January, 2024

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Keep Your Hands Safe in the Workplace This Winter

Construction Business Owner

Keep Your Hands Safe in the Workplace This Winter ccapoccia Thu, 01/04/2024 - 12:11 Hand injuries accounted for 102,350 days away from work in 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council. Even minor scrapes and lacerations can prevent construction laborers from completing their work, leading to significant delays and costly medical care.

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Construction misclassifies up to 20% of workers, researcher says

Construction Dive

Paying workers off the books robs them of their benefits and hurts contractors who follow the rules by making them less competitive, said a Century Foundation researcher.

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Make It Resilient 2024 Student Contest Encourages New Ways to Build for Extreme Environments

Autodesk Construction Cloud

From the moon to Mars, we’re getting closer to the reality of expanding humanity’s habitat beyond our planet. But, here on Earth, extreme weather and a changing climate are also creating new challenges—from wildfires to coastal flooding, severe heat waves, and more. With its latest annual Make It Real program, Autodesk is challenging high school students to imagine how to design and build a habitat for an extreme environment.

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Effective Marketing For Diverse Construction Job Categories

Construction Marketing

In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, where precision meets creativity and innovation, effective marketing strategies are paramount for attracting top-tier talent across diverse construction job categories. That said, this article will unravel strategies that resonate with professionals, from those who meticulously plan projects to those who wield the tools on-site.

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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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4 Ways to Track Equipment Easier—and Allocate Tools Back to the Job

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins.

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Stop Bidding & Start Negotiating

Construction Business Owner

Stop Bidding & Start Negotiating ccapoccia Mon, 01/29/2024 - 08:18 Every year, successful construction companies stop and look at their last 12 months, and then they make decisions and commitments to next year’s contract and sales goals. Does your company have a winning customer contract award strategy?

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TSMC reaches deal with Arizona union on $40B chip factory project

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant’s plan to import workers from Taiwan sparked strong opposition from the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council.

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Top 2024 AI Construction Trends: According to the Experts

Autodesk Construction Cloud

To say that AI was the hottest tech-related topic of 2023 would be an understatement. Virtually every industry—from retail and advertising to healthcare and finance—has embraced its potential. The construction sector is no exception. According to Deloitte , AI and advanced data analytics technology could bring cost savings of 10% to 15% for construction projects.

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Mastering Tone For Construction Company Connections

Contractor Bookkeeping

Mastering the right tone is critical when connecting and communicating with people in the construction business. Whether you're writing an email, making a phone call, or meeting in person, how you present yourself can make all the difference in building strong relationships with clients, colleagues, and partners. Research suggests that as much as 93% of communication is non-verbal , so it's unsurprising that the tone and meaning of emails and messages are misinterpreted as much as half the time.

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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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Tactical issues for renovating university research buildings

BD+C

Tactical issues for renovating university research buildings 0 qpurcell Thu, 01/25/2024 - 13:30 Laboratories Matthew Plecity, AIA, ASLA, Principal, GBBN, highlights the connection between the built environment and laboratory research, and weighs the benefits of renovation vs. new construction. Matthew Plecity, AIA, ASLA University Buildings Laboratories Designers Architects Reconstruction & Renovation It is an underappreciated fact that scientific work is closely connected to the built environme

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Superior Construction is reinforcing the built environment across the Carolinas as we learn in our conversation with Richard Kirkman, PE 

Construction Today

There are many man-made marvels often taken for aesthetic value, rather than the ingenuity required to create them. However, in the case of the Ashley River Crossing pedestrian bridge, both are applicable. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the bridge will be the first cable-stayed movable pedestrian structure in the country. Its hydraulic swing span components will allow the bridge to open… Source The post Superior Construction is reinforcing the built environment across the

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How to Equip Your Fleet for Rugged Terrain

Construction Business Owner

How to Equip Your Fleet for Rugged Terrain ccapoccia Tue, 01/30/2024 - 13:41 Rubber track conversions are gaining popularity as an easy-to-install solution for commercial construction and other types of businesses that frequently need to travel over rugged and unpredictable terrain. Built initially for lighter-duty trucks, advancements in rubber track conversion systems are now a smart option for contractors and construction companies that are driven to complete projects on time.

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Construction starts jump 20% to close 2023

Construction Dive

December’s rebound after three down months signaled “the planning queue is stabilizing,” according to Dodge’s chief economist.

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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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Behind the Build: Interview with Mostafa Saber, BIM & Design Manager at Diamond Developers

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Digital technology tools today have changed the face of what it means to be in construction by enabling cloud collaboration, improving workforce productivity and making sustainable practices easy to achieve. Diamond Developers , a subsidiary of SEE Holding are driving the digital agenda across the entire lifecycle of a construction project. The company uses adaptive thinking to achieve their greater purpose—sustainable living for all.

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Practical Tax Season Tips For Construction Business Owners

Contractor Bookkeeping

Tax season can be a bit overwhelming for construction business owners, especially with many things to keep track of in our industry. But don't worry; we're here to help! We know that construction businesses have unique tax considerations that can be tricky to navigate, such as complex accounting and bookkeeping challenges and issues related to payroll and sales taxes.

