March, 2019

Walking the Tightrope of Tough Decisions

Construction Business Owner

Tips on how to handle the hard conversations & move projects forward on the jobsite by expert Mark Anderson.

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Commercial Construction Project Management Trends: How to Survive the Incredible Shrinking Timeline

Commercial Construction

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Tech Toys: The latest revolutions in remote control

Construction Dive

Game-like controllers, robust wireless networks and technical software are speeding up the automation of construction vehicles, getting operators out of harm's way and improving precision on tough terrains

Key Construction Tradeshow Tactics for Delivering ROI

Construction Marketing Blog

Trade shows offer construction companies a unique way to connect with their target audiences for a little face-to-face time. There’s really nothing like it today.

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

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

Project Readiness Quiz: Is Your Company Prepared?

Surveyor

Five minutes — that’s all it takes to see if your projects are ready for today’s modern demands. Take the quiz below! Note: This quiz was originally created for contractors in the Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific markets.

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Asbestos in Concrete

The Constructor

Asbestos is a naturally occurring thin crystalline long fibres that is used in the preparation of concrete to enhance the fresh and hardened property. Concrete Technology Fiber reinforced

Customer Relationship Management: Why Good Relationships Are Good Business in Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

Most people think of commercial construction as a physical, “bricks and sticks” industry. But if you ask me, commercial construction is first and foremost about relationships.

How to keep cash flowing from one project to the next

Construction Dive

A shortage of liquidity can put a contractor in jeopardy, experts said, offering financial advice for juggling new and existing business

Social + Strategy = Fresh Ways to Find and Engage New Hires

Construction Marketing Blog

For small to mid-size businesses the hiring process is often ongoing throughout the year. Marketers need to step in and help companies realize the value of social networking platforms to help with their constant state of recruiting.

The Power of One

Surveyor

A single, cloud-based, integrated construction solution gives contractors all of the tools they need and the flexibility to use them as they need.

E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018

Business Facilities

CBRE study found that last year, 61 of the largest 100 industrial leases in the U.S. were completed by e-commerce companies and logistics firms. Read: E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018 at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Resilience is the Future of Real Estate and USGBC Spells it RELi

Green Building Law Update

What Happens if Concrete is Not Cured Properly?

The Constructor

When concrete is not cured properly, its durability, strength and abrasive resistance is affected. Due to inadequate curing, concrete develops. Concrete Technology

Execs: To ignite innovation, empower tech champions

Construction Dive

Contractors looking to drive improvements should tap the grassroots base of employees facing business challenges daily, leaders at three top firms said

Ladder Safety: It’s Time To Pay Attention

FDR Safety

People all over the country use ladders for all sorts of activities. There are ladders that get you 2 feet off the ground and those that help you reach 200 feet.

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Redefining Construction Document Management

Surveyor

As contractors digitize the days of paperwork nightmares like these can be a thing of the past. The one constant on any construction project is change. The end result of a completed building, roadway or other structure is almost never exactly how it was drawn up in the beginning.

ExxonMobil Investing $469M In Louisiana

Business Facilities

The addition of a polypropylene manufacturing unit to the company's greater Baton Rouge petrochemical complex will create 65 new jobs. . Read: ExxonMobil Investing $469M In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

On the 25th Anniversary of Lead Based Paint Disclosures

Green Building Law Update

Use of lead is not new. Lead was one of the first metals discovered by man and was in use before 3000 BC. Beginning in 753 BC, the ancient Romans used lead for making water pipes and kitchen cookware. Today many believe lead poisoning was the culprit for the infertility of Julius Caesar (.

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Corrugation and Shoving in Flexible Pavements – Causes and Remedies

The Constructor

Corrugation and shoving are the defects usually occur in flexible pavements. Weak sub-grade conditions, improper rolling, poor mixing, temperature. Repair/Protection Guide Transportation Bituminous Pavement Corrugation Flexible Pavement shoving washboarding

Contractor faces 20 years in prison for forced labor

Construction Dive

The owner of several construction companies in northern California held undocumented workers in captivity, refused them pay and forced 24-hour shifts

“Show Me”: Assessing The Foundation For Worker Training

FDR Safety

FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where workers are allegedly “trained.” Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. First, we fully understand that appropriate industry practice is to have an experienced worker training a new employee.

State of the Construction Industry: March Roundup

Surveyor

It’s March Madness and as the competition heats up on the courts, so too is work heating up for contractors. But just how much work will there be in the near future?

Arkansas: Creating Competitive Communities

Business Facilities

A new Competitive Communities Initiative in Arkansas aims to make locations across the state even more attractive for new and expanding businesses. Read: Arkansas: Creating Competitive Communities at BusinessFacilities.com.

Tenants Order Phase l to Avoid Hazardous Substance Liability

Green Building Law Update

Concrete 3-Day, 7-Day and 28-Day Strength Test Results and Acceptance

The Constructor

The standard concrete compressive strength test is carried out at 28 days. 3-days and 7-days concrete tests is carried out only to monitor the early. Concrete Technology

NYC unions recruiting more women

Construction Dive

Recruiting efforts have reportedly increased women's participation in the city's construction industry by 20% since 2006

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“Show Me”: Evaluating Employee To Employee Safety Training

FDR Safety

FDRsafety continues to encounter situations where workers are allegedly “trained.” Unfortunately, we find that much of this training has no foundation… Let me explain. First, we fully understand that appropriate industry practice is to have an experienced worker training a new employee.

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Turning AP From a Burden to a Boon

Surveyor

University Mechanical Contractors, Inc. saved 400 hours a year and earned money with Viewpoint ePayments.

Rosendin Electric Bringing 84 Jobs To Pflugerville, TX

Business Facilities

The electrical contract company is investing $3 million to relocate its facilities in Texas and California to a 50,000-square-foot facility. Read: Rosendin Electric Bringing 84 Jobs To Pflugerville, TX at BusinessFacilities.com.

LEED Credit is Designed to Eliminate Illegal Wood in Buildings

Green Building Law Update

The U.S. Green Building Council is being applauded for the release last week of the new pilot credit intended “to reduce the risk that illegally sourced, harvested or traded wood products are used in building.”.

Design of Two-way Slab by Coefficient Method

The Constructor

There are several methods by which two-way slabs can be designed. All methods are viable provided that the safety and serviceability of the element. Slab Design Structural Engineering Slab design Structural Design

FIU bridge collapse contractor files for bankruptcy

Construction Dive

Magnum Construction Management said that the Chapter 11 filing is not an attempt to shirk responsibilities related to the deadly March 2018 incident

OSHA Drone Inspections: Part 2

FDR Safety

In our previous blog on drones we addressed whether you should or shouldn’t allow OSHA to operate drones on your worksite. We received such an abundance of feedback, we felt it necessary to dive deeper into the topic of drones and what they can mean for the future of workplace safety.