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What Are You Doing to Make More Money This Year?

Construction Business Owner

The shortage of construction workers is the major factor slowing the pace of construction. There are more projects to build than there are contractors and workers available to perform the building. This means fewer competitors and the opportunity to make higher margins in many selective markets.

The Number One Thing You Need To Know About Your Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

When you own a small construction business, it's vital you understand how money flows into and out of it. At a basic level, you need to know where your income comes from and what your expenses are.

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Difference Between Plasticizer And Superplasticizer in Civil

CivilJungle

What Is Plasticizer In Civil? Plasticizer us in concrete for workability, Strength, and Durability of concrete. Plasticizer in concrete for Water-reducing admixtures usually reduces the required water content for a concrete mixture by about 5 to 12 percent.

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Types of Base for Pavement Construction

The Constructor

The construction of the base or sub-base for the pavement construction is dependent on the type of base chosen and the equipment available. In this. Pavement Design Transportation Asphalt -Treated Base Cement Treated Base for Pavement Construction Unstabilized Base for Pavement Construction

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

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

Business Leaders Concerned About Talent Shortages, Recession Risk

Business Facilities

Chief executives around the world are heading into 2020 with concerns about the risk of a recession and their ability to attract and retain talent, according to The Conference Board. Read: Business Leaders Concerned About Talent Shortages, Recession Risk at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Concrete firm charged for using staffing company to re-hire undocumented workers

Construction Dive

Speed Fab-Crete in Texas and the staffing agency are on the hook for felonies after they were found to be harboring some of the same workers ICE discovered during an earlier Form I-9 audit

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Difference between Lean Concrete, Rich Concrete, and Normal Concrete

The Constructor

The main difference between lean and PCC concrete is that lean concrete contains less cement compared to the water content present in it. This means, Concrete Technology Difference between Lean Concrete Features of Lean Concrete Features of Rich and Normal Concrete Rich Concrete

Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020

Business Facilities

California, New York City, and the District of Columbia will experience the biggest impact of minimum wage increases next year. Read: Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020 at BusinessFacilities.com.

Dealers Make Advances in Technology Investment

Construction Equipment

Construction equipment distributors have increased their willingness to invest in technology in order to support the machine data requirements of equipment managers, according to exclusive research by Construction Equipment. Although fleet managers can monitor machine health, primarily with the

Presidential election, mixed economic outlook to affect builders in 2020

Construction Dive

Economists see many positive signs for construction this year, but warn that a contentious presidential race could cause potential clients to adopt a wait-and-see attitude

Three Major Types of Construction Cost Estimates

The Constructor

The construction cost estimates are viewed from different perspectives based on different institutional requirements. There are several types of cost. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Project bid estimates control estimates design estimate major types of construction cost estimates

Willis Tower becomes largest U.S. building to earn LEED Platinum

BD+C

The Willis Tower is currently undergoing a more than $500 million renovation that will transition it from an office building into a neighborhood that delivers life and work experiences. As part of this evolution, Willis Tower, under LEED’s latest v4.1

Worker Killed After 50 Foot Fall From Elevated Platform

Construction Equipment

A worker fell to his death on Monday morning at a construction site in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. According to the Chicago Tribune Reynaleo Grimaldo, 54, as attempting to climb onto an elevated platform at the work site when he fell about 50 feet, according to police. An autopsy

Construction worker killed in struck-by accident on Virginia jobsite

Construction Dive

The worker died at a nearby hospital after rebar being lifted by a crane fell and struck him. Fairfax County police are investigating the incident

Mitigating the Causes of Construction Cost Overruns with LCPPP

Job Order Contracting

Their are multiple causes of Construction Cost Overruns , some of which are noted in the following graphic.

BIG unveils Downtown Brooklyn Public Realm vision

BD+C

Underground Vegas Shuttle Could be Operational in 2020

Construction Equipment

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, says the Las Vegas tunneling system being built by his startup the Boring Co. could be fully operational in 2020. According to Fox Business, Musk tweeted about the $48.7 million project late Friday night. According to the article, the planned transit system is expected to

Gov. Cuomo signs NYC design-build legislation

Construction Dive

City officials have long claimed that using design-build for public works and other projects could save the city time and money

What is Construction Bidding?

