February, 2024

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9 Keys to Building a Reliable Commercial Construction Subcontractor Network

HardHatChat

As anyone in the commercial construction industry knows, reliable, responsive, and skilled subcontractors are the lifeblood of our business. Your reputation and finished product as a national general contractor are only as good as the performance of your local subcontractor partners. That’s why the leadership team at Englewood has put such priority on building, vetting, and nurturing a 20,000+ tier-one network of experienced and project-tested subcontractors over the last 22+ years.

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More Than "Just a Job": Building Careers for Women in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Our customer community feels positive about job prospects for women in construction - now here's how to take that "job" and make it a "career"!

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15 Factors Affecting Durability of Concrete

The Constructor

A durable concrete is defined as one that performs satisfactorily under the expected exposure conditions for the specified lifespan of the structure. Understanding the myriad factors influencing concrete durability is essential for ensuring the long-term integrity of constructions. Below, we delve into the comprehensive array of factors that impact the durability of concrete: Factors Affecting […] The post 15 Factors Affecting Durability of Concrete appeared first on The Constructor.

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How Construction Accounting Can Be More Strategic and Mitigate Risk

Viewpoint Construction Technology

One of the accounting department’s greatest assets is its ability to assess risk and avoid it. Harness the power of your accounting department!

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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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Accelerating Your Month-End Close with Financial Automation

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Upcoming Closing the books can be a time-intensive task for construction finance teams. Thu, 03/28/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central Closing the books can be a time-intensive task for construction finance teams. It might take days of detailed work, cause backlogs on other projects, and unearth errors that have to be corrected.

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Intel’s $20B Ohio plant delayed

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant has halted its Licking County project, citing business conditions and the demand environment, but said construction will continue soon.

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Building Bigger to Benefit from Economies of Scale

Wolgast Corporation

A larger building can typically be constructed at a lesser square footage price than a smaller building. The overall price tag may be more, but a bigger building will get better value per square foot than a littler building, based on similar material selection. This information can help an owner plan for their business’ future. Deciding the size of a building can be complicated without the help of an Architect.

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Compaction of Soil – Test Methods of Soil Compaction and their Uses

The Constructor

What is Compaction of Soil? Soil compaction is a fundamental engineering process that involves the mechanical compression of soil particles, reducing the void spaces between them while simultaneously increasing the mass density. This crucial procedure is indispensable for various construction projects, such as earth dams, canal embankments, highways, runways, and many other structures.

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How the Construction Accounting Function Can Earn a Seat at the Table

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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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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Discover the New DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ Cordless Equipment System

Construction Business Owner

Discover the New DEWALT POWERSHIFT™ Cordless Equipment System Don’t wait to start, stop to refuel, or be limited by gas a second longer. Put the power in your hands and TAKE CONTROL™ with DEWALT POWERSHIFT™. mhodges Fri, 02/23/2024 - 10:49 Introducing DEWALT POWERSHIFT™, a groundbreaking equipment system to optimize the workflow of concrete jobsites through electrification.

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FEDRAMP is Hindering Facilities Management in the Federal Sector

Job Order Contracting

We have all been dealing with FEDRAMP for years along with associated misinformation, ambiguity, and missteps. FEDRAMP is Hindering Facilities Management in the Federal Sector due to its failure to keep pace with current technology and methods. As a result, there is a misunderstanding as to how and if these requirements provide benefit. The fact is that FEDRAMP can and has harmed efficient federal sector stewardship of the built environment.

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Public construction spending soars, but private projects still face hurdles

Construction Dive

Highway and street projects are flush with cash, but high interest rates, labor shortages and regulatory delays are weighing on commercial projects.

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Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses

BD+C

Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses 0 qpurcell Fri, 02/09/2024 - 11:30 Higher Education To help people with disabilities feel part of the campus community, higher education institutions and architects must strive to create settings that not only adhere to but also exceed ADA guidelines. Higher Education University Buildings Designers Architects “It sounded like a semitruck was coming,” said Adam Wouk, manager of disability services at Joliet Junior College,

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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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Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) in Construction, Types and Uses

The Constructor

An FRP composite is defined as a polymer that is reinforced with a fibre. The primary function of fibre reinforcement is to carry load along the length of the fiber and to provide strength and stiffness in one direction. FRP represents a class of materials that falls into a category referred to as composite materials. Composite materials consist of two or more materials that retain their respective chemical and physical characteristics when combined together.

