April, 2024

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First, Digital Timesheets; Next, the Moon?

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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What is Substructure and Superstructure in Building Construction?

The Constructor

Reinforcement shall be cut and placed as per the structural drawings and approved bar bending Schedules. Specified cover blocks should be provided at regular spacing and intervals. Cover blocks should be tied with reinforcement by using binding wires for preventing misplacement from its location during concreting The post What is Substructure and Superstructure in Building Construction?

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Lifecycle facilities management is so wasteful. Why?

Job Order Contracting

Lifecycle facilities management is so wasteful because we fail to do the hard work. “We put off the hard work of reflecting on what we did wrong.” “Sometimes we’re reluctant to admit that we failed in the first place,” she continues. “We’re embarrassed by our failures and quick to spot those of others. We deny, gloss over, and quickly move on from – or blame circumstances and other people for – things that go wrong.

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Contech investment up 20% in Q1

Construction Dive

Investors pumped $672 million into the space through March, a significant jump from the same period in 2023, according to Cemex Ventures.

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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Practical Tips To Improve Your Construction Marketing Strategy

Contractor Bookkeeping

Stepping up your marketing game as a construction business owner is always a welcome topic in my client conversations. Often, a contractor will chat with me about the best way to promote their company, primarily because there is no one but him running it. You may focus more on accounting and taxes at times, and at other times, your business may slow down, and sales become more challenging.

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Former industrial marina gets adaptive reuse treatment

BD+C

Former industrial marina gets adaptive reuse treatment 0 qpurcell Sat, 04/13/2024 - 08:52 Mixed-Use At its core, adaptive reuse is an active reimagining of the built environment in ways that serve the communities who use it. Successful adaptive reuse uncovers the latent potential in a place and uses it to meet people’s present needs. Jonathan Boriack, AIA, LEED AP, Principal MFPRO+ Blog MFPRO+ New Projects Mixed-Use Multifamily Housing Adaptive Reuse At its core, adaptive reuse is an active reim

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Subcontractor's Demolition Error Results in $10M Fix for Damaged Bridge Girders on Missouri Project

ENR Construction

The question of who will pay for at least $10 million to replace girders on I-55 near St. Louis is being sorted out between the contractor, subcontractor, insurance companies and attorneys.

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February 2024 Construction Stats

Construction Business Owner

February 2024 Construction Stats ccapoccia Tue, 04/30/2024 - 15:05 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. The statistics featured in each month's print issue are for three months prior to the publication of the magazine, based on the data available.

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Construction Industry Trends: March 2024 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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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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Methods of Installing Pile Foundations

The Constructor

The installation process and methods of pile foundations are critical components of any construction project, paralleling the importance of the design process. Careful consideration and selection of installation methods and equipment are essential to prevent damages to the piles and ensure the structural integrity of the foundation. This article provides a detailed examination of various […] The post Methods of Installing Pile Foundations appeared first on The Constructor.

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Collaboration and informed decision-making in the construction industry

Job Order Contracting

Cost visibilty and transparency promotes a culture of collaboration and informed decision-making and can ensure greater efficiency across the facilities management and AECOO sectors. Improving construction cost estimating requires collaboration, transparency, and a robust process. An essential aspect is sharing objective, local market, granular labor, material, and equipment costs.

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Rivian reaffirms plans for $5B Georgia EV plant despite construction pause

Construction Dive

Dive Brief: Irvine, California-based Rivian reaffirmed its commitment to build its $5 billion Social Circle, Georgia, electric vehicle plant, despite an ongoing construction pause, according to a letter from the electric automaker on April 18. The letter, addressed to the Georgia Departme.

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Communication Is Key: Actions to Get the Most from a Commercial Restoration Loss

Wolgast Corporation

As a business owner who owns their building, there may be a time that you have to face damages due to emergencies, fires, floods, natural disasters, or impact. To get the most from an insurance claim involving property restoration, it is best practice to openly communicate and collaborate with both your agent and restoration company. Collectively, you are all the team to see that your goals are achieved.

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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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Inside Construction's 2024 Risk & Insurance Landscape

Construction Business Owner

Inside Construction's 2024 Risk & Insurance Landscape ccapoccia Mon, 04/01/2024 - 17:00 Uncertainty has defined the construction landscape for several years now. Just look across your own company. You’ve likely seen changes to your business, projects, employees and clients. That change can alter your business’s risk — and the insurance necessary to protect it.

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Budgeting, Forecasting, And Goal-Setting In Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you're like many construction business owners, you may need help understanding your finances or how you can use your financial information to make decisions for your business. We often get into business because we love a product or service we want to provide, but it's less common that we love managing the financial aspects of our business. As a construction company owner, you have the best chances of success when you regularly set budgets, develop financial forecasts, and establish goals.

