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Human Resource Reminders

John Chaney

Now that it’s the end of May, commencement ceremonies have started across the country with speakers giving new graduates advice on how to survive “the real world.” Many of these graduates – whether they’re in high school or college – will enter the workforce and face new challenges and situations. Construction Management with John Chaney

Plastic piping industry gains new online resource

Constructor Magazine

This article from American Infrastructure discusses a new online resource from the Hydrostatic Stress Board. read more. Piping

Oldcastle Building Solutions blog: A powerful and comprehensive resource

Construction Marketing Ideas

When I first viewed the Oldcastle Building Solutions blog, I thought: “This looks like one that would be published by a professional media company/publisher.” ” In fact, Oldcastle is a building materials supplier, with more than 2,000 locations in North America. That scale has advantages when it comes to publishing an effective blog. Consider for example, […].

BIM and FM Resources

What Revit Wants

Check out this page for more on Facility Management and BIM from AUGI: BIM and FM | AUGI via [link] Links copied below: BIM Kickoff Meeting FAQ This document was posted by Robert Bell to the Revit MEP forum, as a good checklist for discussion between contractors. Revit Maximo Integration Plugin This application has been retired/graduated from the Autodesk Labs site, but, please check out the documentation for the intended functionality and contact Autodesk to display your interest in this capability. A good read by Lachmi Khemlani, as usual. What does an Owner Want with BIM?

New Resource- 2013 Contractor’s Marketing Handbook

Construction Marketing Blog

Fortunately, a new resource is available to offer some insights and guidance on building a marketing strategy. Trends show that the building industry is taking steps to recover and will continue to improve throughout the rest of 2013. It’s important that you start planning for this future growth by developing a comprehensive marketing strategy for your business. About the Author.

House Passes $9B Water-Resources Measure

ENR Construction

House bill includes amendment providing $170 million to fix Flint, Mich., drinking water system

Water Resources Bill Sails Through the Senate

ENR Construction

Attention shifts to the House, which could take up a bill next week that focuses just on Corps projects and policies

New resource lists green incentives by state


The USGBC's new Public Policy Library is a resource that allows users to look up green building policies by state or locality. The library provides green building-related and LEED-specific policies across the United States. It is an interactive platform with policy details at the federal, state, and local levels including those that incentivize, require, or otherwise promote green building measures.

Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen

Construction Informer

Oxford Economics took a deep look at the human resources challenges in the near … Continue reading Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen → The post Construction Training: Ideas and Resources for Making it Happen appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Blog with Construction News and Commentary. Google+. There’s much more to construction training than learning the technical aspects of how to do a job. There are also supporting and amplifying skills, and knowledge, that turn acceptable performers into exceptional performers.


Siemens Marshals Resources Behind Wind Energy With Spanish Deal

ENR Construction

German engineering giant Siemens will be consolidating its position as a power player in the wind energy business

ICC, ASHRAE publish new code resource for water efficiency

Constructor Magazine

Water-related code and standard requirements will assist communities to conserve water. The International Code Council (ICC) and ASHRAE have partnered to publish 2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC). read more. Codes Green

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Decompile and Browse DLL Resources for Free

What Revit Wants

Here's how: Install JetBrains Dotpeek from [link] Open Dotpeek (if you can't find it %appdata%JetBrainsInstallationsdotPeek04dotPeek32.exe) Open a DLL Browse the resources. dll JetBrains dotPeek

The Growing Diversity of Electric Power Generation Resources Is Challenging Utilities to Adjust

ENR Construction

Contractors see opportunities for a smarter technology-driven infrastructure to integrate renewable resources and backup storage into a more efficient future system. Technology

Water Resources Bill Heads for House-Senate Conference

ENR Construction

Each bill has funding for Flint, Mich., for drinking-water system upgrades

Which social media resources are best for your business?

Construction Marketing Ideas

In a recent posting, John Sonnhalter in Tradesman Insights suggests that blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook all have value for business-to-business marketing. 53% of B2B marketers found social media helped them develop a loyal fan base. Nearly 60% of B2B marketers saw improved search rankings from their social efforts. You can learn more in my social media book. Social media/forums

Higher Education/Research Award of Merit - University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Phase II

ENR Construction

The five-story University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Phase II, in Tucson, houses five different departments and a classroom

Is California Going to Ban Cows in the Name of Climate Change?

Green Building Law Update

The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board has issued a “Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy” that includes the penultimate statement, California’s dairy and livestock industries account for roughly half of the State’s total methane emissions and about five percent of the State’s overall GHG emissions. There are other bad alternatives.

The Blogging Painters: Powerful resources for painting (and other) contractors

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Blogging Painters has become one of the most powerful resources for painting contractors, and has relevance to anyone in the AEC community with its content marketing advice. The Blogging Painters , edited by Chris Haugh t , has long been one of the most effective content development resources for painting contractors. You’ll find a wealth of great ideas in this blog.

What Your Construction Firm Needs in an Employee Portal

Carol Hagen

This is especially helpful around tax time and frees up many requests to your Human Resources Department. Construction Industry - Software payroll construction accounting software Employee Portal Employee Portals human resources Human Resources Department Payroll Paystubs Let’s look at what your construction firm should look for in an employee portal.

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John Deere Landscapes Acquires Green Resource

Green Industry Professionals

John Deere Landscapes, LLC announced today the acquisition of Green Resource

Top 10 Internet Marketing Resources For Landscape Professionals

Green Industry Professionals

Tools to help you better market, manage and grow your landscape or lawn care business

New Resource Announced For Cities Seeking Innovation And Economic Revitalization

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director David Agnew will announce the launch of the National Resource Network (NRN), a pilot program designed to serve as a “311 for Cities.” Southeast Blog-May-2014 Compton Economic Development Fall River HUD Kansas City Lynwood Miami National Resource Network Robert F.

