Sat.Mar 10, 2018 - Fri.Mar 16, 2018

Create Your Best Construction “About” Page

Construction Marketing Blog

Customers who view your “About” page spend 22.5% more than those who don’t. If they’re looking over your “About” page, it’s already a good sign, but you don’t want to lose them there.

10 Ways Technology Is Closing the Productivity Gap

John Chaney

At Viewpoint and throughout the construction industry, productivity has been a popular topic of discussion. People are right to be concerned, since in 2017, McKinsey Global Institute found the construction industry’s labor productivity only improved 1 percent globally over the past 20 years.

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What does the new tax reform act mean for construction companies?

Construction Dive

Michael DeSiato, an accountant and a financial planner, provides insights on the act's provisions that will impact construction and related businesses

Movers + Shapers: Lean and Mean


The Lean construction movement is on the march. Its parent organization, the Lean Construction Institute, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. LCI now has 218 corporate members, 38 owner members, and 31 active Communities of Practice.

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

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

Women in Construction – As Told By Women

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction is one of those industries notorious for being male-dominated and, at times, not as welcoming to women. What’s that experience truly like? Here are some opinions of women working in the construction industry, because who better to describe a woman’s experience in construction than actual women? Challenges Women Face in Construction. Women make up only 4% of the workforce in natural resources, construction, and maintenance.

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Material prices continue to climb in February

Construction Dive

New tariffs and U.S. economic policy have affected the prices for steel, aluminum and softwood lumber, but steel prices were already on the rise

Strategies to Protect Buildings Close to Deep Excavation

The Constructor

Building structures close to the excavation for deep foundations may suffer settlement and subsequent cracking and even failure. Therefore, it is. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Buildings

5 Tips to Buying a Luxury Lake House in Minnesota

Construction Marketing Blog

The scenic view surrounding your house should be eye-catching and breathtaking. All this can be achieved by finding the perfect lake house. At times this can be hard to find due to budgetary constraints. That is why when you look for a designer, you should be very vigilant and careful. Do a good detailed research and a background check to confirm the credentials of the designer. Most of this works are carried out by firms that are located near your community.

Top questions to ask when designing a green roof

GCP Applied Technologies

Top questions to ask when designing a green roof. Phillip.fry@gc…. Fri, 03/16/2018 - 15:14. GCP Applied Technologies. March 16, 2018. We all know the economic and environmental benefits of green roofs , but how do you ensure that your client’s vision of a green roof is realized?

Report: Global construction waste will almost double by 2025

Construction Dive

Lack of global recycling standards is one hurdle the construction waste market faces in its efforts to reduce the amount of material that ends up in landfills

Components or Materials of Concrete and their Storage Methods

The Constructor

The concrete is manufactured using cement, sand, gravel and water as the main components materials. The active material in concrete is cement which. Concrete Concrete Technology

The Top 3 Trends Reclaimed Brick Interior Designs of 2018

Construction Marketing Blog

The year 2018 has started with a bang and with it are beautiful, trendy brick interior designs that will not miss catching an eye or two. Interior design trends change with every passing year and 2017 was no different with different textures and finishes being introduced into the market. Many have wondered about what 2018 will bring especially in the exposed brick design recently embraced by most people.

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Let’s Fix Construction: Looking at the big picture by covering the details

Construction Marketing Ideas

Let’s Fix Construction provides a wonderful generalist overview of issues and trends impacting the architectural, engineering and construction community. It is a great place to go for interpretations and updates on important issues such as, for example, school classroom and security.

Build smarter with the construction industry's foundational tools

Construction Dive

From kickoff to wrap-up of a construction project, you have a lot of moving parts to coordinate. The back and forth of handling bids and blueprints and managing documents between teams can lead to confusion and mixups. But technology like Dropbox and Fieldwire can help cut through logistical down

Applications of High Performance Lightweight Concrete

The Constructor

High performance lightweight concrete is produced by carefully mixing specified amount of cement, sand, lightweight aggregate, different pozzolans. Concrete Concrete Types in Construction Special Concrete in Construction Concrete Technology Concrete Types special concrete

3 Ways to Improve Your Home on a Budget

Construction Marketing Blog

As they say, home is where the heart is. The home should thus be a safe, cozy haven where one can kick back and relax after a long day.There are many ways to improve your home, and the housetipster’s housetips will provide you with all the information you require to do so. This article below also contains a few useful tips to start you off. Improve your lighting. Good lighting makes all the difference in a room and brings a lot of ambience and brightness.

