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How To Generate Leads And Win More Contracts In The Construction Industry

The Constructor

Welcome to the fast-paced and competitive world of the construction industry. With numerous businesses vying for contracts, standing out and securing new projects can be challenging. That’s why having a strong lead generation and contract acquisition strategy is crucial for success. In this article, we will explore various tips and strategies to help you generate […] The post How To Generate Leads And Win More Contracts In The Construction Industry appeared first on The Constructor.

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Ransomware Is Crippling the Construction Industry

Construction Business Owner

Ransomware Is Crippling the Construction Industry ccapoccia Tue, 10/31/2023 - 15:47 The construction industry finds itself in the crosshairs of ransomware attacks. What makes construction so alluring to cybercriminals? It’s not just the industry’s digital transformation — it’s the mechanics of project delivery. Tight project timelines, lean construction methodologies, contract obligations, and the “just-in-time” delivery of critical materials mean that any disruption has a cascading effect on bo

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Top 5 BIM myths busted

Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.

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The True Value Of Networking To Contractors And The Community

Contractor Bookkeeping

The ability to network is a fundamental part of running a business. Running a business in isolation is difficult, so it helps to have expert partners and acquaintances available to share ideas with. If you're looking to network with construction industry professionals, there are several ways to do so. 1. Attend industry events: Look for construction industry conferences, expos, and trade shows in your area.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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AI Will Revolutionize Construction. If We Let It

ENR Construction

Artificial Intelligence can analyze patterns in construction performance and identify efficiencies for large capital projects. Contractors should be open to the insight it can provide.

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Introducing Traqspera Field Management for Viewpoint Spectrum

Viewpoint Construction Technology

See what Traqspera Field Management brings to the Spectrum ERP (HINT: mobile time tracking, geofencing, daily field reporting & more!

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Unions call for PLA on $2B Columbus airport terminal

Construction Dive

A local trade group has asked general contractor Hensel Phelps to commit to paying workers a prevailing wage, a policy the contractor said it has already instituted.

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Navigating architectural challenges—from 'unbuildable' to unbelievable

BD+C

Navigating architectural challenges—from 'unbuildable' to unbelievable 0 qpurcell Mon, 10/30/2023 - 10:12 Senior Living Design Mick Schaefer, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA, recounts the challenges Vessel Architecture & Design had to overcome while designing a state-of-the-art senior living facility. Mick Schaefer, AIA, NCARB, LEED GA MFPRO+ Blog Senior Living Design Designers Designers / Specifiers / Landscape Architects Coronavirus The architectural domain constantly offers challenges.

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10 Steps for Performing a Marketing Audit

Construction Business Owner

10 Steps for Performing a Marketing Audit ccapoccia Tue, 10/31/2023 - 16:26 A marketing audit is a comprehensive assessment of your company’s marketing activities, strategies and performance. It provides valuable insights into the effectiveness of current marketing initiatives and helps identify areas for improvement. Conducting a marketing audit is essential for construction companies seeking to optimize their marketing efforts, adapt to market changes and stay ahead of competitors.

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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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3 Factors to Consider When Starting the Prequalification Process

Safety Services Company

Hiring clients look at multiple factors before choosing a contractor: are they safe, reliable, and compliant — just to name a few. Roughly 738,281 contractor companies in the U.S. supplied various services in 2020, and the numbers continue to grow every year, making it more challenging for hiring clients to choose the right contractors for their business.

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Job openings rise even as quits, layoffs decline

Construction Dive

The whole country has seen an increase in job openings, but an economist predicts the pressures in construction will persist into 2024.

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Award of Merit Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: 63 Las Vegas

ENR Construction

Ready to host the flocks of visitors that continually stream into the city, 63 Las Vegas provides space for 12 tenants in individually built spaces within a four-story core and shell building.

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ConstructionGPT: AI as a Force Multiplier

Construction Business Owner

ConstructionGPT: AI as a Force Multiplier ccapoccia Fri, 11/03/2023 - 08:44 There was a recent account of a mother using ChatGPT to solve a baffling medical condition that had befallen her son. She had consulted numerous physicians and received a litany of possible ailments. Finally, in a last-ditch attempt, the mother entered all of her son’s symptoms, medications, reports, etc. into ChatGPT, and the tool returned the correct diagnosis.

