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Study finds COVID-19 protocols led to a 7% loss on construction projects

Construction Dive

Based on data that has ramifications for the entire industry, a new report from a subcontractor association also said that its members have taken a nearly 18% hit to productivity since the coronavirus outbreak began

2018 IgCC Poised to be Adopted for the First Time

Green Building Law Update

Montgomery County, Maryland is on the cusp of being the first to adopt the 2018 International Green Construction Code. The proposed Executive Regulation 12-20 appeared in the Montgomery County Register on August 1. A public hearing will be held on proposed regulation on September 3.

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5 red flags that a job might not be worth the risk

Construction Dive

In challenging economic times, contractors need to be especially vigilant for warning signs such as uncertain financing, incomplete drawings or an owner with a bad reputation, experts say

How to Streamline the Construction Timecard Process

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How modern construction software can help make HR processes more efficient and mitigate errors associated with construction timecards. Viewpoint Technology

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

AGC Calls for New Infrastructure, Other Relief Measures

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment decreased in 225, or 62%, out of 358 metro areas between June 2019 and last month despite widespread increases from May to June, according to an analysis of new government data that the Associated General Contractors of America released.

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Hilti unveils its first exoskeleton

Construction Dive

The wearable will roll out in Sweden within a month before coming to the U.S. at unspecified date later this year

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Get Better Construction Data, Make Better Business Decisions

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn how to gain and utilize better data to make business decisions and increase profit margins. Viewpoint Technology

Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power

Business Facilities

EIA’s Energy Outlook 2020 forecasts a rapid decline of coal and nuclear power in this decade, the continuing expansion of renewables and the growth of U.S. exports of oil and gas. Read: Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power at BusinessFacilities.com.

4 Ways to Improve Building Sanitization During the Pandemic

The Constructor

Building sanitization has become an integral part of facilities management in today’s COVID-stricken world. Though the impact of the virus hasn’t subsided, several regions are braving to reopen offices and commercial buildings post lockdown.

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

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

UK Construction Employment Decline Worst Since 2010

Job Order Contracting

83,000 lost jobs in 2nd quarter 2020 (Office of National Statistics). via Four BT, LLC – Four BT, LLC provides innovative integrated project delivery solutions inclusive of detailed locally researched construction cost data, and enabling SAAS technology.

How to manage claims in construction more efficiently

Lets Build

In construction, documentation is always key. As a Project Manager, you need to be able at any time to retrieve critical data that will allow you to efficiently manage claims in your projects. Free guide: How to reduce construction delays by more than 20%.

There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

Business Facilities

The IRS has extended a critical deadline for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones until the end of the year, hoping to entice investors who have largely sat on their money during the global pandemic. Read: There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones at BusinessFacilities.com.

10 Ways Drones are Changing the Construction Industry Forever

The Constructor

Drones are the cutting-edge technology of the modern world. Every industry has started profiting from this technology. The construction industry is not lagging.

What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:02. The reopening of America’s workplaces is creating a variety of challenges for employees and employers alike.

Turner Construction shuts down Cincinnati jobsite in response to racist incidents

Construction Dive

New incidents have also surfaced in Toronto, where more nooses have been found on construction sites

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Survey Says Truck Fleets Using New Safety Features

Construction Equipment

Fleet Advantage has announced the results of its latest fleet industry benchmarking survey showing the impact new safety technologies have had on transportation fleets, how many fleets are still driving older-model trucks, and the leading reasons motivating upgrade decisions. The survey also shows

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Business Facilities

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis. Read: COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update at BusinessFacilities.com.

Job Order Contract Best Management Practices

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contract Best Management Practices involve a focus upon LEAN collaborative construction planning, procurement, and project delivery processes and the associated integration of people, process, information, and people. Not all Job Order Contracts (JOC) and JOC Programs are the same.

Who Is The Average 2020 U.S. Homebuyer?

Pro Builder

Who Is The Average 2020 U.S. Homebuyer? cbroderick. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:02. Point2Homes, an online real estate marketplace, analyzed five months worth of searches on its site to determine the average 2020 American home seeker, along with comparing buyer interests before and after lockdowns.

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$1.97B Allegiant Stadium reaches end zone

Construction Dive

The Las Vegas Raiders’ future home is complete, although the team’s inaugural season will be played in front of 65,000 empty seats

How can we reduce the carbon footprint in the Construction Sector?

The Constructor

I was shocked to learn that the construction sector, operation, and maintenance of the built environment is responsible for 45% of the total UK’s carbon emission from the recent study published in the UK.

Southern Champion Tray To Invest Nearly $85M In Tennessee Expansion

Business Facilities

The paperboard packaging manufacturer will create more than 120 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, TN. Read: Southern Champion Tray To Invest Nearly $85M In Tennessee Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Issues Associated with Using Location Factors and “national average” cost databases

Job Order Contracting

Their are multiple issues with using national average cost data bases, with or without associated location factors. These are described below. Properly developed locally researched detailed unit price cost data provides unparalleled cost visibility and transparency.

Google Trends: Buyers Interested Despite Declining Consumer Confidence

Pro Builder

Google Trends: Buyers Interested Despite Declining Consumer Confidence. cbroderick. Tue, 08/11/2020 - 09:55. Although Fannie Mae’s monthly Home Purchase Sentiment Index shows consumers are less confident in homebuying, Google Trends show many are still interested.

Readers Respond: COVID-19 has increased competition among contractors

Construction Dive

In this week's survey, Construction Dive readers said that while more construction companies are competing for the same jobs, some firms are "buying" work by lowballing their bids

How to Check the Strength of the Brick at Site?

The Constructor

How to Check the Strength of the Brick at Site? The post How to Check the Strength of the Brick at Site? appeared first on The Constructor

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Walmart To Build $220M Distribution Center In South Carolina

Business Facilities

The 3 million-square-foot facility will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs in Dorchester County, SC. Read: Walmart To Build $220M Distribution Center In South Carolina at BusinessFacilities.com.

Smart Offices Entice a Return to Work

Constructech

It’s time to return to work, and despite what some people might say many want to return to work. Even Gartner predicts by 2022, 60% of hybrid workers will prioritize a “wellness-equipped smart office” over a remote office.

Zillow CEO Says Pandemic-Related Homebuying Trends May Continue for Years

Pro Builder

Zillow CEO Says Pandemic-Related Homebuying Trends May Continue for Years. cbroderick. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 09:51. There’s a multitude of reasons why homeowners are moving or considering a move: more space, privacy, safety.

Hard Rock New Orleans project owner updates body recovery schedule

Construction Dive

Remote-controlled robots are making their way to the bodies of two workers that have been trapped in the collapsed hotel structure since October

Renovations could be hospitality’s stopgap for next few years

BD+C

Their clients don’t expect the hospitality sector to fully recover from the coronavirus outbreak for at least two years.

SAE Publishes Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment Standards

Construction Equipment

SAE has published a second standard for Vacuum Excavators and Sewer Cleaning Equipment with the publication of J3107 to compliment the already published J3106 Standard. The members of AEM’s Underground Equipment Manufacturers Committee (UEMC) understood the need for standards for the growing

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