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3 Tips On How To Find The Perfect Commercial Construction Contractor… And Be A Great Construction Client

Commercial Construction

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to talk with Restaurant Development + Design Magazine for an article on “How to Find the Perfect Construction Partner” that just published in the July/August issue. The final piece is a great resource that’s relevant to pretty much every commercial real estate sector – not just restaurant development – and covers important points that should be on anyone’s checklist when vetting and choosing a construction partner for a commercial real estate project.

The Value Of Unique QuickBooks Reports Specific For Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Some applications make almost everything easy, including accounting software. Too many contractors find out too late the adage "You get what you pay for" still applies. Hundreds of contractors and regular bookkeepers have told us how simple QuickBooks is to use, yet they cannot understand why QuickBooks for Contractors is so hard to use, and it is getting harder every year. I agree with them.

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The COVID-19 crisis transforming hotel design, construction

Construction Dive

An architect who is an author of a new white paper on hotel design in the age of the coronavirus suggests steps construction firms should take to be ready for an influx of hospitality work

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How Should Your Work Boots Fit?

Work Gearz

Are you standing at a work boot store figuring out what is your correct boot size or are your boots even going to stretch? Sometimes when buying a new pair of work boots we all get puzzled and end up buying the wrong size. No matter whether you buy them online or offline, buying a new pair of work boots can be a tough row to hoe. By finding the well- fitted work boots you not only buy comfort but also eliminate the risk of pain.

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

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

Doubling Down on BIM


Building Information Modeling or BIM for short, has become a staple in AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction), and facility management circles. So much so, the market is predicted to almost double in the next five years. According to research firm MarketsandMarkets , currently $4.5 billion, the BIM market in 2025 is estimated to reach $8.8 billion ; that is a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 14.5%.

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6 drones geared for construction

Construction Dive

Here's a roundup of products that can aid contractors with data collection, inspection and documentation on a variety of jobsites

Alberta Contractors Feeling Impact of COVID 19


Weekly Construction News Analysis. The post Alberta Contractors Feeling Impact of COVID 19 appeared first on cnstrctr. All Posts Construction News construction contracotr contractor coronavirus covi covid covid19 delay owner schedule schedule delay scheduling

Bobcat Chooses Partner for Electric/Hydraulic Compact Excavators

Construction Equipment

Doosan Bobcat North America and Green Machine Equipment, a manufacturer of renewable power drive systems, have announced a strategic partnership to produce electric/hydraulic Bobcat compact excavators. Green Machine will custom retrofit Bobcat excavators with their proprietary battery technology to

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Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP

Business Facilities

Mike Grundmann, Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discusses workforce development, recruitment and training, and the impact of COVID-19. Read: Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP at

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.

Biggest OSHA fines of Q2 2020

Construction Dive

Despite the pandemic, OSHA is still focusing on other jobsite dangers, including fall issues at a Florida roofing company that's been cited 12 times in the last few years

Las Vegas’s Circa Resort & Casino will feature contactless technology throughout


Circa Resort & Casino, located in Las Vegas, is set to open on Oct. The 25-story, adults-only facility will feature 777 rooms, a two-story casino, six temperature-controlled pools, the largest pool amphitheater in the country, the largest sports book in the world, and, something guests in today’s world will be especially interested in, extensive contactless technology and services

Volvo CE to Divest Blaw-Knox Paver Business to Gencor

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has signed an agreement to divest the North American Blaw-Knox paver business and associated assets to asphalt plant manufacturer Gencor Industries. The Blaw-Knox business and associated assets will shift to Gencor, including the transfer of the manufacturing

Nestlé Purina PetCare Investing $167M In Pennsylvania Expansion

Business Facilities

The national pet food company will add new processing and packaging lines, and 94 new jobs, at its Hampden Township, PA operations. . Read: Nestlé Purina PetCare Investing $167M In Pennsylvania Expansion at

The Dotted Line: The pros and cons of construction manager delivery methods

Construction Dive

CMc, CMa, CM/GC: Do you know the subtle differences between each of these delivery methods

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Key Tips for a Better Contractor-Supplier Relationship

Construction Business Owner

Key Tips for a Better Contractor-Supplier Relationship. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 09:36. Charles "Andy" Rumschlag. Operations Manager. Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors Inc. In any business, relationships are the cornerstone of success. Undoubtedly, relationships with customers are the key to continuous business, but what about relationships with suppliers? At Hyde-Stone, we find that building relationships with our suppliers is paramount to our company’s growth model

Las Vegas Contractor Employs "Opti-Clean Cube" Against Covid-19

Construction Equipment

A Las Vegas-based design build general contractor, SR Construction, has deployed the first Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube in the fight against Covid-19. Produced by Xtreme Cubes Corporation, a manufacturer of modular buildings based in Henderson, Nevada, the Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube (XOCC) is a modular walk

