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5 Intriguing Stats on Construction Data and the Jobsite


A brief look at five intriguing stats about construction data collection from the field

5 Steps to Better Project Communication

Construction Business Owner

Process connectivity encourages the team to apply foresight and anticipate potential claims categories to help eliminate surprises over the course of the work. Identifying weaknesses during preplanning is a straightforward way to put the company and managers in a better position to adapt and adjust.

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LEAN Construction – Top Down or Bottom Up?

Job Order Contracting

LEAN construction, whether new builds, renovation, repair, or maintenance, requires global oversight and local empowerment. Those doing the work must be allowed to make decisions, but within a framework that includes LEAN workflows, processes, standardized information, and full transparency.

Construction-related podcasts inspire and educate

Construction Dive

The AEC industry has a surprising offering of easy-to-stream and digestible podcasts with knowledgeable hosts and enlightening guests

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

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

Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Moret

Business Facilities

Artificial intelligence won’t be making site selection decisions any time soon, according to Virginia Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Stephen Moret. Read: Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Moret at

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Groundbreaking Celebrated for New Primary Care Center in Ticonderoga, New York

PC Construction

Blue skies and sunshine created a great backdrop to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new primary care center on the UVM Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital’s Ticonderoga Campus. Upon completion, the addition will be. All Health Care & Life Sciences Projects

Upgraded college stadiums kick off football season

Construction Dive

With more comfortable seating, high-speed wireless access and other new amenities, construction projects at these seven venues have given fans even more reason to cheer

Learning From The Top In Louisiana

Business Facilities

A statewide program is building on the success of Louisiana Economic Development’s CEO Roundtables to provide peer learning for emerging businesses. Read: Learning From The Top In Louisiana at

2019 Hotel Giants Report: Hospitality sector is running hot and cool


Hospitality is hot—and, as we shall see, it’s also cool. Very cool. The global hotel construction pipeline hit a 10-year high in 2018, according to Lodging Econometrics. In the U.S., nearly 670,000 rooms were in development or under construction last year—116,000 rooms shy of the 2008 peak.

No-downtime power redundancy for a major telecom company

CK Power

The titans of the telecom industry operate some of the largest fleets of power generation equipment in North America.

DOL apprenticeship plan stirs debate among contractors

Construction Dive

The controversy centers on whether construction should be exempt from a proposed provision that paves the way for standard-setting training programs

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Why Another Tool Is Needed to Reduce Safety Risks

FDR Safety

Below have demonstrated substantial improvement over the past 25 years. Figure 1. Bureau of Labor Statistics Safety Data. Rate Change Over Time Period. Percent Change. TRIR (Total Record Incident Rate). to 3.1. 63% decrease. Total rate (Case rate for days away Since 1992, US businesses, governmental agencies, and industry have substantially reduced the number of recordable injuries.

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A new HOK report focuses on designing offices for a neurodiverse workforce


Scientists are learning more about the natural range of variation in human cognition.

Methods for Better Screening Top Candidates in the War for Talent

Construction Business Owner

How does a firm screen for talent when time is of the essence and there is a deficit in the talent pool? Sticking to a true talent acquisition strategy and vetting process is critical.


Skanska scans its way through goliath NYC projects

Construction Dive

Skanska told Construction Dive that it's not a matter of whether to use reality capture technologies, but how

Off-site Modular Construction: Building for the Future

Contractor Magazine

Since the construction industry began to rebound in 2013, demand for modular off-site construction has increased. Between 2014 and 2017, the market is estimated to have progressed by 26% and is set to grow another 4% per year from 2018 to 2020.

Peloton to multifamily communities: Drop dead


Does your multifamily property have Peloton bikes in its fitness center? If so, hang onto them for dear life. They may be the last ones you’ll ever see. The reason: Peloton will no longer sell its bikes to multifamily residential communities. Let me go back a bit to explain

Your Guide to Managing Construction Risk in 2019

Construction Business Owner

Did you know that 30% of contractors fail because of management issues? As a contractor, you’re likely aware of the multiple risks inherent in running a construction business. Construction projects require a great deal of time and resources

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Corna Kokosing leadership changes crystalize opportunities, challenges

Construction Dive

New president Jim Negron says the labor shortage and recruitment top the Ohio construction company's list of challenges

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Public Power Fuels Growth In North Carolina

Business Facilities

ElectriCities’ nonprofit membership organization provides economic development support to 70 communities throughout North Carolina. Read: Public Power Fuels Growth In North Carolina at

Build A Construction Accounting System That Works For Your Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

Construction is a tough business, and people failure is common. Most of our clients have either failed or come very close. It doesn't matter how many times you are knocked down; it only matters that you learn your lessons, get up, and go again.

FERC Rules to Restart Constitution Pipeline Project

Construction Equipment

S&P Global reports that construction on the Constitution Pipeline will resume after New York waived its water quality authority, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). According to Press Connects, federal regulators ruled that New York's Department of Environmental

Worker sues Marriott, PCL, other contractors after witnessing construction deaths in Florida

Construction Dive

Suing for emotional distress, the plaintiff will likely have to prove a high level of negligence, an attorney said

That’s How We Roll Expanding To Pennsylvania

Business Facilities

The baked dessert snacks manufacturer has outgrown its New Jersey facility and will create 50 new jobs as it expands its operations to Springettsbury Township, PA. Read: That’s How We Roll Expanding To Pennsylvania at

Harness The Power Of Learning In The Construction Industry

Contractor Bookkeeping

Knowledge leads to profits and cash flow. What makes knowledge powerful? Use of knowledge. In this cutthroat construction industry, you may not be able to outgrow your competition forever, but you can always outlearn them. Randalism: If you know the answers, the questions will not bother you.

Traversing in Surveying – Types and Methods

The Constructor

A traverse is a series of connected lines whose lengths and directions are to be measured and the process of surveying to find such measurements is. Surveying chain traverse closed traverse compass traverse open traverse plane table traverse theodolite traverse Traversing


Katerra buys contractors UEB Builders and Fortune-Johnson

Construction Dive

Katerra purchased the builders, which specialize in traditional multifamily and mixed-use construction, to round out its geographic markets and add more building expertise to its tech-focused approach

3 Tips for Buying a New Excavator 

Construction Equipment

No matter the project, it is important to have an excavator on site that fulfills an operator's needs and goals. Below are are three tips to take into consideration before making the final purchase. Excavation Needs Project managers should first decide what specific projects they’ll need an

Commander Aircraft Corporation Expanding In Oklahoma

Business Facilities

The aircraft manufacturer will invest $8 million in a new production facility in Norman, OK for its Commander single engine aircraft. . Read: Commander Aircraft Corporation Expanding In Oklahoma at

Do The Ride: Progressing from business to charity and health (and back to business)

Construction Marketing Ideas

This Sunday, I’ll join several hundred other bicyclists on The Ride, an experience event that has raised millions of dollars for research at The Ottawa Hospital over the last decade. A good, long-standing business client, Robert Merkley of Merkely Supply Ltd.,


DoD diverts $3.6B in military funds to border wall construction

Construction Dive

Funding for the 11 projects representing 175 miles of barrier replacement and new construction will come from more than 100 U.S.- and foreign-based deferred military construction projects

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September 2019 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau construction stats, September 2019

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Messer To Build New Air Separation Plant In Indiana

Business Facilities

To meet growing demand from Midwest manufacturing and healthcare industries, the industrial gas company will invest $38 million in a new, large-scale air separation unit in Indianapolis. Read: Messer To Build New Air Separation Plant In Indiana at