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Concrete repair code requirements released

July 8, 2019

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary. The code was written to be integrated into building codes for increased confidence that repairs are performed in […]


Federal judge stops border wall projects paid for with military funds

July 1, 2019

The same federal judge who in May temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s administration from spending $1 billion of military funds on U.S.-Mexico border wall construction expanded that ban to a permanent injunction on Friday. U.S. Circuit Judge Haywood Gilliam also […]


Federal study highlights dangers facing military construction contractors

June 25, 2019

Onsite safety measures are nothing new for U.S. construction workers and for the contractors that employ them. Private companies have instituted a wide range of initiatives to keep their workers as injury-free as possible, driven by both the financial benefits […]


Construction Processes, Design

How Millennials, Gen Z, and technology are changing workplace design

July 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The evolution of technology and the Internet of Things, in particular, is transforming how and where we work, the ways in which we collaborate, and our daily experiences with colleagues. The entrance of younger generations into the workforce is further […]


Construction Techniques

Pepper Construction is using 3D models to help identify underground utilities on jobsites

July 11, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Over the years, Pepper Construction, like most general contractors, has hit its share of underground utilities installed beneath jobsites. “That’s not a phone call the CEO of our company wants to get,” says Mike Alder, Virtual Construction Manager at Pepper’s […]


Construction Techniques

The case for payment innovation in construction

July 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

We’re experiencing a rapid technological revolution to the way we move money in the 21st century. As we grow more comfortable with these payment innovations in our personal lives, and more expectant of the benefits they provide, the corporate entities […]


Sustainability

USGBC seeks proposals to strengthen new LEED standard

July 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

USGBC released the complete suite of LEED v4.1 rating systems in April. They include: Building Design and Construction (BD+C) Interior Design and Construction (ID+C) Operations and Maintenance (O+M) Residential Cities and Communities and Recertification A few significant updates to the […]