The Constructor

Construction bidding is the process of submitting a tender by the contractor to the client as a proposal to conduct or manage a particular.

MKDA Investing $20M In Georgia

Business Facilities

Japan-based Mitsui Kinzoku Die-Casting Technology America, Inc. will build a new automotive parts manufacturing facility, creating more than 30 jobs in Spalding County, GA. Read: MKDA Investing $20M In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Doosan Bobcat Launches Dealer Trade-in Program

Construction Equipment

Doosan Bobcat's new dealer trade-in program, "Trade-ins Made Easy," is designed to enhance the ability of its dealerships to manage equipment trade-ins. It is the result of a strategic partnership between Bobcat Company, Doosan Financial Solutions, and Sandhills Global. Through the program, dealers

Industry Survey Shows Strong 2020 Demand for Projects and Workers

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction spending rose 4.1% from November 2018 to November 2019, while industry employment grew in 226, or 63%, out of 358 metro areas, according to a new analysis of federal data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Three Major Types of Construction Cost Estimates

The Constructor

The construction cost estimates are viewed from different perspectives based on different institutional requirements. There are several types of cost.

Global Construction To Hit $17.5 Trillion by 2030

cnstrctr

More than 60 per cent of the global infrastructure investment will be in emerging economies, particularly Asia, stated a Dec. 9 release. In comparison, PwC issued a report in 2017 that forecasted that the volume of construction output will grow by 85 per cent to $15.5 trillion worldwide by 2030.

How Cement is Made | Cement Ingredients | History of Cement 

CivilJungle

How Cement is Made This Portland cement is a fundamental component of concrete. Concrete is produced when portland cement makes a paste with water that joint with rock and sand to harden.

A Guide to Modular Construction

Construction Equipment

While modular construction was once a cheap solution for properties in lower-priced areas, some of the largest companies have begun to focus on modular and prefab builds, according to Million Acres. Today, modular construction is used in a variety of high-end commercial real estate projects.

Outlook Predicts Economic Slowdown, Broad-Based Impact on Construction Growth

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Dodge Data & Analytics recently released its 2020 Dodge Construction Outlook, a mainstay in construction industry forecasting and business planning. The report predicts that total U.S. construction starts will slip to $776 billion in 2020, a decline of 4% from the 2019 estimated level of activity. The recovery in construction starts that began during 2010 in the aftermath of the Great Recession is coming to an end,” stated Richard Branch, chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics.

What is Construction Bidding?

The Constructor

Construction bidding is the process of submitting a tender by the contractor to the client as a proposal to conduct or manage a particular.

What Is Cement | Type of Cement

CivilJungle

What Is Cement? Evidence of the use of cement is believed to have been found in the hidden civilization of Mohenjodaro dating back 5000 years. The ancient Greeks used some form of mortar, but it remained for the Romans to develop and use cement.

5 reasons to enter the $20,000 Forge Prize

BD+C

Calling all emerging architects. Don’t miss out on your chance to enter the $20,000 Forge Prize. Submissions for Stage 1 judging are due soon (January 15).

NYC Bill Could Save City $2B

Construction Equipment

New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Tuesday that will allow New York officials to “fast-track the contracting process on public projects,” according to NYC Curbed. According to the New York Post, the bill allows government agencies to combine design and construction project bids into

Ecological Flooring Options

Natural Building

Besides some of the obvious choices for ecological flooring, such as adobe or flagstone, there are a number of commercial products that you might consider. Hardwood is great for floors, but it is often not sustainably harvested.

Concrete Material Calculation / Concrete Quantity

CivilJungle

What is Material Calculation In Civil? Material Calculation in civil Engineer, as like work Concrete, Bar Bending, Plumbing, Flooring, Electrical all work requirement minimum materials calculations. Material Use in Concrete? Same as concrete is different parts of one product.