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Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures

The Constructor

An earthquake is the vibration of the Earth’s surface caused by waves emanating from a disturbance in the Earth’s crust, resulting in the release of energy. It manifests as a sudden and transient motion or series of motions of the Earth’s surface, originating from underground disturbances that disrupt the elastic equilibrium of the Earth’s mass, […] The post Guidelines for Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures appeared first on The Constructor.

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Full Funding Secured for US Tallest Skyscraper

Construction Today

The ambitious project to erect the Legends Tower in Oklahoma City recently achieved a critical milestone by securing full funding. This development not only greenlights the construction of what will be the tallest building in the United States but also marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of American skyscrapers. The tower, soaring to a projected height of 581 meters, is not just an… Source The post Full Funding Secured for US Tallest Skyscraper appeared first on Construction Today.

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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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Construction backlog posts first gain of 2024

Construction Dive

Given industry headwinds, the “optimism among nonresidential construction contractors is astonishing,” said Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist.

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Book of Giants 2024 - All the Pieces in Place

Contractor Magazine

The nation’s top mechanical contractors face a host of challenges. But by partnering with customers, reaching out to their communities, and empowering employees, 2024 sees all the pieces in place for success.

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Inside the Baltimore Bridge Collapse & Potential Legal Liabilities

Construction Business Owner

Inside the Baltimore Bridge Collapse & Potential Legal Liabilities ccapoccia Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:55 In the early hours of March 26, 2024, a cargo ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland. The bridge’s collapse was immediate; within seconds, the span crumpled and fell into the water below. Six construction workers were killed in the accident.

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Navigating Construction Cash Flow Challenges, Myths, And Facts

Contractor Bookkeeping

In the world of small businesses, positive cash flow is king. The driving force keeps your business engine running smoothly, covering all your liabilities. But what happens when outflow exceeds inflow? Cash flow problems ensue, threatening the survival and growth of your construction business. These cash flow problems can originate from various sources, including macroeconomic issues like recessions, natural disasters, wars, and microeconomic problems like business decisions and performance.

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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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Types of Structural Design and its Processes

The Constructor

The entire process of structural planning and design necessitates not only creativity and conceptualization but also a comprehensive understanding of practical aspects, including recent design codes and regulations, bolstered by extensive experience, expertise, and discernment. It is crucial that any structure to be built meets the criteria of efficiency for its intended purpose and possesses […] The post Types of Structural Design and its Processes appeared first on The Constructor.

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Sharing Insight with Utica University Students

PC Construction

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining PC Director of Preconstruction Kurt Naser to present at a lunch and learn for Utica University’s Construction Management students. Over the course of the session, we outlined the entire preconstruction process, from the request for proposal straight through notice to proceed. The students were actively engaged and had a particular interest in the specific detail associated with collaborative delivery proposals and how we win work outside of our systematic

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How Biden’s apprenticeship push could affect builders

Construction Dive

The president has taken action to bolster registered apprenticeships, but employers say it could mean more regulatory hoops to jump through on public projects.

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US Construction Half a Million Workers Short

Construction Today

In recent years, the US construction sector has grappled with a formidable challenge: a significant dearth of proficient laborers. Fresh data released by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) underscores the gravity of this shortfall, estimating a staggering deficit of 501,000 workers to satisfy existing demand. This insufficiency poses a grave peril to the expansion and solidity of the… Source The post US Construction Half a Million Workers Short appeared first on Construction Tod

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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The Rise of Hospital Infrastructure & Modernization Updates

Construction Business Owner

The Rise of Hospital Infrastructure & Modernization Updates ccapoccia Mon, 04/08/2024 - 11:12 The U.S. boasts a robust health care infrastructure, consisting of over 6,000 hospitals and thousands of small clinics, offering more than a million hospital beds to patients. This infrastructure encompasses a variety of important elements, such as advanced research labs, cutting-edge technology and a wide range of medical equipment.

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Construction Business Practices For Getting Paid And Paying Yourself

Contractor Bookkeeping

Running a small construction business may seem like hopping from one task to another, needing more support and guidance. That can make it tempting to let some to-dos on your checklist slide, especially those related to finances, which can be challenging and are often outside your preferred skill set or experience. The issue, of course, is that clients can only pay you once you've invoiced them.

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What is Lightweight Concrete? -Types, Uses and Advantages

The Constructor

What is Lightweight Concrete? Lightweight concrete is a specialized concrete mixture made with lightweight coarse aggregates, and sometimes lightweight fine aggregates, instead of traditional aggregates. This type of concrete possesses an in-place density (unit weight) typically ranging from 90 to 115 lb/ft³ (1440 to 1840 kg/m³), in contrast to the density of normal weight concrete, which […] The post What is Lightweight Concrete?

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