March, 2024

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Mastering Crisis Management in Construction

Construction Business Owner

Mastering Crisis Management in Construction ccapoccia Thu, 03/28/2024 - 18:38 In a landscape where some degree of crisis is an inevitability, the construction industry stands at the forefront: The stakes are high and the margin for error is slim. From equipment collapses to on-site accidents, the potential for crises looms large. Heather Ripley, CEO of Ripley PR and expert in crisis management, sheds light on the significance of preparing a plan for business leaders.

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Youth in Construction: Building the Future of the Industry

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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Work Procedure of Excavation at Construction Site

The Constructor

The process of excavation at a construction site involves a comprehensive understanding of various aspects including centerline and excavation drawings, setting out plans on the ground, soil excavation, and removal procedures. Quality assurance checks such as recording ground levels and marking reference points are essential throughout the process to ensure precision and adherence to project […] The post Work Procedure of Excavation at Construction Site appeared first on The Constructor.

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Public Procurement of Construction Services

Job Order Contracting

Public procurement of construction services could be improved through the adoption of currently available best management practices. While most organizations are aware of the rampant economic and environmental waste associated with construction, associate repair, renovation, and maintenance projects, focus continues be upon largely upon simply “getting project done” While there may be restrictions with respect to competitive, fixed price contracts there is a significant opportunity t

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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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How to Stay Competitive & Profitable

Construction Business Owner

How to Stay Competitive & Profitable ccapoccia Mon, 03/18/2024 - 09:20 Through working closely with fence contractors, general contractors and dealers over the years, I’ve seen one issue come up repeatedly for construction business owners: getting the balance between pricing and profitability right. You must remain competitive in the market while still offering prices accessible enough for your customer base.

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Using Marketing 4Ps to Make Your Commercial Site Selection

Wolgast Corporation

Along with your logo, promotional materials, and website, your building and location strategy are considered part of your marketing mix and how you reach your target audience. When starting to search for the perfect site for positioning your business, put on your marketing hat and consider how the location will help you to fulfill your product, place, price and promotion.

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Faulconer Construction: Better HR Management Helped Us Do the Work That Matters

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Faulconer Construction is an integrated site and heavy civil contractor with 500 employees based in Charlottesville, VA. This is their Trimble story.

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Plain Cement Concrete (PCC)- Work Procedure

The Constructor

Plain cement concrete (PCC) is a fundamental component of building construction, serving to prevent direct contact between reinforcement concrete and soil or water. This article delves into the intricacies of laying PCC, offering insights into the materials used, the procedure, dos and don’ts, and the advantages it brings to construction projects.

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Sustainable Facilities Management Practices

Job Order Contracting

Sustainable Facilities Management Practices involve a clear set of objectives, methods, and processes aimed at maximizing performance of the built environment with respect to economic and environmental resources in concert with meeting organizational mission needs. Concurrent planning, design, construction, and operation throughout the lifecycle of a built structure across disparate multidiscipline teams operating in a transparent and collaborative manner, in concert with real property owner lea

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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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The Basics of Construction Accounting

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Featured Understanding the basics of construction accounting. Thu, 05/16/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central When a contractor has decided it’s time to make the transition from standard accounting methods and tools to construction-specific accounting methods and tools, it’s best to start by reviewing the fundamentals of construction accounting and what role it will play in the contractor’s business.

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Florida bill aims to ban local mandates for heat protection

Construction Dive

The legislation on the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis would block counties and cities from requiring companies to protect their workers from extreme heat.

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How Preconstruction Planning for K-12 Schools Saves Time and Money

Wolgast Corporation

School District leaders new to construction projects on their campus may not know all the steps and activities needed before construction can start. We share details of what to expect and who the shareholders should be to make a School District's project(s) happen. The Start In the State of Michigan, the school foundation allowance is intended for instruction and operations of a School District.

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Punch Lists, Deficiencies Lists & Getting Things Done

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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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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Compressive Strength of Mortar -Mix Ratio and Cube Test

The Constructor

Take 200gm of cement and 600gm of standard sand in the proportion 1:3 by weight) in a pan. (The standard sand shall be of quartz, of light, gray or whitish variety and shall be free from silt. The sand grains shall be angular, the shape of grains approximating to the spherical form, elongated and flattened grains being present only in very small quantities.