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Construction Industry Trends: January 2024 Round-Up

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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How to Build a Strong Safety Program

Construction Business Owner

How to Build a Strong Safety Program ccapoccia Thu, 02/01/2024 - 15:38 Team member safety is on the minds of organization leaders each day. Successful companies know the importance of keeping their teams safe, no matter the type of work they do or the conditions in which they do them. A safe workplace is also critical to employee recruitment and retention, which are important in today’s competitive employment environment.

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Improving Productivity And Leadership Mentality As A Contractor

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, improving productivity is essential to your company's success. But you may often find yourself pulled in different directions by competing responsibilities. At some point, we all experience that. Classifying tasks and tackling the most time-consuming ones can feel daunting. But why is it so hard for us to start – or even finish – seemingly insignificant tasks?

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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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3 reasons why new tradespeople don’t stick around

Construction Dive

Poor training, bad bosses and other frustrations can drive away new recruits to the construction industry, writes a Texas quality control manager.

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GBBN's Inflation Reduction Act Calculator goes live

BD+C

GBBN's Inflation Reduction Act Calculator goes live 0 qpurcell Mon, 02/26/2024 - 13:48 Sustainability GBBN has publicly released its IRA Calculator, a tool that helps you understand funding opportunities in the IRA for sustainable design. Designers Engineers Legislation Energy Efficiency Sustainable Development Sustainable Design and Construction GBBN has publicly released its Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Calculator, a tool that helps our clients—and now the wider public—understand funding oppo

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Design of Steel Tanks

The Constructor

Design of Steel Tanks Steel tanks are defined as vessels made of steel plates, utilized for storing various liquids such as water, petroleum, diesel, and kerosene oil. These tanks may be either placed on the ground or elevated on towers. When situated on the ground, they are supported either by cement concrete foundations or steel […] The post Design of Steel Tanks appeared first on The Constructor.

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White House Announces $5.8B Investment in Water Infrastructure

Contractor Magazine

Almost half of this funding will be available as grants or principal forgiveness loans, ensuring funds reach underserved communities most in need of investments in water infrastructure.

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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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Exploring Industry Shifts Around Mental Health

Construction Business Owner

Exploring Industry Shifts Around Mental Health ccapoccia Tue, 02/06/2024 - 17:03 The construction industry struggles with one of the highest suicide rates of any profession in the U.S., leading to a shift in how companies approach the mental health of their workers. New data from Dodge Construction Network’s Civil Quarterly reveals that civil contractors are beginning to take the issues of mental health, company culture and substance use seriously.

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Easing Your Back Office Burden One Payroll At A Time

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You need to manage your employees, oversee projects, ensure compliance with regulations, and keep your clients happy. Amidst all this, you may be tempted to handle your payroll to save costs and maintain control. At face value, it seems like a great idea. If you're a small business owner with just a few employees, you probably think hiring a payroll specialist is an expense you can avoid.

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Construction planning inches higher despite commercial weakness

Construction Dive

Though Dodge Construction Network expects momentum to pick back up in the second half, private project planning remains challenged by a difficult financing environment.

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5 things developers should know about mass timber

BD+C

5 things developers should know about mass timber 0 qpurcell Thu, 02/15/2024 - 13:36 Mass Timber Gensler's Erik Barth, architect and regional design resilience leader, shares considerations for developers when looking at mass timber solutions. Erik Barth Regulations Mass Timber Wood The Changing Built Environment The U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report on climate change is an urgent call to action for the building industry.

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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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What is Intelligent Transportation System? Its Working and Advantages

The Constructor

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) represent the fusion of sensing, analysis, control, and communication technologies within ground transportation systems, aimed at augmenting safety, mobility, and efficiency. This multifaceted approach encompasses various applications designed to process and disseminate information, thereby alleviating congestion, refining traffic management, mitigating environmental impact, and enhancing transportation advantages for both commercial enterprises and [R

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The 6 Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Garden Screen

Civiconcepts

When selecting a garden screen, there are numerous factors to consider, including functionality, aesthetics, and durability. Many options are available, making the right choice for your outdoor space.

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The Modular Construction Industry’s Best Event Returns

Construction Business Owner

The Modular Construction Industry’s Best Event Returns mhodges Fri, 02/02/2024 - 08:43 The leaders and rising stars of the modular construction industry will gather again at the 2024 World of Modular in Orlando, FL, March 18-21, hosted by the Modular Building Institute (MBI), the world's largest trade association for the commercial modular construction industry.