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How the Opioid Crisis Impacts the Construction Industry

Construction Business Owner

How the Opioid Crisis Impacts the Construction Industry ccapoccia Mon, 01/15/2024 - 16:50 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the number of overdose deaths in the U.S. has more than doubled in the past five years. Over 105,000 Americans died from all overdoses in calendar year 2022, and approximately 70% of all overdose deaths in the U.S. are attributed to opioids.

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9 infrastructure megaprojects to watch

Construction Dive

From railways to bridges to levees, these civil jobs with price tags in the billions will advance this year.

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5 Innovations Revolutionizing Road Construction 

Construction Today

The field of road construction is on the cusp of a revolution, driven by a surge in innovative technologies and materials. As our societies grapple with challenges like climate change, urbanization, and the need for sustainable infrastructure, these advancements offer promising solutions. From eco-friendly pavements to smart technology integration, the future of road construction is aligning with… Source The post 5 Innovations Revolutionizing Road Construction appeared first on Const

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2024 Commercial Construction Cost Trends

Job Order Contracting

2024 Commercial Construction Cost Trends continue downward. Non-residential construction costs declined again for the third month in a row. Although costs remain 1.6% higher than one year ago, the downward trend is expected to continue. via Four BT, LLC – Objective, local market granular cost data to enable cost visibility and cost managment for repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Mastering Tone For Construction Company Connections

Contractor Bookkeeping

Mastering the right tone is critical when connecting and communicating with people in the construction business. Whether you're writing an email, making a phone call, or meeting in person, how you present yourself can make all the difference in building strong relationships with clients, colleagues, and partners. Research suggests that as much as 93% of communication is non-verbal , so it's unsurprising that the tone and meaning of emails and messages are misinterpreted as much as half the time.

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Top 5 Construction Software Trends of 2024

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Annual recurring revenue is that sweet, sweet, repeatable profit to even out the peaks and valleys of project-based work. What are other 2024 trends?

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Plastering Concrete Surfaces – Methods and Procedure

The Constructor

Plastering concrete surfaces is a critical component of construction that involves the application of lean mortar to enhance not only the visual aesthetics but also the durability and structural integrity of the surface. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of plastering concrete surfaces, encompassing various methods applicable to different types of concrete […] The post Plastering Concrete Surfaces – Methods and Procedure appeared first on The Constructor.

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Agile Facilities Management – Deferred Maintenance – Public Sector – Federal, State, County, Local

Job Order Contracting

Agile facilities management is required in order to address growing deferred maintenance across all public sectors. The constant cry that more dollars would solve the major deferred maintenance issues facing all public sector department and agencies is false. In reality the efficacy of spending precious dollars on facilities repair and maintenance is often overlooked, and the process of sustaining physical infrastructure has little true oversight.

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Growing Your Construction Business Through Streamlined Financial Operations

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Upcoming explore ways to streamline your construction company’s financial operations. Thu, 02/22/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central Construction business finances are complex, with multiple budgets for different job sites, lots of employees who need corporate cards, and complex systems to calculate cash flow.

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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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TSMC reaches deal with Arizona union on $40B chip factory project

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant’s plan to import workers from Taiwan sparked strong opposition from the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council.

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How digital tools are helping the construction industry to choose carbon-smart materials

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Infrastructure investment has become a cornerstone for economic growth and development in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. However, as the construction sector continues to expand in many countries, there is a growing awareness of its environmental consequences. There is a significant need for change. Our latest white paper, ‘Building Net Zero and The Role of Data in Green Construction’ , investigates the current landscape for sustainability in construction across APAC – as well as potential solut

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Court Rules Energy Firm Enel Must Deconstruct 150MW Oklahoma Wind Farm

ENR Construction

The Osage Nation wants the complete removal of the wind farm, power lines and infrastructure, which could cost the energy company upwards of $300 million.

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A Guide to Making Winter Your Best Construction Season

Safety Services Company

As the winter season sets in, it’s possible you will face unique challenges due to harsh weather conditions on your construction sites. Each year, weather delays 45% of construction projects, leading to a loss of revenue. Along with these challenges, acquiring proper qualifications and certifications is crucial for ensuring a safe and efficient work environment.

