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Practical Tax Season Tips For Construction Business Owners

Contractor Bookkeeping

Tax season can be a bit overwhelming for construction business owners, especially with many things to keep track of in our industry. But don't worry; we're here to help! We know that construction businesses have unique tax considerations that can be tricky to navigate, such as complex accounting and bookkeeping challenges and issues related to payroll and sales taxes.

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Common Types of Crane Lifting Equipment

Construction Marketing

Cranes are the indispensable workhorse of dozens of industries all over the world. Using basic principles of mechanical advantage, cranes are used to hoist and manoeuvre huge loads that would be impossible to shift by hand. But cranes are not the be-all-end-all. They come with limitations, particularly when it comes to the size, shape, weight and load distribution of objects that are being lifted.

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AI, robotics dominate 2024’s construction tech forecast

Construction Dive

Expect machines trained on “large behavior models,” more mass timber, prefab and 3D printing. But always keep jobsite safety in mind, experts say.

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8 Ways Managers Can Add Value & Prepare the Company During Transition

Construction Business Owner

8 Ways Managers Can Add Value & Prepare the Company During Transition ccapoccia Wed, 01/10/2024 - 00:40 So, you just learned that your company may be for sale. How do you feel? What do you do? Should you fear this process or look forward to it? The uncertainty and anxiety associated with a potential sale of the business you have been working for — in many cases, for years — could make even the most seasoned manager a little nervous.

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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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ABC: Nonresidential Construction Adds Nearly 12,000 Jobs in December

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The construction industry added 17,000 jobs on net in December, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has grown by 197,000 jobs, an increase of 2.5%. Last month, nonresidential construction employment increased by 11,900 positions on net, with growth in two of the three subcategories.

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Construction’s biggest staffing struggles for 2024

Construction Dive

A lack of experienced workers, far-flung jobsites and social issues will compound the industry’s labor shortage this year, experts say.

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October 2023 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

October 2023 Construction Industry Stats ccapoccia Thu, 01/11/2024 - 10:12 The Construction Business Owner team compiles statistics each month from several sources, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau, to give you a better understanding of the current state of affairs for the construction industry.

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Top 2024 AI Construction Trends: According to the Experts

Autodesk Construction Cloud

To say that AI was the hottest tech-related topic of 2023 would be an understatement. Virtually every industry—from retail and advertising to healthcare and finance—has embraced its potential. The construction sector is no exception. According to Deloitte , AI and advanced data analytics technology could bring cost savings of 10% to 15% for construction projects.

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Construction Industry Trends: December 2023 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins.

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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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AGC: Labor crunch will continue to squeeze contractors in 2024

Construction Dive

About 80% of contractors have a hard time staffing projects, yet the majority still need more skilled workers, a survey of Associated General Contractors of America members found.

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2024 Construction Forecast

Construction Business Owner

2024 Construction Forecast ccapoccia Wed, 01/10/2024 - 16:17 Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. Like airline travelers bracing for expected turbulence, contractors are preparing for a tricky operating environment in 2024. “Heretofore, construction companies in all sectors have been busy,” said Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group.

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Behind the Build: Interview with Mostafa Saber, BIM & Design Manager at Diamond Developers

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Digital technology tools today have changed the face of what it means to be in construction by enabling cloud collaboration, improving workforce productivity and making sustainable practices easy to achieve. Diamond Developers , a subsidiary of SEE Holding are driving the digital agenda across the entire lifecycle of a construction project. The company uses adaptive thinking to achieve their greater purpose—sustainable living for all.

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Designing for personal technology is crucial for senior living facilities

BD+C

Designing for personal technology is crucial for senior living facilities 0 qpurcell Thu, 01/11/2024 - 16:00 Senior Living Design Today’s seniors are increasingly tech savvy. It isn’t enough to give senior living residents a pre-determined bundle of technology and assume that they’ll be satisfied. Jeff Carpenter, PE, RCDD MFPRO+ Blog Senior Living Design Designers Engineers Architects Smart Buildings Today’s seniors are increasingly tech savvy.

