May, 2019

Construction Marketing Strategies That Won’t Demolish Your Budget

Construction Marketing

If you hope to expand the client base for your construction company, excellent marketing is essential. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Several time-tested strategies won’t strain your budget. Here are seven smart, cost-effective ideas for maximizing your marketing reach. Leverage Search Engine Optimization. In today’s world, people turn to the internet when they want information. That makes an appealing, user-friendly website is vital.

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Attracting the next-generation workforce, and no, we don’t mean Millennials

BD+C

Gen Tech. Gen Wii. Net Gen. Digital Natives. Homeland Generation. Plurals. iGeneration. If these descriptions of the next generation of our workforce sound like a foreign language to you, you’ll want to pay close attention. Millennials are no longer “the next generation.”

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4 Moves Toward a Project-Planning Method That Does More Than Check Boxes

Construction Business Owner

The first question a leader should ask is: Do we have an operational standard for preconstruction being used by every project manager, estimator and superintendent/foreman? If the answer is no, you have your first obstacle to overcome.

Dollar Saving Tips for Contractors

Surveyor

Sometimes, staying in the green can be difficult with large budgets and complex projects that have many details and variables. From designing effectively to reducing waste, we have come up with seven tips and best practices that can help contractors stay above water. Design Effectively.

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

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

GSA Reviews more than 100 Green Building Systems and Selects 5

Green Building Law Update

Section 436(h) of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 requires the General Services Administration’s Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings to complete a review of high performance building certification systems every 5 years.

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Choosing the Right Size Dumpster For Your Next Project

Construction Marketing

Every construction project results in waste that has to be eliminated to create space for free movement of people and things. The trash is usually created when certain structures are demolished.

OSHA is asking for input on the Control of Hazardous Energy

FDR Safety

On May 20, 2019, OSHA published an RFI asking for input on the Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) as shown below. link]. The control of hazardous energy is regulated under OSHA’s control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard.

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STEM Leaders: Moving To The Head Of The Class

Business Facilities

The battle for America’s future as a global technology leader is being waged in locations that have initiated innovative programs to increase the number of graduates with STEM skills. Read: STEM Leaders: Moving To The Head Of The Class at BusinessFacilities.com.

Paper vs. Clunky Software vs. Integrated Construction Solution

Surveyor

Place your bets. Who will win the construction heavyweight belt? Paper. It’s always there when you need it.

Recycled Restaurant Waste Cooking Oil Can Trigger Insurance Pollution Exclusion

Green Building Law Update

In a case having broad implications given the wide mandatory recycling of restaurant waste cooking oil across the country, in a decision filed on April 29, 2019, a federal appeals court held that contaminated recycled fat could trigger the “pollution exclusion” in an insurance policy.

Video game-like tech draws younger, more skeptical workforce to construction

Construction Dive

The modern jobsite's move to simulators, controllers, VR headsets and more is bucking the perspective that careers in the industry are all grunt work

How to Assess Your Water Heater to Determine if it Needs a Repair

Construction Marketing

You probably never put much thought into it, but a water heater is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. You use it to heat the shower, cooking water, hand washing and a lot more. These are things that are easy to ignore, until you can’t have them.

Carpooling: A Terrible Idea For Teens

FDR Safety

Carpooling- a concept that makes all the sense in the world for a number of reasons. It saves you money; 4 people splitting a tank gas a lot cheaper than 1 person. It helps the environment; 1 car’s emissions harming the atmosphere is a lot better than 4 cars worth. It reduces traffic; less cars on the road typically means less stress. In most circumstances is hard to deny the positives of carpooling. For some of us, carpooling should be our greatest fear.

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The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

Business Facilities

Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success. Read: The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Simplify Construction Data Collection from the Field

Surveyor

4 Key Benefits that Digitized Data and Connected Mobile Solutions are Bringing to the Jobsite. It’s a special thing when you can see just how your construction organization is driving success — especially when you have a deep understanding into the activities that happen out in the field.

Maryland Appellate Court Upholds Local Government Pesticide Ban

Green Building Law Update

Last week the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s intermediate appellate court, overturned an earlier circuit court decision, reinstating a Montgomery County ordinance significantly restricting pesticide use throughout the County.

