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  • Anatomy of an Indemnity Provision - Construction Practice Newsletter

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    Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Indemnity clauses are one of the most negotiated (and litigated) provisions in a construction contract. - They’re also one of the least understood. - But we’re here to dissect it for you, so to speak....By: Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
  • 'Intrapreneurship' Can Boost Implementation of New Ideas

    Top Stories from ENR.com
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    The idea of intrepreneurship—entrepreneurship within big corporations—resonated with attendees at ENR FutureTech, held in San Francisco March 16-17.
  • Show Off Your Home Improvement Projects With Instagram

    Darren | Slaughter
    Gina S.
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Don’t dismiss Instagram as the Land of the Selfies. There’s actually quite a bit of value in using this social media app to generate leads and new business! Men and women naturally rely on different methods and sources when deciding on their next home improvement project. Step inside the shoes of a potential customer for a moment. If you were looking to hire a contractor to work inside your home, wouldn’t you want to see previous projects before making a decision? Instagram is a photo-sharing app available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play store. It also allows…
  • Bosch's New Finger-Saving Portable Saw

    Fine Homebuilding - "Tool Hound" blog entries
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Posted by patrick_mccombe Bosch has introduced a tablesaw to compete with SawStop's job-site portable.
  • Improving productivity of welding by reducing groove angle

    Construction News -- ScienceDaily
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Scientists have been developing materials and technology suitable for Arctic conditions. Principles for safe and ecological design and manufacturing of structures and devices used for energy production in the Arctic have been defined in a recent project.
 
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    Construction News -- ScienceDaily

  • Improving productivity of welding by reducing groove angle

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    Scientists have been developing materials and technology suitable for Arctic conditions. Principles for safe and ecological design and manufacturing of structures and devices used for energy production in the Arctic have been defined in a recent project.
  • Maps predict strength of structures

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Inspired by seashells, researchers create a design map that predicts the strength, stiffness and toughness of composite materials.
  • High power and high safety oxide-based negative electrode materials for Li-ion battery

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Researchers have shown electrochemical Li insertion and deinsertion property of Ti-Nb mixed oxide Ti2Nb10O29 (TNO) at high current rate is greatly improved by vacuum annealing. This is mainly attributed to enhancement of intrinsic electronic conductivity of TNO by introducing oxygen vacancy. Vacuum-annealed TNO is promising negative electrode material of high power and high safety Li-ion battery for large scale application.
  • Laser-assisted fabrication process enables of heat-resistant, crack-free materials

    12 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    A fabrication technique that uses lasers to deposit superalloys with fewer cracks and excellent mechanical properties has been developed by researchers. Alloys are mixtures of two or more metallic elements. The composition of an alloy can be tuned to give the material the best possible properties. For example, the metals chromium, cobalt, molybdenum, titanium and aluminum are added to nickel-based superalloys to impart them with excellent mechanical strength, high creep resistance at elevated temperatures and superior surface stability as well as good resistance to both corrosion and…
  • 'Nano-earthquakes' hold key to smarter electronics

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:56 pm
    The performance of mobile phone cameras and solar cells could be boosted by "nano-earthquakes," researchers have found.
 
 
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    ThomasNet News® - Paints & Coatings

  • Paint Finish mimics look/feel of terra cotta on aluminum panels.

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Intended for application to architectural wall panels, paint finish comes in 14 faux terra cotta colors. Texture additive helps replicate natural feel of terra cotta, while 70% PVDF resin-based coating optimizes exterior environment performance. Finish meets requirements of AAMA 2605-13 and exhibits resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss, and chemicals. Solution can be specified on various shapes and sizes as well as panels manufactured with recycled aluminum content. This story is related to the following:Green & CleanSearch for suppliers of: Finishes
  • Anodized Powder Coatings meet AAMA 2604 specifications.

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Designed for architectural applications where anodized look is desired, TruAnodize smooth, low-gloss powder coatings apply in one coat, do not require clear coat, and meet AAMA 2604 specifications. There are 6 stock products available that offer appearances to match as many anodized colors: Light Bronze LR, Dark Bronze LR, Dark Bronze DR, Champagne LR, Black, and Bonded Clear. Applications include windows, doorframes, lighting, benches, wall panels, and rails. This story is related to the following:Powder Coatings | Architectural Coatings
  • Silicone Resin and UV Cure Coating protect electrical components.

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:31 am
    Curing within seconds upon exposure to UV light or within 2 hr at 80°C for curing in shadowed areas, UVCL protects electronic circuitry produced in high volumes. VOC-free, low-viscosity conformal coating allows application of relatively thin films without need for dilution. Also available, SC3001 silicone resin consists of optically clear and flexible 2-part encapsulation compound that helps to protect and insulate LED components from harsh/challenging environments. This story is related to the following:Paints and CoatingsSearch for suppliers of: Silicone Coatings | Conformal…
  • High-Temp Corrosion-Resistant Coating enhances motor housings.

    3 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Used to coat steel motor housings in applications to 400°F, Corr-Paint™ CP2000 dries and cures at room temperature to hard, non-porous, abrasion-resistant surface. Single-part polymeric coating, resistant to acids, also survives salt fog, salt spray, and humidity testing periods of 1,000+ hr. Typically applied in 4.0 mil wet film thickness that dries to ~2.0 mil, coating has 200–240 cP viscosity, 1.05 g/cc specific gravity, 49.0% solids by volume, and 67.0% solids by weight. This story is related to the following:Corrosion Resistant Coatings | High Temperature…
  • Cure-on-Demand Masking Resin reduces processing time.

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Offering temperature and chemical resistance, UV/Visible light-curable SpeedMask® 750 provides surface protection during thermal spray coating, plasma spray, some HVOF processes, and aggressive grit blasting. This maskant, which can maintain adhesion during CNC machining, cures on demand, holds shape after application by spray/dispense equipment, and is tack free after proper cure. Pink color facilitates placement confirmation, and removal can be accomplished via peeling or incineration. This story is related to the following:Chemical Processing and Waste ManagementMaterials and Material…
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    Shelterforce

  • Interview with Mayor Ivy Taylor, San Antonio, TX

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    By Miriam Axel-Lute, Harold Simon, and Keli Tianga Miriam Axel-Lute: How did you first become aware of the community development and community planning world, and what have been some of the milestones that have kept you in that world as you’ve moved along? Ivy Taylor: I actually came to it a little bit late. I went to college and majored in American Studies, came home and bumped around in jobs in advertising, and didn’t really feel fulfilled. I decided I needed to go back to school to study something to put me on a career path that I’d be interested in. I was looking through the catalog…
  • This Book Changes Everything

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    “Because the thing about a crisis this big, this all-encompassing, is that it changes everything. It changes what we can do, what we can hope for, what we can demand from ourselves and our leaders.” – Naomi Klein Forget about blue states and red states or Democrats versus Republicans. There is only one distinction to be made going forward: Do you support an “extractivist” or “regenerative” energy policy? You can’t equivocate. There’s no time. In her book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, Naomi Klein has made the convincing argument that we have now…
  • Review: More Than Shelter: Activism and Community in San Francisco Public Housing by Amy L. Howard

    18 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    In the 1990s, a group I co-founded, the Eviction Defense Network, was asked by public housing residents to organize alongside them during the HOPE VI process. The HOPE VI process promised to tear down distressed public housing and replace it with new modern homes. The residents we worked with, mostly at North Beach Public Housing in San Francisco, put forward rather modest demands. They wanted to return to their homes, find living wage jobs, and be free of harassment from police and security guards. Predictably, the city’s power structure treated them like pariahs. That’s what happens…
  • Interview: Jay Williams

    12 Feb 2015 | 9:11 am
    Harold Simon: You left Youngstown [as mayor] three years ago, where you did some courageous things. Jay Williams: We tried. Harold Simon: What were things you learned that you would like brought to the federal government, or would like to see more communities do? Jay Williams: It was interesting to understand the length of time that Youngstown struggled with its loss of its defining industry. There was an impact in terms of the actual measurable challenges of the community, whether it was decline in tax base, decline in population, [or] the challenges to the neighborhoods. But, [what] was…
  • Close to Home

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    I keep a running list of non-fiction books that have opened my mind and changed my perspective on the world in some significant and unexpected way, such that ever after I keep referring back to them. One of them is War and the Soul, by Ed Tick. Tick is a therapist who specializes in working with veterans. In War and the Soul he argues that PTSD from military service is not simply a result of experiencing the horrors of war. It is also about how society helps you—or doesn’t help you—make meaning of those experiences. Tick explores the mythology of war and the history of rituals around…
 
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    内職でも稼げる!おすすめの高収入内職ランキング2015

  • 手渡し 熊本市 高時給

    内藤 康彦
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    いまは、家計を助けるため在宅ワークをする方が結構増えているみたいです。中でも関心を呼んでいるのは、家でネットで在宅ワークが可能な在宅関連の仕事なんです。 このところ在宅でパソコンを利用して稼ぎたい人たちには、データ入力作業は大変人気で、特定のソフトウェアが使えたり打ち込みが速い人は、比較的報酬額の高いお仕事に就くことだってできます。…
  • 転職 求人ならyazsideeffects

    内藤 康彦
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    ネットで在宅ワークをやって副収入を稼ぎたいという方を対象に、サポートをしていきます。最近人気のネットでの在宅ワークというのは、会社員やOLさん、主婦の方々もすぐにスタートできます。 ポイントをためるサイトでの小遣い稼ぎは、人気のある方法でしょう。ちょっと頑張れば、ちょっとしたお小遣いとしては満足できる金額を稼ぐことが可能なので、暇な時間を利用したお小遣い稼ぎとしてお薦めしたいです。…
  • 手取り年収350万 高時給 バイト 神奈川

    内藤 康彦
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    特に時間さえあれば、いつでも自分のペースで出来るチャットレディのような仕事は、女性のみなさんには、お薦めのものだと言い切ることが可能です。 近ごろ話題なのは、スマホによる在宅ワークのようです。簡単に稼げるので、空き時間を使って仕事をしている女性などが結構いると思います。…
  • 女性サイト 口コミ ダブルワーク 埼玉

    内藤 康彦
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    長年アフィリエイトがネット関連のビジネスでは、みなさんに注目されています。やり方次第で、長い間苦労せずにある程度の副収入が手元に入ってくるのでおススメです。 基本的にパソコンを使えるんだったら、データ入力の内職、求められた内容を書くライターという仕事など、どこでも時間をやりくりして取り組むことが可能なのでおススメですね。…
  • 小遣い稼ぎ バイト ダブルワーク 注意点

    内藤 康彦
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    何が目的で在宅ワークするのかを、はっきりさせておくことが大事です。何の目的もなく始めたら、適当に働くようになり、長期継続が面倒になってくるケースが多いです。 基本的に20万円以下の場合、税務署に対して確定申告をせずとも、みなさんは居住しているところの税務課に対しては確定申告を怠ってはいけません。在宅ワークを明らかにするという話とは同じではありません。…
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    Construction Law in North Carolina

  • Give Way or Yield? The jurisdiction of your contract does matter! (Law note)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Have you ever been to England?  If so, you’ve likely seen their version of our “Yield” sign– the “Give Way” sign.  It is a bit jarring to those from this side of the “big pond”. Similarly, contracts can be worded differently– and, interpreted differently– depending on the state that you are in.  This is why it is always a […]
  • Learn from SONY: Don’t use trash talk in your construction project emails!

