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Looking for a BETTER Job Order Contracting Solution?

Job Order Contracting

If you are looking for a better job order contracting solution, it’s time we talked. Bolster your team with a diverse range of perspectives and expertise can help ensure you’re sufficiently covering all you requirements. Transparently communicate your plans, SOWs, and requirements so that everyone has a firm grasp. Remember that repair, renovation, maintenance, and new builders can no longer be the purview of one person or a small group of individuals.

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A New Construction Accounting Partnership for a New Era

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins.

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ENR's 2024 Top 400 Contractors: Firms Feel Pinch for Profitability

ENR Construction

When the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates 11 times last year in a bid to control rampant economic inflation, many Top 400 Contractors said they felt those policy changes in the form of project delays, rescopes or outright cancellations.

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Commerce Department wants more women in construction

Construction Dive

To capitalize on the CHIPS and Science Act and other federal funding, the agency has called on the industry to invest in equitable hiring practices and supportive services.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Building Waste Repurposed to Create Sustainable Fertilizer

Contractor Magazine

NRS’s groundbreaking products are a significant step towards creating a robust circular economy.

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Biodiversity uncertainty for project highlighted in NAO report

Construction Law

Lack of resources available to local authorities may hinder implementation of the UK’s Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) plans, says a report from government’s spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO). To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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How Smart Planning Can Reduce Household Waste

Civiconcepts

Consider your last trip to the grocery store. Did you think about where those food scraps and packaging end up?

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Sneha Gurjar explores the practical applications of BIM in today’s construction projects 

Construction Today

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has emerged as a groundbreaking catalyst in the construction sector, fundamentally altering how projects are conceptualized, designed, and executed today. The transition from conventional design methodologies to AI-driven processes has ushered in unprecedented levels of efficiency and precision across all phases of construction, spanning from initial design and… Source The post Sneha Gurjar explores the practical applications of BIM in today’s const

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Efficient processes and strategic planning are propelling McCON Building Corporation to the forefront of construction excellence 

Construction Today

McCON Building Corporation (McCON) was established in family and is focused on its people. The company was founded 37 years ago by parents Jim and Jean, and three of their children, Kelly, Chris, and Matt in the small town of Highland, Wisconsin. Population: 869 people. Construction Today had the pleasure of hearing from a team of McCON leaders, Emily Bublitz, and Chris and David McGuire… Source The post Efficient processes and strategic planning are propelling McCON Building Corporation t

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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The unique design needs of Critical Access Hospitals

BD+C

The unique design needs of Critical Access Hospitals 0 qpurcell Thu, 05/23/2024 - 09:45 Hospital Design Trends BWBR healthcare principals Brad Krump, AIA, and Scott Kirchner, AIA, discuss their industry experience and passion for supporting the role that critical access hospitals play in their communities. Katie Nordenson, Communications Manager Hospital Design Trends Designers If you live in an urban area, you may take for granted that you can call emergency services and have someone on the sce

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The BETTER Job Order Contracting Solution

Job Order Contracting

Looking for a better Job Order Contracting application? The 4BT OpenJOC TM Solution is just that! Why is the 4BT OpenJOC TM Solution better? Simple, it allows you and your team to… Leverage current best management practices with a focus upon collaboratoin and best value outcomes for all participants and stakeholders. Engage and empower the project leadership team and higher level of stakeholder involvement throughout a project.

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Heat-related laws in Texas, Florida, Phoenix to be put to the test

Construction Dive

As summer begins, some states prevent cities from mandating water breaks. Still, there are commonsense practices to protect workers from soaring temperatures.

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PC Team Participates in Corporate Cup Challenge

PC Construction

Last Thursday, a team of 14 PC Construction employee owners participated in the 41 st annual Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge, one of Vermont’s oldest and largest 5K races. The event brings over 2,000 Vermonters together in Montpelier to promote physical fitness in the workplace and at home. We set out on the course on one of Vermont’s first warm (and very humid) spring evenings.

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The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right procurement software is a crucial step in ensuring third-party risk management, process governance, and bidding efficiency. With so many procurement solutions to choose from, it can be overwhelming without a frame of reference and a solid starting point. This free buyer’s guide will cover: Benefits of Procurement Software –– Why do you need it?

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*ISNetworld® Client Additions May 2024: Tips to Stay Compliant

Safety Services Company

The *ISNetworld® network is experiencing a surge in popularity, with new companies joining every month. This trend highlights the growing importance of streamlined contractor screening and getting prequalified for *ISNetworld® hiring clients’ job offerings. This article will focus on *ISNetworld® client additions in May 2024 and their specific compliance requirements.

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Mastering Construction Business Finances Through QuickBooks Desktop

Contractor Bookkeeping

The power of effective bookkeeping using QuickBooks Desktop - plus an Important Update from Intuit. Keeping track of sales, earnings, expenses, and purchases is fundamental to your construction business's overall health and sustainability. Effective bookkeeping produces the data you need to evaluate your current practices, anticipate challenges, and set attainable future goals.

