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The Secrets To Stellar Client Service In The Construction Industry

Contractor Bookkeeping

Customer service is the heartbeat of any successful business. The unsung hero transforms a potential disaster into an opportunity and a mere transaction into a lifelong relationship. In the narrative of customer loyalty and retention, service is the protagonist. Your approach to customer service has the power to attract and retain clients. As a construction business owner, client service is critical to your company's success.

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2 steps to boost your win rate

Construction Dive

Build credibility and relationships with potential clients to negotiate more deals, writes a construction consultant.

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Facilities Leaders NOT Facilities Managers

Job Order Contracting

Attaining a sustainable built environment requires Facilities Leaders NOT Facilities Managers. #1. Managers focus upon goals; leaders grow their people and perfect their systems. Repair, renovation, maintenance, and new build project fail due to poor systems and rarely due to the people doing the work. Leaders leverage systems-thinking and are process-oriented.

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Profit Starts With Knowing Your Numbers

Construction Business Owner

Profit Starts With Knowing Your Numbers ccapoccia Mon, 03/11/2024 - 10:15 The key to building a successful construction business: knowing and managing your numbers. You can’t bid projects right unless you know your job costs, production rates, actual overhead and profit goal. You can’t stay on budget unless you know, update and track your job costs on a regular basis during the performance of building a project.

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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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Independent contractor rule takes effect

Construction Dive

In a statement, SHRM said the rule “fosters ambiguity” and deters businesses from extending essential training to independent workers.

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Hoses in Civil Engineering

Learn Civil Engineering

The selection of appropriate hoses in manufacturing processes within civil engineering projects is critical to ensuring operational efficiency, safety, and the longevity of infrastructure.

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2024 Construction Costs Open Forum Now On Demand

Construction Business Owner

2024 Construction Costs Open Forum Now On Demand Expert Insights on Navigating Construction Market Volatility mhodges Thu, 03/14/2024 - 14:58 If there’s one constant in the construction industry, it’s the fact that material costs and labor rates are constantly in flux. Especially now, when the global economy is more connected than ever before, unforeseen events can upend costs seemingly overnight.

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Florida bill aims to ban local mandates for heat protection

Construction Dive

The legislation on the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis would block counties and cities from requiring companies to protect their workers from extreme heat.

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T.S. Raulston Wins 2023 Construction Award For Award Winning Tech Stack

Viewpoint Construction Technology

T.S Raulston has been using Trimble products since 2009 to deliver better products to customers at a reduced cost and timeline. Congrats on your win!

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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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Saudi Arabia’s $800 Billion Line to Nowhere

Construction Today

Saudi Arabia is embarking on one of the most ambitious urban development projects the world has ever seen. “The Line,” a futuristic city within the larger NEOM megacity initiative, aims to redefine what it means to live and interact within urban spaces. This linear metropolis stretches across 170 kilometers of desert, promising a zero-carbon footprint and an unprecedented integration of technology… Source The post Saudi Arabia’s $800 Billion Line to Nowhere appeared

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Cunningham-Limp’s Samuel Ashley Jr. on Sustainability in Long-Term Projects

Construction Business Owner

Cunningham-Limp’s Samuel Ashley Jr. on Sustainability in Long-Term Projects ccapoccia Thu, 03/14/2024 - 10:15 Most construction companies wouldn’t accept a project with a 10-year-plus timeline. But when Japanese Solderless Terminals (JST) approached Michigan-based Cunningham-Limp with a grand vision of a campus that preserved the surrounding forest, the company couldn’t say no, said President Samuel Ashley Jr.

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New construction technology releases: March 2024

Construction Dive

Just in time for spring construction season, new tech tools include heavy equipment innovations, a handheld radar scanner and digital twin upgrades.

