2018

4 Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2018

Commercial Construction

Happy New Year to all of our Hard Hat Chat readers! As we flip the calendar over to 2018 this month, it’s a great time to share some of the commercial construction trends we predict will shape our work in the year ahead. #1: 1: Grocery Sector Ripe for Change.

What Does the Future of Construction Technology Look Like?

Construction Marketing Blog

As more and more technological advances come to light, one thing we’d like to wonder is how does this affect construction? With everything from AI to autonomous vehicles in mind, how will we see the construction industry take advantage of such advances?

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Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety?

FDR Safety

Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety? Just ask OSHA. OSHA has made it clear that staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary worker safety.

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Advances in BIM to FM

Collaborative Construction

I wrote a series of articles for AUGI Magazine in 2011 and 2012 that delved deeply into the topic carrying BIM through to the facilities management.

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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Selling a House with Solar Panels is Not for the Faint of Heart

Green Building Law Update

There are more than a Million houses in the U.S. with solar panels installed on the roof and that number is increasing. It can be difficult if not dangerous to fail to properly address rooftop solar panels at the time of sale of a house. Among the most often made inquiries to this law firm arise from the failure to properly transfer installed solar panels.

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What’s new in Advance Steel 2019

BIM & Beam

We’re excited to announce the latest release of Autodesk’s structural steel detailing software, Advance Steel 2019. Here is a highlight of the main new and enhanced features available in this version. 1 – Enhanced interoperability with Revit 2019.

Insurance firm and two senior figures handed record data breach fines

Green Industry Professionals

Fines totalling more than £150,000 handed down over use of private detectives to illegally obtain private banking records An insurance firm and two senior figures connected with the company have been given record fines for using private detectives to illegally obtain the private banking records of a businessman they were investigating.

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

Business Facilities Blog

As cyber threats multiply at an exponential rate, an emerging cybersecurity sector tries to keep pace, with government agencies forming close alliances with world-class institutions of higher education. Read: Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Methods to Check Verticality of Structure during Building Construction

The Constructor

Checking verticality works would encounter during building construction at several stages such as during installing vertical formworks of columns and. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

Trending: The Rise of Prefab and Modular Commercial Construction Techniques

Commercial Construction

Prefabricated elements such as pre-cast concrete walls, which Englewood installed for a Blain’s Farm & Fleet store in Romeoville, Ill., can have a positive impact on a construction project’s schedule and budget.

Eco-Friendly Construction Practices That Could Save the World

Construction Marketing Blog

Looking at the great natural disasters of 2017, it’s clear we all need to do our part to preserve the planet. Construction businesses are in a great position to contribute to conservation efforts, so why not take on that responsibility?

5 Safety Tips Before Driving In The Snow

FDR Safety

As we approach the heart of winter, many areas of our country have already caught the wrath of cold temperatures, snow showers, and for some, a bomb cyclone.

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Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

ASA Event in Naples

Collaborative Construction

During the first week of April I presented in Naples, Florida to Southwest Chapter of the American Subcontractor's Association.

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Dotted Line: Cultivating bid-winning relationships with public agencies

Construction Dive

Effective communication and trust are keys to productive relationships with local and federal officials

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PC Walks for Heart Health

PC Construction Blog

This past weekend members of PC Construction’s Portland, Maine, office participated in the Southern Maine Heart Walk benefiting the American Heart Association’s local chapter. This marks the fourth consecutive year PC has taken part in. All Community Our Crew

2018 will be a Year for New Green Building Standards, Codes and Rating Systems

Green Building Law Update

2018 will be a watershed year in the course of green building standards, codes and rating systems. There has been no other single calendar year that has seen the breadth of substantive change that is before us. In 2018 there will be new versions of LEED, ASHARE 189.1, IgCC, ICC 700, Green Globes and.

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Adding Grout Tubes to Precast Walls using Dynamo

BIM & Beam

In this post of the Structural Precast series I would like to show you how in Revit we can easily add grout tubes and tubes on top to precast walls. Grout tube and tube on top are families that come with the installation of Structural Precast Extension for Revit. They are both face-based families.

Senior Living Center: Breaking Ground in Dimmitt, Texas

The Korte Company

The Korte Company, along with the Castro County Hospital District, broke ground in Dimmitt, Texas to celebrate the construction of a new senior living facility.

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Citadel Completions Investing $17.6M In Louisiana

Business Facilities Blog

The Southwest Louisiana project will result in more than 600 new direct and indirect jobs as the aerospace company establishes a facility to customize aircraft interiors. Read: Citadel Completions Investing $17.6M In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

What is the Column Kicker? Its Formworks, Application and Advantages

The Constructor

What is Column Kicker? Why it is Used in the Construction? Column Kicker is a small concrete step used at the bottom of columns or walls to make sure. Concrete Structural Engineering Concrete Technology Structural

3 Construction Strategies for Senior Community Housing Renovation Projects

Commercial Construction

As noted in January’s Hard Hat Chat post about commercial real estate trends shaping Englewood’s work in the year ahead, we expect 2018 will maintain the same strong momentum we’ve recently experienced working with owners and operators to update existing senior communities.

Create Your Best Construction “About” Page

Construction Marketing Blog

Customers who view your “About” page spend 22.5% more than those who don’t. If they’re looking over your “About” page, it’s already a good sign, but you don’t want to lose them there.

Safety Culture Exercise: Improving Attitudes Towards Safety

FDR Safety

Creating an effective Safety Culture is something we at FDRsafety preach daily to our clients, partners, friends, and family.

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Quantum Computing in 2018

Collaborative Construction

In 2014 I wrote a blog post singing the praises of Quantum Computing in Construction and, if I do say so myself, the post aged well!

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Industry Pulse: The latest construction data and statistics

Construction Dive

This data hub looks at three construction reports, all in one place

6 strategies to keep your project on budget

BD+C

Most of us are all too familiar with budget overruns. We’ve all had those projects that end up over budget, and we’re left wondering why. Keeping projects on budget is extremely important for overall profitability and even employee morale.

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The World is being Forced to Rethink Recycling

Green Building Law Update

Maybe not since Plato wrote about the value of reusing waste in the fourth century BC has recycling undergone the wide fluctuation, good and bad, that we are seeing right now. Today, the world has been forced to rethink its approach to waste. China is driving the change in recycling. Most recently, China imposed a 25% tariff on U.S. scrap aluminum.

Girl Scouts Learn About Construction and Engineering

PC Construction Blog

The PC Construction team at the Kennebunk High School project recently had the pleasure of leading a tour for a local Girl Scout Troop. These young women were excited to be on an active construction. All Community Our Industry

Army Corps crew earns award for work on Korte job in Tennessee

The Korte Company

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a group of its own for exemplary work on a construction project for the U.S. Department of Energy —a structure we couldn’t have built without the Corps’ expertise

Best 5 Free Apps for Adding Filters to Your 360 Panoramas

Business Facilities Blog

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