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Most common challenges in material management in construction


In the construction industry, one of the common challenges people face is issues with their material management. Poor material management can lead to issues with the timeline for your entire project. Here are some of the most common issues with material management and some tips for how to handle them. Bid procurement It is common. Construction management construction management Innovative materials material

Maintaining Project Cost Data

Construction Business Owner

InEight's David Swider on project cost data and why what you think you know isn’t always accurate


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What Happens if Concrete is Not Cured Properly?

The Constructor

When concrete is not cured properly, its durability, strength and abrasive resistance is affected. Due to inadequate curing, concrete develops. Concrete Technology

5 Reasons our New HR Management Solution Has Construction Pros Swooning


Construction human resources departments of all sizes are facing a similar and significant challenge — finding and retaining the talent needed to complete their jobs.

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

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

3 finalists bid to design, build $750M Albany, New York, lab

Construction Dive

Teams competing for the public health project include AECOM Tishman, Skanska, Gilbane, Turner, McCarthy and more, after beating out contractors such as Walsh, Consigli and Suffolk

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Student’s Eagle Scout project aids peers and first responders

The Korte Company

Jackson Marchal is about to be an Eagle Scout. But they don’t just give that away—he has to earn it. Like many Boy Scouts hoping to receive the organization’s highest rank , Jackson must complete projects and earn merit badges. His final project is in progress.

When is wood not really wood?


Wood has been used as a building material for structures, tools, and weapons for hundreds of thousands of years. And while it is a natural resource, wood has undergone many changes as a material from its earliest uses in primitive weapons.

OSHA fines 2 contractors $158K for 2 fatalities at Orlando hotel project

Construction Dive

The most severe citation is related to general contractor PCL's willful neglect in ensuring that formwork was secure

Mortar Admixtures – Types, Uses and Benefits in Masonry Construction

The Constructor

Mortar admixtures typically offer properties such as waterproofing, water-repellency, efflorescence control, air entrainment using plasticizers to. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Admixtures Guide Air-entraining admixtures masonry construction mortar admixtures Retarding Admixtures

3 Questions to Determine If You Can Transfer Cyberrisk Contractually

Construction Business Owner

As breaches and other cyber attacks grow in number and magnitude, construction businesses are trying to push risk to others contractually. To understand this strategy, start by answering the following questions

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Disney announces opening dates for Star Wars-themed parks


Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products recently announced phase one of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a new Star Wars-themed park, will open on May 31 at Disneyland Park in California and Aug. 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Phase two will open later this year

New Jersey Expands Brownfields And Urban Development Efforts

Business Facilities

The Community Collaborative Initiative (CCI) will be expanded to nine new municipalities around the state, including Newark and Paterson. . Read: New Jersey Expands Brownfields And Urban Development Efforts at BusinessFacilities.com.

State of the Work Truck Industry 2019

Contractor Magazine

In this educational session from the Work Truck Show, industry experts discussed the current pros and cons of the industry

Hot Weather Concreting – Effect of Hot Weather on Concrete

The Constructor

Hot weather has significant effect on all stages of concrete production and placement procedures such as increasing rate of hydration and movement of. Concrete Technology Concrete Types in Construction How To Guide Tests on Concrete Hot Weather Concreting

Bridging the construction marketing chasm (some thoughts about breakthroughs and incremental gains)

Construction Marketing Ideas

We like to think well of ourselves. And we sometimes (maybe often) dream of easy fixes and solutions. These two points express real challenges for construction marketing success. First, I think we can only succeed if we start with a humble attitude.


