July, 2023

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7 Ways to Prolong Equipment Life

Construction Business Owner

7 Ways to Prolong Equipment Life ccapoccia Sun, 07/30/2023 - 17:24 Staying competitive in the construction industry requires meeting deadlines, reducing operational costs and maximizing equipment availability. Equipment downtime at a construction site can severely compromise project schedules and result in the loss of revenue, so it’s vital to keep vehicles and equipment operating properly.

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Talent and Tech: The Keys to Unlocking Prefabrication Success 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

In the race to meet surging construction demand and reduce risk, the industry is turning to innovative solutions such as prefabrication and modular construction to increase productivity and protect margins. This shift isn't just a passing trend; the prefabricated buildings market is expected to surpass $227.7 billion by 2023 , with a steady CAGR of 6.85%.

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Nonresidential construction spending shrinks for first time in 11 months

Construction Dive

While year-over-year spending remains positive, segments such as commercial construction and infrastructure posted declines in May.

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Slanted Walls Don't Miter

Revit OpEd

What if I'm asked to create a vertical bottom wall that will transition into a slanted upper wall? Initially the wall configuration looks like the walls on the left in the following image. I added another vertical wall at the top of the slanted portion just for fun. Each wall doesn't know anything about the other so there is no attempt by Revit to miter them together.

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Future-Proof Your Firm: Discover the Power of Next Gen Construction ERP

In the face of rising customer expectations and evolving industry standards, staying ahead in construction demands innovation. A Next Generation Construction ERP is designed to meet these challenges head-on. By integrating this advanced system into your tech stack, you empower your team with a single source of truth, enhancing decision-making and operational efficiency.

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Navigating homelessness with modular building solutions

BD+C

Navigating homelessness with modular building solutions 0 dbarista Wed, 07/12/2023 - 14:47 San Francisco-based architect Chuck Bloszies, FAIA, SE, LEED AP, discusses his firm's designs for Navigation Centers, temporary housing for the homeless in northern California. MFPRO+ Video Modular Building Multifamily Housing Affordable Housing Apartments Contractors Designers Designers / Specifiers / Landscape Architects Engineers Architects Building Owners San Francisco-based architect Chuck Bloszies, F

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Why PPE is the Last Line of Defense

Construction Business Owner

Why PPE is the Last Line of Defense Believe it or not, the answer isn’t just wearing the right PPE. mhodges Wed, 07/05/2023 - 09:33 Every year, millions of workers get injured on the job, and a significant number of reported occupational injuries are hand related. Depending on the severity, not only do these injuries have a huge medical cost associated with them but are also expensive in terms of lost productivity and wages.

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Former Carillion director banned for 11 years

Construction Enquirer

The former finance chief of Carillion has been banned from being a company director for 11 years. Zafar Khan voluntarily agreed with the disqualification by the Insolvency Service who are also pursuing cases against other former Carillion directors. A spokesperson said: “The Insolvency Service, acting on behalf of The Secretary of State for Business and Trade, has accepted a disqualification undertaking from Zafar Iqbal Khan for 11 years for his conduct as a director of Carillion Plc.

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The infrastructure act was historic. Now, we need workers to get the job done.

Construction Dive

To make the most of public works dollars, the construction industry should support foreign-born and diverse applicants entering the workforce, says New York Building Congress CEO Carlo Scissura.

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Revealing the Past: The Importance of Property Surveys

Wolgast Corporation

If you’re looking to purchase a property or building for your business, most financial institutions require you to have a property survey to qualify for their loans. Some owners who use a cash transaction don’t always get a property survey, but if they did, they could prevent many issues by knowing all the details and history about their property. When buying a property, having a survey helps you identify potential issues for using the property the way you intend, either by building or expanding

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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Cultivating Construction Company Productivity Through Staff Training

Contractor Bookkeeping

When it comes to the construction industry, employee training and development is crucial for success. Providing employees with the necessary skills and knowledge can make their work more efficient and effective, leading to higher-quality results and increased productivity. From safety training to technical skills development, a variety of areas can be focused on in construction employee training and development programs.

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Cloud-Based Construction Estimating Software: The Easiest Way to Estimate

Viewpoint Construction Technology

There are many reasons to adopt integrated construction software, including flexibility, organization, and project management.

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Controlling Costs for Construction Companies

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Featured Thu, 07/27/2023 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Eastern If you're tired of tedious, costly financial processes slowing down your construction company's growth, this one's for you. Join us for a candid conversation with Cindy Morton from Anchored Tiny Homes about how to control costs and increase visibility by leveraging technology to streamline your business' finances.

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Rydon pays out £27m for Grenfell civil claim settlement

Construction Enquirer

Grenfell contractor Rydon has revealed a provision of £26.7m to cover the cost of its part in the settlement earlier this year with more than 900 survivors and bereaved family members of the tragedy. The provision is also understood to include the potential outcome of ongoing talks with individuals not included in the BSR Cohort 1 group civil case settlement.

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The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right procurement software is a crucial step in ensuring third-party risk management, process governance, and bidding efficiency. 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 will cover: Benefits of Procurement Software –– Why do you need it?

