Sat.Nov 04, 2023 - Fri.Nov 10, 2023

article thumbnail

Pavement Smoothness: Using Data and Analysis to Drive Success

For Construction Pros

A case study on the Big Island of Hawaii reveals how a quality control department can use existing tools and equipment to support innovative project engineering.

article thumbnail

Reverse mentorships bridge generational gaps

Construction Dive

The practice helps longtime employees learn tech and communication skills, while newer workers gain valuable insight from experienced colleagues, according to a Suffolk project manager.

Insiders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Trimble’s GNSS Technology Aiding Work of Identifying  and Clearing Landmines

Civil + Structural Engineer

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and the Trimble Foundation Fund have partnered with The HALO Trust, the world’s largest landmine-clearing non-profit organization, to help expand its demining operations across Ukraine. The Foundation Fund directed grant focuses on strengthening the HALO Trust’s capacity to locate and remove landmines, unexploded ordnance, and other explosive hazards from civilian areas to create safer communities.

article thumbnail

Product Innovation

The Pro Builder

Product Innovation kcichowicz Tue, 11/07/2023 - 11:54 Take an inside look at Marvin's world of innovation, technology, and vision that bring new product offerings, new applications, and a true confidence in product durability to life in the final episode of Inside Marvin. Enabled Active Product Innovation Video ID 6339982429112 Video Duration 0:05:25.

246
246
article thumbnail

Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

article thumbnail

Soil Sampling Methods| Undisturbed and Disturbed Samples

Prodyogi

Soil sampling is the process of obtaining samples of soil from the desired depth at the desired location in a natural deposit to assess its engineering properties for the design of the foundation. The device that is used to collect soil samples is called a sampler. Boring and sampling methods in soil exploration go hand in hand during soil investigation.

article thumbnail

Why your megaproject needs a design integration manager

Construction Dive

As construction jobs grow in size and complexity, someone is needed to ensure the vision doesn’t get lost along the way, said panelists at the Design-Build Conference & Expo last week.

More Trending

article thumbnail

The Craft of Tropical Modernism: An Interview with Mark de Reus, Part 1

Build LLC Blog

BUILD talks with Mark de Reus about the design strategies of tropical modernism, the challenges of thatched roofs, and why new construction in Hawai’i should be blessed by a Hawai’ian priest. The post The Craft of Tropical Modernism: An Interview with Mark de Reus, Part 1 appeared first on BUILD Blog.

article thumbnail

Construction 101 Workshop Introduces Teen Girls to Construction Careers

The Pro Builder

Construction 101 Workshop Introduces Teen Girls to Construction Careers ldeakins Fri, 11/10/2023 - 08:47 Forty Sacramento high school girls recently participated in Construction 101 for Teens, a workshop that introduces girls to careers in the construction industry McCarthy Building Companies, in Woodland, Calif., hosted its third annual "Construction 101 for Teens" workshop to encourage more young women to consider careers in the construction industry.

Carpentry 147
article thumbnail

Amtrak Northeast Corridor projects get $16B in federal funding

Construction Dive

Major bridge and tunnel projects will make the nation’s busiest passenger railroad “safer, faster, and more reliable,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said.

386
386
article thumbnail

KAI Founder Michael Kennedy, Sr. Awarded with Lifetime Achievement Award During Construction Inclusion Week

Civil + Structural Engineer

St. Louis, MO – KAI founder and chairman Michael E. Kennedy, Sr. was honored Oct. 18 with a Lifetime Achievement Award during Construction Inclusion Week held Oct. 16-20 at Harris Stowe University in St. Louis. Founded by McCarthy Building Companies in 2020, Construction Inclusion Week is an annual week-long, industry-wide effort to champion change and cultivate a more inclusive construction industry.

article thumbnail

From Plan to Reality: Unlocking the Power of Aerial Imagery for AEC

Aerial imagery has emerged as a necessary tool for architecture, engineering, and construction firms seeking to improve pre-construction site analysis, make more informed planning decisions, and ensure all stakeholders have access to an accurate visualization of the site to keep the project moving forward. Download our guide and take a deeper look at how aerial imagery can be leveraged to drive project efficiency by reducing unnecessary site visits and providing the accurate details required to

article thumbnail

HS2 | Expenditure on land for cancelled Phase 2 revealed to be £564M as experts call for DfT to halt sale

