August, 2019

Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

Business Facilities

By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2019 Issue. I n order to attract new development, locations have to be prepared for it and have sites that are ready to hit the ground running. States across the U.S.

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What are the Causes of Concrete Formwork Failures?

The Constructor

There are several factors that may lead to the failure of formwork during and after concrete placement. Improper bracing can cause formwork failure. Building Technology Guide Formwork/Shuttering formwork

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How to Get Your Supers to Actually Fill Out Daily Reports

Source. Construction daily reports are a vital part of managing construction projects. They provide an ongoing record of incidents, conditions, and the full range of tasks related to a project in progress. The benefits of daily reports are undeniable.

Construction Lead Services-Comparison of Dodge and ConstructConnect

Construction Marketing

A few years back we took a look at the two largest construction lead services serving the commercial construction market: Dodge Data & Analytics and ConstructConnect.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

5 Technology Adoption Lessons Contractors Can Learn from The Avengers

Viewpoint Construction Technology

We put together a list of superhero lessons that contractors can learn from some of our favorite Avengers

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Online retailers are transforming warehouse construction

Construction Dive

builders are struggling to keep up with demand from clients like Amazon, Walmart and Kroger's for specialized distribution centers

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5 Ductless Mini Split Myths

Contractor Magazine

Misconceptions and outdated information about ductless systems can keep homeowners from making the best decisions


Exciting construction tech to look out for in 2020 and beyond

Lets Build

Over the last twenty years, technology has led the way for major transformations in almost every industry. Some of the most notable examples of this include Uber’s use of technology to transform the taxi industry and Netflix’s continuous innovations in the movie rental industry.

Arizona: Job Growth Is Surging In The Grand Canyon State

Business Facilities

With a booming economy fueled by a business-friendly climate and a thriving startup ecosystem, Arizona was fourth among U.S. states in GDP growth in 2018. Read: Arizona: Job Growth Is Surging In The Grand Canyon State at

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 Real-Time Job Costing Elevates Construction Management

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Real-time access to and processing of job cost data is vital to the health of contractors' projects

Firestopping In Construction and Buildings


One of the first projects I was on the architect asked us if the firestopping material was installed in the movie theatre. Because I was new I had no idea was this crucial element to the building life safety systems were. So what exactly is firestopping and how is it used in construction?

8 ways warehouse construction has evolved

Construction Dive

21st century warehouses require specialized construction techniques, precise scheduling and highly experienced teams to meet industries' expectations

‘Crucial Conversations’ for Women in the Mechanical Industry

Contractor Magazine

The inaugural convention focuses on ways to engage women through mentoring, networking and communication

CFRP Laminates for Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams

The Constructor

The use of Carbone fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) strips for shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beam has gain great success. Structural. Beam Design Concrete Technology Fiber reinforced Structural Engineering Beams Fibre reinforced Structural Design

New England: A Rising Tide Of Jobs, Wages

Business Facilities

All six New England States experienced gains in wages and salaries in 2018, with the income surge averaging more than four percent in 2Q 2018. Read: New England: A Rising Tide Of Jobs, Wages at

That’s the (Streamlined) Field Ticket!

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint's Field Management solution is helping contractors streamline field tickets and T&M billing

Why the True Margins Are in How You Use Your Data

Construction Business Owner

How would it impact your decision-making process if you knew with a high level of certainty that workers making less than a certain amount were 30% more likely to get hurt on the job? What if you were confident that educating your project managers resulted in 20% less turnover in your employees?

Where contractors are most likely to exceed the budget

Construction Dive

Budget overruns can pop up in any part of a project's budget — specifically, these four major areas

Upskilling the PHCP Workforce

Contractor Magazine

Manufacturers take the lead in providing much-needed skills for an ever-changing industry

7 Common Design Faults Causing Damage to Concrete

The Constructor

There are number of common design faults that lead to the damage of concrete and hence the capacity of the structural member would be reduced. Detailing Guide How To Guide Structural Design Structural Engineering Design

Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity

Business Facilities

With its affordable cost of living, highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and premier quality of life, businesses are turning to Michigan for new opportunities. Read: Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity at

One Dozen Reasons Contractors are Moving to Cloud-Based Construction Software

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Here are 12 reasons why your construction organization should be considering change sooner rather than later

How to Use the Spread to Formulate a Better Bidding Strategy

Construction Business Owner

The leaders of top construction firms will always ask why they are or are not selected. Objectivity and organizational improvement can mean all the difference between being the leader and the first loser. Find out hoe to incorporate these best bidding practices at your company.

Optimism high amid uncertainty

Construction Dive

Commercial builders mostly expect profit to grow this year despite economic warning bells around debt and trade, according to an ABC confidence index

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Changing the Workforce Narrative

Contractor Magazine

Exclusive interview with PHCC’s Michael Copp reveals interesting take on workforce development


5 Monitoring Techniques for Early Strength Gain of Concrete in the Field

The Constructor

Monitoring early strength gain of concrete in the field is crucial task for the success of some construction works like starting critical shoring and. Building Technology Guide How To Guide Material Testing Guide Tests on Concrete concrete strength Concrete Technology Concrete Tests

Arglass Yamamura Chooses Georgia For First U.S. Glass Plant

Business Facilities

The glass container manufacturing company will invest $123 million and create more than 150 new jobs at its new Valdosta, GA plant. Read: Arglass Yamamura Chooses Georgia For First U.S. Glass Plant at

5 Keys to Maximizing Your Construction Software Investments

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Why it's important to keep up to date with construction software and how you can formulate a winning technology empowerment plan

5 Digital Policies Every Construction Business Needs

Construction Business Owner

If you are not versed in the risks that accompany digital undertakings, it can pose serious threats to your business. The following are some key issues that arise during these digital ventures, what you should know about them, and what you should do about them.

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How to land a government construction contract

Construction Dive

A procurement expert says common myths should not hold construction companies back from bidding on a sector that offers huge growth opportunities

Green mechanical contractor walks its talk

Contractor Magazine

Calling themselves the greenest firm in the DC area, Shapiro & Duncan this week has caught the attention of our diligent sustainability columnist. He's most impressed with how the third-generation firm is enthusiastically practicing what it preaches

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14 Common Defects in Painting

The Constructor

Painting not only gives a good appearance but also provides protection against various actions such as corrosion, decaying, weathering, etc.