Tiny Home Inside a Concrete Pipe Wins Design Contest

ENR Construction

A design contest sponsored by Rinker Materials and AIAS fits a comfortable home inside a 96-in. concrete pipe

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Virtual Tech to Revolutionize Workplace Safety

Construction Equipment

Wearable technology, virtual reality, and augmented reality will likely change workplace risk management, according to an article in Risk and Insurance. These technologies will soon allow employers to use VR, for example, to review the physiological limits of a task before sending a live human to

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Prior to Tragic Bridge Collapse, Contractor MCM Piled Up Losses

ENR Construction

The contractor leading construction of the FIU pedestrian bridge was facing business challenges when the tragedy happened last March

Job Order Contracting - Untitled Article

Job Order Contracting

LEAN, Productive, Consistent Construction Delivery is NOT about “Tips and Tricks” If your dealing with people that use “tips and tricks” to deploy LEAN construction delivery methods, it may be time to rethink, relearn, and rebuild your process.

Trump's budget seeks additional $8.6B border wall funds, to exceed $16B total

Construction Dive

Funds the president is requesting in his $4.75 trillion 2020 budget would add to the $8 billion he is seeking under a national emergency declaration

Thrown a curve: Fitting a restaurant into spherical dome was the design challenge for Willmott’s Ghost


Willmott’s Ghost, the recently opened restaurant occupying the ground floor of The Spheres on Amazon’s campus in Seattle, evokes different images simultaneously

Roughening Devices and their Types

The Constructor

Roughening devices are installed at the downstream end of the channel and their main function is to dissipate energy from water flow coming on to the. Hydraulic Structures Water Resources arrows baffle wall biff wall cistern deflector dentated sill friction blocks ribbed pitching Roughening devices

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Clear Cover and Nominal Cover used for RCC Structure

Construction Cost Estimating

The concept of Clear cover and nominal cover is seen in the Reinforced concrete structures. Reinforced concrete structures have been main structural materials for over a century and still the most popular material for public structures all over the world.

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Atlas World Group Expanding Indiana HQ

Business Facilities

Atlas World Group Inc. will invest more than $1.1 million to expand its Evansville, IN headquarters, adding up to 75 new jobs by 2023. Read: Atlas World Group Expanding Indiana HQ at BusinessFacilities.com.

California Moves to Reduce Building Emissions

ENR Construction

The Building Decarbonization Coalition recently released a road map designed to help Californians stop their buildings from spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

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Virginia county hones new rainwater harvesting standard


Fairfax County, Va., recently grappled with permitting its first project that makes use of rainwater harvesting

Gehl RT105 Compact Track Loader

Construction Equipment

The RT105 compact track loader has rated operating capacity of 1,050 pounds and is powered by a 35-horsepower Yanmar engine with 80 lb.-ft. of torque. It measures 50.8 inches wide and 71.5 inches tall, and its operating weight is 4,270 pounds

Effective Marketing Strategies For Your Construction Company When You're On A Tight Budget

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Ellen Lawton. To market your contractor services, it would take a lot of time, commitment and money in order to make it effective. While putting in a ton of money probably isn’t an option, more time and effort is. Especially if you prioritize it on your list.

Volvo CE to Use 5G to Test Remote-Control and Autonomous Machines

Construction Equipment

Swedish telecom companies Telia and Ericsson are teaming with Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) to launch Sweden’s first 5G network for industrial use at Volvo CE’s facility in Eskilstuna, Sweden, as Volvo aims to become one of the first in the world to use 5G technology to test remote

There’s Still Time to Participate in ENR California’s Top Design Firms Survey

ENR Construction

ENR California is accepting Top Design Firms surveys through the end of March

Malco Products, SBC, Opens Submissions for Recognition Programs

Contractor Magazine

Head of the Class is the company's recognition program for trade education students, and Trade-Pro of the Year is for HVAC professionals

Genie GS-1330m Scissor Lift

Construction Equipment

Platform height on the two-person GS-1330m scissor lift is 12. 8 feet, with a maximum working height of 18.8 Operating weight is 1,950 pounds, and capacity is 500 pounds. All-electric DC drive system produces zero emissions, and can climb grades up to 25 percent in the stowed position.

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Green Industry Professionals

Click to view the latest digital edition of Green Industry Pros online. Green Industry Pros is an ideal resource for landscape contractors and equipment dealers. Read up-to-date news, equipment introductions and information coming out of the green

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