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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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California launches site to track $180B in infrastructure investment

Construction Dive

While details on projects such as the state’s infamous high-speed rail project are scant, the map provides a broad overview of the work that is underway.

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Reality Check: Using AI in Construction

Construction Business Owner

Reality Check: Using AI in Construction ccapoccia Wed, 01/10/2024 - 17:06 As we look back on 2023, for a lot of businesses across every industry, it was the year of artificial intelligence (AI). There was a lot of talk, a fair amount of hype, some healthy skepticism, and many glimpses into what the future could look like. How much might AI transform the construction industry?

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Controversial Independent Contractor Rule is Finalized

ENR Construction

Acting Labor Secretary Julie Su says rule will prevent employers from misclassifying legitimate employees as independent contractors, but construction groups largely oppose it.

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Department of Labor Announces Final Rule on Classifying Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors

Contractor Magazine

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the rule provides guidance on proper classification and seeks to combat employee misclassification.

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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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Holder Construction gets $1.9B Arizona data center job

Construction Dive

The city of Mesa has experienced a surge in data construction due in part to a lack of natural disasters, low utility costs and business-friendly environment.

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How a Simple Thanks Can Win More Work

Construction Business Owner

How a Simple Thanks Can Win More Work ccapoccia Wed, 01/10/2024 - 12:09 Are you thankful for the opportunity to work for customers who allow your company to thrive, grow and improve your financial condition? Do you regularly tell your customers “Thanks” or send them a thank-you note or a birthday card? Or do you do anything to show you appreciate or care about them and their success?

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Industry Pushes Congress for $1.2B to Fix US Transformer Shortage

ENR Construction

Seven trade groups urge congressional legislators in Jan. 4 letter to not cut funds in final federal 2024 spending bill, as supply chain bottlenecks could worsen the existing U.S. shortage of the critical grid component.

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RAUPEX Pipe System Meets Challenge of 193 Heat Zones

Contractor Magazine

System delivers comfortable and efficient radiant heating for new school building.

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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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Smart infrastructure: A tech revolution for tomorrow, ready today

Construction Dive

The integration of inexpensive sensors, image capture, always-on wireless connections, advanced 3D visualization, GIS technology and BIM has revolutionized the AEC industry. This smart infrastructure creates an intelligent nervous system, enhancing professionals' ability to define infrastructure needs with precision and efficiency.

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OSHA Is Not Backing Down

Construction Business Owner

OSHA Is Not Backing Down ccapoccia Wed, 01/10/2024 - 16:05 Even if you did not directly experience last summer’s heat, you probably read or heard about it. Historically high temperatures scorched the country from coast to coast, and there are no signs that this heat will abate anytime soon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 436 people have died due to workplace heat exposure since 2011.

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AGC Survey Finds Mixed Outlook Among Contractors for 2024

ENR Construction

While contractors are more wary going into 2024, most expect strong public sector project spending to buoy the industry even as interest rates could cause a pullback in private development.

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How modern building enclosures are redefining commercial design

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Documodern LLC. By Mike Smalley Modern commercial design is witnessing a shift, driven by innovative building envelopes that deliver on aesthetics, functionality, and sustainability. The Forsyth Pointe project featured here is a testament to this evolution, showcasing how architecture is not only changing the city’s skyline but also reshaping its identity.

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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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Construction planning numbers end 2023 on a high note

Construction Dive

Despite a decline last year, planning for commercial projects has begun to stabilize, according to Dodge Construction Network.

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Explore this 2024 Construction Forecast

Construction Business Owner

Explore this 2024 Construction Forecast ccapoccia Wed, 01/10/2024 - 16:17 Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. Like airline travelers bracing for expected turbulence, contractors are preparing for a tricky operating environment in 2024. “Heretofore, construction companies in all sectors have been busy,” said Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group.

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Industry Groups Push Congress for $1.2B to Fix US Transformer Shortage

ENR Construction

Seven groups urge congressional legislators in Jan. 4 letter to not cut funds in final federal 2024 spending bill, as supply chain bottlenecks could worsen the existing U.S. shortage of the critical grid component.

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