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Contractors, Know What You're Good At And Generate More Leads

Contractor Bookkeeping

The pressures of owning and operating a construction company can be, at times, almost unbearable. Unlike any other business, there's no "one size fits all" solution in your toolbox to fix your dilemma. Everything is created twice.

5 Ways to Support Diversity & Growth in Your Company

Construction Business Owner

5 Ways to Support Diversity & Growth in Your Company. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:50. Recessions and other setbacks have placed the construction industry in a severe crisis. Skilled labor is aging out and moving into retirement, and there aren’t enough employees to fill the pipeline. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is currently a shortage of around 300,000 jobs in the construction industry.

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3 Ways to Use Building Codes to Slow Climate Change 

Pro Builder

3 Ways to Use Building Codes to Slow Climate Change . mbeirne. Mon, 08/10/2020 - 06:00. Most people rarely think that their homes or office buildings are major contributors to climate change, but we should not be so quick to overlook them. Our residential and commercial buildings account for about 40% of total energy consumption in the United States. .

Study finds COVID-19 protocols led to a 7% loss on construction projects

Construction Dive

Based on data that has ramifications for the entire industry, a new report from a subcontractor association also said that its members have taken a nearly 18% hit to productivity since the coronavirus outbreak began

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

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


FDR Safety

As the summer heat sets in across the country, heat stress begins to raise to the forefront of conversations. This silent killer is prevalent in many settings and can take its toll on workers in the blink of an eye. It is key to remember that there are easy ways to combat heat stress and to ensure workers safety from the inside out. We are taught to wear hard hats for head protection, steel toe shoes for foot protection, and safety glasses for eye protection, but what about our internal systems?

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How to Lead Your Team Through a Pandemic

Construction Business Owner

How to Lead Your Team Through a Pandemic. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:55. Take a breath. If the true test of a good leader is how they handle the tough times, 2020 has been a test for the ages.

How to Construct Concrete Block Masonry?

The Constructor

Concrete block masonry is a widely used style for its excellent properties of durability and high resistance to rain, fire, and inclement. Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology How To Guide Work Procedures

Kubota Grows in Kansas

Construction Equipment

Great Plains Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota North America, today announced a $53 million expansion project and 750,000-square-foot building purchase to further invest in its Salina, Kansas, operations. The building is an existing facility in Salina that will become available

There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

Business Facilities

The IRS has extended a critical deadline for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones until the end of the year, hoping to entice investors who have largely sat on their money during the global pandemic. Read: There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones at

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.

How to Protect Your Jobsite Vehicles & Prevent Violations

Construction Business Owner

How to Protect Your Jobsite Vehicles & Prevent Violations. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:31. After taking a massive hit in the initial stages of the pandemic, construction is starting to come back. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry added 464,000 jobs in May 2020.

5 Techniques to Fast-Track Hospital Construction during the Pandemic

The Constructor

The pandemic has laid bare the fragility of the global healthcare system and needs an urgent revamp from civil engineers and architects. Currently, Building Technology Guide

How to manage claims in construction more efficiently

Lets Build

In construction, documentation is always key. As a Project Manager, you need to be able at any time to retrieve critical data that will allow you to efficiently manage claims in your projects. Free guide: How to reduce construction delays by more than 20%. The smallest mistake and you can quickly end up fighting against claims that can block your project and cost you thousands of Euros. So, it goes without saying that your programme should reflect reality at all times.

Florida Tech Time

Business Facilities

The Sunshine State is used to making things grow, this includes its tech industry, where Florida is sprouting thousands of new jobs. Read: Florida Tech Time at

5 strategies for creating safer, healthier hotel experiences


From retail-infused brands to Airbnb, the hospitality industry has seen its share of disruptors over the past several decades. These disruptions have been relatively gradual and allowed time for the savvy hotel brands to anticipate and react to change.

How to Pour Concrete for Horizontal Elements?

