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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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Things technologies
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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SmartBrief/Leadership
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LaRae Quy
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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Transport Topics
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Senate
9/20/2018

Contractors, developers and project owners can limit the risk of cost overruns on projects by clarifying allowable labor rates before projects begin, Stephen Bacchetti writes. All parties should agree on equipment charge rates and caps, as well as what constitutes a change order.

9/19/2018

The national buyer traffic index shows a four-point drop in August, according to Credit Suisse, indicating a sharp slowdown in homebuying. The slowdown stems from increasing prices and interest rates, as well as an imbalance between supply and demand.

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Credit Suisse
9/19/2018

Ready to climb the next rung in your career? Join in the next virtual engineering and science career fair sponsored by ASCE and other associations. Candidates and prospective employers will meet with each other live online. The free recruiting event will be held tomorrow, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, 8 a.m. to noon PT. Get details and sign up.

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careereco.com
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ASCE
9/19/2018

More than two dozen of ASCE's most distinguished honors share an Oct. 1 deadline for nominations. See the variety of awards in almost every civil engineering discipline, and nominate worthy professionals you know.

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ASCE
9/19/2018

Audi has announced that it will introduce a midsize electric sport utility vehicle in the US next year. Some analysts have said Audi's e-tron might not have the driving range of Tesla's Model X.

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Audi
9/19/2018

The construction environment is fast moving and not all parties are in the same location. Cloud technology allows construction companies to keep massive amounts of information in a place that is accessible from anywhere that you can establish a wifi or cellular connection. Read more.

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rt3thinktank.com
9/19/2018

A county commission in Indiana voted to add a performance bond requirement to a contract for a surveillance system in the county jail. The county attorney said the performance bond requirement will protect the county if something goes wrong and the work is not completed.