Tue.May 14, 2019

Top 10 Contractor Mistakes


The most common contractor errors and how to avoid them to keep your construction projects safe, productive and profitable. The savvy contractor knows they can’t possibly avoid every jobsite mistake. But they also know that working smart helps limit issues. Staying proactive during projects by recognizing pitfalls and taking appropriate steps to avoid them limits accidents, ensures budgets and timelines remain on schedule and creates a more positive work environment.

$187M border wall contract canceled in wake of bid protest

Construction Dive

The Army Corps of Engineers rescinded its award to Barnard Construction after admitting that it had improperly excluded other contractors from bidding

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Top 10 Contractor Mistakes


The savvy contractor knows they can’t possibly avoid every jobsite mistake. But they also know that working smart helps limit issues

Alabama Lands $110M DaikyoNishikawa Manufacturing Facility

Business Facilities

The Japanese auto parts manufacturer selected Huntsville, AL for its first U.S. facility, and will create 380 jobs at the new assembly plant. Read: Alabama Lands $110M DaikyoNishikawa Manufacturing Facility at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

Procedure of Brickwork in Masonry Construction

The Constructor

Standard specification and work procedure for brickwork in masonry construction provides guidelines about quality of bricks, mortar, soaking of. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide

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Fundamental Assumptions for Reinforced Concrete Design

The Constructor

The fundamental assumptions of reinforced concrete Design are the basis for the structural mechanics which is one of the main tools used for the. Beam Design Structural Engineering Beams RCC design Structural Design

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Drones Gaining Ground on Construction Sites

Contractor Magazine

While the military remains unmanned technology's biggest customer, the latest AUVSI show in Chicago offered evidence that more contractors and subcontractors are finding increasing uses for it

5 Effective Fire Retardants in Construction

The Constructor

Fire retardants or Flame retardants are chemicals used to slow down or hinder the growth of fire and provide a sufficient amount of time to evacuate. Building Materials Building Technology Guide fire retardants flame retardants

MetaCX Adding 75 New Jobs In Indiana

Business Facilities

The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup will invest $1.4 million to scale up its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 75 high-wage jobs by 2023. Read: MetaCX Adding 75 New Jobs In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Free Offline Marketing Ideas For Brand New Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Yes, I know, as a Web Content Developer and Fast Easy Accounting’s resident Webmaster, this blog post could come quite a surprise to you but bear with me on this.


Kiewit tapped for $1.4B Seattle-area light-rail extension

Construction Dive

A Sound Transit committee recommended the firm's proposal, which came in $300 million below estimates

LEAN Project Management for Best Value Construction Delivery

Job Order Contracting

Building in Cloud OpenJOC(TM) 4BT-PE is an innovative collaborative software solution that successfully integrates proven LEAN project management and construction project delivery processes.

Sail on, Royal Caribbean: HOK-designed headquarters celebrates cruise ship industry


To keep its Miami employees rowing in the same direction, Royal Caribbean recently unveiled plans for a 350,000 SF headquarters building. To be located on the company’s campus on Dodge Island, the headquarters structure is meant to bring together employees who are working in its Miami office spaces.

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5 Effective Fire Retardants in Construction

The Constructor

Fire retardants or Flame retardants are chemicals used to slow down/hinder the growth of fire and provide a sufficient amount of time to evacuate a. Building Materials fire retardants flame retardants

Caterpillar Features Job-Site Productivity Tools in Operator Challenge

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar’s 2019/2020 Global Operator Challenge Competition will feature the company’s job-site productivity tools as operators “test their agility, mental toughness, and versatility.” Contestants will also be judged on their competence using machines’ integrated technology. Operators will

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Weekly Product Gallery: GF Piping, WarmlyYours, Bosch Tools, InSinkErator, SJE Rhombus, Clean-Fit

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights: commercial lead-free valves; waterproofing/floor-heating kits for showers; a brushless hammer drill/driver; a digital instant hot water tank; a Wi-Fi leak detection system; and quick-release pliers

