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5 Essential Financial Management Tips for Small Construction Companies

Civiconcepts

Source: Pexels Managing finances effectively is essential for success in any business, but especially so for small construction companies.

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How construction businesses can utilize esports marketing strategies

Construction Marketing

Over the last two decades, marketing has grown into a trailblazer — where utilizing new methods and techniques is needed for any business to stay ahead. With this, each industry has its own set of marketing tools and strategies, where each business finds new ways to grab its audience’s attention. One of the most prominent in the world of marketing has to be the evolution of esports, and industries like construction , finance, and other traditional businesses should take a leaf out of the e

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Florida construction workers say they’re denied water, rest, shade

Construction Dive

With a state law restricting local governments from mandating heat safety on the horizon, immigrant laborers say bosses refuse their calls for relief.

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Seeing the Big Picture & Setting Up a Company for Lasting Success

Construction Business Owner

Seeing the Big Picture & Setting Up a Company for Lasting Success ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 13:55 In 1979, McDonald’s launched its first Happy Meal, the Sony Walkman arrived on the music scene and CompuServe introduced a dial-up service for consumers — a precursor to today’s online world. During this time of creativity and innovation, Keith Kothmann founded Construction Cost Management (CCM) in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Future-Proof Your Firm: Discover the Power of Next Gen Construction ERP

In the face of rising customer expectations and evolving industry standards, staying ahead in construction demands innovation. A Next Generation Construction ERP is designed to meet these challenges head-on. By integrating this advanced system into your tech stack, you empower your team with a single source of truth, enhancing decision-making and operational efficiency.

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CHRYSO & GCP Win Two Innovative Fiber Project of the Year Awards

GCP Applied Technologies

CHRYSO & GCP Win Two Innovative Fiber Project of the Year Awards Phillip.fry@gc… Wed, 05/29/2024 - 14:30 DUCTILCRETE® & STRUX® solutions recognized for solving complex challenges GCP Applied Technologies May 29, 2024 CHRYSO & GCP (Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals), a worldwide leader in sustainable construction, is proud to announce that the Fiber Reinforced Concrete Association (FRCA) awarded two of their projects with the Innovative Fiber Project of the Year award.

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PC Joins Bernstein Shur Women in Construction Event

PC Construction

Last week I joined fellow employee-owners Melanie Hurrell and Natalie Boor at Bernstein Shur’s 9 th Annual Women in Construction event in Falmouth, Maine. Berstein Shur is a female-led, New England-based law firm that practices around the world in multiple industries, with construction being one of them. Continued engagement within the construction industry is valuable to the growth of PC and the entire construction community, and this event did not disappoint.

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Patent Filings Describe Materials Under Consideration for Moon Habitats

ENR Construction

Additive manufacturing and 3D printing patents are being filed for everything from human urine-bound bricks to radiation shielding for construction on the moon.

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Improving Job Order Contracting Outcomes

Job Order Contracting

Improving Job Order Contracting outcomes requires transformational change. We have yet to reach a point where JOC is valued for more than simply speeding procurement times. To date, most public sector owners use JOC to shorten procurement timelines without sufficient consideration of cost, quality, relationship building, or risk mitigation. The net effect is that many owners are wasting hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars paying for “JOC consulting” fees as a percentage of

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How Modern Wastewater Treatment Technologies Are Shaping Urban Development

Civiconcepts

Modern wastewater treatment technologies are transforming urban development. With growing populations and environmental concerns, cities must adopt innovative solutions to manage wastewater efficiently.

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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SAFTI FIRST’s Approach to Fire Rated Glazing Innovation

Safti First

Research and development drives innovation in any industry, but it is especially critical when it comes to a life safety product like fire rated glass and framing. It ensures these products don’t just meet the minimum requirements, but goes above and beyond in protecting people and property. Whenever SAFTI FIRST embarks on launching a new product, the intention is always the same – create a revolutionary, game-changing product that delivers the greatest design flexibility and customer sati

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Creating Seamless Processes & Frictionless Collaboration

Construction Business Owner

Creating Seamless Processes & Frictionless Collaboration ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 09:27 Success on complex and sizable construction projects requires more than just hard work, cooperation and trust in your team. In today’s digitally charged work environment, leveraging technology as your catalyst toward greater profitability is seen as a necessity rather than a luxury.

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Enhance Construction Cost Estimating – 5 Steps

Job Order Contracting

While we are all aware of the high levels of financial and environmental waste associated with the construction and sustainment of the built environment, very little has been done to address the issue at the root cause level. . What are the sources of most project cost overruns, delays, and overall dissatisfaction with outcomes? The failure to use standard terms, definitions, and data architectures as well as objective local market data.

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At halfway mark, majority of infrastructure law funds yet to be spent

Construction Dive

The number of projects identified or underway is up 40% in the past six months according to the White House, but more money needs to be disbursed.

