Sat.Aug 08, 2020 - Fri.Aug 14, 2020

Study finds COVID-19 protocols led to a 7% loss on construction projects

Construction Dive

Based on data that has ramifications for the entire industry, a new report from a subcontractor association also said that its members have taken a nearly 18% hit to productivity since the coronavirus outbreak began

2018 IgCC Poised to be Adopted for the First Time

Green Building Law Update

Montgomery County, Maryland is on the cusp of being the first to adopt the 2018 International Green Construction Code. The proposed Executive Regulation 12-20 appeared in the Montgomery County Register on August 1. A public hearing will be held on proposed regulation on September 3.

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Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power

Business Facilities

EIA’s Energy Outlook 2020 forecasts a rapid decline of coal and nuclear power in this decade, the continuing expansion of renewables and the growth of U.S. exports of oil and gas. Read: Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power at BusinessFacilities.com.

4 Ways to Improve Building Sanitization During the Pandemic

The Constructor

Building sanitization has become an integral part of facilities management in today’s COVID-stricken world. Though the impact of the virus hasn’t subsided, several regions are braving to reopen offices and commercial buildings post lockdown.

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.

Appeals court upholds $687K builders risk exclusion on Balfour Beatty project

Construction Dive

The court found that the risk policy for a Houston office building did not cover damage to the windows caused by slag from welding operations by subcontractor Milestone Metals

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There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

Business Facilities

The IRS has extended a critical deadline for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones until the end of the year, hoping to entice investors who have largely sat on their money during the global pandemic. Read: There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones at BusinessFacilities.com.

10 Ways Drones are Changing the Construction Industry Forever

The Constructor

Drones are the cutting-edge technology of the modern world. Every industry has started profiting from this technology. The construction industry is not lagging.

Skanska, DPR, Schneider Electric face VR/AR patent infringement lawsuits

Construction Dive

There are steps contractors can take to be prepared for such a claim, according to an intellectual property attorney

Job Order Contract Best Management Practices

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contract Best Management Practices involve a focus upon LEAN collaborative construction planning, procurement, and project delivery processes and the associated integration of people, process, information, and people. Not all Job Order Contracts (JOC) and JOC Programs are the same.

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

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

Who Is The Average 2020 U.S. Homebuyer?

Pro Builder

Who Is The Average 2020 U.S. Homebuyer? cbroderick. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:02. Point2Homes, an online real estate marketplace, analyzed five months worth of searches on its site to determine the average 2020 American home seeker, along with comparing buyer interests before and after lockdowns.

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How can we reduce the carbon footprint in the Construction Sector?

The Constructor

I was shocked to learn that the construction sector, operation, and maintenance of the built environment is responsible for 45% of the total UK’s carbon emission from the recent study published in the UK.

Another bird-friendly building mandate for the East Coast

Construction Dive

Howard County, Maryland, is the latest jurisdiction to mandate construction standards that lessen fatal bird collisions with buildings, following similar laws in New York City and San Francisco

The Issues Associated with Using Location Factors and “national average” cost databases

Job Order Contracting

Their are multiple issues with using national average cost data bases, with or without associated location factors. These are described below. Properly developed locally researched detailed unit price cost data provides unparalleled cost visibility and transparency.

Google Trends: Buyers Interested Despite Declining Consumer Confidence

Pro Builder

Google Trends: Buyers Interested Despite Declining Consumer Confidence. cbroderick. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:55. Although Fannie Mae’s monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index shows consumers are less confident in homebuying, Google Trends show many are still interested.

How to Check the Strength of the Brick at Site?

The Constructor

How to Check the Strength of the Brick at Site? The post How to Check the Strength of the Brick at Site? appeared first on The Constructor

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Smart Offices Entice a Return to Work

Constructech

It’s time to return to work, and despite what some people might say many want to return to work. Even Gartner predicts by 2022, 60% of hybrid workers will prioritize a “wellness-equipped smart office” over a remote office.

