EPA Rolls Back Proposed “Waters of the United States” Definition

Green Building Law Update

Last Thursday the EPA and Department of the Army announced that the agencies are repealing a 2015 rule that had proposed to expand the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. With this final repeal, the agencies will implement the pre 2015 regulations, which are currently in place in more than half of the states (i.e., there are some states, tribal and local governments with their own definitions of jurisdictional waters).

Building the United States

Construction Business Owner

It’s said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. When it comes to the construction industry’s positive impact on the lives of Americans, Mike Rydin, founder and CEO of HCSS, a construction industry software company, sees undeniable beauty.

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Back to the Future with “Navigable Waters of the United States”

Green Building Law Update

Department of the Army finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Rule (that never went into effect) defining “waters of the United States.”. But, the 2015 Rule will now not be applicable until two years following publication of the applicability date rule in the Federal Register (scheduled to be this week), giving the agencies the time needed to reconsider the very fluid definition of “waters of the United States.”. United States , 547 U.S.

United States ranks fourth for renter growth


Between 2010 and 2015, the United States saw an increase in the share of renter households of 9.4%, the fourth highest of any country examined in RentCafé’s most recent study. were the United Kingdom (22%), Ireland (12%), and Denmark (11.7

Justice league: United States courthouse


This cube-like, 10-story, 240-foot-tall tower seems to hover over the ground as if it were a sculpture on a pedestal.

United States National BIM Standard V3

Building Information Management

As Chair of the National BIM Standard 3.O – NBIMS.US. V3 – Terminology SubCommittee, please note that the long awaited document is now available… if you can download 100+ MB’s! Here’s the Glossary Section: NBIMS-US_V3_3_Terms_and_Definitions. Link to Full Standard.

Game, set, match: United States Tennis Association National Campus


The creation of the first six Italian red clay tennis courts in North America was no easy feat.

United States Resiliency Council announces support for Calif. earthquake resiliency bill


The United States Resiliency Council through its support behind California’s AB 2681, a bill now in the appropriations committee that would assist cities in identifying the most seismically vulnerable structures.

New York City among the top hotel construction pipelines in the United States


In the most recent Lodging Econometrics (LE) Construction Pipeline Trend report on New York City, LE states that New York City has a total of 155 projects/26,605 rooms in the construction pipeline, one of the top three largest pipelines in the U.S.

National BIM Standard – United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Version 2 (V2) – Released May 2012

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National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance™ has released The National BIM Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Version 2 (V2).

DeSimone Consulting Engineers designs the tallest modular hotel in the United States


The CitizenM Bowery, a 21-story, 100,000 sf hotel, is the tallest modular hotel in the United States. The DeSimone Consulting Engineers-designed building comprises 300 modular guestrooms, a rooftop bar and lounge, a bistro-style restaurant, coworking space on the ground level, and a 4,000 sf plaza

Uncertain Times Call for Construction Technology Growth


Best Practices North America Software Trends Construction Technology United States ViewpointOneToday’s leading construction firms operate as digital contractors that take advantage of the latest technologies to gain competitive edges.

Research finds continued growth of design-build throughout United States


'The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has released new research findings indicating that for the first time more than half of projects above $10 million are being completed through design-build project delivery. read more. Architects Codes Building Owner Legislation Contractors Regulations Designers Standards Engineers Facility Managers Government Buildings Healthcare Buildings Higher Education Hospitality Facilities Hotel Facilities Justice Facilities K-12 Schools Library Military Construction Multifamily Housing Construction Museums Office Building Performing Arts Centers Resort Design Retail Centers School Construction Senior Living Design Shopping Centers Sports and Recreational Facility Transit Facilities University Buildings Warehouses Codes and Standards'

5 Ways Leading Contractors Keep Their Clients Happy


Best Practices North America Software Canada Construction Technology United States ViewpointOneImproving collaboration between contractors and clients is key to building long-term relationships. Simply getting the job done isn’t enough for today’s leading contractors.

Survey Says U.S. Employees Are The Happiest Employees

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A new global survey by Mindspace confirms that employees of large U.S. companies are happiest, but small to medium enterprises (SMEs) lag far behind. Read: Survey Says U.S. Employees Are The Happiest Employees at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Keep it Simple, Stupid


Best Practices Featured North America Software Trends Construction Technology United StatesModern technology is simplifying construction processes and reducing user burdens.

Making Sense of the Construction Tax Landscape


That’s why Viewpoint, along with the help of several partner companies and tax experts, brought these discussions to contractors’ backyards with a series of events across the Unites States in February.

Putting Paper in Its Place


Best Practices Featured North America Construction Document Management Construction Technology United StatesPaper and construction do not mix. Because construction deals with projects that are larger than life with a thousand moving parts and paper simply can’t keep up.

