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

One of the biggest challenges for commercial construction firms today is the tighter project timelines that have become the norm at every phase of a project – from shorter deadlines for submitting initial bids and budgets, to quicker resolution on addendums and change orders, to compressed schedules for construction and delivery.

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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

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

Construction Marketing

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.

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 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.

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DuPont Investing $200M In Ohio Expansion

Business Facilities

DuPont is expanding its plant in Circleville, OH, investing in its Kapton® film production capabilities and creating 46 jobs. Read: DuPont Investing $200M In Ohio Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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

Key Construction Tradeshow Tactics for Delivering ROI

Construction Marketing

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.

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.

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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Boiler Replacement Opportunities

Contractor Magazine

The “state of the art” heating systems at the time were appliances with a basic thermal efficiency of around 60 to 80 percent

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ConTech expert Niels Falk: Construction needs to stop running on tradition

Lets Build

“It’s a choice to run on tradition, not a fact. We need to stop running on tradition and start running on data!” This is one of the main points made by Niels Falk, Partner and CEO at HD Lab, during his keynote speech at European ConTech Summit 2019. The discussion took place in London at.

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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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Turning AP From a Burden to a Boon

Surveyor

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

Tenants Order Phase l to Avoid Hazardous Substance Liability

Green Building Law Update

Share of Women Working in Construction Highest in 20 Years

Contractor Magazine

Data from 2017-2018 finds that women’s job growth in construction trades was nearly five times faster than job growth in the field overall

Construction sector AI revolution in 2019

Lets Build

Artificial Intelligence increases its power in different sectors. Furthermore, that kind of technologies is more reachable.

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.

5 Reasons our New HR Management Solution Has Construction Pros Swooning

Surveyor

Construction human resources departments of all sizes are facing a similar and significant challenge — finding and retaining the talent needed to complete their jobs.

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.”.

World Plumbing Day Underscores Dire Need for Training Next Generation of Plumbers

Contractor Magazine

'Currently, millions of stable, highly-lucrative trade jobs remain unfilled, and the health of our communities is at risk '

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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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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

“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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Viewpoint Earns SOC 2 Type 1 Certification

Surveyor

Viewpoint’s SOC 2 certification shows a commitment to providing a secure cloud platform for its products. I wanted to share some exciting news with our current and future customers! On February 1, 2019, Viewpoint earned SOC 2 Type 1 certification on seven products within our global portfolio as reported by independent auditor Moss Adams, LLP – the climactic denouement of a collaborative yearlong effort.

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

70% of Contractors Struggling to Meet Deadlines as Labor Shortage Persists

Contractor Magazine

Results of new Commercial Construction Survey show the challenge of changing perceptions to revitalize the workforce

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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.

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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