August, 2022

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Tackling Substance Abuse in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How forwarding thinking and modern technologies are helping address abuse and addiction in the construction industry. Construction Best Practices

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All You Need To Know About Construction Project Management To Get Started

Construction Marketing

Tall skyscrapers, tourist attractions, factories, homes. Even infrastructure projects like roads and sewers. None of this would be possible without efficient and careful construction project management planning and construction managers.

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What are the Causes of Foundation Heave?

The Constructor

Foundation heave is an upward movement of the foundation due to soaked expansive soil. The factors that lead to the saturation of soil beneath a foundation are seasonal changes in moisture, underground aquifer, or leakage in underground pipes.

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15 Engineering Drawing Instruments | Drawing Instruments and Their Uses | Top Drawing Instruments

Civiconcepts

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The Ultimate Free Guide to Construction Project Management Software

Spreadsheets and in-house tools can no longer manage the sophistication and the demand for data of modern construction. Our free buyer’s guide will help you identify what construction software you need and the key features you should be looking for.

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Lean Design in Construction: Processes, Techniques, and Tools

Lets Build

You know the benefits of lean design and construction – maximizing efficiency while minimizing costs and decreasing waste—by now. But how do you implement practices to bring those benefits to your organization?

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The Top 6 Things That Keep Project Managers Up at Night

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Project managers face many challenges, from cost overruns to safety concerns—but connected construction tools can help. Construction Best Practices

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Cheap Geothermal Air Conditioning

Natural Building

Here is a geothermal air conditioning system you can install for about $1,000 that only uses about 100 watts to operate 24/7 cooling your house, garage or greenhouse. You can watch the video at www.youtube.com.

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How to Estimate Rate of Evaporation on Concrete Surface?

The Constructor

Evaporation is a critical factor that must be considered while concrete is poured in hot weather conditions. If the rate of evaporation is high, concrete surface can lose water quickly, leading to workability issues and plastic shrinkage cracks.

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8 Types of Chimney Caps | Top 8 Types Of Chimeny Crown | Best Chimney Caps | Chimney Crown Types

Civiconcepts

What do you mean by chimney Caps Or Crown? A chimney cao or crown is one type of large concrete slab, and it is mainly constructed for preventing the entrance … 8 Types of Chimney Caps | Top 8 Types Of Chimeny Crown | Best Chimney Caps | Chimney Crown Types Read More ».

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The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

With so many procurement solutions to choose from, it can be overwhelming without a frame of reference and a solid starting point. This free buyer’s guide is a must for anyone wanting to solve procurement or vendor management pain points.

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Work Boots Vs Motorcycle Boots: What’s the Difference?

Work Gearz

There is not much difference between a work boot and a motorcycle boot, as what we look for in a solid pair of boots is safety and comfort. And both work and motorcycle boot provides us that. 

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Growing Green Energy

Business Facilities

Investments in renewable energy are driving job growth and site selection decisions across the nation.

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Construction Industry Trends: July 2022 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

From a construction slowdown to huge project announcements to construction safety and tackling racism and discrimination, here are the July headlines. Construction Technology/News

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Construction Spending Falls with Declines in Residential, Nonresidential Activity Amid Growing Labor and Materials Shortages

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Total construction spending fell by 1.1% in June as spending on new housing and nonresidential projects declined compared to May, according to an analysis the Associated General Contractors of America released of federal spending data.

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Stop Making These Mistakes and Start Scaling Your Specialty Contractor Business

Anything that is built on a poor foundation will soon crumble from the ground up. This is literally the case in the construction stage of projects and it applies just the same during the pre-construction stage. This free eBook is your ultimate guide to scaling your business with customizable software as early as during the bidding stage.

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Metal Ceilings: Types and Features

The Constructor

Metal ceilings are architectural ceiling elements made from finished metal plates with designs pressed into them. Metal ceilings can be made from aluminum, steel, or galvanized iron. Metal ceilings add strength to the structure and are highly durable compared to other ceiling materials.

