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).

United States Golf Association To Establish Operations In North Carolina

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The United States Golf Association (USGA) will invest up to $36 million to create a multi-building research and testing campus in the Village of Pinehurst, NC. Read: United States Golf Association To Establish Operations In North Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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.

The National Museum of the United States Army opens

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The National Museum of the United States Army (NMUSA), a cultural institution that is the first to tell the story of the oldest branch of the United States military, recently completed and opened on Veterans Day.

Building the United States

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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. Infrastructure is how we move, and [it is] essential to the growth of our nation,” said Rydin.

Best Cultural/Worship: National Museum of the United States Army

ENR Construction

After more than 40 years of planning, design and reviews, the National Museum of the U.S. Army finally became a reality in November 2020

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. https://www.nationalbimstandard.org. via [link

Justice league: United States courthouse

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This cube-like, 10-story, 240-foot-tall tower seems to hover over the ground as if it were a sculpture on a pedestal. The Building Team created this floating effect with a cantilevered perimeter consisting of 24 columns, each 42 inches in diameter, supported by a 600-ton truss system nine stories above. . The design-build process facilitated this effort by involving the construction team early in the design phase.

United States Cold Storage Warehouse: Best Project Renovation/Restoration

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This expansion and renovation of an existing cold storage warehouse and office building originally built in 2015 added nearly 150,000 sq ft of freezer space and a 24,000-sq-ft cold dock

United States ranks fourth for renter growth

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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 The only countries higher than the U.S.

What the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Means for International Construction Disputes

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Lee were published in the American Bar Association’s Forum on Construction Law (Summer 2020) with their article, “ What the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Means for International Construction Disputes.”. Zachary Torres-Fowler and Cindy J.

U.S. Outduels China In Artificial Intelligence, Startups And GDP

Business Facilities

The United States is outdueling China in a tight competition for global economic hegemony in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report. Read: U.S. Outduels China In Artificial Intelligence, Startups And GDP at BusinessFacilities.com.

U.S. Space Command Headquarters Headed To Huntsville

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Space Command United State Space CommandAlabama’s "Rocket City" has been selected as the preferred location for the headquarters of the new U.S. Space Command. Read: U.S. Space Command Headquarters Headed To Huntsville at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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). 4d 5d BIM BIM BIM and Facility Management BIM for FM life-cycle costing LIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT NIBS OMNICLASS Standards Total Cost of Ownership 2102 national bim standard united states US version 2

Los Angeles has the largest hotel construction pipeline in the United States

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In the most recent Lodging Econometrics (LE) Construction Pipeline Trend report on Los Angeles, LE states that Los Angeles has a total of 168 projects/28,501 rooms in the construction pipeline, the largest pipeline of any market in the U.S.

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

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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

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

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The creation of the first six Italian red clay tennis courts in North America was no easy feat. More than 200 tons of red clay had to be shipped from Cremona, Italy, in small five-pound bag increments, which meant more than 80,000 bags of the red clay were delivered on site before they were meticulously placed and rolled to complete the courts

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

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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. The bill would provide funding and tools for cities to identify dangers to their communities and infrastructure. According to the council, the benefits of the bill include

FCA To Produce Face Masks For First Responders, Healthcare Workers

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Automotive Canada Daily News Featured Mexico Plastics & Medical Devices coronavirus COVID-19 face masks FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles first responders Manufacturing Medical Devices United StatesFiat Chrysler Automobiles will join the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million face masks per month. Read: FCA To Produce Face Masks For First Responders, Healthcare Workers at BusinessFacilities.com.

Research finds continued growth of design-build throughout United States

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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.

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. Prologis, Inc. Industrial Recovery.” ” In the report, the company’s research team points to a strengthening of the industrial market with the recovery transitioning into expansion.

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.

Officials to release new data showing the impacts of the coronavirus on the United States’ construction workforce

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EDT , the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk will release new data showing the current state of the construction workforce and how the coronavirus has impacted the sector nationwide as well as by region and state* during a virtual media event.

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Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

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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

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

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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.

Living in a Materials World

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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.

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

EPA and Army Announce Intent to Revise “Water of the United States” Rule

Greenbuilding Law

Last week the Environmental Protect Agency and Department of the Army announced the agencies’ intent to initiate new rulemaking that restores the Obama era waters of the United States rule that was in place pre-2015, and before the current Trump era rule.

Putting Paper in Its Place

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. There was a time when paper was the way to go for managing documents, RFIs, submittals and processes like payroll, time-off requests and job costing. But those days are over.

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. ###. Israel has emerged as a leading player in Artificial Intelligence and Tel Aviv has been named as an Emerging AI Hub in Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings Report.

Highlighting Construction Technology at CFMA National Conference

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Events Featured News North America Software Construction Technology Industry Events United StatesFor 38 years now, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has been supporting the construction industry by providing unparalleled financial and operational management education, networking and growth and development opportunities for construction professionals.

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Uncertain Times Call for Construction Technology Growth

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. As uncertainty lurks in the future of construction industry spending , contractors have placed a focus on technology transformation as a key differentiator moving forward.

The Rise of Business Intelligence in Construction

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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. But the contractors that dive deep into and analyze that data to make intelligent decisions about their projects and overall business strategy reap the greatest rewards.

Keep it Simple, Stupid

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Best Practices Featured North America Software Trends Construction Technology United StatesModern technology is simplifying construction processes and reducing user burdens. In an industry as large and complex as construction, simplifying processes in any way possible can reap significant benefits for contractors in terms in of productivity, mitigated project risks and profitability.

Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. I just returned from my first CFMA ( Construction Financial Management Association ) annual conference and it was a great experience. I met many newcomers like myself along with seasoned veterans who had a ton of experience and insights to share.

State of the Construction Industry: February Roundup

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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. Similar projects like these are springing to life across the United States, converting shuttered malls, big-box stores, strip malls and other former retail space to mixed use developments.

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Making Sense of the Construction Tax Landscape

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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. Though Bryan touched on 179D, most of his presentation revolved around understanding the federal and state R&D tax incentives.

Viewpoint Earns SOC 2 Type 1 Certification

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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!

5 Ways Leading Contractors Keep Their Clients Happy

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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. Not only must they meet the bottom-line objectives of on-time and on-budget projects, but contractors must engage clients beyond those aspects to ensure happiness and build solid relationships.

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