October, 2023

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5 Smart Approaches for Streamlining Your Construction Project

Construction Marketing

It takes extensive preparation and planning to complete your construction project successfully. Sometimes, even the most experienced developers, contractors, owners, and construction managers find it challenging to maintain the highest efficiency standards and stay organized throughout the entire construction process. However, with the following six approaches, you will streamline your construction projects to ensure you do everything efficiently within the stipulated time and budget.

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12 Step Program for Creating Credible Construction Estimates

Job Order Contracting

The below 12 Step Program for Creating a Credible Construction Estimate is a valuable tool for any real propery owner or services provider. #1 Define estimate’s purpose ■ Who will use the estimate and how. ■ Required level of detail, and overall scope. #2 Develop estimating plan ■ Responsible individuals for estimating approach, estimate development (IGE), reviews, and scheduling as well as final scope of work development and approval #3 Define program characteristics ■ Data and technology requi

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Do You Know the Currency of the Field?

Construction Business Owner

Do You Know the Currency of the Field? ccapoccia Mon, 10/02/2023 - 12:26 Even today, some construction companies are reluctant to share information with the field employees — mainly, the budget figures. For a litany of reasons, “the office” is fearful of the superintendent or foremen possessing job cost information.

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9 tips to get started with low-carbon concrete

Construction Dive

The material is growing in popularity, but many contractors haven’t used it yet. Experts at Greenbuild offered some practical advice on how to get started.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Trimble Dimensions 2023: Find Your Flock

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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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Prefabricated Warehouse Buildings

Construction Marketing

With the explosion of e-commerce in recent years, businesses have been scrambling to add warehouse space near distribution hubs. As a result, the popularity of prefabricated steel buildings has skyrocketed as a solution. Just head to the outskirts of any major metropolitan area, and you can’t help but notice clusters of steel warehouses going up seemingly overnight.

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Effective Public Sector Construction Project Management

Job Order Contracting

Effective public sector construction project management requires an understanding of the requisite role of owners as stakeholders. For decades attention has failed to focus on the need for continuous, competent, and accountable leadership and the effects upon finances, reputations, relationships, communities, and overall organizational missions. Improvement in risk avoidance and fostering owner and team stakeholder satisfaction, trust, and mutual long-term benefit for all parties are prerequisit

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The Importance of Integration: Is Your Tech Stack Setting You Up for Success?

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Upcoming How do you get your software to work for you? Thu, 11/09/2023 - 12:00 12:00 p.m. Central With so many moving parts in the construction lifecycle, chances are you have an arsenal of software solutions to help you do exactly what you need. But if those solutions don't integrate with each other, and you're constantly comparing multiple dashboards or importing/exporting data between providers, your productivity is taking a hit.

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2024’s top construction events

Construction Dive

It’s time to plan for the year to come. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of the industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for 2024.

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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Construction Industry Trends: September 2023 Roundup

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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Streamlining Construction Workflows: Hodari Africa  Excels with Autodesk Build

Autodesk Construction Cloud

In the fast-paced and intricate world of project management, having the right tools and technologies can make all the difference. Hodari Africa , a leading project management firm, recognised the limitations of traditional document-sharing platforms and sought a more robust solution to enhance their construction workflows. A Changing Landscape As an independent, agile, and client-orientated professional services consultancy, Hodari provides bespoke development management and project management s

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The Top Energy-Saving Secrets Every Construction Company Should Know

Construction Marketing

There are many benefits to reducing energy on construction sites. Construction companies that use less energy also reduce their business’s carbon footprint and create sustainability throughout the business’s practices. Investing in renewable energy, such as solar panels or wind turbines, will reduce air pollution emitted by the construction project.

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Essential Bookkeeping Practices For Construction Start-Ups

Contractor Bookkeeping

Starting a new construction business is exciting but has its fair share of responsibilities. One of the most critical responsibilities is maintaining accurate records of your business transactions. From saving receipts to processing employee payroll, every money-related detail should be documented. It's not just about keeping things tidy; it's about understanding the financial health of your business and meeting all your tax obligations.

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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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10 Steps for Performing a Marketing Audit

Construction Business Owner

10 Steps for Performing a Marketing Audit ccapoccia Tue, 10/31/2023 - 16:26 A marketing audit is a comprehensive assessment of your company’s marketing activities, strategies and performance. It provides valuable insights into the effectiveness of current marketing initiatives and helps identify areas for improvement. Conducting a marketing audit is essential for construction companies seeking to optimize their marketing efforts, adapt to market changes and stay ahead of competitors.

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Unions call for PLA on $2B Columbus airport terminal

Construction Dive

A local trade group has asked general contractor Hensel Phelps to commit to paying workers a prevailing wage, a policy the contractor said it has already instituted.