Shutterfly Investing $23M In Ohio Expansion

Business Facilities

Shutterfly, a digital photo products manufacturing company, will expand production and create 100 new jobs at its Galion, OH facility. Read: Shutterfly Investing $23M In Ohio Expansion at

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Readers Respond: COVID-19 will disrupt construction for at least another year

Construction Dive

Construction Dive readers who answered our latest survey voiced a growing acceptance, and concern, over the novel coronavirus persisting well into 2021 and beyond

CallisonRTKL to design one of the world’s first net-zero airports


Guadalajara Airport Terminal 2 will be a 30 gate, 1.2 million-sf terminal that places the passenger experience at the center of the design. It will also be one of the first net-zero airports in the world

Guidelines to Improve Earthquake Resistance of Small Buildings

The Constructor

An earthquake is an unexpected rapid shaking of the earth triggered by the movement of rocks underneath. The ground is subjected to intense. Building Technology Guide Building Tips

Orlando No. 1 In Business Climate, Dallas Is Top Millennial Magnet

Business Facilities

Orlando, FL has the Best Business Climate among large cities and Dallas tops the leaderboard of Millennial Magnets in BF's 16th Annual Rankings Report. Read: Orlando No. 1 In Business Climate, Dallas Is Top Millennial Magnet at

How wide-ranging tech propelled Skanska's $4B LaGuardia Airport renovation

Construction Dive

Aerial photogrammetry, a 4D scheduling model, laser scanning and 360-degree cameras were employed at the New York City jobsite, making one of the firm's most complex projects ever achievable

Hilti Announces New Wearable Exoskeleton for Tradespeople

Construction Junkie

Heavy lifting, exhausting overhead work, and awkward positions are just some of the perks of working in construction, but they can also lead to chronic back and shoulder pain for many later in life. One technology that I’ve been following pretty closely in the past few years has been exoskeletons , which promise to alleviate at least some of those problems. At a recent press event, Hilti has thrown their hat into the ring with an exoskeleton announcement of their own.

San Francisco’s Millennium Tower fix approved, moving forward


Since completing construction, the 58-story Millennium Tower has become San Francisco’s most infamous building.

VW Opens Tradepoint Atlantic Vehicle Terminal At Port Of Baltimore

Business Facilities

The new terminal will import and process 120,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini, and Bentley vehicles annually, create approximately 100 jobs. Read: VW Opens Tradepoint Atlantic Vehicle Terminal At Port Of Baltimore at

Beyond command and control: Evolving from traditional project planning to a growth mindset

Construction Dive

Combating the industry's productivity issues begins with the system—by moving from traditional to collaboration

2021 Fleet Masters Nominations Now Open

Construction Equipment

AEMP and Construction Equipment have opened nominations for the 2021 Fleet Masters Awards. The annual awards recognize equipment professionals who go above and beyond in meeting the challenges inherent in cost-effective, efficient, and effective management of mixed fleets. The Fleet Masters status

$92 million reconstruction of St. Petersburg Municipal Pier completes


The $92 million reconstruction of the St. Petersburg Municipal Pier has completed. Dubbed the Pier District, the 26-acre project includes a park, a 1,400-foot pier, a beach, restaurants, shops, artwork, interactive experiences, and entertainment and education areas.

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Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production

Business Facilities

Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power, Georgia is the frontrunner among Film Production Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report. Read: Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production at

New engineer announced for $800M Harbor Bridge replacement in Texas

Construction Dive

FIGG Bridge Engineers, cited in the deadly 2018 collapse of a Florida International University pedestrian walkway, has been replaced by an Arup-CFC joint venture on the Corpus Christi project

Nearly Half of June, May Homebuyers Made Bids Sight-Unseen

Pro Builder

Nearly Half of June, May Homebuyers Made Bids Sight-Unseen. cbroderick. Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:52. Redfin asked 1,400 potential homebuyers across 29 major markets, "Did you, at any point in your home-search process, make an offer on a home you hadn’t seen in person?" The May and June results found that 45% of prospective buyers answered yes. For comparison, results for this time last year were at 28%. The rise in numbers comes from the competitive market and health concerns.

Proven Job Order Contracting Practices that Drive Improved Construction Outcomes

Job Order Contracting

INTRODUCTION. Proven Job Order Contracting Practices have evolved to enable the consistent delivery of quality repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction project on-time and on-budget. Solutions such as the OpenJOC(TM) Framework, optimize the integration off people, process, information, and enabling technology to drive best value outcomes for both real property owners and construction services providers.