July, 2020

A Force Majeure Decision during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Green Building Law Update

There has been much speculation and supposition about the interplay of force majeure provisions in leases and other contracts in response to government orders closing businesses during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, but now there is an authoritative court decision that may provide persuasive authority.

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Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Business Facilities

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees. Read: Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Proven Job Order Contracting Practices that Drive Improved Construction Outcomes

Job Order Contracting

INTRODUCTION. Proven Job Order Contracting Practices have evolved to enable the consistent delivery of quality repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction project on-time and on-budget.

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Is Your Construction Data Selling Your Projects Short?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

When it comes to project status review meetings, a lack of good data can lead to headaches. Here's how the right technology can help. Construction Best Practices

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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.

Bird Friendly Building now the Law in Howard County

Green Building Law Update

Howard County, Maryland has become the first jurisdiction in the state and one of few places in the country to pass a mandatory “bird-friendly design” law for new construction of privately owned buildings.

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How to Cut Costs & Plan for a Future Beyond COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

How to Cut Costs & Plan for a Future Beyond COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:39. As leaders steer their businesses through the fog of the coronavirus pandemic, fear and uncertainty are often two unwelcome, but likely, drivers of business decisions. COVID-19 related disruption is causing widespread panic. When companies sense a financial pitfall, it’s tempting to cut costs—and to do so promptly.

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3 Tips On How To Find The Perfect Commercial Construction Contractor… And Be A Great Construction Client

Commercial Construction

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to talk with Restaurant Development + Design Magazine for an article on “How to Find the Perfect Construction Partner” that just published in the July/August issue.

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Alberta Contractors Feeling Impact of COVID 19

cnstrctr

Weekly Construction News Analysis. The post Alberta Contractors Feeling Impact of COVID 19 appeared first on cnstrctr. All Posts Construction News construction contracotr contractor coronavirus covi covid covid19 delay owner schedule schedule delay scheduling

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How to Get Change Orders in Order

Viewpoint Construction Technology

5 Best Practices to Ensure Change Orders are not Bringing Your Company Down. Construction Best Practices

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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:

Marketing and Accounting Teamwork?

Construction Marketing

In the past, the marketing and accounting functions within a company were not frequent collaborators save the annual budgeting or forecasting process. Today, thanks to technology, software and systems, marketing and accounting teamwork is not only possible, but effective.

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The COVID-19 crisis transforming hotel design, construction

Construction Dive

An architect who is an author of a new white paper on hotel design in the age of the coronavirus suggests steps construction firms should take to be ready for an influx of hospitality work

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Hilti Announces New Wearable Exoskeleton for Tradespeople

Construction Junkie

Heavy lifting, exhausting overhead work, and awkward positions are just some of the perks of working in construction, but they can also lead to chronic back and shoulder pain for many later in life.

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Texas Tops In Business Climate, Virginia Wears Cyber Crown

Business Facilities

Texas has the Best Business Climate, Virginia is tops in Cybersecurity Leaders, Louisiana leads in Workforce Development/Talent Attraction in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report. Read: Texas Tops In Business Climate, Virginia Wears Cyber Crown at BusinessFacilities.com.

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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:

Troublesome Customers Every Contractor Should Learn To Recognize And Deal With

Contractor Bookkeeping

Customers are disloyal price buyers who purchase commodities and services with cost as their primary consideration. Clients are loyal value buyers who purchase goods and services with suitability as their primary consideration.

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Viewpoint, BuildingPoint Midwest Align on Business Partnership

Viewpoint Construction Technology

BuildingPoint Midwest and Viewpoint combine efforts to bring the latest technology and software solutions to the Illinois market. Viewpoint News

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New Lead (Pb) in Soil Standard Now Effective in Maryland

Green Building Law Update

The EPA has described lead as the number one environmental public health hazard in the U.S. And despite that the CDC has in the past identified childhood lead poisoning prevention since 1971 as 1 of 10 great U.S. public health achievements which has included success in reducing human exposures on average, the amount of lead used within the U.S. has since that date actually increased. There is little debate that no amount of lead is safe.

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Construction costs decrease for first time in 10 years

Construction Dive

More companies than usual are bidding on available projects, which tends to drive construction prices lower, according to ABC economist Anirban Basu

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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.

Procore Launches Free Construction Job Posting Website for Both Employers and Jobseekers

Construction Junkie

courtesy of Procore.

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International Cushioning Investing $3.6M In Northwest Ohio

Business Facilities

The New Jersey-based packaging company will create 75 new jobs at its new Fremont, OH advanced manufacturing facility. Read: International Cushioning Investing $3.6M In Northwest Ohio at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Difference Between Pre Tensioning and Post Tensioning

Civil Lead

Prestressed Concrete There are three main types of concrete PCC, RCC and PSC that is Plain cement concrete, Reinforced cement. Read more Difference Between Pre Tensioning and Post Tensioning. Concrete Technology Civil Engineering Civil Engineers Concrete Construction

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A Conversation on Bringing Order and Profitability Back to Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint's Matt Harris recently discussed the construction industry landscape on the Construction Genius podcast. Construction Technology/News

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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.

Bobcat Chooses Partner for Electric/Hydraulic Compact Excavators

Construction Equipment

Doosan Bobcat North America and Green Machine Equipment, a manufacturer of renewable power drive systems, have announced a strategic partnership to produce electric/hydraulic Bobcat compact excavators. Green Machine will custom retrofit Bobcat excavators with their proprietary battery technology to

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OSHA's new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

Construction Dive

Here's what contractors need to know about OSHA practices and enforcement as well as new rules on the horizon, according to an attorney during a recent Associated General Contractors webinar

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A UK Company is Testing Elevators for Tower Crane Operators

Construction Junkie

via YouTube. Tower cranes soar above any project they’re on, offering a unique view of the jobsite for their operators. But, that view comes at a cost, as they require climbing a fixed vertical ladder all of the way up.

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Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP

Business Facilities

Mike Grundmann, Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discusses workforce development, recruitment and training, and the impact of COVID-19. Read: Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP at BusinessFacilities.com.

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The Value Of Unique QuickBooks Reports Specific For Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Some applications make almost everything easy, including accounting software. Too many contractors find out too late the adage "You get what you pay for" still applies.

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How to Untangle Your Construction Payroll Processes

Viewpoint Construction Technology

5 Tips to Help Your Construction Organization Overcome Common Construction Payroll Challenges. Construction Best Practices

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Guide To Writing an Effective Construction RFI

cnstrctr

Because in construction every question matters. The post Guide To Writing an Effective Construction RFI appeared first on cnstrctr.

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6 drones geared for construction

Construction Dive

Here's a roundup of products that can aid contractors with data collection, inspection and documentation on a variety of jobsites

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