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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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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

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

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

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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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 BusinessFacilities.com.

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A hybrid learning approach could redefine higher education

BD+C

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?

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

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

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 BusinessFacilities.com.

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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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.

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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Orion Boatworks Will Create 120 Jobs In Georgia

Business Facilities

The boat manufacturer will invest more than $3.5 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA. Read: Orion Boatworks Will Create 120 Jobs In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

BD+C

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.

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

North Carolina: Cabinetry Maker Investing $86M In New Headquarters

Business Facilities

GoldenHome International is investing $86 million in a North American headquarters in Concord, NC, creating 257 jobs over five years. Read: North Carolina: Cabinetry Maker Investing $86M In New Headquarters at BusinessFacilities.com.

Const. Employment Rises in 31 States

Construction Equipment

Construction employment increased from May to June in 31 states and the District of Columbia, but the gains may have stalled, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The widespread job gains in June follow even more universal increases in May,” said Ken Simonson, the

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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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

Chewy To Expand, Create Over 1,200 New Jobs In Missouri

Business Facilities

Online petfood retailer Chewy, Inc. will open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, MO. Read: Chewy To Expand, Create Over 1,200 New Jobs In Missouri at BusinessFacilities.com.

Existing Home Sales Surged 21% in June

Pro Builder

Existing Home Sales Surged 21% in June. cbroderick. Thu, 07/23/2020 - 09:01. June experienced the highest existing homes sales surge to date, with sales up 21% compared to May, according to CNBC. The previous three months were slow as existing home sales dropped 11.3% annually.

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

Texas wins $1.1B Tesla Cybertruck factory

Construction Dive

Austin beat out Tulsa, Oklahoma for construction of the second U.S. production facility for Tesla’s new vehicles

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$1B Tesla Gigafactory Headed For Austin

Business Facilities

Tesla's newest Gigafactory will generate $1 billion in capital investment and bring at least 5,000 new jobs to Travis County, TX. . Read: $1B Tesla Gigafactory Headed For Austin at BusinessFacilities.com.

Accessory Dwelling Units Are On the Rise

Pro Builder

Accessory Dwelling Units Are On the Rise. cbroderick. Thu, 07/23/2020 - 09:18. Accessory dwelling units, such as a guest house, basement apartment, or in-law suite, have experienced rapid growth since the 1950s, especially in the past five years. Of the 1.4