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DBE: How To Grow Your Disadvantaged Business Enterprise The Smart Way

Help Everybody Everyday

I recently met someone desperately trying to grow their Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) engineering firm. But they were going about it in a way I thought was a bit crazy. So, what I’m going to do today is provide a complete, soup to nuts , guide on how to grow your DBE firm the smart way. In this email, I’m going to outline exactly how I would approach growing a DBE firm (which would include WBE, MBE, and 8A firms).

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Understanding Construction Accounting Terms And Why It Matters

Contractor Bookkeeping

Hiring an accountant is widely considered best practice for small business owners. But delegating financial analysis and reporting doesn't mean thoroughly checking out of the process each month or quarter. On the contrary, it's recommended that business owners work closely with their accountants throughout the year to better understand their financial position and make smart plans for future growth.

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Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

BD+C

Have you ever noticed a laneway that wasn’t living up to its potential? Does a laneway in your neighborhood mainly serve delivery trucks, parked cars, and dumpsters, instead of acting as a place for community activity? Whenever we walk past a certain laneway near our office, we begin to dream up possibilities for this laneway and others like it. This dream “lanescape” of ours, located in the heart of Toronto, has the potential to become a fantastic space.

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How the Ground Shakes During Earthquakes?

The Constructor

Ground shaking is the consequence of movement of seismic waves, which ranges from quite gentle in small earthquakes to considerably violent in large. Earthquake Engineering Ground Shaking

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

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

Overcoming the Odds

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A look at why Caldwell Marine and ECI Drilling won the 2019 Viewpoint Construction Award for ‘Most Challenging Project’. Client Spotlight

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Trade Show Marketing Checklist for Construction

Construction Marketing

With the busy trade show season upon us, there is no question that in the construction industry, trade shows remain a key marketing strategy for many brands. That said, trade shows are typically expensive to participate in, and can be difficult to measure return on marketing investment (ROMI). Furthermore, trade shows are often ineffective for exhibitors for a variety of reasons.

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On site: An inside look at Mortenson-McCarthy's $1.9B Raiders stadium construction in Las Vegas

Construction Dive

The project team brought Construction Dive into the huddle as it reaches 75% completion of one of the NFL's most innovative stadiums

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‘Tis the Season to Give Thanks

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The holiday season is upon us again, and while gratitude should be expressed year-round, this season serves as a helpful reminder. Viewpoint News

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IAPMO-Backed Report: 2M Americans Without Indoor Plumbing

Contractor Magazine

Report reveals that two million Americans today live with no running water, indoor plumbing or sanitation service

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Webinar Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button:

Casey’s General Stores Investing $50M In Missouri

Business Facilities

The new state-of-the-art warehousing, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, MO will create up to 125 new jobs. Read: Casey’s General Stores Investing $50M In Missouri at BusinessFacilities.com.

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We've got your back: 7 construction exoskeletons you should know about

Construction Dive

Wearables that help reduce user fatigue and increase productivity are soon to hit jobsites in earnest. Here's an early look at the first crop to expect

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Increase Your Environmental Compliance through Smarter Systems and Software Solutions

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Australian contractors are facing increased environmental compliance pressure, but the right planning and software can turn challenge into opportunity. Construction Best Practices

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The Limits of Technology

Contractor Magazine

The human factor in all of this new technology is not, in my opinion, being given enough weight

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Reader Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

The Strategy Behind Successful Tech Adoption for Joeris General Contractors

Construction Business Owner

Does the process of implementing any new technology in your company feel overwhelming? It may be the fear of making a big investment that doesn't end up working, or it's that nagging little voice that's telling you your employees won't use the solution. Regardless of the doubt, technology represents a wealth of opprotunity for your construction company. And these days, to stay competitive, you need to be focused on digitizing your construction processes—bottom line.

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Study finds maternity benefits for construction tradeswomen financially feasible

Construction Dive

“This benefit is long overdue," said a union rep who has seen a leave program be successful. "We want to equip our members with what they need to both work in the construction industry and to raise a family "

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Volkswagen AG Investing $800M In Tennessee

Business Facilities

Chattanooga has been chosen as automotive company’s U.S. base for electric vehicle production, which will create 1,000 new jobs. Read: Volkswagen AG Investing $800M In Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Trimble, Hilti, Boston Dynamics Explore Use of Robots in Construction

Contractor Magazine

The companies will collaborate to develop a “proof-of-concept” solution

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

What is Lap Length?

Civil Lead

What is Lap Length? The lap length is the length provided to overlap two rebars in order to safely transfer load from one bar to another bar and alternative to this is to provide mechanical couplers. Lap length also known as lap splices. Suppose we need to construct the building of 20-metre height but there is no 20metre single bar available in the market. The maximum length of Steel bar available in the market is usually 12 metre. Why it is provided?

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Hensel Phelps sics Boston Dynamic robot dog on documenting its construction jobsite progress

Construction Dive

The contractor tested HoloBuilder’s reality capture app using the Spot robot on its $1.2 billion San Francisco International Airport project

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Israeli Aerospace, Aviation Manufacturer Expanding In Virginia

Business Facilities

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. will invest in new headquarters operation and create more than 50 new jobs in Fairfax County, VA. Read: Israeli Aerospace, Aviation Manufacturer Expanding In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

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11 Plumbing Trends

Contractor Magazine

Here are 11 trends that will affect your business

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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.

3 Dangers to Coverage Hidden in Many Standard Construction Insurance Policies

Construction Business Owner

Many contractors, subcontractors and developers often do not realize that there are perhaps dozens of exclusions buried in the hundreds of pages of these CGL insurance policies that allow an insurance company to deny coverage for these claims. Find out more here.

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Construction industry salaries and wages, ranked

Construction Dive

A new analysis of federal labor statistics breaks down construction's top earners, both in the field and in the office, as industry pay hits a decade high

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D3 Engineering Expanding Operations In Upstate New York

Business Facilities

The embedded product development company is expanding operations and will create up to 50 new jobs at a new location in Monroe County, NY. Read: D3 Engineering Expanding Operations In Upstate New York at BusinessFacilities.com.

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What is ACP (Aluminium composite panel)? - Definition | Advantages | Disadvantages

Civil Lead

What is ACP? Aluminium composite panel its short form is ACP. It is also known as a sandwich panel. Aluminium composite panel was invented by 3A composites company in 1964 as a joint invention with BASF. Aluminium composite panel is a composite material in which thermoplastic polythene core and the fire-retardant core material are sandwiched between two thin aluminium sheets. polythene is not a fire-resistant material actually, it ignites and spread the fire.

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ICC Launches Global Initiative on Building Resilience

Contractor Magazine

Code developers, emergency management officials, and climate scientists come together to explore common threats

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How the FIU tragedy could change bridge construction projects

Construction Dive

Lessons learned from the deadly Miami bridge collapse could affect the design, safety protocols and contract language of similar future projects

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Measures for Better Monitoring & Managing Employee Stress

Construction Business Owner

If the workplace stress level, whether originating there or brought from home by the employee, is so high as to be unmanageable, then it can have a significant negative impact on productivity through lowered attention to detail, quality of work and their team. Learn how to reduce workplace stress levels here.

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[VIDEO] Robot Dog Finds Construction Job

Construction Equipment

Boston Dynamics, the creator of robotic dog, Spot, has started putting the machine to work on pilot projects. According to an article in Fast Company, the first to debut a full application using Spot is a German-American firm called Holobuilder. The group equipped the robot to regularly walk large

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