SAE Publishes Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment Standards

Construction Equipment

SAE has published a second standard for Vacuum Excavators and Sewer Cleaning Equipment with the publication of J3107 to compliment the already published J3106 Standard. The members of AEM’s Underground Equipment Manufacturers Committee (UEMC) understood the need for standards for the growing

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Zillow CEO Says Pandemic-Related Homebuying Trends May Continue for Years

Pro Builder

Zillow CEO Says Pandemic-Related Homebuying Trends May Continue for Years. cbroderick. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 09:51. There’s a multitude of reasons why homeowners are moving or considering a move: more space, privacy, safety.

10 Ways to Stop Feet Sweating in Work Boots

Work Gearz

Are you tired of sweaty feet? Are you tired of experiencing wet boots every time you remove them? Do you want to get rid of this issue but are unaware of the ways? Well, we have got you covered!

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From lobby to penthouse, elevators can be a 100% touch-free experience

BD+C

The average person in today’s world is more acutely aware of germs than ever before.

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Infrastructure Jobs Slip by 4,000 in July

Construction Equipment

Construction employment increased by 20,000 jobs in July but the gains were limited to housing, while employment related to infrastructure and nonresidential building construction slipped by 4,000, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released

3 Ways to Use Building Codes to Slow Climate Change 

Pro Builder

3 Ways to Use Building Codes to Slow Climate Change . mbeirne. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 06:00. Most people rarely think that their homes or office buildings are major contributors to climate change, but we should not be so quick to overlook them.

5 Best Work Boots for BrickLayers for Standing ALL Day

Work Gearz

Working with cement, water and bricks is all it takes for the job of a bricklayer. And the part of your body that gets most effected in this is your feet which have to endure all the cement dust, water, and brick debris. I understand your pain and hard labor and care for you. .

Sustainability is key for Denver Water’s modernized campus and distribution system

BD+C

Last November, Denver Water, the largest water utility in Colorado, opened its new six-story, 186,000-sf administration building, located southeast of downtown Denver.

Manitowoc Names New President & CEO

Construction Equipment

Manitowoc has announced that Aaron H. Ravenscroft, currently the company’s EVP of cranes, has been appointed its new president and CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors. Ravenscroft succeeds Barry L. Pennypacker, who is stepping down from his role as president and CEO, and as a member of the

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Jobsite 3D Mobile Scanning Tech Launched for Spot Robot Dog

Construction Junkie

courtesy of FARO. In June, the famous autonomous robot dog from Boston Dynamics, named Spot, was released to the public for sale after several months of trials with strategic partners in the construction industry, among others.

What is Star Rated Bill in Quantity Surveying?

The Constructor

What is Star Rated Bill in Quantity Surveying? The post What is Star Rated Bill in Quantity Surveying? appeared first on The Constructor

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The Era of Smart in Construction

Constructech

Are you ready for the era of smart in the construction industry? Ready or not. It is coming, as the IoT (Internet of Things) is poised to help in connecting various smart devices together. This can include everything from sensors, to wearables, and so much more.

Oregon County May Delay Transportation Projects

Construction Equipment

Multnomah County, Oregon, said it would be forced to delay some road maintenance projects in the metro area and implement a hiring freeze because people are driving during the pandemic. The county also faces a $2 million hit in the next year due to gas and tax revenue declines. The funding decline

Change in Georgia Lien Law

Constructlaw

On August 5, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp signed Georgia Senate Bill 315 into law. This new law, which is codified at Title 44, Chapter 14, Section 366 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, substantially changes the way Georgia interprets statutory interim and final lien waivers. Change in Law.

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What type of structure can be used to replace a retaining wall?

The Constructor

What type of structure can be used to replace a retaining wall? The post What type of structure can be used to replace a retaining wall? appeared

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Nature and Work Continues

Constructech

While the world is focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and some areas are literally locked down, essential work must go on. Nature isn’t waiting for the crisis to end, it will create its own crises this summer as it always does: thunderstorms, tornados, hurricanes, and other phenomenon.