Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Excellence in Construction® awards celebration honors the nation’s most innovative and high-quality construction projects, safety programs and diversity programs.
With pockets of unemployment still at historic levels in some neighborhoods in Silicon Valley, a new software construction management company in North America is partnering with JobTrain, an almost 50-year-old Menlo Park nonprofit with an established track record of teaching job and life skills.
If it hasn’t ever happened to you, chances are it has happened to someone you know. It’s the dreaded wet cell phone. Statistics show that in the United States, almost 100,000 cell phones accidentally get wet each day in sinks, tubs, pools and toilets—the list goes on.
Dexter + Chaney, provider of Spectrum® Construction Software, unveiled its new Project Plan Room mobile app that provides a powerful vehicle to distribute construction documents, communicate critical data and relay vital project information in real time to employees’ and contractors’ mobile devices on the jobsite.
Serving as the lead design consultant for a design-build team, Resource International, Inc. (Rii) used innovative Non-Destructive Testing technology (NDT) to accelerate the design and construction of the $54 million MRW-71-3.22 Interstate Reconstruction Project in Columbus, Ohio, which is now projected to finish a year earlier than originally scheduled.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Ladder Safety smart phone app is a finalist in the national HHS Innovates awards contest. The app addresses the major causes of ladder falls by placing interactive and graphic-oriented safety tools, checklists and guides into the hands of ladder users wherever and whenever they are needed.
FleetBeat Report: Fleet Telematics Helps Companies Reduce Fuel Consumption, Labor Costs and Idling Times
This issue of Tech Trends features a roundup of new products and innovations benefiting contractors in the field. Read on for highlights on a few revolutionary tools for modeling, measuring and moving around the jobsite.
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) released 2014 updates to MasterFormat®, a CSI/CSC publication that provides contractors with specifications to organize construction documents for commercial, industrial and institutional building projects in the United States and Canada.