December, 2020

How Better Construction Project Management Projections Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn best practices for construction project management projections. Construction Best Practices

10 helpful tips for construction managers

Lets Build

Finishing homework in school was always an achievement. Be it an hour before school started or a day before the holidays ended. Finishing a project is an achievement on its own. This feeling goes on till the end though. When it comes to a construction project, the feeling amplifies.


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13 Construction Technology Trends to Watch

Construction Business Owner

13 Construction Technology Trends to Watch. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 12/09/2020 - 05:20. The world’s rapid transformation from manual processes to digital technologies is empowering the industry. Construction companies are now provided with unprecedented levels of transparency, choice and convenience.

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Carbon Tax Proposed in Portland will be First in the Nation

Green Building Law Update

The City of Portland is proposing a carbon tax that would be the first of its kind anywhere in the country. Given the increased emphasis on climate change by the incoming Biden Administration the proposed ordinance should be on your required reading list.

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

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

COVID-19 Is No Reason To Slip, Trip, or Fall on Other Safety Responsibilities

FDR Safety

The new year is just around the corner and many companies are thrilled to simply have survived 2020. Regardless of the industry, COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop.

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What to Expect in 2021: Part 2

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at some of the construction metrics and trends that shaped 2020 and will continue to shape the new year ahead. Construction Technology/News

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How to Choose Water Pumps for Construction Sites?

The Constructor

Water pumps are commonly used on construction sites to remove excess water accumulated due to heavy rain or high water table. They primarily serve. How To Guide Turbines & Pumps

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ZMI Introduces Drone Capable of Lifting 1,000 Pounds

Construction Equipment

ZM Interactive (ZMI) announced the newest additions to its line of xFold drones, the xFold Dragon, capable of lifting up to 1,000 pounds, and the Dragon Hybrid, with a flight time of 1.5 hours on battery and more than eight hours with a hybrid system. The company says its xFold drones are also the


The Birds: Migratory Bird Treaty Act redux without Tippi Hedren

Green Building Law Update

Three weeks ago the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a regulation to finally resolve and codify the legal principal that an incidental bird take resulting from an otherwise lawful activity, for example a sparrows flies into a solar panel, is not prohibited under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Adjusting During A Pandemic: Skepticism Abounds – It Can’t Happen to Me… or Can it? Part 2

FDR Safety

This blog utilizes research and data from a range of professional safety journals (i.e., Professional Safety) and research reports, and blends it with economic realities and common company leadership expectations.

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[VIDEO] New World Record For Tallest Building Demolished By Explosives

Construction Junkie

via YouTube//Safedem. Back in 1998, the Hudson Department Store in downtown Detroit, Michigan was demolished by explosives. That building stood 410 feet tall across its 29 floors, making it, at the time, the tallest building to ever be taken down by implosion.

4 Key Tips for Managing Construction Drawings in Viewpoint Team

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Managing papers and drawings in the construction field can be a pain. Luckily, Viewpoint Team is here to help simplify those processes. Construction Technology/News

Millau Viaduct: Construction Features of the World’s Tallest Bridge

The Constructor

The Millau Viaduct is the world’s tallest bridge constructed to connect Northern Europe and Eastern Spain. With its eight spans suspended from seven. Bridges Case study Exclusive Pile Foundation

How To Avoid Overpaying Your Construction Business Tax

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors want to maintain control without making any changes. Keep doing the same thing but expecting a different result.". Throwing the receipts in a shoebox (behind or under the seat in the truck) is the favorite way to deal with paperwork.

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Top 10 Environmental Blog Posts of 2020

Green Building Law Update

As we look back at my most read blog posts in 2020, at a time when most of us have accepted that we will never go back to exactly the way things were, we are no doubt collectively ready for a new year, and I am incredibly excited about the prospects for environmental law.

A Complete Guide on Different Types of Beam and its Classification

Learn Civil Engineering

Today, in this blog post we are going to discuss the different types of beam and their classification based on end supports, the shape of the cross-section, type of material, geometry, equilibrium condition, and many others.

