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Exploring Industry Shifts Around Mental Health

Construction Business Owner

Exploring Industry Shifts Around Mental Health ccapoccia Tue, 02/06/2024 - 17:03 The construction industry struggles with one of the highest suicide rates of any profession in the U.S., leading to a shift in how companies approach the mental health of their workers. New data from Dodge Construction Network’s Civil Quarterly reveals that civil contractors are beginning to take the issues of mental health, company culture and substance use seriously.

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Compaction of Soil – Test Methods of Soil Compaction and their Uses

The Constructor

What is Compaction of Soil? Soil compaction is a fundamental engineering process that involves the mechanical compression of soil particles, reducing the void spaces between them while simultaneously increasing the mass density. This crucial procedure is indispensable for various construction projects, such as earth dams, canal embankments, highways, runways, and many other structures.

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3 reasons why new tradespeople don’t stick around

Construction Dive

Poor training, bad bosses and other frustrations can drive away new recruits to the construction industry, writes a Texas quality control manager.

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Leveraging RTC360 for Floor Flatness Analysis

PC Construction

The PC team is nearing completion of the latest development at Vermont’s Spruce Peak Resort – the 126,000-square-foot Treehouse at Spruce Peak and associated 65,000-square-foot parking garage. The four-story contemporary luxury alpine building is comprised of wood framing. When compared to light-gauge metal framing, wood tends to be more prone to environmental factors that can lead to deformation.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Construction firm co-founder among dead in Idaho jobsite collapse

Construction Dive

A gust of wind might have caused the hangar near the Boise Airport to collapse, but it could take months to know for sure, sources told the Idaho Statesman.

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Jacobs profits, backlog jump amid advanced manufacturing boost

Construction Dive

The Dallas-based company also continues to add notable wins in its water infrastructure projects, according to the firm’s first quarter results.

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Groundbreaking Lithium Extraction Plant Launches in California

ENR Construction

The $1.85B plant is the first to use abundant geothermal brine near the Salton Sea to produce lithium for large scale EV batteries.

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Skanska completes $560M New York hospital

Construction Dive

The contractor used drones to capture real-time views of progress on the 288,000-square-foot Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion project.

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McCarthy Standardizes Its Payments on Oracle's Textura Platform

ENR Construction

McCarthy Building Cos. has standardized its subcontractor payments and most financial transactions on Oracle's Textura cloud-based payments platform.

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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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Granite wins $55M Tucson, Arizona, road-widening job

Construction Dive

The Grant Road Improvement Project is part of Pima County’s $2.1 billion, 20-year regional transportation plan.

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New Jersey Sues to Deny Big State Tax Credit to Nuclear Firm Holtec

ENR Construction

Firm's bid for 10-year, $260M credit to build its Camden R&D campus omitted key ethics related details, state attorney general claims.

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Flatiron wins $350M in resiliency projects

Construction Dive

The Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Port Arthur, Texas, infrastructure upgrades will help protect against flooding and storm surges.

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Construction management micro learning video #6

Fieldwire

Revision control has always been one of the bigger challenges with drawings on a construction site. Everyone in the field always seems to be using a different version of the paper blueprints. This is one of those challenges that disappears when you ditch those paper blueprints and go digital. The latest version of the digital drawing is always on top, and when you use an app that puts everyone on the job using the same shared set stored in the cloud, everyone is always on the same page.

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Stop Making These Mistakes and Start Scaling Your Specialty Contractor Business

Anything that is built on a poor foundation will soon crumble from the ground up. This is literally the case in the construction stage of projects and it applies just the same during the pre-construction stage. This free eBook is your ultimate guide to scaling your business with customizable software as early as during the bidding stage.

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Digital Builder Ep 76: The Opportunity - Improving Data Capabilities in Construction

Autodesk Construction Cloud

If you work in the construction industry, you are likely handling data in some way, shape, or form. “Data" may not be in your job title, but you're certainly contributing to and utilizing it. Research shows that companies produce around 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily, so gathering and managing information is a way of life in our industry. But here's the thing - are you handling data effectively?

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New Jersey AG Sues to Deny Big State Tax Credit to Nuclear Firm Holtec

ENR Construction

State claims firm's application for 10-year credit for its Camden R&D campus project omitted key ethics related facts.

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Interested In Prefabrication? Here’s 5 Tips To Get It Right From The Start

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Prefabrication has a very long history. For example, after the second world war Prime Minister Winston Churchill saw the method as key to solving the UK’s housing crisis – which led to the construction of 150,000 prefabricated houses by 1951. It was assumed that the structures would be temporary, with a lifespan of around 10 years. But many still survive 70 years later, thanks to the power of prefab.

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Amtrak Picks Kiewit-Shea Team for Contract Under $6B Baltimore Tunnel Program

ENR Construction

The planned Frederick Douglass Tunnel would replace the 150-year-old B&P Tunnel.

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The Specialty Contractor's Guide to Job Cost Accounting

Supply chain challenges and rising material costs are forcing specialty contractors to pay more for what they need to complete each job. Following a simple set of principles, this easy-to-follow guide can help you manage job costs, ease the pains of accounting, and run a more profitable businesses. If you are a Specialty Contractor or Self-performing GC, you do not want to miss out on this essential guide!

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The future of grocery store design: It may be time for the checkout aisle to check out

BD+C

The future of grocery store design: It may be time for the checkout aisle to check out 0 dbarista Tue, 02/06/2024 - 19:42 Shopping Centers For grocers, the checkout aisle is one of the greatest sources of customer complaints and shrink, which directly affects their bottom line. Rick Redpath and Dan Scott Retail Centers Shopping Centers The checkout aisle has always been a source of frustration for both shopper and grocer, alike.

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Gateway Shortlists Three Teams for Manhattan End of $16B Hudson Tunnel

ENR Construction

The Gateway Development Commission is advancing procurement for several contract packages.

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McHugh Construction restores 1920s Chicago theater

Construction Dive

The builder turned the single-screen Ramova Theatre into an 1,800-seat concert hall and created brewery, restaurant and event spaces.

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Gateway Shortlists Three Teams for Manhattan End of $16B Hudson Rail Tunnel

ENR Construction

The Gateway Development Commission is advancing procurement for several contract packages.

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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Groundbreaking Extraction Plant Launches in California's 'Lithium Valley'

ENR Construction

The plant is the first to utilize the abundant geothermal brine near the Salton Sea to produce lithium on a large scale.