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5 ways to improve your construction company’s profitability


Many construction companies struggle to stay profitable. One major reason behind this is the way the industry works. A lot of business leaders focus on bidding on contracts and winning jobs rather than making a profit in order to keep up.

Demystifying Bloodborne Pathogen Safety

Safety Services Company

Demystifying Bloodborne Pathogen Safety. Working in an environment that exposes you to bodily fluids like blood bears serious risks. These fluids can carry pathogens that can cause fatal diseases. Bloodborne pathogens are especially dangerous.

Building over a building: A radical project from the archives

The Korte Company

Ralph Korte was fed up. He’d been in the factory at the corner of 6 th and Zschokke streets in Highland, Illinois many times to talk about problems with the building. On every visit, the factory’s managers complained about the state of the structure: It was flimsy. Its roof leaked.

Four Themes around Construction in the Cloud


A look at four findings from contractors surveyed on the cloud from the Dodge Data & Analytics report, "Improving Performance with Project Data" Construction Technology/News

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

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

What You Can Say about RECs is Regulated by the FTC

Green Building Law Update

Businesses who generate renewable energy, say, by using solar panels, but sell the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for the renewable energy they generate shouldn’t claim they “use” renewable energy. The Federal Trade Commissions has advised that such a claim would be deceptive.

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Improving Client Relationships With CRM In The Construction Industry

Contractor Bookkeeping

Many complex moving parts are involved in operating a profitable construction company, but at its core, business success hinges on just one thing: customer relationships. This is why Customer Relationship Management software is vital for contractors who want to grow their business.

TST Fabrications Investing $4.1M To Expand In Virginia

Business Facilities

The specialty construction services company will create 34 new manufacturing jobs in the City of Norfolk, VA. Read: TST Fabrications Investing $4.1M To Expand In Virginia at

Difference Between Bridge and Culvert | What Is Bridge | What Is Culvert


What is Bridge? A Bridge, a connecting structure, create bonding between different disconnected parts of a country, two banks of the ocean, or parts of two countries. A Bridge is a structural marvel which is Bridge Information on Bridge.

What are Permanent and Temporary Works at Construction Sites?

The Constructor

Construction site works are generally classified into permanent site works and temporary site works. Permanent site works are required for the entire. Building Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Construction Management Construction

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Jay Korte: Bridging the gap

The Korte Company

Jay Korte, our Director of Client Relations, will tell you he’s been with The Korte Company full-time since he graduated from the University of Illinois in 1990. His company bio says he started here in 1987, working as a laborer during summer breaks.

Polk County – Florida’s Best Place For Business

Business Facilities

Polk County, Florida located along the heart of the I4 corridor is a multifaceted economic engine centered on innovation, technological advances, manufacturing, logistics and so much more. Read: Polk County – Florida’s Best Place For Business at

OSHA: Faulty wiring at Universal Orlando caused electric shocks to employees, guests

Construction Dive

The theme park was not fined for the incident, but one legal expert says the company and contractors that built the park could be sued by individuals who were injured

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Cantilevered Beams and Trusses- Applications and Advantages

The Constructor

A cantilever is a rigid structural member such as beam fixed at one end to a commonly vertical support from which it protrudes. It can also be. Beam Design Structural Engineering Truss cantilevered beams

Difference Between Pre-Tensioning and Post-Tensioning | What Is Prestressed | Methods of Prestress


What Is Prestressed? In ordinary reinforced concrete, tensile stresses by steel alone and compressive stresses are taken up by concrete. This concrete below the neutral axis is ignored since it is weak in tension.

Chemetall Completes German Expansion Project

Business Facilities

The new laboratory and office building in Langelsheim, Germany is part of the Surface Treatment global business unit of BASF's Coatings division’s commitment to aerospace customers. Read: Chemetall Completes German Expansion Project at

P3s can add significant costs to Canadian highway projects, study finds

Construction Dive

An analysis by a progressive think tank of one Nova Scotia highway project found it cost about $175 million more as a P3 than it would have if it were government financed

Standard Brick Dimensions Based on Different Codes

The Constructor

Brick dimensions is one of the most crucial parameters that need to be considered during the selection of bricks in order to ensure they fit with.