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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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Construction starts jump 20% to close 2023

Construction Dive

December’s rebound after three down months signaled “the planning queue is stabilizing,” according to Dodge’s chief economist.

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5 Ways to Elevate Your Project Management Process in 2024 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

While no one can predict the future with 100% accuracy, we can make an educated guess on what will happen in 2024 in the construction industry. For the next year and beyond, we anticipate that construction project complexity will continue to increase, especially with the on-going labor crunch and supply chain uncertainty. And thanks to a recent KPMG survey , we also know that the large majority of owners (87%) report that their projects are coming under greater scrutiny.

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Energy Dept. Awards $34M in Grants to Develop Power Grid Infrastructure Tech

ENR Construction

Some of the technologies being developed with the grants , ranging from subsurface sensors to microtunneling robots, could have construction applications beyond grid projects.

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Inches Higher in December

Contractor Magazine

Collectively, contractors experienced an uptick in optimism during the holiday season.

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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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Backlog increases amid easing credit conditions

Construction Dive

Confidence in securing new work jumped for the second consecutive month, fueled by the expectation of rate cuts, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

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Digital Builder Ep 74: One Tool

Autodesk Construction Cloud

On this week's episode of Digital Builder, we have something special in store! Long-time listeners will know that I ask most of our guests which tool they’ll bring to every project that they work on. Today we’re releasing a mashup of some of those answers. Watch the episode now You can also listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , Google Podcasts , YouTube , and anywhere else you get your podcasts.

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NYC Inspections Reveal 'Unsafe' Parking Garages, with Hundreds of Late Reports Pending

ENR Construction

Nearly 150 parking structures in parts of Manhattan have been deemed unsafe or in need of repairs and continued monitoring, and reports on hundreds more are pending review or late to be filed.

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Role of sound in shaping user experience in commercial architecture

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy AVL Systems Inc. By Charles Carrender In architectural design, the most successful projects are those that prioritize and optimize the occupant experience. How people engage and interact with a space is a direct result of how well the space is designed to perform in relation to its intended use. The way sound behaves (or, in some cases, does not behave) inside a commercial space makes it one of the most impactful elements on people within that space.

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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5 construction tech innovations from CES 2024

Construction Dive

Energy-harvesting glass, self-driving excavators and modified wood that’s stronger than steel shared the spotlight in Las Vegas last week.

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Design-Build gets sweeter: Expanding a Hershey plant with a high-tech approach

The Korte Company

177,726 square feet. A two-story addition. Multi-phased Design-Build. Those are a few easy ways to sum up our recent work for The Hershey Company. But all minimize the cutting-edge construction software that made this not-so-straightforward job in Robinson, Illinois possible — and the first of its kind in Korte history. Hershey first built their original Hershey Gateway packaging and processing facility in the 1950s.

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US High Court Ruling in Chevron Challenge Unclear After Arguments

ENR Construction

Whether justices will curtail or completely overturn court deference to federal agencies to interpret ambiguous U.S. laws remains the looming question after Jan. 17 oral arguments in two challenges to the nearly 40-year old precedent.

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Rethinking building envelopes for climate-ready buildings

Construction Specifier

By Paul Johannesson As climate change is anticipated, bringing with it an uncertain future, the construction industry needs to seriously consider the preparedness and the proven performance levels of buildings. It also needs to ensure the “large membrane” that separates the exterior environment from the interior environment, also known as the building envelope, is up to the task.

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Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

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Hybrid work in construction offices here to stay

Construction Dive

Though the physical nature of construction work hasn’t changed, the industry’s office employees increasingly have stayed home since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Street works fines to rise under DfT proposals

Construction Law

Government has launched consultation on increasing penalties on contractors for street works offences in a bid to reduce congestion and raise up to £10 million a year for resurfacing roads, setting the scene for confrontation with utilities companies and their contractors. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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NYC Inspections Reveal 'Unsafe' Parking Garages, With Hundreds of Late Reports Pending

ENR Construction

Nearly 150 parking structures in parts of Manhattan have been deemed unsafe or in need of repairs and continued monitoring, and reports on hundreds more are pending review or late to be filed.