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Construction Budgeting Resource for Arizona

Carol Hagen

You can get this resource for free just by participating. Please share this with others in the industry as the more contractors who participate, the more valuable this construction resource will be. Construction company budgets are heavily weighted to the salary and compensation plans of their employees. Whether it’s the chief estimator, accountant or IT director, knowing what the going rates are in your area can help you budget and ultimately attract the best talent to your construction firm. Take the AZ Construction Salary Survey on-line:


What is Revit and BIM Resource

Revit OpEd

Alex Gore and his firm F9 Productions have created, as part of their company website, a resource for people that are just getting started with Revit and BIM or those who are still trying to decide what to do. Recommendations Guides Plugs Marketing BIM Getting Started Revit Resources HelpAlex's primary motive is to share the wealth with the community so to speak. For example a frequent question or concern people have is being able to see a completed set of documents. Have a look, see if you find something useful.

New Legal Guide and Resource For Your Construction Business

Construction Marketing Blog

Whether just starting out or operating for years, there are many legal obligations and issues that confront a small business owner. The Small Business Legal guide from Legal Services Link provides information on the top ten areas business owners need to address to ensure their businesses are legally protected. Originating documents (articles of incorporation). Business licenses or permits.

PSMJ Resources Inc. Survey Finds that Overall Economy Continues to

PSMJ Resources

PSMJ Resources Inc. According to the latest Quarterly Market Trends (QMT) report from PSMJ Resources, Inc., PSMJ Resources, Inc. Subscribe To PSMJ Resources, Inc. Importance of Human Resources. PSMJ Resources Inc. PSMJ Resources, Inc. About PSMJ Resources. PSMJ Resources, Inc. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Survey Finds that Overall Economy Continues to Languish but A/E Industry Tells a Somewhat Different Story. firm leaders have good reason to start thinking that brighter days are ahead. Posted by. Posts.


New Resource: BIMForum SmartBrief


BIMForum has partnered with SmartBrief to produce a weekly email newsletter: BIMForum SmartBrief. Last week''s preview included articles on the LOD Specification , BIM''s role in the Senate energy bill , and prefabrication imagined as legos. Are you signed up ? BIMForum


Construction Marketing Outlook 2013 – Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

Association News Construction Marketing Market Research Marketing Budgets Marketing Planning Marketing Survey Research Resource Surveys Uncategorized Budgeting Construction Marketing Outlook planningTo further understand the construction marketing outlook for 2013 in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals.

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It’s a Gusher!

Business Facilities Blog

Economic Development Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Industry News International North Dakota Oil & Gas Other Site Selection Texas The Editor's Blog crude oil Fracking new mexico oil prices Permian Basin Pioneer Natural Resources West Texas Wolfcamp FormationA mile beneath the surface of West Texas, there are 75 billion barrels of oil in Permian Basin shale deposits. Read It’s a Gusher! on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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RTCAUS 2016 Dynamo and Revizto Presentation and Handout Resource Downloads

What Revit Wants

My Dynamo presentation slides: And the Revizto session that I ran with Michael Clothier: Presentation and handout resources (including Dynamo dataset ) are available in the folder here: I had a good time at RTC this year, it was awesome to catch up with the usual BIM crew and see what they are all up to. Hopefully I'll get a chance to post in more detail about a few things I learned this time around. but for now, here are my presentations for you to check out.


How to Use Safety Signs So That They’re Effective

Construction Marketing Blog

Resource Uncategorized SafetyIf you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers. Using safety signs is a very rapid and cheap way of alerting the public and your workers about hazards in certain areas or around particular machines.

Event Resources Impact the Industry

Construction Business Owner

In 1982, nearly 100 construction financial professionals gathered at Caesar’s Palace in Atlantic City, N.J., for the first ever Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) annual conference, just one year after the organization was born.

Inbound Marketing in Construction – Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

Association News Construction Marketing Content Strategy Inbound Marketing Resource Search Engine Optimization Social Media Surveys CMA Construction survey resultsTo further understand the use of inbound marketing in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1.

PHCC, Educational Foundation unveil two career resources to attract young people to skilled trades

Constructor Magazine

Designed to entice young people to the profession, the PHCC and PHCC Educational Foundation have released a new two-minute video that communicates the advantages of choosing a p-h-c career. read more. Training Opportunities Plumbing

Resources To Help Contractors Get More Value Of Time

Contractor Bookkeeping

It''s About Your Company. Do You Own Your Construction Business Or Does It Own You? Contractors Daily Workload - Too Many Hats And Not Enough Time. Managing Toothpaste Caps Before They Grow Into Pet Peeves. General Contractor Business Cycle - And So It Begins! The Four Types Of Contractors. It''s All About You. You Are The Most Important Employee In Your Construction Company.

What Revit Wants: Component-based Stairs training resources

What Revit Wants

Component-based Stairs training resources. I thought I would collect some of the better resources and post them here. If you really give Revit what it wants, it will reward you!! Specific, brief tips on BIM, Revit and I.T. Monday, September 24, 2012. There is plenty of information available about Component Stairs in Revit 2013. How do all the 2013 Stair families relate to each other?

Human Resources & the Tech Revolution

Construction Business Owner

Aterm often reserved for metals and oil, “precious resources” could currently be used to describe the state of labor in construction. It seems that in a few short decades we have gone from a plentiful workforce to a scarcity of available employees. But that is not the only change tied to personnel