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Proactive Measures to Mitigate Payment Disputes on Construction Projects

Construction Business Owner

Proactive Measures to Mitigate Payment Disputes on Construction Projects ccapoccia Wed, 06/12/2024 - 17:00 Contractors, like any skilled professional, expect to be paid for their work. In exchange, owners expect to receive a completed construction project that is done in compliance with the project’s specifications and applicable codes, and in accordance with any applicable deadlines under the governing contract.

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Cybersecurity Investments: How To Secure A Business Loan for Better IT Defense

Construction Marketing

Do you ever worry about a data breach email landing in your inbox? Cybersecurity threats are a constant concern for small businesses like yours. One attack could mean lost data, a damaged reputation, and a hefty recovery bill. The good news is that there are ways to protect your business. This guide will help you secure a loan to invest in cybersecurity, giving your company the tools to fight back.

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Strikes in Wisconsin, Seattle snarl jobsites

Construction Dive

As construction workers walk off the job for better pay this summer, unions are in a strong position to demand higher wages, according to a labor expert.

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Project Update: UMaine Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena

PC Construction

After completing some enabling and selective demolition work, PC was excited to get to work on the Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena Renovations and Additions project last month following UMaine’s commencement ceremony. The PC team is currently underway with underground site utilities and prepping for foundations that will begin this week. Originally built in 1977, there have been several additions and renovations to the Alfond Arena and the connection to the Shawn Walsh building.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Improving Construction Communication And Workplace Productivity

Contractor Bookkeeping

The success of any business, large or small, depends largely on nurturing an efficient, productive workplace. While improving employee productivity should always be a priority when the ultimate goal is a sustainable and profitable business, the process is more straightforward said than done. In today's fast-paced construction industry, staying in touch and being productive is crucial for project success.

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5 hidden benefits of mass timber design

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5 hidden benefits of mass timber design 0 qpurcell Mon, 06/10/2024 - 12:05 Mass Timber Mass timber is a materials and design approach that holds immense potential to transform the future of the commercial building industry, as well as our environment. Mixed-Use Office Buildings Designers Architects Mass Timber Fire and Life Safety Wood Projects Sustainability Mass timber is a materials and design approach that holds immense potential to transform the future of the commercial building industry,

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Worker sues Turner, subcontractor after deadly Chicago fall

Construction Dive

Ironworker Jeffrey Spyrka survived after plunging eight stories from a scaffold last week. His coworker, technical engineer David O’Donnell, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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US Approves $412M in Financing for 126-MW Sierra Leone Natural Gas Power Plant

ENR Construction

ENR.com is the bible of the construction industry, providing news and features about projects, products and people in construction, architecture and engineering.

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How Self-Performed Trades Keep Construction Schedules on Track

Wolgast Corporation

In order to maintain a stellar reputation as a professional contractor, speed, quick problem solving and meeting deadlines are critical. The biggest complaint and almost a disappointing anticipation in our industry is that a job will take longer than estimated. We strive to disprove that assumption on each and every project. Here’s one way that we do that.

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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ABC: Construction Materials Prices Decrease

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction input prices decreased 0.9% in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices decreased 0.8% for the month. Overall construction input prices are 2.1% higher than a year ago, while nonresidential construction input prices are 2.2% higher.

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AEC inspections are the key to financially viable office to residential adaptive reuse projects

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AEC inspections are the key to financially viable office to residential adaptive reuse projects 0 dbarista Fri, 06/14/2024 - 08:45 Multifamily Housing About a year ago our industry was abuzz with an idea that seemed like a one-shot miracle cure for both the shockingly high rate of office vacancies and the worsening housing shortage. The seemingly simple idea of converting empty office buildings to multifamily residential seemed like an easy and elegant solution.

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Construction input prices drop for first time in 2024

Construction Dive

For contractors, lower material costs also signal the potential for reduced interest rates due to slowing inflation, said Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

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Feds Agree to Fund Final Piece of $16B Hudson Tunnel Project

ENR Construction

The Federal Transportation Administration informed Congress on June 11 it would provide the remaining $6.88B needed for the controversial project.

