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?

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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Developing the PHC Workforce

Constructor Magazine

Resources to help recruit, hire and train new workers

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Mission Critical at the Department of Defense now includes Climate

Green Building Law Update

On August 13 the President signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. The $716 billion H.R.

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.

How key performance indicators reduce schedule and budget overruns

Construction Dive

Clear measurements will determine how a project is progressing and allow for cost-saving efficiency improvements along the way

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Digital Dryshack #95: P6 Status Physical % Complete

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

We were providing P6 training for Government Contracts at AGC San Diego, a first-class contractor and apprenticeship training facility, when we were surprised by a P6 undocumented feature. Here's what we discovered: checking 'Use Steps to Calculate Percent Complete' (a required setting for D.O.D. schedules ) disables updating status when not using steps.

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

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

Reflection time: What is really important for your construction marketing?

Construction Marketing Ideas

It’s the middle of the summer, and my construction marketing ideas thoughts have been distracted by some forward personal travel planning. Once a year for the past nine years, Google has invited me to California (once to NYC) for a meet-up or summit because of my voluntary contributions on the AdSense Help Forum. There’s a […]. values

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.

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.

U.S. Tax Overhaul Makes Biotech Players Hungry For Big Deals

Business Facilities Blog

Industry analysts are predicting that 2018 will turn out to be a banner year for merger and acquisition activity in the biotech/pharma sector, with up to $200 billion in assets changing hands. Read: U.S. Tax Overhaul Makes Biotech Players Hungry For Big Deals at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Free Form Rebar Aligned Distribution in Revit 2019.1

BIM & Beam

Building on Autodesk’s strategy to make Revit a robust model authoring tool for designing and detailing, the Revit 2019.1 release includes an important update for concrete detailers and engineers that will help to increase modeling versatility, accuracy, and productivity.

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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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SEC Assessment of Climate Change Risks Still Mandated

Green Building Law Update

While I was on the Baltoro glacier making my way down from K2 in Pakistan earlier this month the Securities and Exchange Commission informed Exxon Mobil Corp. that it closed its investigation into whether the company had misled investors about the risks that climate change posed to its business.

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Woman Converts Van Into a Cozy Full Time Home

Jetson Green

Atli, a transit bus driver from Vancouver, Canada has converted a van into a comfortable full-time home. Her main reason for the decision to ditch a regular home for a van home were the rising rents. The home Atli lives in now is a converted 2016 Ford which she nicknamed T-Rex.

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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Case Study: Kissick Construction Viewpoint Consulting

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

When Kissick Construction called us last March, they were looking for 3 things: personalized service, quick response, and Viewpoint expertise.

McKinsey: When it comes to AI adoption, construction should look to other industries for lessons

BD+C

Tip of the spear. Cutting edge. Vanguard. These are not words anyone would associate with the construction industry. And when it comes to the nascent technology of artificial intelligence, the construction industry is right near the bottom for both current and future AI adoption

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.

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.

Building The Foundation For A Great Safety Culture

FDR Safety

The idea of safety is misconstrued on a daily basis as a “Have To”, “How To” or “Learn To” idea. We’re are constantly reminded of the proper procedures to follow in order to do things the safe way whether at home or at work.

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Devens: Winning The Battle For Business

Business Facilities Blog

Where troops in full battle gear once lined in formation, high-tech execs squint to take aim at targets today—this time with new patents and breakthroughs in their sights. Read: Devens: Winning The Battle For Business at BusinessFacilities.com.

BIM for Reinforced Concrete – From Design to Detailing in One Model

BIM & Beam

This is the third blog post in a series that discusses the advantages of working on concrete projects in a BIM process for structural engineers.

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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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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Existing Building Upgrade Award

SAB Magazine

The retention and rehabilitation of existing buildings, particularly in the centre of small cities such as this, addresses sustainability issues of embodied energy as well as social and cultural continuity.

Industry Pulse: The latest construction data and statistics

Construction Dive

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

How Will Prefabricated Construction & 3D Printing Build Construction's Future?

Unearth

While software reshapes construction's digital landscape, there are two technologies poised to reshape the industry's physical landscape: prefabricated construction and 3D printing. Prefab construction is a process modeled off modern manufacturing best practices.