New Civil Engineer

The Department for Transport (DfT) has spent £564M on land and property for the cancelled Phase 2 of High Speed 2 (HS2), according to a Freedom of Information request from NCE, while rail experts have called on the government to halt its plans to sell… The post HS2 | Expenditure on land for cancelled Phase 2 revealed to be £564M as experts call for DfT to halt sale appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

article thumbnail

NAHB Careers in Construction Month Inspires Students to Pursue Skilled Trades

The Pro Builder

NAHB Careers in Construction Month Inspires Students to Pursue Skilled Trades ldeakins Fri, 11/10/2023 - 08:35 During October, a number of building associations and National Association of Home Builders members across the country joined in the effort to inspire younger generations to pursue careers in the skilled trades Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) spent the month of October promoting careers in the construction industry through a number of activities and initiativ

130
130
article thumbnail

Large contractors, union shops better at anti-harassment training

Construction Dive

While more than two-thirds of contractors emphasize the importance of inclusion, just 34% of small companies and 42% of non-union shops do so, a new report found.

381
381
article thumbnail

APPLYING SPRAY FOAM INSULATION ON AND AROUND PLASTIC PIPES

Civil + Structural Engineer

New Technical Document Details Proper Steps for Use IRVING, Texas – A new technical document that addresses techniques for the safe and proper use of spray polyurethane foam insulation on and around plastic pressure pipe materials has been published by the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) with input from the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA).

article thumbnail

HS2 designer blames frequent cost rises on ‘overengineering’ of project

New Civil Engineer

The former technical director of High Speed 2 Ltd (HS2 Ltd) and one of the principal designers of HS2’s original plan believes “overengineering” of the project is a principal reason behind the continually ballooning costs. The post HS2 designer blames frequent cost rises on ‘overengineering’ of project appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

article thumbnail

Whirlpool Surpasses $125 Million in Donations to Habitat for Humanity

The Pro Builder

Whirlpool Surpasses $125 Million in Donations to Habitat for Humanity ldeakins Fri, 11/10/2023 - 08:42 Whirlpool is celebrating more than $125 million donated to Habitat for Humanity since their partnership began in 1999 Whirlpool has exceeded the $125 million milestone in in-kind product donations to Habitat for Humanity International. Since their partnership began in 1999, Whirlpool has contributed more than 241,000 major home appliances to nearly 197,000 Habitat households across the U.S., Ha

article thumbnail

$3B in construction projects fuel downtown Detroit’s growth

Construction Dive

Large developments, including Newlab at Michigan Central and the renovation of the Book Building skyscraper, were recently completed in the Motor City.

391
391
article thumbnail

DFI Announces New Chair of Drilled Shaft Committee

Civil + Structural Engineer

Hawthorne, N.J. – Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announces David Graham, P.E., of Dan Brown and Associates has been named chair of DFI’s Drilled Shaft Committee. He succeeds Paul Axtell, P.E., D.GE, Dan Brown and Associates. Graham is a senior engineer with Dan Brown and Associates in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has over 14 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering and construction industry.

article thumbnail

NAO raises concerns over DfT’s ability to deliver major projects

New Civil Engineer

The Department for Transport (DfT) may be unable to afford all the transport projects it has pledged to deliver under its £41bn annual budget, a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned. The post NAO raises concerns over DfT’s ability to deliver major projects appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

Budgeting 128
article thumbnail

Pennsylvania Allocates $98M to Tackle Affordable Housing Shortage

The Pro Builder

Pennsylvania Allocates $98M to Tackle Affordable Housing Shortage ldeakins Thu, 11/09/2023 - 09:30 The state of Pennsylvania has allocated the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to produce more affordable housing units Pennsylvania is allocating $98 million to address its affordable housing shortage, supporting the creation and preservation of more than 3,000 homes.

130
130
article thumbnail

Construction groups sue over Davis-Bacon change

Construction Dive

The prevailing wage rule update went into effect Oct. 23, and it could mean higher hourly wages for workers on major federal projects.

