October, 2020

How To Build A Business Warehouse

Construction Marketing

The proper storage of goods is crucial for any business because it offers ample production support and provides opportunities for expansion.

What Does Your Accounting System Say About Your Construction Business?

Contractor Bookkeeping

How many times a day do you hear from someone saying, “It’s Boring", or "I’m Bored.” It is a red flag that should light up your “Oh Crap” meter. Moreover, more important, whenever an employee says it.

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Why the Time is Ripe for Widespread BIM Adoption

Construction Business Owner

Why the Time is Ripe for Widespread BIM Adoption. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 10/01/2020 - 23:10. A study from Dodge Data & Analytics reports significant benefits for contractors of all sizes that are adopting BIM (building information modeling) on their projects

Why New Photo Capabilities in Viewpoint Team Could be a Game Changer for Construction Collaboration

Viewpoint Construction Technology

New photo management functionality within Viewpoint Team allows users to quickly share and organize jobsite photos - right from the field. Viewpoint Technology

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

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

Supreme Court to decide Climate Change Case

Green Building Law Update

While this week the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett begins in earnest before the Senate Judiciary Committee, last week the U.S. Supreme court granted BP’s petition for a writ of certiorari in BP P.L.C. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore , a much watched climate change case.

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Sage Intacct Construction Brings Financial Management to the Cloud

Construction Junkie

This article is part of Construction Junkie’s coverage of Groundbreak 2020 , Procore’s annual technology conference. Sage will be in attendance in the virtual exhibitor hall. More details can be found below.

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New Electric Transmission Line Will Create 1,000 Jobs In Kansas

Business Facilities

The new 800-mile Grain Belt Express electric transmission line will carry low-cost, Kansas wind energy to consumers across the Midwest, and create nearly 1,000 jobs. Read: New Electric Transmission Line Will Create 1,000 Jobs In Kansas at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Concrete Slump Variations at Site: How to Deal with it?

The Constructor

Adjusting the slump of concrete is a part of the concreting process, which the contractors should manage properly and cautiously. The concrete slump. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Properties Concrete Technology How To Guide Tests on Concrete Work Procedures

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How to Drive Accurate and Timely Job Costing

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In 15 minutes, you can learn how meaningful reports can be developed and utilized quickly for accurate job costing. Construction Best Practices

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.

New Green Building Tax Credit is a Progressive Effort

Green Building Law Update

At a time when the building industry is principally concerned with the impact of COVID-19 and the luster is off green building, the Montgomery County Council last Tuesday unanimously approved legislation “to accelerate the construction of highly energy efficient buildings and green retrofitting of existing buildings.”.

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OSH Review Commission: Machine Guarding Decision

FDR Safety

The OSH Review Commission issued an employer-friendly machine guarding case decision that is important for employers. The unanimous decision in Aerospace Testing Alliance (Docket No.

7 of the Spookiest Things Found on Construction Sites

Construction Junkie

Construction work can unearth some pretty interesting items. Think about it, many project begin with a piece of previously undeveloped land or land that hasn’t been touched for decades.

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Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership

Business Facilities

The Pelican State will be first to equip every community and technical college with Haas 5-axis machining centers. Read: Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership at BusinessFacilities.com.

Everything You Should Know About Cantilever Beams

The Constructor

A cantilever beam is a rigid structural element supported at one end and free at the other, as shown in Figure-1. The cantilever beam can be either. Structural Engineering Structures

Viewpoint Voices: A Q&A with Product Marketing Manager Daniel Griffith

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn more about the Viewpoint team by reading our second installment of our Viewpoint Voices blog series. Viewpoint News

HRECs in a Phase l are Not Recognized Environmental Conditions

Green Building Law Update

Among the most misunderstood term in a Phase I environmental site assessment is the Historical Recognized Environmental Condition. The environmental professionals who perform these assessments by and large do not take heed of Eduardo Galeano’s quote, “History never really says goodbye.

FDRsafety’s Client, National Steel City, LLC Reduced or Eliminated Welding Fume Exposure and Improved Employee Comfort

FDR Safety

The Challenges Employees Face. You are welding on the construction site and the work is rarely (actually, almost never) on a bench with ventilation. The welds must be made at working surface level, in tight spaces and in body positions that are hot and cause you to sweat.

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Flynn and AARA Construction Sign Letter of Intent


Flynn Group of Companies and AARA Construction Sign Letter of Intent. North America’s Leading Total Building Envelope Contractor Expands in Southwest US. We are excited to announce that Flynn Group of Companies and AARA Construction Inc.

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Muscle Joins The Fight

Business Facilities

In locations throughout the nation, advanced manufacturing facilities and resources are being enlisted in the fight against COVID-19. Read: Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Muscle Joins The Fight at BusinessFacilities.com.

All You Need to Know About Tuckpointing

The Constructor

Tuckpointing is a mortar joint repair process in masonry construction, which involves the removal of deteriorated mortar joints from the masonry. How To Guide

How to Transform Your Construction AP Process

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn how you can make your AP process faster and easier by removing paper processes while turning your AP department into a profit center. Viewpoint Technology

2018 IgCC to be Adopted in Baltimore City

Green Building Law Update

This evening an ordinance will be introduced in the Baltimore City Council to adopt the 2018 International Green Construction Code. In the realm of green building this is a big deal.

Tools for Building a Foundation in Safety

FDR Safety

This blog utilizes research and data from a range of professional safety journals (i.e., Professional Safety) and research reports, and blends it with economic realities and common company leadership expectations. It is written as a series for those who are new to safety or have an expanded role within safety. It is meant to be easily digestible by reviewing one to two key points.

Mass Timber Could Rival Steel, Concrete

Construction Equipment

With environmental benefits and lower labor costs, mass timber has grown into a market that could rival steel and concrete in the construction industry, according to the New York Times. Wood has several advantages over other building materials—including slowing climate change—that are driving

Texas: Open For Business

Business Facilities

The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects. Read: Texas: Open For Business at BusinessFacilities.com.

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85-Year-Old Building Walks on Robotic Legs to a New Location

The Constructor

In Shanghai’s eastern Huangpu district, a five-story primary school building, weighing 7600 tons, was relocated to a new location to make space. News items

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How Technology is Putting the Right Project Management Tools in Contractors’ Hands

Viewpoint Construction Technology

With our ViewpointOne suite of connected software solutions, construction project managers have all the tools they need to get the job done. Viewpoint Technology

Procore Releases Two New Features for BIM Users : Dynamic Wall Elevations & Follow Me

Construction Junkie

via Procore. Groundbreak , Procore’s annual construction technology conference, officially started today and, while it’s in a virtual capacity instead of in-person like usual, there’s no shortage of Procore news and updates.

Telltale Signs Of Bookkeeping Embezzlement And How To Prevent It

Contractor Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping embezzlement stems from a feeling of entitlement and the need to get even.

Good communication on the job site: Connect your teams and see everything

Lets Build

The construction site is where the money is being made or lost. In that sense, visibility is everything. No matter what, you should always be able to have a clear and complete view of your on-site progress against your plan.

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Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Business Facilities

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent. Read: Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups at BusinessFacilities.com.

Design of Doubly Reinforced Concrete Rectangular Beams with Example

The Constructor

The doubly reinforced concrete beam design may be required when a beam’s cross-section is limited because of architectural or other considerations. Beam Design Design Guide How To Guide Structural Engineering