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Telltale Signs Of Bookkeeping Embezzlement And How To Prevent It

Contractor Bookkeeping

Bookkeeping embezzlement stems from a feeling of entitlement and the need to get even.

Tools for Building a Foundation in Safety

FDR Safety

This blog utilizes research and data from a range of professional safety journals (i.e., Professional Safety) and research reports, and blends it with economic realities and common company leadership expectations. It is written as a series for those who are new to safety or have an expanded role within safety. It is meant to be easily digestible by reviewing one to two key points.


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5 practical tips for good communication between project teams

Lets Build

Good communication is key to the successful delivery of every project in construction. Unfortunately, it’s easier said than done. Many project managers tell us that keeping all teams on the same page is one of the biggest challenges they face day after day on the job.

How To Build A Business Warehouse

Construction Marketing

The proper storage of goods is crucial for any business because it offers ample production support and provides opportunities for expansion.

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

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

Why New Photo Capabilities in Viewpoint Team Could be a Game Changer for Construction Collaboration

Viewpoint Construction Technology

New photo management functionality within Viewpoint Team allows users to quickly share and organize jobsite photos - right from the field. Viewpoint Technology

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The Constructor’s Weekly Top 5

The Constructor

A list of the top trending construction terminologies of the week. The post The Constructor’s Weekly Top 5 appeared first on The Constructor. News items

Nestlé Purina PetCare To Invest $550M In New Ohio Factory

Business Facilities

Purina's new Williamsburg, OH factory will support the company's long-term growth and employ more than 300 people by 2024. Read: Nestlé Purina PetCare To Invest $550M In New Ohio Factory at

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4 Common Contractor Questions & the Answers You Need

Construction Business Owner

4 Common Contractor Questions & the Answers You Need. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 10/29/2020 - 13:57. There are some business and workforce management questions that every construction leader. Here's a few of the most common challenges management faces and how to solve them from George Hedley

Speed to market is biggest obstacle for burgeoning data center construction sector


After a relatively soft investment year in 2020, spending on data center infrastructure globally is expected to rebound strongly next year, by 6% to $200 billion, according to the market research firm Gartner.

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.

Design of Doubly Reinforced Concrete Rectangular Beams with Example

The Constructor

The doubly reinforced concrete beam design may be required when a beam’s cross-section is limited because of architectural or other considerations. Beam Design Design Guide How To Guide Structural Engineering

7 of the Spookiest Things Found on Construction Sites

Construction Junkie

Construction work can unearth some pretty interesting items. Think about it, many project begin with a piece of previously undeveloped land or land that hasn’t been touched for decades.

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Rugged Mobility Solutions as Tough as Your Crew

Construction Business Owner

Rugged Mobility Solutions as Tough as Your Crew. How running mobile apps on rugged mobile devices is essential for sustaining your construction business. Greg Ragsdale. Fri, 10/30/2020 - 07:07. When it comes to using technology on construction jobsites, smartphones are at the center of the action.

World’s first smart building assessment and rating program released


The SPIRE Smart Building Program , billed as the world’s first comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, was recently released.

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Light-Emitting Cement: A Sustainable Way to Light up Highways

The Constructor

Light-emitting cement is a green construction material designed to illuminate highways, roads, and bicycle lanes without using electricity. Cement Exclusive

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Texas: Open For Business

Business Facilities

The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects. Read: Texas: Open For Business at

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How to Prep Your Wheel Loaders for Winter Work

Construction Business Owner

How to Prep Your Wheel Loaders for Winter Work. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 10/29/2020 - 14:36. Get your jobsite equipment ready to do double duty this winter clearing snow while your projects are paused. Here's what you need to know to protect your operators and wheel loaders during winter work

Emory University Student Center wins the top award in 2020 Building Team Awards


Emory Student Center, the highest honoree in this year’s Building Team Awards, was the product of a nearly five-year collaboration involving Atlanta’s Emory University, Duda|Paine Architects, Holder Construction, and the campus community.

