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Construction Confidence Index

Posted by Rob W on April 29, 2014

Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Construction Confidence Index (CCI) is a diffusion index that reflects the nation’s construction contractors’ perceptions of the business environment over a six-month period, as well as the prospects for coefocus_0311_stfrancisweb2ammercial and industrial construction spending growth in the months ahead. Source data are collected from ABC members from across the country through a confidential monthly survey. This national economic indicator provides stakeholders with a forward-looking view of the nation’s nonresidential construction industry. Read More

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FTP and Sharepoint are obsolete – Balfour Beatty Construction

Posted by Rob W on May 12, 2011

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Webinar: Pipe Support & Expansion Joint Field Examples

Posted by Rob W on May 3, 2011

Thursday on Pipe Support & Expansion Joint Field Examples & Case Studies. This seminar is approved for 1 PDH credit hour for Texas Professional Engineers.
Please see this weeks’ Product of the Week on adjustable pipe saddle supports designed for a Booster Pump Station Rehabilitation project in Florida.
PT&P designed adjustable pipe saddle supports fabricated from A240 Gr 304 stainless steel, for a Booster Pump Station Rehabilitation Project in Florida. The pipe saddles are stanchion type supports designed for 10″ and 16″ pipe sizes, and can be vertically adjusted +/- 3″ by turning the middle section of the seamless pipe.
sign up for the Webinar this Thursday at 10 am, or would you prefer 2 pm?

If you miss this they normally archive their webinars just search their site

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Tekla gives professional BIM application for everyone in construction FREE

Posted by Rob W on February 14, 2011

To make an impact on the construction industry, 3D modeling software provider Tekla is launching a new advanced application for building information model-based project communication and cooperation. Tekla BIMsight is ready for everyone in the industry to download and share over the Internet for free. Now contractors, designers, architects, MEP detailers and fabricators can combine their models, check for clashes, and collaborate using new and unique BIM software.

Tekla BIMsight is a new collaboration tool that lets construction industry professionals step into the BIM (Building Information Modeling) process for free. This software application makes it easy to combine and understand 3D models created by different AEC disciplines with different software, to interpret the design intent, check for clashes, and comment and mark changes. Tekla BIMsight presents a centralized way to maintain and communicate shared construction information: project participants can see the big picture as well as every important detail in the same, illustrative and easy-to-grasp 3D model. Tekla BIMsight can be used throughout the workflow of construction, from the design phase of the building to its erection and site management.

”Tekla’s mission is to drive the evolution to digital information modeling, multiplying our customers’ potential to think and achieve big in their projects and businesses,” explains Tekla Executive Vice President Risto Räty. ”Understanding BIM as a centralized process rather than ’just a model’ requires cooperation and goodwill between the construction disciplines. This is exactly what we want to achieve with the new Tekla BIMsight software, and our part of the goodwill is to distribute it for free on this Valentine’s Day for the whole industry to easily take into use.”

Tekla BIMsight has been described as ’the missing link’ BIM  software application because it enables accurate and effective 3D building information model-based project collaboration and management for everyone in the industry. BIM-based way of working supports the modern requirements of sustainability and green building, for example, by optimizing prefabrication and site management and enabling a paperless process. Accurate, model-based communication enables better constructability through finding, reacting to and correcting possible design errors early before on-site construction. All this motivates people working in engineering and construction to centralize their data and to make requests for information accurately and efficiently through one shared application that presents the combined model of a whole construction project from every possible angle.

Tekla BIMsight software is ready to download for free at http://www.teklabimsight.com/. Video tutorials and an online user community make it easy for anyone to get started visualizing and communicating with building information models. At the moment, Tekla BIMsight is only available in English.

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[Live Webinar] VFDs: An Emerging Sustainability Imperative

Posted by Rob W on January 19, 2011

Variable Frequency Drives are quickly becoming key to an energy conscious society. In this webinar, presented by the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) contractors and engineers will learn what the best applications are for this technology and what its advantages are over other technologies.

From design considerations and payback, to government mandates and local/regional initiatives, AHRI will share best practices that can help you see the role and value of VFDs today.

Register now for this live webinar

 

 

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Free Trade Magazine Subscriptions & Technical Document Downloads

Posted by Rob W on October 14, 2010

Browse through our extensive list of free Business, Computer, Engineering and Trade magazines, white papers, downloads and podcasts to find the titles that best match your skills; topics include management, marketing, operations, sales, and technology. Simply complete the application form and submit it. All are absolutely free to professionals who qualify.

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FREE Live Webcast: Successful BIM Without the Wash

Posted by Rob W on August 20, 2010

Join Autodesk and McCarthy Building Companies  for this free one-hour webcast to explore how implementing Autodesk BIM solutions as an integrated process across project team members has helped McCarthy to work more productively and demonstrate real value to its clients.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Many firms market their use of BIM, when in fact they may only use BIM for visualization and presentation, performing basic 3D CAD modelling, and producing traditional 2D paper drawings or CDs. BIM is more than just 3D modeling software–it is an integrated process that allows professionals to explore a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally, before it is built. BIM allows builders to rely on coordinated, consistent information to visualize, simulate, analyze, document, and deliver projects on time and within budget.
In this webcast, Adam Lega and Connor Christian of McCarthy Building Companies will demonstrate how McCarthy chose Autodesk BIM solutions for their construction projects to help them work more productively and win more business. They will discuss five practical tips that can help you recognize the hype and set expectations that meet reality, illustrated by real-life examples of BIM projects from McCarthy’s portfolio.

Register today to learn more!

If you miss this you can usually watch them later at the same link.

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Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports Webinar

Posted by Rob W on July 27, 2010

Learn more about Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports for both Cryogenic and High Temperature Applications right from your computer at no cost. This technical presentation will last one hour and is on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 10:00 am or 2:00 pm.

Register for the Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports Webinar

The featured presenter, David Baker has over 15 years experience in
Pre-Insulated Pipe Supports and Installation & Maintenance and is the manager of PT&P’s Field Service division.

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Learn more about the Design, Application and Installation of Custom and Standard Pipe Clamps

Posted by Rob W on July 13, 2010

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Buildings Webcast: Expedite LEED Certification with BIM for Design Build Projects

Posted by Rob W on July 6, 2010

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