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Understanding the Tools & Telematics on Your Machines

Construction Business Owner

Understanding the Tools & Telematics on Your Machines ccapoccia Thu, 05/16/2024 - 08:33 On today’s construction jobsites, it can be cumbersome to keep projects moving forward safely, quickly and in sync — but not if you have machines and tools that can help you orchestrate when, where and how you work. It all begins and ends with data — from the inputs that indicate whether a machine is being operated safely to the back-end reporting that helps a fleet manager determine whether their company

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Feasibility For Machine Guarding Is A Big Deal For Employers and Employees

FDR Safety

By Jim Stanley, Steve Hawkins, and Mike Taubitz INTRODUCTION Have you ever attempted to guard the point of operation for a roll-forming machine, a spot welder, a saw blade, a vertical or horizontal lathe, or other machines where access was necessary to feed a part into the point of operation? If you found it frustrating to the point where you finally gave up, welcome to the real world.

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Groundbreaking Women in Construction 2024

PC Construction

Last week, I was honored to attend ENR’s annual Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference with fellow PC employee owner, Melanie Hurrell. This event was packed with female leaders from across the country collaborating, elevating and innovating by talking about shared experiences and discussing the future of the construction industry. A vast variety of topics were discussed, such as the future of generative AI, male allyship, diversity initiatives, boosting credentials and breaking barriers

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More money needed for infrastructure fixes: ASCE

Construction Dive

Headwinds such as supply chain challenges and extreme weather are keeping the investment gap from being noticeably reduced, the American Society of Civil Engineers said in a report released Monday.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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White House Offers Progress Update on Infrastructure Act Rollout

ENR Construction

To date, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has seen about $454 billion in funds announced, supporting more than 56,000 projects and funding awards. The update coincides with the start of Infrastructure Week.

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US Water Heater Market Projected to Reach $5.08 Billion by 2029

Contractor Magazine

Research and Markets' study finds the market is highly fragmented, with many companies competing for market share.

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Scottish Parliament unanimously approves cladding remediation Bill

Construction Law

The Scottish Parliament has unanimously approved legislation that gives Ministers powers to assesses and remediate buildings with unsafe cladding where consent of the owners has not been provided. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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ABC: Construction Input Prices Increase in April

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction input prices increased 0.5% in April compared to the previous month, according to the latest Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices increased.6% for the month. Prices increased in 2 of the 3 energy subcategories last month. Crude petroleum prices were up 10.6%, while unprocessed energy materials prices increased 8.2%.

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Custom architectural railing solutions for multifamily projects

BD+C

Custom architectural railing solutions for multifamily projects 1 kcichowicz Wed, 05/15/2024 - 08:52 MFPRO+ Video Fairway specializes in creating architectural railing and design solutions for multifamily projects. Whether you need a standard option or a completely custom design, the Fairway team works with you to ensure railings that are Smart, Safe, and Architecturally Significant.

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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Powering the Future

Construction Business Owner

Powering the Future ccapoccia Thu, 05/16/2024 - 09:32 Moxion's president and co-founder Alex Meek describes Moxion's history, future of electrification and the results of its Komatsu pilot project.

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Auto Draft

FDR Safety

INTRODUCTION Have you ever attempted to guard the point of operation for a roll-forming machine, a spot welder, a saw blade, a vertical or horizontal lathe, or other machines where access was necessary to feed a part into the point of operation? If you found it frustrating to the point where you finally gave up, welcome to the real world. Maybe there was an injury, and you added a guard, but the guard made it difficult or impossible to unjam the equipment or operate the machine.

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Construction leaders have raised the safety bar, yet more work remains

Construction Dive

Large GCs have elevated their jobsite practices in recent years in order to limit risk, said a safety expert with insurance firm Charles Taylor.

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US, Canadian Crews Will Meet in the Middle With Gordie Howe Bridge Sections

ENR Construction

Crews building the new crossing will soon reach a milestone as bridge sections being built between Detroit and Windsor, Canada will be joined in the middle by the end of June.

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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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Logboat Brewery Turns to Integrated Facility Services for an Automation Upgrade

Contractor Magazine

When the time came to expand the brewery, Head Brewer Josh Rein decided to reach out to the controls and systems experts at IFS.

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Public sector project management slammed in MPs report

Construction Law

Public sector major project capabilities have been slammed by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a report that says government departments have become over reliant on consultancies and engineering and construction companies as civil service technical and engineering skills have been neglected. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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How is your project tracking? Automation ensures you always know the answer.

Construction Dive

Spreadsheets, calls, messages and emails are heavily used to coordinate projects today, but as the number of stakeholders increase, so does the complexity of communication.

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Construction Women Explore Workplace Change, Trailblazing Technologies

ENR Construction

Attendees at this year's Groundbreaking Women in Construction shared how emerging global priorities, developing skill sets, stronger advocacy and trailblazing technologies are changing the trajectory of women's careers.

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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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Weekly Product Gallery: Noritz, Bradford White, Lochinvar, Peerless, Georgia Boot, Festool

Contractor Magazine

This week, we highlight a commercial condensing tankless water heater, a series of heat pump water heaters, a light commercial electric boiler, a kitchen and bathroom faucet collection, a waterproof work boot, and a cordless compact dust extractor/cordless track saw combo kit.

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Government wins landmark remediation legal action

Construction Law

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has won a landmark legal challenge against a freeholder that will force it to fix serious building safety issues in a Stevenage tower block. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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$3.6B Brent Spence Bridge clears environmental review

Construction Dive

The megaproject between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky aims to address a key congested freight link and fortify the supply chain.

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Federal Investigations Into Baltimore Bridge Collapse Consider Wider Threats to Infrastructure

ENR Construction

The inadequacy of existing safeguards to protect bridges and other infrastructure from ever-larger container ships was considered in a House hearing May 15, a day after the NTSB released its preliminary report on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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2024 Construction Employment Changes by State

Construction Superintendent Magazine

In March, the U.S. construction industry added a whopping 39,000 jobs, roughly double the average pace over the past few years and defying expectations of an already stretched-thin labor force. However, the construction industry remains highly localized and the where is extremely important when it comes to getting any project over the finish line. The distribution of gains by state reveals much about the industry’s needs and direction.

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Supreme Court supports Sizewell C Development Consent Order

Construction Law

The Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge to the Sizewell C nuclear power station Development Consent Order (DCO). To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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As backlog rises, so does contractors’ confidence

Construction Dive

New work increased 2.4% last month, but only time will tell if construction optimism is justified in the face of fresh headwinds, said ABC’s chief economist.

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Feds Issue Final Rules to Boost Transmission Project Development

ENR Construction

Long-anticipated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rules require power providers to conduct 20-year-ahead plans for long-term transmission needs and give agency backstop siting authority for projects that cross multiple states.

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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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Take AD Systems’ Sliding & Swinging Doors for a Spin!

BD+C

Take AD Systems’ Sliding & Swinging Doors for a Spin! 1 kcichowicz Tue, 05/14/2024 - 11:27 Check out this new way of looking at AD Systems’ high-performance door systems. Explore the innovative, interactive 3D visualizer to see how AD Systems’ solutions can be used in real-world settings. To start, this tool showcases their doors in applications for health care applications.

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Council seeks statutory review over planning permission

Construction Law

Reading Borough Council has applied for a statutory review of the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities' decision to grant planning permission to a 600-home development scheme that had been denied planning permission by the Council. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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Breaking ground on mental health in construction

Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.

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