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What Can Construction Learn From Netflix?

Construction Business Owner

What Can Construction Learn From Netflix? ccapoccia Tue, 05/16/2023 - 16:26 Netflix is a company many of us wanted to root for — America loves an underdog story.

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How To Increase Your Construction Business Profit In Three Months

Contractor Bookkeeping

Sales and profit are two very different things – as a construction business owner, you can find yourself without the cash to pay bills despite making sales you knew were profitable. You may also be startled to discover that solid cash flows from sales deliver little profit. A cash flow forecast tracks cash flowing in and out of your business. The timing of these flows enables you to identify cash-rich and cash-lean periods.

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Discover The Benefits Of Grasscrete & Its Installation Process

The Constructor

If you’re looking for a more sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional concrete paving, grasscrete may be the perfect solution. Grasscrete combines the strength of concrete with the natural beauty of grass, making it the ideal choice for various projects. Grasscrete offers a range of benefits, including improved drainage, reduced runoff, enhanced soil retention, and […] The post Discover The Benefits Of Grasscrete & Its Installation Process appeared first on The Con

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Construction in the Digital Age: Embracing Innovative Tools for Successful Business

Construction Marketing

The construction industry is undergoing a remarkable transformation as it embraces the digital age. Due to the quick adoption of new tools and technologies, keeping competitive and being successful in the current environment of the construction industry are now closely related to implementing technological innovations. In fact, it is now a requirement for construction enterprises if they want to survive and prosper in the current era.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Construction Standardization: A Game Plan to Success

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Construction projects generate an enormous amount of data, from design and engineering to operations. Without proper standardization, this data can become a liability rather than an asset. Without a set of procedures that can be repeatable with results that can be measured, you simply won’t have a way to tell how well your team is performing – and each project will be making its own decisions, leading to poor data quality.

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Construction quality management 101: Everything you should know

Lets Build

Quality is an essential aspect of any construction project and must be a critical consideration from start to finish. The contractor must adhere to the project specifications while considering quality standards, such as ASTM, ANSI, ACI, and AWS. This is where construction quality management comes in. To that end, project mangers must have a construction quality management system.

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The Foundations of Operational Excellence (Part 3 of 4)

Construction Business Owner

The Foundations of Operational Excellence (Part 3 of 4) ccapoccia Tue, 05/16/2023 - 13:37 Operationally superior engineering and construction (E&C) firms continuously implement changes to processes and procedures to make sure they’re operating at the highest level. Creating an operationally superior E&C firm, whether you’re a general contractor or a specialty trade contractor, takes diligence, continuous review and constant changes to processes and procedures.

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The Importance of Effective Time Management in Construction

The Constructor

Time management is one of the most important and necessary skills for success in any industry. This is especially true in construction, where project teams must manage complex tasks with tight deadlines, budgets, and often-sensitive safety considerations. With effective time management, teams can avoid missing critical deadlines, overspending on projects, and potentially jeopardizing the safety […] The post The Importance of Effective Time Management in Construction appeared first on The C

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Shawmut revolutionizes subcontractor management with HammerTech

Construction Dive

Shawmut taps HammerTech for next-gen subcontractor management: Uncover the groundbreaking strategy.

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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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2023 Collaborative Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting

2023 Collaborative Job Order Contracting is far superior to “traditional” JOC Program approaches. Looking to improve how your teams work together? Streamline workflows Reduce bottlenecks Empowering teams Multiple JOC Program audits confirm what most owners already know. JOC Programs must be collaborative with all parties working in a compliant, fully transparent environment, and towards mutually beneficial well-defined goals.

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4 Reasons Skilled Trades Are More Important Than Ever

Construction Business Owner

4 Reasons Skilled Trades Are More Important Than Ever ccapoccia Tue, 05/16/2023 - 15:39 The past three years have shown the world what many of us already knew: Skilled trade jobs directly and indirectly impact nearly every facet of American life.

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Transform Your Home With Aluminum Paint

The Constructor

Aluminum paint can be an excellent way to transform the look of your home. Not only is it a modern and stylish finish, but it is also easy to apply and can be used on various surfaces. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about Aluminum paint—including how to choose the right […] The post Transform Your Home With Aluminum Paint appeared first on The Constructor.

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Contractors face uncertainty over new Florida immigration law

Construction Dive

New legislation that requires companies to confirm that employees are allowed to work in the U.S. could result in severe consequences for construction firms.

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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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RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN FACILITIES PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE COST CONTROL & OUTCOMES

Job Order Contracting

FACILITIES PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE COST CONTROL and managing associated outcomes are critical aspects to lifecycle total cost of ownership asset management and associate FSRM ( Facilities Sustainment, and Restoration and Modernization) Locally Researched and Current Preventive Maintenance Cost Database – Exclusively available from 4BT! Task Description and associated expanded TriServices UNIFORMAT organization Unique PM check list for each task and for each frequency Unique cost for each fr

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023

Construction Business Owner

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 ccapoccia Tue, 05/16/2023 - 14:56 CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, the largest trade show in North America, took place March 14-18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s installment exceeded expectations with a record-breaking 139,000 registered attendees (a 6% increase from 2020), more than 3 million net square feet of exhibits (10.5% larger than 2020) and 2,400 exhibitors from 36 countries — with 603 new exhibitors.

