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.

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.

United States ranks fourth for renter growth

BD+C

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

Project Readiness Quiz: Is Your Company Prepared?

John Chaney

Five minutes — that’s all it takes to see if your projects are ready for today’s modern demands. Take the quiz below! Note: This quiz was originally created for contractors in the Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific markets.

Uncertain Times Call for Construction Technology Growth

John Chaney

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.

Justice league: United States courthouse

BD+C

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 Interconnected Construction Organization — Part 2: The Benefits of Integrated Construction Software in the Cloud

John Chaney

Featured North America Software Construction Technology United States ViewpointOneIntegrated software can make workflows easier for contractors in both the office and the field.

State of the Construction Industry: March Roundup

John Chaney

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

Making Sense of the Construction Tax Landscape

John Chaney

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.

State of the Construction Industry: February Roundup

John Chaney

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.

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

John Chaney

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.

Viewpoint Earns SOC 2 Type 1 Certification

John Chaney

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!

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

BD+C

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

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

John Chaney

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!

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

BD+C

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.

Setting Up Implementation Training for Successful Technology Adoption

John Chaney

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

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

BD+C

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

How Interstate Electrical Services Became a Leader in Lean Construction

John Chaney

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.

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

Building Information Management

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

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

ENR Construction

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

Research finds continued growth of design-build throughout United States

BD+C

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

Business Facilities

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.

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

BD+C

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

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

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.

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

ENR Construction

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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Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

Stok

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

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.

Sports/Entertainment & Excellence in Safey Best Project: United States Tennis Association Arthur Ashe Stadium Retractable Roof

ENR Construction

The new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y., is an octagonal, 236,000-sq-ft structure larger than an American football field

Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

Business Facilities

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.

Adopting Technology that Works in the Field and the Office

John Chaney

North America Software Trends Construction Technology United States Viewpoint Field Management Viewpoint Financial Controls Viewpoint HR ManagementCloud-based construction technology improves access to information in the field and simplifies collecting data for the office.

Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

Stok

The Southeastern region of the United States is an energy conundrum, comprising about one quarter 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 Portfolio Standard (RPS) aimed at substantially reducing the nation’s carbon emissions. To reach a [.]. Renewable Energy Blogmaster Hoang EBS Team

The Best Industry in the United States

C-School Blog

A brief exerpt of the article can be found below and the entire article and Matt’s blog (which has been around since 2004 according to his archives section) is at: “The Best Industry in the United States” at “The Construction Contractor’s Digest” Blog. “The Best Industry in the United States. The title of this blog posting was taken from an article found at The Construction Contractor’s Digest.

Rusty Hamilton to lead GenieBelt’s US launch

Geniebelt

Geniebelt News geniebelt news rusty hamilton United States us constructionWe are happy to welcome Rusty Hamilton as Country Manager of GenieBelt’s new US operation. Rusty brings along 28+ years of experience in the construction industry including a string of years as President of Catalyst USA, which is the leading distributor for Powerproject in the U.S., an Oracle Gold Partner and Premier Solution Provider for.

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ARTBA Says Roadside Ditches are not “Waters of the United States”

Construction Equipment

The potential delays and increased costs that would result from extending federal authority to cover roadside ditches would divert resources from timely maintenance activities and potentially threaten the role ditches play in promoting roadway safety, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA

Five Location Factors To Consider When Investing In The U.S.

Business Facilities

Executive Analysis Featured Foreign Direct Investment International Site Selection Business Incentives Capital Investment foreign direct investment Infrastructure McCallum Sweeney Consulting permitting Quality of Life Sarah White United States Workforce DevelopmentA look at the top location factors foreign companies should consider when choosing to invest in the U.S., courtesy of McCallum Sweeney Consulting. Read: Five Location Factors To Consider When Investing In The U.S.

U.S. Ranked Third For Global Talent Competitiveness

Business Facilities

California District Of Columbia Education Europe Featured International Surveys & Research United Kingdom (UK) USA - Far West USA - Great Lakes USA - Great Plains USA - Mid Atlantic USA - New England USA - Rocky Mountains USA - Southeast USA - Southwest Workforce Development Adecco Group education Employment Global Talent Competitiveness Index INSEAD los angeles Singapore Site Selection Switzerland United States Washington DC workforce

To What Extent Could Obama’s ‘Waters of the United States’ Plan Delay Projects across America’s Construction Industry?

Construction Dive

There is much concern within America’s construction industry about the amount of damage the Obama administration’s new “Waters of the United States” proposal could do to the U.S. construction industry. If the plan, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S.

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

Green Building Law Update

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.

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

Green Building Law Update

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.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

Business Facilities

California Canada Corporate Real Estate Daily News Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Oregon Surveys & Research Taxes & Incentives USA - Far West USA - Great Lakes USA - Great Plains USA - Mid Atlantic USA - New England USA - Rocky Mountains USA - Southeast USA - Southwest Utilities california construction Energy Efficiency Environment New Buildings Institute Sustainability United States zero energy buildings