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Construction Techniques

ICC offers guidance for remote virtual inspections

September 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up the implementation of remote virtual inspections for many building departments, and many officials have indicated that their agencies will probably continue to use remote inspections even after social distancing rules ease up. Using common, […]


Construction Techniques

Researchers receive patents for prestressed concrete innovation

September 16, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Prestressing is generally used when a concrete element has to withstand very high loads — for instance, beams, bridges or cantilevered structures. In conventional pretensioning technology, the reinforcements or tendons — usually made of steel — are anchored on both […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal court says DOL joint-employer rule ‘arbitrary and capricious’; ABC says judge ‘got it wrong’

September 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Woods’ decision in part focused on the four-factor test included in the final rule. The test considers whether the potential joint employer: Hires or fires the employee (not whether the employer has the authority to hire or fire). Supervises and […]


Construction Techniques

The most in-demand tech jobs in construction

September 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Brian Krause knows that when it comes to actually building what’s in the 3D model of his latest commercial construction project, his best-laid plans can be foiled by something as seemingly insignificant as a 1/4-inch bathroom tile. That’s the lesson […]


Sustainability

Modular Monitor: What contractors should be telling owners about shifting to offsite construction

September 8, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There are plenty of completed modular projects under the construction industry’s collective belt, but there are plenty of owners and developers who have not explored modular as a feasible alternative to traditional construction methods. Some construction companies are in a […]


Sustainability

How Trump Fails Construction

September 2, 2020

Via: ENR

President Donald J. Trump has had numerous writers take the measure of his life so far, and there will be dozens of more comprehensive Trump biographies—whether or not he wins re-election. But when Trump’s time in office is measured solely […]


Sustainability

Navy issues RFP for $5B multiple award contract

September 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Prospective bidders, according to the solicitation, must have significant logistical and performance capabilities. The MAC includes a wide range of projects such as: Dredging Airfield facilities construction Administrative and educational facilities Electric power distribution systems Communication facilities Water and sewage […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction Industry Weekly News Recap – August 28, 2020

August 28, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Here’s a quick rundown of this week’s top news and happenings in the construction industry. Each week, we’ll take a look at some of the interesting local, regional, and national stories about construction to keep you better informed of the […]


Construction Processes, Financial

7 bidding mistakes that can throw off a project

August 26, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the U.S., contractors have been increasingly nervous about maintaining and building their backlog of work as jobs in some areas and sectors are put on hold or canceled. To build their books, many firms […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Contractors file $16M of liens on Royal Caribbean’s Miami headquarters project

August 26, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive reached out to Royal Caribbean about the liens but had not received a response by press time. During the company’s second-quarter 2020 earnings call earlier this month, Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean CEO and president, said all capital projects […]