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    23 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Lessons in construction administration come from everywhere — including the SONY scandal. In case you are a bear hibernating in a cave (in which case, go back to sleep!), you’ve heard about the SONY hacking that was apparently, but not definitively, done by North Korea due to their displeasure over the movie The Interview.  And, you […]
  • Turning Manure into megawatts (Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I noted in my last post, Withers & Ravenel’s Swine Farm Biogas Renewable Energy Project, located in Bladensboro, North Carolina, is one of this year’s ACEC Excellence in Engineering Award winners. I asked the folks at Withers & Ravenel to give share more about their project, how it was conceived, and how it was […]
  • Of Bridges, Biofuels, and Buildings (Engineering Excellence Awards)

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    As I noted earlier this week, the ACEC of North Carolina’s Engineering Excellence Awards gala was held last month. 13 amazing projects were awarded recognition, including projects involving environmental and coastal issues, higher education facilities, and government projects. Each project was important, unique, or challenging in some manner. In my next post, I will highlight […]
  • Bats, Water, Soil, and Bridges- an Engineer’s dream

    Melissa Dewey Brumback
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Want to know how bats may effect your engineering plans?  Want to hear about cool new bridges?  Read on. Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of attending two events hosted by the North Carolina Chapter of the ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies).  The first of these was the Joint Transportation Conference, held in […]
 
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    Darren | Slaughter

  • Contractor Marketing Questions Answered: Full Contractor Website or Landing Page?

    Darren
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Today’s #TradesHelp question comes from Dave. Dave asks: Should I just use a Facebook page and a landing page for my online presence or develop a full-blown site?  Sorry about the audio, it’s a bit cavernous in the office. If you have a question you’d like answered, hit me up on social media using hashtag #TradesHelp or email me at darren at darrenslaughter.com. The post Contractor Marketing Questions Answered: Full Contractor Website or Landing Page? appeared first on Darren | Slaughter.
  • Show Off Your Home Improvement Projects With Instagram

    Gina S.
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    Don’t dismiss Instagram as the Land of the Selfies. There’s actually quite a bit of value in using this social media app to generate leads and new business! Men and women naturally rely on different methods and sources when deciding on their next home improvement project. Step inside the shoes of a potential customer for a moment. If you were looking to hire a contractor to work inside your home, wouldn’t you want to see previous projects before making a decision? Instagram is a photo-sharing app available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play store. It also allows…
  • Contractor Marketing Question of The Day: What Are FB Dark Ads & How Can I Use Them?

    Darren
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    Joe Asks… What are Facebook dark ads, how can I use them and how do I track them?  Ask your questions by emailing me at darren at darrenslaughter.com, or on social media at #Tradeshelp The post Contractor Marketing Question of The Day: What Are FB Dark Ads & How Can I Use Them? appeared first on Darren | Slaughter.
  • Contractor Website Blog Tips

    Sam
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    Contractor website design MUST include a blog in 2015. And while blog topics and objectives may vary, the same formula for creating high quality content that your readers will appreciate is the same. Even with great information throughout your construction website, your blog will need to be written and formatted in a way that captures the elusive online reader. Choose a title and stick to it Many blog posts start on one train of thought and end at a completely different station. When you are writing blog content, determine your topic and working title before you begin. Use it to keep you from…
  • Growing Your Construction Business Requires These Two Things

    Darren
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:19 am
    Wanna know what it takes to grow? Sure, sales is a key driver to growing any contracting business. But having these things in place are going to put you in the driver’s seat to growing your business from one truck, to two crews to as big as you want to be. Watch the video to see what I am talking about. Growing your contracting business requires a lot of things, but these two principles will set you on a course of growth that is sustainable, not just temporary. Check out the video for what I think are the two key ingredients to building a larger, sustained construction company. The post…
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    Beyond Design: the Construction and BIM blog

  • ENR FutureTech West - Raising Productivity!

    Julie Jacobson
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    For those of you who were lucky enough to attend ENR FutureTech West in San Francisco last week, you probably met some of the 350 attendees from leading AEC firms and had discussions about innovative applications of technology to improve productivity, project delivery methods and profit in this competitive market. If you weren’t there, I’m here to fill you in with some highlights. One of the most impactful sessions was focused around sustainability and how to innovate inside of your company.  Emma Stewart, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley with others from McCarthy Building and…
  • The Move to Data Conditioning

    James Austin
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Over the past few months, I have seen and heard a lot of talk about "Level 2" and meeting the government mandate for BIM in the UK. Across Twitter, in bars over #bimbeers, and with many of my colleagues too, it has been a hard subject to avoid.  So it was with some interest that I recently saw the release of the "Digital Built Britain" paper. In the context of the present discussion, it brought up an opportunity to spend time future gazing, and for a short while at least, drifting away from the discussion of today and allowing myself to consider what "Level 3"…
  • Create True As-Built Models from Points Collected in the Field

    Lee Mullin
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    How do you currently create as-built models? How do you convert potentially inaccurate 2D drawings to accurate 3D models? Often this is a slow, expensive or imperfect process that is contracted to a specialist firm. Autodesk Point Layout has convenient features to help create as-built files from survey data collected in the field. Combined with reduced hardware costs and a lower barrier to entry of skills needed to collect as-built points, applications like BIM 360 Layout quickly and easily allow you to create more predictable models. Here are two videos demonstrating two different…
  • Capture Reality, Recapture Time

    Dace Campbell
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:53 am
    Many people in the construction industry are familiar with "Lean" Construction, and the Plan-Do-Check-Act/Adjust ("PDCA") cycle as an iterative management method to support continuous improvement on projects. "PDCA Cycle" by Karn-b - Karn G. Bulsuk (http://www.bulsuk.com). Originally published at http://www.bulsuk.com/2009/02/taking-first-step-with-pdca.html - Own work. Originally developed for Taking the First Step with PDCA. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. While this four-step process is not specific to construction, informing practically every…
  • Are You Using Navisworks 2015 Tools?

    Shawn Butler
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    Budgets are tight and time to put together a good training program is scarce. Let’s look at the Navisworks 2015 features to help you maximize your efficiency with the current product features.  As a past BIM/CAD manager, I know how important it is to prove to your manager that the team is using its program investment to the fullest.  So let’s sharpen our skills with key features in Navisworks 2015: integrated 2D & 3D quantification and takeoff, cloud rendering, Recap improvements, and a few performance improvements. Integrated 2D & 3D Quantification Integrated 2D & 3D…
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    Landscape Estimating Software - LMN

  • New Updates for LMN Time (Mar 2015)

    LMN Admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:15 pm
    Update Released Tonight for LMN’s Timetracking Software Tonight we went live with a small improvement update to LMN Time.  Here, we’ve implemented some of the most frequent user suggestions over the last quarter.   New Screen:  Job History (Jobs Menu) If you need a really quick way to view, real time, a history of work done, crew notes, supervisor and more for any of your sites, then check out the new Job History screen under the Jobs menu. Search for a specific job, task or by a specific job group Select a date range Choose the job and task you want to view Get…
  • Update Released for LMN’s Estimating Software

    LMN Admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Update Released Tonight for LMN’s Landscape Estimating Software Tonight we went live with a minor/major update to LMN’s Estimating Software.  It’s minor in that there aren’t a lot of changes, but it’s major in that you’ll see a significant difference in the look and feel of the estimating screens.  We had to release these changes in light of some bugs that cropped up after an update to Google Chrome.  So we fixed the issues and added some tweaks and improvements. You will notice a significant change to the screen, but don’t panic.  It’s…
  • NOTICE: LMN Minor Update Tonight

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Starting at 9pm EST LMN will be down for approximately 5 minutes. If you will be working on LMN during this time make sure to save your work! You will lose connection for up to 5 minutes due to this minor update. The post NOTICE: LMN Minor Update Tonight appeared first on Landscape Estimating Software - LMN.
  • Upcoming LMN Time Webinars – Feb 26th and 27th

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:06 am
    Due to popular demand we have added two more LMN Time + Scheduling Webinars! Thursday February 26th – 3PM EST Friday February 27th – 11AM EST Register below! Our LMN Time Webinar covers LMN Time + Scheduling in detail including setting up jobs, creating timesheets, staff, settings, reports and of course our brand new scheduling feature. This is a great opportunity if you are brand new to the time tracking and thinking about adding it for your company or if you are a current LMN Time subscriber and just want more detail about some of the functionality available in the software. The…
  • LMN Time Webinar – February 25th – 3PM

