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Quality Control vs. Quality Assurance in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Do you know your QAs from your QCs, what the difference is between the two, and when is appropriate to use either? Learn all about quality assurance.

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A 6-step Guide to Improving Your Preventive Maintenance Program

Construction Marketing

A preventive maintenance program is one of the key aspects of keeping your plant running smoothly. Without it, you will experience many failures and downtimes that can cost your organization up to millions of dollars. If you’re a maintenance manager working in a highly reactive working environment, you’re probably looking for ways to improve your Preventive Maintenance Program, right?

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The future of AI in resolving construction disputes

Construction Law

Andrew Drennan , and Niall Tutt , of Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations review the role of the construction expert in conjunction with the rising use of artificial intelligence (AI). Disputes might benefit from early analysis of delays, cost overruns and evidence-based mitigation made possible. This story is only available to subscribers to the printed edition of Construction Law.

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What Every Contractor Needs To Know About Successful Construction Companies

Contractor Bookkeeping

Small construction businesses have several characteristics that distinguish them from larger firms. These characteristics include having a limited workforce, smaller revenue streams, and a more localized focus. They are often run by the owners themselves or a small team of employees. They tend to have a more personal approach to their work, as they are usually more involved in every aspect of the 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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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5 Ways Project Management in Civil Engineering Ensures Financial Transparency 

Civiconcepts

Money talks in civil engineering, just as it does in any other sector. When it whispers details of budgets and expenditures, you want clarity, not confusion.

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The Rise of Engineered Wood in Decarbonizing the Industry

Construction Today

Engineered wood is rapidly gaining recognition as a pivotal material in modern construction, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional building materials like concrete and steel. This shift is crucial as the construction industry seeks to reduce its carbon footprint and embrace more eco-friendly practices. The sector currently accounts for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas… Source The post The Rise of Engineered Wood in Decarbonizing the Industry appeared first on

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5 Risk Myths Demolished

Construction Business Owner

5 Risk Myths Demolished ccapoccia Tue, 04/30/2024 - 09:32 We make decisions about risk every day in our personal and business lives. For construction business owners (and everyone in the construction industry), bad outcomes can mean the difference between staying in business or not. Here are five risk myths that get in the way of thinking about important risks you may be overlooking — and accepting.

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How tech can level construction’s playing field

Construction Dive

Tools like artificial intelligence and blockchain can help fill labor gaps while building a more diverse and innovative workforce, writes a contech executive.

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Subcontractor's Demolition Error Results in $10M Fix for Damaged Bridge Girders on Missouri Project

ENR Construction

The question of who will pay for at least $10 million to replace girders on I-55 near St. Louis is being sorted out between the contractor, subcontractor, insurance companies and attorneys.

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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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Best Practices in Construction

The Constructor

What is Best Practice in Construction Best practices in construction encompass the standard and meticulously planned approaches followed within the construction industry to ensure optimal outcomes and profitability. These practices may take the form of policies, procedures, or comprehensive systems implemented during specific periods. Over the past decade, the construction landscape has undergone significant changes, […] The post Best Practices in Construction appeared first on The Constru

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February 2024 Construction Stats

Construction Business Owner

February 2024 Construction Stats ccapoccia Tue, 04/30/2024 - 15:05 The Construction Business Owner team compiles statistics each month from several sources, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau, to give you a better understanding of the current state of affairs for the construction industry. The statistics featured in each month's print issue are for three months prior to the publication of the magazine, based on the data available.

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Connecting Construction Tools and Data with Interoperability

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Interoperability removes barriers to data sharing, offers more transparency, and reduces risk to profit. See how Trimble is connecting different apps.

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Rivian reaffirms plans for $5B Georgia EV plant despite construction pause

Construction Dive

Dive Brief: Irvine, California-based Rivian reaffirmed its commitment to build its $5 billion Social Circle, Georgia, electric vehicle plant, despite an ongoing construction pause, according to a letter from the electric automaker on April 18. The letter, addressed to the Georgia Departme.

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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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16 Types of Pipelines and their Construction Method

The Constructor

A pipeline represents a complex network of pipes meticulously designed to transport fluids such as oil, natural gas, or other petroleum-based products over extensive distances, primarily underground. This vital infrastructure, which traces its roots back millennia to the movement of water, constitutes a cornerstone of modern civilization. While pipelines typically entail higher costs compared to […] The post 16 Types of Pipelines and their Construction Method appeared first on The Construc

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Why Accurate Accounting Depends on Data Integration

Construction Business Owner

Why Accurate Accounting Depends on Data Integration ccapoccia Tue, 04/30/2024 - 10:00 Construction accounting is more than just tracking numbers and compiling reports. For contractors operating with increasingly thin margins, accounting is essential for building a profitable construction business. At the same time, construction accounting isn’t easy, even for the most experienced accountants.

