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Asphalt Pavement Alliance
In today's world, being efficient and effective with resources is the name of the game to keep your customers and tenants returning year after year. Join this Asphalt Pavement Alliance workshop for in-depth training and education related to the unique requirements of your commercial and industrial parking lot installation. From construction to maintenance, materials to proper pavement design, learn what is required to keep your facility in tip-top shape.
The New Jersey League of Municipalities will be hosting their annual event Nov. 19-21 in Atlantic City. NJSME's annual awards luncheon is being held on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in conjunction with the NJLM conference. Please click here to find out more information on how you can become a Sponsor at the 2019 NJ Society of Municipal Engineer's Annual luncheon.
The NJLM Conference, is attended by over 200 municipal engineers and elected officials. This event is an excellent networking resource for companies that provide a product or service to licensed engineers. Please feel free to call the office at 609-393-0102 and ask for Kelly Biddle if you have any questions.
Thank You To Our 2018 Sponsors
Williams Gas Pipeline
International Code Council
New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association
Remington & Vernick Engineers
Utility and Transportation Contractors Association
B & W Construction Co. of NJ, Inc.
Bulk Storage, Inc.
Garden State Precast
Keller & Kirkpatrick, Inc.
Maser Consulting, PA
Cherry Hill Courier-Post
The old Branch Village was built in 1941 and named for Dr. Clement T. Branch, a prominent physician and the first African-American to serve on Camden's school board. Its red brick homes looked like barracks, and it, like much of the Centerville neighborhood around it, fell into disrepair over the years. The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development in 2016 gave the city a $13.2 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to revitalize the corridor in Centerville, just off Ferry and Mount Ephraim avenues.
New Jersey Transit will begin construction later this fall of the new Elizabeth train station platform and extension project on the Northeast Corridor.
Customers will begin seeing impacts related to the major construction in the coming weeks, including the temporary closure of the Track 1 staircase and sections of the platforms.
Beacon Hill Institute
According to a recent study by the Beacon Hill Institute, New Jersey schools
built under controversial government-mandated project labor agreements inflated costs by 16.25%, or
$57.84 per square foot, compared to schools that were bid and constructed without PLAs. New Jersey
taxpayers would have saved $565.1 million, or more than $7.1 million per project, in 2018 prices if PLAs
had not been used.
North Jersey Record
Brad Lowry with the North Jersey Record writes: "Yes, we all know infrastructure is a long and lingering problem, and all too easy to forget about. Certainly, when emergency strikes, as with the ongoing Newark city water crisis, our political leaders say all the right things, express proper indignation and vow to make it right.
And then, little by little, these major infrastructure holes get patched over or put off until the next term — someone else's next term — and the result is that little, if anything, ever gets done about them."
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on Sept. 26 announced a landmark decision that will give states the flexibility to use federal highway funds to deploy patented or proprietary technologies on transportation projects. The change will take effect Oct. 28.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a biohybrid robot powered by neuromuscular tissue that responds to light. Biohybrid robots are the result of integrating synthetic material and living tissue such as muscle, nerves or bone to produce a device that is capable of independent motion. The addition of neuronal action to control muscle tissue represents a significant step forward in the quest for autonomous biobots.
The Associated Press via News 12 New Jersey
U.S. construction spending edged up a disappointing 0.1% in August as continued weakness in nonresidential construction offset the best gain in home building in nine months.
The latest figure marked the fourth month of lackluster results, including declines in May and June and a flat reading in July, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Construction in April had risen 0.6%.
If the human resources experts who we spoke to agreed on anything, it's this: HR departments may be missing the boat if they've waited until now to plan for changes to federal overtime regulations.
The U.S. Department of Labor began the journey to update the Fair Labor Standards Act's salary threshold overtime exemption for certain white-collar professionals an administration ago when it attempted to raise the threshold to $47,476 in 2016.
Contractors take on more design responsibilities on projects using new delivery methods. But along with the new influence, comes new risks.
New project delivery methods are reshaping the role of the contractor. Throughout most of the 20th Century, design-bid-build was the standard way of running projects. This model relied on architects working with the owner under separate contract for the design phase. From there, the project was put out for bid to contractors to do the building.
For Construction Pros
September may be Suicide Prevention Month, but employers need to focus on workers’ mental health year-round. This is especially true in the construction industry. A 2018 study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that males in the construction and extraction fields accounted for the most suicides of any other profession in both 2012 and 2015.
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