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Why Hope Is Hurting Your Business

Construction Business Owner

Why Hope Is Hurting Your Business ccapoccia Thu, 02/16/2023 - 08:53 You are 100% accountable for your current situation and the results you’re achieving. They are a direct reflection of your leadership. As a leader, you have defined the results your company produces, including the performance, procedures, project types, financial systems, and the employees being held accountable to deliver results.

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10 Sustainable Building Materials for Eco-Friendly Construction

The Constructor

Sustainable building materials are becoming increasingly popular as more and more people focus on preserving the environment. As architects, construction workers, and homeowners look for ways to improve their practices, sustainable building materials provide an effective option for reducing their environmental impact. Various materials, from recycled wood to clay, can create energy-efficient buildings, reduce waste, […] The post 10 Sustainable Building Materials for Eco-Friendly Constructi

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Labor shortages, inflation vex civil contractors, but optimism remains

Construction Dive

A new report from Dodge also looks into mental health issues in engineering and construction.

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Biggest Construction Industry Trends, Pitfalls, and Hotspots of 2023

Viewpoint Construction Technology

What will be the biggest construction industry trends of 2023? Customers from our Network told us what will be the biggest industry hot spots.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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The Myth Of Zero Energy And Its Adverse Impact On Prevention Through Design

FDR Safety

THIS ARTICLE IS FOCUSED ON prevention through design (PTD) and why use of the term “zero energy” lockout/tagout (LOTO) for all service and maintenance tasks creates a range of adverse impacts. Examples of such impacts are: •impeding efficient and effective equipment designs when tasks (e.g., setup, maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting) are not considered in the concept and design phases of projects because zero energy is a perceived, yet infeasible, objective for all service and maintenance,

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Roof Vents: What You Need To Know

The Constructor

Proper roof ventilation is essential to maintain the integrity of your home. Roof vents not only help to improve air circulation but can also reduce energy costs and prolong the life of your roof. In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of roof vents, their benefits, and the tools and steps needed to install […] The post Roof Vents: What You Need To Know appeared first on The Constructor.

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A Deming Dozen: Nuggets of Wisdom to Work and Live By

Pro Builder

A Deming Dozen: Nuggets of Wisdom to Work and Live By ibush Tue, 02/14/2023 - 12:23 Wise words from quality and efficiency expert Dr. W. Edwards Deming abound. Here’s a look at a dozen of the best of Deming's ideas that home builders can learn from Scott Sedam, Contributing Editor When I began writing the January column memorializing Dr. Deming a quarter century after his passing, I wasn’t sure of the response I’d get.

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The Connected Construction Professional Series: Construction Field Management Professionals

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn How Connected Construction Helps Overcome the Challenges of Field Management

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OSHA to issue special visas to immigrant workers during criminal investigations

Construction Dive

Victims of a range of criminal activities may be able to assist law enforcement, the U.S. Department of Labor said.

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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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7 Tips to Get the Most Out of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023

Construction Business Owner

7 Tips to Get the Most Out of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 ccapoccia Thu, 02/16/2023 - 10:09 Attending a trade show may be one of the best experiences you can have, especially if you are in the construction industry. Not only can you see the latest heavy equipment, such as excavators, wheel loaders, articulated dump trucks and dozers, but there are plenty of networking and educational opportunities available.

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What’s WRONG with Federal Facilities Mangement?

Job Order Contracting

What’s wrong with federal facilities management? EVERTHING. FACT #1 – National security is negatively impacted by the lack of effective/efficient facilities lifecycle management. FACT #2 – Lack of a lifecycle total cost of ownership approach in support of federal agency/department missions. FACT #3 – No set of quantitive key performance indicators exists or is required with respect for federal facilities lifecycle management.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Cement Waterproofing

The Constructor

Cement waterproofing is a cost-effective and durable solution to protect surfaces from moisture and water damage. This comprehensive guide covers the basics of what cement waterproofing is, the advantages of using it, and the different available types. It also explains the steps for applying cement waterproofing, such as preparing the surface, applying primer and sealant, […] The post A Comprehensive Guide to Cement Waterproofing appeared first on The Constructor.

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3 good practices for efficient wind farm construction projects

Lets Build

It’s been a great couple of years for wind farm construction projects —Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East have all had more onshore wind installations than ever before. And while wind farm construction shares many of the same qualities as other projects, it also comes with some unique challenges. When it comes to wind energy construction and development, there’s no single best practice, but there are many good practices you can follow.

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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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Why Contractors Need to Automate Logistics Processes

Construction Business Owner

Why Contractors Need to Automate Logistics Processes ccapoccia Thu, 02/16/2023 - 15:08 The construction industry faces many challenges that other industries will face in 2023 — labor shortages, cost overruns, project delays and inadequate communication. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction employment continues to grow, and the market will continue to rise, primarily because of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure investment.