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5 ways mass timber will reshape the design of life sciences facilities

BD+C

5 ways mass timber will reshape the design of life sciences facilities Here are five reasons why it has become increasingly evident that mass timber is ready to shape the future of laboratory spaces. rcassidy Tue, 01/02/2024 - 14:16 John Sullivan, AIA A new study by a collaboration of design, engineering, and construction firms describes cost-effective strategies for building laboratories and science+technology facilities using mass timber.

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Joel Hutchines breaks down AI’s transformational role in boosting productivity for construction 

Construction Today

The construction industry represents the bedrock of economic development and infrastructural growth across the globe. Known for its brick-and-mortar framework, it’s a high-stakes game where every decision, from project conception to execution, has the potential to change the course of events. The cost of poor decision-making is not just an abstract concept, it can translate into tangible financial… Source The post Joel Hutchines breaks down AI’s transformational r

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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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How the Opioid Crisis Impacts the Construction Industry

Construction Business Owner

How the Opioid Crisis Impacts the Construction Industry ccapoccia Mon, 01/15/2024 - 16:50 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the number of overdose deaths in the U.S. has more than doubled in the past five years. Over 105,000 Americans died from all overdoses in calendar year 2022, and approximately 70% of all overdose deaths in the U.S. are attributed to opioids.

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Contractors should brace for weaker conditions: AIA

Construction Dive

On the heels of “surprisingly strong” performance in 2023, a new report predicts that declining property values, tighter credit and higher input costs will hamstring growth this year and next.

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Why You Should Make 4D Construction Sequencing ‘Business as Usual’ – and How To Do It

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Technology is increasingly driving almost every sector to new heights and efficiencies; the construction industry stands at a pivotal juncture. Incorporating 4D construction sequencing into everyday operations isn't just a technological upgrade; it's a business imperative for forward-thinking firms, especially in APAC. Most of the time, 4D BIM is seen as an early stakeholder engagement tool.

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Becoming A Better Project Manager By Improving Communication Skills

Contractor Bookkeeping

In the construction industry, communication takes many forms, including written reports, drawings, emails, and face-to-face meetings. Each form of communication has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. For example, written reports and illustrations provide a permanent record of information, but they may not be as effective in conveying complex ideas as face-to-face interactions.

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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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Designing for personal technology is crucial for senior living facilities

BD+C

Designing for personal technology is crucial for senior living facilities 0 qpurcell Thu, 01/11/2024 - 16:00 Senior Living Design Today’s seniors are increasingly tech savvy. It isn’t enough to give senior living residents a pre-determined bundle of technology and assume that they’ll be satisfied. Jeff Carpenter, PE, RCDD MFPRO+ Blog Senior Living Design Designers Engineers Architects Smart Buildings Today’s seniors are increasingly tech savvy.

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How DIRTT creates dynamic spaces that adapt and evolve in response to changing needs 

Construction Today

DIRTT is an interior construction company, specializing in providing prefabricated, layered-modular construction for interiors, delivered with innovative processes and technologies. Spaces built with DIRTT’s construction system are customizable for Day One and adaptable from Day Two and beyond. The system provides total design freedom and greater certainty in cost, schedule, and outcomes… Source The post How DIRTT creates dynamic spaces that adapt and evolve in response to chang

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Unlocking Success in AECO Projects: The Transformative Power of Collaboration

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Featured This presentation emphasizes the significance of genuine collaboration, sharing lessons learned in the office and field. Thu, 02/29/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central AECO projects are by their nature collaborative enterprises. When stakeholders can communicate and share insights, projects are more likely to come in on time and under budget.

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What contractors need to know for 2024

Construction Dive

It’s anyone’s guess what will happen in the next 12 months, but these insights from construction pros can help bring the year into focus.

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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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40+ Fresh Product Releases You Should Know in January

Autodesk Construction Cloud

At Autodesk, our goal is to help your teams work faster and smarter all year long. This month, we have 40+ product releases across Autodesk Construction Cloud , including Autodesk Build, Autodesk BIM Collaborate, Autodesk Takeoff, BuildingConnected, and Assemble. And because your time is valuable, we don't need you to sweat the details. Click below to get the key info you need to know: Autodesk Construction Cloud Platform Autodesk Build Autodesk BIM Collaborate Autodesk Takeoff BuildingConnected

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ABC: 2024 Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million

Contractor Magazine

In 2025, the industry will need to bring in nearly 454,000 new workers on top of normal hiring to meet industry demand.

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Construction Completed for Saddleback’s Newest On-Mountain Experience

PC Construction

The newest addition at Saddleback is now complete! The Nest , a new 2,500-square-foot ski-in, ski-out on-mountain dining experience is situated at 3,620′ in elevation and features an 80-seat dining area and 14-seat bar designed to easily transform into an event/wedding space. In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, the accompanying ski-up food kiosk allows mountain enthusiasts to place orders without stepping foot inside.