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How 1 employer tried a 4-day workweek for deskless workers — and why it didn’t stick

Construction Dive

Experimenting with flexibility can be good in the long run, even if it doesn’t quite work as expected, experts said.

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Legal and Ethical Issues in the Construction Industry

The Constructor

The construction industry is a complex web of laws, regulations, ethics, and policies that must always be followed. From the health and safety of workers to environmental regulations and contracts, there is no shortage of legal and ethical considerations to consider. In this article, we’ll explore the legal and ethical issues in the construction industry […] The post Legal and Ethical Issues in the Construction Industry appeared first on The Constructor.

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Are the Days of Builder Incentives Coming to an End?

Pro Builder

Are the Days of Builder Incentives Coming to an End? ldeakins Tue, 05/09/2023 - 10:49 For the past several months, home builders have offered prospective buyers mortgage rate buydowns to make new-home purchases more affordable, but as the market stabilizes, those incentives may be coming to an end After months of rising cancellation rates and falling sales, home builders are getting back on track this spring, and that rebounding demand is largely attributable to mortgage rate buydowns and other

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7 tips for managing health and safety in construction efficiently

Lets Build

Workers are your most valuable asset, and the best way to protect that asset is by implementing a high-quality health and safety program. The key to better managing health and safety in construction is steering away from the traditional reactive approach (taking action after an incident occurs). Instead, project managers and foremen must find and fix hazards before they cause injury or illness.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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Ways To Keep Your Construction Company Sustainable

Contractor Bookkeeping

Taking steps to create a good foundation in the early days of your business is essential for a sustainable and profitable future. It's rare these days that your prospective leads happen to find your construction business and become a client with no work. Your company has to grab people's attention, turn curious visitors into leads and then convert those leads into sales.

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Labor woes, material costs shrink profit margins

Construction Dive

A Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors report on soft earnings mirrors weak first quarter results from various U.S. public construction firms.

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Construction Workforce Development Gets New Funding Boost

Pro Builder

Construction Workforce Development Gets New Funding Boost ibush Sat, 05/06/2023 - 15:00 NAHB Housing Policy Briefing: Three organizations step up with major funding for training workers in the skilled trades; data shows uptick in March new-home sales National Association of Home Builders A chronic shortage of labor in the residential construction industry makes clear that workforce development needs more educational capacity to train the next generation of skilled professionals to build the nati

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The Biggest Tech Adoption Challenges Facing Specialty Contractors and How to Overcome Them

Jobsite with Procore

There have never been more options for technologies that specialty contractors can integrate with their businesses, and the list grows by the day. Yet the industry is still perceived as being tech-averse. This is not out of simple fear or unfamiliarity, but rather for practical and understandable reasons. Still, construction technology isn't fading, and fluency with it is increasingly required among contractors.

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The Future of Virtual Reality in Construction Planning

The Constructor

In the past few years, virtual reality has revolutionized how we view the world. From musical performances to gaming, virtual reality has enabled us to view and interact with the world in a once unimaginable way. Virtual reality is used in the construction industry to revolutionize planning and construction projects. This article will explore how […] The post The Future of Virtual Reality in Construction Planning appeared first on The Constructor.

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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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Better estimates.

Job Order Contracting

Better estimates. Verifiable. current local market labor, material, and equipment costs – updated quarterly. Detailed line item data organized with expanded CSI MasterFormat 2X+ faster than manual or spreadsheet estimating Complete audit trail Remove data sharing barriers – Copy, paste, share estimates securely Mitigate errors and omissions Export to spreadsheet or PDF Cloud, SQL technology [contact-form] The post Better estimates. appeared first on 4BT.

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NYC expands Construction Fraud Task Force

Construction Dive

The announcement came on the same day as an indictment of an accountant who allegedly defrauded the state out of millions in workers’ comp payments.

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HSE to target site dust in summer crackdown

Construction Enquirer

Safety inspectors are launching a three-month campaign this summer to tackle the threat of dust on construction sites. Targeted visits by HSE inspectors will start next month and run through until July. Each year in the construction industry, there are thousands of preventable cases of irreversible lung disease due to past exposure to dust at work. HSE’s chief inspector of construction, Michael Thomas, said: “Every year we see construction workers die from diseases caused or made worse by their

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Earthquake-Proof Your Home: Construction Know-How

The Constructor

Are you worried about your home’s vulnerability to earthquakes? It’s a legitimate concern, as earthquakes can cause tremendous destruction. But there are ways to safeguard your home from seismic activity. In this article, you will learn how to protect your home from earthquakes with construction know-how. You will learn about the different types of earthquake-proofing, […] The post Earthquake-Proof Your Home: Construction Know-How appeared first on The Constructor.

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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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BUILDER SMS – Too little to late?

Job Order Contracting

“stepwise methodologies can be superior to the industry-leading continuous methodologies employed by BUILDER SMS in service-life prediction accuracy and decision-making versatility as ensembles.” “the asset management industry must move away from just focusing on when a component will fail and consider the strategic points throughout a component’s life when targeted maintenance or repair may be beneficial” – Improving Data-Driven Infrastructure Degradation Forecast

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Bank failures put squeeze on construction loans

Construction Dive

The lending environment, which has grown more treacherous over recent weeks, could dampen new multifamily starts by as much as 60%, according to one executive.

