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Survey Says: Contractors Committed to Tech, Industry Still Faces Hurdles

John Chaney

Now in its seventh year, the annual Construction Technology Report compiled by JBKnowledge is one of the most impressive surveys in the industry, providing the latest trends on everything from construction software, IT budgets and workflows, mobile apps, emerging technologies and more.

Memphis, Tennessee, saw $1.3B of new construction permits in 2018

Construction Dive

As is trending in many U.S. metros, residents' demand for a live-work-play environment is drawing business and keeping contractors busy

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Polymer Modified Mortar- Types, Properties, and Applications

The Constructor

Polymer modified mortar is produced by mixing water with polymeric admixtures, Portland cement, and sand. The addition of polymer improves mortar. Concrete Admixtures Concrete Crack Repair Concrete Technology

Some thoughts about Search Engine Optimization (and what you can do about it)

Construction Marketing Ideas

How important is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to your business? This seemingly simple question can be a challenge to answer, and the concepts may seem abstract unless you’ve personally experienced SEO’s highs and lows.


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

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

enVerid Leads New Class of AHR Innovation Award Winners

Contractor Magazine

Firms honored at AHR Expo in Atlanta, cited by ASHRAE judges for contributions to building automation, cooling, green building, heating, IAQ, plumbing, refrigeration, software, tools and instruments, and ventilation

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Microsilica in Concrete- Types, Properties, and Practical Applications

The Constructor

Microsilica, which is also known as silica fume, or condensed silica fume, is a mineral admixture composed of very fine solid glassy spheres of. Concrete Admixtures Concrete Properties Concrete Technology

Suffolk hiring outside of industry to fill executive spots

Construction Dive

The general contractor is increasing its focus on tech with recent hires from E-Trade and General Electric and the absence of "Construction" from its name in marketing materials

Strategies to improve the human experience during interior renovations


Healthcare facilities offer a unique challenge for renovations due both to the rapid changes in technology and delivery of care, and also difficulty in preserving vital operations during construction.

7 Mistakes When Writing A Construction Business Proposal

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Daniela McVicker. If your construction company doesn’t provide unique services, you should clearly understand that you have a lot of competitors, who write business proposals almost identical to yours.

Variations among Load Bearing Wall and Partition Wall

Construction Cost Estimating

The wall is categorized as follow: Load Bearing Wall, Partition Wall. Load Bearing Walls: If beams and columns are not utilized (Frame Structure), load from roof and floors are transmitted to foundation through walls. Such walls are known as bearing walls.


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Job Order Contracting

LEAN Construction Creating a Culture of Collaboration & Maximizing Value.

AGC launches program to diversify construction workforce

Construction Dive

By targeting more high school students with construction-related career and technical training opportunities, the association says it hopes to pull more minorities and women into the industry

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AIA 2019 Consensus Forecast: Nonresidential construction spending to rise 4.4%


Nonresidential construction spending on buildings is projected to grow by 4.4% through 2019, according to a new consensus forecast from The American Institute of Architects (AIA

The Best Construction Blog competition: Nomination deadline approaching

Construction Marketing Ideas

We’ve just got a couple of weeks before nominations close for the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition. The competition, which has been an annual feature of this blog for about a decade, offers some useful rewards for participants.


Keeping Customers: Do You Have Regular Clients Who Are Ready To Churn?

Construction Informer

The post Keeping Customers: Do You Have Regular Clients Who Are Ready To Churn? appeared first on Construction Informer Blog. Construction Management Trending keeping clients

Volkswagen Will Create 1,000 New Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities Blog

The company has selected Chattanooga as the U.S. base for its electric vehicle production and will invest $800 million in the facility. . Read: Volkswagen Will Create 1,000 New Jobs In Tennessee at Automotive Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Tennessee corporate expansion Electric Vehicles EV production Hamilton County LEED Site Selection Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Volkswagen AG VW

Repairing Puerto Rico's schools post-Maria will cost $11B, take 7 years

Construction Dive

The money the U.S. territory is counting on could be diverted to pay for wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border if the president declares a national emergency

The coming bonanza in marijuana facilities


Right now, 33 states allow the sale of marijuana for medical purposes; another 14 allow it under more stringent medical supervision. Ten states have OK’d it for both medical and recreational use. Only Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota have a total ban on the sale of marijuana.

