November, 2023

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5 Key Trends Shaping the Future of Building Construction 

Construction Today

Building construction is an ever-evolving industry, and staying up to date with the latest trends is crucial for success. In this listicle, we explore five key trends that are shaping the future of building construction in the United States. As environmental concerns grow, sustainable construction practices are gaining momentum, and attention. Green building materials, energy-efficient designs.

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Exploring Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction

Construction Business Owner

Exploring Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction ccapoccia Wed, 11/08/2023 - 10:12 Every commercial or residential building, no matter how unassuming its appearance, is the culmination of collective endeavors by designers and proficient tradespeople. Carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, drywallers, roofers and numerous other skilled individuals work in collaboration to ensure that the building functions as a contemporary, sturdy and secure structure.

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Center Line Heating and Cooling: Manpower and Know-How

Contractor Magazine

The design-build project was to include three patio levels—each snowmelted—a heated pool, spa, bathrooms and a solarium.

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Reverse mentorships bridge generational gaps

Construction Dive

The practice helps longtime employees learn tech and communication skills, while newer workers gain valuable insight from experienced colleagues, according to a Suffolk project manager.

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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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Becoming A Better Construction Leader By Practicing Generosity

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you have been lucky enough to encounter generous people, you understand they have a unique gift for garnering the respect and admiration of individuals around them. When you are a leader, having a positive relationship with the people who follow you is a huge asset you cannot put a price on. In the construction business, generosity and helpfulness are two fundamental traits that can make a business successful.

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Critical Component of Integrated Project Delivery

Job Order Contracting

A critical component of Integrated Project Delivery is objective, verifiable, granular local market cost data and and associated and an associated detailed scope of work (SOW) fully communicated with and agreed to by all participants and stakeholders. While IPD has been marketed as an improvement to traditional construction delivery methods (Sutter Health, etc.) and clearly demonstrated obvious benefit, the process has not been maximized.

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Build a Better Job Posting in 8 Steps

Construction Business Owner

Build a Better Job Posting in 8 Steps Attract the right construction and skilled trade talent with this hiring blueprint. mhodges Thu, 11/30/2023 - 14:59 Searching for highly qualified construction and skilled trades professionals? Achieving your recruiting goals begins with reaching the right talent – and that requires clear and compelling job ads.

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Constructing with Intelligence: How Autodesk AI Helps You Be More Efficient

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The construction industry is no stranger to big changes. Whether it’s the proliferation of BIM, the shift to digital plans and documents over paper, or the rise of mobility and cloud collaboration, transformation has been part of the industry’s DNA over the last few decades. Every big change has certainly come with its challenges, but the construction industry has successfully overcome these pain points to advance processes and achieve new levels of efficiency.

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UAW strike to have ripple effect on construction

Construction Dive

Union representation today is low, but the big wins from guilds and widespread pro-labor sentiment could tip the scales and continue to empower workers.

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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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Recognizing The Value Of Construction Contractors In Our Daily Lives

Contractor Bookkeeping

I was taking a moment to reflect on the challenges for the Pilgrims coming to America. They decided to make the journey with no guarantee of success. To build homes, plant crops, and take care of animals. Then, later, everyone chose to move West by wagon train, horse, or on foot. I am grateful for them! I think about my Grandparents and my Great Grandparents.

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Handling Litigation and Disputes in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Like it or not, construction is a highly litigious industry. Read our blog to see what to watch out for, and how to resolve disputes in construction.

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Beware of Using Assemblies for Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting

Some suppliers of Job Order Contracting software and cost data use “Assemblies” within what is supposed to be a unit price book (UPB). A fundamental element is Job Order Contracting (JOC) is line item estimating which involves breaking down the cost of construction into discrete, granular tasks, each item representing a specific material, labor, and equipment components.

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Construction Industry Stats for August 2023

Construction Business Owner

Construction Industry Stats for August 2023 ccapoccia Fri, 11/10/2023 - 14:57 The Construction Business Owner team compiles statistics each month from several sources, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau, to give you a better understanding of the current state of affairs for the construction industry.

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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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Over 275 Partners Now Integrate with Autodesk Construction Applications 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

21 New Integrations for Autodesk Construction Cloud Construction companies produce an immense amount of data every day; but are firms actually leveraging this goldmine of insights? New research from Deloitte Access Economics , commissioned by Autodesk, suggests there’s work to be done here. Today, only 20% of construction firms identify as data leaders, with the remaining 80% reporting either beginner or emergent levels of data capabilities.

