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Retail Flagship Store Construction Projects: Challenges and Considerations

Commercial Construction

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2017 Construction Marketing Outlook Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

To better understand 2017′s plans and priorities in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1.

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AproPlan eyeing AEC integration opportunity

Extranet Evolution

Established in Belgium in 2012 but now spreading its European operations more widely (the UK, Germany and the Netherlands are among the early targets), AproPlan markets itself as “ the construction software that lets you keep track of your progress and collaborate with your team.”

The First BREEAM USA Certification

Green Building Law Update

The Oaks, a 1.3 million square foot shopping mall located in Thousand Oaks, California, owned by Macerich is the first project achieve certification under the new BREEAM In-Use program for existing buildings.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Effect of Water Impurities on Concrete Strength, Durability and Other Properties

The Constructor

Presence of impurities in water for concrete mix leads to decrease in structural properties of concrete such as strength and durability to a large. Concrete Durability Concrete Properties Concrete Technology Guide For CIvil Engineer Concrete Technology Durability propertiesofconcrete

Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

Business Facilities Blog

The U.S. loses points, but remains tops among countries global employees would consider moving to; reluctance to relocating for work growing. Read: Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation. Canada Featured International Quality Of Life Surveys & Research Workforce Development Canadian Employee Relocation Council Employment global employees immigrants international relocation moving for work Site Selection United Kingdom United States

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There are No LODs

What Revit Wants

I tweeted this today and I thought it was worth a repost here for all the Facebook and LinkedIn followers… There are no LODs. There are only: Design Models, Construction Models, and. Operations Models. What does the above statement mean?

3 Easy, But Powerful, CRM Hacks That Will Make Your Day

Help Everybody Everyday

Can you make small adjustments to your CRM that result in big wins? Recently, I had the pleasure of putting together an educational session called, “Peek Into Our CRMs.”

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

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

Digital tech poised to disrupt building industry and help create construction multinationals

Constructor Magazine

Emerging technologies including augmented reality, 3D printing, and building information model systems promises to cut precious time and costs.

Commercial Construction Labor Trends & Hiring Strategies: Why Young Hires are Good Business for General Contractors

Commercial Construction

If you’re like me, your social media feed this month is filled with photos of happy graduates celebrating commencement and getting ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. Hopefully, we’ll see some of those fresh young graduates heading toward a career in commercial construction.

What Will Construction Look Like In The Future?

Construction Marketing Blog

The construction industry is undergoing a period of radical change. For both mature and growing economies, the construction industry provides important links with other sectors to boost economic growth.

Aconex continues 31% growth trend

Extranet Evolution

Aconex continues to grow revenues, effectively doubling in two years. Two-thirds of its business now comes from outside Australasia.

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Is there Lead in the Water of your Green Building?

Green Building Law Update

The subject of lead leaching from pipes and faucets into drinking water within buildings is not new.

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The voting begins: 26 blogs compete for the 2017 Best Construction Blog competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

The two-month popular voting period has started for the 2017 Best Construction Blog competition. There are 26 entries representing a diversity of businesses and organizations, including several international entries.

The 100 Biggest Influencers In Construction

Geniebelt

Who are the influencers in the Construction Industry? At GenieBelt we have created a list of the biggest influencers in construction, but what is an influencer? According to Forbes , it’s someone who has a large base of followers and who is able to impact these.

Fire and Safety Features of High-Rise Buildings and Structures

The Constructor

Fire and other safety features of high rise buildings and structures is essential. Types and concerns related to these features is discussed. Construction Engineering & Management Construction safety

State of the Year: Texas

Business Facilities Blog

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth. Read State of the Year: Texas on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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Getting Better and Faster at Revit – Part 2 – Project Browser

What Revit Wants

The second post in this series is focused on the Project Browser. The first post in the series described how to get your user interface and lab environment ready… Note: Please open Revit, and open the rac_advanced_sample_project.rvt.

11 transmaterials highlight the coming generation of building products

BD+C

Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine Our Future (Princeton Architectural Press, May 2017, $40) is the latest installment of Blaine Brownell’s Transmaterial series.

Contractors’ favorite apps for efficiency, productivity

Constructor Magazine

There are the apps that mechanical contractors use, such as HVAC design software, thermostats monitoring and/or changing settings, and many manufacturers’ apps, just to name a few. read more. Technology Silver

Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control

Commercial Construction

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a control freak, but as a national general contractor, it’s part of the job description to be the one calling the shots and telling everyone what to do on a complex commercial construction project.

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Mobile Marketing

Construction Marketing Blog

Our 2017 Construction Marketing Outlook survey had some interesting findings. Of the internet marketing tasks construction professionals wanted to increase and decrease, 46% said they wanted to increase mobile marketing, the second lowest priority task. Further, 7.7%

Collaborative announcements

Extranet Evolution

Catching up on some construction collaboration technology news… from Konstru, 3DRepo, TenderSpace, Earthcam / Procore, STACK / Dodge Data, and Holobuilder. Konstru – web-based 3D BIM interoperability and version control.

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South Miami Poised to Mandate Solar Panels

Green Building Law Update

The City of South Miami, Florida City Commission is scheduled to take a final vote on July 18 on an ordinance that will require rooftop photovoltaic panels on new construction and major renovations.

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Sustainable Co-working Space in the Himalayas

Jetson Green

Who says co-working spaces are only for big cities? There will soon be a place where you can go work in deep, untouched wilderness. The firm Carlo Ratti Associati is planning to build Pankhasari Retreat, which will be located in the Himalaya Mountains.

Map of the biggest construction companies in the US

Geniebelt

We recently researched which companies are the biggest in construction. That lead to a list of the biggest construction companies in Europe , and a map to go with it. But one can’t talk about construction and big companies without talking about the US as well.

What is Guniting? Procedure, Applications and Advantages of Guniting

The Constructor

Guniting is a process used in construction for repair, rehabilitation and slope stabilization purpose. Procedure, applications and advantages of. Concrete Technology Guide For CIvil Engineer Special Concrete in Construction Concrete Technology special concrete

Survey Reveals Top Barriers To Hiring Tech Talent

Business Facilities Blog

A new survey from Robert Half Technology provides insights into the challenges faced by CIOs when it comes to hiring tech talent.

Getting Better and Faster at Revit – Part 1

What Revit Wants

There is a big difference between a Revit user, and someone who has really mastered the software. The more you learn, the faster you get, the more you can learn! In this blog series, we will cover topics like: Productivity Improvement through User interface tips and Keyboard shortcuts.

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Contractors Want Better Results Without Changing Anything

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors Are Torn Between Over Or Under Managing Their Bookkeeping. Contractors want to maintain control without making any changes. Keep doing the same thing but expecting a different result.”

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