Sat.Mar 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 29, 2019

Social + Strategy = Fresh Ways to Find and Engage New Hires

Construction Marketing Blog

For small to mid-size businesses the hiring process is often ongoing throughout the year. Marketers need to step in and help companies realize the value of social networking platforms to help with their constant state of recruiting.

Developing hospital floor plans for modern healthcare

The Korte Company

Designing a hospital is no easy task. Creating a safe, comfortable place for patients to heal and doctors and nurses to work requires a significant amount of strategic planning.

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NYC unions recruiting more women

Construction Dive

Recruiting efforts have reportedly increased women's participation in the city's construction industry by 20% since 2006

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State of the Construction Industry: March Roundup

John Chaney

It’s March Madness and as the competition heats up on the courts, so too is work heating up for contractors. But just how much work will there be in the near future?

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

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

LEED Credit is Designed to Eliminate Illegal Wood in Buildings

Green Building Law Update

The U.S. Green Building Council is being applauded for the release last week of the new pilot credit intended “to reduce the risk that illegally sourced, harvested or traded wood products are used in building.”.

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How to keep cash flowing from one project to the next

Construction Dive

A shortage of liquidity can put a contractor in jeopardy, experts said, offering financial advice for juggling new and existing business

Viewpoint Earns SOC 2 Type 1 Certification

John Chaney

Viewpoint’s SOC 2 certification shows a commitment to providing a secure cloud platform for its products. I wanted to share some exciting news with our current and future customers! On February 1, 2019, Viewpoint earned SOC 2 Type 1 certification on seven products within our global portfolio as reported by independent auditor Moss Adams, LLP – the climactic denouement of a collaborative yearlong effort.

PC Construction Receives Worksite Wellness Award

PC Construction Blog

On March 21, PC Construction was the recipient of the highest honor bestowed by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports – a GOLD level Governor’s Excellence in. Awards

Four Alabama Firms To Work On New Airbus Assembly Line

Business Facilities

The new assembly line will allow Airbus to accelerate production of its A220 passenger jet and will increase its Mobile workforce by over 430 employees. Read: Four Alabama Firms To Work On New Airbus Assembly Line at BusinessFacilities.com.

Execs: To ignite innovation, empower tech champions

Construction Dive

Contractors looking to drive improvements should tap the grassroots base of employees facing business challenges daily, leaders at three top firms said

Share of Women Working in Construction Highest in 20 Years

Contractor Magazine

Data from 2017-2018 finds that women’s job growth in construction trades was nearly five times faster than job growth in the field overall

PC Team Pitches in for Tornado Victims

PC Construction Blog

Earlier this month, a series of tornadoes struck Alabama and Georgia, devastating neighborhoods and communities in the two states. The PC team at the Richland Creek Water Supply Program project organized a collection of items. Community

Working to reduce HAIs: How design can support infection control and prevention

BD+C

Each year, approximately 90,000 Americans die as a result of Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)—new bacterial, fungal, and viral infections contracted while receiving treatment.

Contractor faces 20 years in prison for forced labor

Construction Dive

The owner of several construction companies in northern California held undocumented workers in captivity, refused them pay and forced 24-hour shifts

Technology Employment Grew In 43 States Last Year

Business Facilities

California led the pack as more than 260,000 new technology jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report. Read: Technology Employment Grew In 43 States Last Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

Inbound Marketing Methodology For Trade Contractors, Turning Your Challenges Into Opportunities

Contractor Bookkeeping

Inbound marketing is about creating valuable experiences that have a positive impact on people and your business. How do you do that? You attract prospects and customers to your website and blog through relevant and helpful content.

The Stack Rock Group blog: How a landscape architect gets it right

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Stack Rock Group is a landscape architecture practise based in Boise Idaho, with an office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Fall kills worker at $325M JE Dunn-led Missouri hotel project

Construction Dive

A sub's employee was pronounced dead on the scene after a 23-story fall at Kansas City's Loews Convention Center site Thursday

Shortage of skilled construction workers resulting in missed deadlines

BD+C

A shortage of skilled construction labor is impacting the bottom line for contractors, according to the first-quarter 2019 Commercial Construction Index report by USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The labor shortage has made it difficult for contractors to meet schedule deadlines.

Construction Fundamentals: Three Things You Need To Deliberate When Starting A Contracting Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

Would you like to start a construction company but can’t seem to move forward with your plans? There are a number of people who pass advice on how to start a profitable construction company, however, very few have actually done it.

The Sebring Design Build Blog — An impressive example of how a local remodeler builds a worthy marketing/information resource

Construction Marketing Ideas

Sebring Design Build Remodel based in the Chicago suburb of Naperville demonstrates how a local remodeling contractor (albeit in an exceptionally large local market) has created a blog that serves the company’s interests by avoiding obvious self-serving messaging.

Foxconn awards 5 Wisconsin firms contracts for ancillary work on $10B factory

Construction Dive

The Taiwanese tech giant said the local companies will start immediately on $34 million worth of contracts to install support roads and utilities

Holistic Cybersecurity

Contractor Magazine

My concern is that in fencing off every risk we will end up the ones behind the fences—immobilized, paralyzed, victims of our own fears

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Cofferdam- Types, Selection Criteria, and Application Conditions

The Constructor

Essentially, a cofferdam is a temporary structure designed and constructed to support ground and keep groundwater or water laying above ground level. Geotechnical Engineering Cofferdam Dams

2019 Best Construction Blog competition: A voting surge as deadline nears

Construction Marketing Ideas

My polling software (wufoo.com) is set to generate an email notification every time someone casts a ballot for the Best Construction Blog competition. Sometime after 1:00 a.m. last night, things went haywire, with (at the peak) dozens of votes pinging within minutes.

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BIM and design-build pair well, but new habits are needed

Construction Dive

BIM fills the space where traditional silos have been broken down, facilitating collaboration between designers and contractors and relaying real-time changes, but that's only when it's used properly

New York’s largest office-to-condo conversion nearing completion

BD+C

One Wall Street, which claims to be the largest office-to-condo conversion project in New York City’s history, should be ready to start accepting purchase offers for its homes this fall for its opening in 2020

Zantech IT Services Creating 120 Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The technology solutions company is expanding its corporate offices in the Tysons area of Fairfax County, VA. Read: Zantech IT Services Creating 120 Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

The TradesConnect.ie blog: A simple example of adapting a blog for your website

Construction Marketing Ideas

TradesConnect.ie provides a contractor/client matching service in Ireland. Its blog is simple and has been designed for ease of maintenance with limited management time and effort to operate.

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Kentucky 25th state to ban government-mandated PLAs

Construction Dive

Half of the country now has laws prohibiting public agencies from requiring the agreements, which ABC and other groups say stifle fair and open competition

Embracing collaboration tools from outside the AEC industry

BD+C

The AEC industry is a highly labor-driven industry, with many key decision makers collaborating on projects on a continual basis. In such a market, optimization of time spent by these team members is vital to the success of projects. .

Corporate Real Estate Executives’ Salaries On The Rise

Business Facilities

Corporate real estate professionals' salaries increased by an average 5.3 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a CoreNet Global and FPL Associates survey. Read: Corporate Real Estate Executives’ Salaries On The Rise at BusinessFacilities.com.

The Lien Zone — powerful information to help you get paid (especially if you are in Florida)

Construction Marketing Ideas

The Lien Zone blog published by Miami Construction Lawyers touches close to home for two reasons. First, one of our publications, Florida Construction News, has become a vital and effective resource for Florida-area contractors, subtrades, suppliers, owners, architects and engineers.

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