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Uncertain Times Call for Construction Technology Growth

Surveyor

Today’s leading construction firms operate as digital contractors that take advantage of the latest technologies to gain competitive edges.

The 10 traits successful contractors have in common

Construction Dive

In a crowded AGC convention session, a seasoned consultant listed the top traits among the industry's fastest-growing and most profitable contractors

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10 Design Flaws to avoid in Earthquake-prone areas.

The Constructor

Buildings require great designs and sound construction practices to be able to withstand the disastrous forces of an earthquake. There are several. Earthquake Engineering Earthquake Design

Don’t Waste a Good Recession

Surveyor

Look into the Construction Crystal Ball with Leading Economist, Anirban Basu. Anirban Basu isn’t physic nor does he own a crystal ball. However, some may consider the knowledge he possesses close to having a sixth sense.

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

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

5 Steps to Building Custom Doors For Your Barn

Construction Marketing Blog

When building your barn door, you want to make it in a way that makes it easy to operate. You don’t want it too cumbersome or hard to operate. Building a barn door is a process, and missing even a single step may leave you with a door too hard to open and close.

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AI, robotics safety a bigger concern to construction industry than job security

Construction Dive

Construction workers worry less about the common conception that robots will steal jobs than they do about who's to blame for unsafe practices on the jobsite, according to a new survey

10 Construction Flaws to Avoid in Earthquake-prone Areas

The Constructor

Buildings require great designs and sound construction practices to be able to withstand the disastrous forces of an earthquake. There are several. Earthquake Engineering Earthquake Design

Tenants Order Phase l to Avoid Hazardous Substance Liability

Green Building Law Update

Indiana: Harvesting High-Tech Jobs In The Hoosier State

Business Facilities

Indiana rang in 2019 with a burst of project activity. The Hoosier state hopes to keep the momentum going in all of its diverse growth sectors. Read: Indiana: Harvesting High-Tech Jobs In The Hoosier State at BusinessFacilities.com.

3D-printed precast concrete molds for redeveloped NYC landmark a first

Construction Dive

The innovative approach to the 42-story tower in Brooklyn created a variety of exterior panels reminiscent of sugar crystals, a nod to the site's historic past as the Domino Sugar Factory

3D Printing in Construction Industry- Process and Benefits

The Constructor

The idea of 3D printing of structures, although still novel to many, is striding its way towards the root of the construction industry. Today, 3D. Construction Equipments Digital tools 3D Printing 3D printing in construction additive manufacturing contour crafting

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Launching a daily newspaper in 2019

Construction Marketing Ideas

We’re about a month away from the scheduled May 1 launch of Ontario Construction News as a daily newspaper. A few years ago, I would have thought such a concept to be insane.

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The Woodlands, TX: A Thriving Hub For Corporate Headquarters

Business Facilities

Located just 27 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands Area includes The Woodlands and the cities of Oak Ridge North and Shenandoah. Read: The Woodlands, TX: A Thriving Hub For Corporate Headquarters at BusinessFacilities.com.

Building the wall: A construction timeline

Construction Dive

Construction of U.S.-Mexico Mexico border infrastructure is underway; here's our periodically updated guide to the players, contracts and scope of work involved

Recessed Lights– Features and Advantages

The Constructor

A recessed light or downlight is a metal light fixture that is installed above the ceiling line. The light is fixed into a hollow opening in the. Building Ambient Lighting Recessed Lighting Spotlight

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AIA awards six projects with the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award

BD+C

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association will award six libraries with the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for excellence in architectural design. You will find each project and a brief description from the AIA below.

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ENF Technology Chooses Texas For U.S. Headquarters

Business Facilities

The South Korean company will invest $45 million in its new Kyle, TX headquarters and advanced manufacturing facility, where it will initially employ up to 50 employees. Read: ENF Technology Chooses Texas For U.S. Headquarters at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Bill aims to better classify California construction workers

Construction Dive

State legislators are considering a new test for contractors to use when deciding if laborers and tradesmen qualify as independent contractors

Boring Methods for Soil Sampling- Applicability and Practical Depths

The Constructor

Boring method is widely used for subsurface investigations to collect samples, in almost all types of soil, for visual inspection or laboratory. Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Soil Exploration Foundation

Marketing and mark-up: How much should you allocate?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Michael Stone has published an eletter article that should be essential reading for every contractor. In it, he discusses one of his core concepts — contractors must price their work with enough mark-up to cover the overhead and operating costs, and allow a reasonable profit.

Sports Turns Spotlight Onto Nevada City

Business Facilities

Henderson’s Culture of Opportunity makes business expansion easy with agile and accessible government, favorable tax and incentives all paired with a surprising quality of life. Read: Sports Turns Spotlight Onto Nevada City at BusinessFacilities.com.

Clark rebuilds century-old DC tunnel victoriously despite pitfalls

Construction Dive

Using progressive design-build, Clark Construction demolished an urban underpass and rebuilt two in its place for CSX rail — without halting train traffic or getting tripped up by strenuous environmental reviews

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BIG unveils vision for a sustainable, floating city

BD+C

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) recently unveiled its vision for Oceanix City, a man-made ecosystem designed to grow, transform, and adapt organically over time, evolving from neighborhoods to cities with the possibility of scaling indefinitely.

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Pole Barn Guru pushes through to win 2019 Best Construction Blog popular vote

Construction Marketing Ideas

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California Dreamin’

Business Facilities

A network of leaders came together at the California Economic Summit to help make sure that opportunity and a sustainable environment are watchwords for growth in the Golden State. Read: California Dreamin’ at BusinessFacilities.com.

NYC sewer system construction costs rocket 1500% to $1.2B

Construction Dive

The EPA's estimate that the Gowanus Canal sewage retention tank project in Brooklyn would be around $78 million was too conservation due to tank design, land acquisition and historic preservation costs, a local agency says

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How One Documentary Is Advocating for Women in Construction

Construction Business Owner

A star of Hard Hatted Woman tells what it's like for a women in the trades and how you can promote inclusivity and diversity in your own construction business

Monthly Plumbing Quiz: Faucets and Fixtures

Contractor Magazine

Installing and servicing faucets and fixtures are what most people think of when they think "plumber." " But how well do you know the ins and outs? Take our quiz and find out

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Location Spotlight: Cape Coral – A Strategic Location

Business Facilities

Ranked among the best places to live and do business, and located in the tax-friendly state of Florida, Cape Coral is a top contender for corporate relocations and business expansions for companies worldwide. Read: Location Spotlight: Cape Coral – A Strategic Location at BusinessFacilities.com.

$1B Cross Bayou Point in Louisiana picks design-build team

Construction Dive

GraceHebert Architects and Ozanne Construction, which have experience working together, will lead the mixed-use project

Open offices reduce collaboration among employees

BD+C

Proponents of open offices claim that the design promotes employee collaboration, but a recent study found just the opposite. Wide open workspaces actually reduce the time employees spend in face-to-face interactions by 73%, according to researchers at Harvard Business School and Harvard University.

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The dusty black book: Youthful memories and lessons learned four decades ago

Construction Marketing Ideas

A few weeks ago, I pulled one of my old black journals from the storage area, and leafed through pages written four decades ago. As a 25-year-old, I was embarking on a life-changing African experience.

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Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Eloisa Klementich, Invest Atlanta

Business Facilities

Eloisa Klementich, CEO, Invest Atlanta, discusses the factors that are making the city a thriving high-tech hub. Read: Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Eloisa Klementich, Invest Atlanta at BusinessFacilities.com.