December, 2019

The Role of Email in the Modern Construction Workplace


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


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.

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

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

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


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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5 Construction Trends to Watch in 2020


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

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.

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.

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.

Luminary of the Year: Mittie Cannon, Power Up

Construction Dive

Her grassroots workforce development program aimed at helping empower young women to step into roles that will solve the construction industry's labor shortage has grown to five states and Guam

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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

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


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

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?

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

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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Modular Monitor: Why does offsite construction matter?

Construction Dive

This new monthly column will stack up knowledge from stakeholders and observers on the method's inroads, opportunities, challenges and trajectory for disruption

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

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.

Work Underway for WSSC’s Bio-Energy Project

PC Construction

PC received the Notice to Proceed for the WSSC Bio-Energy Project Early Work Package earlier this fall. As part of this work, the team is in the process of removing hazardous materials from several buildings, All Integrated Delivery Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment Design-Build

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

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.

Newly patented 3D construction printer can reportedly create 60-foot-long concrete slabs in less than 1 minute

Construction Dive

Armatron Systems plans to license the technology, which allows builders to make cement slabs from one-quarter inch to 30 inches thick, it says

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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

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The University of Arkansas is now home to America’s largest mass timber building


Adohi Hall, a $79-million, 202,027-sf residence hall at the University of Arkansas, has recently become the largest mass timber building in the United States.

2019 Country, City, & State Clean Energy Ratings

Job Order Contracting

The United States only ranks 10th with respect to energy efficiency actions. From a state perspective the Northeast and California lead the way, with Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle at the front from a cities perspective.

Seismic Zones in India

The Constructor

Seismic zones in Indian subcontinent is divided into four seismic zones (II, III, IV, and V) based on scientific inputs relating to seismicity, Earthquake Engineering earthquakes Seismic

Quotes Vs. Estimates And Insights To Contract Negotiations

Contractor Bookkeeping

The nature of some types of businesses makes it challenging to come up with a standard price list. For tradespeople and construction company owners like you, what's required in terms of time, skill, labor, and materials frequently vary from job to job.

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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GM Investing $1.5B In Missouri Expansion

Business Facilities

The auto company's investment will retain 4,000 jobs at its Wentzville, MO plant, where it will build its next generation mid-size trucks. Read: GM Investing $1.5B In Missouri Expansion at