April, 2019

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

Construction Marketing Blog

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

Surveyor

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.

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

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

Commercial Construction Delivery Methods: 3 Times To Go With A Negotiated Bid

Commercial Construction

Any long-time readers of Hard Hat Chat have probably picked up on the fact that I’m a big fan of the negotiated bid. Our firm takes pride in being a true partner to our clients, and we believe a great way to elevate that client relationship is to work on a negotiated basis – a process where the client hires a general contractor early-on in the project after agreeing on general conditions and a contractor fee.

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Best Practices for Event Follow-Ups

Construction Marketing Blog

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?

Surveyor

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.

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

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.

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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Content for Every Stage in the Client Lifecycle

Construction Marketing Blog

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

Surveyor

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

How Stresses are Transferred from R.C. Columns to Footings?

The Constructor

The transfer of stresses, generated due to applied loads, in columns to the footings or piles are considerably crucial in order for a footing to. How To Guide Structural Detailing Structural Engineering Structural Structural Design

Nurdles are the Environmental Calamity of 2019

Green Building Law Update

A year ago, I thought a nurdle was a cricket term for a score by deflecting the ball rather than striking it. But in the last twelve months I learned that a nurdle is also a term for a small, lentil size, pellet of plastic that serves as raw material in the manufacture of plastic products.

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

4 Modern Kitchen Ideas

Construction Marketing Blog

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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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.

The Rise of Business Intelligence in Construction

Surveyor

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.

10 Construction Flaws to Avoid in Earthquake-prone Areas

The Constructor

Buildings require great designs and sound construction practices to be able to withstand the disastrous forces of an earthquake. There are several. Earthquake Engineering Earthquake Design

4 Reasons Why the Entire Pre-Construction Phase Is Key to Project Success

Wolgast Corporation

For both Design/Build and Construction Management delivery methods, the start of Pre-Construction Phase is Architectural Design and it’s a very exciting time for most building owners. They love the ideas, options, and decorating aspects for their building.

Autonomous construction equipment key to improving site safety, efficiency

Construction Dive

While jobsites are tougher to navigate than the average roadway, two emerging sensor types used in combination could offer the industry the robust detection it needs, writes an expert in the technology

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Top 10 green buildings for 2019

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) this week named the 2019 recipients for its highest honor, the COTE Top Ten Awards. .

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CKPC To Produce Highly Recyclable Plastics In Canada

Business Facilities

Through its Strategic Innovation Fund, Canada will invest US$36 million to support construction of the new US$3.3 billion polypropylene complex in Sturgeon County, Alberta. Read: CKPC To Produce Highly Recyclable Plastics In Canada at BusinessFacilities.com.

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State of the Construction Industry: April Roundup

Surveyor

New construction technologies to attract younger workers, a push toward green building and the good and bad news in safety — these highlight some of the top stories in April.

3D Printing in Construction Industry- Process and Benefits

The Constructor

The idea of 3D printing of structures, although still novel to many, is striding its way towards the root of the construction industry. Today, 3D. Construction Equipments Digital tools 3D Printing 3D printing in construction additive manufacturing contour crafting

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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.

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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Multifamily real estate trends for 2019 and beyond

BD+C

The ways that architects, developers, and operators design projects, attract tenants, manage costs, and measure success are each flexing as cities change and generations make big shifts in living habits

Indiana: Harvesting High-Tech Jobs In The Hoosier State

Business Facilities

Indiana rang in 2019 with a burst of project activity. The Hoosier state hopes to keep the momentum going in all of its diverse growth sectors. Read: Indiana: Harvesting High-Tech Jobs In The Hoosier State at BusinessFacilities.com.

Save the Sticky Notes for Bookmarks

Surveyor

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

8 Construction Tips for a Cool Summer

The Constructor

Air conditioners are an easy but very expensive(to your pocket as well as the environment) way to reduce the impact of the sultry heat waves of.