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DBE: How To Grow Your Disadvantaged Business Enterprise The Smart Way

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I recently met someone desperately trying to grow their Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) engineering firm. But they were going about it in a way I thought was a bit crazy. So, what I’m going to do today is provide a complete, soup to nuts , guide on how to grow your DBE firm the smart way.

Understanding Construction Accounting Terms And Why It Matters

Contractor Bookkeeping

Hiring an accountant is widely considered best practice for small business owners. But delegating financial analysis and reporting doesn't mean thoroughly checking out of the process each month or quarter.

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Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”


Have you ever noticed a laneway that wasn’t living up to its potential? Does a laneway in your neighborhood mainly serve delivery trucks, parked cars, and dumpsters, instead of acting as a place for community activity?

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How the Ground Shakes During Earthquakes?

The Constructor

Ground shaking is the consequence of movement of seismic waves, which ranges from quite gentle in small earthquakes to considerably violent in large. Earthquake Engineering Ground Shaking

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Overcoming the Odds


A look at why Caldwell Marine and ECI Drilling won the 2019 Viewpoint Construction Award for ‘Most Challenging Project’. Client Spotlight

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Trade Show Marketing Checklist for Construction

Construction Marketing

With the busy trade show season upon us, there is no question that in the construction industry, trade shows remain a key marketing strategy for many brands. That said, trade shows are typically expensive to participate in, and can be difficult to measure return on marketing investment (ROMI).

Study finds maternity benefits for construction tradeswomen financially feasible

Construction Dive

“This benefit is long overdue," said a union rep who has seen a leave program be successful. "We want to equip our members with what they need to both work in the construction industry and to raise a family "

Increase Your Environmental Compliance through Smarter Systems and Software Solutions


Australian contractors are facing increased environmental compliance pressure, but the right planning and software can turn challenge into opportunity. Construction Best Practices

IAPMO-Backed Report: 2M Americans Without Indoor Plumbing

Contractor Magazine

Report reveals that two million Americans today live with no running water, indoor plumbing or sanitation service


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

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

Casey’s General Stores Investing $50M In Missouri

Business Facilities

The new state-of-the-art warehousing, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, MO will create up to 125 new jobs. Read: Casey’s General Stores Investing $50M In Missouri at

Hensel Phelps sics Boston Dynamic robot dog on documenting its construction jobsite progress

Construction Dive

The contractor tested HoloBuilder’s reality capture app using the Spot robot on its $1.2 billion San Francisco International Airport project

‘Tis the Season to Give Thanks


The holiday season is upon us again, and while gratitude should be expressed year-round, this season serves as a helpful reminder. Viewpoint News

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The Limits of Technology

Contractor Magazine

The human factor in all of this new technology is not, in my opinion, being given enough weight


The Strategy Behind Successful Tech Adoption for Joeris General Contractors

Construction Business Owner

Does the process of implementing any new technology in your company feel overwhelming? It may be the fear of making a big investment that doesn't end up working, or it's that nagging little voice that's telling you your employees won't use the solution.

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How the FIU tragedy could change bridge construction projects

Construction Dive

Lessons learned from the deadly Miami bridge collapse could affect the design, safety protocols and contract language of similar future projects

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Volkswagen AG Investing $800M In Tennessee

Business Facilities

Chattanooga has been chosen as automotive company’s U.S. base for electric vehicle production, which will create 1,000 new jobs. Read: Volkswagen AG Investing $800M In Tennessee at

Trimble, Hilti, Boston Dynamics Explore Use of Robots in Construction

Contractor Magazine

The companies will collaborate to develop a “proof-of-concept” solution

Types of Seismic Control System in Building Structures

The Constructor

Different types of seismic control systems are used in earthquake-resistant design that serves the purpose of reducing the action of earthquake.

Construction industry salaries and wages, ranked

Construction Dive

A new analysis of federal labor statistics breaks down construction's top earners, both in the field and in the office, as industry pay hits a decade high

Israeli Aerospace, Aviation Manufacturer Expanding In Virginia

Business Facilities

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. will invest in new headquarters operation and create more than 50 new jobs in Fairfax County, VA. Read: Israeli Aerospace, Aviation Manufacturer Expanding In Virginia at

11 Plumbing Trends

Contractor Magazine

Here are 11 trends that will affect your business


3 Dangers to Coverage Hidden in Many Standard Construction Insurance Policies

Construction Business Owner

Many contractors, subcontractors and developers often do not realize that there are perhaps dozens of exclusions buried in the hundreds of pages of these CGL insurance policies that allow an insurance company to deny coverage for these claims. Find out more here.

Esports stadium in Philly may herald a trend and new construction niche

Construction Dive

Comcast Spectacor teamed with Cordish Cos. and architect Populous to customize a game day experience unlike traditional sports venues. Continued growth in esports may create a new segment for contractors to target

D3 Engineering Expanding Operations In Upstate New York

Business Facilities

The embedded product development company is expanding operations and will create up to 50 new jobs at a new location in Monroe County, NY. Read: D3 Engineering Expanding Operations In Upstate New York at

ICC Launches Global Initiative on Building Resilience

Contractor Magazine

Code developers, emergency management officials, and climate scientists come together to explore common threats

What is the Effective Stress Principle in Soil Engineering?

The Constructor

The effective stress principle in soil engineering is one of the important theories put forward by Karl Terzaghi in the year 1936. It is the. Geotechnical Engineering determination of effective stress effective stress principle of soil importance of effective stress

ABC chapter sues Florida city over construction hiring requirements

Construction Dive

The lawsuit maintains that St. Petersburg is prohibited by state law from requiring apprenticeships as a condition of bidding on public projects and that it has expanded the definition of apprenticeships beyond what the state intended

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[VIDEO] Robot Dog Finds Construction Job

Construction Equipment

Boston Dynamics, the creator of robotic dog, Spot, has started putting the machine to work on pilot projects. According to an article in Fast Company, the first to debut a full application using Spot is a German-American firm called Holobuilder. The group equipped the robot to regularly walk large

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Differentiating your Contracting Business

Contractor Magazine

Your employees are the lifeblood of your business. They are on the front line every day working directly with your customers. You rely on them to get the job done and to be a positive representation of your company. In today’s competitive envir

PerceptIn Relocating Global HQ To Indiana

Business Facilities

PerceptIn will conduct R&D for its autonomous low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) and create up to 160 new, high-wage jobs at the Indiana IoT Lab – Fishers by 2022. Read: PerceptIn Relocating Global HQ To Indiana at

On site: An inside look at Mortenson-McCarthy's $1.9B Raiders stadium construction in Las Vegas

Construction Dive

The project team brought Construction Dive into the huddle as it reaches 75% completion of one of the NFL's most innovative stadiums

Snøhetta designs Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s new Main Library


Designed by Snøhetta in collaboration with Clark Nexsen, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s new Main Library is a 115,000-sf building that will go beyond being just a library to serve as a public commons