Transparent Wood Developed by US Researchers for More Efficient “Windows of the Future”

Construction Junkie

image via the USDA Forest Service. Wood, a notoriously opaque substance, has apparently been resting on its laurels for far too long and not reaching its full potential, a team of researchers from Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), the University of Maryland, and the University of Colorado believes.

What to Expect in 2021: Part 1

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at some emerging construction trends for 2021 and tips on how to best position your company for success. Construction Technology/News

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What are the Important Types of Dewatering Equipment?

The Constructor

Dewatering equipment are used to perform dewatering on construction sites, which is defined as the process of separating water from another material. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Equipments

Smart Contractors Spend Money On Marketing, Accounting, And Production

Contractor Bookkeeping

There is no better time to reflect and think seriously about your construction business. Excellent organization systems add considerable value to any business because they allow you to spend more time working on your business rather than on it.

Process and a Programmatic Approach Drive Improved Construction Outcomes

Job Order Contracting

Subject – Process and a Programmatic Approach Drive Improved Construction Outcomes. The vast majority of scope changes and/or additional work/rework stem from 1.) uncertainties, faults, and discrepancies in the original detailed scope of work and/or 2. )

2021 Construction Trade Show & Conference Updates

Construction Business Owner

2021 Construction Trade Show & Conference Updates. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 12/11/2020 - 17:08. In-Person Events. January 20-23. National Pavement Expo & Conference

Chicago’s Old Post Office get new zip with massive $900 million renovation


The Old Chicago Main Post Office, designed by the famed Chicago firm Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, is a one-of-a-kind building in the historic context of Chicago. Originally completed in 1921, it underwent a monumental expansion in 1932 to meet the city's unprecedented postal needs.

How Viewpoint Analytics is Reshaping Construction Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

As the construction industry continues to evolve, more and more contractors are turning to data analytic solutions like Viewpoint Analytics. Construction Technology/News

Collapse of Willow Island Cooling Tower: One of the Worst Construction Disasters in the History of US

The Constructor

The basic requirement in the design of any structure is that it should safely support all the loads during construction and in service. During the. Case study Construction Engineering & Management High rise structures Structural Design

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Answers To Frequently Ask Questions About Our Bookkeeping Services

Contractor Bookkeeping

One of the biggest concerns contractors have about outsourcing their bookkeeping to a cloud-based contractor accounting service like ours, is they think it means sending jobs off-shore rather than keeping your dollars in America where they can help other Americans.

Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Business Facilities

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities. Read: Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live at

How to Seize Opportunities in Construction Post-COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

How to Seize Opportunities in Construction Post-COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 12/17/2020 - 16:50. Does your company have a plan for growth in the post-pandemic construction industry? Here's how to make one that leverages technology and mitigates risk

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Decarbonizing the Cement Industry

GCP Applied Technologies

Decarbonizing the Cement Industry. michael.delros…. Fri, 12/04/2020 - 15:48. Digital and chemical solutions enabling CO2 reduction. GCP Applied Technologies. December 04, 2020. Cement manufacture accounts for roughly seven percent of total man-made CO2 emissions.

What’s Stopping Cash Flow From Flowing in Construction?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In just 15 minutes, you’ll learn how modern technology can help you bill quicker and more accurately-— giving your construction cash flow a significa. Viewpoint Technology

4 Important Non-Destructive Geophysical Soil Investigation Methods

The Constructor

The geotechnical investigation for any worksite is preceded by the preliminary geological-geotechnical survey. This consists of an on-site. Geotechnical Engineering

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The Value Of Time And Bookkeeping For Construction Business Success

Contractor Bookkeeping

Keeping track of sales, earnings, expenses, and purchases are fundamental to your construction business's overall health and sustainability. Effective bookkeeping produces the data you need to evaluate your current practices, anticipate challenges, and set attainable future goals.