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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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Consultants want Department of Infrastructure after general election

Construction Law

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has called on the new government to create a Department of Infrastructure to ensure that investment is strategic and prioritised. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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Marcum 2024 Q1 Report: Construction Sector Defies Rising Costs and Interest Rates

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the first quarter of 2024 reports that the construction industry continued growing despite various challenges. The construction industry continues to benefit from massive investment in manufacturing structures. “Construction spending on manufacturing structures is up 184% over the past four years,” said Anirban Basu, Marcum’s chief construction economist and report author. “Given the size of many of these projects and ongoing efforts to st

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Introducing Super Seal-X: Firestopping Tailor-Made for Windows

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Introducing Super Seal-X: Firestopping Tailor-Made for Windows 1 kcichowicz Mon, 06/10/2024 - 07:19 Super Seal-X makes it easy to seal off windows/mullions from the spread of fire, smoke and sound.

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Data centers, retail lead construction planning

Construction Dive

While certain construction sectors saw growth, the value of newly signed design contracts dipped slightly as owners remain hesitant to commit to new work, the American Institute of Architects said.

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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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ENR 2024 Water Report: Managers Look to Potable Water Reuse

ENR Construction

With nearly all seven states within the 250,000-sq-mile Colorado River basin scrambling to conserve their apportionments from the river system’s increasingly depleted resources, interest in securing alternative local drinking water supplies is soaring.

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Statutory review abandoned after failure to serve applications on time

Construction Law

Reading Borough Council has embarrassingly had to abandon a statutory review against the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Michael Gove, after failing to serve its application to other parties in time. The council looks set to continue to challenge the housing project involved when detailed planning applications are made. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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ABC: Nonresidential Construction Adds 17,100 Jobs

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The construction industry added 21,000 jobs on net in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has increased by 251,000 jobs, an increase of 3.1%. Nonresidential construction employment increased by 17,100 positions on net in May, with growth registered in all three major subcategories.

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Heat Pumps Get Us to Net Zero

Contractor Magazine

The pivot from fossil fuels to a non-carbon future presents tremendous challenges and opportunities. What will the role of mechanical contractors be? Will we fight change or embrace it?

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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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The ways contractors are using AI on jobsites now

Construction Dive

Benefits of using the tech on building projects include a competitive safety culture, risk mitigation and flagging contracts for delay provisions.

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Veolia Awarded $320M Contract for First Phase of UAE Desalination Project

ENR Construction

The desalination project will be the second-largest plant in the world using the seawater reverse osmosis process, and the largest powered by solar energy.

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Construction leaders call for government to support productivity opportunity

Construction Law

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has issued a ‘letter of advice’ to the Conservative and Labour parties detailing policies for the next government that it says would help the construction industry create economic growth, build much-needed new housing and deliver the UK’s infrastructure pipeline. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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4 ways to transform old buildings into modern assets

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4 ways to transform old buildings into modern assets 0 qpurcell Thu, 06/13/2024 - 09:33 Adaptive Reuse As cities grow, their office inventories remain largely stagnant. Yet despite changes to the market—including the impact of hybrid work—opportunities still exist. Enter: “Midlife Metamorphosis.” Eric Phillips, AIA, Ryan Mullenix, AIA, and Andrea Vanecko, IIDA MFPRO+ Blog High-rise Construction Hotel Facilities Multifamily Housing Apartments Office Buildings Designers Architects Adaptive Reuse B

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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National Safety Month 2024: Top Tips for Risk Management

Safety Services Company

In June, as we celebrate National Safety Month 2024 , it’s imperative to acknowledge the strides made in safety technology within industries like construction, oil, and gas. However, despite the many advancements, challenges persist in ensuring the safety of our workforce. Recent statistics reveal a sobering reality: one in five construction workers experiences a fatal injury annually.

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Backlog shrinks after 2 months of gains

Construction Dive

While manufacturing and infrastructure spending keeps contractors busy, material price escalation has reemerged in recent months, said ABC’s chief economist.

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ENR Top Project Delivery Firms: Firms Say Early Collaboration Makes Gains

ENR Construction

Firm revenue rises as more owners shift to collaborative project delivery methods that can increase flexibility, but risks remain.

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