Hexagon’s Geosystems division has announced plans to further cooperate with Procore, a provider of construction management software, to bring more efficiencies to the building construction industry. The developing relationship between the two organizations focuses on linking Hexagon’s reality capture, measurement and digital construction positioning solutions and Procore’s suite of construction management solutions. These integrations will result in increased efficiency and productivity across building construction projects. Details here. 

Rosendin has been honored with 3 industry awards (2019 Safety Excellence Award from National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC, Women in Construction of the Year 2019 Award, and The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association's 2019 Luna Award for Business Advocate of the Year in Austin) for their efforts to further inclusion and diversity in construction, as they celebrate 100 years in business. Details here. 

The Engineering Contractors' Association (ECA), has chosen John Hakel of the Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) as their 32nd annual dignity, integrity and generosity (DIG) Award recipient. The DIG Award is specific to the construction industry. Hakel serves as the executive director at SCPFJ, a group whose mission is to engage elected officials and educate the public on the need for continued infrastructure funding that creates thousands of jobs in construction within the region. Details here. 

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4.1% higher in September from the revised August reading of 137.9. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year. Details here.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Diesel Laptops, diesel diagnostic software and hardware provider, has announced they will be offering a limited-edition Awareness Pink Laptop as an option with select diagnostic kits. For every Awareness Pink Laptop sold in October, Diesel Laptops will donate $100 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Details here. 

 “Some major advanced economies have struggled to generate growth momentum, including the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia. In China, where the authorities are stepping up investment in infrastructure to prevent a continued slowdown, growth will remain positive, contributing to a slight acceleration in growth in total output in the emerging markets.” Details here. 

JLG Industries Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, has announced a new podcast series on JLG DirectAccess. The series kicks off with a 15-minute podcast detailing the updates to ANSI A92, which take effect Dec. 10, 2019. Details here. 

Spearheaded by the National Center for Construction Education and research, (NCCER) and Build Your Future (BYF), the seventh annual ‘Careers in Construction Month’ is in full swing this October. The celebration was launched to increase public awareness, inspire the next generation of construction craft professionals and make an impact on the perceptions of a career in construction. Details here. 

Bomag Americas Inc. and SMS Equipment Inc. have announced their cooperation for the sale and support of Bomag compaction, milling, paving, and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction market segments throughout Canada. Details here. 

For the first time, Professional Women in Construction (PWC) has included a man among its honorees of industry professionals for their outstanding careers and contributions to empowering women in the AEC industry. The PWC Board of Directors historically bestows this award to women and, after careful consideration, they selected Richard Wood, chief executive officer of Plaza Construction as the first male among  their 2019 Honorees for his role in helping women in construction to advance and achieve their careers.  Find out more about his contributions here. 

In construction, conflict over data ownership and transparency often results in duplicate data entry and negative impacts to productivity. A new study by Dodge Data & Analytics in collaboration with construction technology provider e-Builder, a Trimble Company, reveals the unintended consequences of increased adoption of project management software by project owners and the impact it has when contractors use their own, disconnected software workflows. Details here.

Bidder, the California-based technology startup that connects Latino immigrant workers with United States construction jobs was recently selected by Techcrunch as a Top Pick in Social Impact for 2019. The company has recently expanded their altruism portfolio by hiring remote account managers in a country where its citizens live under a dictatorship, have little to no access to jobs, and are fleeing at alarming rates. Details here.