October, 2019

Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines

Business Facilities

Just as with any planning technique, comparison of the potential benefits of Qualified Opportunity Zones to other tax deferral or elimination strategies remains crucial. Read: Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines at BusinessFacilities.com.

Social Media in Construction – 2019 Survey Results

Construction Marketing

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals.

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Inside the Venture Capital Focus on Construction Technology

Construction Business Owner

With more contractors embracing digitization through adopting specific jobsite tools or construction tech ecosystems, such as Autodesk’s BIM 360, and with construction making Investopedia’s “Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States” list, the future looks bright for the industry.

The Construction Industry is Poised for a Data Transformation


Today's modern contractors are ready to take advantage of technology solutions designed to help them better mine and analyze construction data

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

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

Report: Construction faces widest foreign language skills gap

Construction Dive

Safety issues on jobsites can arise when trade workers primarily speak Spanish or other languages that managers don't, a survey shows

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U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Business Facilities

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers. Read: U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Content Marketing Best Practices – Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing

Content marketing is arguably the hottest topic in marketing. But what about the nuances of content marketing and the construction industry? Thats where the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) comes in. Please register for our Content Marketing Best Practices Webcast on Thursday November 7, 2019 at 1 PM CST. Register here.

FTC Finds Truly Organic is Not

Green Building Law Update

By way of a federal court order that became final last month, Truly Organic Inc. and its founder will pay $1.76

Trick or Treat? Preventing 5 Common Construction Horror Stories


Was is your worst fear as a contractor? Here are some top contractor fears and how to prevent them

The rise of AI in construction

Construction Dive

Construction remains one of the top five industries driving the world economy. Yet until recently, it’s been lagging behind virtually every other sector in the adoption of technology

What is Lateral Torsional Buckling in Beams?

The Constructor

Lateral torsional buckling is a buckling phenomenon observed in unrestrained beams. When a beam subjected to loads results in both lateral. Structural Engineering Causes of Lateral Deflection in Beams Factors Affecting Lateral Torsional Buckling in Beams lateral torsional buckling in beams

Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

Business Facilities

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S. Read: Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity at BusinessFacilities.com.

Contractor Giants are all in on offsite construction


The complete findings from our inaugural Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study are now published and available for download at BDCnetwork.com/2019TechSurvey.

Government to Allow Less Lead in Drinking Water

Green Building Law Update

EPA is expected to publish this week in the Federal Register the first proposed regulatory revisions to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for lead in more than 30 years. The United States has made tremendous progress in lowering children’s blood lead levels (.

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Quality Control into Your Construction Process


As contractors face heightened scrutiny around building processes, many are turning to technology to improve quality control measures

New OSHA weighting system could lead to more inspections

Construction Dive

The process, rolled out this week, could put increased emphasis on the Fatal Four, a former Department of Labor official said

Introducing The Scientific Remodeling System

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From David Hawke and Randall Soules. A real remodeling system designed to generate more wealth with less work.

US Elogistics Service Investing $4M In Georgia

Business Facilities

The company will establish a new distribution center in Austell, GA, creating 150 new jobs in the metro Atlanta region. . Read: US Elogistics Service Investing $4M In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Align the Right Trench Protection System with the Job

Construction Business Owner

How a contractor chooses to excavate on a jobsite can make all the difference in the project outcome. When one considers that 30 to 40% of all excavations lack the appropriate protective solutions, it should come as no surprise that projects are often over budget and overdue.

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ESG Disclosure Simplification Act Passes Committee But Will Fail

Green Building Law Update

On September 20, 2019, the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4329, the ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019.

Streamlining Construction Submittals


Contractors are modernizing their construction submittal processes through integrated technology

Construction unemployment returns to 2009 low

Construction Dive

Wages were also up at the end of the month, to $30.81 an hour from $30.15 an hour last September

Accounting Software Tips When Starting A Small Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Lilian Chifley. As a new construction business owner, keeping your financials in order should be one of your top priorities.

Workplace Satisfaction: What Do Workers Want?

Business Facilities

Here are the top 10 factors that keep employees engaged and productive in the workplace, according to new research from Aerotek. Read: Workplace Satisfaction: What Do Workers Want? at BusinessFacilities.com.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of Mirbeau Rhinebeck

PC Construction

The new Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck opened to much fanfare on Friday with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony. The PC Construction team was on hand to participate in the celebration after 19 months of. All Hospitality & Resort Projects

2019 Convention Center Sector Giants Report: Events facilities serve as urban ambassadors


“No more black boxes!” That’s how Mark Schwettmann, AIA, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, summarizes one of the trends influencing recent convention center construction and renovation. .

Construction Licensing: What’s in Your Toolbelt?


Navigating the construction licensing landscape can be a tricky issue for contractors; thankfully there are resources available to guide them

Crane watch: High-profile projects underway in the 10 busiest US markets

Construction Dive

Certain areas of the country are enjoying an added boost from the current construction boom. Here are some of the top projects in the most active states

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The Secret To Winning Bids And Getting The Best Projects

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors have often told us that they're "one job away from making it big or losing everything". Our clients usually wonder why some of their competitors appear to be making a lot of money than they do when they seem to be doing similar work.

Creative Works Adding 70 Jobs In Indiana

Business Facilities

The homegrown prop maker for the entertainment industry will invest more than $1 million to expand its operations in Morgan County, IN. Read: Creative Works Adding 70 Jobs In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

LEAN, BIM, and Measurably Improving Facilities Life-Cycle Management

Job Order Contracting

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the efficient management of the life-cycle of the built environment supported by digital technology. It’s important to not that “3D” or “3D visualization” is not include in this core definition of BIM.

SMPS report tracks how AEC firms are utilizing marketing technology tools


The intersection of strategy, marketing, and technology, commonly known as MarTech, is penetrating the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries.

Who Runs the World? Women in Construction


We’re honoring the movement that is changing the face of construction —and the organizations behind it