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

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.

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

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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

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).

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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

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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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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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

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

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

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

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

How to Lay Geosynthetic Fabric in Highway Construction? [PDF]

The Constructor

Geosynthetics are extensively used in highway construction as they play the role of a separator, filter, reinforcement, stiffener, drainer, barrier, Highway Engineering How To Guide Pavement Design Work Procedures

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.

How Cash Flow Forecasts Help Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Managing cash flow is a vital part of running a successful construction business. Some contractors think managing cash flow means keeping track of how much money enters and leaves their business, but there's actually more that goes into it. Starting Cash + Cash In - Cash Out] = Cash Flow. Contractors and sub-contractors know there is more to profits than what is shown above, and most of you rely on your "gut feel" to see when the project has made a profit or not.

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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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

Infrastructure Spending To Fight US COVID-19 Recession

cnstrctr

Weekly Construction News Analysis. The post Infrastructure Spending To Fight US COVID-19 Recession appeared first on cnstrctr. All Posts Construction News construction contractor coronavirus covi covid covid19 infrastructure recession spending

The world’s first building made from carbon-fiber reinforced concrete starts construction in Germany

BD+C

Two months ago, the foundation was poured for CUBE, a 2,200-sf, two-story building on the premises of Technical University Dresden in Germany, that claims to be the world’s first building made entirely of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete

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.

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?

Contractors hire medical professionals for COVID-19 guidance, site visits

Construction Dive

From temperature-taking nurses to infectious disease control consultants, contractors are partnering with medical experts to create strategies for healthy jobsites and offices

Is Your Construction Organization Ready for What Comes Next?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint presenting two key events in June to highlight construction data modernization and business continuity. Viewpoint News