The Rise of Business Intelligence in Construction


Featured North America Software Trends Canada Construction Technology Spectrum United StatesMore and more contractors are moving to the cloud to embrace powerful business intelligence solutions to improve operations. The construction industry collects mounds of data.

Architecture firm proposes a ‘Border City’ between the United States and Mexico


Immigration policies have been front and center during this election year as candidates and citizens alike have thrown out their ideas for the best approach to the issue. And now, an architecture firm has put forth its own idea for how to solve the contentious problem surrounding country borders

Prologis Research: United States Industrial Market Signals Strength, Expansion

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has published an in-depth analysis of the United States industrial real estate market in a paper titled “ The Shape of the U.S. The post Prologis Research: United States Industrial Market Signals Strength, Expansion appeared first on Business Facilities.

Israel A Rising Star In Artificial Intelligence

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China , the United States and Germany are the top three, respectively, in BF’s global ranking for Renewable Energy Leaders , based on installed capacity in megawatts. The complete 2019 BF Rankings Report, including state , metro and international results, are available online. ###.

State of the Construction Industry: April Roundup


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State of the Construction Industry: February Roundup


Construction safety and health research firm, CPWR noted in its Q2 2018 report that from 2011 to 2016, 609 workers lost their lives at road work zones across the United States.

State of the Construction Industry: March Roundup


Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, the continually changing Brexit plans have contractors there on edge as they weigh the possibility of reduced market opportunities and government contracts. Featured News North America Trends United Kingdom Blog Canada Construction Technology United States

Living in a Materials World


Best Practices Featured North America Software Trends Construction Operations Construction Technology Spectrum United StatesEffectively managing the materials on jobsites with modern software can have a significant impact on contractors bottom lines. Every built environment turns raw materials into polished projects.

Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth


Events Featured North America Success Stories Canada Construction Technology United States ViewpointOneViewpoint is a Principal Partner of the CFMA and many CFMA members are also Viewpoint clients.

State of the Construction Industry: May 2019 Roundup


The article noted that a 2017 Skylogic Research report indicated that 79 percent of the drones currently in use in the United States and Canada were manufactured by Shenzhen, China-based DJI. Featured News North America Trends Construction Technology United States ViewpointOne

5 Ways to Tell if Your Construction Software is Breaking Your Heart — and How to Move On


Have you ever had a friend who was in a bad relationship? Their significant other is not treating them right and you are just watching and going crazy because you know they could do so much better!

Highlighting Construction Technology at CFMA National Conference


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Viewpoint Earns SOC 2 Type 1 Certification


Australia / New Zealand Featured News North America Software United Kingdom Australia Canada Construction Technology Jobpac ProContractor Spectrum United States Viewpoint Field View Viewpoint for Projects Viewpoint Team VistaViewpoint’s SOC 2 certification shows a commitment to providing a secure cloud platform for its products. I wanted to share some exciting news with our current and future customers!

Government/Public Building Best Project: United States Courthouse – Los Angeles

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The design of the U.S. Courthouse in Los Angeles reflects the intersection of form and function

GM Investing $300M In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet EV

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manufacturing operations across six states, adding 700 new jobs. The project will add 400 jobs at the Orion Township assembly plant; GM will also invest $1.8 billion in its U.S. Read: GM Investing $300M In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet EV at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Interconnected Construction Organization — Part 1: Downfalls of Disconnected Software


Featured Software Trends Construction Technology United States ViewpointOneHaving integrated data and workflows is the key to contractors’ success. Searching for data on a construction project siphons time. Finding outdated information on that same project leads to mistakes.

Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility


The Southeastern region of the United States is an energy conundrum, comprising about one third of the demand in the country, yet having the lowest capacity for renewable energy (about 6%). This discrepancy is an incredible obstacle to any proposed Renewable Energy Portfolio (RPS) aimed at substantially reducing the nation’s carbon emissions. To reach a [.]. Energy Renewable Energy EBS Team

Setting Up Implementation Training for Successful Technology Adoption


Training your end users thoroughly on how to use new software and technology is vital to successful implementations.

How Interstate Electrical Services Became a Leader in Lean Construction


We collected data from every business unit, from every location across New England. Editor’s note: The following blog post is an article by one of our clients, Billerica, Mass.-based based Interstate Electrical Services. The article originally ran in Construction Dive on Feb. 12 and is being re-run here with permission from both Interstate Electrical Services and Construction Dive. This is an excellent piece that gets to the heart of managing data in the construction industry.

United States Postal Service Annex Building Receives an Upgrade from The Korte Company

The Korte Company

The Korte Company has been selected by the United States Postal Service to upgrade their existing façade of their Market Street facility in downtown St.

Health Care Award of Merit: Bunny Mellon Healing Garden Dedicated to the First Ladies of the United States

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The project team renovated part of the roof area above the Children’s National Medical Center’s clinical laboratory in Washington, D.C., to create a healing garden where young patients can safely enjoy being outside

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Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

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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 StatesThe 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.