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Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings: Tips and Tricks

The Constructor

Cutting energy costs for commercial buildings can be a challenging task. From heating and cooling to lighting and appliances, energy consumption in commercial buildings is often quite high. But with the right strategies and technologies, you can reduce energy costs and maximize efficiency. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of energy efficiency, some tips […] The post Maximizing Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings: Tips and Tricks appeared first on The Constructor.

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HS2 job cuts continue as another section delayed

Construction Enquirer

Workers on another major section of HS2 in the Midlands are being stood down as rephasing of the route continues to put hundreds of jobs in jeopardy. Site sources told the Enquirer that workers on the Balfour Beatty Vinci section between Birmingham and Litchfield were told this week that that non-critical works are being brought to a “safe stop” on the route.

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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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Backlog rebounds from 7-month low

Construction Dive

Boosted by a strong pipeline of infrastructure projects, contractors continue to express confidence in their six-month outlooks, despite economic headwinds.

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Lower Your Margins or Win Higher-Margin Work?

Construction Business Owner

Lower Your Margins or Win Higher-Margin Work? ccapoccia Tue, 05/16/2023 - 13:26 “How can you make any money competing against seven to 10 other construction companies for jobs awarded based solely on the lowest price?” This is a common frustration among contractors who aren’t willing to take a hard look at their business model and determine what they must do to improve their bottom line.

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Shear Wall Selection for Wood-Framed Buildings

BD+C

Shear Wall Selection for Wood-Framed Buildings 1 kcichowicz Fri, 05/19/2023 - 07:36 Multifamily Housing From wall bracing to FTAO, there are many ways to secure the walls of a building. Learn how to evaluate which method is best for a project. APA – THE ENGINEERED WOOD ASSOCIATION Multifamily Housing Shear walls are walls specifically designed to resist lateral loads, transferring the load from the wall above to the wall below and, ultimately, out through the foundation.

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Former staff at collapsed groundworks firm win payout

Construction Enquirer

Former workers at a collapsed Kent groundworks contractor are set to receive cash payouts after being dismissed without consultation. Twenty seven ex-staff at Ellicon Construction have won their legal battle after they were dismissed without proper consultation last summer when the firm went into administration. Their case was taken up by legal specialist Nualaw who secured a protective award after an employment tribunal accepted Ellicon failed to consult on the redundancies as it went into admi

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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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Will AI take your construction job? Only if you want it to.

Construction Dive

Construction pros say given the shortage of workers, the tech will enhance more positions than it replaces, but employment law issues remain.

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What’s the Coolest Piece of Technology You’ve Seen Lately?

Construction Business Owner

What’s the Coolest Piece of Technology You’ve Seen Lately? ccapoccia Wed, 05/17/2023 - 10:08 Ruben Valdez Director of Business Development BoxLock Inc.

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Digital Builder Ep 50: Is Mentorship the Key to Unlocking Opportunities in Construction?

Autodesk Construction Cloud

With the growing conversation about how construction is changing because of purpose-built technology like AI, AR technology, and robotics, it’s important to nurture those who will have their careers be the most influenced by it: the next generation of workers. That’s why we’ve invited Alan Dillon, Senior Superintendent at Truebeck Construction , for a conversation about leadership, effective mentorship, and why successful relationships are the key to successful projects.

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Barratt London plans in for Canning Town towers

Construction Enquirer

Barratt London is pressing ahead with plans for a major mixed tenure scheme in east London despite the weakening housing market. The firm has submitted plans to build seven blocks ranging from 8 to 30 storeys in Canning Town on a 4 acre site known as Crown Wharf on the River Lea. Around 35% or 241 of the planned 871 homes will be affordable. Under the plans drawn up by architects JTP and Met Works the tallest two central towers will be grey rising to 25 and 30 storeys.

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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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Coulomb Solutions plans to build US battery pack factory

Construction Dive

The announcement follows LG Energy Solution’s $2.3 billion LFP battery facility in Queen Creek, Arizona, and Ford’s $3.5 billion factory for the same battery type in Marshall, Michigan.

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3 ways to use Financial Performance Management Tech to Capitalize on IIJA Funding

Construction Business Owner

3 ways to use Financial Performance Management Tech to Capitalize on IIJA Funding ccapoccia Tue, 05/16/2023 - 15:16 New legislation brings considerable impacts to the construction industry. One piece of legislation in particular, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a law enacted by Congress in November 2021, presents the largest long-term investment in infrastructure in U.S. history.

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Standard Shower Sizes: Finding the Perfect Fit for Your Bathroom

Civiconcepts

A Shower is an essential fixture in a bathroom that provides an efficient and convenient way to clean oneself, generally, it consists of a showerhead, knob, or valve for controlling … Standard Shower Sizes: Finding the Perfect Fit for Your Bathroom Read More »

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