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United States National BIM Standard V3

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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.

Research finds continued growth of design-build throughout United States

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

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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

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U.S. Expected To Be Top Manufacturing Nation By 2020

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“While emerging markets continue to push the leaders, the findings demonstrate the strength of the manufacturing powerhouses of the 20th century with the United States, Germany, and Japan holding three of the top four positions currently and in the future” commented Giffi.

U.S. Senate passes drinking water infrastructure bill with IAPMO-endorsed WaterSense language

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The United States Senate today passed sweeping legislation addressing the nation's water infrastructure, including authorization for the U.S. EPA's WaterSense program. read more. Green Piping

This Week in Energy News – February 8, 2013

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The 50-megawatt solar power project First Solar has acquired from the solar division of Element Power is billed as the state’s largest and raises questions about solar energy as a commodity. Week in Review germany scotland solar energy spain united kingdom united states wind energy wind farm

Moscow To Build $230B Bullet Train to Beijing

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The rail link is part of a dream project to connect China with the United States and Canada. Infrastructure

The Millennials are coming, the Millennials are coming!

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It’s the largest single generational block of human beings to ever hit the United States of America. In the case of the Millennials, 80 million of them are coming. 80 million! read more. Best Practices Registered User

California Construction Trends to Watch

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states, and the region's prosperity even puts it on par with many countries across the globe in terms of gross domestic product (GDP). In 2014, California was ranked as the largest GDP in the United States with numbers 40% higher than the runner-up, Texas.

PMI advocates restoration of U.S. underground water infrastructure

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Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) today introduced a position statement and infographic advocating for the restoration of the United States’ underground water infrastructure. Investment required to reduce risks to drinking water and promote water efficiency.

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).

Rinnai America hires Mark Buss as Vice President of Marketing

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Rinnai America, the number-one selling brand of tankless water heaters in the United States and Canada, announced Mark Buss has joined the organization as its Vice President of Marketing.

Throwback Thursday: The Statue of Liberty

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This week's Throwback Thursday is in commemoration of the 130th Anniversary of France delivering the Statue of Liberty to the United States. On June 17, 1885 the ship reached New York holding 214 crates filled with the deconstructed statue.

2013 Global Construction Survey

Building Information Management

Our technology is currently serving over 85% of United States Air Force bases and rapidly growing numbers of other DOD and non-DOD (United States Army Corps of Engineers, Army, GSA, Homeland Security, VA.) federal departments/agencies, as well as state/county/local governments, colleges/universities, healthcare, and airports/transportation.

Equipment Rental Revenue Set to Top $57 Billion in 2020

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billion in the United States in 2020 The latest five-year forecast for the equipment rental industry released by the American Rental Association (ARA) projects a compound annual growth rate in revenue of 4.9 percent to reach $57.3

Construction Workers At Highest Risk for Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Construction workers sustain more traumatic brain injuries (TBI) than employees at any other type of workplace in the United States, according to a recent report from NIOSH

Grundfos appoints Vice President of Domestic Building Services

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Grundfos Pumps Corporation today appointed Nathan Olds as the Vice President of Domestic Building Services (DBS) Trade for the United States. read more. Management

State of the Industry

Construction Business Owner

Construction in the United States has historically been considered a highly cyclical activity. All things relative, 2017 finds the construction industry doing quite well. The industry has largely recovered from the Great Recession and is moving forward.

Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Employee Per Diem and Travel Expenses

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The recent United States Department of Labor crackdown on companies paying per diem in lieu of wages, highlighted the not-so-positive side of that creativity. Construction continues to be a mobile industry which means we all deal with travel expenses.

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.

Sinking San Francisco Skyscraper Riles Residents

ENR Construction

The 645-ft Millennium Tower—the tallest reinforced concrete structure in the Western United States—is sinking and tilting, and the building owner places the blame squarely on the adjacent Transbay Transit Center project

Stop Underestimating the Dangers of Dropped Objects

Construction Business Owner

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 50,000 "struck by falling object" OSHA recordables every year in the United States.

The Top 6 Insurance Trends in 2016

Construction Business Owner

As the United States construction market heats up, there is a renewed focus on improving operational efficiencies and embracing risk management strategies that could offer a meaningful financial impact.

A new report links infrastructure investment to commercial real estate expansion

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The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that the United States needs to spend $3.6 trillion by 2020 just to bring the country’s infrastructure back to a level described as adequate

A new app brings precision to designing a building for higher performance

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Buildings create nearly half of the greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. And AEC firms are challenged to accurately calculate how their designs will impact the performance of a building before construction or renovation begins.

How Trump & Tech Will Affect Your Business in 2017

Construction Business Owner

The new year ushers in many changes for both the construction sector and the United States economy overall. Business owners are looking to many different sources, including President-elect Donald J. Trump and a broad swath of new jobsite solutions, to plan their strategies for 2017 and the near future

A new program to certify the performance of existing buildings in the U.S. launches today

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Green Building Council’s LEED green building and certification programs have become ubiquitous standards for nonresidential construction, both in the United States and internationally

Are You Making These Critical Supervising Mistakes?

Construction Business Owner

Since 2000, according to numerous national surveys, less than one-third of workers in the United States are engaged in their jobs as measured by their involvement, enthusiasm and commitment.

Throwback Thursday: Seattle's Space Needle

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One of the most iconic building in the Unites States is the Space Needle in Seattle Washington. Construction began in 1961 and was completed on December 8th, 1962. For this week’s Throwback Thursday we bring you The Space Needle Story! throwback thursday Construction history

Video: Building the Largest Land-Based Wind Turbine In The US

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. MidAmerican Energy says it's built the largest land-based wind turbine in the United States in Adams County, Iowa.

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New program certifies the performance of existing buildings in the U.S.

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Green Building Council’s LEED green building and certification programs have become ubiquitous standards for nonresidential construction, both in the United States and internationally

Defining Responsibility

Construction Business Owner

As United States construction activity heats up, the frequency of crane accidents has also increased, along with the penalties, enforcement actions and liabilities associated with these incidents.

Regulations that May Be Revised Under Trump

Construction Business Owner

Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the business community can almost certainly look forward to a new era. With the election of Donald J.

Reactive vs Proactive Quality and Safety Management

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Within the United States alone, an estimated total of $15 billion a year is wasted on direct causes of rework. Here’s the reality, one critical mistake could lead to a general contractor going out of business. A quick scan at ENR or any other industry publication, and it’s in your face.

The 2016 Public Works Projects of the Year

Construction Business Owner

The topic of infrastructure has weighed heavily on the minds of United States and Canadian citizens this year and in previous years.

Are Your Taxes Ready for Year-End?

Construction Business Owner

Americans are headed to the polls on November 8 to elect the next president of the United States. This election will play an important role in determining who will shape future tax policy.

In the Name of Clean Water Millions of Acres are Proposed for Federal Control

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is quoted as saying the new rule will expand the scope of waters of the United States by “only about 3%” but that 3% represents millions of acres that are not today regulated. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.