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Guide To Writing an Effective Construction RFI


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The Contractor’s Guide to Google Ads

Construction Business Owner

The Contractor’s Guide to Google Ads. Kathy Wells. Fri, 07/24/2020 - 11:51. Contractors sometimes have a hard time marketing their businesses online. Creating a strong and functional website to promote your business can feel daunting, especially if it’s not your forte


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Cities, OSHA crack down on COVID-19 jobsite violations

Construction Dive

In jurisdictions across the country, officials are citing and fining contractors that don't follow coronavirus precautions, and warning they'll shut down projects for repeat offenses

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How Clients Read Your Proposals

Help Everybody Everyday

Have you ever felt this way? You see…sometimes I just want to grab people by the shoulders and SHAKE them. It’s not because I’m evil or out to punish people. It’s just that sometimes assumptions are lodged so very deeply in our brains that I can’t think of any other way to possibly shake them loose.

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

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

Buyers of All Ages Are Willing to Pay Extra For One-Level Homes

Pro Builder

Buyers of All Ages Are Willing to Pay Extra For One-Level Homes. cbroderick. Tue, 07/21/2020 - 09:01. One-level homes have always been popular amongst older buyers, as eliminating stairs creates easy accessibility to the entire home.

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How to Get Change Orders in Order

Viewpoint Construction Technology

5 Best Practices to Ensure Change Orders are not Bringing Your Company Down. Construction Best Practices

Bird Friendly Building now the Law in Howard County

Green Building Law Update

Howard County, Maryland has become the first jurisdiction in the state and one of few places in the country to pass a mandatory “bird-friendly design” law for new construction of privately owned buildings.

Construction costs decrease for first time in 10 years

Construction Dive

More companies than usual are bidding on available projects, which tends to drive construction prices lower, according to ABC economist Anirban Basu

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Troublesome Customers Every Contractor Should Learn To Recognize And Deal With

Contractor Bookkeeping

Customers are disloyal price buyers who purchase commodities and services with cost as their primary consideration. Clients are loyal value buyers who purchase goods and services with suitability as their primary consideration.

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

Viewpoint, BuildingPoint Midwest Align on Business Partnership

Viewpoint Construction Technology

BuildingPoint Midwest and Viewpoint combine efforts to bring the latest technology and software solutions to the Illinois market. Viewpoint News

What are the Basic Design Features of Tall Structures?

The Constructor

A tall framework is a structural system designed to resist lateral forces due to wind or earthquakes, considering the criteria for strength, drift, Structural Design Structural Engineering

OSHA's new COVID-19 investigations, silica guidance

Construction Dive

Here's what contractors need to know about OSHA practices and enforcement as well as new rules on the horizon, according to an attorney during a recent Associated General Contractors webinar

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3 Ways You Can Generate Better Leads From Your Website

Construction Business Owner

3 Ways You Can Generate Better Leads From Your Website. Kathy Wells. Thu, 07/23/2020 - 15:19. In April 2020, the search term “construction companies” was searched on Google (in the United States) 40,500 times.

A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education


Will online learning become a staple for America’s colleges and universities, even after the coronavirus subsides? And if it does, what will that mean for existing and future buildings on campuses across the country?

International Cushioning Investing $3.6M In Northwest Ohio

Business Facilities

The New Jersey-based packaging company will create 75 new jobs at its new Fremont, OH advanced manufacturing facility. Read: International Cushioning Investing $3.6M In Northwest Ohio at

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UCLA team nabs $2.9M grant to turn CO2 into concrete

Construction Dive

The researchers have found a way to capture carbon dioxide from gas as it exits power and cement plants and other producers and add it to concrete, reducing emissions and cutting down on the use of traditional cement

How to Revolutionize Your Annual Sales Planning

Construction Business Owner

How to Revolutionize Your Annual Sales Planning. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 07/21/2020 - 15:29. In today’s competitive environment, builders must focus their energy to ensure that all members of the organization are working toward the same goals.

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How design of senior living communities must change after COVID-19


Monthly Construction Input Prices Rise in June, Says ABC

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction input prices rose 2.2% in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released recently. Nonresidential construction input prices rose by 2.3% for the month.

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Study: Increased productivity could add $5.4B annually to US, Canadian construction industries

Construction Dive

Productivity in construction has been declining, but by adding just 36 seconds per hour of productivity through lean principals and other methods, the numbers will soar, according to the researchers

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10 Ways to Tell It's Time for New ERP Technologies

Construction Business Owner

10 Ways to Tell It's Time for New ERP Technologies. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 07/23/2020 - 09:21. Is your enterprise resource planning software still serving your business, or has it outgrown the solution? Here's 10 ways to know if you should be looking to new construction technology

Home Builders Reconsider Remote Work Options

Pro Builder

Home Builders Reconsider Remote Work Options. ibush. Fri, 07/24/2020 - 12:25. Coronavirus has forced businesses to take a fresh look at remote working options, and many companies are discovering there are distinct advantages to employees working from home. Tony L. Callahan.

Procore Launches Free Construction Job Posting Website for Both Employers and Jobseekers

Construction Junkie

courtesy of Procore.

How a Pennsylvania contractor employs a team approach to COVID-19 challenges

Construction Dive

Poole Anderson Construction President Stephanie Schmidt talks about furloughs, safety protocols and finding the most comfortable face coverings for her employees

What to Expect with Infrastructure & Public Projects in 2020 & Beyond

Construction Business Owner

What to Expect with Infrastructure & Public Projects in 2020 & Beyond. Elizabeth Manning. Sat, 07/18/2020 - 09:47.

Safeguards for Upfitting Pickup Trucks

Construction Equipment

NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, has released a white paper discussing guidelines for removing a new pickup truck’s box in order to upfit it with a vocational truck body. Each year, pickup box removal occurs on tens of thousands of new pickup trucks when the OEM pickup box is

Maryland National Capital Region Alliance Formed

Business Facilities

Representing the majority of Maryland’s population and economy, six counties will work together with each other and federal and state partners towards regional initiatives and COVID-19 economic recovery. Read: Maryland National Capital Region Alliance Formed at

New York contractor to pay $1.5M to settle 'severe' sexual harassment, retaliation claim

Construction Dive

The state's attorney general alleged Trade Off LLC managers demanded sexual acts from "primarily women of color" in return for pay and overtime

How to Expand Jobsite Capabilities with Proper Attachment Selection

Construction Business Owner

How to Expand Jobsite Capabilities with Proper Attachment Selection. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 07/21/2020 - 16:58. As a construction business owner, your needs grow and diversify, so it’s important to maintain a nimble fleet capable of taking on multiple projects.

Caterpillar Celebrates 175,000 Medium High Drive Dozers

Construction Equipment

Caterpillar celebrated the production of 175,000 medium high drive (elevated sprocket) crawler dozers by producing three commemorative 175,000 units. Three customers took possession of the commemorative units, which feature special decals on the fenders denoting the 175,000-unit milestone. The 175

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rises in June; Contractor Optimism Grows

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Associated Builders and Contractors reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator rose to 8.1 months in June, an increase of 0.2 months from May’s reading. CBI is down approximately 8% from its June 2019 level.

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Readers Respond: Summer adds heat to facemask enforcement challenges

Construction Dive

In our latest query, Construction Dive readers told us about the ways they are protecting workers from hotter temperatures while keeping projects progressing

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