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3 tips for contractors to leverage BIM

Construction Dive

From aligning relevant parties to effective communication, experts broke down strategies at the Design-Build Conference & Expo.

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Building a Foundation for Well-Being and Mental Health in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Explore the importance of mental health in construction workers and strategies for mental health awareness and support, both on and off the job site.

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Maximizing Efficiency and Aesthetics: The Role of Materials in Commercial Building Design

Construction Marketing

In the world of commercial building design, the choice of materials plays a crucial role in shaping both the aesthetics and efficiency of the final structure. From the exterior cladding to the interior finishes, the materials used can have a significant impact on the overall functionality, sustainability, and visual appeal of the building. Keep reading as we take a deep dive into some of the most trending materials on the market that seamlessly balance the delicate line between efficiency and ae

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Construction Employment Rises In 40 States & D.C.

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased in 40 states and the District of Columbia in October from a year earlier, while 22 states added construction jobs from September to October, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said more states would likely have added construction jobs if the pool of available, qualified workers were larger.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Safety, quality, and efficiency of construction projects cannot be left to chance with imprecise instruments or calculations says John Bogart 

Construction Today

Whether measuring the moisture content of concrete, framing, drywall, insulation, or the composition of other building materials, it is critical to use precise, high quality analytical instruments designed to meet the application’s specific requirements with accurate, repeatable results. Unfortunately, instruments are often incorrectly selected for the job, improperly calibrated.

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Beware of Using Assemblies for Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting

Some suppliers of Job Order Contracting software and cost data use “Assemblies” within what is supposed to be a unit price book (UPB). A fundamental element is Job Order Contracting (JOC) is line item estimating which involves breaking down the cost of construction into discrete, granular tasks, each item representing a specific material, labor, and equipment components.

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$16B Gateway Program construction finally underway

Construction Dive

The critical Northeast Corridor rail project between New Jersey and New York is back on track and brings a host of opportunities for contractors.

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Recognizing The Value Of Construction Contractors In Our Daily Lives

Contractor Bookkeeping

I was taking a moment to reflect on the challenges for the Pilgrims coming to America. They decided to make the journey with no guarantee of success. To build homes, plant crops, and take care of animals. Then, later, everyone chose to move West by wagon train, horse, or on foot. I am grateful for them! I think about my Grandparents and my Great Grandparents.

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Viewpoint For Projects achieves DART Accreditation

Viewpoint Construction Technology

We are proud to announce that Viewpoint For Projects has achieved MoD CyDR (DART) Accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to the highest standards

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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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How is artificial intelligence impacting data center design?

BD+C

How is artificial intelligence impacting data center design? 0 qpurcell Wed, 11/22/2023 - 17:00 Data Centers As AI is reshaping how we interact with machines and the world around us, the design of data centers needs to adapt to this fast-changing landscape. So, Page pairs expert thinking with high-performing solutions to meet the needs of rapidly advancing technologies.

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Construction starts drop 7%, marking second consecutive loss

Construction Dive

Despite three megaprojects kicking off, high interest rates and tight credit restrained activity and will likely continue to do so.

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VERIFI® delivers Cutting-Edge Technology to HS2 Concrete Operations

GCP Applied Technologies

VERIFI® delivers Cutting-Edge Technology to HS2 Concrete Operations Phillip.fry@gc… Tue, 11/21/2023 - 16:28 GCP Applied Technologies November 21, 2023 VERIFI® in-transit concrete technology takes a significant step forward in the construction industry through its integration into the High-Speed Two (HS2) project. VERIFI® in-transit concrete technology takes a significant step forward in the construction industry through its integration into the High-Speed Two (HS2) project.

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Rural America and the Problem of Clean, Accessible Water

Contractor Magazine

There are 2.2 million people in the US without running water inside their homes—no sinks, bathtubs, or toilets.