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PC Construction and Stantec design-build team to lead Arlington County’s Re-Gen project

PC Construction

New thermal hydrolysis process technology will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, advance sustainability goals Arlington, VA – PC Construction, a leading environmental design-build contractor on the East Coast, and Stantec, its lead design partner and global consulting and engineering firm, have been selected to design and construct a major biosolids upgrade project for the Arlington County Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) in Northern Virginia.

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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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Engineer Cites Benefits of $6B Texas Storm Surge Protection Proposal

ENR Construction

Walter P Moore and Associates expert says the project, which the firm and Rice University are designing, involves constructing an island chain to protect industry in the Houston Ship Channel from hurricane impact.

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Construction Input Prices Increase 1.4% in February

Contractor Magazine

Overall construction input prices are 1.5% higher than a year ago, while nonresidential construction input prices are 1.8% higher.

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Oracle unveils $10B data center expansion plan

Construction Dive

The computer tech giant said just one of its planned facilities could accommodate about eight Boeing 747 airplanes lined up nose to tail.

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The revolution of tension fabric buildings in facility design

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Legacy Building Solutions By Ben Fox and Ellie Fox The success of a building project is dependent on many factors. Communication may be the most important factor of all. In order for everything to come together as planned, everybody needs to be on the same page with regard to design, materials procurement, and construction timelines, among many other considerations.

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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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Portland, Ore.'s I-5 Rose Quarter Project Secures $450M Grant, Key Environmental Approval

ENR Construction

The project project will add auxiliary lanes to Interstate 5 through the city and construct a highway cover to support reconnection of the city’s Albina community to the downtown.

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What’s Going On with Modular Construction?

Contractor Magazine

This building method based on prefabrication has its advocates and adversaries, but the next generations could boost its market share.

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Balfour Beatty, C.J. Coakley sued for alleged wage theft on Virginia jobsite

Construction Dive

A class action lawsuit alleges that Coakley failed to pay its workers on time and in some cases not at all, while Balfour Beatty was aware of the issues.

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A Fresh Coat or a New Approach? Unpacking the Pros and Cons of Renovation

Civiconcepts

When considering improvements to a property, deciding between a mere aesthetic refresh with a fresh coat of paint and undertaking a comprehensive renovation to imbue new functionality and style can […]

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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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Balfour Beatty Finishes FRP-Buffered N.C. Bridge Year Ahead of Schedule

ENR Construction

In addition to fiber-reinforced polymer protection, contractor used extra shifts, value engineering to advance work on Harkers Island Bridge in North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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4 ways to streamline your architectural practice

BD+C

4 ways to streamline your architectural practice 0 qpurcell Fri, 03/15/2024 - 13:16 Architects Vessel Architecture's Lindsay Straatmann, AIA, highlights four habits that have helped her discover the key to mastering efficiency as an architect. Lindsay Straatmann, AIA Architects Lists Women in Design+Construction As an architect, I've always been fascinated by the seamless blend of creativity and precision in our field.

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Inflation, interest rates contribute to backlog dip

Construction Dive

Higher borrowing costs may stick around for longer than anticipated, which could upset economic momentum, said Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist.

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Spending watchdog warns Carillion lessons not being evaluated adequately

Construction Law

Government interventions in distressed companies like failed construction giant Carillion are not being evaluated consistently and transparently and lessons learned are not being shared across government, says the parliamentary spending watchdog the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a report. 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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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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Chicago Bears Shift New Stadium Focus to Lakefront Site

ENR Construction

The Chicago Bears are looking at investing more than $2 billion into a publicly-owned domed facility just south of Soldier Field, the team’s existing home in downtown Chicago.

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AGC: Construction Employment Rises, Job Levels Reach Near Record Levels

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction employment increased in 231 or 65 percent of 358 metro areas between January 2023 and January 2024, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government employment data. Association officials noted the industry ended the month with more than 400,000 job openings nationwide, suggesting that many more metros would have experienced employment increases if enough qualified workers were available.

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Input price surge signals bumpy road ahead

Construction Dive

“There is reason to believe that inflation will remain stubbornly high for months to come,” said ABC’s chief economist.

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