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:18 am
    Our LMN Time Webinar covers LMN Time + Scheduling in detail including setting up jobs, creating timesheets, staff, settings, reports and of course our brand new scheduling feature. This is a great opportunity if you are brand new to the time tracking and thinking about adding it for your company or if you are a current LMN Time subscriber and just want more detail about some of the functionality available in the software. The LMN Time Webinar typically runs for 1 hour. If you are interested in signing up you can register through the link below or email if you have any questions. LEARN MORE…
 
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    Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular

  • 6 Key Benefits of Modular Offices

    Linda Bee
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    Many people who are interested in modular offices are looking to solve a specific issue. The need is typically for a fully functional, portable office space that can be easily modified if and when needed. There are a number of reasons why people would want this kind of solution. Here, we’ll elaborate on how modular office spaces can be the fix that makes the most sense for a variety of needs.… Read More... The post 6 Key Benefits of Modular Offices appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • All Things Modular Construction

    Linda Bee
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    What is modular construction? It is a resource efficient, off-site project delivery method to construct code-compliant buildings in a quality-controlled setting. Key qualities of modular construction include:     Off site Controlled environment Volumetric three-dimensional “modules” Meets building codes requirements Significantly less time Modular construction can be permanent or temporary. Examples of buildings that can be either permanent or temporary modular constructed include: Government buildings School boards Corporations Non-profit organizations Retail establishments…
  • A.L.I.C.E. Program and Modular Classrooms Part 3 of 3

    Linda Bee
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    How you can prepare your school for a High Quality Emergency Operations Plan The state of Massachusetts  offers on its website a federal Guide for Developing High Quality School Emergency Operations Plan which helps schools develop action plans for school safety and emergencies.  Along with this guide, A.L.I.C.E. Program Training and collaboration between school planners, construction management firms, local and state governments, we all can all play a role in making our children’s learning environments safer.… Read More... The post A.L.I.C.E. Program and Modular Classrooms Part…
  • How to Build the Ultimate Sustainable Classroom

    Linda Bee
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    What is the ultimate sustainable classroom and what should it include? Here’s a checklist of the 10 most important components of truly sustainable classrooms: Formaldehyde-free, low VOC paints and coatings reduce “off-gassing” that can result in dangerous pollution. White roofing (instead of black) reflects solar heat and reduces air conditioning loads to save energy. … Read More... The post How to Build the Ultimate Sustainable Classroom appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
  • What You Need to Know about Off-site Building Design

    Linda Bee
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    Off-site construction involves the process of planning, designing, fabricating, transporting and assembling building elements for rapid site assembly to a greater degree of finish than in traditional piecemeal on-site construction. This type of building design includes a range of materials, scales and systems, digital software, methods of manufacture and fabrication, and innovations in social and technological integration.… Read More... The post What You Need to Know about Off-site Building Design appeared first on Design and Build Modular Blog | Triumph Modular.
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    Help Everybody Everyday

  • How To Get Good Design For Cheap

    Matt Handal
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    It simply blew my mind. I had no idea what she was doing until that moment. It was a balloon. And it was the most amazing balloon I, to this day, I have ever seen. This was my first job out of college. A temp agency had placed me at the headquarters of a large chain of craft stores. My job was to systematically put together weekly ads for newspapers around the country. That’s where I learned the difference between me, a person who could use graphic programs, and a true graphic designer. One day, my boss was helping me and started drawing something at my desk. I watched for three minutes…
  • I Paid Someone $9 Per Hour To Do My Job For 5 Days

    Matt Handal
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Yes, I paid someone $9/hour and they did my work for 5 whole days. That statement would have seemed ludicrous to me just two years ago. How could you possibly pay someone $9/hour to do your job for you? That can’t be legal, right?!?! Something about it just doesn’t seem right. Today, I’m going to reveal the results of my two-year experiment with virtual assistants. In addition, five lucky readers will each get a task done by one of my virtual assistants (more on that later). What Is A Virtual Assistant? We all know what an (administrative or personal) assistant is. It is a…
  • Marketing For Big Firms With Maribel Castillo

    Matt Handal
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In this episode of the Design And Construction Marketing Podcast, we talk to Maribel Castillo of T.Y. Lin International about her career journey and what it’s like to work for a big firm. We also discuss a variety of topics including the current state of social media use in our industry. Depending on where you are reading this: you can listen to the podcast below, at this episode’s page (where you can also download the mp3), or by subscribing through iTunes. The post Marketing For Big Firms With Maribel Castillo appeared first on Help Everybody Everyday.
  • Differentiation In Marketing

    Matt Handal
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    I was in a bit of a bind. I had not even started to work on the presentation that I would be giving in front of my class the next morning. And here I was at the annual bikini contest at one of our college’s dive bars (literally, the saddest place for a single college guy like me to be). And the worst thing was, I could not even pronounce the topic I was to speak on. What the heck is differentiation? For all I knew, it was something you could catch from one of the frumpy coeds stumbling on stage. What the heck was I going to do? I turned to look at my classmate, and presentation partner,…
  • The Case For Paying Marketers More

    Matt Handal
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Wouldn’t this apply to in-house marketers working for firms?” I asked. “I believe it would,” the attorney replied. At that moment, I knew I had stumbled on something I just had to share with you. Today, I’m going to make the case for why many marketers are not being properly compensated under Federal law. I’m going to explain why firm leaderships need to know about this. And I’m going to provide all the information you or they would need to decide for themselves whether or not anyone’s compensation needs to be adjusted. This is huge. But before I begin, let me make…
 
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  • Building Group Claims Cost of Silica Rule Vastly Understated

    30 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Posted by ScottG A coalition of construction trade groups says the government is way off base in its predictions of how much a proposed rule on exposure to crystalline silica will really cost
  • Suburban Sprawl Costs a Bundle

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Posted by ScottG A new report pegs the cost of sprawl at $1 trillion a year in increased per capita land use and higher transportation costs
  • Leicester House

    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Posted by MarvinRemodel The Lecicester home is a modern and minimal example of architectural brilliance. The home is placed perfectly amongst its wide-open surroundings. Another reason the home blends in so well with the lush greenery around it is wood paneling, the same color as the tree trunks surrounding the home.
  • Simple, Quiet and Serene

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Posted by BrianVandenBrink51 Here's a lovely place to contemplate a journal entry, the next great American novel​ or even the meaning of life itself. And those things do not require an expensive, fancy or complicated space. Henry David Thoreau wrote great material even from his tiny, rustic cabin on Walden Pond. This little meditation/writing nook in a farmhouse in Maine seems to illustrate a quote by Thoreau that I like to remember: "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone...". Sometimes it is important to remember that less really can be more…
  • Custom Sanding Block for Perfect Coped Joints

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Posted by Kevini If you're coping baseboard and your cut is not perfect, you could use a rasp or knife to try and improve the fit, but there's a better way.
 
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  • AGC Names W.B. Moore Nation's Safest Construction Company

    mshoup
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    W.B. Moore of Charlotte, N.C., was named the nation’s safest construction company in 2014 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).  The association, which oversees the Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 36 other companies were selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs.
  • Construction on Vikings Stadium Will Reach Halfway Point by April

    mshoup
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Construction on the new Vikings Stadium is nearly halfway complete. Mortenson Construction, the project contractor, said it will reach the halfway mark by the end of April. The stadium has been under construction since Dec. 3, 2013 and is expected to be finished in July 2016. Construction is projected to cost $1.061 billion. The state of Minnesota is paying $348 million, the city of Minneapolis is paying an additional $150 million and the Vikings team is contributing $550 million. 
  • Construction on $8B Ethane Complex to Create 5,000 Jobs

    mshoup
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    Sasol Ltd. is moving forward with an $8.1 billion ethane cracker complex project at its existing manufacturing facility near Lake Charles, La. The ethane cracker complex will include six chemical manufacturing plants, which would roughly triple Sasol's chemical production capactity in the U.S. The company estimates the project will create 5,000 construction jobs.  Sasol will create 500 direct new jobs with an average annual salary of $88,000, plus benefits. The project is expected to be completed in 2018. 
  • 1,000 Construction Workers Laid Off Suddenly

    mshoup
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:55 pm
    One thousand construction workers at Husky Energy's Sunrise oilsands project in Alberta, Canada were let go with less than a 24-hour notice by contractor Saipem Canada. The notice told workers to "demobilize off the project site" that same morning.  During the past 30 months, Saipem Canada had up to 1,800 crew members working on the project but had been letting workers go as the completion date approached. 
  • Construction Employment Increased in 45 States & D.C. Over Past Year

    mshoup
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Construction firms added jobs in 45 states and the District of Columbia between February 2014 and February 2015 while construction employment increased in 33 states between January and February, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that growing labor, funding and regulatory challenges may impact future jobs gains, however.
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  • Tips for Gas Safe Installation

    admin
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    There are millions of household in UK who use gas for various purposes in their day to day life. Today gas has become a necessity for running most of the appliances. However gas is a double edged sword. On one hand if handled with care the gas is the most useful need but if treated with disdain it can wreak catastrophes. The four main safety problems usually seen with gas are the gas leakages, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide. Thus it is essential that you are aware of the various regulations and steps that the UK Government has enacted for your safety while installing and using the…
  • 3 Steps to Fix a Leaky Faucet

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Whenever you see a leaky faucet, you must be getting irritated as not only the water is getting wasted, but also you are getting higher water bills. But the best part is that you can fix the problem yourself if you have the necessary tools. #1- Getting started on repairs The first step for starting the project is to gather the requisite tools and the materials. The various tools that you would need for fixing the leak are adjustable wrench, ball-peen hammer, tongue and groove pliers, deep socket wrench, basin wrench, screw driver, allen wrench and long nose pliers. You will require the…
  • Win an Electricians Tool Kit