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15 Types of Hardwood Flooring | Best Hardwood Floor For Home | Types of Wood Flooring

Civiconcepts

Introduction To Hardwood Floors Hardwood flooring is one type of permanent floor that gives the appearance of wood, whether it is made up of synthetic lumber or natural lumber. Also, … 15 Types of Hardwood Flooring | Best Hardwood Floor For Home | Types of Wood Flooring Read More ».

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Christopher Alexander Obituary

Natural Building

Christopher Alexander, architect, academic and writer, died 17 March 2022; he was 85 years old. Christopher saw buildings and cities as living frameworks for human beings. He sought “to provide a complete working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building and planning”.

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Governor’s Report: No Slowing Down For Arizona

Business Facilities

Post-pandemic growth is propelled by policies that keep an eye on what companies are seeking for success. .

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The Specialty Contractor's Guide to Job Cost Accounting

Supply chain challenges and rising material costs are forcing specialty contractors to pay more for what they need to complete each job. Following a simple set of principles, this easy-to-follow guide can help you manage job costs, ease the pains of accounting, and run a more profitable businesses.

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The Connected Construction Professional Series: Operations and Project Management Roles

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How Connected Construction Solutions Can Simplify Your Work, Reduce the Typical Project Headaches, and Get You Home in Time for Dinner for a Change. Construction Best Practices

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LEAN Construction Facts

Job Order Contracting

LEAN Construction FACTS. Core principles of LEAN and LEAN construction predate TOYOTA and TPS. LEAN solutions that integrate People, Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery and that are capable of 30%-40% cost savings are readily available.

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What is a Housewrap and Why is it Important?

The Constructor

Housewrap is a synthetic material used to wrap the exterior of a building to protect the wall frames from external moisture penetration. A housewrap is technically referred to as a water-resistant barrier (WRB), a lightweight sheet installed behind the siding and sheathing of the house.

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Types Of Gutters | 22 Different Types of Gutters | Rain Gutter Downspout | Best Types of Rain Gutter For House

Civiconcepts

Introduction To Gutters We would like to place new gutters on our property, but we need to choose an effective design that matches the features of our home.

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. Over half of respondents see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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Examining the Labor Shortage

Construction Business Owner

Examining the Labor Shortage. Kathy Wells. Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:04. “It It feels like a perfect storm… A hurricane and a tornado, all rolled up into one.”. Dr. Rachel Sederberg didn’t mince words when describing the seriousness of the labor shortage in the United States.

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Bridgestone Will Invest $550M In Tennessee Manufacturing Expansion

Business Facilities

To support growing demand in the commercial vehicle sector, Nashville-based Bridgestone will create 380 jobs at its truck and bus radial tire plant in Morrison, TN. Meanwhile, Ventcon grows in Madison County.

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The Connected Construction Professional Series: Construction HR and Payroll Professionals

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at how connected construction solutions are streamlining contractors’ HR processes. Construction Best Practices

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Learnings from JOC Program Audits and AEC Industry Research

Job Order Contracting

There are multiple learnings from JOC Program Audits ( see audit results ).

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Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

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How to Minimize Rate of Evaporation from Concrete Surface?

The Constructor

A high rate of evaporation from the concrete surface leads to quality, durability, and potential strength-related issues. Plastic shrinkage cracks are highly likely to occur if the evaporation rate is higher than 1 Kg/m2/hour.

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Total Construction Starts Surge in July

Contractor Magazine

Mega projects led gains, but details show broad-based construction expansion. Construction Data

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The Shifting Perspective of Rental Equipment

Construction Business Owner

The Shifting Perspective of Rental Equipment. ccapoccia. Tue, 08/23/2022 - 14:32. Rental is a relatively young industry, and it’s continuing to grow each year, with more contractors renting than ever before. Even with supply chain issues and labor shortages, U.S.