Non-Conformance Report (NCR): How To Report Construction Quality Issue?

The Constructor

The quality issues observed in construction practices are addressed in a report called the non-conformance report or the non-conformity report (NCR). How To Guide Quality Control Guide

COVID in Construction: Seven Months In


Now, that we are more than seven months into the pandemic, many businesses are trying to determine what step to take next. Looking out to the next 12 months, it seems 90% of AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) businesses say COVID-19 will impact overall business development activities.

Shortages and Booming Builder Activity Pushes up OSB Prices

Pro Builder

Shortages and Booming Builder Activity Pushes up OSB Prices. cbroderick. Mon, 10/26/2020 - 09:49. A once cheaper alternative to plywood is now the more expensive material.

Statue of Liberty Museum wins Gold in 2020 Building Team Awards


After September 11, 2001, the Statue of Liberty Museum, which was then located in the statue’s pedestal, was closed to 80% of visitors due to security restrictions.

How to Determine the Modulus of Subgrade Reaction?

The Constructor

Modulus of subgrade reaction or coefficient of subgrade reaction is the reaction pressure sustained by the soil sample under a rigid plate of. Geotechnical Engineering How To Guide

Labor Trends: Impact on Buying and the Workforce


I recently had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Robert Dietz, chief economist, NAHB (National Assn. of Home Builders), that he so aptly called “Housing’s the Bright Spot.” For those of you on the residential side of the business—I am sure you know what he is talking about.


6 Takeaways from the Online Dispute Mediation Experience

Construction Business Owner

6 Takeaways from the Online Dispute Mediation Experience. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 10/28/2020 - 09:26. In addition to a full-time construction counseling and litigation practice, I also have an active mediation practice serving as the mediator.

Meet Jaibot, Hilti's new construction robot


Construction tools manufacturer Hilti has unveiled a BIM-driven construction jobsite robot, Jaibot. . The semi-autonomous robot is designed to assist mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) contractors with ceiling-drilling, and help tackle productivity, safety, and labor shortage challenges.

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Document Control in Construction: Its Implementation and Benefits

The Constructor

Document control in construction projects encompasses the creation, management, modification, issuance, and accessibility of innumerable construction. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Management

Procore Releases Two New Features for BIM Users : Dynamic Wall Elevations & Follow Me

Construction Junkie

via Procore. Groundbreak , Procore’s annual construction technology conference, officially started today and, while it’s in a virtual capacity instead of in-person like usual, there’s no shortage of Procore news and updates.

Toronto Builds 100 Apartments in 8 Months for Vulnerable Population

Pro Builder

Toronto Builds 100 Apartments in 8 Months for Vulnerable Population. cbroderick. Tue, 10/27/2020 - 10:13. In April, the city of Toronto stepped up to create 100 apartments to house those struggling with homelessness. By this winter, those apartments will be ready for occupancy.

Uncertainty shades a once-soaring multifamily construction market


The developer TPA Residential recently selected McShane Construction to build Woodward Crossing, a Class-A, 265-unit apartment complex on 7.8 acres in Buford, Ga. The apartments would be inside two buildings, four and five stories, designed by the architecture firm Niles Bolton Associates.

Effective Communication on Construction Sites Means Better Productivity

The Constructor

The construction industry makes a profit or loss based on the visibility of the works performed on the job site. In this sense, one should have the. Construction Engineering & Management How To Guide

Hilti Unveils Semi-Autonomous Overhead Drilling Robot, Called Jaibot

Construction Junkie

courtesy of Hilti. Hilti , known for its wide selection of power tools and fastening applications for the commercial construction industry, recently took a step outside the box when they announced the release of an exoskeleton to help relieve the bodily toll overhead work takes on workers. Yesterday, however, Hilti took that overhead work solution to the next level, by introducing their first robot, a semi-autonomous overhead drilling solution called Jaibot.

What is Lightweight Concrete, Foam Concrete


Conventional cement concrete is a heavy building material. For structures such as multi-story buildings, it is desirable to reduce the dead loads. Lightweight Concrete is.