Thu.Apr 22, 2021

What is Modular Construction?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In part one of this two-part series, we look at prefabrication and modular construction trends and how they're growing in the UK. Construction Best Practices

Bricklaying Robots in Construction

The Constructor

Bricks are one of the oldest building materials, dating back to 7000 BC for the sun-dried types and 3500 BC for the first kiln-fired blocks. Brick Masonry Brickwork Building Technology Guide

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Amazon To Hire Over 1,000 At New Virginia Fulfillment Center

Business Facilities

Amazon will build a 650,000-square-foot state-of-the-art robotics fulfillment center on 119 acres of ancillary land in Henrico County, VA. Read: Amazon To Hire Over 1,000 At New Virginia Fulfillment Center at BusinessFacilities.com.

Best Waterproofing Sprays for New Work Boots

Work Gearz

Have you ever thought of dragging your accessories or other apparel items into mud? No, right? But that’s how you treat your boots everyday. Out of all your work gears , it’s your work boots that are exposed to the harshest of conditions.

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

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

Alabama fire chiefs oppose proposal to change school building code oversight

BD+C

Alabama’s fire chiefs and construction industry groups are opposing a bill in the legislature that would move oversight of building code compliance on school projects from the state to community colleges and local school boards

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The Weekly Show, Apr 22, 2021: COVID-19's impact on multifamily amenities

BD+C

This week on The Weekly show, BD+C 's Robert Cassidy speaks with three multifamily design experts about the impact of COVID-19 on apartment and condo amenities, based on the 2021 Multifamily Amenities Survey. . Thanks to our episode sponsor.

Could Built-for-Rent Housing Become the New American Dream?

Pro Builder

Could Built-for-Rent Housing Become the New American Dream? cbroderick. Thu, 04/22/2021 - 10:54. An upcoming picturesque Georgia suburb may be unveiling the new American Dream—single-family rentals.

SmithGroup enters partnership to support architecture programs at three Historically Black universities

BD+C

At the start of the current semester, SmithGroup entered into a five-year partnership with three Historically Black Universities—Florida A&M University, Hampton University, and Howard University—through which the design firm is providing financial support for programming needs, an internship program, and academic mentorship.

College Students' Home Design Cleverly Combines Affordability and Adaptability

Pro Builder

College Students' Home Design Cleverly Combines Affordability and Adaptability. cbroderick. Thu, 04/22/2021 - 10:57.

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

The country’s largest supplier of brewer’s yeast moves to new production facilities

BD+C

Chicago-based Omega Yeast, the largest supplier of brewer’s yeast in the U.S., has recently moved to its new 13,800-sf production facilities after the company outgrew its former space.

Data Finds Most Buyers Can Afford Median-Priced Homes

Pro Builder

Data Finds Most Buyers Can Afford Median-Priced Homes. cbroderick. Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:03. Despite home prices rising 15.6% year-over-year, new data from ATTOM Data Solutions found the majority of buyers can still afford a median-priced home.

Jakarta’s first supertall tower tops out

BD+C

The Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates-designed Autograph Tower, the first supertall tower in Jakarta, has recently topped out. The 1,256-foot tower will anchor the Thamrin Nine mixed-use development.

Dahlin Architecture and Garman Homes Team Up for Concept Home

Pro Builder

Dahlin Architecture and Garman Homes Team Up for Concept Home. cbroderick. Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:07.

Types of Bearing Capacity Failures of Foundation | Bearing Capacity Definitions | Theory of Terzaghi’s Bearing Capacity

CivilJungle

Bearing Capacity Definitions. Bearing capacity : It is the loading capacity of the soil. Ultimate bearing capacity ( q u ): That is the least gross pressure that will result in the shear collapse of the supporting soil directly below the foundation.

Top 500 Design Firms: Designing for the New Normal

ENR Construction

The ENR Top 500 Design Firms spent 2020 adapting to a pandemic. How will they evolve to take on what comes next

Georgia Tech's Kendeda Is a Model for 'Living Buildings' in the Humid Southeast

ENR Construction

The 47,000-sq-ft Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta gained status as a Living Building on Earth Day

AEC Sector Envisions, and Debates, How the Virtual Industry Becomes the New Reality

ENR Construction

Precautions and vaccines are enabling return to pre-pandemic existence, to some degree, but industry participants are seeing workplace adaptations forced by coronavirus as long needed and here to stay

ENR Mountain States Announces 2021 Design Firms of the Year

ENR Construction

Design Firms of the Year are chosen by a vote of the regional ENR editors from across the country based on a carefully selected group of finalists