December, 2019

The Role of Email in the Modern Construction Workplace

Surveyor

Emails are still valuable - and powerful - as a form of communication in construction, as long as they're used the right way. Construction Best Practices

6 Types of Marketing Organization Structures for Construction

Construction Marketing

Choosing the best organizational structure for your company in the construction industry can be challenging. In the world of organizational structures, the options you have to choose from include things like chain of command, span of control, centralization, and the list goes on.

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Concrete Material Calculation / Concrete Quantity

CivilJungle

What is Material Calculation In Civil? Material Calculation in civil Engineer, as like work Concrete, Bar Bending, Plumbing, Flooring, Electrical all work requirement minimum materials calculations. Material Use in Concrete? Same as concrete is different parts of one product.

How To Achieve Business Success With A Construction Accounting Mentor

Contractor Bookkeeping

As the year ends and another page is turning, it is important to learn and listen from trusted people who have come to assist you and guide you in your personal and professional endeavors. Your construction business's financial board, mainly your accountant, is one of them.

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.

What is Construction Bidding?

The Constructor

Construction bidding is the process of submitting a tender by the contractor to the client as a proposal to conduct or manage a particular.

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LEAN Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting

Waste and inefficiencies resulting in repair, renovation, or new construction projects failing to meet owners’ expectations can be greatly minimized. ntegrated Project Delivery (IPD) in the form of LEAN Job Order Contracting changes the traditional roles and relationships of key project stakeholders.

Are after-hours construction permits worth the challenges?

Construction Dive

A lot of projects require or could benefit from work at night, but contractors need to weight permit costs, higher subcontractor fees and noise restrictions

Renovating A Heritage Building

cnstrctr

The large glass skyscrapers we see dominating the skylines of today’s cities weren’t always a staple. In the past people utilized stone and brick to create buildings with character. Heritage buildings are part of every city.

What are Construction Barriers?

The Constructor

Construction barriers are physical items in the form of signs or fences that are used on the construction sites to: Protect anything against damage. Construction Engineering & Management construction barriers functions of construction barriers types of construction barriers

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

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

Top 10 ERP Solutions for Construction Firms

Construction Marketing

Running a successful construction firm is by no means an easy task. Managing a reputation for delivering high-quality projects, keeping your business profitable, your people productive, and your firm growing requires focus, commitment, and understanding.

5 Construction Trends to Watch in 2020

Surveyor

Technology is expected to play a major role in all facets of construction industry growth in 2020 and beyond. Construction Technology/News

Maryland Schools will No Longer be LEED Certified

Green Building Law Update

In response to legislation enacted by the Maryland General Assembly in 2018, overriding a veto by the Governor, commencing last week new public school building no longer has to be LEED certified or the like.

Commercial Construction Industry Trends: The “Highs” and “Lows” that Shaped 2019

Commercial Construction

With the countdown on to 2020 – and the start of a brand-new decade right around the corner – it’s time for our annual look back at the commercial construction industry “highs” and “lows” from 2019.

The US has no BIM mandate. Does it matter?

Construction Dive

While many countries require the use of building information modeling for some projects, the AEC industry in the United States relies on a non-mandatory standard

Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020

Business Facilities

California, New York City, and the District of Columbia will experience the biggest impact of minimum wage increases next year. Read: Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020 at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Find Modern Marketing Talent

Construction Marketing

Marketing is changing, and the skills required to manage this marketing revolution are different. Are traditional marketing skills obsolete? Do educational curriculums support new marketing? Can senior marketing executives manage young managers without understanding new media and marketing?

8 Questions on Diversity in Construction with Jennifer Tolwinski, Controller, DKD Electric, LLC

Surveyor

Our conversation with Tolwinksi kicks off an ongoing Q&A series with Viewpoint clients on a variety of topics in the construction industry. Client Spotlight

179D Tax Deduction Brought Back to Life thru 2020

Green Building Law Update

This past Friday night while aboard Air Force One the President signed legislation reviving the 179D energy efficient commercial buildings tax deduction, providing an enormous and much needed boost to domestic green building.

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How to Be a Better Manager with the 3 Ps of Accountability

Construction Business Owner

Abraham Lincoln said the best way to predict your future is to create it. One of the United States’ greatest presidents ackowledged that everyone is in control of their own destiny. Lincoln faced one of the biggest challenges of any president: slavery.

Fisher Sand & Gravel wins $400M Army Corps border wall contract

Construction Dive

Fisher, which also built part of a private border wall project, scored the design-build, firm-fixed-price contract for a wall segment in Yuma County, Arizona

Three Companies Expanding, Investing $4.9M In Kansas City, MO

Business Facilities

Homebase, Simplifyy and Mark II Transfer Station are expected to bring a total of 388 new jobs to the Kansas City, MO region. Read: Three Companies Expanding, Investing $4.9M In Kansas City, MO at BusinessFacilities.com.

Types of Base for Pavement Construction

The Constructor

The construction of the base or sub-base for the pavement construction is dependent on the type of base chosen and the equipment available. In this. Pavement Design Transportation Asphalt -Treated Base Cement Treated Base for Pavement Construction Unstabilized Base for Pavement Construction

Toronto Calling For More Coordination on Construction Projects

cnstrctr

Several downtown councillors are calling for more coordination on construction projects in the core in hopes of proactively boosting efficiency and road safety.

2018 IgCC is Not in Use Anywhere. A Detailed Analysis of Why?

Green Building Law Update

The 2018 International Green Construction Code was released on November 8, 2018 but more than a year later, it has not been adopted anywhere.

Why Tech Will Be the Differentiator in 2020

Construction Business Owner

Technologies like drones, lasers, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning may sound far off, but some firms are using them now. If technology is already a big part of your construction business, these are additions you should consider investing in soon. Find out hw to begin here.

Report: 2019 record year for supertall construction

Construction Dive

At 1,739 feet, the Tianjin CTF Finance Centre in China was the tallest building completed in 2019

Kraft Heinz Food Investing $25M In Texas Expansion

Business Facilities

With help from the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, the company will expand its food production operations in Garland, TX, creating 250 new jobs. . Read: Kraft Heinz Food Investing $25M In Texas Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Difference between Lean Concrete, Rich Concrete, and Normal Concrete

The Constructor

The main difference between lean and PCC concrete is that lean concrete contains less cement compared to the water content present in it. This means, Concrete Technology Difference between Lean Concrete Features of Lean Concrete Features of Rich and Normal Concrete Rich Concrete

Complete Information about Sand

Learn Civil Engineering

As a Civil Engineer, we know that sand is an important building material which are used in the preparation of mortar, concrete, etc. let us know “a complete information about sand“ Sources of Sand Sand particles consist of small grains of silica (Si02).

4 Goals for an Equipment Maintenance Business Plan

Construction Equipment

Equipment maintenance should have a business plan independent from the overall fleet’s plan. It should accomplish four goals: Identify the mission and vision, document responsibilities and performance, initiate objectives, and communicate value. It should have three distinctive sections: an

How to Address Mental Health in Construction

Construction Business Owner

Construction work is extremely taxing on the body and takes a physical toll. Additionally, construction is an incredibly stressful business that couples the stigma of addressing mental illness with a largely masculine presence.

The Dotted Line: How contractors are finding and vetting subcontractors

Construction Dive

General contractors risk violating contract clauses if they can't find labor, but savvy, well-established GCs have ways of finding subs, and it’s more about relationship-building than anything else

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