Fri.Jan 10, 2020

Home Maintenance And Repair Service Company Automation And Technology

Contractor Bookkeeping

The daily processes and transactions involved in operating a home maintenance and repair service business can mean long hours of repetitive tasks and occasional oversights due to human nature. These days, you can use technology to take care of almost any issue facing your business.

The public construction firms to watch in 2020

Construction Dive

Risk reduction, deleveraging and even bankruptcy are on the table for some of the industry's top publicly traded companies this year

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Australian Fires Spark Interest in Underground and Mud Homes

Natural Building

The on-going fire storm in Australia has sparked new interest in ways to build more fire resistant houses. Architect Sean O’Bryan, who designs “earth sheltered” homes has been inundated with requests since the bushfire crisis escalated. “I’ve

8 Important Properties of Polymer Materials

The Constructor

Properties of polymer materials are of great importance to know before using in any applications such materials are increasingly used in. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Fiber reinforced fibre Fibre reinforced Polymers

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

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

How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action


Fifty years ago, we were a divided country, but we also went to the moon by agreeing to work together on a common goal. That challenge required stepping out of our competitive silo’s and focusing on something that couldn’t be solved by any one entity alone.


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Gilbane taps former Skanska CEO in leadership rearrangement

Construction Dive

New additions to the team, which center around the company's New York and New England divisions, include former CEO and president of Skanska USA, Rich Cavallaro

Navistar to Pay $135 Million to Settle Lawsuit

Construction Equipment

A Chicago federal judge has given initial approval to Navistar’s agreement to pay truck owners and lessees $135 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over defective engine emission systems, according to the Chicago Tribune. The settlement would end a court battle for Lisle-based manufacturer

A Glossary of Offsite Construction/Modular Construction

ENR Construction

Engineering and construction companies are striving for the type of productivity gains realized in recent decades by their counterparts in manufacturing

Vermeer to Distribute MultiOne Loaders

Construction Equipment

Vermeer Corp. will distribute articulated wheel loaders manufactured by MultiOne and branded as Vermeer. The agreement calls for the loaders to be “sold, serviced, and supported exclusively through Vermeer dealers” in North America and the Caribbean, according to the announcement distributed by

Construction Gains 20,000 Jobs in Dec., Jobless Rate Shows Mixed Results

ENR Construction

Industry's unemployment rate up to 5.0% from November's 4.4% but dips from December 2018's 5.1%, BLS says

ARA Insurance Chief Announces Retirement

Construction Equipment

The president/CEO of American Rental Association Insurance will retire at the end of February. Phil Kelling will be replaced by John Kennedy, the current CFO. Kelling has been with ARA Insurance since 1997, and led ARA Insurance to grow from a small insurance agency with four independent agents to

Thumb Rules to Follow While Designing Columns

Construction Cost Estimating

Columns are essential support structures that are almost inevitably used in any construction projects. From ancient times, columns have been an indispensable part of erecting buildings, them being one of the most important load-bearing members.

Border Wall to Use $3.6B in Military Const. Funds

Construction Equipment

The Wall Street Journal reports that a federal appeals court allowed the Trump administration to move forward with plans to use $3.6 billion dollars in military construction money to build the Mexico border wall. According to the article, the granted $3.6 billion in U.S. Defense Department funds

North America’s office market should enjoy continued expansion in 2020


The medical office and industrial sectors will drive what is expected to be moderate growth in the office market this year, predict the real estate advisory teams of Transwestern and Devencore located in 43 U.S. and Canadian metros.

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Gravely ZT X

Green Industry Professionals

The ZT X combines zero-turn efficiency with legendary Gravely performance


Standards of Reinforcements Detailing in Slabs and Beams

Construction Cost Estimating

Reinforcement Detailing in Slabs and Beams performs a vital role in a construction process to provide durability and strength to the structure. It also helps out in the cost optimization for the project.

2020 IFS Predictions for Engineering, Construction, Infrastructure

ENR Construction

Industry predictions 2020: Engineering, construction and infrastructure

In UK, Crossrail and HS2 Projects Struggle With Schedule and Budget Issues

ENR Construction

Crossrail's complicated software employs 1,500 staffers at 22 locations for German and Canadian suppliers

Your Construction ERP RFP Checklist

ENR Construction

Selecting business software for a medium to enterprise-sized construction concern is extremely challenging in large part because most enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites originated in the world of repetitive manufacturing and are therefore a poor fit for a project and asset-centric business

3 Tips For Attaining Project Financial Control In The Construction Industry

ENR Construction

Project financial control involves more than summing historic values, it needs the controller to map the consequences of potential events and adjust the sliders to influence the outcomes

Digitalization, Offsite Construction, and Diversification: The Changes Construction Companies Will Need to Start in 2020 If They Are to Survive

ENR Construction

Industry predictions 2020: Engineering, construction and infrastructure