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.

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.

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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

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The Army Corps of Engineers rescinded its award to Barnard Construction after admitting that it had improperly excluded other contractors from bidding

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

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

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

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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.

Former manager of $3.3B school construction bond in California files whistleblower complaint

Construction Dive

David Salazar said he was fired in retaliation for exposing mismanagement and other problems with the Los Angeles Community College District's program

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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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.


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.

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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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

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

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

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

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.

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.


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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How AECOM Made 2018 Taxes Vanish

ENR Construction

Pinning down the legal moves that helped AECOM earn a tax credit for 2018

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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

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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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

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

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

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.

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

Pelosi Bullish About Outlook for Infrastructure Plan

ENR Construction

In speech, House Speaker says advocates want to move on the plan and "build, build, build.&

Database records more than 1,360 K-12 school shooting incidents since 1970


The Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) tracks reports of K-12 school shooting incidents across the U.S. The resource has recorded more than 1,360 such incidents since 1970.

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

Uponor, Belkin Invest Additional $12 Million in Phyn

Contractor Magazine

The new investment will be used for ongoing research and product development for smart water solutions

Study: More than 600 sites contaminated by PFAS

ENR Construction

While the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a clean up standard of 70 parts per trillion for some PFAS chemicals, the Environmental Working Group says a safe standard is 1 part per trillion.

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BrightView named MLB's official field consultant

Green Industry Professionals

Company has history of consulting on field outside of U.S.

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