Tue.Mar 19, 2019

Bill would allow temporary visas for construction workers

Construction Dive

The AGC urged support of a Pennsylvania congressman's proposal to supplement the construction labor force with temporary foreign workers

Redefining Construction Document Management

John Chaney

As contractors digitize the days of paperwork nightmares like these can be a thing of the past. The one constant on any construction project is change. The end result of a completed building, roadway or other structure is almost never exactly how it was drawn up in the beginning.

Creating a Simplified System for Spawning Digital Twins

ENR Construction


UBC: $2.6B in taxes lost yearly to under-the-table pay

Construction Dive

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters chalks up most of the loss to labor brokers that provide contractors with cheap workers

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

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

Ten Tips For Project Management Success

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Marry Maddyson. On the surface, project management is a straightforward task. You set requirements for a project, get the right people, monitor the work and everything gets done on time.

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U.S. to Lose $290 Billion in Tariff Costs

Construction Equipment

A report by the IHS Markit estimates the impact of the Trump administration’s 232 and 301 tariffs. The report says that about $265 billion of imports will hurt the U.S. economy from the effect of higher prices, causing an average lost GDP of $290 billion a year for 10 years. Equipment manufacturing

Feds charge New Jersey contractor with defrauding schools

Construction Dive

Prosecutors allege that Orba Construction Co. turned in false certified payrolls for work it performed on New York City School Construction Authority projects

LEAN Job Order Contracting – Today

Job Order Contracting

Lean Integrated Project Delivery (Lean/IPD), and more specifically OpenJOC(TM) LEAN Job Order Contracting is a robust process and toolset that delivers significant and measurable benefits facilities and project owners, operators, and builders.

Wind Energy, Tall Buildings and Manufacturing Show Breadth and Strength of Midwest's Top Starts

ENR Construction

Wind energy, manufacturing, pipelines, gas and oil refineries and tall buildings all contribute to a banner year for Midwest construction

By the numbers: How Trump's proposed 2020 budget affects construction

Construction Dive

The Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. DOT and more would sustain heavy cuts in the president’s move to curb spending, but defense- and emergency-related pools, along with targeted infrastructure grants, would see funding upticks

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ConTech expert Niels Falk: Construction needs to stop running on tradition


“It’s a choice to run on tradition, not a fact. We need to stop running on tradition and start running on data!” This is one of the main points made by Niels Falk, Partner and CEO at HD Lab, during his keynote speech at European ConTech Summit 2019. The discussion took place in London at.

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The Code Council Calls for Input on Changes to the Building Codes

Contractor Magazine

Safety, resilience key topics for code development hearings in April

Green innovation in the construction industry


As concern for climate change and dwindling natural resources increases, there has been a global shift in the construction industry. Sustainable design is being applied to save energy and conserve finite resources while protecting air and water quality.

I Never Saw it Coming

Contractor Magazine

I am now at a point in my life where sometimes I can actually see some things coming ahead of time. And there is one thing I see coming in the future that we in the industry need to address

Craig and Diane Martin Endow First of its Kind Construction Safety Center at Kansas

ENR Construction

Craig Martin, a University of Kansas alumnus, and his wife, Diane, recently made a gift of $3.5 million to establish the Center for Construction Safety at KU’s School of Engineering

Porsche’s next-gen showroom prototype opens in Palm Springs, Ca.


Described as the first-of-its-kind, Porsche Palm Springs was designed to provide customers with architectural and tech-immersive elements that offer an exclusive Porsche experience

New York Pulse: Project News for March 2019

ENR Construction

Project news from Dodge Data & Analytics

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator declines sharply in January 2019


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A Greenish New Deal Will Do Much Good

ENR Construction

How many people not in a history class still talk about the landmark Supreme Court case won by a Brooklyn kosher chicken company, A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp., in 1935

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Plan for transformation of Lower Manhattan streetscapes unveiled


The Financial District Neighborhood Association ( FDNA ) released “ Make Way for Lower Manhattan ,” a multi-year report to provide a vision to transform the historic neighborhood and create safer and cleaner streets

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Pulse: Project News for the Week of March 25, 2019

ENR Construction

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

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New Insights Into The Global Market for Heat Pumps

Contractor Magazine

Surging demand for sustainable and cost-effective heating and cooling solutions predicted to stimulate the market share

Construction Economics for March 25, 2019

ENR Construction

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

Custom Truck Partners with EZ Trac

Construction Equipment

Custom Truck One Source has partnered with EZ Trac, authorizing Custom Truck as a dealer and installer in the U.S. Through the partnership, customers will have access to EZ Track at all Custom Truck locations in the U.S., as well as Custom Truck’s service network. The EZ Track Hydraulic All-Wheel

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Cook County General Hospital's $90-Million Redevelopment Saves a Chicago Icon

ENR Construction

Until last year, Cook County General Hospital sat vacant for 17 years. As redevelopment plans fizzled, graffiti from squatters began to turn up inside the 1.2-million-sq-ft building once known as Chicago’s Ellis Island

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Genie Develops New Telematics Platform

Construction Equipment

Genie now offers Lift Connect telematics on all new scissors, boom, and telehandlers including a three-year subscription. Telematics hardware for Genie GR and QS vertical masts, TZ trailer-mounted booms, as well as for Terex and Genie branded light towers, can be purchased as an option.


On the Scene: NY Building Congress, Microdesk, BOMA

ENR Construction

Reports From Key Industry Events


Volvo Appoints Scott Young as VP of Uptime

Construction Equipment

Volvo CE has appointed Scott Young as VP of uptime and customer support for sales region Americas. The appointment becomes effective June 1, though the transition to the new position as already begun. Young will support both North and Latin America teams on developing projects and strategic plans

Engcon’s Big Dig Day

Digger Blog

Excavator operators from across the UK are invited to get hands-on experience and see for themselves the impact that tiltrotators can have on their working lives at Engcon’s first Big Dig Day of 2019. Excavator operators from across the UK are invited to get hands-on experience and see for themselves the impact that tiltrotators can have on their working lives at Engcon’s first Big Dig Day of 2019. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Landscaping Enterprise Employs Residents Who Face Hiring Barriers

Green Industry Professionals

Blue Skies seeks to build a highly skilled team, and it invests earnings in training and certifications for employees

Digital twin startup aims to map the planet's metros


When people talk about digital twin, it’s usually in the context of a single product or building. But Michael Jansen’s ambition is to digitally replicate the entire world, or at the very least every smart city. Jansen is Chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Cityzenith, whose Smart World suite of 5D software platforms map and visualize data provided by metropolises to an intuitive real-time 3D simulation

Conserva Irrigation Grows National Footprint with Florida Expansion

Green Industry Professionals

The franchise is now serving 29 counties in the Sunshine State, and seeking to expand into Tallahassee, Tampa, Naples and Miami

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A Powerful Green Solution to Lawn Care Needs

Green Industry Professionals

Greenworks’ GMS 250 25-inch brushless self-propelled lawn mower is powered by an 82-volt lithium-ion battery

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