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9/20/2018

A report from the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies at Georgia Tech looks at ways that engineers and construction professionals can incorporate IoT into building design. The architecture, engineering and construction industry often does not take connected technology into account, but building information modeling may be a gateway to incorporating tools and sensors into the workflow and plans.

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9/20/2018

Norwalk, Conn., is working toward data-sharing agreements with three companies to implement connected-vehicle technology. The agreements are intended to allow the city to share real-time traffic signal information and get data from connected-vehicle apps to relieve congestion and enhance safety.

9/20/2018

Improving your awareness of who you are, how you behave and what you need helps with your career and has grounding in research, writes LaRae Quy. "Inaccurate self-assessment leads to sales targets that can't be met, deadlines that can't be carried out and performances that are promised but not delivered," she writes.

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9/20/2018

More than 100 stakeholders attended Utah's first conference focused on net-zero-energy building practices. The trend toward greater energy efficiency could spur "dramatic" change in the state over the next five to 10 years, according to Utah Clean Energy's Kevin Emerson.

9/20/2018

A developer has purchased a former golf course in Lansing, Mich., and is planning to build a $100 million mixed-use development on the 120-acre site. The purchase comes six years after voters agreed to sell the property.

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National Public Radio
9/20/2018

After the House unanimously approved legislation to improve water infrastructure, the Senate could consider the bill this month. Among other things, the legislation would empower the Army Corps of Engineers to hand out regional dredging contracts as opposed to individual project contracts.

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9/20/2018

A 6-inch oil pipeline in North Dakota burst in 2013, and a nearly $100 million project to clean up the damage has been completed. With 840,000 gallons of crude oil coming out of the pipeline, the accident was one of the largest onshore spills in American history.

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CNBC
9/20/2018

A 29.3% jump in the multifamily market spurred an overall 9.2% increase in housing starts last month, according to the Commerce Department. However, building permits were down 5.7%.

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9/20/2018

The AGC Business Development Best Practices are an ongoing effort of the AGC Business Development Forum Steering Committee to bring more BD resources and best practices to the AGC membership. This month, the Business Development Forum Steering Committee highlights:

  • Any time an organization reaches a key milestone like its 100th anniversary it has an opportunity to talk with its stakeholders and position itself for the future. In our latest Business Development Best Practice, Brian Turmail, AGC of America, discusses "Celebrating Key Milestones: How AGC of America is Commemorating its Centennial" and provides takeaways your company can use in preparing for your celebration.

Interested in contributing a Best Practice article or presenting in a Business Development WebEd? As a volunteer, you and your company will be prominently featured to the largest and foremost audience in the construction industry! The Forum Steering Committee will also provide you with the necessary direction and support to make the process as easy as possible. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact paige.packard@agc.orgAGC members can join the Business Development Forum by visiting our Forum website and clicking "Join the Forum."

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9/20/2018

The San Francisco County Transportation Authority plans to collect tolls on vehicles entering or leaving Treasure Island starting in 2021. Toll rates will vary depending on the time of day, and the goal is to reduce congestion.