forms of money to conduct daily operations.

Real estate learns to share


Amazon. AirBnB. WeWork. Common. These are some of the prominent brands and business platforms that have come to define the “shared” or “gig” economy in the U.S. and beyond. They are reflections of and responses to societal and behavioral changes in the ways that people want to live, work, and play.

Construction takeaways from OSHA's July 2019 updates

Construction Dive

Revisions announced last week will not be applicable to every contractor, but all fall under the rules by which every contractor must abide


What do you want? (And living through a real-life marketing challenge

Construction Marketing Ideas

If you’ve been reading this (now more occasional) blog for the past few weeks, you’ll know that my mind-marketing energy has been directed to a new product, Ontario Construction News.


Segregation of Concrete – Causes and Prevention

The Constructor

Segregation of concrete is separation of ingredients of concrete from each other. Causes and prevention of segregation of concrete are. How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Concrete Repair Concrete Technology Repair of Concrete Seggregation

Essity Investing $415M In Germany Expansion

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

The hygiene and health company's new facility at its Mannheim, Germany tissue plant site will use a new proprietary technology to produce pulp from alternative fiber. Read: Essity Investing $415M In Germany Expansion at

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Where safety innovation fits in the heads-down construction environment

Construction Dive

Underscoring pilots' low risk and prioritizing people are two strategies to introduce new technology within tough project cost and schedule constraints

Canada’s Construction Industry to Reach US$304.6B in 2023

Contractor Magazine

Growth will be driven by investments in infrastructure, says GlobalData

Braced Frame Versus Moment Resisting frame

The Constructor

Both Braced frame and moment resisting frame are used in the construction of structures which are subjected to lateral loads such as wind and seismic. Steel Design Structural Engineering Steel Structures Structural Structural Design

Medacta USA To Create Over 50 Jobs At New Tennessee HQ

Business Facilities

The orthopedic and medical device maker will invest $2.5 million to relocate its U.S. headquarters from Chicago to Franklin, TN. Read: Medacta USA To Create Over 50 Jobs At New Tennessee HQ at

DHS sounds alarm about Chinese-made drones stealing data

Construction Dive

Drone maker DJI has been under heavy scrutiny since the agency warned that information collected by Chinese products could be exploited

Cost Variables To Help You Choose A Construction Accounting Software

Contractor Bookkeeping

Many contractors with expensive high-end construction software are re-examining if QuickBooks for Contractors is all they really need and if switching over to it makes sense. The first thing we ask is which of The Four Types of Contractors best describes your company? Salt of The Earth.

The New Housing Market – Hard to Believe?

Contractor Magazine

Is it possible to conclude that over the past 20 years we have accumulated a shortage that could theoretically be as high a four million new homes

Fiat Chrysler To Build $1.6-Billion Production Facility in Detroit, Says It Will Be Open by Late 2020

ENR Construction

Fiat Chrysler said May 21 that construction will begin immediately on a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant for Jeep Grand Cherokees, a new Jeep SUV and hybrid cars on Detroit's east side

ENR's Top 400 2019: Bechtel holds No. 1 in market growth streak

Construction Dive

Nearly 69% of the contractors participating in the list increased revenue in 2018 compared to a year prior