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Spooky Construction Stories—Industry Faves and Real-World Experiences From Our Customers

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Happy Halloween from all of us at Trimble Viewpoint! Here are a few spooky construction stories and real-world experiences from our customers. Viewpoint Technology

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Using Tech to Shape Efficient Jobsites

Construction Business Owner

Using Tech to Shape Efficient Jobsites. ccapoccia. Tue, 10/25/2022 - 17:15. Civil contractors are embracing technology on their jobsites to help them deal with the biggest challenges they face.

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All You Need to Know About Top-Down Construction

The Constructor

Buildings with underground structures are often constructed using the bottom-up approach, where sub-structure and super-structure levels are built one after the other, beginning from the building’s foundation and moving towards the top.

Construction Industry Trends: October 2022 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The work ahead after Hurricane Ian, construction safety, space-aged tech and stamping out racism in construction among October’s top headlines. Construction Technology/News

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.

Mortgage Rates are Expected to Drop to 5.4% in 2023. Here’s How That Could Affect Home Prices

Pro Builder

Mortgage Rates are Expected to Drop to 5.4% in 2023. Here’s How That Could Affect Home Prices. ecatalano. Tue, 10/25/2022 - 14:03. Housing experts are watching the market and expect growth to be flat this year, as high mortgage rates and fears of a recession continue to affect home prices.

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What are the common safety violations in construction work and how can you avoid them?

Lets Build

Safety violations on construction sites aren’t uncommon—just look at these statistics: Over 20% of all fatal workplace accidents in the EU during 2019 took place in the construction industry, making it the top industry for fatal injuries. During that same time, 59.5%

Types of Sewer Pipes

The Constructor

Sewer pipes are the sewer lines that transport all the wastewater produced inside a house to the sewer mains constructed underneath the street. Different types of sewer pipes have been used for ages.

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ISO 50001-based energy management system

Job Order Contracting

The ISO 50001-based energy management system is too little too late and fails to address the fundamental issue of rampant economic and environmental waste associated with facilities repair, renovation, maintenance, and new buildings. Key problems. #1 1 The program is self-paced. No timelines. #2

3 Scary Business Situations & How to Face Them

Construction Business Owner

3 Scary Business Situations & How to Face Them. ccapoccia. Fri, 10/28/2022 - 09:16. Let's be real about it: Owning a business can be frightening. The construction industry is confronting a slew of issues from supply chain delays, labor shortages and economic concerns.

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.

Common Construction Payroll Implementation Errors You Can Easily Avoid

Randal DeHart

Small business owners spend an average of eight hours monthly performing payroll functions. That's 12 full days a year that could be spent generating sales, prospecting new business opportunities, improving products or services, or servicing customers.

What is Fire Resistance Rating (FRR) in Construction?

The Constructor

Fire resistance is defined as the ability of a passive fire protection system or material to withstand a standard fire resistance test.

Prospective Buyers Are Diving Headfirst Into New-Home Purchases to Get Ahead of Rate Hikes

Pro Builder

Prospective Buyers Are Diving Headfirst Into New-Home Purchases to Get Ahead of Rate Hikes. ldeakins. Fri, 10/28/2022 - 10:10.

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Secure Your Construction Data

Construction Business Owner

Secure Your Construction Data. ccapoccia. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 15:38. The construction industry is one of the most targeted industries for ransomware attacks, which begs the question: why?

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.

How to Reshape Rubber Boots? 

Work Gearz

It makes sense that rubber boots are a person’s go-to choice of footwear because they shield the feet from strong rains and messy puddles.    They are a practical choice for keeping the feet cool and dry. 

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What is Mass Timber in Construction?

The Constructor

Mass timber is an engineered wood product formed by gluing or fastening wood panels in layers to achieve exceptional strength and stability. The production is so versatile that it can be used as structural panels, columns, beams, load-bearing structures, or even for interior finishes. The mass timber family of products includes cross-laminated timber (CLT), glue-laminated […]. The post What is Mass Timber in Construction? appeared first on The Constructor.

Demand for New-Home Construction on the Rise as Existing Supply Dwindles

Pro Builder

Demand for New-Home Construction on the Rise as Existing Supply Dwindles. ldeakins. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 10:36. As the supply of existing homes for sale hits a plateau, buyers are instead taking a look at a rising share of newly constructed homes .

5 Questions About Heavy Equipment Financing

Construction Business Owner

5 Questions About Heavy Equipment Financing. ccapoccia. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 15:46. If you’re purchasing heavy construction equipment this year, you may have some questions about financing your new machine. Let’s break down your options and look at the advantages of each.

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.

Sustainability at Queen’s University in Canada

Natural Building

Sustainability Professor, Steven Moore, wants Queen’s University in Ontario Canada to be a moral and sustainable leader through their actions. Moore said Queen’s should create more gardens on campus. He believes lawns are “ecological deserts” despite being important places to run and play.

Different Types of Steel in Construction – Properties & Characteristics

Learn Civil Engineering

In past years, steel has developed into a valuable asset with several variations. These variations are based on their intended use. Steel has different types with unique qualities. Its composition defines its durability and strength.

More Than Half of Homeowners Are Making Their Homes More Resilient Due to Climate Risks

Pro Builder

More Than Half of Homeowners Are Making Their Homes More Resilient Due to Climate Risks. ecatalano. Wed, 10/26/2022 - 11:14.

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How Fleets Can Minimize Unexpected Downtime

Construction Business Owner

How Fleets Can Minimize Unexpected Downtime. ccapoccia. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 15:55. Breakdowns and major repairs cause the brunt of unexpected downtime for fleets — often due to poor preventive maintenance (PM) compliance.

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!

Can You Wear Regular Socks with Tactical Boots? 

Work Gearz

There are many factors to take into account when choosing socks, but their material is by far the most important one.    That is because your feet are the sweatiest part of your body. 

All About Kitchen Cabinets | Types of Kitchen Cabinets | Types of Kitchen Cabinets Partial Overlay | Types of Kitchen Cabinets Materials | Types of Storage Cabinets

CivilJungle

Introduction of Kitchen Cabinets. Kitchen cabinets are set in the kitchen to keep food storage, utensils, cooking tools, plates, and dishes. Dishwashers and microwaves are also often consolidated into kitchen cabinets. Various options are available for kitchen cabinets.

SmartAsset: How Much Money Do You Need to Make to Pay Rent in Large American Cities?

Pro Builder

SmartAsset: How Much Money Do You Need to Make to Pay Rent in Large American Cities? ecatalano. Tue, 10/25/2022 - 14:25. Rising inflation and high interest rates are making housing affordability a challenge for many Americans.

4 Ways Planning Helps to Improve Safety on Jobsites

Construction Business Owner

4 Ways Planning Helps to Improve Safety on Jobsites. ccapoccia. Thu, 10/27/2022 - 16:04. Working in construction inherently poses a higher risk of on-site accidents and other health and safety hazards off-site.

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!

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases in September

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the September 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry.

With Exchange, LIFTbuild Delivering First Top-Down Project in the US Since the '70s

ENR Construction

Top-down construction—assembling the floor of a building on the ground and lifting it into place—has long presented a possible alternative to the labor-intensive process of building steel frames, floors, walls and all components of a building at height

States Nationwide are Seeing Increase in Jobs - See How Each State Compares

Pro Builder

States Nationwide are Seeing Increase in Jobs - See How Each State Compares. ecatalano. Tue, 10/25/2022 - 14:10. States weigh in on employment situation in September 2022. Overall, in the past year, 5.7