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Five Technology Trends Changing Everything

Contractor Magazine

From our October issue. BIM is still king, but watch out for augmented reality, 3D printing, and much more. Our interview with industry tech evangelist Sean McGuire, aka the @MCAAGeek

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Starting A Construction Business


PDF This Article. Starting a construction business can be a daunting task; we know this has been some of the scariest years of our lives. We’ve talked to alot of people through the years, and it’s actually incredible how many people are too afraid to start something on their own.

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How to Calculate Steel Quantity for Slab, Footing, and Column?

The Constructor

Estimation of steel reinforcement quantity is crucial for the cost evaluation which is one of the factors that need to be considered while a specific. Building Technology Guide Estimating & Costing How To Guide Material Estimation

2018 STAR Awards: Final Entry Deadline

Construction Marketing Blog

The 2018 Construction Marketing Association STAR Awards are well underway. We have already received some outstanding submissions and are looking forward for more to come. Have you entered in for your chance to win? Our final entry deadline is October 26, 2018.

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

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

How to Hire Good People During the Labor Shortage

John Chaney

We’ve been discussing the construction labor shortage here at Surveyor for a while now. Many contractors are struggling to find skilled workers, which is especially challenging during a time when there’s no shortage of work to do.

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Report: Global hotel construction pipelines at record highs

Construction Dive

The industry pipeline for these projects has been building for more than four years, according to hotel research firm Lodging Econometrics

Social Media in Construction – 2018 Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural/engineering/construction (AEC) professionals.

Episode 8: Getting the Most out of Your Construction Software – Part 1

John Chaney

A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Episode 8: Getting the Most out of Your Construction Software – Part 1.

Tunnel Boring Machine Reaches Final Destination in Atlanta

PC Construction Blog

There were a lot of cheers in Atlanta yesterday as Driller Mike, the 853,000-pound tunnel boring machine, holed through to its final destination, right on target after five miles of hard rock tunnel boring. All Integrated Delivery Water & Wastewater Treatment

OSHA increases excavation and trenching enforcement after wave of fatalities

Construction Dive

But before starting its new enforcement efforts, OSHA will conduct a 30-day educational outreach phase

4 Tools That Are Helpful to Have When Cutting Drywall

Construction Marketing Blog

Drywalls have significant benefits from a normal plaster wall installation. One is that you do not usually have problems installing it. If you have experience in DIY projects, then this will not be a challenge. You can call in a professional installer for a few consultations; however, installing a drywall is something that you can learn to do. Besides that, the drywall serves as a critical component to your home’s infrastructure. Now, you may require installing something extra on the wall.

Garney Construction’s Josh Snow Discusses the Skilled Labor Challenge

John Chaney

In the first of a new series of exclusive Viewpoint client Q&A sessions, Josh Snow, project engineer with Garney Construction, gives his take on the construction labor challenges facing our industry.

Greater Houston: Greater Growth On The Texas Gulf Coast

Business Facilities Blog

Port Houston’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #84) is one of the busiest in the nation. Read: Greater Houston: Greater Growth On The Texas Gulf Coast at

Japanese researchers create humanoid bot that installs drywall independently

Construction Dive

The robot, HRP-5P, can correct for slips, has numerous joints that flex to degrees people are unable to and is not deterred by limited fields of view


Design-Build for healthcare construction: Drive value to enhance patient care

The Korte Company

The healthcare industry is evolving rapidly, and the result has been a corresponding evolution in the way healthcare construction companies design and build modern healing spaces.

The Rise of AI in Construction

Construction Business Owner

Today, it seems as though everything is under construction. Be it downtown or beyond the county line, a walk outside unencumbered by a sleek looking building or bridge being built is almost a rarity

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

Business Facilities Blog

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Read: Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders at

McDermott gets go-ahead for $937M Texas power plant

Construction Dive

McDermott International said its contract for the natural gas plant project, which is expected to generate 750 jobs at peak construction, is between $500 million and $750 million

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Pennsylvania Modernizing Building and Plumbing Codes

Contractor Magazine

After nearly a decade, the Commonwealth will update its Uniform Construction Code based on the 2015 International Codes

Is the Hybrid Cloud for Me?

Construction Business Owner

The cloud continues to play an increasingly larger role in the construction industry, but many construction business owners aren’t ready to overhaul their systems and go all in on the cloud just yet. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition.

Is Social Media Necessary for Construction Contractors?

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Tom Woodie, Writer And Editor. Let’s clarify what we’re talking about and why most businesses don’t get it, Social Media Marketing is unlike any other type of Marketing.

Digital Deals: Amazon backs prefab smart builder, Procore acquires BIManywhere

Construction Dive

Plus, Guardhat secures $20 million in funding for its intelligent hardhat and PCL partners with Microsoft on a cloud-first construction management tool

What is Self-Levelling Concrete (SLC)? – Properties and Benefits

The Constructor

Self-levelling concrete (SLC) is a polymer modified high -performance concrete that have the ability to flow, compact and provide a levelled surface. Concrete Technology Concrete Types in Construction self-leveling concrete

Where Technology Is Taking Your Team

Construction Business Owner

Autonomous cars will soon be a regular feature of American highways. The nation’s farmers, suffering from years of agricultural labor shortages, are banking on manufacturers developing robot swarms to make planting and harvesting cheaper and more efficient.

Making your foundation waterproofing project go smoother

GCP Applied Technologies

Making your foundation waterproofing project go smoother. Phillip.fry@gc…. Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:31. GCP Applied Technologies. October 01, 2018.

Careers in construction – building a talent pipeline

Construction Dive

With 80% of contractors reporting difficulty in finding hourly skilled craft professionals, the conversation about the opportunities in construction is now aimed at the next generation of craft professionals

Concrete Floor Slab Construction Process

The Constructor

Concrete floor slab construction process includes erection of formwork, placement of reinforcement, pouring, compacting and finishing concrete and.

Volunteerism, serendipity and business development: Can you turn these into scientific marketing?

Construction Marketing Ideas

About three weeks ago, about $10,000 dropped into my company’s figurative cash register within minutes. Two seemingly chance events occurred within a day, which I reported in a memo to our business’s talented lead sales representative.


Control flow concrete for mass pours

GCP Applied Technologies

Control flow concrete for mass pours. Phillip.fry@gc…. Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:16. GCP Applied Technologies. October 01, 2018. Mass pours have typically been used for foundations, columns, beams, as well as enormous structures like dams and bridges. . What are mass pours?

Amazon breaks ground on $325M Alabama fulfillment center

Construction Dive

General contractor Gray Construction is underway with construction of the 850,000-square-foot facility in Bessemer, which represents the single largest investment in the city's history

8 Types of Cost Estimates in Construction

The Constructor

A cost estimate is predicted expenditure of a project which is generally prepared before the project is taken up. It is prepared in different types. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

Job Order Contracting Solution

Job Order Contracting

It’s important to understand that Job Order Order Contracting,JOC, is not simply a procurement method. Job Order Contracting, when properly understood and deployed, is a LEAN construction delivery method that minimizes waste and improves overall construction outcomes.

Waterproofing for a green roof

GCP Applied Technologies

Waterproofing for a green roof. Phillip.fry@gc…. Tue, 10/02/2018 - 11:54. GCP Applied Technologies. October 15, 2018. Studies abound that green roofs reduce the effects of urban heat islands. They're also far more aesthetically pleasing than a basic, blacktop roof.

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