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Gilbane tapped for $5B Mayo Clinic expansion in Minnesota

Construction Dive

The medical complex in Rochester will feature buildings with rooms and floors that can convert to different functions, removing a typical limitation in healthcare construction.

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How is artificial intelligence impacting data center design?

BD+C

How is artificial intelligence impacting data center design? 0 qpurcell Wed, 11/22/2023 - 17:00 Data Centers As AI is reshaping how we interact with machines and the world around us, the design of data centers needs to adapt to this fast-changing landscape. So, Page pairs expert thinking with high-performing solutions to meet the needs of rapidly advancing technologies.

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Introducing Traqspera Field Management for Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Construction Technology

See what Traqspera Field Management brings to the Spectrum ERP (HINT: mobile time tracking, geofencing, daily field reporting & more!

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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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The True Value Of Networking To Contractors And The Community

Contractor Bookkeeping

The ability to network is a fundamental part of running a business. Running a business in isolation is difficult, so it helps to have expert partners and acquaintances available to share ideas with. If you're looking to network with construction industry professionals, there are several ways to do so. 1. Attend industry events: Look for construction industry conferences, expos, and trade shows in your area.

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What Contractors Should Know About the Build America, Buy America Act

Construction Business Owner

What Contractors Should Know About the Build America, Buy America Act ccapoccia Thu, 11/09/2023 - 11:03 Battling back from the Great Depression, the Hoover administration passed the “Buy American Act” in 1933. The basic premise of the law was to revive and bolster the economy by requiring U.S.-sourced iron and steel mined or produced in the U.S. to be used in projects for the federal government.

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Construction Employment Rises In 40 States & D.C.

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased in 40 states and the District of Columbia in October from a year earlier, while 22 states added construction jobs from September to October, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said more states would likely have added construction jobs if the pool of available, qualified workers were larger.

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US manufacturing boom unlocks ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for contractors

Construction Dive

Here are ways construction firms can cash in on the country’s $500 billion onshoring surge and the ancillary projects it is spurring.

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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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A lasting housing impact: Gen-Z redefines multifamily living

BD+C

A lasting housing impact: Gen-Z redefines multifamily living 0 qpurcell Thu, 11/30/2023 - 17:00 Multifamily Housing Nathan Casteel, Design Leader, DLR Group, details what sets an apartment community apart for younger generations. Nathan Casteel MFPRO+ Blog Affordable Housing Student Housing Apartments Designers Urban Planning Generation Z doesn’t settle for the typical living environment.

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Boston Plumber’s Pipe Dream Comes True at Inaugural Plumbing National Championship

Contractor Magazine

The Elite Trades Championship Series is on a mission to elevate the profile of plumbing by framing pipework as a competitive sport.

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Construction Company Budget Vs. Cash Flow

Contractor Bookkeeping

Finding some certainty can make all the difference in the unpredictable construction business world. While the future remains a mystery, budgeting and cash flow forecasting tools can significantly reduce uncertainty, allowing you to anticipate challenges, learn from past events, and enhance your ability to navigate your business. Budget vs. Cash Flow: the crucial distinction A common misconception is that a budget and cash flow are interchangeable.

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Making Moves: Revitalizing Your Fleet

Construction Business Owner

Making Moves: Revitalizing Your Fleet ccapoccia Fri, 11/03/2023 - 08:59 Compact excavators are nimble and versatile, navigating tight spaces and digging with precision. They are the unsung heroes of confined spaces. But as projects evolve, so do jobsite demands.

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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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Proactive Risk Management Strategies for Oil & Gas Companies

Safety Services Company

The oil and gas industry plays a significant role in the global energy landscape and contribute to 82% of total primary energy consumption in the world. However, the industry is exposed to many risks that can significantly impair operations, the environment, and the safety of people. Let’s briefly examine the importance of risk management, the difference between proactive and reactive risk management strategies, and an additional proactive risk management strategy the oil and gas industry

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Florida bill would allow minors to do roofing work

Construction Dive

The legislation, which would permit teens 16 and older to work on roofing projects, also expands recruitment efforts in the trades.

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Transforming workplaces for employee mental health

BD+C

Transforming workplaces for employee mental health 0 dbarista Wed, 11/15/2023 - 13:05 Office Buildings From enhanced privacy to a sense of community to natural design elements, here are practical measures for renovating workplaces with a focus on improving employee mental health. Lauren Elliott, RID, NCIDQ Office Buildings Headquarters Designers Designers / Specifiers / Landscape Architects Architects Renovating your workplace can have a profound impact on the mental health and well-being of you