March, 2021

Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021

Business Facilities

A survey of Site Selectors Guild members reveals the key trends impacting corporate location decisions in a wide range of industries in the U.S. and around the world. . Read: Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021 at

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Retrofitting – Its Purpose, Importance, Types, Advantages & Disadvantages

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Definition of Retrofitting The term retrofit refers to increase priorly missing properties of an already present structure. What is Retrofitting?


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5 Tips for Building Your Brand Through Charitable Giving

Construction Business Owner

5 Tips for Building Your Brand Through Charitable Giving. Alex Headley. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 07:30. Helping others is human nature. During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, one-third of United States households were still donating money to charity.

Designing multifamily housing today for the post-Covid world of tomorrow


The Covid-19 pandemic has presented a whole new set of problems, questions, and concerns for multifamily designers and owners looking to attract residents while reassuring them of the safety and comfort of their carefully curated residential environments.

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.

Welding 101: 6 Different Types

Construction Marketing

Our ancestors have been sticking pieces of metal together for centuries, using older and much more rudimentary forms of welding. However, it wasn’t until the late nineteenth century, and then the early twentieth century when the coated electrode was invented, that welding really found its stride.

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OSHA’s Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19

FDR Safety

On March 12 OSHA released an updated COVID-19 response plan. The following summarizes OSHA’s updated strategy: OSHA will continue to implement the U.S.

2021 Construction Materials Cost Increase

Job Order Contracting

2021 Construction Materials Cost Increase was reflected by nearly 5% on a January look back versus past twelve months. The post 2021 Construction Materials Cost Increase appeared first on 4BT. 2021 Construction Materials Cost Increase

What's Coming for Digital Twin Technology

Construction Business Owner

What's Coming for Digital Twin Technology. Alex Headley. Thu, 03/11/2021 - 07:30. The age of the digital twin (a digital representation of a system, object, or in this case, a project) is here — and the technology is no longer just a solution for the world of manufacturing.

Biddeford Parking Garage Sets Final Precast Slab

PC Construction

Today may have been cold and windy but that didn’t stop us from celebrating the topping off of the new parking garage project in downtown Biddeford, Maine. After the “Signing of the Slab” ceremony and.

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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.

5 Ways A Construction Business Can Gain Online Exposure

Construction Marketing

Online exposure is getting more important now more than ever. It’s an essential part of business sales and marketing to reach more audiences across any geographic area in different age groups. So, it’s no wonder a construction business can also gain benefits from increasing their online exposure. .

Part 1: The Growing Power of Women in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Women in Construction week is here. Part one of our two part series will go over stats and resources to help overcome the gender gap in the industry. Education Series

OSHA’s Industry-Specific COVID Guidance

FDR Safety

In addition to the COVID-19 guidance published by OSHA in late January, the United States Department of Labor also created a set of industry-specific guidelines for creating safer workplaces amidst the Covid-19 epidemic.

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What is Slenderness Ratio of RC Column and How to Calculate it?

The Constructor

The slenderness ratio of a reinforced concrete (RC) column is the ratio between the length of the column, its lateral dimensions, and end fixity. Column Design Structural Design Structural Engineering

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

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

The Answer To Your Construction Bookkeeping Chaos

Contractor Bookkeeping

Making decisions never ends for contractors like you. Being adaptable is one of the basics of good decision-making skills. Think of decision-making as being in a bumper car. You are continually driving and trying to avoid the other bumper cars.

#WIC: Meet Laura

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About LauraMy hobby: CookingAdjectives that describe me: Resourceful, honest, efficientLittle known fact about me: My husband and I want to live off the grid when we retire (except for internet!)Favorite Favorite food: Chili Her StoryConstruction has.

Pros And Cons Of DIY Plumbing

Construction Marketing

The most important part of any household or commercial structure is its plumbing system. Plumbing helps ensure that water gets in and out of a home properly. While plumbing is mostly associated with water-related functions, this is certainly not all that it refers to.

Why Great Basin Industrial Moved to the Cloud with ViewpointOne

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The Benefits of Modernizing and Tips for a Successful Construction Technology Transformation. Construction Best Practices

Top 7 Reasons of Using Glass Balustrade for Balcony

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Glass balustrades commonly referred to as glass railings feature glass panels in railings. If you are looking for an amazing way to increase the visual interest of your space and to add a modern look, a glass balustrade is your best option.

What is the Minimum Curing Period for Concrete?

The Constructor

The minimum curing period for concrete is controlled by the type of cement used, ambient temperature, type of construction (size and shape of. Concrete Concrete Technology How To Guide Tips

First-of-its-kind Starbucks built in just six days


A new Starbucks store is set to open in Abbotsford, B.C. that was assembled in six days with near-zero construction waste. The store was designed to reduce the energy needs for heating and cooling compared to standard construction builds

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#WIC: Meet Anne

PC Construction

About Anne My hobby: Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, soccer, pottery Little known fact about me: I think table pepper is spicy How I give back: AGC board member, Spectrum Sleep Out, United Way supporter Favorite. The post #WIC: Meet Anne first appeared on PC Construction Company Blog. All Our Crew

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6 Reasons To Hire A Concrete Company

Construction Marketing

Across many homes, concrete is usually used for patios, pathways, and driveways. It’s no surprise that concrete is popular as it’s very durable. With that said, it does start to develop cracks and other issues, and when this happens to hire a professional concrete company is advised.

The Case for Modernizing Your Construction Job Cost Processes

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How a connected, cloud-based construction solution brings timely, accurate job costing to the table to tackle today’s construction demands. Construction Best Practices

The Right Accounting Software Can Increase Your Profits

Contractor Bookkeeping

Most construction business owners who use accounting software quickly master the basics. They automate processes like invoicing and payroll, track expenses, and view real-time financial reports to manage cash flow and make better business decisions.

Packaging Corp. Of America Plans $440M Investment In Alabama

Business Facilities

PCA’s three-year project will convert a paper machine at its mill in Clarke County, AL to produce linerboard used for corrugated packaging. Read: Packaging Corp. Of America Plans $440M Investment In Alabama at

Parapet Walls – Types, Purpose And Uses In Building

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Introduction of the parapet wall Every building with a roof and balcony has a parapet wall. It is constructed on the edge of the floor and used as a protective barrier and is exposed to the environment.

How to Design Axially Loaded RC Short Column as per ACI 318-19? Example Included

The Constructor

The design of an axially loaded reinforced concrete (RC) short column is quite simple and straightforward. It is governed by the strength of. Column Design Design Guide How To Guide Structural Engineering

5 Reasons To Hire Commercial Builders

Construction Marketing

Whether you’re a business owner investing in a brand-new office space, or a landlord looking to expand your portfolio with some custom-built retail offerings, you may be wondering what kind of builder is best for the job.

State of the Construction Industry: March 2021 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A closer look at some of the biggest headlines in the construction industry from March 2021. Construction Technology/News

Overcome The Struggles Of Hiring And Managing Independent Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

For construction business owners, working with independent contractors can be a lifesaver. Although, hiring Independent Contractors can get very expensive, very fast! The Internal Revenue has a defined set of rules on the difference between an "Independent Contractor" and "Employee."

How Paying Closer Attention to Contracts Can Mean More Successful Bids

Construction Business Owner

How Paying Closer Attention to Contracts Can Mean More Successful Bids. Alex Headley. Wed, 03/10/2021 - 07:30. Submitting a competitively priced bid is key for a bidder to be selected and awarded a contract to build an owner’s project.