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5 Lean construction benefits (and how to get them)

Lets Build

Construction projects are more complex than ever—with tight deadlines and budgets, small inefficiencies quickly add up to high costs and more waste. Luckily, lean construction principles offer organizations practical ways to minimize waste and maximize value throughout their projects.

How Bollards Can Provide Protection From Unwanted Vehicle Attack?

The Constructor

A bollard is a vertical post that is installed to stop the vehicle from entering a non-permitted area. It is used for multiple purposes in the parking lot. You can use the removable bollards and utilize the space for various purposes.

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The Value Of Client Happiness And Ways To Keep Your Clients Happy

Randal DeHart

Construction business owners know that to find a loyal client base, they must stand out from their competitors. One of the best and easiest ways to do that is to have outstanding customer service. How you treat your customers reflects your entire business.

All You Need To Know About Construction Project Management To Get Started

Construction Marketing

Tall skyscrapers, tourist attractions, factories, homes. Even infrastructure projects like roads and sewers. None of this would be possible without efficient and careful construction project management planning and construction managers.

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. Over half of respondents see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

Construction Industry Trends: July 2022 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

From a construction slowdown to huge project announcements to construction safety and tackling racism and discrimination, here are the July headlines. Construction Technology/News

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Saudi Arabia’s Mirrored Skyscrapers to House Nine Million People

The Constructor

Saudi Arabia has unveiled the images of yet another mega project called the “Mirror Line” in the city of Neom. The structure involves the construction of two parallel, mirrored buildings with a height of 500 meters running across 75 miles.

Types Of Gutters | 22 Different Types of Gutters | Rain Gutter Downspout | Best Types of Rain Gutter For House

Civiconcepts

Introduction To Gutters We would like to place new gutters on our property, but we need to choose an effective design that matches the features of our home.

Construction Spending Falls with Declines in Residential, Nonresidential Activity Amid Growing Labor and Materials Shortages

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Total construction spending fell by 1.1% in June as spending on new housing and nonresidential projects declined compared to May, according to an analysis the Associated General Contractors of America released of federal spending data.

Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

Business Facilities

As the economic landscape evolves with sea change-level shifts, discover the leading locations in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.

The Ultimate Free Guide to Construction Project Management Software

Spreadsheets and in-house tools can no longer manage the sophistication and the demand for data of modern construction. Our free buyer’s guide will help you identify what construction software you need and the key features you should be looking for.

What are the Risks of Pouring Concrete at a Wrong Temperature?

The Constructor

Placing concrete at the correct temperature is critical for its durability and ultimate strength. This is because temperatures above the normal concrete curing range (32 °C) will not only reduce the workability of concrete but also cause a significant reduction in its ultimate strength.

Construction Worker Suicide: A Fragile Balance

Pro Builder

Construction Worker Suicide: A Fragile Balance. ibush. Fri, 08/05/2022 - 07:00. Construction workers often struggle with mental health, and suicide rates in construction are high compared with other industries.

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Construction Cost Estimating Lunacy!

Job Order Contracting

accuracy: ac·cu·ra·cy – the degree to which the result of a measurement, calculation, or specification conforms to the correct value or a standard. – Oxford Languages. Accuracy is a very common term used in describing the primary attribute required in construction cost estimates.

Nevada: Pot Of Gold

Business Facilities

People once flocked to Nevada for its silver and gold, but today it’s the state’s robust economy and quality of life that draws them in.

The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

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 is a must for anyone wanting to solve procurement or vendor management pain points.

Compressive Strength of Concrete: What Causes Low-Strength Breaks in Concrete Cylinders?

The Constructor

The compressive strength test results of concrete cylinders are the basis of acceptance of ready mix concrete for construction. Low-strength breaks of the concrete cylinder during compression testing indicate the low compressive strength of produced concrete.

UA and XOi Partner to Train the Next Generation

Contractor Magazine

Premier training provider for the service industry equips instructors and apprentices with top tech-enablement platform. Training

Don’t Let a Good Crisis Waste You

Construction Business Owner

Don’t Let a Good Crisis Waste You. Kathy Wells. Fri, 08/05/2022 - 05:00.

Hilton To Retain, Expand Virginia Global Headquarters 

Business Facilities

Hilton, the global hospitality company, will upgrade its Fairfax County, VA headquarters, creating 350 new jobs over the next five years.

Building the Foundations of the Future: Digital Construction in 2022 and Beyond

FlowForma surveyed 100+ construction executives. This eBook details their opinions and delves into their drivers for workflow and process automation, reliance on manual processes, digital capabilities and goals for process automation, and digital transformation initiatives in 2022 and beyond.

Why is the Cost of Construction Materials Soaring?

The Constructor

The cost of construction materials is continually soaring and has reached a record 40-year high, as per the annual growth of the BCIS Material Cost Index.

Downturn Revisited: Why Efficiency Wins Every Time

Pro Builder

Downturn Revisited: Why Efficiency Wins Every Time. ibush. Thu, 08/04/2022 - 08:00. Pundits may not agree on the severity of the coming downturn, but one thing’s certain: these 10 essential tactics will boost your business' efficiency, productivity, and profit. Scott Sedam, Contributing Editor.

Proven Technology to Keep Projects on Track

Construction Business Owner

Proven Technology to Keep Projects on Track. Sure, you can spend less up front, but you’ll spend more in time & frustration. Greg Ragsdale. Tue, 08/02/2022 - 11:31.

Fence Maker, Logistics Company To Invest $26.5M In North Carolina

Business Facilities

Port City Logistics will invest $16 million in New Hanover County, NC; Eastern Fence will spend $10.5 million in Rowan County.

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.

What is FluidConcrete?

The Constructor

FluidConcrete is a cement-based, self-leveling floor coating used for all types of hard surfaces. It is specifically designed for indoor applications and provides beautiful and long-lasting surfaces for functional concrete finishes.

Population Increases in High Fire and Flood Areas as Homebuyers Move to Get More for Their Money

Pro Builder

Population Increases in High Fire and Flood Areas as Homebuyers Move to Get More for Their Money. ecatalano. Fri, 08/05/2022 - 09:43. More homebuyers are moving into risky areas, causing prices to increase.

Rethinking rebar: Reinforcement goes green

Construction Specifier

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel. By Chris Bennett, iSCS, CDT, and Aurora Jensen. Reinforcing bar, commonly known as “rebar,” comes in the form of mesh, wires, or bars, and is designed to strengthen concrete under tension.

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Growing In Nebraska

Business Facilities

Revitalization funding boosts job training, small business growth, and affordable housing in Nebraska, and data mining finds a home in York County.

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.

Thermobimetals for Breathable Buildings

The Constructor

Thermobimetal is a laminate of two different metals with different temperature coefficients used for buildings facades or shading systems. It is a composite metal that warps during temperature differences, displaying self-shading and self-ventilating properties.

Falling Lumber Prices Reflect a Return to Normal for the Housing Market

Pro Builder

Falling Lumber Prices Reflect a Return to Normal for the Housing Market. ecatalano. Thu, 08/04/2022 - 11:21. Lumber prices benefited from the booming housing demand during the pandemic, but as demand slows, prices follow.

Improve Field Operations With 5G UW

Construction Business Owner

Improve Field Operations With 5G UW. Rugged smartphones & 5G networks open a world of possibilities. Greg Ragsdale. Wed, 08/03/2022 - 11:25. The construction industry continues to grow exponentially in the U.S., and with growth and complex projects come challenges.