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Sustainability

St. Louis could save $61 million per year in energy costs by improved building performance

October 18, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Building owners in St. Louis could save at least $61.5 million annually by improving energy efficiency in their buildings, according to the city’s first annual Building Energy Benchmarking Report & Checklist to Explore Energy Savings Opportunities report. If building owners, […]


Sustainability

Architecture and Math

October 14, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

If you ever thought about being an architect but thought you couldn’t handle the math, you aren’t alone. At parties across the land, as soon as someone finds out there is an architect in the crowd, there is a story […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Benefits of specifying insulated metal panels

October 9, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

When it comes to specifying building materials, we know you have options, but when it comes to your next project or retrofit, there are benefits of insulated panels (IMPs) that will take your commercial build-out to the next level. The […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What contractors should know about building on sacred land

October 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Usually, by the time shovels hit dirt on a jobsite, the ground they are breaking has been obtained and controlled by the owners and there’s no question that workers will be able to proceed with construction. But what happens when […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction unemployment returns to 2009 low

October 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As far as nonresidential construction is concerned, employment increased by 3,800 positions in September, according to an analysis by Anirban Basu of the Associated Builders and Contractors, bringing the total of additional nonresidential jobs during the last 12 months to […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Construction faces widest foreign language skills gap

October 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Seth Sandler, CEO of Florida-based Superior Skilled Trades, which helps contractors staff projects, said many of his construction firm clients don’t employ non-English speakers because of safety concerns. Communication about a potential jobsite hazard needs to happen in the moment, […]


Construction Techniques

The October issue of Construction Global is live!

October 7, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Our cover story this month highlights how Plaza Construction is “building tomorrow” by drivingsuccessful collaborations between client, architect and contractor. The award-winning Florida-based firm is utilising the latest BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools across a range of commercial, corporate, and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

New OSHA weighting system could lead to more inspections

October 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The system is meant primarily to gauge exactly how OSHA’s area offices are directing their inspection and enforcement efforts, according to Edwin G. Foulke Jr., former assistant secretary of labor for OSHA under President George W. Bush and partner in […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Market watch: Indicators crucial to planning for a construction downturn

October 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

While no one can claim to know exactly where the U.S. economy is headed, there is no shortage of indicators that help provide a reading on the nation’s economic health. These include manufacturing indexes, the stock market, the performance of […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Oroville Spillways Emergency Recovery: Northern California Project of the Year 2019

October 1, 2019

Via: ENR

When the 770-ft-tall Oroville Dam, the tallest in the U.S., was completed in 1968, it was equipped with a 3,055-ft-long main spillway—and an emergency spillway that had never been used. That changed in February 2017 when weeks of heavy rain […]