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AGC SmartBrief

News and information for general contractors

AGC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Researchers study use of scrap rubber in roads

10/22/2014

  • MichiganRadio.org

Michigan Technological University researchers are studying the potential use of scrap rubber in asphalt as a way to improve road conditions. "Research reported that crumb rubberized asphalt can reduce… Read More

BSCAI SmartBrief

News for the building service contracting industry

BSCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Building Service Contractors Association

Minn. county to retain building services company

10/15/2014

  • St. Cloud Times (Minn.) (tiered subscription model)

EnviroTech Building Services will remain a custodial services provider for Benton County in Minnesota on a three-year contract. The company will increase its $99,408 fee by 10% in the first year, foll… Read More

NRCA SmartBrief

The best stories for roofing professionals

NRCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Roofing Contractors Association

7,716-ton domed roof of Louvre Abu Dhabi to give "rain of light" effect

10/22/2014

  • Construction Week
  • Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)

The Louvre Abu Dhabi's 7,716-ton domed roof has been fully installed. The dome's cladding will give it a "rain of light" effect by adding eight layers of aluminum and stainless steel inserts above and… Read More

Specialty Contractors SmartBrief

News for specialty contractors

Specialty Contractors SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Issues to consider when converting commercial space to health care

9/21/2014

  • Building Design + Construction (free registration)

Converting vacated commercial and office space to medical buildings as extensions of hospitals can save as much as 30% on construction costs, according to this article. But that practice, that appears… Read More