June, 2024

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Aging Infrastructure of US Transportation Systems Could Cause a Construction Boom

Construction Business Owner

Aging Infrastructure of US Transportation Systems Could Cause a Construction Boom ccapoccia Wed, 06/19/2024 - 14:25 The construction industry has faced many hurdles, including an ongoing labor shortage, rising cost of materials, supply chain disruptions and evolving technology that has made it difficult for contractors to keep up.

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Protect Your Ride: How to Install a Metal Carport in Your Driveway

Construction Marketing

Owning a car is like having a baby because you want to take care of it with all you have and you don’t want something bad to happen to it. After all, it’s a significant investment and it’ll be your possession for a long time. Protecting it isn’t an afterthought—it’s a priority. And one of the most practical steps you can take is to install a metal carport.

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MTA halts 2 more NYC projects in funding fight over congestion pricing

Construction Dive

The pause in infrastructure construction is a major setback for the city’s development, said Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the New York Building Congress.

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The Vital Role of Community Engagement in School Bond Campaigns

Wolgast Corporation

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the importance of robust school infrastructure cannot be overstated. A school's physical environment shapes the experiences of students, teachers, and staff alike, affecting everything from academic performance to overall well-being. Yet, ensuring the vitality of these educational spaces often requires significant financial investment, typically through school bond campaigns.

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Future-Proof Your Firm: Discover the Power of Next Gen Construction ERP

In the face of rising customer expectations and evolving industry standards, staying ahead in construction demands innovation. A Next Generation Construction ERP is designed to meet these challenges head-on. By integrating this advanced system into your tech stack, you empower your team with a single source of truth, enhancing decision-making and operational efficiency.

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8 ways to cool a factory

BD+C

8 ways to cool a factory 0 qpurcell Sat, 06/08/2024 - 10:00 Industrial Facilities Whichever way you look at it—from a workplace wellness point of view or from a competing for talent angle—there are good reasons to explore options for climate control in the factory workplace. Sergio Sádaba, Principal Industrial Facilities Designers Lists HVAC Mechanical Systems For most industrial factories, it’s process over people.

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Advancing Construction Safety Leadership 2024: Key Contractor Insights

Safety Services Company

In the construction industry, safety is paramount, given the inherent risks that can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Contractors and hiring clients alike prioritize safety leadership , seeking partners who excel in safety and compliance, surpassing basic OSHA standards. Recently, The Advancing Construction Safety Leadership Conference addressed industry safety challenges by fostering a cultural shift where safety is ingrained as a core value, not just a regulatory requirement.

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Preventing flooring failures: Factors to consider in substrate prep

Construction Specifier

By David Gross Substrate preparation is a crucial first step in the flooring installation process and it can significantly impact the appearance and longevity of the final flooring material. While most floor covering installers understand the concept of basic preparation steps such as cleaning and leveling, some are less experienced with the additional technical aspects of moisture and pH testing.

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8th Biennial Emerging Water Technology Symposium Brings Water Discussion to the Desert

Contractor Magazine

This year’s EWTS featured thought-provoking conversations relating to water conservation, quality and scarcity, and what action plans could be implemented to ensure safe and sufficient drinking water for generations to come.

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Giant Magellan Telescope Passes Final Design Review

ENR Construction

The telescope, part of the next generation of telescopes now under construction or development, will be one of the largest optical telescopes ever built when completed.

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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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Investigating the Importance of Manufacturer Certifications for Contractors

Construction Business Owner

Investigating the Importance of Manufacturer Certifications for Contractors ccapoccia Mon, 06/10/2024 - 15:28 Discover how manufacturer certifications can help contractors build their reputations and access broader projects.

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Construction Industry Trends: May 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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Cybersecurity Investments: How To Secure A Business Loan for Better IT Defense

Construction Marketing

Do you ever worry about a data breach email landing in your inbox? Cybersecurity threats are a constant concern for small businesses like yours. One attack could mean lost data, a damaged reputation, and a hefty recovery bill. The good news is that there are ways to protect your business. This guide will help you secure a loan to invest in cybersecurity, giving your company the tools to fight back.

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Relearn Construction Cost Estimating – 4 Critical Learnings

Job Order Contracting

It’s time to relearn construction cost estimating. Before relearning construction cost estimating, it’s important to hit your resent button. The following represent the new realities. Technology will not solve your problems. Tech is an enablers. People, Process, and Information are the three kings. Focus on working with professions with experience, yet willing to learn, listen, and share information.

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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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Construction input prices drop for first time in 2024

Construction Dive

For contractors, lower material costs also signal the potential for reduced interest rates due to slowing inflation, said Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

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Improving Construction Communication And Workplace Productivity

Contractor Bookkeeping

The success of any business, large or small, depends largely on nurturing an efficient, productive workplace. While improving employee productivity should always be a priority when the ultimate goal is a sustainable and profitable business, the process is more straightforward said than done. In today's fast-paced construction industry, staying in touch and being productive is crucial for project success.

