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Attracting New Construction Talent

Construction Business Owner

A 2018 industrywide survey from Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) reports 80% of construction firms have a tough time hiring hourly craft positions.

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Number of U.S. architects continues to rise


The number of architects licensed in the United States rose to 115,316 in 2018, according to the annual Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. This is a 2% increase from 2017 and represents a 13% increase compared to the number of U.S. architects seen a decade ago

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European Hardhat Brings Science to Injury Reduction

ENR Construction

In Sweden, a partnership between MIPS Corp.,

Report: Technology is necessary for construction skills gap

Construction Dive

A new survey by the Autodesk Foundation and Deloitte says that technology adoption also could leave some construction workers behind if they are not continuously upskilled

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.

Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth


Viewpoint clients' success is being noted across the construction industry

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Geothermal: Growth on the Horizon

Contractor Magazine

Recent reports and events suggest this industry is gaining steam, not only in the United States but worldwide

Gilbane, Jacobs find tech benefits beyond closeout

Construction Dive

Virtual and augmented reality and BIM tools have become staples in design and construction, but savvy VDC managers are finding ways to extend their use to unanticipated benefits for owners

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How to Solve the Talent Gap in Construction

Construction Business Owner

The construction industry has a hiring problem. As baby boomers exit the workforce, the industry is seeing an increase in open job reqs. With millennials making up 35% of the workforce, construction companies are wondering what they can do to make the industry more attractive to job seekers

Google Continues Growth In Texas

Business Facilities

The tech giant is increasing its presence in the Lone Star State with a new data center in Midlothian and two new office buildings in Austin. Read: Google Continues Growth In Texas at

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

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

How to Reduce Surety Bond Costs

Contractor Magazine

Heating and plumbing contractors have steps they can take to reduce the cost of a surety bond

AEC firm Haskell develops its own VR safety game

Construction Dive

Haskell's HERO training program uses video game-like technology to immerse users in a virtual world of construction hazards

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Expanding the Capabilities of Wood Construction Through Mass Timber

Construction Business Owner

Wood has long been recognized as a versatile, cost-effective, beautiful building material. While light-frame wood construction is still commonly used across the United States, a new type has emerged as a favorable choice for owners, designers and contractors

Navistar To Invest $125 Million In Alabama

Business Facilities

The commercial truck and bus manufacturer’s expansion will bring an additional 145 jobs to Huntsville, AL. Read: Navistar To Invest $125 Million In Alabama at

CONTRACTOR's Under Thirty All-Stars

Contractor Magazine

Meet three young people under 30 who are forging careers in the plumbing trade

$500M Legoland New York construction shut down due to violations

Construction Dive

A city building inspector said the amusement park project will remain closed until heavy rain subsides and project officials submit a remediation plan for the site's ongoing drainage issues

4 Construction Industry Trends in 2019

Construction Equipment

Robots in Construction According to an article in Tech Native, much of the construction process will be automated by 2050. Drones could be capturing site data so that 3D models can be sent to robots and unmanned machines. Robots may also specialize in hard-to-reach or unsafe places that are too

Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The food manufacturer’s expansion of its Putnam County, WV manufacturing plant will create 20 new jobs and add a new product production line. Read: Tasty Blend Foods Invests $3M In West Virginia Expansion at

4 Reasons Your Website Isn’t Generating Business (and What to Do About It)

Contractor Magazine

A well-designed, well-written, user friendly website that ranks on page one of the search engines will be worth every penny you pay

Exxon-SABIC to start construction on $10B Corpus Christi, Texas, ethane cracker plant

Construction Dive

The project entails 6,000 construction jobs through EPC contracts with The Wood Group; McDermott & Turner Industries Group; Chiyoda & Kiewit; and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries & Zachry Group

Components of Building Substructure

The Constructor

The basic components of a building substructure are the foundation and plinth beam. These components safely transfer the load from the superstructure. Building Technology Guide components of building Foundation substructure

GE Appliances Investing $130M In Georgia

Business Facilities

GE will expand its operations at three locations throughout the state, creating a total of 300 new jobs. Read: GE Appliances Investing $130M In Georgia at

Fuel Prices Vary with Tax Rates by State

Contractor Magazine

The average gasoline tax rate in the United States sat at 27.6 cents per gallon with diesel taxes averaging 27.3 cents per gallon in 2017

California advances bill tightening definition of independent contractors

Construction Dive

If enacted, employers would be required to use a strict method called the ABC test to determine if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee

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Everything I Learned About Business from ‘The Office’

Construction Business Owner

Within "The Office," there are several lessons any construction organization can easily apply to their business strategy

Two Schools Unite as One

PC Construction

On June 17, the City of Lewiston school department held an open house for the new Robert V. Connors Elementary School. To commemorate the completion of construction, elementary students from the Longley and Martel Schools. All Education & Campus

9 Steps to Charging More

Contractor Magazine

Here are nine steps to follow if you want to prosper by charging more


Construction industry confidence makes a comeback in Q2 report

Construction Dive

A new study from USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found two primary drivers of contractor optimism — backlog and confidence in new business — rebounded in the second quarter of 2019

How to Manage Summer Heat for Construction Workers

Construction Equipment

Summer is a great time for construction work, but it can be a brutal time for construction workers. Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant dangers, such as sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Every year, construction workers become ill on the job and some

How to Calculate Weight of Steel Bars?

The Constructor

The total weight of steel bars can be determined by calculating the unit weight of each bar. Once the steel quantity is estimated, the next step is. Construction Engineering & Management How To Guide estimation of steel weight weight of steel

Important construction contract clauses to review before you sign

Lets Build

Construction contracts include many documents other than the signed piece of contract including contract drawings, specifications and prevailing conditions of the contract. These are long documents which most parties to the contract ignore going through in detail.

Construction begins on new $600M main entrance at NYC's Penn Station

Construction Dive

The entrance is just part of a multibillion-dollar program to improve rail and rail-related services in the New York City metro area

Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada: Start. Grow. Thrive.

Business Facilities

Access, partnership, collaboration and connection in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Read: Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada: Start. Thrive. at