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    The good people at Edwardes Bros. Electrical Wholesalers are offering trainee electricians the opportunity to win a free tool kit worth £141. This is a free to enter competition for electrical trainees, please follow the link for more details http://www.edwardes.co.uk/en/blog/cktools-student-giveaway
  • Tips For Keeping Your Electrician Job

    admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    Once you have received training as an electrician, you will be ready for employment. After spending so much time training and earning certifications, you want to find a job as an electrician and keep it. You choose the career path as an electrician to be able to do what you enjoy as well as help people. Once you have found the perfect position, you want to do what is right to hold your position or even work your way up the company ladder. Below is a simple guide as to how you can maintain your position with an electrical company and remain successful in your endeavors. Customer Friendly When…
  • How to Avoid DIY Plumbing Nightmares

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    When owning a home, you understand that is much upkeep to consider. From the mechanics of the home to everyday cleaning and maintenance, you will have to take daily steps to ensure your home stays in top condition. One area of constant concern is the plumbing systems. The plumbing systems are imperative to the daily operations of the home. From washing clothes to drinking water, we rely on the plumbing system to function. While certain plumbing projects are easily DIY, there are many that are not and disaster can strike at any minute. Below are a few tips on how you avoid DIY plumbing…
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  • State of IPD in Finland – Interview with Lauri Merikallio

    Aarni Heiskanen
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    I had the pleasure of meeting with Lauri Merikallio, Partner at Vison Alliance Partners, in Helsinki. During the interview Lauri... The post State of IPD in Finland – Interview with Lauri Merikallio appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Construction Technology Survey Reveals Data Security Concerns

    Aarni Heiskanen
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    The third annual Construction Technology Survey from 2014 reveals how the use of cloud and mobile computing creates... The post Construction Technology Survey Reveals Data Security Concerns appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Construction Innovation in the Headlines

    Aarni Heiskanen
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Here are my latest picks on construction innovation news. ORBA Convention: Construction firms must embrace a culture... The post Construction Innovation in the Headlines appeared first on AEC Business.
  • Best Blogger Competition – Voting Has Started

    Aarni Heiskanen
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
    We have been nominated as Best Construction Business Blogger in the 2015 JDR Industry Blogger Awards! Voting... The post Best Blogger Competition – Voting Has Started appeared first on AEC Business.
  • The Best Construction Industry Blog – Cast Your Votes

    Aarni Heiskanen
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:53 pm
    The Annual Best Construction Blog Competition has commenced. The Construction Marketing Ideas blog features 31 construction industry blogs for you... The post The Best Construction Industry Blog – Cast Your Votes appeared first on AEC Business.
 
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  • Considerations While Hiring Oil Tank Detection Company

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    At some point, you might be worried about the possible existence of a storage tank or fuel tank on your property. If you plan to sell your property any time in near future, it becomes all the more important to get your land tested for any such tanks. An oil tank detection company plays a key role in efficiently identifying the presence of any oil tank on your property and its removal as well. There are many oil tank removal specialists offering a range of services in Vancouver and adjoining areas. If you are looking for a top quality oil tank detection company, there are some important…
  • Wondering what to do with an oil tank on your property?

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    Have you recently moved into, or bought a property and are concerned about a buried oil tank? This is a very common and undesirable problem in Vancouver, British Columbia that can have drastic consequences if left untreated. Since the introduction of natural gas, oil tanks have become more or less obsolete on the west coast. Many unused oil tanks were either discarded or buried underground and built upon when this happened. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now we know it is not as it can affect the land around it in numerous different ways. These oil tanks were frequently filled…
  • Do You Have an Underground Oil Tank?

    admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 9:43 pm
    Bylaws have existed in the North Vancouver area for several decades about out-of-use underground oil tanks and oil tank removal North Vancouver has become the only course of action. The go-to tactic for many years in the past was to simply fill these oil tanks with sand or another material and call the problem solved. As you might expect, this has caused several issues. Oil can contaminate the soil as well as the water in the area. This can not only damage the market quality of the affected properties, but it has a significant health impact as this oil can travel much further than simply a…
  • Vancouver Oil Tank Removal-the importance of professionals

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:29 pm
    If you are removing an oil tank in the Vancouver area, it is in your best interest to hire a professional removal company. Many are tempted to try and remove a buried tank themselves which can leave them open to environmental scrutiny, failure to comply with several government policies and risk other injury or damage. As professionals, it is the company’s responsibility to take care of everything involved in the safe and complete removal of an underground oil tank. These service normally include detection of the tank and surrounding contamination to the complete removal of the tank and…
  • Worried Over a Possible Hidden Oil Tank on your Property?

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Whether you are planning to sell you property or not or you are having sleepless nights worried over a possible storage tank on your property? Whatever the scenario is, it can be unnerving to worry over a hidden oil tank. There are chances that the damage has already been done. There could be a spill on the property and it could be reaching the threshold of your neighbors. What exactly can you do for this? If you are worried over the presence of an oil tank on your property, look for signs. The first and foremost thing you can do is look for some easy to identify signs that can tell you there…
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    North Coast Packaged Homes Tales from the Trenches

  • Using a General Contractor, Acting as an Owner/Contractor or an Owner/Builder

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Some of my clients use a General Contractor for the entire home building project.  Others act as an Owner/Contractor hiring and supervising their own sub-contractors.  And others do some or all of the work themselves. Some of the major influencing factors in making a decision on how to proceed are obviously skill and interest.  Time is another major factor especially in doing some of the work as an Owner/Builder.Most of my clients do a combination using a contractor for the foundation, sub-floor and the assembly of the framing package. And plumbing and electrical require a…
  • Customizing Your Framing Package

    3 Jan 2015 | 5:38 pm
    A common request that I get is to see a "model" home of one of our framing packages.  Our framing packages are actually the bones of the structure and how the home is finished is completely up to you, your needs, your personal style and your budget.For many of my clients this new home is their dream home and frequently they add personal touches that make these homes unique and special.  Day 5 1/2 we got tile cut as far as we can go.  Tomorrow morning I'll cut in the circle to place the "Tree of Life" artwork that we hand carried from Jordan in 2008 as a side trip from…
  • What services for obtaining a permit are included in the sale of the framing package?

    6 Dec 2014 | 3:54 pm
    A common question especially when one is looking for property is what services are included and what services are available but at an additional charge. "I have located a 5 acre parcel with an existing well.  Please describe to what extent you are able to assist including lot preparation, septic system, and any permits in addition to factory house and foundation." When searching for land it is important that one works with a seasoned agent who is familiar with construction and land sales.  If you have simple specific questions I am always happy to help.  As part…
  • Is It Time to Start Your Plans??

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Are you planning on starting construction in June?  If so, you are not alone so obtaining a building permit can take longer than expected – so let’s review some time frames. Planning is the place to start inquiring about what you can do (or not do) on your property.  Setbacks and lot coverage are basic requirements but many planning departments (especially city planning departments) are now requiring design review.  It is critical to find out if this is required for your project as the design might be dictated by architectural guidelines.  Additionally, there…
  • Five Months After the Delivery of a Brentwood Model

    31 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    And the progress continues on up in the Gold Country on this modified Brentwood Model:    And per the client: This is the first of what looks to be three days for the Taylor team to add stone to the house front.  Tahoe River Rock is the name of the cultured stone we selected for our house.  Individual stones are smeared with an ample heap of mortar and then it is squished onto the wall.  As Brenda realized today, "it's an art form" to apply these stones.The Taylor team got it done a bit faster than expected, just 2 1/2 days and we really like the…
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  • Keeping the Cost of Your Pool to a Minimum

    viktoria
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Having a pool is a great experience, for the most part. Everyone loves the good times in and around your pool during the summertime, but what about the less attractive and less realized cost of pool ownership. As a pool … Read More >>
  • Temporary Pool Fencing

    viktoria
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
      Having a pool in your backyard is a great way for you and your family to relax and spend quality time together while staying cool on a hot summer’s day. Along with the excitement and benefits of a swimming pool, safety is … Read More >>
  • Swimming Pool Fence

    viktoria
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
      Pool owners should take precautions by following guidelines for swimming pools created by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. These guidelines help protect particularly young children from accidental drownings as 67 percent of these accidents occur with children … Read More >>
  • Pool Fence Ideas – With Pictures

    viktoria
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Having a pool is a wonderful luxury that many people have, and during the warm weather everyone yearns to be soaking in the rays while staying cool in the water. The fact that so many pools exist creates widespread dangers (at … Read More >>
  • 7 Things To Do To Get Your Pool Ready For Summer

    viktoria
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:30 pm
    It’s that time of year again, time to get the swimming pool ready for summer. The kids are yelling “Yay!” and you’re dying a little more inside. Relax…everything will be okay. You don’t have to stress over all the things … Read More >>
 
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  • Harvard Art Museums recognized with top construction honor

    Skanska USA
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Our project to expand and renovate the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Mass., has been recognized with a Build America Award, one of the nation’s most prestigious construction honors. Presented by Associated General Contractors, this award recognizes the highest levels of construction project complexity, innovation and client satisfaction. We accepted the award recently at AGC’s national convention in Puerto Rico. The Art Museums project consolidated Harvard University’s three museums into a single facility designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. The undertaking had two…
  • A hackathon isn’t just for tech: How it’s helping us choose the best project partners

    Lisa Picard
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:09 am
    To select an architect for our latest Seattle commercial development project – a tower called 2&U – we thought about what we really needed in our design partner, and how we could best uncover those qualities. We knew we didn’t want to approach this procurement the way our industry traditionally does it: using a process based on RFQs and RFPs that demands significant time and resources from everyone involved with first creating, then submitting, and finally reading all the proposals. Even more, we didn’t believe the traditional non-collaborative approach would yield what we needed.
  • In Miami, successfully assembling an “orange”

    Skanska USA
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    We’re building the iconic Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami. The planetarium is in the foreground. Our team at Miami’s Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science project just assembled 32 concave orange peel-like pieces – weighing about 50,000 pounds per panel – to form a full dome planetarium. The operation required 24-hour-a-day/seven-day-a-week work over two-and-a-half weeks to precisely place and connect the segments. Our team had been planning this unusual operation since we joined this project in May. The operation began with erecting a massive,…
  • Building a balanced life: Q&A with Project Manager Theodora Diamantis

