October, 2022

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Cannabis Retail Construction: How to Navigate the Green Rush

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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. Like any CRE sector, the cannabis industry comes with its own set of nuances for planning and executing construction projects – particularly since it is relatively new and highly regulated.

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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. Although this traditional approach, known as the bottom-up approach, is straightforward in design and execution, it is not practical for projects with limited […].

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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. Compensation strategy is often limited to the financial side of business, but a well-designed compensation plan is much more than a budgeting tool.

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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. Rethink your JOC Program in concert with public sector stewardship.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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6 Ways to Ramp Up Your Construction Workforce

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The labor shortage is no match for forward-thinking contractors with the right technologies and workforce mindset. See why they're planning ahead.

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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. The bill, which passed into law in August 2022, is aiming to reduce carbon emissions in the U.S. by approximately 40% by 2030. To achieve this goal, the U.S. government is investing $300 billion to update building codes and support sustainable construction, and expanding tax

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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 compensation often involves extra payment […].

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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. .

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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. Rising costs of financing and delivering construction services put brakes on nonresidential construction. Now, more than ever, robust, efficient LEAN planning, procurement, and project delivery methods need to be deployed.

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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 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.

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What are the common safety violations in construction work and how can you avoid them?

Lets Build

Safety violations on construction sites aren’t uncommon—just look at these statistics: Over 20% of all fatal workplace accidents in the EU during 2019 took place in the construction industry, making it the top industry for fatal injuries. During that same time, 59.5% of non-fatal accidents due to safety violations took place on construction sites in the EU.

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There’s Nothing Funny About Construction Site Miscommunication… Except for These Cartoons

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Share an Interesting Construction Mishap Story for a Chance to See It Illustrated. Misunderstandings happen all the time in construction , and sometimes these lead to some interesting mishaps, as comically illustrated here by New Yorker cartoonist, Emily Flake. . To highlight the importance of keeping construction crews aligned from initial designs to finished projects — and to bring a little bit of humor to your workday — we’re collecting construction mishap stories from our commun

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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. This article discusses the major features and benefits […].

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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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3 Scary Business Situations & How to Face Them

Construction Business Owner

3 Scary Business Situations & How to Face Them. ccapoccia. Fri, 10/28/2022 - 09:16. Let's be real about it: Owning a business can be frightening. The construction industry is confronting a slew of issues from supply chain delays, labor shortages and economic concerns. These conditions put a major strain on businesses. And those aren’t the only obstacles: chilling conversations, creativity killers and ownership fears can haunt any business owner.

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Public Sector Facilities Stewardship and Data-driven Decision Making

Job Order Contracting

Public sector facilities stewardship has traditionally received poor grades. The fundamental reason the assumptions most public sector professionals have are incorrect when it comes to life-cycle management of the built environment. Assumptions drive what information is collected, how it is collected, how information is analyzed, and what conclusions result, and subsequent actions taken.

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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.

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Management Priorities For New And Experienced Construction Company Owners

Contractor Bookkeeping

In the past, Construction Project Managers were laborers or served an apprenticeship in one of the skilled construction trades and were promoted to foreman. This meant many people were more comfortable in manual labor without management skills. And when "things" were put in charge of "people," the results were not usually favorable. Because of this, many construction companies failed and went out of business due to the Cost of Chaos in their businesses.

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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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The Next Generation in Construction: A Spotlight on 6 Young Industry Innovators  

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Construction is a vibrant industry full of innovative and talented professionals. But its future relies on the minds and passions of our youngest generations. . At Autodesk, part of our mission is to create a better industry for today and tomorrow. Through our Make It Real program, we encourage young people to engage with their communities by applying the design thinking process to real problems related to construction and the built environment.

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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. Concrete pavers are manufactured in a factory by pouring a combination of concrete and a coloring agent into a mold with a certain form and allowing it to cure. […]. The post 8 Types of Paving Slabs appeared first on The Constructor.

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How to Proactively Manage Safety & Compliance

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No. Rotator Image. Status of webinar Upcoming. Using intelligent insights & metrics to drive actions & mitigate risks. Thu, 11/17/2022 - 12:00. 1 p.m. CST. The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced changes to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Severe Violator Enforcement Program — this alone is reason enough to rethink how your teams proactively manage safety and compliance.

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WBS-Work Breakdown Structure Matters

Job Order Contracting

WBS-Work Breakdown Structure Matters for every repair, renovation, maintenance, and new builds. Terms and hierarchy are critical. WBS is significantly enhanced by CSI MasterFormat line-item tasks in terms of cost and labor quantification, especially when data is available in a locally researched database. Process is King! [contact-form]. www.4bt.us.

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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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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.

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Top Construction Company Marketing Blueprint

Contractor Bookkeeping

Construction contractors like you are primarily in the "Hurry Up" and "Wait" zone. Hurry up and answer the call from the customer. Wait to make the appointment. Hurry up and get to the job. Wait for the customer to come home, to be available. Hurry up and create the proposal. Wait for a decision. When the client says "Yes," it is - wait for the Job Deposit.

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

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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 ».

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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. Dusting occurs due to a thin, weak layer of a […]. The post Concrete Dusting: Causes and Preventive Measures appeared first on The Constructor.

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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!

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5 Questions About Heavy Equipment Financing

Construction Business Owner

5 Questions About Heavy Equipment Financing. ccapoccia. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 15:46. If you’re purchasing heavy construction equipment this year, you may have some questions about financing your new machine. Let’s break down your options and look at the advantages of each. An equipment lease or loan allows you to borrow money for equipment purchases and make scheduled payments instead of paying upfront, helping to free up cash you can spend on your business.

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Principles of Sustainable Construction

Job Order Contracting

Principles of Sustainable Construction. sustainable design. Materials. Transport. Water. Energy. Waste. durability. energy efficiency. waste reduction. indoor air quality. water conservation. sustainable building materials. Timber instead of steel. Concrete reinforced with natural fibers. Geo-textiles made from crops. Straw bales. Materials that are accredited as being responsibility sourced.

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6 Ways to Care for Your Construction Workers

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How to Keep Your Construction Workers Happy and Healthy.