August, 2023

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Big Data and AI in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at big data and AI in construction, their use cases, and how you might be more familiar with the concepts than you think.

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7 Tips for Aligning Your Project Management Workflows & Construction Technology

Construction Business Owner

7 Tips for Aligning Your Project Management Workflows & Construction Technology How to achieve the best possible project management — and how an integrated, cloud-based construction software solution can help mhodges Wed, 08/30/2023 - 09:38 Effectively managing today’s construction projects can be a complex, exhaustive process. Project managers must stay on top of subcontracted costs, bids, deadlines and materials while also juggling jobsite duties and office paperwork — an overwhelming task tha

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Credible Construction Estimate Core Elements

Job Order Contracting

A credible construction cost estimate is required prior to engaging in procurement. The follow elements are common to a credible construction cost estimate. Credible Cost Estimate Core Elements #1 Objectivity – The information used and those invovled in the creation of the construction cost estimate must be objective. Primary data sources should be used whenever possible.

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As US labor demand cools, construction is still hot

Construction Dive

In many industries, job openings and worker quit rates dropped last month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For construction, the labor pool is still too shallow.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Gaining a Healthcare Junior Partner to Plan Your Succession

Wolgast Corporation

Approximately 10 years or more is needed for healthcare practice owners to prepare to retire. 1 As doctors become owners of their practice, they may not yet be thinking about retirement, however succession planning should start very early as part of their business plan and then adjusted as time goes on and retirement becomes more than a thought. One ideal method of transitioning into retirement is to enlist a junior partner who also wants to be a practice owner, eventually.

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Construction Industry Trends: July 2023 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins.

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Inside FAE USA’s History, Future Plans & Leadership

Construction Business Owner

Inside FAE USA’s History, Future Plans & Leadership ccapoccia Wed, 08/30/2023 - 17:06 My first CONEXPO/CON-AGG was exciting — the record-breaking show featured more than 3 million net square feet of exhibits, with a plethora of educational sessions, products, and exhibitors. But I left CONEXPO with more than a deeper appreciation for the construction industry: I won an exclusive trip to tour the FAE USA headquarters and meet CEO Giorgio Carera.

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How To Choose the Best Hung Windows for Your House?

Civiconcepts

Choosing windows for your home can be a daunting task. There are many options to choose from, and you need to consider various performance factors if you want to buy … How To Choose the Best Hung Windows for Your House?

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Sea-Tac greenlights Hensel Phelps for $900M S Concourse contract

Construction Dive

AECOM, HOK and Jacobs are also involved in the $1.5 billion effort to modernize the 50-year-old international passenger hub, just one of many upgrades happening at the Seattle airport.

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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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The pros and cons of becoming a subcontractor

Fieldwire

Choosing to be a subcontractor can mean a reliable source of work without seeking new clients or being employed by a company. However, it can come with some significant drawbacks — pay may be less reliable, taxes may be more complicated and you’ll probably have less control over who you work with on a day-to-day basis. Here are the most important advantages and disadvantages of working as a subcontractor — and how to know if it’s a good fit for you compared to the life of a contractor.

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Ilke Homes modular factory raided after kit auction

Construction Enquirer

Machinery and equipment has been stolen from the North Yorkshire factory of collapsed modular house builder ilke Homes. The raid occurred shortly after an auction earlier this month of the firm’s kit after it fell into administration in June. The sale was designed to raise funds for creditors after Ilke went under owing £320m. One buyer said: “We successfully bid for some lots in the auction then were told most things had been stolen when the factory was raided that weekend. “I

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Digital Builder Ep 60: How Innovation and Technology Intersect

Autodesk Construction Cloud

While aesthetics plays a crucial role in construction, sometimes the most impressive facilities aren't only those with the most visually stunning features. Often times they’re the ones that provide seamless and intuitive experiences for their users. This is especially true in transportation centers like airports, cruise ports, and terminals, where clear navigation and user-centric design are paramount.

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The 3 P’s of Project Management

Construction Business Owner

The 3 P’s of Project Management ccapoccia Sun, 08/27/2023 - 13:08 Project management is an essential function of any organization offering services in the skilled trades. Project managers feel they are overutilized and underappreciated by owners, managers, subcontractors and customers. Meanwhile, owners and managers wonder why their teams cannot consistently produce profitable projects with happy customers.

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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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How to design for adaptive reuse: Don’t reinvent the wheel

BD+C

How to design for adaptive reuse: Don’t reinvent the wheel 0 qpurcell Thu, 08/17/2023 - 09:52 Adaptive Reuse Gresham Smith demonstrates the opportunities of adaptive reuse, specifically reusing empty big-box retail and malls, many of which sit unused or underutilized across the country. University Buildings Mixed-Use Retail Centers Shopping Centers Designers Adaptive Reuse In a very short period of time, our economy has changed.

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Construction’s manufacturing boom: Mapping the biggest facilities underway in the US

Construction Dive

Construction Dive tracks the top projects focused on products such as semiconductors, EV batteries, food, cars and consumer goods since the CHIPS Act was signed last August.

