June, 2020

How to Protect Your Construction Data in Uncertain Times: Part 1 of 2

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Breaking down some of the construction data security best practices from a special Viewpoint webinar. Construction Best Practices

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How contractors can protect jobsites from vandalism

Construction Dive

Recent looting incidents across the country are a reminder that contractors should employ commonsense strategies to reduce the risk of their projects being robbed or vandalized, experts say

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Beyond COVID-19 - How To Build Value In Your Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

We've said it before, and we'll say it again – this has been a challenging few months for all of us, but there is no better time to think seriously about your business. We all understand the economy has been tough for construction owners. I know you have made severe adjustments in your lifestyle and your businesses; however, remember this too shall pass because there is nothing new under the sun.

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What is BOQ & Example of Bill of Quantity for Construction

Civiconcepts

The post What is BOQ & Example of Bill of Quantity for Construction appeared first on Civiconcepts.

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

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

Modular Monitor: What to consider before making the move to offsite construction

Construction Dive

While the coronavirus may lead more firms to check out modular building techniques, experts say contractors should thoroughly understand the differences in bidding, scheduling, budgeting and more that go along with them

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Types of Building Materials & Their Applications

Civiconcepts

The post Types of Building Materials & Their Applications appeared first on Civiconcepts.

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Face coverings reveal a new set of jobsite issues

Construction Dive

While protective face coverings can keep employees safe from COVID-19 and are required in some areas, they have led to questions and in some cases, pushback, from workers. Here is how to ensure compliance

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Democratizing Data: The Modern Infrastructure and Cutting-Edge Technologies Behind ViewpointOne

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at the powerful technologies behind the ViewpointOne suite of integrated, cloud-based construction software solutions. Viewpoint Technology

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New Maryland Real Estate Laws from the 2020 Legislative Session

Green Building Law Update

The 71 day session of the Maryland General Assembly was for the first time since the Civil War cut short from the prescribed 90 days (. of note, the legislature has met for 90 days since the predecessor, appointed not elected, General Assembly of Maryland was first called together in 1635 in St. Mary’s).

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Webinar Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button:

Why you can?t run complex construction projects with Whatsapp and Excel

Lets Build

Almost all of us have in one way or another used WhatsApp at some point in our lives to communicate with our friends, family, and even colleagues. What makes WhatsApp so popular is how easy it is to exchange messages and photos with your connections. FREE EBOOK: How to deliver successful projects without tearing your hair out using Excel and WhatsApp!

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HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19

Business Facilities

The world-class biotech research hub in Huntsville, AL has marshalled its resources to fight the pandemic, with increased lab space. Read: HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19 at BusinessFacilities.com.

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1,000 Workers to be Hired for Keystone XL

Construction Equipment

Michels Canada has been selected to build the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The company, based in Nisku, Alberta, expects to start construction near Oyen this summer, and finish near Hardisty in the spring of 2022. The Alberta portion of the TC Energy pipeline is approximately 160

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Tech, stability may move Gen Z through the trades pipeline

Construction Dive

Coronavirus hasn't stopped contractors' recruitment efforts and in some ways is demonstrating the industry's growing technology use and its career opportunities

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Reader Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

7 Key Ingredients of a Data-Driven Contractor

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Does your company have all the right pieces to become a modern, data-driven contractor? Construction Best Practices

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Four New LEED Pilot Credits Respond to COVID-19

Green Building Law Update

This blog post is an update to my June 6th post, Two New LEED Pilot Credits Respond to COVID-19 , describing that the U.S. Green Building Council has now added two additional Pilot Credits responding to the novel coronavirus. You may reasonably infer that I have posted an update (.

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Triax Releases Hard Hat Tags to Monitor Social Distancing and Contact Trace Amid COVID-19

Construction Junkie

via Triax. Many construction sites are open after nationwide shelter-in-place orders slowed the industry due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, but it’s still not business as usual. Social distancing efforts still need to be in place, but that can be hard to manage. I have heard stories of at least a few construction site shut downs after a positive test from a worker, causing everyone on site to need to get tested, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could monitor who that person came into contact with?