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Contractor Management and Prequalification: Why Are They Necessary?

Safety Services Company

Finding reliable and compliant vendors can be a difficult task for hiring clients in today’s markets. Businesses have to analyze and assess multiple suppliers to find the most compatible ones, and they often require their vendors to have certain licenses, qualifications, and certifications. For contractors, these come in the form of a process known as prequalification and contractor management.

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The impact of office-to-residential conversion on downtown areas

BD+C

The impact of office-to-residential conversion on downtown areas 0 qpurcell Mon, 10/16/2023 - 08:29 Office Buildings Gensler's Duanne Render looks at the incentives that could bring more office-to-residential conversions to life. Duanne Render MFPRO+ Blog High-rise Construction Mixed-Use Apartments Office Buildings Designers Architects Reconstruction & Renovation Urban Planning “The pandemic is behind us.

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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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Addressing the Global Construction Labor Shortage: 3 Proven Steps to Success

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The labor shortage is an ongoing challenge, and it's an issue that's plaguing construction firms all around the world. Research by Autodesk and the AGC found that 85% of firms in the US have open positions, and 91% are struggling to fill at least some of these roles. In the UK , more than half (58%) of firms indicate that they are having trouble finding skilled workers.

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Why Banks Won't Lend Money To Your Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

Getting approved for a business loan or line of credit is more complicated than qualifying for a personal loan. Small construction business owners must be adequately prepared to meet with a lender to present their business in the best possible light and ready for the money they need. Think of all the times: You loaned money to a friend or relative Provided labor and materials for somebody's home or business without a deposit check Did change order work that you never got paid for doing and never

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Building the Next Generation of Construction Workers Using Simulation Training Technology

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Upcoming This immersive simulation technology makes you feel "like you're there" … in the machine, on the job, and under real conditions. Thu, 11/16/2023 - 12:00 10:00 a.m. Central The avenues that used to bring in construction recruits are being choked off. The younger generation has been streamed into white collar jobs for decades now.

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Ohio lands $1.5B data center investment

Construction Dive

New Albany continues to attract massive projects across construction sectors, such as Intel’s $20 billion semiconductor plant and Amazon’s $3.5 billion data center commitment.

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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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Building the Future: Top 5 Technologies Transforming the Construction Industry

Construction Today

The construction industry is constantly evolving with new technological advancements. These innovations are transforming the way buildings are designed, constructed, and maintained. Here are the top five technologies that are improving the construction industry. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a 3D modeling software that allows architects, engineers, and construction professionals to.

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Navigating architectural challenges—from 'unbuildable' to unbelievable

BD+C

Navigating architectural challenges—from 'unbuildable' to unbelievable 0 qpurcell Mon, 10/30/2023 - 10:12 Senior Living Design Mick Schaefer, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, recounts the challenges Vessel Architecture & Design had to overcome while designing a state-of-the-art senior living facility. Mick Schaefer, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA MFPRO+ Blog Senior Living Design Designers Designers / Specifiers / Landscape Architects Coronavirus The architectural domain constantly offers challenges.

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Seamless Collaboration: How Contractor Connection Partners with the Insurance Industry

Contractor Connection

In today’s ever-evolving insurance landscape, the importance of swift and efficient claim resolution cannot be overstated. Contractor Connection, drawing from over two decades of expertise as a managed repair resource for the insurance sector , has positioned itself as an integral solution for the seamless restoration of damages and recovery work.

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The Implications Of Rising Interest Rates For Construction Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

In the construction business world, one constant factor you are likely to encounter is change, particularly in the financial landscape. One such change that can bear significant implications for small businesses is rising interest rates. Understanding how this impacts your construction business and identifying solutions to counteract these effects can be vital to sustaining and growing your company.

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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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Lessons From the Garbage Pail Kids

Construction Business Owner

Lessons From the Garbage Pail Kids ccapoccia Mon, 10/02/2023 - 00:53 This summer, my wife decided to help a few of the local neighborhood kids by hiring them to clean our garbage bins. For $15, they would fully clean our large garbage and recycling bins. My only responsibility was to pay them. One night, our doorbell rang. We both looked shocked since neither of us were expecting someone so late.

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Boston’s year-old $2.3B Green Line Extension needs repairs

Construction Dive

GLX Constructors — composed of Fluor, The Middlesex Corp., Herzog and Balfour Beatty — finished the light rail project last year and will regauge the faulty tracks.

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New LA development will provide over 1000 jobs

Construction Today

Cityview and Stockbridge are partnering with WPIC Construction, AC Martin, Nadia Geller Designs and MJS Landscape Architecture on the project, which is expected to create more than 1000 jobs. Cityview, a premier multifamily investment management and development firm, and Stockbridge, a private equity real estate investment management firm, have commenced construction on Apollo.

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