October, 2022

Cannabis Retail Construction: How to Navigate the Green Rush

Commercial Construction

Between 2018 and 2022, Englewood’s national construction work in the cannabis retail industry grew by 100% and we expect that trajectory to continue as more states legalize recreational marijuana use and cannabis firms expand into new markets.

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How to Overcome Your Construction Growing Pains

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Growing from a small contractor to a bustling larger one can be tough without the right technologies at your disposal. Construction Best Practices

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All You Need to Know About Top-Down Construction

The Constructor

Buildings with underground structures are often constructed using the bottom-up approach, where sub-structure and super-structure levels are built one after the other, beginning from the building’s foundation and moving towards the top.

How a Compensation Strategy Helps You Compete for Talent

Construction Business Owner

How a Compensation Strategy Helps You Compete for Talent. Compensation strategy is often limited to the financial side of business, but a well-designed compensation plan is much more than a budgeting tool. mhodges. Mon, 10/31/2022 - 10:20.

The Ultimate Free Guide to Construction Project Management Software

Spreadsheets and in-house tools can no longer manage the sophistication and the demand for data of modern construction. Our free buyer’s guide will help you identify what construction software you need and the key features you should be looking for.

Rethink your JOC Program

Job Order Contracting

It’s time to rethink your JOC Program. 4BT (Four BT, LLC – www.4bt.us) has developed a SaaS (web-based) information management application, developed as a SaaS solution for the Job Order Contracting (JOC), Indefinite Quantity Contracting (IQC), and integrated project delivery.

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The Inflation Reduction Act and How GCP Solutions Can Apply.

GCP Applied Technologies

The Inflation Reduction Act and How GCP Solutions Can Apply. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 10/20/2022 - 08:14. GCP Applied Technologies. October 20, 2022. The Inflation Reduction Act is aggressively tackling climate change head on.

Highlights from our 2022 Trimble Viewpoint EMEA Summit

Viewpoint Construction Technology

We look back on the key takeaways of the 2022 EMEA Summit for Trimble Viewpoint customers. Viewpoint News

Construction Claim- Types, Causes, and Preventive Measures

The Constructor

A construction claim is the assertion of a right that requires either more time or/and payment by either party of the contract (often the contractor) for compensation of the losses brought on by the other party’s failure to uphold their portion of the responsibilities as defined in the contract.

The Last Planner System® vs. Scrum: Which is the right fit for you?

Lets Build

Cost and schedule deviations are some of the greatest challenges project managers face—they stem from inefficient scheduling, timeline alterations, and high waste rates. The solution is lean construction scheduling processes, like the Last Planner® System (LPS) and Scrum.

The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

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 is a must for anyone wanting to solve procurement or vendor management pain points.

Types of Measuring Tools | Top 15 Measuring Tools With Their Name & Pictures | Measuring Instrument List

Civiconcepts

Introduction of Measuring Tools Various types of measuring tools are used for measuring a physical quantity, in the civil field such as quality assurance, physics, and engineering, measurement is the … Types of Measuring Tools | Top 15 Measuring Tools With Their Name & Pictures | Measuring Instrument List Read More ».

The Rustic Pallozas of Spain

Natural Building

Deep in Ancares mountains of Spain are some centuries-old houses that look straight out of a fairy tale but are cleverly suited to the harsh realities of this remote region. Known as pallozas , the round huts are made of stone and topped with a teardrop-shaped roof of rye straw.

Preparing for Future Tragedies Decades Before They Happen

Construction Business Owner

Preparing for Future Tragedies Decades Before They Happen. ccapoccia. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 15:27. The design-bid-build project delivery method has dominated the construction landscape for many years.

6 Ways to Care for Your Construction Workers

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How to Keep Your Construction Workers Happy and Healthy. Construction Best Practices

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.

8 Types of Paving Slabs

The Constructor

Pavers are slabs, tiles, and blocks that can be made from various materials, such as rubber, brick (clay), concrete, flagstone, marble, travertine, porcelain, and even plastic.

4 ways to prevent major bottlenecks in construction projects

Lets Build

What makes a construction project successful? Building quality, meeting deadlines , and staying on budget are all factors of success.

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Development Length | Why Development Length Is Provided | Development Length Calculation

Civiconcepts

As a structural engineer or site engineer, we frequently work with various types of designs and details. One word, “development length,” or the denotation “Ld,” is mentioned in the drawing.

Bamboo Scaffolding in Hong Kong

Natural Building

Hong Kong is one of the last places in the world where bamboo is still widely used for scaffolding in construction. It’s flexible, strong and cheaper than metal alternatives that are now more commonly used around the world.

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.

LiveXchange Emerging Industries Panel: Key Factors For Site Selection

Business Facilities

Jenny Massey, Sikich; Linda Burns, Wadley-Donovan-Gutshaw Consulting; and John Boyd, Jr., The Boyd Company will share their experiences navigating the shifting site selection landscape for emerging industries.

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Construction Industry Trends: October 2022 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The work ahead after Hurricane Ian, construction safety, space-aged tech and stamping out racism in construction among October’s top headlines. Construction Technology/News

What is Polyjacking in Construction?

The Constructor

Polyjacking is a concrete lifting and leveling method that uses high-density geo-technical expanding foam to raise and stabilize concrete surfaces. A similar process with the same objective is the process of mudjacking, which uses mud instead of foam to lift the concrete surface to the desired level.

Local Market Construction Cost Data

Job Order Contracting

Without granular, line item Local Market Construction Cost Data you can’t have a verifiable estimate. Most organizations rely upon national average cost data, consultants, and/or historical data.

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. Over half of respondents see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

Defects In Timber | Top Defects Of Timber | 5 Different Types of Defects In Timber | Foxiness In Timber

Civiconcepts

What Is Timber? The wood which is suitable for engineering purposes or construction is called timber.

Five Well Established Eco-Villages Around the World

Natural Building

Ecovillages are intentional communities designed to be environmentally, socially, and/or economically sustainable. The concept gained popularity in the 1960s and 70s, although many traditional, rural communities have long engaged in these practices.

6 Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices

Construction Business Owner

6 Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices. ccapoccia. Tue, 10/04/2022 - 09:02. No one in the construction industry needs to be made aware of rising diesel prices over the past year. They’ve felt the pain.

The Connected Construction Professional Series: Construction Service Management Professionals

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Contractors with service divisions are turning to technology to create unforgettable customer experiences and set themselves apart. Construction Best Practices

Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

Concrete Dusting: Causes and Preventive Measures

The Constructor

Dusting, also known as chalking, is the formation of fine, loose powdery material on the surface of hardened concrete that can be swept away easily. Though dusting is observed inside as well as outside a building structure, it is more problematic when it develops indoors.

Nonresidential Construction Market Update 2022 – Impact of higher financing and project delivery costs

Job Order Contracting

Nonresidential construction DOWN decreased 0.4% in August. Largest declines in Highway/street, Water supply and Public Safety. Other sectors down include – Commercial, Healthcare, Education, Office, Manufacturing, and Power.

What Is Post Tension Slab | Post Tension Concrete Slab | Best PT Slab Construction Method | Post Tensioned Concrete Slab

Civiconcepts

Post–tensioning is a method of reinforcing concrete in a slab and beam. Post-tensioning is a form of prestressing.