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Construction Processes, Design

Major Austin transit plan could cost up to $10B

April 10, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

While Austin officials are intent on beefing up the city’s transit systems via rapid bus and light rail, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning an $8 billion expansion of a 33-mile segment of Interstate 35 through the city. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Industry Braces for Tariff Consequences

April 10, 2018

Via: ENR

Faced with a possible trade war erupting from a barrage of threats and counterthreats exchanged between the U.S. and China over tariff impositions, construction economists and equipment manufacturer representatives say the industry is growing increasingly edgy about the gathering unknowns […]


Construction Techniques

How technology is streamlining the preconstruction process

April 4, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors used to have to swim through a sea of paperwork to perform any number of preconstruction tasks, including quantity takeoffs, collecting bids from subcontractors, checking vendor qualifications, communicating with the owner, and clarifying design issues with the architect and […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Trump FY19 Budget Mixed for Construction

April 3, 2018

Via: ENR

President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request seeks deep cuts for many construction accounts and some increases. But if the proposal, released on Feb. 12, gets the same Capitol Hill reception as his 2018 plan did, Congress will go its […]


Construction Processes, Design

6 urban design trends to watch in 2018

April 3, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Cities and suburbs are constantly changing and 2017 served up more than its share of challenges—some we saw coming (massive retail closures), while others took us by surprise (historic flooding and other natural disasters). 2017 saw the continuation of the […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

6 Tips on Buying Used Construction Equipment

April 2, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Most businesses prefer bringing in a new equipment if their old one fails, but there may be times when you would prefer buying used equipment. While it may not be very different from making a new purchase altogether, it is […]


Construction Techniques

Virtual Reality Equipment Training Gets Boost From Skyjack

April 2, 2018

Via: ENR

In a major step forward for promoting the use of virtual reality training for heavy equipment operators, Skyjack has announced that it is collaborating with VR developer Serious Labs on VR training for scissor lifts. “From a Skyjack perspective, we […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How to combat the busy construction season

March 30, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

There is always that demanding construction season, depending on the state, that we get slammed. Plans are piled on your desk, the phone is constantly ringing, and everyone is hanging over your desk waiting, waiting, impatiently sighing… So, you sink […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Can construction connect more with technology?

March 30, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Last year, the construction industry was found to be one of the least digitised industries. Alongside the fact that construction labour productivity has not kept pace with overall productivity, it seems the need to invest in technology to keep the […]


Construction Processes, Design

Tectura Designs Quattro Series of Architectural Pavers

March 29, 2018

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Tectura Designs is expanding its vast selection of concrete rooftop and on-grade pavers for commercial architecture with the all-new Quattro Series, which will provide specifiers with unmatched strength and design flexibility – including Tectura’s exclusive four-color blending technology that makes […]