Tag: construction

Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

5 Tips to Keep Your Construction Project on Schedule

April 20, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Keeping your construction projects on schedule to meet your completion deadline is no easy task. Adverse weather, costly rework, unavailable resources and subcontractor default are just a few of the things that can throw your timeline off course. Damages and […]

Construction Techniques

University of Hawaii’s new Administration & Allied Health Building nears completion

April 18, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

The University of Hawaii West Oahu campus is nearing the completion of its newest building, the 43,000-sf Administration and Allied Health Building. The new $36 million facility consolidates office space for campus leadership into a single location and also provides […]

Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Lighting renovation improves aesthetics, reduces energy consumption for multi-use building

April 17, 2018

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Opened in the 1980s, 4890-4898 Taschereau Boulevard is a busy, multi-tenant retail building located in Greenfield Park, Quebec. The two-floor, 36,984 sq. ft. building houses reputable tenants such as Baton Rouge, Neuro Rive-Sud and Vimat – all well-known brands in […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

Tishman Speyer to begin building The Spiral in Manhattan

April 16, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Leading New York-based construction company Tishman Speyer has announced that it is set to begin constructing The Spiral in Manhattan, having both secured a $1.8bn loan from Blackstone Mortgage Trust, and finalized an 800,000 square foot lease with Pfizer. Costing […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker’s death

April 13, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Construction firms regularly contest the size of an OSHA fine or the violation itself. After the agency issues a citation, employers typically have 15 working days to contest in writing the citation, proposed penalty or abatement date, the deadline for […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Boosting energy efficiency helps reduce health risks

April 11, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

By reducing power plant pollution, energy efficiency yields health benefits, according to research by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The ACEEE report, “Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency,” estimates […]

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 […]