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7 Things Contractors Need to Know About Retainage

Fieldwire

Construction is one of the hardest industries to manage cash flow in, with contractors often facing large up-front costs and frequent, long delays between expenses and payment. The industry’s retainage practices throw another wrinkle into the process. While retainage is sometimes used in predatory ways, contractors can protect themselves by understanding the rules, their rights, and the tools available to them to collect what’s due.

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Scrapping of EU pollution rules to unlock 140,000 homes

Construction Enquirer

House builders have welcomed the government’s plan to scrap nutrient neutrality rules that have stalled construction of thousands of new homes. Currently, legacy EU laws on nutrient neutrality are blocking the delivery of new homes, including cases where planning permission has already been granted. Announcing plans to scrap the ‘defective’ EU laws, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities secretary, Michael Gove said: “The way EU rules have been applied has held us back. “T

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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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Aftermarket Cat Parts Success Stories

Learn Civil Engineering

In the world of heavy machinery and equipment, Caterpillar is a renowned name, known for its reliability and performance. However, the cost of genuine Caterpillar parts can sometimes present a significant challenge for equipment owners and businesses. Fortunately, the aftermarket market offers an alternative solution, providing cost-effective options without compromising on quality.

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Harness the Power of Estimating Data to Grow Your Business

Construction Business Owner

Harness the Power of Estimating Data to Grow Your Business ccapoccia Sun, 08/27/2023 - 12:23 Estimating is the foundation of every profitable construction business. Accurate takeoffs are important for getting the correct material and labor quantities for your project. But if you’re submitting bids without analyzing past project data, you’re missing out on valuable insights to prepare the most accurate estimate.

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The programmatic evolution of the lobby

BD+C

The programmatic evolution of the lobby 0 qpurcell Mon, 08/14/2023 - 14:21 Office Buildings Ian Reves, Managing Director for IA's Atlanta studio, shares how design can shape a lobby into an office mainstay. Ian Reves High-rise Construction Office Buildings Headquarters Designers Architects Building Owners Interior Architecture When the calendar flipped to 2023, many property owners and managers—as well as tenants of office buildings—asked, “Finally, is this the year people come back on site?

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Google invests $1.7B in Ohio data center campuses

Construction Dive

The pledge will support all three of the tech giant’s facilities in the state in Columbus, Lancaster and New Albany.

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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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Punch List 101

Fieldwire

What is a punch list? A punch list (also called a snag list, deficiency list, or punch out list), according to the online Business Dictionary , is “a document listing work that does not conform to contract specifications, usually attached to a certificate of substantial completion.” Put simply, it is a list of to-do’s that need to be completed before a project can be considered finished.

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How to get ahead in the construction business with FL Crane & Sons 

Construction Today

FL Crane & Sons is an employee-owned construction company specializing in commercial construction. Founded only two years after the end of World War II by Floy Lee Crane in Fulton, Mississippi, the firm has since grown year-on-year, becoming one of the leading construction companies operating in the southeastern United States. Last year, the FL Crane & Sons’ team celebrated 75 years in business.

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Construction Tech Tips You Wish You Knew Sooner

Autodesk Construction Cloud

For the last few years, global construction firms have had to scale technology adoption and implementation at a rapid pace. In fact, our research at Autodesk found that cloud-based collaboration activity grew 2.5x between 2020 and 2022. Given the acceleration of digital transformation, a construction professional’s ability to adopt and utilize construction technologies to their maximum potential has never been more critical to ensuring business and project success in addition to career advanceme

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing Your Second-in-Command

Construction Business Owner

A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing Your Second-in-Command ccapoccia Thu, 08/24/2023 - 09:33 The “think small” and “hire cheap” philosophies permeate many small- and medium-size construction companies where the owner is still involved in all aspects of the business. As companies evolve, oftentimes the tendency is to hire the lowest cost solution with only today in mind, versus keeping what you will need when your company doubles in size front of mind.

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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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How designers and architects can mitigate flooring’s impact on indoor air quality

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Tarkett North America. By Roxane Spears Chronic respiratory illness, including asthma and allergies, have been on the rise in the U.S. over the past few decades. 1 One influence on the increasing rates of asthma and allergies is poor indoor air quality (IAQ) and the presence of indoor pollutants. 2 Many flooring products have historically been manufactured with chemicals such as ortho-phthalates, formaldehyde, and per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that, when emitted from

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Contractors adopt electric equipment to fight rising prices

Construction Dive

Making the switch from diesel brings lower operating and maintenance costs, as well as federal and state tax incentives, according to an industry expert.

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QA and QC in Construction

Fieldwire

“Quality Assurance” and “Quality Control” are often times mistakenly used as interchangeable terms when discussing the broad issue of quality in construction; however, these two terms actually describe very different activities. Although both work towards the delivery of a final product that meets the project’s specifications and customer’s expectations, they arrive at the outcome in two very different ways.