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How to Prep Your Loader for the Upcoming Busy Season

Construction Business Owner

How to Prep Your Loader for the Upcoming Busy Season ccapoccia Thu, 04/04/2024 - 08:58 Spring is a great time to get your equipment ready for the busy working season ahead. With longer days, comfortable temperatures and improved ground conditions, it’s the perfect opportunity to make sure your equipment is in top shape.

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6 Ways AI Is Changing the Construction Game

Construction Business Owner

6 Ways AI Is Changing the Construction Game ccapoccia Tue, 04/02/2024 - 14:45 Not long ago, building information modeling (BIM) was the hottest topic in the construction industry. But that’s no longer true, thanks to ChatGPT. Now the big question is this: What can generative artificial intelligence (AI) — and AI in general — do for construction? It’s still early days, but AI is already driving value, reducing risk and boosting efficiency and safety across the spectrum of planning, engineering,

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Project abandonments spike

Construction Dive

Outright cancellations increased 7% over the past month, fueled by publicly funded projects, according to ConstructConnect.

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How AI Resolves Challenges & Excites the Next Generation

Construction Business Owner

How AI Resolves Challenges & Excites the Next Generation ccapoccia Mon, 04/01/2024 - 17:37 We’ve all heard and experienced the challenge of finding workers to fill construction-related jobs, whether in the office or the field. It’s a condition that isn’t likely to improve anytime soon. As a recent Forbes story pointed out, “help wanted” signs aren’t the solution.

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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Importance of Scheduling in Construction Projects

The Constructor

Scheduling in construction projects is a meticulous process involving the listing of tasks, activities, and milestones, each assigned with a planned start and finish date. The significance of scheduling in construction projects cannot be overstated, as it fundamentally contributes to the success of a project. Effective scheduling ensures the completion of the project within the […] The post Importance of Scheduling in Construction Projects appeared first on The Constructor.

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Circular Economy and Sustainable FM

Job Order Contracting

There is a direct linkage between the concept of a circular economy and sustainable FM. The principles of a circular economy are: design out waste and pollution; keep products and materials in use; and regenerate natural systems. The applicability of these to sustainable FM is clear. Improving the efficiency of facilities repair, renovation, maintenance, and new build projects is fundmental to attainment of both a circular economy and sustainable FM.

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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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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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9 Ways to Improve Construction Safety with Heavy Machinery on the Worksite

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Heavy-highway jobsites are always at risk for safety risk in the firld. Check these 9 boxes to help your construction crew prioritize jobsite safety.

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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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FedRAMP limits Construction Productivity and Innovation

Job Order Contracting

While the concept of providing a standardized security approach may have been sound, FedRAMP limits Construction Productivity and Innovation, The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

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How Autonomous Tech Is Transforming the Industry

Construction Business Owner

How Autonomous Tech Is Transforming the Industry ccapoccia Tue, 04/02/2024 - 16:33 In today’s construction industry, technology is the driving force behind transformative change, breathing new life into a sector facing multiple challenges. This digital transformation is not merely a shift but a dynamic renaissance, igniting the next phase in the industry's evolution, promising innovation and unlocking a realm of future possibilities.

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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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Job openings inch up as layoffs, hirings soar

Construction Dive

Construction sectors powered by federal funds have high demands for labor, but private segments face slower growth, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors economist.

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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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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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AI Is Solving Construction’s Gray Work Issue

Construction Business Owner

AI Is Solving Construction’s Gray Work Issue ccapoccia Mon, 04/01/2024 - 17:20 During this three-part series, we’ve talked about artificial intelligence (AI) in construction. The first article provided a reality check on what AI can and cannot do for construction project management. Next, we covered the risks of using AI and the impact of an overreliance on the technology.

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US Supreme Court Backs Panama Canal Owner in Dispute with Builders

ENR Construction

In long running $271.8-million dispute over concrete standards used in the waterway expansion's new locks, high court ruling goes against its builders group, but other claims are pending, including one against Panama itself.

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Indiana DOT, Purdue collaborate on highway that charges EVs

Construction Dive

Researchers will embed coils in a quarter-mile stretch of concrete roadway to produce a magnetic field that can recharge vehicles while they drive.

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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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Nonresidential Construction Spending Decreases in 15 Out of 16 Segments in February

Contractor Magazine

Virtually every nonresidential construction segment experienced a decline in spending in February.

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What You Think vs. What You Know

Construction Business Owner

What You Think vs. What You Know ccapoccia Mon, 04/01/2024 - 16:40 Strategic planning and business planning are two common elements of any business that get thrown around somewhat synonymously. Regardless of whether you think strategic planning is based on the long view and business planning is more tactical and in the here and now, there are elements of both that are often overlooked.

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Lessons from Logistics: Embrace Technology to Modernize Construction

ENR Construction

Welcoming, artificial intelligence, construction robotics and the internet of things into our jobsites offers an opportunity for construction to modernize the way the logisitics sector already has.

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Turner-led JV nabs $200M contract for Case Western Reserve University facility

Construction Dive

The construction team, which includes three local partners, will build the Cleveland, Ohio, university’s first new research structure in more than two decades.

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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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First-Tier Tribunal confirms that developers, landlords and their associates must bear the costs of building safety defects

Construction Law

The impact of the first case shedding light on the likely scope of Remediation Contribution Orders under the Building Safety Act is examined by Doug Wass of Macfarlanes. This story is only available to subscribers to the printed edition of Construction Law. If you have a subscription please log in to read the rest of the story.

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4 Key Areas for Optimal Cash Flow Management

Construction Business Owner

4 Key Areas for Optimal Cash Flow Management ccapoccia Mon, 04/01/2024 - 16:51 As the construction industry transitions into the new year, it finds itself in a similar position to someone adjusting to a new day after a long night — the once buoyant stimulus era, characterized by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Employee Retention Credit (ERC), has dimmed, leaving behind a commercial sector grappling with uncertainty and a residential sector tightening its financial belt.

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Wreckage Removal Underway at Site of Collapsed Key Bridge in Baltimore

ENR Construction

Search for four missing workers remains on hold as demolition begins and the U.S. Coast Guard establishes a temporary shipping channel to the Port of Baltimore.

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DC’s $8.8B Union Station upgrade moves forward

Construction Dive

The 13-year megaproject would include modernized tracks and platforms, a new train hall and an underground garage.

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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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New building control changes have far reaching implications

Construction Law

Barry Hembling and Marcus Hensher of Watson Farley & Williams analyse changes introduced this month under the Building Safety Act that fundamentally reform building control, but have attracted little attention. This story is only available to subscribers to the printed edition of Construction Law. If you have a subscription please log in to read the rest of the story.

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How Surety Bonds Helped Pittsburgh Pirates Score a Tech Victory

Construction Business Owner

How Surety Bonds Helped Pittsburgh Pirates Score a Tech Victory ccapoccia Mon, 04/01/2024 - 17:11 Surety bonds (not Barry Bonds) were the recent heroes for the Pittsburgh Pirates. PNC Park, home to the five-time MLB World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates, was due for a technology renovation — specifically, an upgrade to its video production capabilities.

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Aecon-led Team Picked for US Virgin Islands Airports P3

ENR Construction

VIports Partners will renovate, maintain and operate Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas and Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix under an agreement with the U.S. Virgin Islands Port Authority.