Zachary Phillips

Gadget check: Facebook enters the smart glasses market

Construction Dive’s Gadget Check series focuses on new technology products and their potential applications in the construction industry. Facebook breaks into the data glasses game. The social media giant announced last week that it had partnered with Ray-Ban for Produce Ray-Ban stories. The glasses cost $ 299 and can take and save photos and videos, …

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“The houses in which legends are made:” A look at the stadium construction

The NFL regular season has officially started, and for the first time in league history, teams will play 17 regular season games. Many of the teams play nine games in their home stadiums. The role of the stadium has evolved to offer more than just a home advantage. It’s an entertainment experience that is cultivated …

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ConTech Conversations: Procore CEO at the IPO, technical reputation of the construction industry

Although the pandemic forced Procore to postpone its plans, the company completed its IPO in May and the construction technology provider successfully went public. Like other companies, the pandemic forced Procore to postpone expectations and focus on the low level of certainty that existed in the industry. Construction Dive spoke to founder and CEO Tooey …

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A $ 3.5 trillion budget resolution could increase penalties for labor violations

The framework for a Budget resolution of $ 3.5 billion Approved by Congress last month, it could include a provision that will have a major impact on the way construction companies treat their workers. Though some lawmakers like Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Have pushed for aspects of the PRO Act In order to be included …

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‘Enter Tradesman:’ Metallica’s nonprofit teams with Carhartt for building trades recruiting

Diving letter: The workwear brand Carhartt has teamed up with All Within My Hands, a non-profit organization founded by the members and management of the heavy metal rock band Metallica, to bring a new generation of workers into the craft. Carhartt has announced that he will donate all Labor Day online sales to AWMH’s Metallica …

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ConTech Conversations: Nexii highlights modular

In February, a drive-through Starbucks was opened in Abbotsford, British Columbia, showed up in six days. The energy-efficient building (pictured above) was constructed by the Canadian construction technology company Nexii. Five months later, Nexii announced that it had acquired Vancouver-based Omicron – one of Canada’s largest design and construction companies. Now the contractor is expanding …

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Walsh is considering unemployment benefits, closings amid delta surge

Diving letter: The continued spread of the aggressive Delta variant of COVID-19 could lead states like Florida to offer additional unemployment benefits, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said in a Interview with Bloomberg. “If Florida has to close – let’s say the numbers keep going up in the next week or two, and it gets to …

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Do not wait for problems to improve technique, says the expert

Information technology often falls under the umbrella of the CFO in construction companies. This means that his decision on how to spend money on technology can directly affect a contractor’s growth. According to James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge, an IT services company specializing in construction and insurance, aging technology is often a problem for many …

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Pennsylvania contractor pays $ 20.7 million in wage theft case

Diving letter: Pennsylvania road and bridge contractor Glenn O. Hawbaker has not filed a challenge to the largest prevailing wage theft in US history and has been convicted of the case, according to a state release Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Charges were brought against Hawbaker in April. Last week, the State College, Pennsylvania contractor agreed …

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