Your top DCN headlines: Aug. 3 to 7

This week’s top DCN headlines cover news of another crane collapse in Toronto; communication “mistakes” that were made during Jane and Finch community hub talks; a federal government announcement of COVID-19 infrastructure funding; shortlists of teams for Eglinton and Scarborough transit projects; and a survey that’s meant to gather information on the impact of quality […] The post Your top DCN headlines: Aug. 3 to 7 appeared first on constructconnect.com.

Newly released mass timber guidebook delves into international building codes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Wood Council (AWC) and the International Code Council have released a joint publication, Mass Timber Buildings and the IBC, containing an overview of requirements for mass timber construction as found in the most recent international building codes. The document highlights changes beginning with the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), which allows […] The post Newly released mass timber guidebook delves into international building codes appeared first on constructconnect.com.

Maroon Group Signs Distribution Agreement with Applied Graphene Materials

Maroon Group recently announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Applied Graphene Materials.

Huntsman Experiences Steep Sales Decreases in 2020 Second Quarter

Huntsman Corp. recently reported second quarter 2020 results with revenues of $1.2 billion, a 30% decrease compared to the 2019 second quarter.

National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls Rescheduled

OSHA has rescheduled the 7th annual National Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction for September 14-18, 2020. – Read: National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls Rescheduled at FacilityExecutive.com.

ESPC: The Remedy Schools Need During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The ESPC approach to facility retrofits is the ideal method to implement disinfection strategies in funding-strapped government and educational buildings. – Read: ESPC: The Remedy Schools Need During The COVID-19 Pandemic at FacilityExecutive.com.

Tridel chairman Angelo DelZotto: Dec. 30, 1930 — July 31, 2020

TORONTO — Tridel chairman emeritus Angelo DelZotto is being hailed as a giant of Toronto construction with a passion for people and building homes in the wake of his death at the age of 89 on July 31. The firm, which has built 85,000 homes over eight decades, has produced a video highlighting DelZotto’s lifetime […] The post Tridel chairman Angelo DelZotto: Dec. 30, 1930 — July 31, 2020 appeared first on constructconnect.com.

Palmer Holland Remembers Matt Walker

Palmer Holland announced the passing of Matt Walker, 37, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

AFFIX Labs Launches Surface Treatment to Kill COVID-19

Leading chemical binding expert AFFIX Labs has harnessed its global experience in disease prevention to create a long-lasting surface treatment proven to kill COVID-19.

Ready Or Not, Disaster Can Strike Facilities Anytime

Whether it’s a natural threat of extreme weather or a manmade hazard, a disaster can take out an electrical system. What is your plan? – Read: Ready Or Not, Disaster Can Strike Facilities Anytime at FacilityExecutive.com.

Construction Employment Rises in October but Spending Drops in Latest 12 Months as Gains in Homebuilding and Public Outlays Offset Private Nonresidential Dip

November 2019 — Construction Economic News Trade fights appear to be undermining demand for many types of private-sector projects; Association officials urge the Trump administration to quickly resolve disputes with China, the European Union and other countries   Construction employment increased by 10,000 jobs in October and by 148,000, or 2.0 percent, over the past 12 months, while construction spending decreased by 2.0 percent from September 2018 to September 2019, according to an analysis of

Brasfield & Gorrie Completes New Children’s of Alabama Office Building

October 2019 — Member News The office building brings more than 200 employees back to the hospital’s campus.   The James C. Lee III Building at Children’s of Alabama has opened for more than 200 employees working in non-clinical support services, many of whom have been located off Children’s main campus since construction began on the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children building in 2008.

Don’t Miss Out on the 2020 AGC Awards Season

October 2019 — Top News It’s awards season at AGC of America, and time is running out to submit your application. Whether you’re a safety professional, a member of a student chapter, or a construction innovator, there’s an awards program for you.   The application deadline for the Build America Awards, AGC in the Community Awards, Diversity and Inclusion Awards is October 23, 2019. Deadline to submit an Innovation Award or apply for a Student

New AGC ConstructorCast: Using Virtual Design to Build Better

October 2019 — Top News On the latest episode of AGC’s ConstructorCast, we talk with virtual design and construction (VDC) leaders from Barton Malow Company, Matt Hedke and Alan Todd, about the benefits of VDC, technology selection and how to ensure successful companywide integration.

Nothing But Net — Zero Net

October 2019 — IN CASE YOU MISSED IT Over the past 20 years, green and sustainable construction has evolved from what many called a fringe movement to one that has achieved mainstream status. Reducing energy and water usage remains the top environmental issue driving these types of construction projects. BY LISA KOPOCHINSKI

Under Cover: Construction Shows How to Work Safely Amid the Coronavirus

July 2020 — Top News The digital edition of the July/August 2020 issue of Constructor magazine is now available for your reading pleasure. In addition to our COVID-related stories (Perfect the Unexpected, Returning to Work and Crisis Response), we have technology-focused articles (Game Changer and Problem Solver), plus much more. And, be sure to peruse the 2020 Regional Resource Guide, filled with detailed information on companies and businesses that provide products and services to the construction industry.

Supply, Installation and Modernization of Traffic Control Signals

PROCUREMENT NO.: PRC002200 CONTRACT 17 111 20198 REQUEST FOR TENDER 2020 SUPPLY, INSTALLATION AND MODERNIZATION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS Closing Date and Time: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Local Time This Contract is for the supply, installation and modernization of traffic control signals at various locations within the City of Mississauga. Tender forms […] The post Supply, Installation and Modernization of Traffic Control Signals appeared first on constructconnect.com.

Vietnam approves $9.3bn tourist city for Ho Chi Minh City mangrove forest

The government of Vietnam has approved a $9.3bn housing development and tourist resort at Can …

Largest infrastructure plan in 65 years for national parks approved

Antelope Point Marina in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on Lake Powell in Utah in 2010. The Antelope Point breakwater was damaged by high winds in May. Photo credit: National Park Service Contractors who have national parks in or near their territory should keep an eye out for possible road and bridge work and other infrastructure projects. That’s because the recently passed Great American Outdoors Act, which calls for spending $9.5 billion over 5 years

McCarthy and Mortenson complete work on 65,000-capacity Las Vegas stadium

A joint venture between two US companies has completed work on the $2bn Allegiant Stadium, …

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