Trump lifts US tariffs on North American steel and aluminum

Construction Dive

The United States will lift its tariffs on industrial metals from Mexico and Canada in exchange for new enforcement measures to prevent Chinese steel from being imported

What You Should Do If You Need Emergency Plumbing

Construction Marketing

A plumbing emergency is an inevitable crisis for every homeowner. You might leave the house clean and dry only to come back to a flooded house or wake up to a clogged sink just before you do your dishes. Either situation can be challenging to overcome alone.

Points to Remember for Mortar in Brickwork Construction

The Constructor

Various grades of mortar such as M1, M2 etc. are used in brickwork construction. Lime mortar and cement mortar are two types of mortar generally used. Brick Masonry Building Technology Guide How To Guide

Fairmont, Minnesota: Growing Side By Side

Business Facilities

Agribusiness, manufacturing and distribution are thriving shoulder-to-shoulder in Fairmont, a rural gem in south central Minnesota. Read: Fairmont, Minnesota: Growing Side By Side at BusinessFacilities.com.

Keep it Simple, Stupid

Surveyor

Modern technology is simplifying construction processes and reducing user burdens. In an industry as large and complex as construction, simplifying processes in any way possible can reap significant benefits for contractors in terms in of productivity, mitigated project risks and profitability.

Ground Broken for $262M Piscataway WRRF Bio-Energy Project

PC Construction

After nearly a decade in planning, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) celebrated the groundbreaking of the $262 million Piscataway WRRF Bio-Energy project yesterday. PC Construction is the design-builder for this innovative project that will serve.

Top software firms: Contractors hungry for tech integration

Construction Dive

Interoperability, especially between tools seen as "cool," helps both small and large firms make the most out of limited resources

Lending time and talent to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children

The Korte Company

Some children in the U.S. are neglected or abused so badly that they can’t live with their families—if they have families at all. Who cares for them? Where do they go? Who do they turn to for help?

Raft Foundation- Design Requirements and Applicability

The Constructor

A raft or mat foundation is a sizable concrete slab or slab and beam system which support all the loads of superstructure through walls or columns in. Foundation Design Structural Engineering Foundation Structural Structural Design

Backed By Big Electric Vehicle Investments, The Future Of Tennessee’s Auto Industry Is Here

Business Facilities

Tennessee has been the nerve center of the South’s auto sector for nearly four decades, and is shaping up to be a hub for electric vehicle investments. Read: Backed By Big Electric Vehicle Investments, The Future Of Tennessee’s Auto Industry Is Here at BusinessFacilities.com.

Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 is Officially Open for Registration

Surveyor

The Rumors are True: We are Building Better Together. That’s right! We have officially launched registration for Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 ! We couldn’t be more thrilled to be the first to invite you to our best user’s conference yet. What is Collaborate 2019?

What You Need To Know Before Hiring Subcontractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

In Construction, hiring Independent Contractors can get very expensive, very fast! The Internal Revenue has a defined set of rules on what is the difference between an "Independent Contractor" and "Employee".

Top construction execs reveal challenges, opportunities

Construction Dive

Leaders at AECOM, PCL and STO Building Group discuss labor, tariffs, integrated project delivery and preparing for a potential slowdown

HVAC Technician Training Resources

Contractor Magazine

Take a look at these accredited institutions to enroll in as an industry first-timer or to gain additional certifications as an industry veteran

How to do Consultancy in Construction? Features and Benefits

The Constructor

Consultancy in construction is performed by a group of professionals designated as consultants. Consultants are appointed by the client in order to. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Management Construction consultancy

Stanley Black & Decker Creating 500 Jobs In Texas

Business Facilities

The 425,000-square-foot plant in Fort Worth, TX will be completed in late 2020 and will manufacture a range of CRAFTSMAN mechanics tools using the latest manufacturing technologies to optimize productivity and sustainability.

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The Future of the Connected Jobsite

Surveyor

Marcum’s Chuck Schwartz highlights the benefits and challenges of connected construction jobsites.