Caterpillar Wants to Double Service Sales

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar told investors this month that it plans to grow service sales to $28 billion by 2026, double what it sold in 2016, and up from $18 billion last year. Service sales not only includes aftermarket parts, but also covers “digitally-enabled solutions.” Bob De Lange, group president of

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Week Three of Building Safety Month Highlights Clean Water

Contractor Magazine

The International Code Council will draw attention to the need for clean, abundant water for all communities

3 Cs You Need to Know to Understand Surety Bonds

Construction Business Owner

When a construction company seeks a bond for a project, there are a number of factors examined by the underwriter before the bond is given.

Questions about marketing for a startup with 2 per cent market share

Construction Marketing Ideas

We’ve been publishing our newest title, Ontario Construction News, for a little less than two weeks. It’s still far too early to make firm calculations and projections, but right now it looks like we’ve achieved 2 per cent market share — hardly overwhelming, but really close to my original business plan projections of 2.5 per […]. The post Questions about marketing for a startup with 2 per cent market share appeared first on Construction Marketing Ideas.


Pentagon directs another $1.5B to border wall construction

Construction Dive

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said this amount, which follows a $1 billion allocation in March, is the last reprogramming of military funds for U.S.-Mexico Mexico border infrastructure

How Millennials are influencing custom home building

BRIKS Design-Build Group

In the custom home building industry, it’s important to be at the leading edge of innovation and design trends. Quite simply, to meet the demands of constantly evolving lifestyles. The newest home buyers on the horizon are Millennials.

Steps involved in cement concrete works

Construction Cost Estimating

Given below, brief specifications for executing cement concrete works for different objectives :- 1. Materials for Cement Concrete: Different types of materials cement, aggregates and water are required for cement concrete works.

Most popular flooring for kitchens and bathrooms

BRIKS Design-Build Group

What’s the most popular flooring for kitchens and bathrooms? There’s no denying that the quality of your interior finishes for your custom home or home renovation has a significant impact on the look and atmosphere of its style.

4k Time-Lapse to Celebrate Statue of Liberty Museum Opening

Contractor Magazine

EarthCam donated its webcam technology and services to document the entire 31-month process

Converting a garage into livable space

BRIKS Design-Build Group

Turns out, today’s homeowners want livable garages. The days of dirty, dusty and storage-filled garages have come to an end. This isn’t your grandfather’s garage anymore. Believe it or not, many builders and renovators are transforming garages into useful, comfortable living spaces.

Uponor Marketing Claims Verified Under New ICC-ES Program

Contractor Magazine

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) has issued Uponor a marketing claim verification report (ESV-1012) for a Pre-Sleeved AquaPEX product

From the forties to floppy discs to the future of metal buildings


When Gene Vance is asked about the history of his family’s construction company and says “it’s a long story”, he isn’t necessarily referring to the length of the story he’s about to tell. The real longevity, in this case, is in the life of the company itself

Hotel Zachary: Wrigleyville Hospitality

Contractor Magazine

A location across from the friendly confines meant subtly incorporating baseball themes — as well as the ballpark’s sustainable plumbing

Repair of Fractured Girders Complete at Shuttered Salesforce Transit Center

ENR Construction

Workers have completed repairs of the fractured girders at the beleaguered Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, shuttered since late September, some six weeks after it opened

Brandt Companies, Magnum Engineering Join Forces

Contractor Magazine

This partnership will enable a unique service offering to Texas based and national clients including design, build, fabrication, and construction solutions

Early bird registration open for GIE+EXPO 2019

Green Industry Professionals

Expanded show hours and new education opportunities, combined with strong exhibit sales, are early indicators that the national outdoor living and equipment expo will again be one for the record books

Mixed-use community breaks ground in Greenville, S.C.


Located just three blocks from downtown Greenville’s North Main Street, Canvas will be a new mixed-use development that includes single-family attached townhomes, ground-level retail, multifamily residences, and an office building renovation