December, 2022

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A Guide to Eco-Friendly Construction

Construction Marketing

As we suffer from climate change and temperatures rise over the years, we must adapt our lifestyles. Recently, the focus on sustainable living has increased. Sustainable living refers to incorporating environmentally friendly policies.

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5 Ways to Master a Construction Work-in-Progress Report

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Want to better understand your construction projects' financial health? The secret is timely, accurate work-in-progress (WIP) reporting. Construction Best Practices

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How to Optimize Load Distribution for Bends and Shear Walls

The Constructor

Regarding construction, one of the most important things to keep in mind is load distribution. Properly distributed loads help prevent damage and failure to bends and shear walls. However, common mistakes when distributing loads can lead to costly repairs or accidents.

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Sharing Your Budget Streamlines the Pre-Construction Phase

Wolgast Corporation

Here is one secret of the trade to save significant time during pre-construction, by giving your contractor a ballpark budget before design and/or estimating starts, an owner can take a shortcut in the preliminary phase and get to construction sooner.

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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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5 tips to improve construction workforce management

Lets Build

The global construction market is worth trillions —and it’s still growing each year. The industry is crucial for economic growth and development, providing the foundation for basically every other industry to operate on.

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7 Tips For Finding The Right Heavy Equipment Dealer

Construction Marketing

Managing a contraction site or other related projects requires investing in heavy equipment like excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, trenchers, graders, and compactors, among others. There are several benefits of utilizing these machines.

Equipment 196
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Construction Trends Shaping the Industry in 2023

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Catch up on some important construction trends from 2022, and discover some of the key trends and exciting opportunities to expect in the year ahead. Construction Technology/News

Viewpoint 169
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Dowel Bars: Purpose, Placement, and Advantages

The Constructor

A dowel bar is a small, round, smooth steel rod used to connect any concrete slab, column, or pavement mechanically without limiting the flexibility of the horizontal joint.

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Robot Builds with Adobe, Straw and Limestone

Natural Building

The five men who created Terran Robotics believe their adobe construction process offers a viable and cost-effective solution to the soaring cost of owning a home. They make thick walls with a mixture of clay-rich mud, shredded straw and limestone slurry.

Indiana 83
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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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Tips for High Volume Hiring

ExactHire - Restaurants

Organizations pursuing high-volume hiring propel job creation and fuel economic growth. Unfortunately, filling high-volume requisitions isn’t for the faint of heart. When you’re dealing with mass hiring, you need creative and practical ways to complete it.

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What Is Architecture | 8 Types of Architects | Different Types of Architecture | Top Architecture Types With Pictures

Civiconcepts

Introduction To Architecture Before we start Let’s discuss architecture first. So, What is Architecture?

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Pros And Cons Of Using Concrete In Commercial Stairs

Construction Marketing

Commercial stairs could carry high volumes of foot traffic daily so they need to be strong enough to withstand trampling. Although concrete seems stark and cold, it may be the perfect material for constructing stairs in commercial buildings.

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Budgeting in Australia’s Construction Industry: Opportunities for 2023

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Our construction industry outlook below explores some of the key measures outlined in the Federal Budget and reveals what they could mean for your con. Construction Technology/News

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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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What are Patterns of Foundation Heave?

The Constructor

Foundation heave is the movement of expansive soil due to changes in its moisture content. The foundation heave occurs in various patterns like doming, edge, cyclic, and lateral movement. Differential movement of expansive soil is more damaging than a uniform heave.

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The History of the Straw Bale Revival with Matts Myhrman

Natural Building

The Last Straw recently published this Oral History of The Straw Building Revival with Matts Myhrman. The Last Straw: So, Matts, when you were younger did you have any sense that you would end up building with bales? Matts Myhrman: Not in the slightest.

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3 ways to avoid defects in construction

Lets Build

The success of any construction project relies on scheduling, costs, and the quality of the finished product. One of the major reasons that construction managers must schedule rework and fight against claims is defects.

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Types of Air Conditioners | 8 Best Types Of AC | Popular Air Conditioning Types With Pros & Cons | Types of Air Conditioning System

Civiconcepts

Introduction To Air Conditioners An Air Conditioning system is a type of electrical device it is used for the removal of heat and moisture from the interior of an occupied … Types of Air Conditioners | 8 Best Types Of AC | Popular Air Conditioning Types With Pros & Cons | Types of Air Conditioning System Read More ».

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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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Best Practices For Future-Proofing Your Long-Term Construction Site

Construction Marketing

According to OSHA, 1 in 5 deaths among US workers occur in the construction industry. Knowing the risks associated with construction, site managers must focus on safety and security on-site.

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Why Your Generic Document Management Solution Needs an Upgrade

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How does Viewpoint For Projects (VFP) compare to generic document management systems when it comes to organising construction project documentation? Construction Best Practices

Viewpoint 169
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Earthing: Procedure, Types, and Advantages

The Constructor

Earthing is the instantaneous discharge of electrical energy by passing charges directly to the earth using a low-resistance cable. Different types of the earth are used to link the metallic parts of electrical appliances or installations to the earth to prevent or lessen the risk of electrocution.

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Natural Building - Untitled Article

Natural Building

Atelier Daniel Florez was invited to complete a new beach pavilion as a cluster of three, giant pergolas made of laminated wood and bamboo at Hotel Kilombo Villas in Tibau do Sul, Brazil.

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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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Common challenges of residential construction projects

Lets Build

The Association of Professional Builders’ 2022 annual report on the state of residential construction included some alarming findings: Almost one-third of global residential construction projects were delivered late in 2021.

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30 Types Of Shed | Different Types Of Shed In Backyard | Types Of Backyard Shed | Best Shed Styles Designs

Civiconcepts

Introduction To Shed There is a number of factors to take into consideration while you are thinking about creating the shed in your backyard.

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PROVEN FORMULA FOR EFFICIENT FACILITIES Repair, Renovation, Maintenance, and New Construction

Job Order Contracting

PROVEN FORMULA FOR EFFICIENT FACILITIES Repair, Renovation, Maintenance, and New Construction. Robust Process Integration + Common Shared Cost/Technical Information + Supporting Tech = Measurably Improved Cost Management.

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How to Transform Your Construction Accounts Payable Process

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn how you can make your AP process faster and easier by removing paper processes while turning your AP department into a profit center. Viewpoint Technology

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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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AI The Future of Construction Safety

The Constructor

Construction safety is a critical concern in the construction industry, and its importance is only increasing due to the escalating complexity of projects and challenges.

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The New Economy vs. the Old Economy

Construction Business Owner

The New Economy vs. the Old Economy. ccapoccia. Tue, 12/20/2022 - 10:39. Trying to interpret which way the economy will go is confusing and uncertain, even for those whose primary responsibility is doing so. There are many competing views on whether we’re in a recession and how long it will last.

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Construction quality management: Everything you need to know

Lets Build

It’s a curious paradox that few industries are as tightly regulated and controlled as the construction sector, yet at the same time, few industries are as vulnerable to unexpected events. From ambient weather to subcontractor failures, construction projects can be derailed in numerous ways.