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Recessionary conditions likely in next year

Construction Dive

Weakening global and national economies, mixed with high borrowing costs and excess inflation, are poking holes in construction’s outlook, said Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

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10 ways public aquatic centers and recreation centers benefit community health

BD+C

10 ways public aquatic centers and recreation centers benefit community health 0 dbarista Wed, 07/26/2023 - 09:51 Sports and Recreational Facilities A new report from HMC Architects explores the critical role aquatic centers and recreation centers play in society and how they can make a lasting, positive impact on the people they serve. Sports and Recreational Facilities Contractors Designers Designers / Specifiers / Landscape Architects Engineers Facility Managers Architects Building Owners Ind

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Adapting Your Construction Business To A Slower Economy

Contractor Bookkeeping

It's hard to go a day without reading something in the news about the state of the economy. Whether it's interest rates rising or the cost of living, there's no getting around the fact that in 2023 there are many doing it more demanding than a few years ago. But while there are some economic challenges for individuals and businesses, it's important not to go too far down the rabbit hole.

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How Interoperability in Construction is Changing the Game

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Tracking information can be difficult. But in construction, you often can’t afford to forget something. Learn about Interoperability in construction.

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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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Transitioning From Hard Hats to Safety Helmets

Construction Business Owner

Transitioning From Hard Hats to Safety Helmets ccapoccia Sun, 07/30/2023 - 17:34 Over the course of a century, the construction industry has become synonymous with the sight of workers proudly donning brightly hued hard hats. Serving as an iconic representation of the industry itself, these hard hats have come to symbolize a rite of passage for new entrants into the field of construction.

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Hollywood film studio pauses £600m Hertfordshire job

Construction Enquirer

The owners of Hollywood’s Sunset Studios have put on hold plans to build a £600m film production base in Hertfordshire. Contractor ISG, which signed a pre-construction services agreement to build the vast film studio complex late last year, is now standing down its supply chain. A supplier told the Enquirer : “We’ve been waiting around to confirm start and schedule dates and now have received notification from ISG that everything is on hold. “It’s a real set back be

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Gilbane-Turner JV misses initial diversity goals on Bills stadium

Construction Dive

Local legislator April Baskin has taken the group to task for not making it easier for local, underrepresented businesses to take part in the $1.5 billion build.

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Transforming the AEC Industry with Technology: The Walls AEC Story

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Walls AEC , a dynamic architecture, engineering, and contracting company with operations in Lebanon and Kuwait, is making waves in the industry through its technology-driven approach and unwavering commitment to digital progress. By continually adapting to the latest advancements in the field and incorporating innovative solutions into their projects, Walls AEC has established itself as a forward-thinking player in architecture, engineering, and construction.

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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. If you are a Specialty Contractor or Self-performing GC, you do not want to miss out on this essential guide!

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The Rundown To Running Your Own Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

Getting your construction business up and running and making a profit is usually much more complicated than it sounds. So let's focus on honing the skills you'll need to make it happen by acquiring these yourself or consulting professionals to help you. What it means to be your own boss Being your own boss might sound like it is the ultimate ticket to freedom and financial success – and it can be.

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The latest 'five in focus' healthcare interior design trends

BD+C

The latest 'five in focus' healthcare interior design trends 0 qpurcell Tue, 07/25/2023 - 09:45 Designers HMC Architects’ Five in Focus blog series explores the latest trends, ideas, and innovations shaping the future of healthcare design. Sergio Lechuga, CID Healthcare Facilities Designers Architects AEC Tech Interior Architecture Resiliency Welcome to HMC Architects’ Five in Focus blog series, where we explore the latest trends, ideas, and innovations shaping the future of architecture and des

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5 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Loan

Construction Business Owner

5 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Loan ccapoccia Wed, 07/26/2023 - 00:30 Every business finds itself in need of a loan or line of credit at some point, and for small businesses the need often arises at critical junctures for their very survival. Whether just starting out or looking to grow your business, being able to access a line of credit — expected or unexpected — provides a necessary cushion to survive, and ultimately thrive.

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45 construction workers killed on site last year

Construction Enquirer

Forty-five construction workers were killed in site accidents last year according to the latest official figures from the Health and Safety Executive. The figure is sharply up on last year’s 29 fatalities and higher than the five-year average of 37 annual deaths. Construction made up a third of the 135 workers killed in work-related accidents across all industries in the UK in the 12 months to March 2023.

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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. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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Ford supplier invests $790M to build 3 Tennessee plants

Construction Dive

Magna International will produce key parts for Ford’s second-generation electric truck, and is the first company to join the automaker’s supplier park.

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Digital Builder Ep 57: Global Construction Professionals Share Their Thoughts on Protecting Margins

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The bestselling author Robert Kiyosaki famously said that when it comes to wealth, “It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep.” This quote primarily relates to personal finance, but his advice also rings true in the construction industry. While bringing in large projects and generating revenue is essential, it’s equally important to manage profit effectively and ensure healthy margins.

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Finding The Right Construction Talent And Common Onboarding Mistakes

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a business owner, you know the right people are crucial to your construction company's success. The best employees can help you achieve your business goals, improve productivity, and drive growth. But finding the people best suited to your team can be daunting, and sometimes it's easy to hire someone who seems okay rather than taking the time to find the best fit.