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Marketing Your Construction Business: How To Make It Work For You

Contractor Bookkeeping

Marketing your construction business is crucial for its growth and success. You can use various strategies to promote your business, such as creating a website, networking, social media marketing, and advertising. Additionally, sponsoring events and collaborating with other companies can help you reach a wider audience. I understand how daunting it can feel for construction business owners like you; we've been there.

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2024 Construction Costs Open Forum Now On Demand

Construction Business Owner

2024 Construction Costs Open Forum Now On Demand Expert Insights on Navigating Construction Market Volatility mhodges Thu, 03/14/2024 - 14:58 If there’s one constant in the construction industry, it’s the fact that material costs and labor rates are constantly in flux. Especially now, when the global economy is more connected than ever before, unforeseen events can upend costs seemingly overnight.

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Bechtel pledges $7M to combat suicide in construction

Construction Dive

The contractor’s foundation has announced its largest-ever donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The industry has the second-highest rate of suicide in the among all work sectors, per the CDC.

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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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Workplace campus design philosophy: People are the new amenity

BD+C

Workplace campus design philosophy: People are the new amenity 0 qpurcell Thu, 03/28/2024 - 10:33 Office Buildings Nick Arambarri, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Director of Commercial, LPA, underscores the value of providing rich, human-focused environments for the return-to-office workforce. Nick Arambarri, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB Office Buildings Headquarters Designers Building Owners When leasing agents take clients to see buildings, they know what’s important: people.

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Construction Industry Trends: February 2024 Roundup

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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Hoses in Civil Engineering

Learn Civil Engineering

The selection of appropriate hoses in manufacturing processes within civil engineering projects is critical to ensuring operational efficiency, safety, and the longevity of infrastructure.

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The Power Of Core Values In Your Trade Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction company owner, you're the architect of your business's vision and culture. But some of the foundation often needs to catch up in the hustle to improve services, chase sales, and keep the lights on. Core values—those guiding principles that shape your company's identity—are more than words on a wall or a statement in a handbook. Getting leads and doing the work is only part of the answer.

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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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CBO Spotlights 2024's Sustainability VIPs

Construction Business Owner

CBO Spotlights 2024's Sustainability VIPs ccapoccia Fri, 03/01/2024 - 19:01 Sustainable methods of building and the strategies that shape them continue to stimulate change across the built environment.

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Resorts World New York City launches bid for $5B development

Construction Dive

The racetrack casino in Queens will create a full “Las Vegas-style” gaming complex — if the New York State Gaming Commission awards it a highly competitive license.

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A modular construction solution to the mental healthcare crisis

BD+C

A modular construction solution to the mental healthcare crisis 0 qpurcell Mon, 03/18/2024 - 12:19 Healthcare Facilities Maria Ionescu, Senior Medical Planner, Stantec, shares a tested solution for the overburdened emergency department: Modular hub-and-spoke design. Maria Ionescu Healthcare Facilities Modular Building Contractors Designers Architects Coronavirus Roughly a quarter of the U.S. population confronts a mental health challenge each year.

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Saudi Arabia’s $800 Billion Line to Nowhere

Construction Today

Saudi Arabia is embarking on one of the most ambitious urban development projects the world has ever seen. “The Line,” a futuristic city within the larger NEOM megacity initiative, aims to redefine what it means to live and interact within urban spaces. This linear metropolis stretches across 170 kilometers of desert, promising a zero-carbon footprint and an unprecedented integration of technology… Source The post Saudi Arabia’s $800 Billion Line to Nowhere appeared

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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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A District Approach

Contractor Magazine

Improving efficiencies and achieving net-zero goals through district heating and cooling isn’t necessarily new, but the conversation continues to gain momentum.

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The Secrets To Stellar Client Service In The Construction Industry

Contractor Bookkeeping

Customer service is the heartbeat of any successful business. The unsung hero transforms a potential disaster into an opportunity and a mere transaction into a lifelong relationship. In the narrative of customer loyalty and retention, service is the protagonist. Your approach to customer service has the power to attract and retain clients. As a construction business owner, client service is critical to your company's success.

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Optimize Operations to Grow Your Business

Construction Business Owner

Optimize Operations to Grow Your Business Discover proven strategies to enhance your field service operations and drive business growth. mhodges Mon, 03/04/2024 - 11:38 When your business depends on delivering quality service, it’s essential to have field service operations that run like clockwork. However, finding the time to fine-tune these operations can be a challenge.

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