2018

3 Reasons to Reach Out to Your General Contractor During the Commercial Construction Process

Commercial Construction

For the most part, a commercial construction firm’s job is pretty straightforward.

Net Zero Certification Program Announced by USGBC

Green Building Law Update

Much as NASA developed dozens of life changing and useful inventions that benefitted all as it raced to the moon, USGBC may be the catalyst for new, cutting edge technologies in the race to net zero buildings.

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Five Technology Trends Changing Everything

Constructor Magazine

From our October issue. BIM is still king, but watch out for augmented reality, 3D printing, and much more. Our interview with industry tech evangelist Sean McGuire, aka the @MCAAGeek

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Types of Drawings used in Building Construction

The Constructor

Different types of drawings is used in construction such as architectural drawings, structural, electrical, plumbing and finishing drawings. These. Architecture Building Building Bye Laws Building Technology Guide Construction Project Design Guide IS Codes Structural Engineering

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

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

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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Some useful guidelines to substitute the spalling bricks

Construction Cost Estimating

Freezing and thawing water in brick leads to flaking and spalling and due to these the bricks are damaged severely. In this construction article, you will get some useful tips for recognizing spalling on bricks.

Making schools more secure is imperative, but how best to do that isn't settled yet

BD+C

Despite the constant drumbeat of news about the alarming frequency of school shootings around the country, many communities still view their schools as safe havens, and quite a few schools double as shelters from natural disasters. In Texas, E-class buildings must include a tornado shelter, according to Jon Moreau, Balfour Beatty Construction Services’ VP of Operations, in Houston. Some schools use underground parking garages, others use gyms or music halls.

Starting A Construction Business

cnstrctr

PDF This Article. Starting a construction business can be a daunting task; we know this has been some of the scariest years of our lives. We’ve talked to alot of people through the years, and it’s actually incredible how many people are too afraid to start something on their own.

Bullied by BIM? Fight back! Go paperfree!

DebunkTheBIM

Despite BIM having been around for 3+ decades, it is by no means embraced by the global AEC. There is a thin layer of participants that push the idea for various reasons (usually superficial), and there are people (in a very small minority) that practice it wholeheartedly. (my

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Voice of Blockchain Event

Collaborative Construction

I'll be presenting at the Voice of Blockchain event in Chicago at the Navy Pier this Saturday. Anyone interested in learning more about how blockchain connects the digital world to the built environment need to attend. Follow the link below to learn more. Voice of Blockchain James James L.

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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.

Is There Lead in the Drinking Water of Your Green School?

Green Building Law Update

EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that there is no known safe level of lead in a child’s blood. Lead is harmful to health, especially for children.

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Developing the PHC Workforce

Constructor Magazine

Resources to help recruit, hire and train new workers

How to Finish hardened Concrete Surfaces?

The Constructor

Finishing hardened concrete surface is carried out to achieve finely finished surface. There are number of methods and equipment that have been used.

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?

Dotted Line: How to conduct business in a world of discrimination and harassment claims

Construction Dive

Lawyers offer some practical advice for contractors to prevent and weather these claims, which they say for many companies are inevitable

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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New report assesses where opportunities could lie in construction technology

BD+C

Between 2013 and February 2018, cumulative investment in construction technology totaled $18 billion, or double the amount invested during the previous five years

How To Set Out Your Building Foundation – Profiles

Construction Cost Estimating

The Design: In order to set out the foundation of any Pompeii over, the design should be arranged on paper. Then, it is required to make a proper plant and follow it. Small changes can occur in the plan in due course.

4 Reasons to Upgrade Your Construction Equipment

Constructonomics

The construction industry is comprised of numerous tools and equipment that are used for some heavy-duty work. Regular maintenance is necessary but you must also know when it is time to upgrade the equipment. Read on to know more. What Happens When Equipment Fails?

System Change - Necessary and Dangerous

Collaborative Construction

The broken culture that underpins the procurement of built assets encourages the use of waste based business models. That broken culture is fragmented, adversarial and mistrustful and we must replace it with a smart built culture that is integrated, collaborative and trustful.

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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.

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” And I have offered the same response for more than a decade – attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (. yes, you will have to talk with people while you are there).

Workplace Sexual Harassment: Construction Industry Speaks

ENR Construction

Two-thirds of 1,248 respondents to ENR's first-ever survey report an incident in construction-sector workplaces, but gender bias issues are not clearly understood, universally accepted or easily fixed, the analysis shows

Types of Beams in Construction

The Constructor

What is a Beam? beam is a horizontal structural element that withstand vertical loads, shear forces and bending moments. They transfer loads imposed.

Social Media Summit – Construction – Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association (CMA) announces a webcast and survey regarding social media marketing usage and best practices in the construction industry.

5 technologies boosting productivity on the jobsite

Construction Dive

Here are the tech tools contractors say they are using to work smarter, more accurately and faster with fewer accidents and injuries

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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Products at work: 6 product applications for your next project

BD+C

Composite slate roofing. Davinci Roofscapes

Top 7 homebuilder trends

Geniebelt

Homebuilder trends in 2018 Certain trends stick around for what seems like forever, while others only last for a year or two, or sometimes even less. The homebuilding industry is at the moment under a significant paradigm shift, as new trends pop up in the sector on a constant basis.

New Steam Boiler Safety Video Highlights Why Some May Be Safer

Constructor Magazine

Physics and physical design seem to play a critical role in understanding safety issues of industrial steam boilers

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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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.