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5 ways to improve your construction company’s profitability

Lets Build

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.

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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

Surveyor

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

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.

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

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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 BusinessFacilities.com.

KoKo Drains: Drain Cleaning at its Best

Contractor Magazine

Having built a reputation on services that people can trust, KoKo Drains, South Pasadena, Calif., has been serving the local area with drain cleaning and sewer cleaning services, providing camera inspections with marked pipe location, repairs and cle

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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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5 Ways to Minimize Jobsite Distractions

Construction Business Owner

Experiencing distractions while operating construction equipment, such as excavators or wheel loaders, may not be as prevalent as while driving a car or truck, but they are something that every company needs to address with its employees. Operator distractions are everywhere.

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

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

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 BusinessFacilities.com.

IAPMO Roundtable Galvanizes Indonesian Industry

Contractor Magazine

Contribution to the inaugural Indonesia Sustainable Construction and Plumbing Conference created a high-level discussion on water and sanitation issues

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

Rose McMurray, FDRSafety Senior Advisor, Appointed to National Safety Council Board Of Directors

FDR Safety

On November 12th the National Safety Council announced the appointments of 11 new members to the National Safety Council Board of Directors, including FDRsafety’s own Rose McMurray. McMurray joins as a NSC Division Representative, bringing her vast knowledge and experience in Transportation Safety policies and practices to the Council. Leading FDRsafety’s Transportation Safety Division, she provides clients with insight into how to obtain good ratings in CSA 2010 measurements.

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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 BusinessFacilities.com.

TATRO Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Contractor Magazine

The company currently has 17 enrolled apprentices

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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

What’s the best professional advice you’ve received regarding risk mitigation?

Construction Business Owner

Construction industry experts discuss the basis of their risk mitigation strategies

Hoosiers Are Poised For Hardwoods Industry Growth

Business Facilities

The new Indiana Hardwood Strategy is aimed at attracting hardwood processing facilities to the Hoosier State and expanding existing mills. Read: Hoosiers Are Poised For Hardwoods Industry Growth at BusinessFacilities.com.

Water Flowmeters 101

Contractor Magazine

Let’s take a quick look at each type in turn

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Make benchmarking part of your pre-planning process

Construction Dive

Setting unrealistic expectations in the plan is as bad, if not worse, than missing the mark during execution itself. This is where “pre-planning” and benchmarking come into play

Plans 101

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

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 BusinessFacilities.com.

Enabling the Restroom of the Future

Contractor Magazine

Long-range wireless charging is transforming the way hands-free restroom devices are deployed

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LA Metro issues RFP for $9B-$14B Sepulveda Transit Corridor

Construction Dive

The Metro hasn't selected the route through the Santa Monica Mountains yet but wants up to two contractors to help it in the predevelopment phase for what may end up being a P3 contract

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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

20 Female Leaders in Construction You Need to Know

Construction Business Owner

Currently, women represent only 9% of the construction workforce. In the field, that statistic has an even starker contrast: For every 100 men on the jobsite, there is only one woman.

EGIA’s 'Cracking the Code' Show Why Service Agreements are Great for Your Customers

Contractor Magazine

Service agreements are good for your company, and they provide significant value to your customers as well. Weldon Long and Gary Elekes count the ways

'They've defended America, now let's help them build it': Experts talk combating construction labor shortage with veterans

Construction Dive

While countless jobs in the construction industry go unfilled, a stream of highly capable veterans look for work. Some experts say it's a marketing problem

Doosan Bobcat Boosts its Manufacturing in Minnesota

Construction Equipment

Doosan Bobcat will invest $26 million for an expansion of its Litchfield, Minnesota, manufacturing facility. The company says the investment will enable it to meet increased demand for Bobcat’s line of compact equipment and attachments, which includes compact excavators, skid steer loaders, CTLs

Skanska designs personal protective equipment tailor-made for the female workforce

BD+C

The number of women in the construction industry is growing. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, between 2017 and 2018 alone the number of women working in construction trades increased by 17.6%.

Colepepper Plumbing Streamlines San Diego Service Through Acquisition

Contractor Magazine

Top-rated provider announces acquisition of 53-year-old Arthur Brown Plumbing

P3s a good fit for transportation projects, Georgia DOT official says

Construction Dive

A focus on lifecycle costs makes public-private partnerships a good choice for large, long-term highway projects, according to a panelist at the Design-Build Conference in Las Vegas