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More Than "Just a Job": Building Careers for Women in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Our customer community feels positive about job prospects for women in construction - now here's how to take that "job" and make it a "career"!

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Accelerating Your Month-End Close with Financial Automation

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Upcoming Closing the books can be a time-intensive task for construction finance teams. Thu, 03/28/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central Closing the books can be a time-intensive task for construction finance teams. It might take days of detailed work, cause backlogs on other projects, and unearth errors that have to be corrected.

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FEDRAMP is Hindering Facilities Management in the Federal Sector

Job Order Contracting

We have all been dealing with FEDRAMP for years along with associated misinformation, ambiguity, and missteps. FEDRAMP is Hindering Facilities Management in the Federal Sector due to its failure to keep pace with current technology and methods. As a result, there is a misunderstanding as to how and if these requirements provide benefit. The fact is that FEDRAMP can and has harmed efficient federal sector stewardship of the built environment.

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Design of Steel Tanks

The Constructor

Design of Steel Tanks Steel tanks are defined as vessels made of steel plates, utilized for storing various liquids such as water, petroleum, diesel, and kerosene oil. These tanks may be either placed on the ground or elevated on towers. When situated on the ground, they are supported either by cement concrete foundations or steel […] The post Design of Steel Tanks appeared first on The Constructor.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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9 Keys to Building a Reliable Commercial Construction Subcontractor Network

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As anyone in the commercial construction industry knows, reliable, responsive, and skilled subcontractors are the lifeblood of our business. Your reputation and finished product as a national general contractor are only as good as the performance of your local subcontractor partners. That’s why the leadership team at Englewood has put such priority on building, vetting, and nurturing a 20,000+ tier-one network of experienced and project-tested subcontractors over the last 22+ years.

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Playing it Safe: The Q3/Q4 2023 Quarterly Construction Metrics Index

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Check out this quarterly report on project starts, contract values, hiring, cash flows, materials pricing, and our customers' first-hand experiences.

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The REAL Barrier to Improved Facilities Lifecycle Management

Job Order Contracting

The REAL Barrier to Improved Facilities Lifecycle Management lies in the four cohorts of the status quo. The four cohorts of the status quo #1 The first group cares about the policy. They benefit from it. They’ve organized themselves around it. (It makes no sense to argue with the first group.) #2 The second group cares about stability. They have limited bandwidth, and they’re not particularly interested in reconsidering everything, all the time. #3 The third group doesn’t care that much. #4 And

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COMMON ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES

The Constructor

In this subsection, various energy conservation measures (ECMs) commonly recommended for commercial and industrial facilities are discussed. It should be noted that the list of ECMs presented below is not exhaustive or comprehensive. Rather, it is provided to indicate options that energy auditors can consider during energy analyses. However, it is strongly advised that energy […] The post COMMON ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES appeared first on The Constructor.

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Unlocking New Construction Clients And Markets

Contractor Bookkeeping

For a business to thrive and grow, it needs a strategic plan and the ability to find new customers and continually tap into promising markets. However, this can be easier said than done in a highly competitive trade industry. With time, the quality of your work will speak for itself, which is the most valuable testimonial of all. While your good reputation preceding you is undoubtedly essential, there are a few other ways that you'll want to market your services to ensure that you have a steady

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The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right procurement software is a crucial step in ensuring third-party risk management, process governance, and bidding efficiency. With so many procurement solutions to choose from, it can be overwhelming without a frame of reference and a solid starting point. This free buyer’s guide will cover: Benefits of Procurement Software –– Why do you need it?

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‘Never give up’ applies to football and construction, says ex-quarterback

Construction Dive

Bryan Ehrlich was once on a professional football team’s roster, but today, he uses a lifetime of construction knowledge to deliver projects throughout the Southeast.

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How the Construction Accounting Function Can Earn a Seat at the Table

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins.

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5 things developers should know about mass timber

BD+C

5 things developers should know about mass timber 0 qpurcell Thu, 02/15/2024 - 13:36 Mass Timber Gensler's Erik Barth, architect and regional design resilience leader, shares considerations for developers when looking at mass timber solutions. Erik Barth Regulations Mass Timber Wood The Changing Built Environment The U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report on climate change is an urgent call to action for the building industry.

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Circular Prestressing

The Constructor

Circular Prestressing" is employed to denote the prestressing of circular structures such as pipes and tanks where the prestressing wires are wound in circles. In contrast to this term, "linear prestressing” is used to include all other types of prestressing, where the cables may be either straight or curved, but not wound in circles around a circular structure.

