Showcase Your Work and Be Featured in Constructor

August 2019 — Top News As an AGC member, your firm plays a powerful role in sustaining economic growth throughout the U.S. by producing structures and roadways that increase productivity and improve the nation’s quality of life. Whether you’re building a new highway or renovating a high-rise office tower, your innovative practices, creative solutions and hard work culminate in projects that will be admired for decades to come. Showcase your work by participating in a

Prefabrication in Practice

August 2019 — Business Tips Weighing the advantages against the challenges  After years of promise, prefabrication and modular construction are finally being used to tackle large construction projects at scale. The industry is now seeing prefabrication grow on work from prefabricated electrical panels to curtain wall systems, both of which involve repetitive elements that can be made more efficiently in a factory environment and then inexpensively transported to the project site. BY KENNETH RUBINSTEIN, PRETI-FLAHERTY, AND

Inside May/June: New Grant Program Keeps Women Safe on Jobsites

May 2020 — Top News The May/June issue of Constructor magazine is now available online and in print. In it, we cover the new AGC-Autodesk grant program, designed to keep women safe on jobsites while recruiting more into the industry. We also recap AGC’s 2020 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, celebrate award winning projects and companies, provide COVID-19 resources to AGC members, and much more.   

ORBA announces June webinar line-up for COVID-19 and The Road Building Industry series

MISSISSAUGA, ONT.—The Ontario Road Builders’ Association (ORBA) is presenting three webinars in June as part of its weekly webinar series, COVID-19 & The Road Building Industry, which initially launched in May. The complimentary series is aimed at providing expertise from health and safety, technology, human resources, legal and financial sectors to assist the industry as […] The post ORBA announces June webinar line-up for COVID-19 and The Road Building Industry series appeared first on constructconnect.com.

Secondary students encouraged to compete in Virtual Skills Ontario Contests

TORONTO—Skills Ontario is hosting the 2020 Virtual Skills Ontario Contests, an initiative that allows secondary students to test their skills through online contests related to skilled trades and technology and virtually participate in a manner similar to the Skills Ontario competition. While the contests are not a replacement for the 2020 Skills Ontario Competition, which […] The post Secondary students encouraged to compete in Virtual Skills Ontario Contests appeared first on constructconnect.com.

AtlasIED Clean Room Speaker Cover

The AtlasIED SHS Clean Room Speaker Cover is designed to help hospitals, manufacturing, and other establishments minimize the spread of dust and other particles that can pass into the air through speaker grills. – Read: AtlasIED Clean Room Speaker Cover at FacilityExecutive.com.

Upbrella employs unique lift system to Montreal hotel

When the owners of an 11-storey boutique hotel in downtown Montreal decided to top the building with six floors, they turned to a Quebec company with a novel engineering solution to meet the challenges of working on the tight property with limited space for conventional tower or mobile cranes. That company, Brossard, Que.-based Upbrella Construction, […] The post Upbrella employs unique lift system to Montreal hotel appeared first on constructconnect.com.

COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns Cause Weakening in Multi-Family Builder and Developer Confidence in 2020 First Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multi-family housing weakened significantly in the first quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released recently by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Bostik Portugal Helps Connect Students to School with Laptop Donations

Bostik Portugal recently organized an initiative to donate 30 computers to children in need in order to help them stay connected to school.

NYC Real Estate Leaders Issue Guidelines For Reentering Office Buildings

As New Yorkers head back to work, business and labor union leaders from the real estate industry have created comprehensive office protocols to put public health and safety first. – Read: NYC Real Estate Leaders Issue Guidelines For Reentering Office Buildings at FacilityExecutive.com.

SvN Architects + Planners announces new partner appointment and planning lead hire

SvN has recently expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Sam Dufaux to Partner, as well as the introduction of Andrew Goodyear, in a newly developed Planning Lead role. Photo courtesy of SvN Architects + Planners Prior to joining SvN in 2018, Dufaux spent a considerable amount of time working internationally, most recently spending ten years at New York’s WORK Architecture Company. As an Associate Principal at WORKac, Dufaux led diverse award-winning projects in

Azelis Company Megafarma to Distribute INVISTA DYTEK Specialty Intermediates in Mexico

This new mandate continues to build on Azelis’ strategic acquisition of Megafarma to expand into the Latin American CASE market.

7 Key Ingredients of a Data-Driven Contractor

Does your company have all the right pieces to become a modern, data-driven contractor?

HealthySpaces AI-Based Application Accelerates Safe Facility Reopening

The new solution from Nomad Go provides real-time data about space occupancy, mask usage, and social distancing to improve COVID-19-related compliance. – Read: HealthySpaces AI-Based Application Accelerates Safe Facility Reopening at FacilityExecutive.com.

Survey: 2.76 million layoffs in May, far fewer than expected

BALTIMORE—U.S. businesses shed 2.8 million jobs in May, significantly less than the 9.3 million job losses that were expected. The payroll company ADP reported June 3 that businesses have let go of a combined 22.6 million jobs since March, with the bulk of the layoffs occurring in April. The virus forced employers to shutter offices, […] The post Survey: 2.76 million layoffs in May, far fewer than expected appeared first on constructconnect.com.

U.S. & Canadian Q1 GDP Weakness Opens Trapdoor on Q2

Key Indicators Reference Table I want to be writing about improving economic statistics, and they will come in Q3 and Q4 of this year, but I can’t just ignore the lead-in data as it is being released. Table 1 is a handy reference guide to the deterioration in the key numbers at this present moment […] The post U.S. & Canadian Q1 GDP Weakness Opens Trapdoor on Q2 appeared first on constructconnect.com.

Contractors and Students Team Up for Go-Kart Competition

August 2019 — IN CASE YOU MISSED IT When a group of aspiring engineers needed funding for their high school’s solar-powered gokart team, they took a chance and asked one of the nation’s largest electrical contractors to sponsor them. BY AUTUMN CAFIERO GIUSTI

Vink Chemicals Certified to RSPO Standard

Successful audit by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.

Miltec UV is partnering with the Robert H. Smith School of Business to Host Undergraduate Students

Miltec UV is partnering with the Robert H. Smith School of Business to host two undergraduate students this summer.

Miltec UV, Robert H. Smith School of Business Partner to Host Undergraduate Students

Miltec UV is partnering with the Robert H. Smith School of Business to host two undergraduate students this summer.

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