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Communication Is Key: Actions to Get the Most from a Commercial Restoration Loss

Wolgast Corporation

As a business owner who owns their building, there may be a time that you have to face damages due to emergencies, fires, floods, natural disasters, or impact. To get the most from an insurance claim involving property restoration, it is best practice to openly communicate and collaborate with both your agent and restoration company. Collectively, you are all the team to see that your goals are achieved.

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Public sector lifts nonresidential construction spending as private projects lag

Construction Dive

While the two sides of the industry are going in opposite directions, overall nonresidential outlays have outpaced inflation since the start of the pandemic, an economist said.

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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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QUALITY REQUIREMENT OF ADMIXTURE

The Constructor

Quality Requirement of Admixture Admixtures play a pivotal role in enhancing the performance and properties of concrete. When considering the compatibility of admixtures with concrete, several quality requirements must be met to ensure optimal functionality and durability. These requirements encompass various aspects, ranging from characteristics and chemical composition to dosage and compatibility details.

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Empowering Your Project Team

Construction Business Owner

Empowering Your Project Team ccapoccia Tue, 04/30/2024 - 09:23 In the dynamic landscape of business, the role of the project management team in developing new business has emerged as a linchpin for organizations seeking to improve customer acquisition, growth and customer retention. Introducing a structured business development training initiative for project professionals, commonly known as a “seller-doer” program, can yield many benefits.

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Emerging considerations in inclusive design

BD+C

Emerging considerations in inclusive design 0 qpurcell Thu, 05/02/2024 - 08:39 Architects Design elements that consider a diverse population of users make lives better. When it comes to wayfinding, some factors will remain consistent—including accessibility and legibility. Airports Healthcare Facilities Hospital Design Trends Designers Architects Design elements that consider a diverse population of users make lives better.

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Long-vacant Las Vegas lot poised for multibillion-dollar resort

Construction Dive

Developer LVXP is planning an entertainment and lifestyle venue, anchored by an “ultra-luxury” hotel and sports arena, at a site where a similar project failed just months ago.

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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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AI is Coming, Are You Ready?

Construction Today

The construction industry is embracing a digital revolution, with artificial intelligence (AI) emerging as a transformative force. Historically, construction has relied on manual labor and traditional project management techniques, but the advent of AI offers a new approach that optimizes efficiency and enhances safety. AI technologies, such as machine learning algorithms and computer vision… Source The post AI is Coming, Are You Ready?

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Outsourcing: A Strategic Imperative for the Construction Industry

Construction Business Owner

Outsourcing: A Strategic Imperative for the Construction Industry Discover how Eide Bailly helped a Northwest construction company drive growth and achieve success through outsourcing. mhodges Tue, 04/30/2024 - 12:56 Alliance Partition Systems (APS) is a steel stud framing and drywall contractor located in the Northwest United States. Since the relationship began in 2015, Eide Bailly has provided specialized expertise to support the company’s growth, including: Providing CFO-level financial g

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Advancing Healthcare: Medical Office Buildings at the Forefront of Access and Safety

BD+C

Advancing Healthcare: Medical Office Buildings at the Forefront of Access and Safety 1 kcichowicz Fri, 05/03/2024 - 07:18 Healthcare Facilities This article explores the pivotal shift from traditional hospital settings to Medical Office Buildings (MOBs), focusing on how these facilities enhance patient access. Discover the key drivers of this transformation, including technological advancements, demographic trends, and a growing emphasis on integrated, patient-centered care.

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Elon Musk’s Boring Co., concrete contractor cited on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

Construction Dive

A national safety group named 12 companies that have allegedly flaunted worker health and safety and disregarded employees’ rights.

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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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Good Shepherd Food Bank – Coffee & Collaboration

PC Construction

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Good Shepherd Food Bank (GSFB) annual Coffee & Collaboration event in Portland, Maine, with my fellow PC employee owner, Senior Project Manager Mark Donovan. This event gave us the opportunity to learn about the organization and how PC Construction can help meet their needs. Last fall, PC raised funds to benefit the GSFB, but decided we wanted to do more to serve our fellow Mainers in need.

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North America, Construction Diversity & the Next Steps

Construction Business Owner

North America, Construction Diversity & the Next Steps ccapoccia Mon, 04/29/2024 - 10:05 Legislation in both the U.S. and Canada enshrines the basic principles of equal opportunity to which the vast majority aspire. Gender, race, sexual orientation, age and a whole host of other potentially prejudicial elements to the recruitment process are strictly prohibited.

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World Cup, Olympics, Climate Change Drive California Infrastructure Efforts

ENR Construction

Agencies including Los Angeles World Airports and the Port of San Francisco detailed major infrastructure projects in the works to prep for the World Cup and Olympics, and address sea level rise.