    Skanska USA
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    The $600 million City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center project in New York City was a homecoming for project manager Theodora Diamantis, who left Skanska in 2001 after six years with us, eventually becoming a full-time mother for her four children: Paulina, 12; Eliana, 10; and seven-year-old twins, George and Kleoniki. She rejoined our company in 2011, with CUNY as her first assignment. Today, Theodora’s work is being highlighted at a new show “Built By Women New York City” at the Center for Architecture. The exhibit showcases dozens of…
  • It all starts with listening

    Skanska USA
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:35 am
    Jeff Siddle, assistant vice president of planning and development, Tampa International Airport Jeff Siddle has been involved in airport planning and development since college. When a case study project took him to Lambert- St. Louis International Airport, he had landed on his career. Now at Tampa International Airport – a longtime Skanska client – Siddle is managing multiple contractors as the airport embarks on a nearly $1 billion expansion program. We talked with Siddle about ensuring customer satisfaction, airport trends and what Tampa expects of its partners. What’s your favorite…
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  • Construction Companies Continue To Underinvest In Information Technology

    Kendall Jones
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Is your construction company spending enough money on construction software and other technology? According to a recent report by Software Advice, the answer is probably no. The report shows that a majority of the construction companies surveyed, 52 percent, are still using pen and paper to handle time consuming tasks like takeoffs and estimating. Prospective […]
  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects For The Week Of March 23, 2015

    Kendall Jones
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of March 23 – 27, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama New Leeds Elementary School […]
  • The Do’s & Don’ts of Scaffold Safety in Construction

    Kendall Jones
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Today we are going to talk about scaffold safety. On Monday, our local construction community was rocked by tragedy following a scaffold collapse. Three workers, Anderson Almeida, Jose Luis Lopez-Ramirez and Jose Erasmo Hernandez, were killed and another worker, Elmer Guevera, received serious injuries when they fell from a mast climber that collapsed while being […]
  • OSHA Updating Eye & Face Protection Standards In Construction

    Kendall Jones
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    OSHA is finally getting around to updating its construction industry standards for eye and face protection. A proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2015 that would update the standards to be more in line with the general industry and maritime industry standards for eye and face protection. The purpose is […]
  • Construction Data’s Hot Projects For The Week Of March 16, 2015

    Kendall Jones
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Listed below are Construction Data’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of March 16 – 20, 2015. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from each state in our coverage area and are a combination of the most viewed projects in Construction Data’s Construction Lead Manager database by our customers. Alabama City Garage & Engineering/Street […]
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    Construction Informer Blog

  • Tame Fast Track Construction Projects Before You Own Them

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    Google+ Fast track construction projects always seem to drop out of the sky. One minute your portfolio, or your current project, is flying along nicely, and then suddenly somebody’s got a project they want to get off the ground like yesterday. When the client is a regular, you feel a lot more anxiety about it then when … Continue reading Tame Fast Track Construction Projects Before You Own Them → The post Tame Fast Track Construction Projects Before You Own Them appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Blog with Construction News and Commentary.
  • Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    Google+ There’s much more to construction training than learning the technical aspects of how to do a job. There are also supporting and amplifying skills, and knowledge, that turn acceptable performers into exceptional performers. These ‘other’ skills are increasingly needed in construction because of complexity. Oxford Economics took a deep look at the human resources challenges in the near … Continue reading Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen → The post Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen appeared…
  • Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    16 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Google+ Behavior based project management harnesses the emotional quotient of the project team. That’s important because there is continuing evidence that projects of all types fail to meet their objectives. Failing Projects Long International, construction claims consultants, analyzed reasons for construction project failure that were cited during disputes, and came up with this list. The project … Continue reading Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power → The post Behavior Based Project Management Harnesses People Power appeared first on Construction…
  • Deliver Competitive Bids Using Highly Accurate Estimates

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Google+ Competitive bids are essential in winning construction contracts, but making them competitive might require adjusting the estimate. In construction, there is a natural and continual conflict between thorough estimates and turning in competitive bids. In a way, many contractors delude themselves when they rely on spotty estimates, thinking that if they include what it will really cost for … Continue reading Deliver Competitive Bids Using Highly Accurate Estimates → The post Deliver Competitive Bids Using Highly Accurate Estimates appeared first on Construction Informer…
  • Top 5 Restaurant Construction Trends for 2015

    dtcraig@constructioninformer.com (Duane Craig)
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    Google+ Restaurant construction trends for 2015 are focusing on history, simplicity and nature. Here are five that are figuring prominently this year. By Rodolfo Farber and Alfredo Jaime, of Jaime Partners Incorporating the Old with the New Keeping the historical elements of a building enhances the project overall. This is going to continue being a central theme in … Continue reading Top 5 Restaurant Construction Trends for 2015 → The post Top 5 Restaurant Construction Trends for 2015 appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Blog with Construction News and Commentary.
 
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  • Staff Celebrates Recent Awards and Recognition

    123 Remodeling
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    123 Remodeling’s Office Staff gather to display recent awards and recognition, including: National Association of The Remodeling Industry Certificate of Membership 2014 Talk of the Town “Excellence in Customer Satisfaction”  2014 BBB “Complaint Free Award” 2015 Best of Houzz  L-R 1st row: Paul R. , Simon Jin, Hilla Lavi, Sharone Lavi, Jeremy C. L-R 2nd row: Ariel Darmoni, David M.   The post Staff Celebrates Recent Awards and Recognition appeared first on 123 Remodeling.
  • Community Partnership Continues with Fraternal Order of Police

    123 Remodeling
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Ariel Darmoni, 123 Remodeling’s Operation Manager, celebrates another year of supporting Cook County Sheriff’s Police FOP Lodge #4. Kevin Farrell, President of CCSPD FOP Lodge #4  explains what comes from support of the Fraternal Order of Police: There is a deep sense of satisfaction when you finish your shift, knowing that you did your job to the best of your ability and helped people that day. The job however, does not end there. After work we coach or support our local youth sporting activities. We supervise Scout groups, and work with and train Cadets. We watch out for the…
  • Remodeling Projects That Pay You

    123 Remodeling
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Remodeling Projects That Pay You This infographic represents remodeling projects in your home that will create the best return on investment upon sale. The remodeling projects that pay you most in the Chicago area are Garage Door Replacement, Composite Deck Addition, Bathroom Remodel, Minor Kitchen Remodel, and Attic Bedroom Remodel. There is a comparison between return on investment in the Chicago area and nationally. Contact a realtor and a reputable remodeling company in order to help you maximize the highest return on investment.   Copy this code to show the infographic on your site:…
  • Finishing Touches to Improve Your Remodeling Project

    123 Remodeling
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    The finishing touches are what can take a remodeling job to the next level. Plain – stark white – ideas can take flight with the right finishing touches.  Here is a kaleidoscope to color your ideas. What color? Which texture? Matte or Gloss? Remodeling inspires endless questions and infinite possibilities to apply finishing touches. Lighting fixtures can wake up a room up. Finishing touches are everything in bathroom remodeling. Recessed shelves, an in shower bench, accent tiles, accent color, and which fixtures are chosen to use are high impact choices. Each tiny element…
  • Windy City Live: Bathroom Remodeling Project – Day 2 Time Lapse Video

    123 Remodeling
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:18 am
    Windy City Live Project Update – Day 2 In December, 123 Remodeling joined forces with Windy City Live to surprise Amanda with a gift of remodeling her bathroom. You can read more about Amanda’s story here. Day 2 Video Day 1 Video Call Us Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation (773) 685-6095 or click the button below Schedule a Free Consultation     The post Windy City Live: Bathroom Remodeling Project – Day 2 Time Lapse Video appeared first on 123 Remodeling.
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    MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing

  • Metal Roof vs. Shingles – What your Regular Roofer will Never Tell you!

    Metal Roofing Pro
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Your home is your most prized possession, and no other roofing system can keep it better protected than a metal roof. For discerning homeowners who want to make a long term investment into their home, and to be sure that they are getting a premium roofing material, metal shingles are a top choice. While they […] The post Metal Roof vs. Shingles – What your Regular Roofer will Never Tell you! appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Tin Roof Pros and Cons – What Metal Roofing is All About

    Metal Roofing Pro
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    A notion that installing a “tin” roof over your house may seem old fashioned, or be somehow associated with the unattractive tin roofs on industrial warehouses, could not be further from the truth when it comes to modern metal roofing. – Tin metal roofs are some of the oldest and most reputable roofing systems in […] The post Tin Roof Pros and Cons – What Metal Roofing is All About appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Is Metal Roofing the Right Option for Your Home?

    Metal Roofing Pro
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:30 pm
    Should You Get a Metal Roof for your Home? Today, more and more homeowners are choosing to go with a metal roof. Why? Simply because a metal roof is a superior quality product that proves to be the best investment for your money. By installing a metal roof on your home, you will enjoy an […] The post Is Metal Roofing the Right Option for Your Home? appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • How to Install Metal Roofing – DIY Guide

    Metal Roofing Pro
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Intro: There are numerous high quality, cool metal roofing systems and profiles offering an energy efficient and Eco-friendly green roofing alternative to conventional asphalt shingle roofs. Today, homeowners can choose from a wide range of materials and systems including aluminum, galvanized and galvalume steel, zinc and copper. Modern residential and light commercial metal roofing systems […] The post How to Install Metal Roofing – DIY Guide appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
  • Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation Details – Will Standing Seam Work on your Roof?

