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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


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

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.

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

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Top 10 Environmental Blog Posts for the Roaring ‘20s

Green Building Law Update

As we begin the new decade of the Roaring ‘20s we are incredibly excited about the prospects for environmental law. We are supremely confident that our business philosophy of “environmental risk as an opportunity” remains right for the times.

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

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

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

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

Global Construction To Hit $17.5 Trillion by 2030


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.

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

How To Grow Your Painting Business without Paying More for Marketing

A David Creation

As I wrap up my 10th year in business, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the customers I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside as a marketing manager. I also enjoy reviewing their different successes and stories, finding common themes among sometimes very different companies.

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

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

Caterpillar 150 AWD Motor Grader

Construction Equipment

The Cat 150 AWD motor grader is an all-wheel drive model. Eco mode delivers up to 10 percent greater fuel efficiency without productivity loss, compared to the predecessor, and owning and operating costs are reduced via new filters and longer service intervals. The new mastless 3D Cat Grade control

Strength of Materials MCQ with Answers PDF Download

Learn Civil Engineering

Strength of Materials MCQ with Answers PDF Download Hello Engineers, so are you looking for Strength of Materials objective type question in PDF format? well, in this article i’m giving you “Strength of Materials MCQ with Answers (PDF) with Download link.

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.

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

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


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

What is Timber in Construction

Learn Civil Engineering

Timber in Construction Hello Engineers welcome back to, let’s know all about the timber, which are used as a construction materials.

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.

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

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

BIG unveils Downtown Brooklyn Public Realm vision


Bjarke Ingels Group has recently unveiled its vision for improving Downtown Brooklyn by drawing on the District’s existing conditions, systems, land uses, and policies to create a new design vision for a greener, safer pedestrian and bicycle experience and unlock projects, initiatives, and pilots for a more vibrant public realm.

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.

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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Labor supply and capability of workers worry contractors


Most construction companies expect demand for their services and hiring to expand in 2020, but even more companies are worried about their ability to find qualified workers to hire, according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate

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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.

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.