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Construction Licensing: What’s in Your Toolbelt?


Navigating the construction licensing landscape can be a tricky issue for contractors; thankfully there are resources available to guide them

Social Media in Construction – 2019 Survey Results

Construction Marketing

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals.

ESG Disclosure Simplification Act Passes Committee But Will Fail

Green Building Law Update

On September 20, 2019, the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4329, the ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019.

Blow up your mindset: Recovery speed is about process and materials

Construction Dive

Our disposition to want to maintain the status quo hinders a "build back better" philosophy and reconstruction in the aftermath of disaster

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

EGIA Delivers an EPIC Conference Experience for Home Services Contractors

Contractor Magazine

The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) hosted the latest installment of its EPIC educational conference to a crowd of over 850 contractors

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Who Runs the World? Women in Construction


We’re honoring the movement that is changing the face of construction —and the organizations behind it

Editor’s Picks: Business, Industry And Tech Parks

Business Facilities

Business, industrial and technology parks increasingly are providing all of the amenities needed to attract and keep a skilled workforce, a top priority for 21st-century growth sectors. Read: Editor’s Picks: Business, Industry And Tech Parks at

University of Michigan unveils autonomous roofing drone software

Construction Dive

Researchers have developed technology that allows a drone add-on to nail down shingles to a roof without human control in UM's open-air facility

Why Track The Construction Company Owner's Time On Jobs

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction company owner, you are getting paid, paying someone, or both. Contracting is all about money and taxes. With your job being not only physically demanding but also mentally draining, have you considered valuing your efforts?

Kenworth Opens Service Facility in St. George, Utah

Construction Equipment

Kenworth Sales Co. celebrated the opening of its new full service St. George, Utah, facility. The 21,000-square-foot facility sits on 10 acres and features 12 service bays, expanded parts inventory, new and used truck sales, rental, and leasing. This new store allows us to better facilitate the

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The Construction Industry is Poised for a Data Transformation


Today's modern contractors are ready to take advantage of technology solutions designed to help them better mine and analyze construction data

SmileDirectClub Investing $36M In Texas Dental Manufacturing Lab

Business Facilities

The new high-tech dental manufacturing lab in Kyle, TX will create 850 new jobs, with help from the Texas Enterprise Fund. Read: SmileDirectClub Investing $36M In Texas Dental Manufacturing Lab at

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What can you do to conquer the construction labor shortage?

Construction Dive

As daunting as the challenge to recruit and retain skilled workers in the construction industry can be, the solution could be in the palm of your hand. Or in the phone in your pocket

SMPS report tracks how AEC firms are utilizing marketing technology tools


The intersection of strategy, marketing, and technology, commonly known as MarTech, is penetrating the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries.

What is Bitumen And Bitumen Types


What is Bitumen? Bitumen is a viscous, solid, or nonvolatile liquid. Bitumen is a complex and complected colloid system, the chemical properties of that are determined by the properties of crude oil by which it’s produced.


Fuel Efficiency Tips

Construction Equipment

Working in a way that can save fuel can end up saving money, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). To begin reducing fuel use, AEM recommends examining top fuel usage influencers in off-highway applications. Idle Time According to AEM, idle time is often a large contributor

U.S. Policy Shifts Create Global Economic Disruption, Growth Opportunities

Business Facilities

A new Frost & Sullivan analysis prepares decision-makers for scenarios that could unfold in light of major recent U.S. trade policy upheavals, the upcoming presidential election, and changing world dynamics. Read: U.S.

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New workforce program sells construction as 'cool'

Construction Dive

Build California’s digital-driven workforce development initiative is designed to appeal to Generation Z

Dodge Momentum Index Posts Recent Gain

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Dodge Momentum Index moved 4.1% higher in September to 143.6 2000=100) from the revised August reading of 137.9.

Top Reasons Why Contractors Have A Hard Time Loaning From The Bank

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors want money; banks want to lend money, what's the problem? Think of all the times: You loaned money to a friend or relative. Provided labor and material for somebody's home or business without a deposit check. Did change order work that you never got paid for doing and never will.

Instrumental Errors in Leveling | Type of Errors in Leveling


Errors in Leveling As explained earlier, in leveling, it is possible to make blunders, systematic errors, and accidental errors. Proper note keeping and systematic Fieldwork will eliminate the first two, while multiple readings can reduce the third to a minimum.


Spartan Motors Creating 308 Jobs In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The specialty vehicle manufacturer will invest $1.15 million to launch operations in Charleston County, SC. Read: Spartan Motors Creating 308 Jobs In South Carolina at

A flood of new construction: Will you tap into the $400B seawall pipeline?

Construction Dive

Communities across the country are considering construction projects to protect them from sea level rise. Will you bid on them

Inside the Venture Capital Focus on Construction Technology

Construction Business Owner

With more contractors embracing digitization through adopting specific jobsite tools or construction tech ecosystems, such as Autodesk’s BIM 360, and with construction making Investopedia’s “Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States” list, the future looks bright for the industry.

Building Data

Contractor Magazine

How will we capture and harness the power of the immense amount of data generated by smart buildings


The pain (and magic) of competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

Business competition creates both challenges and opportunities. The ideal self-interested business model is a monopoly, of course, if you can get away with it.

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Industry 4.0: Making Connections In Michigan

Business Facilities

Michigan is investing in a connected, smart manufacturing future, heralding a new age of automotive design and autonomous vehicles. Read: Industry 4.0: Making Connections In Michigan at

7 ways to keep your highway construction workers safe

Construction Dive

Ensuring safety, an expert told Construction Dive, boils down to extensive preplanning, recognizing the dangers of traffic and expecting the unexpected

What Is Leveling | Leveling Methods


What Is Leveling? Leveling is the most widely used method for obtaining this elevation of ground points relative as a reference datum & is usually carried out as a separate procedure from that used for fixing a planimetric position.


AHR Expo Announces the 2020 Education Program

Contractor Magazine

Sessions offer insight into some of the industry’s biggest opportunities, challenges, new products, technologies and applications

Spending on Construction Equipment Grows 14 Percent: Report

Construction Equipment

Investment in construction equipment grew at an annualized rate of 14 percent in the second quarter, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation. Investment is up 5.3 percent year-over-year, and is expected to be between 0 and 7 percent over the next four quarters. The report is a Q4

Global Track Manufacturing To Create 250 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The company has established its first U.S. operations in the former Tower Automotive facility in Milan, TN, and expects to start production next summer. Read: Global Track Manufacturing To Create 250 Jobs In Tennessee at

Escalation clauses can help contractors mitigate price increases

Construction Dive

With savvy planning, contractors can often get owners to help pay when material prices go up during the course of a project