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5 initiatives companies can take to improve construction efficiency

Lets Build

Delivering a construction project on time and within budget is a challenge all project managers face. They must work within budget limitations and deadlines for the project to succeed. The simplest solution to this issue is to carry out construction projects as efficiently as possible.

How to Build a Great Relationship with Architects, Partners and Home Buyers

BRIKS Design-Build Group

Are you ready to start building successful relationships in architecture? At BRIKS Design Build Group, building successful relationships in architecture is a critical component to our business. From the clients that we work with and the architect firms, we partner with.

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The other fatal 4: report warns of less-considered major construction health hazards

Construction Dive

AIHA focuses on jobsite conditions that have not received as much attention as those named by safety bodies such as OSHA and its Fatal Four list

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The Dotted Line: Avoid liability 'surprises'

Construction Dive

It's important for contractors to know what their insurance policies cover and, in the case of commercial general liability, what they don't cover

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.

State of the Construction Industry: June 2019 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Deadly safety incidents and increased cybersecurity threats are in the spotlight for contractors as June 2019 comes to a close

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Brownfield Laws can Save Green Building and the Planet

Green Building Law Update

It is widely accepted that the greenest building is one already built. So, why then on the 20 th anniversary of many state brownfield programs, is there so little correlation between green buildings and brownfields?

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Modular can deliver projects 50% faster, McKinsey finds

Construction Dive

The research company said modular could give the construction industry the "productivity boost it needs" — and $22 billion in annual savings in the U.S. and Europe combined

Declare Your Independence from Subpar Construction Software

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Integrated Construction Software Boosts Productivity

Weekly Product Gallery: Duravit, Armstrong, Matco-Norca, Lennox, ASCO, GrayWolf

Contractor Magazine

This week's gallery highlights these products: a free-standing tub; a variable-speed fire pump; large flange sillcocks; a high-efficiency heat pump; a series of water treatment valves; and a cloud-based platform for temperature, humidity and other measurements

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

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

The Jobsite’s Invisible Injury

Construction Business Owner

Thousands of construction workers suffer hearing loss from excessive noise exposure on the job every year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects nearly one in four adults in the United States.

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New dump truck app the latest in Uber-style market trend

Construction Dive

Trelar will try to make ordering dump truck services more efficient for contractors and drivers, a form of automation and creativity in the market that the industry is ripe for, according to the startup's CEO

Your Complete Guide to Choosing Sessions for Collaborate 2019

Viewpoint Construction Technology

We recently opened up our session registration for Viewpoint Collaborate 2019, which is coming up soon — September 22-26 here in Portland

Setting The Bar High In Nevada

Business Facilities

A new bill, passed unanimously across party lines, updates and reforms Nevada’s RPS so that, by 2030, 50 percent of its electricity will come from clean, renewable energy. Read: Setting The Bar High In Nevada at BusinessFacilities.com.

Spartan Motors Launches Detroit Truck Manufacturing

Contractor Magazine

Captive channel supplier of fabricated aluminum cabs advances commitment to U.S. manufacturing

Army Corps set to pilot P3 program for 4 megaprojects

Construction Dive

The agency was charged with developing a public-private partnership pilot program to determine if the delivery method can save time and money

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Quick Sand Condition- Occurrence Mechanism, and Prevention Measures

The Constructor

Quick sand condition is the floatation of particles of cohesionless soil, like fine gravel and sand, due to vertical upward seepage flow. As sand. Geotechnical Engineering Soil

Viemed Healthcare Creating 220 Jobs In Louisiana

Business Facilities

The respiratory care company will expand into a new headquarters facility in Lafayette, LA. Read: Viemed Healthcare Creating 220 Jobs In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Prefabrication Clears Industry Roadblocks

Contractor Magazine

Baker Group's new, 144,000 square-foot prefabrication facility contains offices as well as manufacturing space

Laser scans, BIM slash schedule for Kansas subcontractor

Construction Dive

A virtual design approach saved more than 30% on labor costs and cut 50% from the schedule on a complex, fast-turnaround piping project

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Classification of Rocks with Examples

The Constructor

A rock is aggregate of mineral constituents, which forms the earth’s crust. Rocks are also one of the important building materials. Building Materials Geotechnical Engineering argillaceous calcareous. hypabyssal igneous rocks metamorphic rocks plutonic Sedimentary Rocks siliceous volcanic

How to Hold Onto the Experience of Departing Employees

Construction Business Owner

What would happen if your most experienced employees left your company? What would happen if the ones who were most instrumental in your organization’s growth and development moved on tomorrow, no longer available to contribute their knowledge?

GM Will Invest Another $20M In Arlington, Texas

Business Facilities

General Motors Co. is investing an additional $20 million at its Arlington Assembly to upgrade plant conveyors in preparation for the launch of GM’s all-new full-size SUVs. Read: GM Will Invest Another $20M In Arlington, Texas at BusinessFacilities.com.

Report: Preparing US for sea level rise will cost $400B

Construction Dive

The cost includes constructing 50,000 miles of seawalls to protect coastal areas in 22 states in half the time it took to build the U.S. highway system

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Recalibrate for 2020 Vision

Contractor Magazine

History of the past is very important if we want to recalibrate anything—be it a system or ourselves

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Emotional intelligence is bettering the construction industry

BD+C

For many, the idea of emotional intelligence in construction reaffirms the notion that every generation gets a little softer. Unfortunately, this common misconception can create a persona that draws people away from wanting to work in the industry, specifically as a skilled laborer or tradesman.

Mitsubishi Motors Relocating U.S. HQ To Tennessee

Business Facilities

Mitsubishi Motors North America will invest $18.25 million to move its U.S. headquarters to Tennessee, TN bringing 200 jobs to Franklin. Read: Mitsubishi Motors Relocating U.S. HQ To Tennessee at BusinessFacilities.com.

Switch to modular cuts construction jobs in half at $10B ExxonMobil-SABIC plant

Construction Dive

The Corpus Christi, Texas, petrochemical project was supposed to generate up to 11,000 jobs but is now projected to provide 6,000

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How to Use Driver Accountability to Increase Profitability

Construction Business Owner

For any company with a fleet of light- or medium-duty vehicles, from service contractors to vendors and those in the transportation industry, increasing profitability often comes down to fostering an environment of greater employee accountability

Modular construction can deliver projects 50% faster

BD+C

Modular construction can deliver projects 20% to 50% faster than traditional methods and drastically reshape how buildings are delivered, according to a new report from McKinsey & Co

North Carolina Lands Lowe’s New Global Technology Center

Business Facilities

The home improvement retailer will invest $153 million and create more than 1,900 jobs in the Charlotte region. Read: North Carolina Lands Lowe’s New Global Technology Center at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction wearables' futuristic features are more feasible than you think

Construction Dive

The technology can help prevent accidents, improve efficiencies and enhance quality of life for construction workers, says an insurance official working with contractors on pilot programs

How To Build A Construction Company That Can Grow Without You

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you are the typical construction contractor trying to keep track of your construction projects, meetings, tasks, and conversations without the tools and technologies you could be living in a nightmare.