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OSHA head calls on industry to embed safety in culture

Construction Dive

At a Wednesday event, Assistant Labor Secretary Doug Parker charged industry leaders with creating an environment that expects workers to speak up about hazards.

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Judge: Lane Owes $79M to I-4 Ultimate Partners Skanska, Granite

ENR Construction

A federal judge in Florida found Skanska acted in its joint venture partners' best interest, and that Lane owes its partners about $80 million for its unpaid share of capital calls.

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Successful contractors don’t fight change. They embrace it.

Construction Dive

Know when it’s time to look beyond a “that’s how things have always been done” mentality, writes consultant Matt Verderamo.

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Pardon Our Dust - Under Construction

Wolgast Corporation

Four Options to Keep Your Clients Happy During Your Remodel Project During a commercial remodel, there is more you can do than just posting a good looking “Pardon Our Dust” sign when it comes to your customers and your staff. We know all too well how it is when you’re trying to run a business, but need to update or reconfigure your working space. The thought of disrupting business as usual is just too much, and losing out on customer traffic is out of the question.

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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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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6 of the biggest OSHA fines of Q1 2024

Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.

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AECOM leans into water, climate, project management

Construction Dive

The Dallas-based firm sees global shifts in infrastructure funding toward sustainability and resilience, CEO Troy Rudd said in a Q2 earnings call.

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Design, Legal and Accounting all Fight a War on Billable Hours After the Advent of AI

ENR Construction

Generative AI conceptual design tools can create images such as these (made by ENR using Adobe’s Firefly Image 3 tool for demonstration purposes), working from text prompts as broad as “construction,” “cities” and “future.

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Tricky Hydronic Install? Press Systems Can Make it Possible

Contractor Magazine

But watch out! Techs need to anticipate trickery from the press process.

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Semi-Autonomous Trucks Help Florida Contractor Stay Ahead

ENR Construction

Finding enough qualified workers to meet the current construction demand is a real challenge in many hot markets of the U.S. right now.

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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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Unlock Verizon’s leap into the future: powering smart factories with private cellular networks 

Construction Today

As a leader in the industrial production revolution thanks to its innovative 5G networks and business alliances, Verizon’s private cellular technology can deliver seamless connectivity between machines, sensors, and decision-makers, enabling smart manufacturing through unmatched data speeds, low latency, and robust security. This provides benefits such as predictive maintenance… Source The post Unlock Verizon’s leap into the future: powering smart factories with private cellular

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Construction Economics for May 13, 2024

ENR Construction

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.

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Dodge Momentum Index Increases 6% in April

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Dodge Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, increased 6.1% in April to 173.9 (2000=100) from the revised March reading of 164.0. Over the month, commercial planning improved 12.6% and institutional planning dropped 6.3%. A flood of data center projects entered planning in April, causing robust growth in the commercial segment of the DMI, while traditional office and hotel projects continued to face slower momentum.

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Choosing the Right Color Scheme for Your School

Learn Civil Engineering

Incorporating School Spirit: Exploring color options that align with the school’s branding and spirit to foster a sense of pride and unity among students and staff. Incorporating school spirit through color options that align with the school’s branding and spirit is a powerful way to foster a sense of pride and unity among students and staff.

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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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Trimble Acquires Flashtract to Streamline Payments on its Platform

ENR Construction

The acquisition of the construction payments management platform expands Trimble's ERP offerings.

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National Electrical Safety Month: Key Workplace Safety Tips

Safety Services Company

In May, we celebrate National Electrical Safety Month (NESM) by emphasizing the importance of prioritizing the safety of your team members through strict adherence to electrical safety protocols. As contractors, we need to ensure the health and safety of our workers from all hazards, including what OSHA calls the “fatal four.” According to OSHA , the top 4 contributors to workplace injuries and fatalities are: Falls Struck-By Caught-By/In-Between Electrocution According to a 2022 Bur

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Senate Passes Five-Year FAA Measure, With Hike for Airport Grants

ENR Construction

The bill includes $19.7-billion for Airport Improvement Grants.

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Senate Passes Five-Year FAA Measure, with Hike for Airport Grants

ENR Construction

The bill includes $19.7-billion for Airport Improvement Grants.

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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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Achieving Full ‘Living’ Status

ENR Construction

The 58,000-sq-ft PAE Living Building in Portland, Ore., is the first privately developed speculative office building fully certified under the rigorous Living Building Challenge of the International Living Future Institute, and one of only 35 fully certified Living Buildings in the world.

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Brasfield & Gorrie Drone Fleet Sends Data Directly to ArcGIS

ENR Construction

Contractor Brasfield & Gorrie is working to update its site maps to avoid utility strikes and other incidents by integrating drone flight data directly into their GIS maps using Esri’s Site Scan for ArcGIS Pro.

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ENR’s Coverage of the 1907 Collapse of the Quebec Bridge

ENR Construction

Charles Whiting Baker, chief editor of Engineering News, was vacationing in Vermont in August 1907 when word reached him that the Quebec Bridge, under construction near Quebec City across the border in Canada, had collapsed.

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Pulse for the Week of May 13, 2024

ENR Construction

Project news from Dodge Data & Analytics.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.