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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 […]


Construction Techniques

Open source tool allows comparison of embodied carbon emissions from construction materials

September 27, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The Carbon Leadership Forum has released the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool. The open source tool is for architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction […]


Construction Techniques

Dual, often incompatible, management systems add work and cost to projects

September 27, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

A new survey of building owners and contractors highlights the challenges of managing construction projects when software applications lack automated data exchange processes. The report, “Connecting Owners and Contractors: How Technology Drives Connected Construction,” was released by e-Builder, a Trimble […]


Construction Techniques

Can Digital Twin make project management more efficient?

April 24, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Yehudi “Gaf” Gaffen has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of construction management as CEO of Gafcon, the owner’s rep firm based in San Diego that he and wife Pam founded in 1987. Even as construction technology has […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Transit group: Trump administration behind on $1.4B funding

August 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In June, Sound Transit reported that it would award major contracts for the Lynnwood Link extension by fall, even though it has not yet received federal grant money. Echoing the concerns of Transportation for America, the agency has been planning […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

6 Tips on Buying Used Construction Equipment

April 2, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Most businesses prefer bringing in a new equipment if their old one fails, but there may be times when you would prefer buying used equipment. While it may not be very different from making a new purchase altogether, it is […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

How to combat the busy construction season

March 30, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

There is always that demanding construction season, depending on the state, that we get slammed. Plans are piled on your desk, the phone is constantly ringing, and everyone is hanging over your desk waiting, waiting, impatiently sighing… So, you sink […]