2017 Book of Giants: Contractors as manufacturers

Constructor Magazine

Book of GiantsMechanical contractors have run fab shops for years, but the response of major mechanicals to the workforce shortage is taking the strategy much further.

New Book - Delivering COBie Using Autodesk Revit

Revit OpEd

A team of authors led by Bill East (COBie inventor) has finished a book dedicated to COBie and Revit. This book is an essential read for anyone that is interested in effectively capturing and using project information.

Book Review: Engineering Reference Book for Builders

Construction Informer

Book review of Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders covers this compact yet thorough engineering reference book. The post Book Review: Engineering Reference Book for Builders appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Google+. Construction Technology

Open Book JOC – When a JOC is not a JOC

Building Information Management

“Open Book JOC” is a term that has been floating around for a bit, and is a procurement mechanism that appears exclusive to the State of Arizona. The fact of the matter is, Open Book JOC is a classic oxymoron, or a best a fabricated term.

2015 Book of Giants — Beware of double-edged swords

Constructor Magazine

Viega LLC is the sponsor of this year's annual CONTRACTOR Book of Giants. Book of Giants Plumbing ContractorEnergy prices are low and the dollar is strong. So what’s wrong with that? It depends on where you’re at in the commercial/industrial/institutional marketplace.

Shameless Plug – I’m in a Book

Sean Burke

I surprise myself sometimes when seeing quoted things I said in an interview for the book. More information on the book and where to find it is available here.

LEAN Construction & Selecting a Unit Price Book

Building Information Management

LEAN Construction & Selecting a Unit Price Book – UPB. Job Order Contracting, one of several LEAN construction delivery methods, standardizes cost information through the used of a Unit Price Book, UPB (also sometimes referred to at a Unit Price Guide, UPG). Uncategorized unit price book upb Job order contract job order contracting JOC lean constructionLEAN construction delivery drives increased productivity and quality.

2016 Book of Giants: One Giant Step for.

Constructor Magazine

Book of Giants Registered UserThe market outlook is positive; mechanical contractors are seeing solid business as demand for projects increase. The top contractors are feeling positive about construction, and work in general, for the upcoming year. read more.

Introduction to Finite Element Methods-The Book-Part-1

The Constructor

Download the book on Introduction to Finite Element Methods. RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Introduction to Finite Element Methods-The Book-Part-2 CloseMon, 1 Oct 2012 About Jobs Connect Groups Forums Toolbar SMS Alerts RSS Feed Search The Constructor Subscribe by E-Mail to receive latest updates.

How To Effectively Market Your Own Business Book

Help Everybody Everyday

The average book sells only 50 copies. As of today, my book Proposal Development Secrets: Win More, Work Smarter, and Get Home on Time has sold 3,093 copies. One of the readers wanted to know what I did to launch the book.

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Watts offers free E-book on backflow prevention for water professionals

Constructor Magazine

Watts has published a new e-book – Water Safety: Protecting Our Communities from Backflow Incidents – to help early-career plumbing engineers and others understand the serious risks of backflow and what they can do to prevent it

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Construction marketing social media book launched, officially

Construction Marketing Ideas

Ironically, the one place you can’t purchase the book is directly — the challenge is that several e-book formats have different publishing standards. The GOHBA renovators' council.

“Build Your Own House” – An outstanding construction e-book by Carl Heldmann

Construction Cost Estimating

This construction e-book will guide you for constructing a new house as well as reforming your home, developing a home addition and cost estimation for constructing a house or developing a home addition. This construction book contains 85 Pages and numerous color photos.

Construction Book Review of ‘Starting Your Career as a Contractor’

Construction Informer

A construction book review for aspiring contractors and those already in business who need a handy reference for managing a contractor business. Claudiu Fatu seeks to answer that need with his book … Continue reading Construction Book Review of ‘Starting Your Career as a Contractor’ → The post Construction Book Review of ‘Starting Your Career as a Contractor’ appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Blog with Construction News and Commentary.

2016 Book of Giants: Viega MegaPress - One Minute Version

Constructor Magazine

Book of GiantsSponsored by Viega. Check out this video on the Viega MegaPress, the first and only carbon steel press system for joining black iron pipe. read more.


CEO Warrior Founder Mike Agugliaro releases new book

Constructor Magazine

Founder of progressive consulting and mentoring firm shares secrets for success in new book, Why Your Business Sucks. Mike Agugliaro, founder of CEO Warrior, a business mentoring and coaching service for service business owners, has launched his fifth book, Why Your Business Sucks.

Construction Marketing Book Preview – FREE Webcast!

Construction Marketing Blog

A webcast will preview the new construction marketing book: Tools of the Trade: Modern Marketing for Construction Brands by Construction Marketing Association (CMA) Chairman Neil M. The breakthrough new book is a comprehensive guide that covers all aspects of marketing in the construction industry, from building products and equipment, to A/E/C services and retail, along with detailed examples of construction marketing implementation. Webcast – Tuesday, January 17, 2012.