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Navistar Virtually Breaks Ground On $250M Texas Manufacturing Facility

Business Facilities

Navistar is building a commercial truck and bus manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area. Vehicle production will begin in early 2022. Read: Navistar Virtually Breaks Ground On $250M Texas Manufacturing Facility at BusinessFacilities.com. Automotive Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Texas Bexar County corporate expansion Employment Manufacturing 4.0 Navistar San Antonio San Antonio Economic Development Foundation virtual groundbreaking

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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.

Tax Tips For New Construction Business Owners

Contractor Bookkeeping

The tax deadline is postponed to July 15, 2020. If you just started your construction business last year and haven't filed yours yet, this post would be helpful. Your tax bill is based on reports produced by your accounting system. Want to avoid paying more than you should come tax time? Or a frantic last-minute search for missing financial records?

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Construction employment sees record rebound in May

Construction Dive

New government employment data points to a sooner-than-expected economic recovery, according to ABC economist Anirban Basu

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How to Protect Your Construction Data in Uncertain Times: Part 2 of 2

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In the second part of this blog, we look at real-life examples of cybersecurity attacks and the measures to protect against them. Construction Best Practices

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Phase 2 Begins for WSSC’s Innovative Bio-Energy Project

PC Construction

In April, the WSSC Water Commissioners approved Phase 2 funding, allowing PC to begin construction of the design-build Piscataway WRRF Bio-Energy Project in Accokeek, Maryland. The $228 million for Phase 2 brings the total investment. All Integrated Delivery Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment Design-Build WSSC

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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 Ultimate Construction Father's Day Gift Guide 2020

Construction Junkie

Father’s Day 2020 is June 21, so you better get started on gift ideas if you want to impress dad this year. Whether your father is contractor, handyman, or DIYer, we’ve got a lot of great ideas for him this year. For more more gift ideas, be sure to check out our past Father's Day Gift Guides from 2016 , 2017 , and 2018 , 2019 or our Ultimate Construction Holiday Gift Guides from 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , and 2018 , and 2019.

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Corporate Headquarters: Base Camps for Business

Business Facilities

Corporate headquarters aren’t synonymous with cookie-cutter glass towers hidden in the middle of canyons of skyscrapers in the largest cities. More and more locations are offering what it takes to be a base camp for 21st-century business. Read: Corporate Headquarters: Base Camps for Business at BusinessFacilities.com.

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What Does Composite Toe Mean?

Work Gearz

Why be the old school guy when the modern things are more appealing and trustworthy? I mean… why to stick to steel toe boots when composite toe caps are better, safer, stronger and lighter ? . Composite toe caps are OSHA, ANSI & ASTM approved and are among the safety toe caps that are non-metallic yet provide the best protection while being very light and comfortable.

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Construction productivity stats approach precoronavirus levels

Construction Dive

While some aspects of construction are inching toward normal, others seem to be impacted by an unknown future, according to data collected by the Associated General Contractors of America and Procore

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Ready, Set, Report: Getting Started in Viewpoint Analytics is Easier than You Think!

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In just a few short steps, you can be on your way to being a data-driven contractor with Viewpoint Analytics. Viewpoint Technology

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Bobcat launches Stage V telehandlers and loaders

Digger Blog

Bobcat has unveiled its Stage V upgrades for telehandlers and M-Series compact tracked loaders, along with walkaround videos for a closer look. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

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[VIDEO] Block-Laying Reaches Milestone of 200 Blocks Laid Per Hour

Construction Junkie

via Fastbrick Robotics. It’s been a couple of years since we’ve last checked in on the Hadrian X , a masonry block laying robot made by Fastbrick Robotics (FBR) and the company has just announced that their machine has reached a new major milestone: 200 blocks placed in an hour, a feat that the company is calling a “new lay speed record.” The Hadrian X robot doesn’t use a traditional brick or block system that you may be used to, nor does it use a standard mortar to set the blocks.

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Logistics Industry Focus: Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

Business Facilities

The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local. Read: Logistics Industry Focus: Rethinking The Global Supply Chain at BusinessFacilities.com.

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