This Robot Tracks Construction Progress While the Crew is Home Sleeping

Tracking progress on any jobsite is extremely important for your schedule and budget.  But, as the project grows larger, tracking progress becomes that much more difficult.  How do you accurately determine the percentage of work that the subcontractors have completed across 10 stories and hundreds of thousands of square feet?

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How to Apply for a Construction Job That Requires a Software You Don’t Use

10 years ago, the most computer knowledge any construction company would require of its applicants was a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel or a scheduling software.  Now, construction companies are finally getting wise to the fact that project management and document management software like Procore, Bluebeam, and PlanGrid can provide an efficiency boost to their projects. Because of this, many employers now have job openings that require knowledge of their software of choice. 

If you’ve never used that specific software, how can you make yourself eligible for that role?

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[VIDEO] Watch 1,500 Chinese Construction Workers Replace Train Tracks in 9 Hours

It’s pretty amazing the work that can get done when a lot of resources and money are thrown at one project. Past examples of this include a gigantic sinkhole that was repaired in Japan in just under a week, the complete emergency rebuild of Atlanta’s I-85 overpass that was completed a month ahead of schedule, and this video of 116 excavators working side by side to demolish a 1,640 foot long overpass overnight

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Report: 8.9% of America’s Bridges are “Structurally Deficient”

With over 612,000 bridges across the United States a large emphasis must be placed on maintaining and replacing them each year.  We’ve been hearing the narrative surrounding “America’s failing infrastructure” for several years now, but there’s still a lot of progress to be made.

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Bosch Introduces World’s First Breaker Hammer with GPS Tracking

At the World of Concrete 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Bosch unveiled a world’s first in the form of their 15-Amp Corded GSH27-26 Brute Turbo Breaker Hammer with integrated GPS tracking. While many tool manufacturers have begun adding Bluetooth technology to tools, like Milwaukee’s One-Key and DeWalt’s Tool Connect, there is a limit to what Bluetooth can do.  Mainly, the user has to be within about 100 feet of their Bluetooth enables tool to be able to use any of the features.

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Average Hourly Wage of Concrete Finishers, By State

Concrete finishers smooth and finish concrete surfaces like curbs, floors, and roads. Most are also responsible for cutting control and expansion joints as the concrete hardens.  OSHA's new silica dust regulations have added an additional wrinkle to the concrete finishers job, as they are now required to greatly limit their exposure to silica containing dust. 

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Video Demonstrates the Importance of Wearing a Hard Hat and the Dangers of Falling Objects

When anyone sees a hard hat, they typically immediate associate it with construction.  It’s the ultimate symbol of safety on the job site.  We all know we should wear them, but it’s easy to get annoyed with the minor inconvenience that they cause and forget about the extreme consequences that could result if a falling object catches us when we aren’t wearing one.

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The Top 10 US States for LEED Certified Construction in 2017

The USGBC recently released their 2017 data for the Top 10 US States for LEED construction, which is sorted by Gross Square Footage per Capita.  That ranking system allows them to get a fair comparison of states, despite differences in population and number of buildings.

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