April, 2019

It’s Good to Talk: Why Two Way Radio Still Matters in Construction

Construction Marketing

In an age when mobile telephones have emerged as the defining technology of their day, it might strike us as a little puzzling that one of mobile’s predecessors still enjoys such popularity in industry. Two way radio technology is approaching 100 years old, yet across construction sites, processing plants, factories and warehouses the world over, it remains the go-to solution for wireless on-site communication.

U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

Business Facilities

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration. Read: U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Construction Software According to Kids

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Construction Software According to Kids. “If we experienced life through the eyes of a child, everything would be magical and extraordinary. Let our curiosity, adventure and wonder of life never end.” ” – Akaine Kramarik. Yesterday, our Portland office participated in Take Your Child to Work Day, and we’re certainly glad we did. By 8am, our office was already teeming with children who were, well – stoked to get to miss school for the day I’m guessing.

Who Matters The Most? A Few Thoughts On Distracted Driving

FDR Safety

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month meaning organizations such as OSHA, M.A.A.D, and EndDD are releasing annual studies on distracted driving.

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.

The 10 traits successful contractors have in common

Construction Dive

In a crowded AGC convention session, a seasoned consultant listed the top traits among the industry's fastest-growing and most profitable contractors

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Best Practices for Event Follow-Ups

Construction Marketing

Event marketing is a proven strategy for success. In fact, according to statistics, 73% of B2B marketers say live events are better than other tactics for customer engagement.

Commercial Hotspots Thrive In Cape Coral

Business Facilities

The city with the second largest land mass—and one of the fastest growing populations—in Florida offers plenty of opportunities for commercial development. Read: Commercial Hotspots Thrive In Cape Coral at BusinessFacilities.com.

What Causes Construction Project Delays?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

6 reasons your construction projects are not being completed on time and how to avoid them. It’s both frustrating and costly for contractors when a construction project is postponed.

Monthly Plumbing Quiz: Faucets and Fixtures

Contractor Magazine

Installing and servicing faucets and fixtures are what most people think of when they think "plumber." " But how well do you know the ins and outs? Take our quiz and find out

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

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

AI, robotics safety a bigger concern to construction industry than job security

Construction Dive

Construction workers worry less about the common conception that robots will steal jobs than they do about who's to blame for unsafe practices on the jobsite, according to a new survey

Maryland Bans Polystyrene and Enacts 31 other New Environmental Laws

Green Building Law Update

The Maryland General Assembly, the state’s legislative body meets in regular session for 90 days each year beginning the second Wednesday in January to act on more than 2,500 pieces of legislation.

Content for Every Stage in the Client Lifecycle

Construction Marketing

Quality content has the potential to help B2B marketers cost-effectively drive ROI. The key to pulling this off requires a commitment to providing content that puts your audience’s needs first. And it must happen at every point in the selling cycle. It’s also going to take some time and patience.

Workforce Training & Talent Acquisition

Business Facilities

Today’s workforce training and talent acquisition is a multi-faceted effort that brings targeted skills to students, and new workers to locations they’ll be happy to live in. Read: Workforce Training & Talent Acquisition at BusinessFacilities.com.

Uncertain Times Call for Construction Technology Growth

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Today’s leading construction firms operate as digital contractors that take advantage of the latest technologies to gain competitive edges.

Getting Smart on Smart Plumbing and HVAC

Contractor Magazine

In this article, I will explore some of the trends impacting the smart HVAC and plumbing space as well as provide details on why and how to enter this exciting market

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The Dotted Line: What makes a successful RFP

Construction Dive

Owners seek contractors who flesh out a detailed request, giving them a ready plan of attack if they win the project

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Grading of Cement based on American and European Codes

The Constructor

In the earlier part of this series (Grades of Ordinary Portland Cement Based on IS Codes), I discussed the grading of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Building Materials Building Technology Guide

What You Need To Know About Solar Solutions for Street Lighting

Construction Marketing

Solar technology is not a new concept. Developed in the 17th century, this technology has made a significant impact in both developed and developing countries. In the last few years, however, solar power has become tremendously popular. .

Louisiana’s Agribusiness Sector Expands

Business Facilities

From sustainable row crops such as sugarcane and soybeans, to world-class fisheries, livestock production and vast forestlands, Louisiana is advancing itsr agribusiness industry through value-added projects. Read: Louisiana’s Agribusiness Sector Expands at BusinessFacilities.com.

Don’t Waste a Good Recession

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Look into the Construction Crystal Ball with Leading Economist, Anirban Basu. Anirban Basu isn’t physic nor does he own a crystal ball. However, some may consider the knowledge he possesses close to having a sixth sense.

Building Your Company’s Brand Promise

Contractor Magazine

In this brief article we will focus on one key aspect of contractor marketing that is often difficult or confusing to many, the brand promise

NABTU: Union, wage protections must underlie $1T infrastructure plan

Construction Dive

Union leaders and lawmakers at a conference this week called for prevailing wages, project labor agreements and other standards to be included

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18 Green Building Innovations to Consider for Your Jobsite

Construction Business Owner

More often than not, construction companies are being urged to look to the future and consider changes to help environmental protection and sustainability

4 Modern Kitchen Ideas

Construction Marketing

So, you are planning to remodel your kitchen in the near future, but you want more than just the traditional design and ideas? The kitchen is considered the heart of the home so you want to make it look inviting for not just your family members but your guests as well.

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Polycap Establishing First U.S. Manufacturing Facility In Virginia

Business Facilities

The Canadian company will invest $7.7 million and create 48 new jobs in Lebanon, VA. Read: Polycap Establishing First U.S. Manufacturing Facility In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Rise of Business Intelligence in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

More and more contractors are moving to the cloud to embrace powerful business intelligence solutions to improve operations. The construction industry collects mounds of data.

ABC Congratulates 2019 National Craft Champions

Contractor Magazine

The competition featured a field of 168 craft professionals competing for top honors in 14 competitions representing 12 crafts

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Bipartisan bill shoots for $125B infrastructure investment

Construction Dive

By eliminating capital gains taxes on certain foreign investments, supporters of the Invest in America Act hope to draw in more federal funds for state and local construction projects

Job Costing For Small Construction Companies - The Key To Profitability

Contractor Bookkeeping

Job Costing, in its simplest terms, links the money you spent on a job against the money you received to do a particular job. It is the process of tracking all the costs related to a project to determine its profitability.

How to Get a Job in Construction

Construction Marketing

In the yesteryears, it was difficult for one to land a job, let alone one within the construction industry. People did not have access to the kind of technology we have today. Imagine, you had to knock on different doors to get jobs. . Nowadays, getting a job is not that of a challenge.

Northrop Grumman Expansion Creating 500 New Jobs In West Virginia

Business Facilities

The company will also retain more than 1,100 jobs as it increases the capacity of its Allegany Ballistics Laboratory at Rocket Center, WV. Read: Northrop Grumman Expansion Creating 500 New Jobs In West Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Save the Sticky Notes for Bookmarks

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Remove Paper Processes and Streamline Construction Human Resources. We get it. You’re busy.