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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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One Spruce Peak Project Honored with Project Achievement Award

PC Construction

Last night, PC Construction was one of 17 construction firms recognized nationally by the Construction Management Association of America with a Project Achievement Award. The award, presented for the One Spruce Peak project in Stowe, Vermont, highlights the “best of the best” projects that serve as examples of excellence and innovation in the construction industry.

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Three steps to sustainability: How the cement and concrete industry can become carbon neutral by 2050

Construction Dive

Is carbon neutrality really achievable for something as messy as the cement and concrete industry? It’s already happening – and here are three steps to sustainability you can take right now.

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Army Corps to Require Design Teams to Consider Mass Timber

ENR Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is requiring a mass timber structural option to be considered at the design stage of all of its vertical construction projects going forward.

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What to Expect at Autodesk University 2023

Autodesk Construction Cloud

In 2023, we are hosting Autodesk University in Las Vegas between November 13-15 and covering key topics that can help improve your business. Whether you want to learn about driving your business’s digital transformation or building better resilience through cloud-based solutions and sustainability, you will have plenty to learn and experience at AU 2023.

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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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Mastering blindside waterproofing: A proactive, integrated approach

Construction Specifier

Photos and illustrations courtesy Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. By Julia H. Schofield, PE, Sam S. Zalok, PE, and John N. Karras, PE The practice of blindside waterproofing, where the membrane is pre-applied to an excavation support system outboard of the concrete foundation wall, has a decades-long history of use on commercial building projects, and yet it is not uncommon for contemporary projects to experience unwelcomed surprises at the time of a building’s waterproofing installation.

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Why you’re in project pitfall hell – and how to start climbing out

Construction Dive

Falling behind schedule on projects? Knowing where your organization is spending – and losing – time can unlock better processes and help you tackle the increasingly complex problems of how work gets done.

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Orsted Cancels New Jersey Offshore Wind Developments Amid Economic Squeeze

ENR Construction

The Danish energy developer expects it will write off billions of dollars as a result of the move, saying a a changed economic situation and supplier delays prompted the cancellation.

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Design to Perform with CENTRIA

BD+C

Design to Perform with CENTRIA 1 kcichowicz Mon, 10/30/2023 - 10:29 CENTRIA insulated metal panels bring leading aesthetics, performance, and versatility to any building project.

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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Enhancing Home Aesthetics: Creative Transom Window Treatments

CivilJungle

Transom Window Treatments A transom window treatment separates the door from the windows above, allowing additional light to enter your home when exterior windows are placed above. Windows are usually rectangular, placed horizontally, and divided with trim.

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Lendlease, Google kill $15B Bay Area project

Construction Dive

Citing current market conditions, the Australian construction giant said both companies agreed the development was no longer mutually beneficial.

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Best Residential/Hospitality: Gila River Santan Mountain Casino

ENR Construction

Santan Mountain, Gila River Resorts’ newest casino, offers a variety of gambling machines and table games, specialty restaurants and a 7,000-sq-ft BetMGM sportsbook that is the largest in the state of Arizona.

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The Clear Solution: How Glass Protects Our Schools

BD+C

The Clear Solution: How Glass Protects Our Schools 1 kcichowicz Fri, 11/03/2023 - 09:55 In addition to creating inviting, light-filled spaces that are conducive to learning, glass also provides safety & security in today’s schools.

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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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Public procurement isn’t working

Construction Law

A report from think tank Reform says the public have a feeling that the State simply isn’t working. While that view might be overstating the case a bit, public procurement certainly isn’t working as it should, as Reform’s report An efficiency mindset: prioritising efficiency in Whitehall’s everyday work, convincingly argues. The report is based on interviews with former Cabinet ministers and permanent secretaries, current and former chairs of spending watchdogs and academics.

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US hotel construction pipeline rises 7%

Construction Dive

Upper-midscale and extended stay projects dominate as lodging projects hit record highs in cities like Dallas and Atlanta, according to a new report.

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Award of Merit Specialty Contracting: I-17 ITS Infrastructure

ENR Construction

Connecting remote communities to high-speed internet required innovative technology and hard hours of work for crews from Kiewit, which was chosen as construction manager at-risk to install 67 miles of high-capacity fiber optic infrastructure.