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Construction Techniques

Structural engineered wood products exempt from new EPA formaldehyde ruling

June 19, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Composite wood products must meet new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formaldehyde emissions regulations as of June 1, 2018. Among the products impacted: particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and hardwood (decorative) plywood. Structural engineered wood products manufactured for construction applications, […]


Sustainability

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator remains elevated in first quarter of 2018

June 19, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) contracted to 8.8 months during the first quarter of 2018, down 9% from the prior quarter. CBI is down 2% on a year-over-year basis. “The Construction Backlog Indicator […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

‘Athleticscapes’ give colleges a recruiting edge

June 18, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

It has long been apparent that colleges and universities are engaged in an arms race to attract top student-athletes, with ammunition that includes extravagant training centers and stadiums. John Robertson is on the front lines of those battles. As CEO […]


Sustainability

How cloud technology can power a sustainable construction supply chain

June 18, 2018

Via: Construction Global

Adjuno is part of Cargo Services Group, a well-established global freight forwarding company with annual turnover in excess of $1bn. Starting out as an in-house software team, over the years that team has become a department branching off into other […]


Construction Techniques

Machine learning takes on college dropouts

June 12, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

If AI-driven machines can defeat the world’s greatest chess players and, even more improbable, the globe’s premier Go strategist, what chance does a college dropout have against machine learning technology? Slim to none, predicts one university research director. Sudha Ram, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

The Dotted Line: How to make sure a contract protects your money

June 12, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

There are contractors who say they love the construction business so much that they would not do anything else for a living. But it’s impossible to live on a business that doesn’t make money. Sometimes in construction, jobs get mired […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Bally Ribbon Mills announces safety webbing and tapes for fall protection

June 11, 2018

Via: ISHN

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of highly specialized engineered woven fabrics, announces its line of safety webbing and tapes, ideal for fire, law enforcement, industrial, military, and commercial fall protection personal protective […]


Construction Processes, Financial

40 Tons of Steel Needed for Tower on Hanford Vit Plant

June 11, 2018

Via: ENR

An additional 40 tons of structural steel is sitting on the Dept. of Energy Hanford Nuclear Waste Site in southeast Washington, where Bechtel National Inc. plans a new tower as part of the $4.5-billion Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. Known […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Inspector General issues bizarre chemical safety board report

June 6, 2018

Via: ISHN

The Inspector General (IG) issued a somewhat bizarre report yesterday on “management challenges” at the Chemical Safety Board. The IG is required by the Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 “to report what we consider the most serious management and performance […]


Construction Techniques

Seattle’s new mixed-use complex merges new construction with a repurposed 1921 funeral home

June 5, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

Located along the Lake Washington Ship Canal in Seattle, Fremont Crossing provides the city with a new home for creative tech businesses, retail, and dining options. The new mixed-use complex merges new construction inspired by the maritime heritage of the […]