Sat.Nov 21, 2020 - Fri.Nov 27, 2020

Construction employment is down in three-fourths of states since February.


Self-Assembling Robot Swarms to Form Bridges and Buildings: The Future of Construction

The Constructor

A swarm of robots turning themselves into bridges, buildings, vehicles, and what not! Sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie? Not anymore.

Home Trends: What’s Current and to Come, According to the Experts

Pro Builder

Home Trends: What’s Current and to Come, According to the Experts. cbroderick. Mon, 11/23/2020 - 10:00. The New Home Institute hosted a panel of four housing experts to examine the changing housing design trends. Caroline Broderick, Associate Editor.

Eight Things Your Construction Invoice Needs To Get Paid Faster

Contractor Bookkeeping

Without proper tracking and matching of income and expenses, most construction companies never know if they made a profit until the job is over.

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

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

Alternative and Iterative LEAN Project Delivery

Job Order Contracting

Alternative LEAN Project Delivery consistently drives mutually beneficial best value outcomes for the owner, designer, builder, and facility user. All of the tools and services required to implement Alterative LEAN Project Delivery are proven and readily available.

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Nice-Pak To Create More Than 300 Jobs In Arkansas

Business Facilities

The wet wipe maker will increase manufacturing capacity at its Jonesboro, AR facility to meet the unprecedented need for its products due to the the COVID-19 pandemic. Read: Nice-Pak To Create More Than 300 Jobs In Arkansas at

How construction companies use mobile field reporting to beat competition

Lets Build

Boost productivity and increase profits. Digital tools are rapidly transforming construction. A significant shift towards new technologies is observed in the effort of construction companies to come up with a new normal and deal successfully with competition from both inside and outside the industry.

Leasing Confidence Edges Up

Construction Equipment

An index measuring confidence in the equipment-leasing industry moved up in November to 56.1 from 55.0 in October. The Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) is from the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation. The survey was conducted prior to the November

How to Properly Splice Column Reinforcement as per Indian Standards?

The Constructor

Lap length or overlapping length is the length at which two bars of a column are spliced or overlapped in order to maintain the continuity of the. How To Guide Tips


Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Tensions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

DST Innovations Project To Create 1,000 Jobs In West Virginia 

Business Facilities

An agreement between UK company DST and Blue Rock Manufacturing will bring a new manufacturing facility, and up to 1,000 new jobs to West Virginia. Read: DST Innovations Project To Create 1,000 Jobs In West Virginia at

First All-Women Built Home Breaks Ground in Utah

Pro Builder

First All-Women Built Home Breaks Ground in Utah. cbroderick. Mon, 11/23/2020 - 09:50. There’s a project like no other being built in Saratoga Springs, Utah, where everything from engineering to plumbing is being done solely by women.

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Readying for the Work of the Future


For those of you who attended Autodesk University Virtual last week, you already know it was a bevy of big announcements for the construction industry. For those who didn’t have an opportunity to attend, let’s dig into some of the releases now.

How Climbing Formwork Makes Concrete Construction Easy?

The Constructor

Climbing formwork is a special type of formwork that rises along with the progress of vertical concrete construction. It can move on its own by using. Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering How To Guide

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.

The Supply Chain Industry: All The Essentials

Business Facilities

River Ridge Commerce Center in Southern Indiana has a central location, a large bank of land ready to develop and an abundant supply of clean water. Read: The Supply Chain Industry: All The Essentials at

All Things Touchless Boosts Protections for Onsite Staff

Wolgast Corporation

Through the pandemic, business leaders have learned that the importance of making work spaces safer within a commercial, industrial or institutional building and still be functional for workers, students, patients, patrons, clients, or whoever else may cross the threshold.

New industrywide clay brick EPD launched


The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has launched a new industrywide clay brick Environmental Product Declaration. The EPD contributes toward LEED v.4.0 and v.4.1 materials and resources requirements.

Everything You Need to Know About Concrete Slabs in Building Construction

The Constructor

Concrete slabs are structural elements used to create flat horizontal surfaces, like floors, ceilings, and roof decks. They support and transfer the. Building Technology Guide Slab Design Structural Engineering

World’s Largest Insect Protein Production Facility Coming To Illinois

Business Facilities

Innovafeed and ADM will establish a new livestock feed production facility and headquarters in Decatur, IL, expanding sustainable agriculture solutions and creating more than 280 jobs in the region.

8 Best Work Boots for Women to Protect Feet

Work Gearz

With more and more women joining the fieldwork or hazardous work that is normally done by men, it has become a mandate for brands and manufacturers to consider creating work boots that are women specific.

2021: Five Steps for Construction Starts with the Worker


We have roughly six weeks left in 2020. Too many people I have come in contact with in the past eight months have echoed something of the same sentiment: I can’t wait until 2020 is over.

How to Inspect a Structure Using Acoustic Emission Testing?

The Constructor

Acoustic emission (AE) is defined as the physical phenomenon in which a material generates elastic waves when subjected to stress or deformation. How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests

Leasing, Finance Volume Up in October

Construction Equipment

Overall new business volume for leasing and financing equipment was up in October compared to September, but down for the year compared to 2019, according to the Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25). The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association publishes the Index, which reports on the

Gestamp To Invest Over $94M In Tennessee Expansion

Business Facilities

The automotive OEM supplier will create 260 new jobs as it expands operations at its Hickory Valley Road and Ferdinand Piech Way plants in Chattanooga, TN. Read: Gestamp To Invest Over $94M In Tennessee Expansion at

10 Ways to Dry Waterproof Work Boots on the Inside

Work Gearz

Waterproof work boots are really great for keeping your boots dry on the outside and they do not let in any water even if you step inside a pool of water!

Machine Learning Software for Facade Inspection | Video Inside

The Constructor

Machine learning and artificial intelligence have long been in the construction industry to make some real impactful ripples. After almost two years.

OSHA Lists Frequent Covid Violations

Construction Equipment

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which coronavirus safety standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data

Dodge Outlook 2021 Predicts Slow, Uneven Recovery throughout 2021

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Dodge Data & Analytics released its 2021 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts will increase 4% in 2021, to $771 billion.

Top 10 Best Work Boots for Men’s Feet

Work Gearz

On average, men in the US work two jobs or do overtime to make ends meet or keep their heads above water. It cannot be easy to do what they do daily.

Important Know-How on Progressive Collapse of Building Structures

The Constructor

Progressive collapse or disproportionate collapse of a building occurs when the failure of a single structural element leads to the failure of other. Building Technology Guide Structural Design Structural Engineering

How to Create & Maintain a Productive Training Program

Construction Business Owner

How to Create & Maintain a Productive Training Program. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:18. Simulators—by their very nature—are well-positioned to help construction firms and vocational schools overcome the training challenges brought on by COVID-19.

Nonresidential Construction Employment Expands in October, says ABC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The construction industry added 84,000 net new jobs in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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