    Metal Roofing Pro
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Are you planning to install a standing seam metal roof over your newly constructed house or replace an old leaking roof on your home? You have made the right choice, as a standing seam metal roof will last a lifetime, offering you superior protection against leaks, fire, and inclement weather conditions. A standing seam metal […] The post Standing Seam Metal Roof Installation Details – Will Standing Seam Work on your Roof? appeared first on MetalRoof.Info - All about Residential Metal Roofing.
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  • How to Buy Land at Auction: Benefits and Terms for Buyers

    Steve Sanders at LotNetwork.com
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Sold …to the highest bidder! If you’re in the market for purchasing real estate, you may want to consider the benefits of an auction. Real estate auctions are an accelerated process for buying properties through public sale, with many potential benefits to the buyer. Here are some of the points to consider if you want to buy land at auction: Commitment to Sale Real estate auctions take the stop, start, false-start out of the land buying process because sellers are committed to the sale. Purchasing property is an important investment, and buyers often invest a lot of time and resources…
  • Learn Why Agents & Brokers Sell Land at Auctions

    Steve Sanders at LotNetwork.com
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Sold, to the highest bidder! If you have clients who are anxiously awaiting the sale of their property, these words might be music to your ears. Most agents are familiar with auctions as an accelerated process for selling properties through public sale, but some are not aware of the many potential benefits to the seller…and to you, the agent. In fact, there are many reasons why real estate agents and brokers sell land at auctions. According to the National Association of Realtors, real estate auctions can provide many benefits to agents and brokers, including: Generating a list of ready,…
  • The Benefits of Selling Land at an Auction

    Steve Sanders at LotNetwork.com
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Going…going…gone. If you’re selling real estate, these words might be music to your ears. Real estate auctions are an accelerated process for selling properties through public sale, with many potential benefits to the seller. While auctions are often used to sell distressed properties, they can also be a fruitful way to sell non-distressed lot and land properties. Here are some of the points to consider about selling land at an auction: Timeframe Real estate auctions solidify the timeframe for the sales process. You set the date for the auction and terms for closing (often 30 days), and…
  • Top 5 Predictions for the 2015 Real Estate Market

    Steve Sanders at LotNetwork.com
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    And what it all means for Home Sales, New Home Construction, Land Sales and Development What is the 2015 real estate market going to look like?  Will home sales finally soar, or are we instead going to see the market drop? Is 2015 finally the year when construction and development hit full recovery?  The Great Recession has left so many professionals in the real estate industry anxious for things to be like they were before the housing markets crashed, but hiccups in 2014 unfortunately showed that the road to recovery could be slower and longer than many hoped. What do the experts think is…
  • 5 Reasons to Sell Land and Lots in Fall and Winter

    Steve Sanders at LotNetwork.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:11 am
    Why Every Season is Selling Season for Lots & Land The Fall and Winter seasons can be the ideal time for you to find buyers when you are selling vacant land or residential lots.  Some landowners who wish to sell land – and even well-meaning real estate pros – mistakenly take their vacant land listings off the market for a few months during this time of the year because of outdated or inapplicable beliefs about “Selling Seasons” for real estate.  Read on for 5 reasons why the Fall and Winter seasons can be a great time of the year to sell residential lots and land, and learn why…
 
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  • Questions to ask Prospective Construction Employees

    Nikki
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    As a business owner or site manager, you know the value of competent employees and the costs associated with getting rid of those employees who compromise the quality of your workmanship. Not only can incompetent employees reduce the quality of a build, they can also compromise the relationship you have with your clients and may cost you thousands in referrals. The True Cost of Employee Turnover High employee turnover has a negative impact on morale, productivity, and your bottom line while recruiting and training new employees costs you time and money. According to the Bureau of Labor…
  • FEMA’s Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

    Nikki
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has some concerning statistics for the upcoming hurricane season. While a normal season sees an average of 12 named storms, this season is expected to host 13. They also predict that 2 of these could be major hurricanes with winds of 111 mph or higher. Being adequately prepared for hurricane season mitigates much of the property damage and loss of life that can result from big storms. Here are some tips from FEMA for hurricane preparedness. Before the storm Work with your family to create a disaster kit and a family plan which…
  • Winter Blizzards Cause Roofing Issues

    Nikki
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    The 2015 blizzards have had a calamitous effect on housing over the winter, causing damage and destruction to many roofs. After several feet of snow, buildings across the country began to buckle under the added weight, prompting officials to encourage home owners to clear their roofs of snow. The record-breaking snow, ice and freezing temperatures wreaked havoc on homes with older roofs causing collapses and sagging. According to FEMA snow safety guidelines, one of the biggest contributors to snow-related roofing issues is ‘unbalanced snow loading’. This occurs when drifting snow piles in…
  • How important is Panel Spacing?

    osbadmin
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Question How important is allowing for the 1/8 inch space with 4 x 9 x 1/2 material when sheathing an exterior wall? Larry, Portland Oregon Answer Panel spacing is absolutely essential. Your OSB wall sheathing will expand or contract as it adjusts to the ambient conditions of your climate zone. Insufficient spacing between the panels can result in buckling and expensive call-backs. Using 10d nails as a spacer will help provide the required spacing and speed up your installation process. Consult the manufacturer’s instructions as well as those set out by your design professional when…
  • What’s your Building Science Climate Zone?

    Nikki
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    Knowing your climate zone and building accordingly is one of the basic tenants of building science. Moisture, extreme temperatures and inclement weather require completely different building techniques to ensure longevity and efficiency. When you know your building climate zone you can select techniques and materials that are safe, cost effective, and efficient to install and provide an energy efficient building envelope. Climate zones are defined by two parameters; temperature and moisture which are combined to create hygrothermal maps. There are eight major climate zones in North America…
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  • How to Install a Metal Roof – DIY Guide

    Remodeling Guru
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Are you planning on re-roofing your home this Spring, or sometime soon? Have you ever considered installing a new metal shingles roofing system on your home or garage by yourself? If so, read on to learn more. Why go with Metal? Why waste your time and money on the installation of common roofing shingles, when […] The post How to Install a Metal Roof – DIY Guide appeared first on RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • Top Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Trends 2015

    Remodeling Guru
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Are you thinking about renovating your living space? Then, consider starting from your kitchen! The kitchen is the center of your home, where you spend most of your time eating, preparing meals, and interacting with your family. If you are looking for fresh some kitchen remodeling inspiration, consider these ideas and design trends popular in […] The post Top Kitchen Remodeling Ideas and Trends 2015 appeared first on RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • Top Basement Remodeling Trends & Ideas for 2014-2015

    Remodeling Guru
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    It’s the beautiful Fall season again! – A time to enjoy the wonderful leaf foliage during the day, as well as gather around the house with family and friends to enjoy some spiced wine or apple cider filled with the season aromas. — If you are anything like myself, then by the time it’s Fall […] The post Top Basement Remodeling Trends & Ideas for 2014-2015 appeared first on RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • Top 50 Bathroom Remodel Ideas 2014 – 2015

    Sheri Hosale
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    When focusing on design, bathrooms are often overlooked and neglected. Reclaiming your lavatory as a stylish space which fits well with the rest of the house not only increases the value of your home, it can also turn a functional room into a personal sanctuary. Read on to learn what to expect from bathroom design […] The post Top 50 Bathroom Remodel Ideas 2014 – 2015 appeared first on RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
  • How to Select your Dream Bathtub Illustrated & Bathtub Cost Details

    Remodeling Guru
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Well, it’s getting really cold out, with Winter officially here, and I must say there is no better way to get warm and cozy than taking a nice long soaking in a comfy bathtub! So are you a bath junkie, looking for a new beautiful tub to soak in? It is easy to dive into […] The post How to Select your Dream Bathtub Illustrated & Bathtub Cost Details appeared first on RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Image: Ideas, Tips, and Practical Advice.
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    BHIS

  • Applying the Pointing Mortar

    BHIS
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
    Pick up a little sausage of mortar on the back of a small pointing trowel and push it firmly into the upright joints. This can be difficult to do without the mortar dropping off, so hold the mortar board under each joint to catch it. Try not to smear the face of the bricks with […]
  • Cleaning old Masonary

    BHIS
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:34 am
    Whatever type of finish you intend to apply to a wall, all loose debris and dirt must be brushed off with a stiff-bristled brush. Don’t use a wire brush unless the masonry is badly soiled as it may leave scratch marks. Brush along the mortar joints to dislodge loose pointing. Defective mortar can be repaired […]
  • Cleaning brick and stone (Part II)

    BHIS
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:31 am
    Microscopic spores will remain even after brushing. Kill these with a solution of bleach, or if the wall suffers persistently from fungal growth, use a proprietary fungicide, available from most DIY stores. Using a bleach solution Mix one part household bleach with four parts water. Paint the solution onto the wall using an old paintbrush, […]
  • Cleaning Brick and Stone – Home maintenance

    BHIS
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Cleaning Brick and Stone  Before you decorate the outside of your house, check the condition of the brick an stonework, and carry out any necessary repairs. There’s no reason why you can’t paint brick or stone walls – indeed, in some areas it is traditional to do so – but if you consider masonry most […]
  • Repairing a concrete floor (continued)

    BHIS
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:24 pm
    The infill Lay the infill (rubble)material to the required depth in layers of no more than 225mm at a time, compacting each layer thoroughly and breaking up the larger pieces with a sledge hammer. You can use brick and tile rubble or, better still, gravel rejects, which are coarse stones from quarry waste. If you […]
 
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    FieldLens

  • Construction Is One of the Most Innovative Industries (And These 4 Videos Prove It)

    Kelly Lignos Ziv
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    In 2012 City Lab, from The Atlantic, wrote an article titled How to Fix America’s Least Innovative Industry: Construction. It’s the same old story you’ve heard a million times – building methods haven’t changed in more than 50 years, everything is still paper-based, and old processes are still in place. Fast forward 3 years and you’re looking at a pretty different industry from the one City Lab describes. Today the construction industry is a leader in testing uses for drones, robotics, wearable technology, mobile technology, and smart materials. The innovators are there and the…
  • These Guys Are Obsessed With Elevators. What’s Your Obsession?