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Korte Construction: A blog that communicates effectively

Construction Marketing Ideas

I could be guilty of duplicate content in deciding to re-run last year’s review of Korte Construction’s blog this year.

California bullet train costs skyrocket to $77B, opening delayed

Construction Dive

The California High Speed Rail Authority says the first phase's opening is delayed four years and the total cost of the project could rise to $98.1 billion

Assumptions in Strength Calculation of Building Materials with Explanations

The Constructor

Strength, resistance against failure is the important property of any civil engineering material. Every material is to be tested for its strength. Structural Analysis Structural Engineering Structural

5 Benefits of Using a Mini Excavator with Rubber Tracks

Construction Marketing Blog

Your mini excavator is in need of spare parts, but the greatest challenge lies on what to choose between rubber tracks and steel tracks. Rubber tracks have consistently grown in popularity over the traditional steel tracks since the late 80’s; this can perhaps be attributed to the many upcoming areas in need of lighter and less destructive equipment for smaller earthworks operations. Unveiled in the unfolding paragraphs are the merits of installing rubber tracks on your mini excavator: 1.

Construction employers add 61,000 jobs in February and 254,000 over the year


Construction employment increased by 61,000 jobs in February to the highest level since June 2008 as rising pay rates enabled the industry to attract more workers, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Exxon Mobil planning multibillion-dollar Gulf Coast expansion

Construction Dive

The expansion would make the company's Beaumont, Texas, refinery the biggest of its kind in North America

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Economy of High Performance Lightweight Concrete

The Constructor

Purpose of high performance lightweight concrete utilization is to reduce cost or enhance functionality of the structure or the combination thereof. Concrete Concrete Types in Construction Special Concrete in Construction Concrete Technology Concrete Types special concrete

Bridge Collapse at Florida University Kills Four

ENR Construction

The 950-ton pedestrian bridge structure, just placed five days earlier, was still under construction when it collapsed onto traveling motorists

HusCompagniet to use GenieBelt on all European projects!


Northern Europe’s leading home provider, HusCompagniet, will soon be able to increase efficiency by 10-15% for every home they build thanks to the use of GenieBelt. By using the GenieBelt app, HusCompagniet wants to connect digitally the contractors working on their projects. “We

Majority of worksites could be violating OSHA's electronic record-keeping rule

Construction Dive

OSHA has until June 15 to inspect its database of locations and issue violations to those that did not file 2016 summaries

Pressuremeter Test on Soil for In-Situ Stress Strain Determination

The Constructor

What is a Pressuremeter? A pressuremeter is a device which is used to determine the stress strain relations of in-situ soil by pumping it into the. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Engineering Soil Exploration Soil Soil Investigation

Video: 950 Ton ABC Bridge Swings Into Place at FIU

Construction Equipment

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Fuji Vegetable Oil Investing $70M In Louisiana Production Facility

Business Facilities Blog

The new specialty oils processing facility will result in 39 new direct jobs in Jefferson Parish, with the help of the LED FastStart workforce training program. Read: Fuji Vegetable Oil Investing $70M In Louisiana Production Facility at

Home Depot giving $50M for construction skills training

Construction Dive

Such programs are part of an industry-wide push to encourage millennials and generations after them to explore the trades

Methods of Setting Water Distribution System Layout

The Constructor

The layout of water distribution system tells us the network of pipes provided in the area and helps to determine the repair locations if any damages. Environmental Engg Water Supply Environmental Engineering

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Bridge Collapse at Florida University Kills Six

ENR Construction

The 950-ton pedestrian bridge structure, just placed five days earlier, was still under construction when it collapsed onto traveling motorists

Smartphones to the forefront

Contractor Magazine

More phone apps to help techs work smarter