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OSHA, in a move thought too restrictive by some and too loose by others, released new rules for Permissible Exposure Levels for silica in the construction industry on March 25, 2016. The rules reduced allowable levels of exposure by 80% and covered workers who might be exposed to levels of silica dust particles of over 50 micrograms per square meter over an 8-hour time span.
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September 19, 2018
Because of the impact of the autonomous vehicles on the construction industry and on our cities and infrastructure as well, we want to give you a bit of an overview of the current status of the technology, the manufacturers, the government rules and regulations that are being developed and give you another peek into the future, a near future that is in flux as we speak, but one that is as inevitable as perhaps those two immutable actions, death and taxes. Well taxes at least.
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August 31, 2018
John McManus, award winning editorial and digital director at Hanley Wood, writes in Architect magazine, the magazine of the American Institute of Architects, about the top 10 take-aways from the recent 2018 Housing Leadership Summit. The overall theme of the conference of builders, investors, lenders, architects, subs and thought leaders from throughout the industry was Collaborate to Accelerate.
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August 28, 2018
The use of drones on construction sites is becoming a little more prevalent, but still not widespread, even though some contractors have shown the cost savings, speed, safety, and accuracy that their use offers.
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August 21, 2018
Essentially, the term “Double Breasted” means that an owner contracts with both union and non-union (also known as “merit shop” or “open shop”) companies, thus the use of the term, “Double Breasting.” This approach to contracting results from the need for services or contracts where both union shops and open shop companies provide competitive services.
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August 08, 2018
Hines announced that it has designated its currently unnamed groundbreaking Next Generation, 47-floor, one million square-foot project on the former Houston Chronicle site, Block 58, in downtown Houston to be a C3 project.
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July 24, 2018
A recently published study titled “Construction Technology Trends - 2018 Report” compiled information garnered from 158 professionals at small and medium sized construction...
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July 18, 2018
Upskill, a program of the Greater Houston Partnership (GHP), focused on the development of a competitive workforce in Houston, held a State of Talent Forum at the University Hilton on the University of Houston Campus recently.
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July 10, 2018
Happy 4th of July to all of our readers!
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July 03, 2018
Google 3D printing and you will get 281 million results in less than a second. As we have previously posted, most of the attention in the 3D printing world has been focused on the printing of houses in Dubai and China, the additive manufacturing for autos, medical implants, all prototypes for the future. The growth of 3D printing in the AEC industry, while still in its infancy, is finding its way into some interesting places.
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July 02, 2018