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Tesla data center delay highlights industrywide challenges

Construction Dive

Elon Musk reportedly fired the director of infrastructure for the firm’s facility in Austin, Texas. Finding a replacement could prove tough, even as more firms enter the space.

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UK-Based Wood Group Rejects Dubai AE's Sweetened $1.9B Buyout Offer

ENR Construction

Latest acquisirion offer from Sidara, formerly called Dar Group, was its third in recent weeks but still "significantly undervalued" the energy specialist, Wood Group says.

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Stop Making These Mistakes and Start Scaling Your Specialty Contractor Business

Anything that is built on a poor foundation will soon crumble from the ground up. This is literally the case in the construction stage of projects and it applies just the same during the pre-construction stage. This free eBook is your ultimate guide to scaling your business with customizable software as early as during the bidding stage.

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AIA/Deltek Release Latest Architecture Billings Index

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Architecture firm billings remained soft entering into 2024, with an AIA/Deltek Architecture Billings Index score of 46.2 in January. Any score below 50 indicates decreasing business conditions. “This now marks the lengthiest period of declining billings since 2010, although it is reassuring that the pace of this decline is less rapid and the broader economy showed improvement in January,” said Kermit Baker, Ph.D., AIA Chief Economist. “Firms are seeing growth with inquiries into new proje

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John Moriarty & Associates prides itself on collaboration, transparency, and a proactive approach to construction management

Construction Today

John Moriarty & Associates has been playing a lead role in shaping cityscapes since 1985. Founded on a commitment to deliver excellent construction management services, the business has become a trusted name in the sector, known for balancing traditional practices with innovative execution. A strong principle ingrained since day one is John Moriarty & Associates’ dedication to combining… Source The post John Moriarty & Associates prides itself on collaboration, transparen

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Builders embrace the megaproject boom

Construction Dive

There are key ways to de-risk multibillion-dollar jobs like the Gateway Program in New York and New Jersey, according to panelists at a recent webinar.

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UK's Wood Group Nixes Dubai AE Sweetened $1.9B Buyout Bid

ENR Construction

Latest acquisition offer from Sidara, formerly called Dar Group, was its third in recent weeks but still "significantly undervalued" the energy specialist, it said.

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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Teesworks discussions on making public pay contamination costs ongoing, report reveals

Construction Law

Making the public purse liable for contamination clear up at the Teesworks former steel site has been revealed to be under discussion by the publicly owned South Tees Development Corporation (STDC) and two businessmen who own 90% of the site’s development vehicle, despite a government review having been told earlier this year that the plan had been abandoned.

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From custom rock crushing to contract mining, Fred Weber Inc. leverages its industry strength and expertise   

Construction Today

At the dawn of the 20th Century, Fred Weber, Sr. bought his first piece of mechanized equipment, a solid-tire, five-ton dump truck. Combining talented people and the right tools, his company, Fred Weber Inc. (Fred Weber), began to grow. Heavy highway construction started the growth followed by rock quarries, asphalt plants and river sand dredging.

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Microsoft plows $3.3B into data center at former Foxconn site

Construction Dive

The software giant, which previously committed $1 billion to the project, has increased its promised expenditure amid a surge of data center activity.

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UK's Wood Group Rejects Dubai AE's Sweetened $1.9B Buyout Offer

ENR Construction

Latest offer from Sidara, formerly Dar Group, was its third in recent weeks but "significantly undervalued" the energy specialist, the UK target says.

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The Specialty Contractor's Guide to Job Cost Accounting

Supply chain challenges and rising material costs are forcing specialty contractors to pay more for what they need to complete each job. Following a simple set of principles, this easy-to-follow guide can help you manage job costs, ease the pains of accounting, and run a more profitable businesses. If you are a Specialty Contractor or Self-performing GC, you do not want to miss out on this essential guide!

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IPA and NIC to be scrapped by a Labour government

Construction Law

The Labour Party will scrap the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) and National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) if it wins the General Election, and replace them with a new body to be called the National Infrastructure and Service Transformation Authority (NISTA). To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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Since celebrating its centenary in 2023, Alterman has continued to lead in electrical construction, inspired by its new campus and driven by its dedicated team 

Construction Today

Alterman is not a new name to the pages of Construction Today. We last spoke with the President and CEO, Greg Padalecki in 2023, a year after the company first broke ground on its new impressive state-of-the-art campus. For those who haven’t yet heard of the business, it was founded in 1923 by Nathan Alterman, as Nathan Alterman Electric Co.

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Safety, teamwork shape former mason’s career

Construction Dive

During the span of her work in construction, Jessica Gerlach progressed from pouring cement to heading safety initiatives at Minneapolis-area contractor McGough.

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