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5 Essential Earthmoving Equipment For Construction Projects

CCR Magazine

Ever wondered how a flat, empty field turns into a fancy building? It all starts with getting the ground ready, and that’s where these giant machines called earthmovers come in. They’re the muscle behind every construction project, digging, pushing, and hauling dirt to make way for new things. Explore how these earthmoving equipment are important in transforming raw land into a construction-ready canvas.

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$1.5B Detroit mixed-use project delayed

Construction Dive

District Detroit, developed by the Related Cos. and Olympia Development of Michigan, was initially scheduled to start construction last summer.

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East side story: proving the potential of volumetric construction

Construction News

A project in Walthamstow is proving just how far volumetric modular construction can go, with 75 per cent of two new towers being built offsite Project client: Long Harbour Contract value: £165m Contract type: JCT design-and-build Main contractor: Tide Construction Ltd Offsite manufacturer: Vision Modular… The post East side story: proving the potential of volumetric construction appeared first on Construction News.

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Arch in Building Construction - Components & Features

Prodyogi

An arch is a curved beam in which horizontal movement at the support is wholly or partially prevented. Arch structures are constructed with wedge-shaped bricks or stones joined together with mortar.Under the action of loads, the arch bricks are under compression load. Hence the induced tension or thrust is transferred to the supports. Here the supports are the abutments as shown in the figure-2.

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The Art of Contingency Planning: Dealing with Unforeseen Costs

Contingency planning is a strategic plan to allocate resources, time, and money if “all hell breaks loose” on a project. It considers risk mitigation and planning for a worst-case scenario.  Contingency planning in construction is necessary. You're expected to throw in a percentage to cover a contingency plan in your estimates but is it enough? There is an art to this type of planning and, if project leaders aren’t careful, a contingency plan could cost the company a lot more than lapsed deadlin

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Construction starts plunge 8% as Fed toes line on rates

Construction Dive

January’s manufacturing gains were wiped away as the prolonged impact of higher interest rates and labor issues caught up with the sector.

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Simpson Strong-Tie Promotes Annie Kao to Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement

Civil + Structural Engineer

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie , the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has promoted Annie Kao to a newly created position of Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement. Kao has been a member of the Simpson Strong-Tie team for 18 years, most recently serving as Vice President of Engineering. In her new role, Kao will spearhead the company’s national industry outreach and engagement initiatives; identify and pursue strategic partnerships insid

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Structure of Timber |Macrostructure and Microstructure

Prodyogi

The structure of timber essentially describes the parts of timber (wood) internally at macro and micro levels. As we know, timber can be obtained from exogenous and endogenous trees.Exogenous trees are most used in structural applications and have more visibility of internal structure. Hence we use the cross section of an exogenous tree to describe the component part of the timber layer.

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Boldt VP witnesses US onshoring boom firsthand

Construction Dive

Working in construction is an opportunity to learn new things, according to Linda Rosati, the Wisconsin contractor’s new vice president of business development.

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MBMA Welcomes Four New Members 

Civil + Structural Engineer

CLEVELAND, OHIO – www.mbma.com : The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) is pleased to welcome four new associate members to its ranks: Innovative Clean Energy LLC , the International Accreditation Service (IAS) , Robert Sage Careers, LLC, and SWD Urethane. Innovative Clean Energy of San Francisco, California provides services for companies in the clean energy space by providing products and services related to renewable energy.

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Will NAR's Landmark Commissions Settlement Lower Housing Costs?

The Pro Builder

Will NAR's Landmark Commissions Settlement Lower Housing Costs? rbinsacca Sun, 03/17/2024 - 13:50 The $418 million deal changes long-standing rules—written and unwritten—that consumers claim inflated sales commissions for home sellers, including new-home builders On Friday, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) agreed to settle consumer-driven class-action lawsuits regarding real estate commissions on home sales.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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To avoid blackouts, the UK must lower its energy demand – here’s how

New Civil Engineer

When I read the news that the UK could be facing blackouts from 2028 due to delays in the delivery of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, I nearly fell off my chair. Resorting to blackouts or brownouts – planned energy disruptions – as… The post To avoid blackouts, the UK must lower its energy demand – here’s how appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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‘Infrastructure academy’ coming to Austin

Construction Dive

The initiative will seek to reduce barriers to entry for potential workers and provide career services designed to staff the booming civil sector in Texas.

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Using DAS to Solve Capacity and Connectivity Challenges

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Peter Tardy, PE, Director of Telecommunications Whether sitting in the corner end zone or the corner bar, encountering slow, interrupted, or complete loss of internet service is a major inconvenience. Ten years ago, it may have been tolerable. In 2024, there is no excuse. “The days of people holding up their phones during a concert or a game to find cell service should be a thing of the past,” said Peter Tardy, PE, Director of Telecommunications at French & Parrello Associates (FPA), a fu

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How AI Can Increase Efficiencies in Construction

For Construction Pros

From enhanced standardization and project management platforms to automation options that increase speed and reduce costs, these new tools offer increased flow within offsite construction projects.

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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

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Timeline and specifications of £2.2bn Fenlands reservoir revealed as planning progresses

New Civil Engineer

Anglian Water and Cambridge Water will look to submit development consent order (DCO) application for their £2.2bn Fenlands reservoir in 2026 with a view to construction starting in 2029. The post Timeline and specifications of £2.2bn Fenlands reservoir revealed as planning progresses appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Developer sues Minnesota contractor for $735K payment that disappeared

Construction Dive

Court documents point to “one or more insiders” who allegedly diverted funds by accessing an executive’s email and doctoring a notary's stamp of approval.

