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Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth


Viewpoint is a Principal Partner of the CFMA and many CFMA members are also Viewpoint clients. I just returned from my first CFMA ( Construction Financial Management Association ) annual conference and it was a great experience.

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

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What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate


Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation. For the past nine years we have been bringing construction professionals together in Portland, Ore. to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the construction industry.

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

Business Facilities

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life. Read: Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech at

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

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

Isolated Footing Design Guidelines Based on ACI 318-14

The Constructor

Isolated or single footings are structural elements which are designed to transmit and distribute loads of single columns to the soil without. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering ACI Code Foundation design Isolated Footing

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OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse on engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation

Business Facilities

Planned growth of the company’s core businesses, innovation and vehicle testing center will bring more than 300 jobs to central Indiana. Read: Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation at

Components of Building Substructure

The Constructor

The basic components of a building substructure are the foundation and plinth beam. These components safely transfer the load from the superstructure. Building Technology Guide components of building Foundation substructure

Is the construction labour shortage real, or an indication of poor industry productivity?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Yesterday, I enjoyed a 45 minute conversation with the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition winner Ed Zarenski. I need to edit the Skype video a bit before posting it here, but discovered some things in the interview that are worthy of sharing right away.


Monthly Windows Patching + Software Release


Sunday 16th June 2019: Patching 6am-12pm AEST + Next Jobpac Connect software release 7pm-10pm AEST. Monthly updates will be carried out on all Windows servers to improve stability and security. Release notes are available via: [link]. Software Jobpac Enhancements

Analysts: Infrastructure, modularization, resiliency top industry drivers

Construction Dive

While a recession is likely on the horizon, several segments of the construction industry will experience massive growth in the next few years, say experts from McKinsey and Dodge

USDA Relocating Two Key Agencies To Kansas City Region

Business Facilities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food & Agriculture will relocate operations from DC to KC; the project is expected to bring 568 new jobs to the area. Read: USDA Relocating Two Key Agencies To Kansas City Region at

Types of Isolated Footings

The Constructor

There are various types of isolated footings such as spread footing, stepped footing, sloped footing. They are usually square, rectangular or. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Foundation Isolated Footing

Delving into AdWords: The challenge of costly complications

Construction Marketing Ideas

For most of my business life, Google AdWords (now Google Ads) have been so near, but so far.


All-Women’s Paving Crew Initiative Aims to Change Industry Norms

Construction Equipment

Last summer Maymead, a paving contractor operating out of Tennessee and North Carolina, began a unique initiative: developing an all-women’s paving crew. The idea started when Mary Katherine Harbin, the area manager for one of Maymead’s divisions, began honing in on statistics regarding workforce

More construction firms see the value of lean

Construction Dive

Companies like Skender, Brasfield & Gorrie and Southland Industries are leveraging lean construction practices to save time, money and resources

Davis-Bacon Wage Rates and Construction

Job Order Contracting

NOTE: The following is provided for awareness purposes only and is not, nor it it intended to be any form of legal advice or service. The Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) requires the payment of prevailing wage rates (which are determined by the U.S.

Channellock Announces Expansion Project

Contractor Magazine

Company increases capacity, continues legacy of fifth-generation family owned business


Increase Traffic And 30 Content Ideas For Construction Blogs

Contractor Bookkeeping

Go through a quick search of construction/home service-based businesses near you, whether it’s a Handyman, Plumber, Painter, or a Framing company, or better yet google your competition and look at their information. Does it link to their websites? And if so, do they maintain a blog?


Price, value and the challenge of marketing and selling

Construction Marketing Ideas


What happens when a contractor develops construction software

Construction Dive

RedTeam's story has been 25 years in the making by an Orlando, Florida-based contractor who etched his company's needs into software due to a dearth of options at the time

2019 U.S. Commercial Construction Costs Continue to Rise

Job Order Contracting

2019 Commercial Construction Costs Continue to Rise. via Four BT, LLC – LEAN Construction Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery Solutions, including locally researched detailed unit price line item construction cost data. The post 2019 U.S.

TX Gov. Abbott To Extend Texas State Board Of Plumbing Examiners

Contractor Magazine

The Governor’s order will allow the Board to continue its operations through May 31, 2021

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Understanding LEED for green metal buildings


Designing and constructing sustainable buildings has become a mainstream expectation of most building owners. Whether for reduced energy costs, higher returns on investment, or as an organizational philosophy, “green” building solutions are in demand.

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Construction: ‘It’s Time to Start Designing Women In’

Construction Equipment

Although little data exists on injuries to women in construction, a report in the Guardian highlighted the ways safety designs tend to neglect finding appropriate sizing for female bodies. The article first cites the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH), which references

The 50 States of Construction: Arizona contractors benefit from pro-business policies

Construction Dive

Construction is booming in the state, but the industry faces a range of issues including water concerns, NIMBYism and a shifting business environment

Construction Cost Optimizing

Job Order Contracting

Better manage cost, time, and material across numerous facilities repair, renovation, and construction projects.

Some useful notes on Pile Cap Design

Construction Cost Estimating

Definition of Pile Cap: A pile cap refers to a thick concrete mat that is situated on concrete or timber piles driven into soft or unsteady ground to develop a proper & secure foundation.


Turner tops off new classroom space at Middle Tennessee State University


Since 2014, Turner Construction has been involved in a number of projects on the Murfreesboro, Tenn., campus of Middle Tennessee State University.

Reference Planes without Names

Revit OpEd

It is a common practice to add a name to the reference planes we create. If it isn't common where you work then it ought to be. The name helps give a hint to anyone that works in the model that this reference plane is more important than those without a name.

7 tips to maximize project profitability

Construction Dive

Be able to spot profit-generating projects from a mile away. Learn from shared tips on how to choose which projects to bid on, and how to run them more profitably

Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The food manufacturer’s expansion of its Putnam County, WV manufacturing plant will create 20 new jobs and add a new product production line. Read: Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion at

Fuel Prices Vary with Tax Rates by State

Contractor Magazine

The average gasoline tax rate in the United States sat at 27.6 cents per gallon with diesel taxes averaging 27.3 cents per gallon in 2017