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Plans go in for snaking Silvertown bridge

Construction Enquirer

A planning application for a 305 metre zig-zag design pedestrian and cycle bridge at Royal Victoria Dock has been submitted. The crossing is part of the £5bn development of the Silvertown site by The Silvertown Partnership which includes Lendlease. The new design is a ‘Double S-curve’ shape and will also open at its mid-point with a double bascule mechanism allowing full use of the dock by large vessels.

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Let's build toward a circular economy

BD+C

Let's build toward a circular economy 0 qpurcell Thu, 05/11/2023 - 09:34 Sustainability Eric Corey Freed, Director of Sustainability, CannonDesign, discusses the values of well-designed, regenerative buildings. Eric Corey Freed University Buildings Healthcare Facilities Laboratories Modular Building Architects Adaptive Reuse Energy-Efficient Design Reconstruction & Renovation Resiliency Sustainability Sustainable Design and Construction If someone asked you how your marriage was and you said “su

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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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Objectively Validate Contractor and Subcontractor Quotes

Job Order Contracting

Objectively VALIDATE Contractor and Subcontractor Construction Cost Estimates Construction cost management capabilities are critical to the success of any repair, renovation, maintenance, or new build activity. That said 80%+ of all projects are late or overbudget largely due to an inadequately detailed and poorly communicated Scope of Work (SOW) and associated cost estimate. #1 Using a granular, current locally researched construction cost database enables validation of contractor and subcontr

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Workers give construction’s slow tech adoption a thumbs down

Construction Dive

In a survey of 10 sectors, workers ranked construction as “the least technologically competent” field, an aspect that stymies firms’ ability to recruit young talent.

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Costain’s major M62 upgrade axed over soaring costs

Construction Enquirer

Highways England has scrapped Costain’s major project to install concrete central reserve barriers on the M62 across the Pennines on the eve of main works starting. The M62 J20-25 project between Rochdale and Brighouse was originally conceived as a smart motorway scheme but had already been down-sized to a central reserve upgrade. Now the projected cost of the 19-mile central reserve upgrade has soared so high that Highways England has axed the scheme.

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Different Types of Plumbing Traps

CivilJungle

Different Types of Plumbing Traps Floor Trap or Nahni Trap A floor trap or Nahni trap is used in the bathroom, kitchen sink, wash basin, wash area, etc places to collect wastewater. As.

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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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The Modular Homebuilding Bulletin

Pro Builder

The Modular Homebuilding Bulletin esorum Thu, 05/11/2023 - 09:37 Modular, offsite, whatever you call it, the homebuilding method offers a solution to current leading industry problems: labor shortages and housing affordability. Modular companies across the globe are tackling ways to cut down on building costs, provide a viable solution to the shortage of talent/labor, and maintain housing affordability.

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Florida likely to require E-Verify for private companies

Construction Dive

While champions say it will increase national security and protect jobs, others think the new legislation will harm sectors like construction that rely on immigrant labor.

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Second staircase rule halts Wates estate revamp

Construction Enquirer

Construction work has been paused on a major estate job in east London due to the new second staircase rule. Wates Residential is working on a joint venture with Havering Council on a £1.5bn programme to revamp 12 estates across the borough. But work has now been paused on the Waterloo and Queens Street site where 380 new homes are under construction.

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Let's build towards a circular economy

BD+C

Let's build towards a circular economy 0 qpurcell Thu, 05/11/2023 - 09:34 Sustainability Eric Corey Feed, Director of Sustainability, CannonDesign, discusses the values of well-designed, regenerative buildings. Eric Corey Feed University Buildings Healthcare Facilities Laboratories Modular Building Architects Adaptive Reuse Energy-Efficient Design Reconstruction & Renovation Resiliency Sustainability Sustainable Design and Construction If someone asked you how your marriage was and you said “sus

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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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Autodesk Build Powers Success for Tetris across an International Design and Build Business

Autodesk Construction Cloud

When there’s no single source of truth on design and build projects, it leads to confusion, delays, rework and cost overruns. For the international teams at Tétris , it’s invaluable to be able to work together efficiently in one common data environment thanks to Autodesk Construction Cloud. Tétris specialises in turnkey solutions for corporate clients, managing the design and build of inspiring, functional, and sustainable offices, retail and hospitality spaces.

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US hotel construction pipeline grows as developers eye cost-effective projects

Construction Dive

According to a Lodging Econometrics report, recovery in travel demand led to first-quarter pipeline growth, though developers are seeking alternatives to new construction.

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Thames Water to spend extra £700m on cutting leaks

Construction Enquirer

Thames Water has been given the all-clear to transform London’s network of Victorian water pipes. Industry regulator Ofwat has backed Thames releasing an extra £700m to tackle water leakage in the Capital with 112km pipeline replacement programme. At Price Review 19, the regulator conditionally granted Thames £300m to enhance the performance of its London water network subject to first meeting some set targets.