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Survey: Salaries for many construction trades on the rise

Construction Dive

The report shows average annual salaries for 32 categories of workers, with project managers ($92,523) and project supervisors ($88,355) making the most money

Which details matter, and which ones don’t, in construction marketing and business development?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Matt Handal has a phrase to describe time-wasting details in the proposal process: “Bug dust” As an example, it doesn’t make sense, really, to labor over the finest proposal cover design details.

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Build Toward Construction Industry Success in 2019


Welcome to 2019. It’s a new year. It can be new you. You’ve made a list and checked it twice…or not. Sometimes, that list gets messy or doesn’t exist at all. Either way, it’s OK! Make a list with a […].

Concrete Topping Slab-Types, Minimum Thickness, and Purposes

The Constructor

Concrete topping slab is an overlay designed to provide a dense, abrasion-resistant, and a finished floor surface for multiple purposes; like. Building Technology Guide Concrete Work Procedure Flooring How To Guide Strengthening & Retrofitting Work Procedures

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

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

Gilbane to lead $700M Philadelphia hotel-casino construction

Construction Dive

The general contractor is a "natural fit" for the 1.5 million square foot development that is expected to create about 3,000 construction jobs, an official said

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Tall mass timber code changes receive final approval


The International Code Council (ICC) has approved all 14 of the tall mass timber code change proposals.

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How to Pour a Concrete Slab for a Shed?

The Constructor

Pouring concrete slab is considerably crucial to construct strong and durable slab that makes a good foundation for a shed. Concrete slab keeps the. Concrete Work Procedure How To Guide Work Procedures

$10B Apple plan part of surge in data center construction

Construction Dive

The increase in the amount of data generated by a growing number of connected devices is driving demand for new facilities

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5 Top Tech Needs in 2019

Construction Business Owner

Adopt these 5 technologies and secure a leadership position in the construction industry in 2019

Net zero construction trailer brings health and wellness to the jobsite


The AEC industry has gone all in on sustainability, energy efficiency, and occupant health and wellness. These elements are woven into the fabric of just about every new building, including AEC firms’ own offices.

Bond Beam Block-Dimensions, Specifications, and Applications

The Constructor

Bond beam blocks are concrete masonry units which are manufactured with reduced webs (Fig. 1) or with knock-out webs (Fig. 2); the knock-out webs are. Building Technology Guide Masonry Construction Others

Shop class is back, ready to tackle the construction skills gap

Construction Dive

Immigration enforcement has left Texas' construction industry with a lack of skilled workers, and stakeholders are calling on schools to help

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Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

Business Facilities

New York and Virginia, which each got selected to host Amazon’s HQ2 mega-project, are co-winners of the Gold Award in our 2018 contest. Read: Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award at

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Canada’s National Building Code will include climate change obligations


Designers will be obligated to create durability plans for new structures under Canada’s National Building Code. The changes, expected in 2020, are a response to expected harsher weather events resulting from climate change.

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Parapet Walls – Types and Uses

The Constructor

A parapet wall is a low or dwarf wall built along the edge of the roof, terrace, walkway, balcony etc. Parapet walls can be constructed using. Building Technology Guide Masonry Construction Others classification of parapets parapet parapet wall types of parapet walls

String of infrastructure investments underway hints at big 2019

Construction Dive

State and federal initiatives across North America represent some big spends and may help predict what's to come this year

The TCJA Legislation Driving IRS Code Reform in 2019

Construction Business Owner

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and how it will cause tax reform in 2019

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Design-build delivery is setting new parameters for project management


More owners and developers are latching onto design-build as a preferred delivery method for projects large and small.

Contractors Gave Back in 2018

Contractor Magazine

In ways large and small, contractors and tradespeople all over the country have been lending a helping hand

AGC: Contractors expect growth in 2019 amid labor supply worries

Construction Dive

Construction firms will continue to increase wages and benefits as well as invest in training programs for their employees

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Best Construction Blog 2019 competition: Nominations are open

Construction Marketing Ideas

Nominations are open until Jan. 31 for the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition. The entry rules are simple: Your blog should be relevant for the architectural, engineering and construction community. You could operate a local service business, or be a national buildings supplier.

Rebuild or renovate?


Building owners around the country are facing a dilemma. Half of the country’s 5.6


Job Order Contracting

Is there a role for both MACCs and MATOCs as well as JOCs and SABERs for achieving efficient public sector construction? Maybe.

Pittsburgh creates construction fraud task force

Construction Dive

The group will take particular aim at construction companies that commit wage violations that result in underpayment or nonpayment of taxes

Top 5 Online Marketing Trends In 2019 With Actionable Tips For Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today more than ever, we live in a world where information is accessible at the touch of a button, a few clicks on your keyboard, or even just a voice command. Although it's hard to predict where new technologies will lead us, one thing is for certain - we are now all digitally connected.

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Design-build delivery is setting new parameters for project management


More owners and developers are latching onto design-build as a preferred delivery method for projects large and small.

LEAN Construction and Communication

Job Order Contracting

LEAN Construction Delivery requires advanced communication skills. Below are just a few considerations, when optimizing implementations of Job Order Contracting and Integrated Project Delivery and their positive outcomes.

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McCarthy tapped for $310M Phoenix airport expansion

Construction Dive

As construction manager at risk for a new Southwest concourse, the contractor will oversee construction of new boarding gates, connector bridges and more

Looking back, looking forward and the challenges in planning vacations, business start-ups and construction marketing initiatives

Construction Marketing Ideas

The quiet days between Christmas and New Years provide opportunities for reflection and thinking ahead.

You’ve Got (Too Much) Mail

Construction Business Owner

What you really need to know about email backups & archiving


Hapag-Lloyd America Creating Over 360 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities

The multinational transportation company will invest $5.5 million in an expansion of the Hapag-Lloyd Quality Service Center in Gwinnett County, GA. Read: Hapag-Lloyd America Creating Over 360 Jobs In Georgia at

$1B Vertical Medical City receives FAA height authorization

Construction Dive

The Federal Aviation Administration approved the 444-foot-tall complex, which encroaches on Florida's Orlando International Airport airspace, for preconstruction led by Tutor Perini Building Corp

LEED v4.1 beta registration begins in January


New LEED v4.1 beta versions will be open for registration in January 2018. The U.S. Green Building Council will make versions available for O+M, BD+C, and ID+C first. Cities and Communities, and Residential will be available during the spring