Three Steps to LinkedIn Success for Your Architecture Firm


Does Your Architecture Firm Need Better Connections? Relationships. Reputation. Referrals. We know those are the “Three Rs” at the heart of business development for architects.

Permian Basin Is Booming In Southeast New Mexico

Business Facilities

Logistics are being upgraded to support expanding oil and gas production, including a larger regional airport in Lea County now offering non-stop flights to Denver. Read: Permian Basin Is Booming In Southeast New Mexico at

Electrical subcontractor switches tech platforms for more sub-focused features

Construction Dive

Power Design Inc. has transitioned more than 2,000 users from PlanGrid to Fieldwire, saying the latter has an edge over most other software available that caters primarily to GCs

 What Is Cover in Concrete | Clear Cover in Beams, Slab, Column, Footing


What Is Cover in Concrete? Cover in Concrete The space amid the surface of fixed reinforcement and the outside of concrete of an RCC member is the concrete cover. Mostly, it describes as “ clear cover” or “minimum concrete cover” in general speaking on construction site.

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what is detailed design of structures?

The Constructor

Detailed design, which takes on and develops the approved conceptual design, is a stage where the design is refined and plans are set. The result of. Structural Design Structural Engineering Structural structural engineering Structures

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Tesla To Locate Gigafactory, Design Center In Germany 

Business Facilities

Tesla will create an estimated 10,000 jobs at a manufacturing plant and a design and engineering center in Germany's Berlin-Brandenburg region. Read: Tesla To Locate Gigafactory, Design Center In Germany at

Barton Malow sets its sights on a VDC-enabled workforce

Construction Dive

To help streamline communication and decrease problems, the contractor is putting technology solutions into the hands of its field workers

Difference Between OPC Vs PPC | What is Cement | OPC Cement | PPC Cement


What Is Cement? Evidence of the use of cement is believed to have been found in the hidden civilization of Mohenjodaro dating back 5000 years. The ancient Greeks used some form of mortar, but it remained for the Romans to develop and use cement.

Repower off-highway diesel equipment with EPA-compliant replacement engines

CK Power

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been phasing in stricter and stricter emissions regulations for off-highway diesel engines since 1996. The cascading compliance deadlines for Tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4-interim have passed, and Tier 4 Final (T4F) regulations are in full effect for nonroad diesel engines. Today, all newly manufactured off-highway diesel equipment (e.g., generators, air compressors, construction equipment) must be powered by a T4F-certified engine.

Mersen To Invest $65M In New Tennessee Manufacturing Operations

Business Facilities

The French advanced materials and electrical power company will create approximately 100 jobs in Columbia, TN. Read: Mersen To Invest $65M In New Tennessee Manufacturing Operations at

AIA updates construction management contract documents

Construction Dive

The AIA's revisions address the larger industry trend of early collaboration in preconstruction and integrated project delivery methods

Difference Between Short Column and Long Column | What Is Column | Type of Column


What Is Column? A compression member, i.e., column, is an important element of every reinforced concrete structure. These are used to transfer a load of superstructure to the foundation safely.

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Upgrading your roof with metal panels


In a recent blog post, we reviewed key considerations to help a building owner decide whether to repair or replace a damaged roof. In this post, we’ll address some ways metal roofing systems are an advantage when upgrading your roof and restoring your building to “like-new”, weathertight condition.


Testronic Digital Media Project Creating 150 Jobs In Louisiana

Business Facilities

based Testronic will launch a new 150-job testing facility for digital games at Louisiana's New Orleans Exchange Centre. Read: Testronic Digital Media Project Creating 150 Jobs In Louisiana at

AECOM has mixed results for FY, Q4 amid restructuring and strong backlog

Construction Dive

The fourth-largest contractor in the country set a new revenue record overall despite a net loss as it continued to move away from some at-risk, self-perform construction work, exit countries and divest some business segments

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Difference Between M Sand Vs River Sand | What is M-Sand & River Sand


What is M-Sand? M-Sand M- Sand full name is Manufacturer Sand. Sand is one of the important ingredients at making concrete mortar & plaster, etc. Earth scientists and organizations are now promoting the use of M-Sand(Manufactured Sand). It is produced by crushing of quarry and rocks stones to desired sizes. To derive the required sizes, […]. Civil Concrete Soil Mechanics