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Participate in the Zweig Group’s 2024 Financial Performance Survey and Capture Benefits 

Civil + Structural Engineer

Would you like to know how your firm’s financial performance stacks up to others in the industry? We need your help first. Your feedback helps us to produce valuable and necessary benchmarking data for the AEC industry. The deadline to participate in Zweig Group’s 2024 Financial Performance Survey is just a few weeks away and your input is key; all data collected is confidential.

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How Preconstruction Planning for K-12 Schools Saves Time and Money

Wolgast Corporation

School District leaders new to construction projects on their campus may not know all the steps and activities needed before construction can start. We share details of what to expect and who the shareholders should be to make a School District's project(s) happen. The Start In the State of Michigan, the school foundation allowance is intended for instruction and operations of a School District.

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TfL alerts contractors to upcoming Bakerloo line infrastructure and depot upgrades

New Civil Engineer

Transport for London (TfL) has alerted contractors to an upcoming contract for the upgrade of the infrastructure and depot associated with the entirety of the Bakerloo line. The post TfL alerts contractors to upcoming Bakerloo line infrastructure and depot upgrades appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Balfour Beatty working on AI-based safety, project apps

Construction Dive

The London-based construction giant cited potential productivity gains and growing labor concerns as drivers for developing its technology in house.

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Why Pumps Are Critical Resources for Renewable Energy Applications

Civil + Structural Engineer

13.7 million. That’s the number of people employed in renewable energy worldwide as of 2023. 1.7 trillion. That’s the number of dollars invested each year on zero-carbon technologies worldwide. These statistics from Renewable Energy World emphasize an important trend toward renewable energy sources. As the demands for electricity and mobility continue to grow, businesses, municipalities and nations are looking to sustainable solutions for the future.

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Tribunal considers extent of leaseholder protections

Construction News

Emma Knight is a principal associate and Brett Mason is an associate at law firm Gowling WLG The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) recently handed down judgment in Adriatic Land 5 Limited v The Long Leaseholders at Hippersley Point, considering the effect of paragraph 9 of… The post Tribunal considers extent of leaseholder protections appeared first on Construction News.

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Significant questions arise over proposed new Handsacre to Manchester Airport line

New Civil Engineer

There are significant infrastructure and planning questions hanging over the proposed new Handsacre to Manchester Airport rail line, an expert has told NCE. The post Significant questions arise over proposed new Handsacre to Manchester Airport line appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Communities hoping to build disaster resilience request record $8B in FEMA grants

Construction Dive

The requested sum is more than quadruple the amount offered, continuing what the agency said is an ongoing trend of applications exceeding available funds.

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Pothole plague reaches new peak

The Construction Index

More than half of the local road network in England and Wales could fail in the next 15 years as the amount needed to fix the backlog of repairs reaches a record high of £16.3bn.

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Gov seeking tenders for High Speed Rail

Roads Online

Chair, board appointed for newly formed High Speed Rail Authority. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.com/muratart. The Federal Government and High Speed Rail Authority are seeking tenders and experts to help develop and plan the first stage of the east coast high speed rail network. The proposed section would connect Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle and represents the first priority under the newly formed High Speed Rail Authority, which will oversee the development of the eastern high-speed

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Electric train trial success for Greater Manchester under Transpennine upgrade

New Civil Engineer

An electric train has travelled for the first time between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), Network Rail has announced. The post Electric train trial success for Greater Manchester under Transpennine upgrade appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Mass timber producer debuts construction services division

Construction Dive

Mercer Mass Timber doesn’t intend to compete with large general contractors, but instead wants to offer an option for first-time users of the alternative building method.

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Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 04-04-2024

Construction Placements

Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 04-04-2024 Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts, last date to apply for this job is 04-04-2024 The post Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 04-04-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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The Power Of Core Values In Your Trade Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction company owner, you're the architect of your business's vision and culture. But some of the foundation often needs to catch up in the hustle to improve services, chase sales, and keep the lights on. Core values—those guiding principles that shape your company's identity—are more than words on a wall or a statement in a handbook. Getting leads and doing the work is only part of the answer.

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Researchers transform sugarcane by-product into slabs and bricks

New Civil Engineer

A new low carbon construction material made from sugarcane by-product is emerging as a promising sustainable alternative to concrete and bricks. The post Researchers transform sugarcane by-product into slabs and bricks appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Texas immigration battle has implications for contractors

Construction Dive

A new law that was halted by an appeals court this week presents ramifications for the industry, where an estimated one in four workers is foreign-born.

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California food education project aims to deliver 30,000 meals to school district

Construction Specifier

Aerial view of The Center. Photos by Bruce Damonte Photography/courtesy v2com CAW Architects’ latest educational project, The Center, is a reimagined food education and distribution system for the Oakland Unified School District. Rooted in a commitment to social change, this transformative project integrates a central kitchen, culinary arts center, and urban farm, serving 34,000 students across 77 schools.

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Heat pump roll out not going to plan

The Construction Index

A report from the government spending watchdog today tells us what we all absolutely already knew – that the heat pump roll out is going too slowly.

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