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Stop Making These Mistakes and Start Scaling Your Specialty Contractor Business

Anything that is built on a poor foundation will soon crumble from the ground up. This is literally the case in the construction stage of projects and it applies just the same during the pre-construction stage. This free eBook is your ultimate guide to scaling your business with customizable software as early as during the bidding stage.

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Inn at Bellefield Welcomes Guests in Historic Hyde Park, New York

PC Construction

The first phase of a major local revitalization is complete in the center of Dutchess County. The Inn at Bellefield , a Residence Inn by Marriott, is a 137-room all-suite hotel located in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley. Now open to guests, the 106,000-square-foot, five-story facility features suites with full kitchens and distinct living and sleeping rooms with amenities such as an upscale fitness center, state-of-the-art conferences spaces including a 250-guest grand ballroom, and a bar

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Five Star Electric wins $67M New York MTA cabling project

Construction Dive

The Tutor Perini subsidiary will lay approximately 150,000 feet of fiber-optic cable for North America’s largest transportation network.

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Wastewater Flows Continue Near Tijuana-San Diego Border as Repair Work Continues

ENR Construction

Officials from the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission are urging the Mexican members of the commission and other local officials to finish projects that are keeping untreated wastewater flowing into the Tijuana River.

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Earthing Bars – What They Are and What They Do

Learn Civil Engineering

An earthing bar, also known as a ground bar, is an important component in many electrical systems. It provides a central point to connect multiple grounding conductors, helping manage electrical safety and interference.

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The Specialty Contractor's Guide to Job Cost Accounting

Supply chain challenges and rising material costs are forcing specialty contractors to pay more for what they need to complete each job. Following a simple set of principles, this easy-to-follow guide can help you manage job costs, ease the pains of accounting, and run a more profitable businesses. If you are a Specialty Contractor or Self-performing GC, you do not want to miss out on this essential guide!

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Continuous insulation: Construction’s new frontier

Construction Specifier

By Joseph Goley The increased use of continuous insulation (c.i.) represents a fundamental shift in the way building insulation and energy efficiency efforts are approached in construction. As conversations around sustainability and energy conservation gain traction, c.i. has received greater attention among both commercial and residential customers.

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Replacement Circulator Selection for Peak Performance

Contractor Magazine

The real secret? Pay attention to the performance curve to keep your hydronic system running smoothly.

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Slowdown ahead due to interest rates, GC exec says

Construction Dive

Doug Beane, CFO of North Carolina-based Samet Corp., said high interest rates continuing could mean a sluggish second half to the year.

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Laser Ablation Shows Promise for Removing Bridge Coatings

ENR Construction

Process has been used in automotive, welding, military and aerospace industries, but is still relatively new for infrastructure, with one materials group set to adopt a standard and technical guide.

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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Creating thoughtful tech workplace design

BD+C

Creating thoughtful tech workplace design 0 qpurcell Tue, 02/13/2024 - 11:04 Office Buildings It’s important for office design to be inspiring, but there are some practical principles that can be incorporated into the design of real-world tech workplaces to ensure they convey an exciting, sophisticated allure that accommodates progressive thinking and inventiveness.

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Tensile architecture: Where substance meets style

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Huntsman By David Peragallo Tensile architecture, also known as tensile structures or fabric architecture, is becoming a popular choice for applications such as stadiums, airport hubs, train and bus stations, exhibition halls, event pavilions, and temporary structures such as festival tents. This structural design approach uses tension forces to create stable and visually striking structures.

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Slips in January

Contractor Magazine

All three index readings remain above the threshold of 50, indicating expectations for growth over the next six months.

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The average school building is nearly a half-century old

Construction Dive

An NCES survey found about a third of public schools have never undergone any major renovations, been replaced or gotten an addition.

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Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

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Westinghouse To Build UK's First Privately Funded Small Reactors

ENR Construction

If completed, the four projects would also be Britain's first SMR deployment, first construction of the AP300 design and first privately-funded SMR deployment in Europe.

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The Benefits of Using Professional House Cleaners in Rochdale

Learn Civil Engineering

In today’s fast-paced world, the value of time cannot be overstated. With work, family, and personal commitments demanding every minute of our day, house cleaning often falls to the bottom of the priority list.

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ABC: Monthly Construction Input Prices Surge 1%

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction input prices increased 1% in January compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices increased 0.9% for the month. Overall construction input prices are 0.4% higher than a year ago, while nonresidential construction materials prices are 0.7% higher.

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