414
414
article thumbnail

McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground on their 17th Project on UC San Diego Campus

Civil + Structural Engineer

Multi-Structure Triton Center will Reinvigorate Campus Gateway and Offer State-of-the-Art Facilities SAN DIEGO, Calif. — McCarthy Building Companies (McCarthy) has broken ground on the Triton Center at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus. Designed by LMN Architects , the 400,000 square-foot project is the grand entrance to the university and seamlessly blends art, culture, entertainment, and student academic resources to foster a sense of connection.

article thumbnail

California High-Speed rail gathers pace with completion of major structures and release of track tender

New Civil Engineer

The first phase of the mega California High-Speed rail project is moving steadily with the recent completion of the line’s ninth rail structure this year and the release of a tender seeking contractors for track and overhead contact system design. The post California High-Speed rail gathers pace with completion of major structures and release of track tender appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

article thumbnail

Transitioning beyond spreadsheet trackers: your ability to compete in 2024 depends on it

Construction News

After facing a challenging few years, the construction industry is now on the brink of a significant growth spurt, with Glenigan’s latest construction forecast projecting that the sector will grow by 14 per cent in 2024. This growth, however, comes with a new set of… The post Transitioning beyond spreadsheet trackers: your ability to compete in 2024 depends on it appeared first on Construction News.

122
122
article thumbnail

Warehouse surge drives construction planning higher

Construction Dive

A total of 21 projects valued at $100 million or more entered the planning stages in October, including a $215 million Google data center, according to Dodge.

375
375
article thumbnail

Sundt Awarded the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District Dam Project

Civil + Structural Engineer

Dam will reduce flood risk in Williamson County. San Antonio, Texas – Sundt Construction was recently awarded the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) Dam 101 Project in Williamson County, TX. The $34 million project will be the largest undertaking since the original dams were built in the late 1950s and 1960s. “The Upper Brushy Creek WCID is designed to substantially reduce flooding in the largest damage center in Williamson County,” said Sundt Project Director Kevi

article thumbnail

National Grid to accelerate up to 20GW of clean energy projects

New Civil Engineer

National Grid is accelerating the connection of up to 20GW of clean energy projects to its electricity transmission and distribution networks in England and Wales. The post National Grid to accelerate up to 20GW of clean energy projects appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

article thumbnail

Fed Announces $384 Million Low Carbon Asphalt Investment

For Construction Pros

Out of the GSA's announced $2 billion, which included 150 different construction projects using low embodied carbon materials, a significant portion of it will directly impact the asphalt and road building industry.

article thumbnail

8 ways to build your brand

Construction Dive

Contractors often downplay marketing efforts and instead rely on word-of-mouth connections, but a few simple steps can help find new clients, says a construction branding expert.

340
340
article thumbnail

Over 275 Partners Now Integrate with Autodesk Construction Applications 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

21 New Integrations for Autodesk Construction Cloud Construction companies produce an immense amount of data every day; but are firms actually leveraging this goldmine of insights? New research from Deloitte Access Economics , commissioned by Autodesk, suggests there’s work to be done here. Today, only 20% of construction firms identify as data leaders, with the remaining 80% reporting either beginner or emergent levels of data capabilities.

article thumbnail

Extending the Ivanhoe line restoration to Leicester could cost additional £271M

New Civil Engineer

Reinstating the abandoned Ivanhoe line in Leicestershire all the way into Leicester, as initially proposed, could cost an additional £271M according to Network Rail in response to a freedom of information request by NCE. The post Extending the Ivanhoe line restoration to Leicester could cost additional £271M appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

article thumbnail

The John Aarts Group Advances With Remote Wheel Loader Operation

For Construction Pros

The enhanced working environment closely resembles a gaming station, appealing to new audiences — both a younger generation and those who don’t see themselves climbing into a cab for eight to ten hours a day.

113
113
article thumbnail

Progressive design-build gains ground in US

Construction Dive

More transportation and water agencies are adopting the project delivery method, according to a recent panel at the 2023 Design-Build Conference and Expo.

article thumbnail

Galliford Try wins £87m job on Brent Cross mega-scheme

Construction News

Galliford Try has won an £87m contract to deliver 286 build-to-rent homes as part of a mammoth regeneration scheme in north London. The homes will form part of Brent Cross Town, an £8bn mixed-use neighbourhood covering 180 acres. The three new blocks, containing a mix… The post Galliford Try wins £87m job on Brent Cross mega-scheme appeared first on Construction News.

Contracts 110
article thumbnail

First wind turbines delivered to Saudi Arabia for £6.8bn green hydrogen plant

New Civil Engineer

Saudi Arabia’s Neom Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) has received its first shipment of wind turbines which will power its $8.4bn (£6.8bn) green hydrogen plant. The post First wind turbines delivered to Saudi Arabia for £6.8bn green hydrogen plant appeared first on New Civil Engineer.