New book on Kinetic Architecture written by Fortmeyer, Linn


Arup has announced that Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP, BD+C, an associate in Arup''s Los Angeles office, has co-authored a book on kinetic architecture with industry expert Charles Linn, FAIA, an architect who has specialized in architectural journalism for more than 25 years.

Book Review: Beautiful No Mow Yards

Ramsay Home Building Blog

The first section makes up more than 75% of the book and focuses on design inspiration. Continue reading the Beautiful No Mow Yards Book Review.

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Integrated business management, from booking to billing

Constructor Magazine

Here are details on two software options for contractors active in field service to put into play. read more. Feldmans Technology Registered User

The Difference Between a Proposal and a Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Help Everybody Everyday

Remember those old choose your own adventure books? Well, proposals aren’t choose your own adventure books! You would read a passage and which page you would turn to depended on which decision you would make. Someone will evaluate your proposal.

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Your vote: The social media and construction marketing ideas book cover

Construction Marketing Ideas

The book needs a bit of final writing and proof-reading and this Friday will go to the e-book formatter (a new trade that didn’t exist just a couple of years ago). Select your favourite cover.


The Best JOC Unit Price Book

Building Information Management

The best unit price book – UPB, for your Job Order Contract, is one that contains most of the line items that you typically expect to encounter for your numerous renovation and repair projects. These are publish and updated regularly and used by JOC unit price books.

Building Construction: Principles, Materials and Systems” – An exclusive construction book for civil engineering students

Construction Cost Estimating

Medan Mehta, Walter Scarborough and Diane Armpriest have published an exclusive construction book alias Building Construction: Principles, Materials and Systems. The book is available in paperback version. construction construction book construction materials construction methods

Kinetic Architecture: New book explores innovations in active façades


Arup has announced that Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP, BD+C, an associate in Arup''s Los Angeles office, has co-authored a book on kinetic architecture with industry expert Charles Linn, FAIA, an architect who has specialized in architectural journalism for more than 25 years.

ServiceTitan partners with Profit Rhino to offer optimized price books

Constructor Magazine

will now offer a content rich, image driven price book designed to maximize profit margins for residential contractors. ServiceTitan today announced its new partnership with Profit Rhino® to offer a visually enhanced, content rich flat rate price book and selling system.

New Book for Revit and Interior Design

Revit OpEd

Daniel Stine teamed up with Aaron Hansen to write a new book with a focus on Interior Design. They are offering a nice sample chapter on Materials if you want to get a better sense of the book. Publishing News Books Interiors

Journal whets Southern African IT appetites

Extranet Evolution

AEC BIM Books Business/Financial Marketing Mobile People issues SaaS Telecoms Aconex Asite BIM Institute construction IT Construction summit Hypenica Johannesburg RIB Software South Africa

Improving your Navisworks Skills (book and other updates)

What Revit Wants

via [link] Using Catalogues in Navisworks Quantification: [link] Coordinating Models stored in Vault using Navisworks: [link] Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks 2014 by Deepak Maini I have been reviewing this book and I really enjoy its content. More on this book in a future post.

Renaissance Revit - a book about so Much More than just Revit

What Revit Wants

He is the author of many Revit-related books, but the most recently published edition focuses on using Revit to make and present Classical and Renaissance building forms and architecture. "You can''t do that in Revit" is a common catch-phrase for those who do not know the program well.

Some essential books on construction cost data and construction estimating

Construction Cost Estimating

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Demonstration of Quick Book 2013

Construction Cost Estimating

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New book from HDR explores opportunities for how healthcare organizations can reinvent the patient experience


HDR has recently published a new report that explores one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations today: how to respond to increasing unknowns in the industry while encouraging future-focused innovation. Healthcare strategists, retail strategists, lean operation experts, architects, designers, data analysts and engineers worked together to write the report.

5 Must Read Business Books

Help Everybody Everyday

I hate to read books. Not just business books, but any book. So the last thing I want to do when not at work is read any business books. But there are a few books that I consider must reads, because they have influenced my approach to life and work. I have also included links where you can buy all five of these books for a combined total of less than $35 (now that’s a no-brainer!). Let me say, this book is not for the faint at heart.

Some essential books for construction estimating

Construction Cost Estimating

Construction Estimating using Excel Steven Peterson, MBA , PE, from Weber State University has written this book. This book provides solutions to the newbie as well as experienced estimators to combat with complicated estimating experience and enhanced their skills.

New Book and 2016 Calendar Available From HCEA

Construction Equipment

Chapters in the book cover nearly forty different contractors, both headquartered in Massachusetts and from out of state, at work on the Mass Turnpike, Central Artery Project and other major projects.

Books Turned Into Chairs

Jetson Green

Bookniture is a book, which can be transformed into a chair. Folded up it looks like a book, but it unfolds to create a three-dimensional support for a seat, side table, coffee table or a worktable, when two are stacked one on top of the other.