The Constructor

Pouring of concrete for horizontal elements such as beams and slabs is an integral part of building construction. It is advisable to consider. Concrete Work Procedure How To Guide Work Procedures

[VIDEO] Roads Paved Using Recycled Plastic

Construction Equipment

A California company has devised a process that integrates recycled plastic into road repaving, an innovation that could revolutionize the industry while yielding environmental benefits. Sean Weaver, president of TechniSoil Industrial in the northern California city of Redding, says the polymer

Southern Champion Tray To Invest Nearly $85M In Tennessee Expansion

Business Facilities

The paperboard packaging manufacturer will create more than 120 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, TN. Read: Southern Champion Tray To Invest Nearly $85M In Tennessee Expansion at

Homeowner Interest In Extensions, Additions Grows By 52%

Pro Builder

Homeowner Interest In Extensions, Additions Grows By 52%. cbroderick. Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:08. Without knowing when working and schooling from home will come to an end, many homeowners are pushing forward on major home renovations.

Another bird-friendly building mandate for the East Coast

Construction Dive

Howard County, Maryland, is the latest jurisdiction to mandate construction standards that lessen fatal bird collisions with buildings, following similar laws in New York City and San Francisco

United Rentals Shares its Covid-19 Protocols

Construction Equipment

United Rentals has shared nine key protocols at the core of its response to Covid-19. Following the onset of the pandemic, the company says it acted quickly to implement new measures for the safety of its employees and customers, both inside and outside its branches. The added protocols expand on

Jobsite 3D Mobile Scanning Tech Launched for Spot Robot Dog

Construction Junkie

courtesy of FARO. In June, the famous autonomous robot dog from Boston Dynamics, named Spot, was released to the public for sale after several months of trials with strategic partners in the construction industry, among others.

Renewing the healing role of public parks


Disease prevention has had a large impact on public space planning and design throughout history. Typhoid, smallpox and cholera epidemics in the 1800s brought forth the sanitary movement creating municipal sewer systems, indoor plumbing and wider, straighter streets that changed the way much of the world lives. The iconic, tree-lined allees of Paris and New York’s Central Park both sought to bring sunlight and fresh air into the city to combat infectious disease

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Lessons learned in masonry: Presenting 10 useful tips from the field

Construction Specifier

by David Sovinski. Images courtesy IMI. Each project is unique, but there are some common mistakes, problems, and inefficiencies that occur on a regular basis, affecting the cost, schedule, or performance of building enclosures. Understanding material qualities and resultant performance is the core of good masonry construction.

What happens when sugar is added in to concrete?

The Constructor

What happens when sugar is added to concrete? The post What happens when sugar is added in to concrete? appeared first on The Constructor

Appeals court upholds $687K builders risk exclusion on Balfour Beatty project

Construction Dive

The court found that the risk policy for a Houston office building did not cover damage to the windows caused by slag from welding operations by subcontractor Milestone Metals

SAE Publishes Vacuum Excavation and Sewer Cleaning Equipment Standards

Construction Equipment

SAE has published a second standard for Vacuum Excavators and Sewer Cleaning Equipment with the publication of J3107 to compliment the already published J3106 Standard. The members of AEM’s Underground Equipment Manufacturers Committee (UEMC) understood the need for standards for the growing

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Reimagining multifamily spaces in the COVID era


After living with the threat of COVID-19 for several months, it is increasingly clear that we will need to manage this situation for some time to come. Habits and lifestyle changes adopted as pandemic strategies may prove enduring, and these changes will be reflected in our designs in both the short-term and long-term

Demand for Single-Family Rentals Presents Opportunities for Builders

Pro Builder

Demand for Single-Family Rentals Presents Opportunities for Builders. cbroderick. Fri, 08/14/2020 - 09:37. Single-family rentals are poised to become severely undersupplied over the next decade, presenting a great opportunity for builders.

Skanska, DPR, Schneider Electric face VR/AR patent infringement lawsuits

Construction Dive

There are steps contractors can take to be prepared for such a claim, according to an intellectual property attorney

How to Plan Green Hospital Construction?

The Constructor

Green hospital construction includes the implementation of specific tools and processes for the construction and operation of a hospital in an. How To Guide

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Drastic Rebuild Resurrects Graves' Landmark Portland Building

ENR Construction

Construction Material Prices Rise

Job Order Contracting

2020 Construction Materials Prices are up 1.1% versus 2019, basically in concert with with a 1.0% year over year increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Price changes for individual commodity categories over the past twelve months have varied widely. For example… +12% Plywood products. +26% 26% Lumber/softwood. -2% 2% Copper wire. +2% 2% Plumbing fixtures. -8% 8% Hot rolled steel. via Four BT, LLC – The post Construction Material Prices Rise appeared first on 4BT.