    Daryl Lang
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    A while back I stumbled across a YouTube video of an elevator technician and a security expert giving a presentation at a conference. It’s an hour and 55 minutes all about elevators. I couldn’t stop listening. Of course, elevators are important; I trust my life to them on a daily basis. But they’re not so interesting to me that I’d seek out a 2-hour lecture about them. So what kept me glued to this video? What appeals to me is hearing people talk with enthusiasm something they really love to do. These guys have a passion for elevators. You can hear in it their tone of voice, and in…
  • NYC Buildings Sounding Like Starbucks Drinks: Tall, Skinny and Green

    Aubree Munar
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    NYC zoning laws are forcing developers to find creative ways to dream big. Just make your building super skinny and green, and the sky’s the limit! In the latest example, a 700-foot-tall superskinny building will go up not far from the Empire State building that will feature indoor parks and outdoor movies, according to Bloomberg. The building, 12 East 37th Street, will feature a small footprint to satisfy zoning the requirements to build tall, making space for about 65 apartment units. And five indoor parks make the building “green.” 2017 is the target completion date. The planned…
  • Construction Site Time Travel is Almost Here

    Aubree Munar
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s not too far-fetched to call a builder a visionary. From design to turnover, builders move whole communities into the future. Meanwhile, a couple of companies are busy building tools that could give us a window into built environments of the past. PIVOT A startup called PIVOT is building an app that lets you see what a location looked like in the past just by “pivoting” your phone or other mobile device. Their Kickstarter campaign, which ends this Saturday, has already steamed past its $30K fundraising goal. But they do still need you and me (and your aunt in Spokane) to make the…
  • Shoot, Organize, and Share Mobile Construction Photos With FieldLens

    Daryl Lang
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Construction project photos have come a long way. There’s a good chance you or your field teams shoot progress photos and email them from the jobsite back to the office on a regular basis. Maybe you’ve got a server or a Dropbox account full of JPEG files. So far so good. Now, let’s say you need to dig up a specific photo from 3 months ago, and figure out who took it, where, and why. Not so easy. If this is where your system starts to break down, it’s time to raise your photo management to the next level. It’s time to use FieldLens. Unlike some apps, FieldLens does much more than…
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    Intech Equipment & Supply

  • Spray Foam Can Help Ease the Pain of Utility Bills

    Jake Jacobson
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Spray Foam Can Help Ease the Pain of Utility Bills In many parts of the country, particularly those that have really suffered through some brutal winter weather over the past few months, the idea that spring may finally be on the horizon is certainly a welcome thought. However, for residents of those areas, things may not start looking sunny in their budgets for quite a while. Since some utility bills are configured on a post-usage basis (meaning, customers are billed for their usage recorded during the previous month, or before), the final tally for this winter’s energy consumption may not…
  • Spray Foam Equipment Prevents Wasted Energy and Money

    Jake Jacobson
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    With a harsh winter like so many areas across the country have been experiencing this year, fuel costs have been soaring, leaving both homeowners and businesses with sticker shock. No matter how much people try to conserve resources or be frugal with their energy usage, a certain level of fuel consumption is unavoidable, and that usage tends to skyrocket as temperatures plunge way below normal levels. Still, recent weather conditions have caused utility bills to soar to such a degree that it catches many people completely off guard. Utility companies in many areas have been receiving a surge…
  • Mobile Sprays Rigs: Things to Consider Before You Buy

    Jake Jacobson
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    A mobile spray rig is a big expense for any business or contractor. It isn’t a minor purchase, although it is an investment that can pay off in a major way over the long run. Still it isn’t the type of buying decision that most contractors would make lightly, as it can put a big dent in your budget. Buying a mobile spray foam rig—and then further contemplating exactly what type of mobile rig is the best choice for you—is a step that should be made with careful thought and planning. You want to consider exactly what purposes you need this equipment to serve, and how best you can…
  • Spray Foam Insulation’s R Value is Impressive

    Jake Jacobson
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    In choosing from among the various insulation materials available, one of the main factors to consider is the ability of a specific material to provide maximum protection against air leakage, which in turn can lead to drafts, leaks and wasted energy. Spray foam is widely viewed as one of the most effective insulation materials, based on its ability to create a strong, airtight membrane that keeps air (and water) from entering or escaping the inside of the structure. The effectiveness of a particular insulation material is indicated by R value, which is the measure of resistance to heat flow.
  • Spray Foam Insulation Cost Can Pay for Itself

    Jake Jacobson
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    We know that for any type of home construction or renovation project, cost is always an important consideration for the property owner. They have budget constraints to worry about, and that in turn becomes an issue that their builder or contractor must keep in mind. Obviously, the initial cost is something that must be taken into account. But for many building and home improvement projects, it’s important to view the cost in terms of the return on investment and expenses over the long term. In the case of insulation, the initial expense must be balanced by the potential ongoing savings in…
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    Civil Engineering Blog

  • Seismic Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis and Reservoir Characterization free [PDF]

    Saad Iqbal
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:05 am
    The interest in seismic stratigraphic techniques to interpret seismic datasets is expanding continuously. The advent of sophisticated subsurface reservoir studies and 4D monitoring, for optimizing the hydrocarbon production in existing fields, do demonstrate the importance of the 3D seismic methodology. The added value of reflection seismic has clearly been proven in the last decades and it was especially beneficial on the petroleum development side. Seismic reflection profiles form a vast and solid data source of information on the structure of the subsurface. The seismic dataset…
  • Download Eurocode 7 Geotechnical Design Worked Examples {PDF}

    Saad Iqbal
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    This document is a report with worked examples summarizing the general rules, basic design principles and design methods for geotechnical design following Eurocodes. It comprises an overview of Eurocode 7 with focus on the design requirements, actions and design situations, and limit states.Different aspects to be considered for designing shallow foundations, gravity walls, embedded walls and deep foundations are covered in the report. The provisions of Eurocode 7 for ground investigations and testing for geotechnical design, overall stability of and movements in the ground, slopes, hydraulic…
  • Multistoried 80 bedded Kuwait Medical Centre to be constructed in Sakardu, Pakistan

    Saad Iqbal
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Marafie foundation is a multinational firm striving for the betterment in health sector in Asian countries including Kuwait, Iraq, Pakistan, India and several others. Founded by Mohammad Rafie, Marafie foundation have build several hospital complexes that are equipped with state of the art medical technologies.Recently Marafie foundation have planned to construct a multistoried 80 bedded Kuwait Medical Center in Skardu having covered area of approximate 48,000 sft. The complex is designed by M/S Naqvi & Siddiquie, Architects and Engineers, Islamabad.Marafie foundation Islamabad, is now…
  • King's little pathway, Caminito Del Ray,World's scariest path in Spain

    Saad Iqbal
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:14 am
    From the beginning of times, sky kissing mountains and cliffs, height of hundreds feet has always made humans tempted for exploration and overshadow such great heights. From ancient times, humans, if tempted to try flying like birds, were also exited to reach highest spots of the world’s mountains to satisfy the natural thirst of power, thus they says that he is not a human who can sit idle without trying to overpower nature. Introduction of Caminito Del RayLets try looking at the Mountain in spain. This mountain range is situated in El Chorro of Malaga province near Gushan River.
  • What is Engineers Estimate, What is Estimation? Civil Engineering

    Saad Iqbal
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    An estimate of the cost of a construction job is the probable cost of that job as computed from plans and specifications.For a good estimate the, actual cost of the proposed work after completion should not differ by more then 5 to 10 % from its approximate cost estimate, provided there are no unusual, unforeseen circumstances.What is ESTIMATION?Estimation is the scientific way of working out the approximate cost of an engineering project before execution of the work.It is totally different from calculation of the exact cost after completion of the project.Estimation requires a thorough…
 
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    Techno Genome

  • Concrete Mix Design As Per IS 10262-2009 With Example

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Concrete Mix Design or Mix Design of Concrete is a procedure of determining the relative quantities and proportions of different ingredients of the concrete i.e. Cement, Water, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, with the object of producing homogeneous fully compactable concrete having required Strength and Properties with economy.Now a Days with the advancement of concrete technology, the mix design of concrete is in a boom due to the requirements of High Grades of Concretes having required amount of workability, durability and other properties but the main factor is that these all things are…
  • Home Made Waterproofing Compound

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Today I’m here going to discuss about how to make waterproofing compound by self at the site during the construction with cheaply available materials. I know it has been a long time since my last article, and maybe you, who are following Techno Genome regularly know the reason behind that, anyways let us concentrate on today’s topic. First of all we have to understand what a Waterproofing Compound is, and why it is required in a Civil Engineering Construction works.ENTRANCE OF WATER IN BUILDINGA Waterproofing compound is nothing but a chemical in the form of liquid or powder which when…
  • Brickwor Quality Control

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Here I’ve listed the most important factors which are to be taken care of while doing Brickwork of any nature structural brickwork or face lifting works in brickwork for better appearance. These points mentioned below should always be taken care strictly in the site of construction for achieving a long lasting durable structure.The bricks should be of 1st class quality for structural works, or atleast of 2nd class quality in unavoidable circumstances, but those 2nd class bricks must posses atleast 60% of the field quality checks of bricks.The bricks should be immersed in water for a…
  • Septic Tank Design Easily 5 Minutes

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Septic System Design or Septic Tanks Design can be done in various process, but most of them are critical and time taking laborious process. Here in this article I have given tutorial on how to design Septic Tank Easily within 5 minutes and Determine Septic Tank Size. Here I will also discuss some about the general Septic Tank Construction for designing of septic tank successfully you have to follow the steps given below one by oneStep 1: Calculation of Numbers of User : In any septic system design this is a very very important step as it will determine the total capacity of the septic…
  • Design Of Steel Beam Fastest Method With Example

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Civil Engineering is vast field from Culverts to Dam , Buildings To Steel Bridges, so as so the Civil Engineering Materials, It includes Steel, Concrete, Timber, Aluminium, Glass etc. Steel Design is much easier in most of the cases than RCC Design in Structural Engineering. Civil Engineering Broadly has three main phase namely Planning – consisting of Drawing, Estimating etc. Structural Design consisting of Analysis of Structures and Design Of Structures and last of all Execution which means erecting the actual work according to the Planning and Designing. Structural Engineering has always…
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  • Maintaining Your Steel Buildings: What You Need to Know!

