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5 Intriguing Stats on Construction Data and the Jobsite

Viewpoint Construction Technology

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

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.

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.

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Effect of Fire and High Temperature on FRPs

The Constructor

Fire and high temperature influence properties (strength, stiffness, young’s modulus) of FRPs extensively. It is necessary to understand the. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Fibre reinforced

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

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

Learn About Construction – 10 Best Ways

cnstrctr

When I started my career in construction one of the biggest challenges I faced was how to learn about construction and the industry. Initially I looked into taking university or college courses, than resorted to reading books and finally to online blogs and articles.

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

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

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 BusinessFacilities.com.

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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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.

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PHCC Recognizes Bradford White as Highest Strategic Partner Category

Contractor Magazine

The new recognition expands the partnership from solely Bradford White Water Heaters to the entire Bradford White Corp

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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

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

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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Reducing CO2 through clinker replacement

GCP Applied Technologies

Reducing CO2 through clinker replacement. Phillip.fry@gc…. Tue, 09/03/2019 - 10:28. GCP Applied Technologies. September 03, 2019. One approach to reducing carbon footprint is to use supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) to lower the clinker factor of cement.

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

ICC-SRCC Expands Solar Water Heater Certification Programs

Contractor Magazine

Certifications to CAN/CSA solar thermal standards now recognized in Canada

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

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

BD+C

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.

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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EGIA 'Cracking the Code' Show: Mistakes to Avoid After the Summer Busy Season

Contractor Magazine

With summer winding down, mild temperatures mean less urgency for your homeowners to make purchases. This week, Weldon Long revisits the basics of the sales process to ensure your team is prepared for success during the fall shoulder season.

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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.

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.

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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Estimators - Unsung Heroes

Contractor Magazine

The field superintendent the general. The journeymen in the field are the troops. Where is the intelligence and logistics coming from? The estimator

CNH Construction to Reduce SKUs, Dealers

Construction Equipment

CNH Industrial's construction business will narrow its product offering and work to strengthen its dealerships in North America as part of a five-year strategy designed to grow construction sales from $3 billion to $4.6 billion and “triple our margins,” according to Carl Gustaf Goransson, CNH

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.

National Labor Relations Board's independent contractor ruling called 'employer friendly'

Construction Dive

While misclassification of workers as independent contractors is not a violation of the National Labor Relations Act, employers still need to classify their workers correctly

MCAA Seeks Industry Exemption From DOL Apprenticeship Changes

Contractor Magazine

MCAA urged members and interested parties to comment on the proposed regulations