Construction materials

New building materials could solve plastic waste problems – Magoda – Manufacturing America

The manufacturing world has embraced plastic because of its versatility and affordability. Plastics, however, are difficult to recycle and the vast majority of plastic bags, bottles and consumer goods end up packing landfills and polluting landscapes and oceans. This unwanted material has inspired entrepreneurs to rethink waste as a resource. Their efforts have resulted in […]

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Students take 1st place in construction management competition – WSU Insider

A team of Washington State University students took first place in the recent Associated Schools of Construction competition, the largest construction management competition in the United States. Despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and a virtual format, nearly 1,100 students from 47 universities and 19 states participated. The competition requires students to solve two […]

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Buildertrend Acquires CoConstruct To Create Market Leader In Construction Management Software

OMAHA, Neb. and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia., February 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Buildertrend, the leading provider of cloud-based construction management software for home builders, renovators and specialty contractors, today announced the acquisition of CoConstruct, a complementary software provider to management of construction projects for the residential construction sector. Funding for the acquisition is provided by […]

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U.S. contractors ask Biden to cut tariffs on building materials

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has prepared a open letter to US President Joe Biden warning of the effects of recent material price increases. According to the AGC, the costs of materials such as lumber and steel have reached “record highs”, in part because of tariff levels. A Press release The trade body […]

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Global Construction Materials Market Usage Report 2021:

Dublin, February 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The “Key architectural trends determining the use of building materials, Outlook 2021” the report was added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. This study aims to provide the growth prospects and key forecast for 2021 for the global construction materials market. The scope of the study includes the analysis of the […]

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Former Vice President of Construction Management Company Sentenced for Corporate Accounting Fraud | USAO-EDVA

RICHMOND, Virginia – A former business executive at a construction management company was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for his role in a corporate accounting scheme that concealed millions of dollars in debt owed by the ‘business. “Over a five-year period, Patrick Lindsey was instrumental in a large-scale corporate accounting fraud scheme designed […]

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Construction management teacher adds better eyes to the hands of construction robots

Imagine you need a screwdriver to do a repair in your house. The job may require a screwdriver with a specialized end, such as a standard or Phillips screwdriver. Rather than having a number of different, one-type screwdrivers, it would be handy to own a convertible screwdriver which, when replaced with different ends, could turn […]

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Rise in prices of building materials in January

the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its Producer Price Index report for January 2021. It showed the BLS construction materials and components price index was up 1.5% from December, seasonally adjusted. It was 6.6% above its level of the previous year. The overall prices of products processed for intermediate demand increased by 1.7%. The […]

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Coffee pods are turned into building materials

Coffee pods – the natural papery material around coffee beans that break off when the beans are roasted – normally become waste, thrown in piles that release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. But a company in Colombia found a new use for them, combining the envelopes with recycled plastic to create a new material. [Photo: […]

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ALICE Technologies Launches Manage, the AI-Based Construction Management Product

With Manage, ALICE moves to the construction phase of large projects, helping clients deliver on time and on budget Menlo Park, California, February 10, 2021 – ALICE Technologies (www.alicetechnologies.com) today announced the release of Manage, an AI-based simulation product for the management of construction projects. ALICE Manage allows large general contractors and owners to easily […]

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New construction management solution – Autodesk Build

“Our teams need the right technology to deliver exceptional results,” says Barton Malow Holdings Senior VDC Manager Ted jennings. “By bringing together the best of BIM 360 and PlanGrid and adding even more project management firepower, Autodesk Build is both a simple and robust solution. Connecting our people and data across projects allows us to […]

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Construction management company appoints vice president | Business Observer

ESTERO – The national construction management company Suffolk has promoted Rod Nobrega to the post of vice chairman. Nobrega joined Suffolk in 2016, according to a press release. Since then he has been responsible for some of the company’s largest projects in the area, including the 55-acre Moorings Park at Grande Lake, the Moorings Park […]

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Builders’ Merchants News – SR Timber Welcomes New National Building Products Regulator

The new body will have the power to withdraw any product posing a significant safety risk from the market and prosecute any company that violates product safety rules. SR Timber welcomed the establishment of a new government regulator – a division of the Office for Product Safety and Standards that will have the power to […]