A reminder: Check your SEO basics

Construction Marketing Ideas

One thing I’ve learned in my years in business is to never assume you know everything is well. Specifically, I needed to relearn this painful lesson this morning when I discovered I had failed to adhere to the simplest Search Engine Optimization processes for this blog.


Advantages of microsillica in concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

Microsilica alias silica fume or condensed silica fume stands for is a mineral admixture that is formed with very fine solid glassy spheres of silicon dioxide.

Victory Capital Relocating HQ To Texas

Business Facilities Blog

Victory Capital announced it will move its corporate headquarters for its Global Investment Management Business from Cleveland, OH to San Antonio, TX. Read: Victory Capital Relocating HQ To Texas at Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Office, IT & Call Centers Taxes & Incentives Texas Bexar County Business Incentives financial services provider relocation San Antonio Economic Development Foundation Site Selection Victory Capital

Pentagon eyes military construction budget for border wall

Construction Dive

If the president declares a national emergency, the Department of Defense could reportedly tap up to $23 billion of unallocated construction funds

BIM: Sharing is caring


For more than a decade Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been increasing its market share as the primary documentation tool for the architectural practice. BIM promises a more collaborative and integrated design and (hopefully) construction process.

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Business development: Which strategy is right for your company?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Matt Handal of has written an informative article outlining what he says are eight business development strategies.


Characteristics of polymer-Modified Mortar

Construction Cost Estimating

Mortar is considered as one of the vital components in masonry construction. It is normally formed by mixing water with portland cement, hydrated lime and sand. If the proportions of each of these ingredients are changed, strength and other characteristics may differ.

Convert Cubic Meter of Laterite to Tonnes.

The Constructor

How to convert cubic meter of laterite to tonnes? The post Convert Cubic Meter of Laterite to Tonnes. appeared first on The Constructor


Katerra's valuation could hit $4B following a rumored $700M SoftBank funding round

Construction Dive

SoftBank's Vision Fund is a big investor in construction- and real estate-related companies, having led a massive round for Katerra in 2018

Hazard mitigation provisions in codes save lives and protect property


A new National Institute of Building Sciences study on hazard mitigation found that updated building codes produce significant benefits. The NIBS report found that adopting the 2018 International Codes (I-Codes) generates a national benefit of $11 for every $1 invested and saves lives.

New Trucks and Equipment Rolling Out at The Work Truck Show 2019

Contractor Magazine

Ford, FCCC, Freightliner, International, Mack, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Ram plan news

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Design of Beam

Construction Cost Estimating

Estimation of constants. For the specified set of stresses, determine KC, JC and RC. Kc= M~cbc/M~cbc+~st 3. Jc= 1-(Kc/3) 4. Rc= 0.5*L*Kc L*Kc Jc 5. Estimation of bending moment. Suppose appropriate values of overall depth and breadth of beam, and find out the effective span.

Some marketing advice for mid-sized contractors

Construction Marketing Ideas

Much construction marketing material is written for small and residentially-focused contractors, and mammoth contractors have enough resources that marketing is integrated into their natural business processes.

Trux launches free 'dump trucks on demand' platform

Construction Dive

The cloud-based product — which will begin its national rollout in Los Angeles — connects contractors with third-party drivers and offers automated dispatching, real-time driver tracking and more

IPD super teams hit financial jackpot for clients


Owners, developers, and AEC firms regularly espouse the virtues of early project collaboration. But few teams have been willing to check their egos and financial prerogatives at the door in order to enter into true integrated project delivery (IPD).