May, 2021

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Contractor

Construction Marketing

While we may all try our hand at a DIY project from time to time, there are certain projects that are just too complex for a novice to handle successfully.

How to Control Cracks due to Shrinkage?

The Constructor

Shrinkage due to drying out of moisture content in building materials is one of the main causes of cracks in structures. Cracking due to shrinkage. How To Guide Others Repair/Protection Guide

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How Connected Construction is Shaping the Future

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Forecasts from Dodge Data & Analytics and Viewpoint show a construction rebound, and modern, connected technologies are fueling an industry recovery. Construction Technology/News

Optimizing Your Construction Business Website For Local Searches

Contractor Bookkeeping

For most construction businesses, increasing sales during this time will be very beneficial and may provide some much-needed cash flow relief.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

How the Pandemic Will Shape the Future of Off-Site Residential Construction

Pro Builder

How the Pandemic Will Shape the Future of Off-Site Residential Construction. rbinsacca. Wed, 05/12/2021 - 06:00. Productivity in home construction lags behind almost every other industry, while inefficiencies and waste hurt profits and growth.

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5 Ways To Ensure Safety On The Jobsite

Construction Marketing

Jobsite safety is now a top priority across many companies. It really doesn’t take rocket science to understand its importance. If a workplace is unsafe, then accidents are going to be frequent. This can disrupt the smooth workflow, productivity, and efficiency of your team.

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FDRsafety Daily Report

FDR Safety

Powered by Formstack. The post FDRsafety Daily Report appeared first on FDRsafety. Articles


Viewpoint Customer Success Story: B&D Industries Navigates Unexpected Changes, Delivers Project in Just 25 Days

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How connected, cloud-based construction software allowed a contractor to easily complete a challenging project in just 25 days. Client Spotlight

Artificial Intelligence in Surveying

The Constructor

AI is gradually proving its ability to streamline the drafting, surveying, and data capture processes in surveying practices. As per a recent report. Artificial Intelligence Digital Construction

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

SMHC Behavioral Renovation Project Honored with AGC Build Maine Award

PC Construction

PC is pleased to announce that the Associated General Contractors of Maine has selected the Southern Maine Health Care Behavioral Renovation project to receive one of five Build Maine Awards. The award, which was granted.

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A Willing Workforce (With Criminal Records)

Construction Business Owner

A Willing Workforce (With Criminal Records). Alex Headley. Thu, 05/13/2021 - 07:30. The construction industry has been plagued by labor shortages for most of the past decade.

Heavy Equipment: 5 Different Types And Uses In Construction

Construction Marketing

With so much heavy equipment in the construction industry, it’s normal to get confused about their uses. Some equipment is for large-scale operations, and others are for smaller projects. .

Reclassifying Permit Required Confined Spaces

FDR Safety

I had the opportunity to view one of the best presentations on permit required confined spaces that I have ever seen. Tom Burgess, MS, CSP, CIH covered 32 slides in 35 minutes before addressing a host of questions.

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

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

Viewpoint Customer Success Story: Achieving Real-Time, Connected Construction Data

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Dave Steel Company’s Babette Freund Weighs in on Moving to the Cloud and Connected Data Between ViewpointOne, Tekla PowerFab suites. Viewpoint Technology

Smart-Tinting Glass for Greener Cities

The Constructor

Smart-tinting glasses are elements designed to respond to the dynamically changing light conditions. They are one of the most advanced façade. Building Materials Digital Construction

Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

Safety Services Company

Millions of U.S. workers are exposed to high temperatures and hot work environments on a regular basis. And every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure.


Simplify Facilities Repair, Renovation, and New Builds

Job Order Contracting

The post Simplify Facilities Repair, Renovation, and New Builds appeared first on 4BT. Why LEAN Construction Matters

7 Ways Construction Companies Can Keep Their Workers Safe

Construction Marketing

Despite being one of the leading employment sectors in many countries, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous sectors. Statistics show that there are over 400 injuries and over 20 fatalities each year related to construction in Ontario alone.

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National Safety Stand-Down Resources

FDR Safety

This week marks the annual National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls In Construction. Led by OSHA, the National Stand Down is a week-long event where companies are encouraged to dedicate specific time to discuss Fall Hazards and more importantly, Fall Prevention.

Viewpoint's Q1 2021 Quarterly Construction Metrics Index

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint's user data shows positive construction trends, cautious optimism about short- and long-term industry health. Construction Technology/News

How do Poor Construction Practices Cause Crack Development in Concrete Elements?

The Constructor

Several poor construction practices, such as inadequate concrete curing, lack of formwork support, insufficient concrete compaction, and adding water. Concrete Cracks Concrete Technology

Raft Foundation (Mat Foundation) | Types & Advantages


Raft Foundation is also known as Mat Foundation is a footing spread over the entire area of the foundation transferring the load of the entire structure to the ground by … Raft Foundation (Mat Foundation) | Types & Advantages Read More ».

How to Achieve 25%-30%+ average construction Savings

Job Order Contracting

If you are wondering how to How to Achieve 25%-30%+ average construction savings, it’s really simple. Just stop doing the same old things that will never work. Schedule a 15-minute introductory call.

6 Advantages of Industrial Stairs

Construction Marketing

Stairs are integral to building design. Well-designed stairways can add value to any structure as it ensures users are safe and comfortable going up and down the steps. They also break up the monotony in modern buildings and even enhance their aesthetics.

I use MS Project. Why would I want to use something else?

Lets Build

Are you using MS Project or Excel to stay on top of your schedule? Many project managers and site foremen, like you, choose to rely on these tools to manage their programme. And this is where the problems begin.

State of the Construction Industry: May 2021 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

From relaxed mask mandates to cybersecurity to racism on jobsites, here’s a look at some of the stories we were tracking in May. Construction Technology/News

From Good to Great: A Guide to Safety Measures When Working Outdoors

The Constructor

Employees who work outdoors face a more significant risk of contracting injury or illnesses than their co-workers who work indoors. Be it the summer. Safety Guide

Stuck & Going Nowhere

Construction Business Owner

Stuck & Going Nowhere. Alex Headley. Wed, 05/26/2021 - 07:20. Almost every construction company owner, president or manager is busy — they never have enough time to finish everything on their plate. They tend to take on too many duties. They don’t delegate.

Job Order Contracting Program Solution

Job Order Contracting

Paying 11% of total construction value is not a job order contracting program solution in concert with the fiduciary responsibilities of any public sector real property owner. Unfortunately, such a practice is far from rare.

3 Main Resources For Building Developers

Construction Marketing

Construction is a massive industry because there are many competitors and you’ll also be operating in an in-demand sector with a lot of room for expansion. So what better time to invest in a construction company than now? .

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Should I Do A Full Wrap Of My Company Vans?

A David Creation

Wrapping your company vehicles is a cost-effective way to ramp up your local brand recognition. Just make sure you do it right! You can install a 1/4, 1/2, ¾, or full wrap (using printed vinyl), and it can be done on both purchased and leased vehicles in most cases.