September, 2022

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Managing Multiple JOC Programs, Contracts, Projects, UPBs, and Workorders

Job Order Contracting

Managing Multiple JOC Programs, Contracts, Projects, UPBs, and Workorders is now possible with full visibility and minimal administrative burden and cost! Programs, Contracts, Projects, and Workorders vary in size, complexity, required governance. Everything can now be done in a single point solution with full compliance. Move from information silos and percentage fee systems to the 4BT OpenJOC Framework (TM).

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Future of Net Zero Energy Buildings for Michigan Business Owners

Wolgast Corporation

We hear about energy efficiency, greenhouse gases, renewable energy, and carbon emissions more frequently these days, but maybe not as popular is Net Zero Energy Building or Net Zero Energy Building Ready. These aren’t new concepts, but with the flurry of attention on energy savings, we wanted to check into the current status for Michigan Commercial Building Owners.

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What Is Epoxy Paint? | 5 Difference Between Epoxy Paint & Normal Paint | How To Apply Epoxy Paint

Civiconcepts

What Is Expoxy Paint? Epoxy paints are made up of latex acrylic and a small amount of epoxy, where epoxy is one type of polymer that is responsible for the … What Is Epoxy Paint? | 5 Difference Between Epoxy Paint & Normal Paint | How To Apply Epoxy Paint Read More ».

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What are the Signs of Foundation Heave?

The Constructor

Foundation heave is the upward movement of the expansive soil layer after it is saturated with water. Controlling the signs and symptoms of foundation heave at an early stage is important to prevent further enlargement of heave pressure and avoid serious damage to the foundation and superstructure. Common signs of foundation heave are cracked and […].

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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Structure Your Company’s Compliance Checklist

Construction Business Owner

Structure Your Company’s Compliance Checklist. Follow these 4 steps to ensure employees follow procedures. Greg Ragsdale. Thu, 09/08/2022 - 12:40. Read BambooHR’s four-step checklist for ensuring that employees follow procedures in your business. . Category. Business Management. Promote to rotator No. Main Image. Sponsored by. Section In the Office.

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Listing of LEAN Construction Practices

Job Order Contracting

Below is a listing of LEAN construction practices. Of these, only LEAN Job Order Contracting provides a robust framework that integrates internal and external planning, procurement, and project delivery teams within a common data environment inclusive of actionable cost visibility, defined workflows, and quantitative metrics. 6 Sigma. Benchmarking.

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Implementing lean construction for infrastructure projects

Lets Build

Almost all large infrastructure projects have something in common: They frequently suffer from cost overruns and significant delays. As the size and challenges of these projects continue to grow, so do the problems they bring for general contractors and construction companies. The result is often lower productivity and less profitability for those involved in infrastructure projects.

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Level Up Design and Coordination Workflows with Accessible Reality Capture 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Picture this: your construction firm is looking to bid on a project to renovate an old factory into a new office building. The owner wants to preserve the structure’s historic look and feel while revamping the building’s internal layout and adding modern amenities. . It’s an exciting project, but it also comes with a host of challenges.

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What is Low-Noise Concrete Pavement?

The Constructor

Nowadays, controlling traffic noise has become an important criterion in the design and construction of transportation infrastructure. The noise pollution due to vehicular movements can be minimized through the construction of noise barriers or low-noise concrete pavement, with the latter being the most efficient method. Several techniques have been developed to reduce noise pollution, but […].

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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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Financial Health in Today’s Bonding Market

Construction Business Owner

Financial Health in Today’s Bonding Market. ccapoccia. Thu, 09/29/2022 - 15:48. Economic health is a huge driver of the construction industry. More than halfway through 2022, the industry has experienced rising interest rates, continued price increases, extended material lead times and persistent shortages of skilled workers. The success of managing these challenges is captured on a final scorecard — a business’s year-end financial statements.

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Construction Industry Trends: September 2022 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Decreasing material costs, a push for more BIM practices, and more high-dollar projects among the construction industry headlines in September.

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Construction Project Delivery Leadership – Public Sector

Job Order Contracting

Greater focus is required upon Construction Project Delivery Leadership in the public sector. Efficient management of the built environment is critical to the environment, economy, and our overall well being. Repair, renovation, maintenance, and new build activities however have been notoriously ill managed. Both formal and professional education have not prepared real property owners to address the basics of planning, procurement, and project delivery that enable the consistent delivery of qu

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7 key benefits of Lean construction for wind farms

Lets Build

The construction industry has historically been quite inefficient, but that’s no longer acceptable in today’s post-pandemic world. As construction companies struggle with shortages of everything from raw materials to skilled tradespeople, sticking to timelines has become increasingly challenging. Indeed, force majeure in construction has become commonplace, from delays caused by strikes in the supply chain to extreme weather conditions.

