September, 2019

What’s Your Company’s Crisis Plan?

Surveyor

When disaster strikes, having the right technology and a solid plan in place can ensure limited business disruption

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Tech 101: Reality Capture

Construction Dive

Used for years by firms like Clark, Skanska and PCL, reality capture is the undisputed tool for conceptualizing built environments in useful data models, experts explain in this primer on the technology

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Learn About Construction – 10 Best Ways

cnstrctr

When I started my career in construction one of the biggest challenges I faced was how to learn about construction and the industry. Initially I looked into taking university or college courses, than resorted to reading books and finally to online blogs and articles.

Excavation Hazards- Affects and Prevention Measures

The Constructor

Different types of hazards are associated with excavation of soil. for instance, failure of soils at sides of trenches and pits, movement of. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Construction Safety Excavation

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How To Make More Money In Construction With SWOT Analysis

Contractor Bookkeeping

Developing a comprehensive strategy for your construction business can be about as much fun as wrestling a pig in the mud because: It is slippery and hard to get control over it. It will wear you out and frustrate you to no end. You will swear it is a complete waste of time.

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5 Intriguing Stats on Construction Data and the Jobsite

Surveyor

A brief look at five intriguing stats about construction data collection from the field

Construction-related podcasts inspire and educate

Construction Dive

The AEC industry has a surprising offering of easy-to-stream and digestible podcasts with knowledgeable hosts and enlightening guests

EPA Rolls Back Proposed “Waters of the United States” Definition

Green Building Law Update

Last Thursday the EPA and Department of the Army announced that the agencies are repealing a 2015 rule that had proposed to expand the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

How Big Data is transforming the construction industry

Lets Build

The reason big data has garnered so much attention in recent years is that it not only is relevant across all industries but its value in terms of application in the digital age is almost limitless. Take the construction industry, for example.

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

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

You Don’t Need Google Reviews… Until You Get a Negative One

Contractor Magazine

You should respond to all reviews, but especially the negative reviews

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Construction Lead Generation – The Definitive Guide

Construction Marketing

The new and improved Construction Lead Generation Guide will share the results of our most recent Lead Generation Survey. Importantly, the guide details the current state of the top two services: Dodge Data & Analytics , and ConstructConnect. Next, the guide identifies several other construction lead sources that tend to specialize in regions, type of construction project or service offerings.

Selling an Experience

Surveyor

How your construction organization treats its clients and the construction experience it provides can make or break long-term success

$15B California school construction bond to go before voters

Construction Dive

The move would offer a lot of benefits for contractors that specialize in school construction, but it has also raised questions about the role that project labor agreements play in the measure

Greenbuild – The Target Rich Environment for Green People

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “how can I expand my green building business?” And I have offered the same response for more than a decade – attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (. yes, you will have to talk with people while you are there).

BIM software guide: 3D is nice but data is what you need

Lets Build

What is BIM software? That’s a question that lately is attracting more and more attention to the construction industry. Interestingly enough, there are many different answers to it, as well.

Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Moret

Business Facilities

Artificial intelligence won’t be making site selection decisions any time soon, according to Virginia Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Stephen Moret. Read: Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Moret at BusinessFacilities.com.

Smart City Building

Contractor Magazine

The autonomous smart building is the secret formula for building a smart city

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How Construction Forecasting Software Can Benefit Your Company and Power Your Growth

Surveyor

Why contractors are increasingly turning to leading-edge construction management software to harness data and intelligence for future growth

Returning lawmakers could move on several infrastructure bills, including $287B highway act

Construction Dive

As Congress begins its fall session today, it faces many issues of importance to the industry, such as road construction and replacing military project funds deferred for the wall

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Radon Caused More Than 21,000 Deaths Last Year

Green Building Law Update

Radon causes more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. every year. Despite that it is totally preventable, radon is the number one lung cancer killer in nonsmokers. Radon is widely described as the primary source of indoor and household air pollution in the U.S.

Safe Bearing Capacity values of Different Soils

The Constructor

The capacity of the soil to allow the loads coming from the foundation is called bearing capacity of the soil. It is essential to know the bearing. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Soil Engineering bearing capacity Safe Bearing Capacity of Soil

Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One

Business Facilities

New Mexico, already a thriving location for TV and motion picture production, aims to become the go-to place for video game development. Read: Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One at BusinessFacilities.com.

Incoming PHCC President Jonathan Moyer: Protecting the Image of the Trades

Contractor Magazine

Recently, CONTRACTOR caught up to Moyer to talk about his upcoming tenure as president, and about the industry

5 Steps to Better Project Communication

Construction Business Owner

Process connectivity encourages the team to apply foresight and anticipate potential claims categories to help eliminate surprises over the course of the work. Identifying weaknesses during preplanning is a straightforward way to put the company and managers in a better position to adapt and adjust.

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Cold storage: a hot construction niche

Construction Dive

Demand on several fronts is driving both new construction and renovation of cold storage facilities, which take longer to build than standard warehouses

Why Another Tool Is Needed to Reduce Safety Risks

FDR Safety

Below have demonstrated substantial improvement over the past 25 years. Figure 1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Safety Data. Rate Change Over Time Period. Percent Change. TRIR (Total Record Incident Rate). to 3.1. 63% decrease. Total rate (Case rate for days away Since 1992, US businesses, governmental agencies, and industry have substantially reduced the number of recordable injuries.

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High Range Water Reducing Admixture- Influences, and Applications

The Constructor

It is defined as an admixture that reduces the quantity of mixing water required to produce concrete of a given consistency by 12 % or greater, as. Concrete Admixtures Concrete Admixtures Guide Concrete Technology How To Guide

Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

Business Facilities

The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car. Read: Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs at BusinessFacilities.com.

Off-site Modular Construction: Building for the Future

Contractor Magazine

Since the construction industry began to rebound in 2013, demand for modular off-site construction has increased. Between 2014 and 2017, the market is estimated to have progressed by 26% and is set to grow another 4% per year from 2018 to 2020.

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How to Secure Coveted Government Contracts

Construction Business Owner

Every year, the federal government and state governments award billions in construction contracts. According to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), in 2018, the 20 federal agencies that spent the most on construction awarded $27 billion in contracts. How can you get a slice of that pie?

Upgraded college stadiums kick off football season

Construction Dive

With more comfortable seating, high-speed wireless access and other new amenities, construction projects at these seven venues have given fans even more reason to cheer

Ribbon Cut on Engineering Innovation Hub at SUNY New Paltz

PC Construction

Tuesday marked the official opening of the Engineering Innovation Hub at SUNY New Paltz. The 19,500-square-foot academic facility will advance the offerings of the College’s engineering program and promote collaboration between the College and local. All Education & Campus Projects