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.

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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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?

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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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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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.

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

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.

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


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.

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

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

Best 5 Free Apps for Adding Filters to Your 360 Panoramas

Business Facilities Blog

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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.

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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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?

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Blockchain Databases for Construction

Collaborative Construction

FlureeDB looks like the first blockchain based database tool. As I dig into this tool I'll share more thoughts, but this looks very interesting. Website: Flur.ee Whitpaper: A Practical Decentralized Database Podcast Discussion: Epic Interviews FlureeDB Founders Youtube Presentation: FlureeDB Founders Presentation James L. Salmon, Esq.

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8 construction trends to watch in 2018

Construction Dive

After a robust 2017, construction companies are expecting more of the same this year. Here are the strengths and challenges they face in the year ahead

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.

Strategies to Protect Buildings Close to Deep Excavation

The Constructor

Building structures close to the excavation for deep foundations may suffer settlement and subsequent cracking and even failure. Therefore, it is. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Buildings

Doe Show moves into 58th year

Digger Blog

The 58th annual Doe Show takes place on Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th February 2018 at the Ernest Doe dealership located in Ulting near Maldon in Essex.

Project Update: Blue Plains AWWTP TDPS/ECF Passes Operational Demonstration

PC Construction Blog

Starting-up equipment and moving millions of gallons of water at 3 a.m. has become the norm on the Tunnel Dewatering Pump Station and Enhanced Clarification Facility (TDPS/ECF) project as the team has worked toward, and. All Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment

Top 50 Construction Universities in the World


Sometimes it can be hard to make the right decisions, especially when it comes to choosing the right university for your future career. And when you want your career in construction, not every university offers a degree in this field of work. To make this choice more easy, we made.

Nikola Motor Company Chooses Arizona For $1B Investment

Business Facilities Blog

The company will create more than 2,000 jobs at its new hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility in Buckeye, AZ. Read: Nikola Motor Company Chooses Arizona For $1B Investment at BusinessFacilities.com. Advanced Manufacturing Arizona Automotive Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Transportation & Infrastructure Workforce Development Employment Greater Phoenix Economic Council hydrogen-electric vehicles Nikola Site Selection Technology

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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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.

Strong start for architecture billings in 2018


This year started on a strong note for architecture firms, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) saw its highest January score since 2007. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January 2018 ABI score was 54.7 , up from a score of 52.8 in the previous month.

Schedules and payments dominate subcontractor challenges

Construction Dive

General contractors and subs need to be on the same page about these issues in order for the project to be done right and profitable

Renewable Energy Claim is Deceptive

Green Building Law Update

This past week and there have been many other times this law firm was consulted about a marketing claim by a building owner with rooftop solar panels that advertises they “use” renewable energy, but the owner sells Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for the renewable energy it generates, so the Federal Trade Commission says it shouldn’t make the claim.

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Sharing the Advance Steel Roadmap

BIM & Beam

As we enter into the new year, we would like to share an update about our Advance Steel product plans. We call this the Advance Steel Roadmap. We want to do this so that our customers can gain greater insight into current and upcoming investments in this product.

What is a Plinth Beam? Its purpose, Applications and Construction

The Constructor

Plinth beam is a reinforced concrete beam constructed between the wall and its foundation as shown in Figure-1. Plinth Beam Following topics. Structural Design Structural Detailing Structural Engineering Beam Beam Design Structural

Building Brains

Constructor Magazine

AI Is the Brain, IoT the Body speaking with the Face and Voice of Digital Transformation


Partner with PC Construction in Daytona Beach

PC Construction Blog

PC Construction (dba PCEO, Inc.) is seeking subcontractors, suppliers and vendors to partner with us on the approximately $30.5 million improvements project at the Westside Regional Water Reclamation Facility in Daytona Beach, Florida. Construction will. All Projects Water & Wastewater Treatmen