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Announcing our Viewpoint For Projects and Microsoft 365 integration

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Introducing live edits and collaboration within Viewpoint For Projects

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Contractors confident in the face of falling backlog

Construction Dive

Construction backlog dropped in January but remains one month higher than a year ago and around the same level as the month before the pandemic, according to the report.

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The Difference Between A Construction Accountant And A Tax Accountant

Contractor Bookkeeping

How often have you hired someone with the expectation that they know how construction works, and then you found out they did not know about it? You are a master in the construction industry, so you recognize what to look for in your particular field and quickly observe if someone has the skillsets, and you proceed accordingly. You know what happens when you send your best Rough Carpenter that you pay piece work for framing spec from the ground up in all kinds of weather and working conditions to

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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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5 Equipment Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2023

Construction Business Owner

5 Equipment Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2023 ccapoccia Thu, 02/16/2023 - 10:31 With 2022 firmly in the rearview mirror and the new year now underway, it’s clear many of the opportunities and challenges impacting equipment manufacturers today are poised to remain as relevant as ever in the weeks and months ahead. While it’s a fool’s errand to try and predict exactly how 2023 will unfold for the industry, equipment manufacturers would be wise to pay close attention to a number of trends and h

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Digital Builder Ep 40: Construction Trends for 2023

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Many workers and leaders alike are feeling the pressure of so much exciting innovation happening across the different sectors of the construction industry. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the possibilities, the expenses, and the fear of the unknown effects new technology and trends may bring. In today’s first-ever Digital Builder podcast hosted live on LinkedIn, we have invited three powerhouse leaders and our newest 40 Under 40 construction champions, Andrew Cooper , VDC Engineer at AECO

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Construction material prices back on the rise

Construction Dive

An elevated producer price index indicates the economy remains overheated, said Anirban Basu, chief economist of Associated Builders and Contractors.

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Affordable Housing Tiny Home Community Breaks Ground in Chatham County

Pro Builder

Affordable Housing Tiny Home Community Breaks Ground in Chatham County ldeakins Fri, 02/17/2023 - 12:24 Local non-profit XDS, Inc. joins forces with Garman Homes to provide inclusive housing for veterans and individuals suffering from mental illness and other conditions Garman Homes , a Cary-based homebuilder, is partnering with XDS, Inc. (Cross Disability Services, Inc.), a nonprofit operating out of Pittsboro, North Carolina, to build a new development community providing affordable housing

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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5 Industry Trends & How You Can Take Action

Construction Business Owner

5 Industry Trends & How You Can Take Action ccapoccia Thu, 02/16/2023 - 09:54 The potential for recession, continued inflation, critical labor shortages and supply chain issues will loom large over construction in 2023. Additionally, many eyes are on interest rates in a virtual wait-and-see mode as to whether they will continue to rise, and by how much.

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Bring Your Facility Manager to Your Next Design-Build Project  

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Close the data gap from AEC to operations The critical step for closing the AEC and operations data gap : involve facility managers in design and build data management processes as early as possible. While the formative stages of new projects bring together design and construction teams, facility managers often have more limited representation.

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Award-winning CTE teacher attends State of the Union

Construction Dive

Cory Torppa, who earned $100,000 for his Washington state high school’s construction program, said it's important to introduce students to the trades.

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Home Builder Confidence Posts Biggest Monthly Gain in a Decade

Pro Builder

Home Builder Confidence Posts Biggest Monthly Gain in a Decade ldeakins Thu, 02/16/2023 - 10:27 The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index posted its largest month-to-month increase in 10 years in February Homebuilder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes rose 7 points in February to 42, the highest reading since September and the largest monthly gain since June 2013, according to CNBC.

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Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

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Modern Expense Policies for Construction Companies

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Featured Thu, 03/23/2023 - 12:00 1 p.m. CST How does your construction company control employee spending? If you’re still using the same old expense policy (or relying on ad hoc rules), you’re not alone. But creating a modern expense policy that keeps spending in check, reduces rogue expenses, and is easy for your employees to follow must be complicated, right?

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Generating greater insights for the UK water market with @One Alliance

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The water sector is undergoing a transformation as they seek to deliver better outcomes for their customers and the environment alike. From digital metres, sensors, IoT platforms and other technologies, they’re gaining more visibility of their networks and providing an improved customer experience. In the UK, the water industry announced its commitment to a carbon zero future by 2030, which is decades before the government’s legally binding target of 2050.

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Construction’s labor gap tops 500M

Construction Dive

As a large swath of the workforce reaches retirement age, newer recruits lack the same level of experience.

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