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How to Spot & Avoid Unexpected Project Delays

Construction Business Owner

How to Spot & Avoid Unexpected Project Delays ccapoccia Thu, 06/27/2024 - 14:01 Here’s the thing about construction project delays: It’s not a matter of if they will happen — it’s when they will happen, for how long and why. There are many reasons for a project delay: weather, supply chain hiccups, labor shortages, financing and more. Most of these reasons are out of the control of the project manager or construction business owner, while others are not.

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Project Update: UMaine Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena

PC Construction

After completing some enabling and selective demolition work, PC was excited to get to work on the Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena Renovations and Additions project last month following UMaine’s commencement ceremony. The PC team is currently underway with underground site utilities and prepping for foundations that will begin this week. Originally built in 1977, there have been several additions and renovations to the Alfond Arena and the connection to the Shawn Walsh building.

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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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5 hidden benefits of mass timber design

BD+C

5 hidden benefits of mass timber design 0 qpurcell Mon, 06/10/2024 - 12:05 Mass Timber Mass timber is a materials and design approach that holds immense potential to transform the future of the commercial building industry, as well as our environment. Mixed-Use Office Buildings Designers Architects Mass Timber Fire and Life Safety Wood Projects Sustainability Mass timber is a materials and design approach that holds immense potential to transform the future of the commercial building industry,

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2024 JOC Program

Job Order Contracting

Is your 2024 JOC Program up to date? FACT: Most JOC Programs have not kept pace with current robust processes, cost data sets, or technologies. Are you and your Job Order Contracting Team… continually making improvements. adopting a long-term perspective, engaging in better internal and external communications, allocating resources to the most attractive improvement activities, collaboratively and efficiently engaging in planning, procurement, and project delivery activities, encouraging

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Worker sues Turner, subcontractor after deadly Chicago fall

Construction Dive

Ironworker Jeffrey Spyrka survived after plunging eight stories from a scaffold last week. His coworker, technical engineer David O’Donnell, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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How To Build Construction Business Systems That Deliver Results

Contractor Bookkeeping

In the competitive construction industry, implementing efficient business systems can make a significant impact on the overall success and profitability of a construction business, regardless of its size or specialization. From streamlining operations to improving project management, adopting efficient systems can yield tangible benefits that truly pay off in the long run.

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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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Proactive Measures to Mitigate Payment Disputes on Construction Projects

Construction Business Owner

Proactive Measures to Mitigate Payment Disputes on Construction Projects ccapoccia Wed, 06/12/2024 - 17:00 Contractors, like any skilled professional, expect to be paid for their work. In exchange, owners expect to receive a completed construction project that is done in compliance with the project’s specifications and applicable codes, and in accordance with any applicable deadlines under the governing contract.

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Advancing sustainable construction: Specifying low-carbon concrete

Construction Specifier

By Zachary Lovett, David Diedrick, and David Figurski Photo by Iwan Baan Photography Despite the urgency and efforts to halt global warming, the world’s output of CO2 continues to rise according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). 1 Average global temperatures are now approaching 1.5 C (34.7 F) above preindustrial levels, and 2023 was the hottest year on record. 2 Buildings are responsible for approximately 42 percent of CO2 emissions, 15 percent of which is attributed to the embodied carb

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Not your grandparents’ senior living community: Redefining aging in place

BD+C

Not your grandparents’ senior living community: Redefining aging in place 0 qpurcell Mon, 06/24/2024 - 08:49 Senior Living Design Perkins Eastman’s Senior Living and Residential teams are putting a new face on home for seniors who don’t want to move away in retirement. MFPRO+ Blog Mixed-Use Senior Living Design Designers “Would you move into your own senior living community?

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Six Reasons Construction Project Fail

Job Order Contracting

These are the top six reasons construction projects fail. Whether repair, renovation, maintenance, or new builds, 30%-40% waste is the norm due to one or more of the following… #1 Lack owner leadership, capacity, accountability. #2 Failure to adopt, implement, and manage a robust and integrated planning, procurement, and project delivery process. #3 Poor team selection. #4 Insufficiently detailed and/or poorly communicated Scope of Work (SOW). #5 Lack of trust. #6 Failure to leverage the k

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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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Ironworker’s family sues Oregon firm after jobsite death

Construction Dive

The estate of deceased ironworker Samantha Deschenes claimed that Portland, Oregon-based Andersen Construction violated the Oregon Safe Employment Act in a lawsuit filed June 10.

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New Report Details Federal Funding Gap For Workforce Prep Despite Persistent Labor Needs

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Only one-fifth of federal investments in postsecondary education support workforce development for fields like construction and manufacturing, while the rest of the money goes to “traditional” degree programs according to a new report on federal workforce funding levels. The report, produced by the Progressive Policy Institute, the Associated General Contractors of America and Procore, notes this funding gap is making it hard for many employers to find qualified workers to hire.

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Prevent Water Damage From Wreaking Havoc

Construction Business Owner

Prevent Water Damage From Wreaking Havoc ccapoccia Thu, 06/27/2024 - 13:35 The impact of inefficient and ineffective water management on construction projects is increasing at an alarming rate. Water damage has long been one of the most common insurance claims in the industry, and it now accounts for up to one-third of all payouts on builder’s risk policies.

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