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Don't confuse low-maintenance with no-maintenance. Yes, steel and metal buildings boast longevity and durability that exceeds most other building options, but they still require a little TLC to keep them looking and functioning their best. Maintenance Requirements for Steel and Metal Buildings High-quality materials, improvements in fabrication and innovative protective coatings have made metal buildings one of the most desirable and fruitful investments in every sector of the real estate market, from residential and commercial buildings to agricultural, church and municipal…
  • Snow Loads and Metal Buildings: What You Should Know

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Can steel buildings handle snow and ice loads where I live? Yes, steel buildings can handle snow loads and, depending on your building's framing and roofing systems and the quality of the materials used, your metal building will be able to handle higher snow loads than its traditionally-framed counterparts. Learn More About Steel Buildings, Snow Loads & Metal Building Maintenance in the Winter Calculating snow loads is more complicated than most people think. That's because there are so many different types of snow. Fresh, fluffy snow weighs less than slushy or compacted…
  • Why Metal Buildings Are the Best Choice for Breweries

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    You are in the business of brewing delicious craft brews for your customers. Most likely, the design and build process required to house those brews-in-progress is a big, fat mystery. Fortunately, we're here to straighten you out. Metal buildings are the way to go when building a brand new brewery. They are affordable, easily expandable and can be designed to accommodate your specific needs. Best of all, as tried-and-true members of the industrial and commercial construction world, they have all the space you need to house your brewing equipment comfortably and with plenty of extra room.
  • How Big Can Metal Buildings Be?

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Metal buildings can be about as big as you want them to be. Consider that the majority of the world's tallest and largest buildings are typically framed with steel and use a fair number of metal components in order to sustain the load requirements and keep the buildings as maintenance free as possible. Metal Buildings Can Accommodate Virtually Any Sized Building You Want Steel and metal buildings are used for aircraft hangars, agricultural buildings, industrial buildings and warehouses. They are also used to build mega-church structures, sporting arenas and sporting facilities.
  • Determining Qualified Construction Leads (And Where to Find Them!)

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Your new or re-designed website is up and running, your company is working social media channels like there's no tomorrow, and you've even set up special offers for existing clients that will give them discounts on future work in exchange for sending referrals your way. That's all great, but now the question becomes: what do you do with all the leads that pour in, and how do distinguish qualified leads from those who are simply sniffing around? How Do You Find - and Nurture - Qualified Construction Leads? Typically, marketing experts will categorize leads into three groups: A,…
 
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    GenieBelt Blog

  • Warning: Guy version of Benny Benassi Satisfaction

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    Some say a danish guy decided to do a male version of the famous “Benny Benassi - Satisfaction” music video. So he convinced his dad and a few of his friends to join in. We don't know if the rumor is true or not, but this is the result: - Watch at your own Risk ;)                                    
  • NVQ 6 in Construction Contractor Management or SMSTS?

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Like anything to do with SMSTS, this is another tricky question! Besides the time-scale differences, though, we also have pretty different course content between the two.  Things that the SMSTS Course covers, but which aren’t in a Degree Course include:- • Risk assessments/method statements • Recent changes in accepted working practices • Behavioural safety • Management of occupational health • Electricity • Excavations • Working at height • Scaffolding • Demolition • Confined spaces.   If they are included in Degree Course, they are only touched upon, not…
  • Why are Construction Workers the Happiest Employees? Part 2

    Stuart Howie
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Like I said in the last Blog on this subject:- Are we? Well, that could well be! One obvious reason for that is, if we don’t like the job, we know the project will soon be over and we’ll be away the h*ll out of it! Just hope for something better next time! Now, in offices and other sectors, one thing that makes employees feel uncomfortable is that they don’t feel appreciated by their managers. Construction, particularly commercial construction, is all about time and money. Managers who don’t appreciate their skilled tradesmen and others on site tend to let their jobs run over time and…
  • Why We Love Quality in a construction project

    Stuart Howie
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    Now this is a strange topic because, in over 40 years in construction, I’ve never before stopped to think what “Quality in a Construction project” means from the contractors’ point of view! After a few minutes cogitation it seems to me that “quality” can actually mean a few different things. The first version involves money and is particularly relevant to UK construction with its notoriously low profit margins. In this context the last contract will have been of good “quality” if the contractor actually made a profit on it that allows them to remain in business! Related to…
  • Why are Construction Workers the Happiest Employees?

    Stuart Howie
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    According to a recent survey (TINYpulse's 2015 Best Industry Ranking report). Construction workers are the happiest of the bunch! Are we? That’s a surprise because wandering around a site we usually see a lot of scowls and long faces! Then it occurs to me that it might actually be a good thing! Do that in an office or on a factory floor and we could be in trouble! Disrespectful; insulting to the Boss; HR involved; lousy reference after lives made so miserable we had to quit! Many is the time I’ve been summoned across by a rude, aggressive guy who has started the conversation with…
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    Techno Genome

  • Concrete Mix Design As Per IS 10262-2009 With Example

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    Concrete Mix Design or Mix Design of Concrete is a procedure of determining the relative quantities and proportions of different ingredients of the concrete i.e. Cement, Water, Fine Aggregate, Coarse Aggregate, with the object of producing homogeneous fully compactable concrete having required Strength and Properties with economy.Now a Days with the advancement of concrete technology, the mix design of concrete is in a boom due to the requirements of High Grades of Concretes having required amount of workability, durability and other properties but the main factor is that these all things are…
  • Home Made Waterproofing Compound

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    Today I’m here going to discuss about how to make waterproofing compound by self at the site during the construction with cheaply available materials. I know it has been a long time since my last article, and maybe you, who are following Techno Genome regularly know the reason behind that, anyways let us concentrate on today’s topic. First of all we have to understand what a Waterproofing Compound is, and why it is required in a Civil Engineering Construction works.ENTRANCE OF WATER IN BUILDINGA Waterproofing compound is nothing but a chemical in the form of liquid or powder which when…
  • Brickwor Quality Control

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Here I’ve listed the most important factors which are to be taken care of while doing Brickwork of any nature structural brickwork or face lifting works in brickwork for better appearance. These points mentioned below should always be taken care strictly in the site of construction for achieving a long lasting durable structure.The bricks should be of 1st class quality for structural works, or atleast of 2nd class quality in unavoidable circumstances, but those 2nd class bricks must posses atleast 60% of the field quality checks of bricks.The bricks should be immersed in water for a…
  • Septic Tank Design Easily 5 Minutes

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Septic System Design or Septic Tanks Design can be done in various process, but most of them are critical and time taking laborious process. Here in this article I have given tutorial on how to design Septic Tank Easily within 5 minutes and Determine Septic Tank Size. Here I will also discuss some about the general Septic Tank Construction for designing of septic tank successfully you have to follow the steps given below one by oneStep 1: Calculation of Numbers of User : In any septic system design this is a very very important step as it will determine the total capacity of the septic…
  • Design Of Steel Beam Fastest Method With Example

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    Civil Engineering is vast field from Culverts to Dam , Buildings To Steel Bridges, so as so the Civil Engineering Materials, It includes Steel, Concrete, Timber, Aluminium, Glass etc. Steel Design is much easier in most of the cases than RCC Design in Structural Engineering. Civil Engineering Broadly has three main phase namely Planning – consisting of Drawing, Estimating etc. Structural Design consisting of Analysis of Structures and Design Of Structures and last of all Execution which means erecting the actual work according to the Planning and Designing. Structural Engineering has always…
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  • What To Expect If You Need Fire Damage Repair In Phoenix

    Mike Christensen
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    The tragedy of experiencing a fire at your home or commercial building is not something that we’d wish on anybody. Unfortunately, this is a sad reality in which we live. From time to time, whether it’s due to an electrical short, a gas leak , or arson – many people experience the frustration and emotional trauma involved in trying to complete fire damage repair in Phoenix    and surrounding cities. However, believe it or not, the biggest frustration involved in fire damage is often the lack of knowledge about the repair process. In order to provide you with some guidelines…
  • Phases of Swimming Pool Construction in Scottsdale

    Mike Christensen
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Building a new swimming pool is the dream of many home owners. However, the process involved in swimming pool construction in Scottsdale is often overlooked. Although it may seem simple enough to dig a hole in the ground to create a swimming pool for your backyard oasis – the phases of constructing a swimming pool to your liking can be extensive depending on your desired outcome. This type of construction also requires professional swimming pool builders in Scottsdale to legally complete. Here are some of the phases and details involved with swimming pool construction in Scottsdale or…
  • Peak One Builders Finishing Cory Remsburg‘s Home Renovation

    Mike Christensen
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Image Courtesy of JAH4WW To say that the last six years has been a challenge for Army Ranger Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg would be an understatement. Since being severely injured in Afghanistan in 2009, the retired Army Vet has undergone extensive surgeries, therapy and to gain mastery over several daily tasks. Unfortunately, his home environment was not set up in a way to support Cory’s new lifestyle. This is where the Peak One Builders team has stepped up to provide some knowledge and support to make common home living easier for Sergeant Remsburg and his family. Since August of…
  • What It Takes To Build Your Dream Home In Scottsdale

    Mike Christensen
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Here is quick question for you – have you ever considered building your dream home in Scottsdale? If so you have most likely considered every aspect of this luxury house to the minute details – including the size of your dream pool and the color patterns in every room . Then we wake up and realize that building a dream home is not as easy as simply visualizing the end result. However, it is critical to always begin with the end in mind. And this tip – along with a few building a dream home tips below; will help you understand what it really takes to build your dream home in Scottsdale.
  • Water Damage Services In Scottsdale For Washing Machine Flood

    Mike Christensen
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    When you experience a flood inside your Scottsdale home due to a broken water line attached to your washing machine – it can literally cause a series of headaches . From water sitting inside your home to the walls, flooring, cabinets and other household items that are damaged, it seems that a simple water hose breaking can quickly spread to a significant restoration project. However, there are a few important water damage services in Scottsdale that are provided by professional home restoration experts that can expedite the clean-up and repair process – along with ensuring that the job is…
 
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