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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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Oil and Gas Digital Twin Technology and Generative AI

Safety Services Company

The world’s energy demands continue to rise, particularly in the Oil and Gas industry. This creates a growing need to embrace sustainability and optimize operations with innovative technlogies. Exploring the integration of Oil and Gas Digital Twin technology in this sector not only highlights advancements but also sets the stage for significant operational transformations.

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How to Drive Change When the Old Way Feels Just Right

Construction Business Owner

How to Drive Change When the Old Way Feels Just Right ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 12:44 Leadership’s charge can be referred to as “change for better results.” Leaders identify an aspect of their organization or business and understand that change must occur. Whether it is a process that isn’t working or a market that isn’t yielding results, something has to give.

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FM Perspectives – Public Sector #124

Job Order Contracting

Public sector facilities management has not measurably improved for decades. The reason is simple. Lack of organizational development readiness. Despite the availability of integrated, collaborative, and robust frameworks that enable Planning, Procurement, and Project Delivery teams to performs at signinficant higher levels with respect to cost visibility, cost management, quality, and speed, public sector FM suffers from an endemic lack of accountable, capable leadership.

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The largest commercial construction starts of April 2024

Construction Dive

The $3.7 billion UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, and the $1.8 billion Linde Blue Hydrogen plant in Beaumont, Texas, ranked as the top two projects to get underway last month.

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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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Under 30 All-Stars of 2024

Contractor Magazine

Where are the young people entering the plumbing trade? They're here! Meet three young tradesmen and hear their stories of success.

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The Pros & Cons of Fleets Going Green

Construction Business Owner

The Pros & Cons of Fleets Going Green ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 12:24 Sustainability within the construction industry can encompass everything from project design, build and waste removal, to what materials and fleet assets are used. A significant amount of focus around sustainability is on electrification of both vehicles and equipment, but to build a solid sustainability strategy, it’s imperative to also consider other aspects — such as the efficacy of green materials — and gain a clear

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Goverment Agency FM Strategy

Job Order Contracting

United States Government agency FM strategy and management has remained inefficient and without proper oversight for decades. Lacking leadership, capacity, and accountability, they are still remain unable or unwilling to quantify and manage the returns on FM investment. Other countries, such as the UK for example, are realizing that early engagement of the real property owner, the end user, and the planning, procurement, and project delivery teams are critical to improving overall repair, renov

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Test AI now, but know the risks, panelists say

Construction Dive

Speakers at the annual NIBS conference recommended using the “gorilla test” and other techniques to monitor the technology as it evolves.

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Unlock Project Efficiency with the Ultimate Construction ERP Buyer’s Guide

Optimize your construction operations with our in-depth Buyer’s Guide on selecting the right ERP system. As the construction industry evolves, leaders must make decisions that ensure long-term success. Our guide provides a roadmap for choosing a specialized construction ERP that streamlines processes, enhances productivity, and boosts project visibility.

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PHCC Legislative Conference: Collaboration on Capitol Hill

Contractor Magazine

Different segments of the PHCC organization, and the p-h-c industry as a whole, came together for another impactful legislative event in Washington, DC.

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How to Embrace Tech & Realize True Digital Workflows

Construction Business Owner

How to Embrace Tech & Realize True Digital Workflows ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 09:47 We as an industry have reached a tipping point when it comes to technology and its value across the construction workflow and beyond. In years past, construction and survey firms have invested in a tool or technique to improve a task with great success. For instance, many now use a total station because it’s far more efficient than using string and tape.

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From mass masonry to veneer: The evolution of cavity wall design

Construction Specifier

By Danielle DiDomizio, P.E., Amarantha Quintana-Morales, AIA, and Matthew Normandeau, P.E. The design of contemporary cavity wall assemblies is the result of a century of trial and error. During the transition from mass masonry walls to the “four barrier” (i.e. water, air, vapor, and thermal barrier) assemblies of today’s construction, the “early veneer walls” constructed between the mid- to late-20 th century emerged.

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The Dotted Line: Avoiding common construction disputes on Key Bridge rebuild

Construction Dive

While projects of this scope and size often get mired in litigation, knowing the process from the get-go can help minimize conflicts, attorneys say.

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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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Charting the Prefabrication Journey in Five Phases

Contractor Magazine

For all trades the journey breaks down into five phases, each with distinctive logistical, financial, technological and cultural challenges.

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Establishing Who’s Who in Your Fall Protection Program

Construction Business Owner

Establishing Who’s Who in Your Fall Protection Program ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 10:14 The importance of fall protection training cannot be understated. Falls are a leading cause of injury and death for construction and general industry workers. Nearly two to three workers die every day from falling from heights, and most of those deaths occur at a height of 20 feet or less.

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$250M Las Vegas-area Bus Rapid Transit Project Nears Construction Start

ENR Construction

The Federal Transit Administration is helping fund the project with a $149.9-million grant it awarded to the Regional Transportation Commission in April.