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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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8 strategies for multifamily passive house design projects

BD+C

8 strategies for multifamily passive house design projects 0 qpurcell Mon, 11/20/2023 - 12:22 Sustainability Stantec's Brett Lambert, Principal of Architecture and Passive House Certified Consultant, uses the Northland Newton Development project to guide designers with eight tips for designing multifamily passive house projects. Brett Lambert MFPRO+ Blog MFPRO+ New Projects Mixed-Use Multifamily Housing Designers Standards Reconstruction & Renovation Sustainable Development Sustainable Design an

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Detroit builder partners with local artists for charity auction

Construction Dive

Sachse Construction is leading “Hard Hats for Detroit,” an auction of one-of-a-kind helmets to benefit partner charities.

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Deferring Repairs to Federal Buildings Adds Billions to Costs, Report Finds

ENR Construction

Estimated costs to cover the backlog of four agencies' deferred projects increased by about $22 billion between 2017 and 2022, according to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office report.

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Reflecting on 30 years of success, Hourigan Construction’s CEO discusses leadership, growth, and future endeavors  

Construction Today

This year, Hourigan Construction (Hourigan) celebrates 30 years in the building industry. It’s a reflective time for the business, particularly for its CEO, Mark Hourigan. Construction Today recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Mark to discuss the year gone by, the pride he has in his team, and the milestones his company has undergone to achieve its success. “I had the benefit of working.

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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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JCT Contract Administration forms released

Construction Law

JCT has released Construction Administration Model Forms for use with the 2016 edition of its Standard Building Contract, Design and Build Contract, and Intermediate Building Contract families. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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I-10 freeway reopens in Los Angeles

Construction Dive

The initial weekslong timeline was shortened to just eight days after around-the-clock debris removal and column shoring went faster than expected.

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Autodesk, Trimble Tout More Data Sharing and Embrace of AI

ENR Construction

Autodesk and Trimble announced a data sharing agreement that includes support for IFCs and better application programming interfaces at their Las Vegas user conferences in the last two weeks.

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Dodge Construction Network: Construction Starts Drop 7% in October

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Total construction starts fell 7% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.1 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonbuilding and residential starts fell 32% and 1%, respectively. Conversely, nonresidential building starts gained 8% during the month. Year-to-date through October 2023, total construction starts were 4% below that of 2022.

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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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Major infrastructure planning reforms announced by government

Construction Law

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt has announced a Connections Action Plan in his Autumn Statement to tackle barriers in the system of infrastructure planning that are leading to long delays in connecting new generating capacity to the national grid. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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How today’s contractors are leveraging data to reduce risk

Construction Dive

How integrating technologies significantly reduces the chance of human error, enhances safety protocols and reduces incidents.

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EVs Bring Big Shifts to Construction of Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Charging Networks

ENR Construction

The Biden administration’s Federal Sustainability Plan, announced in April, will require all agencies to transition to light-duty electric vehicles by 2027 and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

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How Service Contracting Solutions’ inspirational leadership is creating a culture of appreciation 

Construction Today

One of Florida’s largest painting contractors, Service Contracting Solutions (SCS) is celebrating 40 years in business. It boasts a team of specialists whose combined understanding of architecture, engineering, estimating, financing, and project management guarantees a full-service perspective on every project. We sit down with the Co-Owner & President of SCS, Liz Perez-Lavin.

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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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Safety body calls for reversal of health and safety cuts

Construction Law

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has called on the government to reverse long term Health and Safety Executive budget cuts to combat the death toll in construction from falls from height. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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Ford resumes Michigan EV battery plant construction

Construction Dive

The slow adoption of electric vehicles made the automaker reevaluate its investments, according to a key spokesperson for Ford.

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Jacobs Sells Government, Cyber Units to Amentum for $1B

ENR Construction

Transaction, set to close by third quarter next year, would create new public company with more than 53,000 employees, of which Jacobs shareholders would have a 63% ownership stake.

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