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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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What the Future Holds for Single-Family Rentals

Pro Builder

What the Future Holds for Single-Family Rentals. ibush. Fri, 09/23/2022 - 13:00. Yes, single-family rentals are booming right now. But how will the currently overheated SFR sector fare in the long term? Mark Wolf. The increasing cost of owning a home continues to affect more and more Americans. Rising interest rates are not helping. With inflation hitting a record high not witnessed since the 1980s, the Federal Reserve has initiated what will be a series of rate hikes; the 0.75 percentage point

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Types and Roles of Admixtures in Pumpable Concrete

The Constructor

Any admixture that improves the workability of concrete is advantageous for enhancing the pumpability of concrete. Various chemical admixtures like air-entraining admixture, high-range water-reducing admixture, and finely divided admixture have been utilized to improve concrete pumpability. The choice of the type of chemical admixture and its utilization in concrete depends on the mixture’s characteristics.

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Can Tech Tackle the Talent Deficit?

Construction Business Owner

Can Tech Tackle the Talent Deficit? ccapoccia. Thu, 09/29/2022 - 17:01. For decades, the construction industry has faced a steadily increasing struggle to attract and retain talent, but smart companies are recognizing that technology can be a big part of the solution. The lack of appeal among younger people — often driven by misconceptions — along with recessions, the pandemic and other factors have shrunk the available construction labor pool.

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Debunking 5 Myths of Construction Management in the Cloud

Viewpoint Construction Technology

As more and more contractors move to the cloud, those that have held back are finding their reasonings are losing steam.

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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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Turnkey JOC Program

Job Order Contracting

The 4BT-PEP is a turnkey JOC Program that delivers the highest performance at the lowest possible administrative cost. 4BT exclusively provides all of the following, without the need to pay a percentage of construction volume, which results in excessive cost and failure to meet public sector fiscal responsibilities. Powerful, yet easy-to-use services and tools that support efficient project delivery, including LEAN job order contracting that simplify administrative and operational processes, and

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Applying lean construction to residential projects

Lets Build

The construction industry is notorious for creating waste—it was responsible for 62% of total waste in the UK in 2018. One of the most significant sources of waste in residential projects comes from rework or correcting mistakes that could have easily been avoided. But how can you minimise waste and avoid rework in residential construction? The problem: Waste in residential construction.

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Construction Company Employee Compensation And A Note On Taxes

Contractor Bookkeeping

There are a few different methods that employers use to pay their employees, and while they may have similarities, they each also have implications for your construction business and employees. On top of that, there may be a blended model at play, in which you offer two types of compensation at once, such as a wage and bonuses. When paying employees, laws and the IRS have made the payroll function a time-consuming nightmare for the small business owner.

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What is Mastic Sealant?

The Constructor

Mastic is a form of sealant or adhesive used to fill the joints or as a bond for different materials and gaps. It is an elastic and flexible material used to create a durable bond between two different surfaces or to protect a particular surface. This article discusses the features of mastic sealants in the […]. The post What is Mastic Sealant?

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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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Job Costing for Construction

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No. Rotator Image. Status of webinar Featured. Learn how to use job costing to steer the financial success of your business. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 12:00. 1:00 p.m. CDT. Job costing excellence is at the core of high-performing construction companies. Job costing measures the success throughout the job and provides insight into its future profitability.

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The Connected Construction Professional Series: Construction Equipment and Fleet Management Professionals

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Your Construction Equipment and Construction Fleets are Your Company’s Biggest Capital Assets—Protect It With Better Data.

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Current Construction Cost Data CSI Masterformat

Job Order Contracting

Current Construction Cost Data CSI Masterformat is now more important than ever. 4BT exclusively offers locally researched construction cost data that is updated quarterly. Granular line-item construction cost data with labor, material, equipment, and productivity information. Organized using expanded CSI Masterformat. Over 65,000 line-items- repair, renovation, maintenance, and new build.

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What Is Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)?

Lets Build

Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a methodology designed to address the declining productivity and efficiency throughout the construction industry due to poor communication among project stakeholders. Imagine a world where: All contractors, suppliers, owners, and stakeholders are involved with the project from the design process to completion. Communications throughout the project are clear and concise with a focus on transparency and trust.

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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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How Much Does New Home Construction Cost in 2022? Here’s a Full Breakdown

Pro Builder

How Much Does New Home Construction Cost in 2022? Here’s a Full Breakdown. ldeakins. Fri, 09/16/2022 - 10:49. It's no surprise that new-home construction costs surged amid a supply-chain storm and a labor shortage mid-pandemic, but just how pricey are new residential projects? The average cost to build a house in 2022 is $300,000, but that price tag varies state by state depending on availability of labor and materials, Forbes reports.

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How to Treat Discolored Concrete Surface?

The Constructor

Concrete discoloration is simply the change of the designated color of concrete. This could be due to the presence of calcium chloride in concrete, cement and additives, improper curing, environmental conditions, and faulty finishing works. Discoloration can be minimized by reducing the effect of the factors mentioned above. However, if a contractor encounters dark spots, strips, […].

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Unlocking Awareness & Adjusting Your Approach

Construction Business Owner

Unlocking Awareness & Adjusting Your Approach. ccapoccia. Wed, 09/07/2022 - 10:15. There is a stigma attached to mental health in the United States. Misrepresentation in entertainment and the media has created a general misunderstanding, fear and negative perception of those battling mental health issues. As a result, those affected are often afraid to tell even their closest friends and family for fear of being labeled “crazy.”.