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DoD Facilities Sustainment Practices NOT KEEPING PACE with Changing Landscape

Job Order Contracting

Fact: DoD Facilites Sustainment Practices NOT KEEPING PACE with Changing Landscape Delivering integrated and transparent Sustainment Capability must be a priority! Integrated and outcome-based performance-based planning, procurement, and project delivery teams are needed to drive progress towards required cost effective Sustainment capabilities, capacities, and operational outcomes.

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OSHA proposes rule to protect workers from extreme heat

Construction Dive

Released this morning, the standard would require employers to provide water and rest breaks when high heat creates a hazardous work environment.

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Mastering office layouts: 5 primary models for maximum efficiency and productivity

BD+C

Mastering office layouts: 5 primary models for maximum efficiency and productivity 0 qpurcell Mon, 07/01/2024 - 12:10 Office Buildings When laying out an office, there are many factors to consider. It’s important to maximize the space, but it’s equally important to make sure the design allows employees to work efficiently. Kelly Shields, LEED AP, Senior Architectural Graduate Office Buildings Designers Architects Lists When laying out an office , there are many factors to consider.

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Alliancing to solve antagonism in public procurement

Construction Law

In the second of her two part series on collaboration in the Italian public sector, Professor Sara Valaguzza of the University of Milan describes how collaborative procurement is growing in Italy, as knowledge of the benefits of alliancing spreads. This story is only available to subscribers to the printed edition of Construction Law. If you have a subscription please log in to read the rest of the story.

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Future-Proof Your Firm: Discover the Power of Next Gen Construction ERP

In the face of rising customer expectations and evolving industry standards, staying ahead in construction demands innovation. A Next Generation Construction ERP is designed to meet these challenges head-on. By integrating this advanced system into your tech stack, you empower your team with a single source of truth, enhancing decision-making and operational efficiency.

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Austin Commercial Transforms Hospital With 3D Reality Capture

Construction Business Owner

Austin Commercial Transforms Hospital With 3D Reality Capture Discover how Austin Commercial utilized FARO® 3D Reality Capture tools to complete a hospital renovation amid COVID-19. mhodges Mon, 07/01/2024 - 15:21 Austin Industries, one of the USA’s largest and most diversified construction companies, tasked Austin Commercial with a complex hospital renovation in Orlando, Florida.

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Construction Job Openings at 339,000 in May, Down by 38,000 from May 2023

Contractor Magazine

Industry job openings increased by 2,000 last month.

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Bentley Systems' New CEO Nicholas Cumins Takes the Helm, Sees Software Firm Preserving the 'Engineering Ethos'

ENR Construction

The software company known for ProjectWise, MicroStation and Synchro will continue its focus on the tools that enable engineers to design and build critical infrastructure, Cumins says.

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New ISNetworld® Hiring Clients for June 2024

Safety Services Company

With a growing number of companies embracing ISNetworld® , it’s no surprise that many prominent corporations are also becoming ISNetworld® hiring clients. This shift highlights the pressing need for contractors to achieve and maintain ISNetworld® compliance. Moreover, it presents a valuable opportunity for contractors to diversify their operations and explore new markets.

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How should lawyers articulate the odds of success?

Construction Law

Guest Editor Paul-Raphael Shehadeh of Duane Morris draws on the work of a CIA analyst to examine how sure lawyers might be when they advise clients of the chances of success in legal actions. They could be likely to be right probably some of the time! This story is only available to subscribers to the printed edition of Construction Law. If you have a subscription please log in to read the rest of the story.

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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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Tunneling Through Time

Construction Business Owner

Tunneling Through Time ccapoccia Wed, 07/03/2024 - 16:41 Infrastructure design and features are key to growing communities and cities, driving economies and forming neighborhood identities. The construction industry recently experienced costly bottlenecks attributed to supply chain breakdowns and workforce reduction, and officials have implemented stricter regulations and protocols designed to safeguard environments and construction personnel during excavation.

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10 Best Places to Buy Custom Shade Sails

Construction Marketing

Shade sails provide an easy way to set up shade for places like parks, shopping centers or dining areas. When designing and constructing these areas, you must consider where shade structures will be installed. Depending on your construction goals, however, standard shade sizes and materials may not fit your needs, and you’ll need to find the best custom shade sail retailers to meet your unique demands.

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Robust Construction Productivity Tools

Job Order Contracting

Robust construction productivity tools are now available to measurably reduce overall costs by 30%-40%+. We all know that the ability to consistently plan and executive on time, on budget, and quality repair, renovation, maintenance, and new builds requires focus upon and the integration of PEOPLE, PROCESS, INFORMATION, and enabling TECHNOLOGY. 90%+ of ALL projects fail due to poor preconstruction processes.

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Annual fall protection inspection requirements

Construction Dive

Fall protection equipment is vital for protecting individuals working at heights. To ensure the equipment works efficiently and is in excellent condition, you must have your fall protection equipment inspected annually.

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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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New science, old buildings: Renovating for efficiency, flexibility, and connection

BD+C

New science, old buildings: Renovating for efficiency, flexibility, and connection 0 qpurcell Wed, 07/03/2024 - 12:43 Laboratories What does the research space of the future look like? And can it be housed in older buildings—or does it require new construction? Matthew Plecity, AIA, ASLA, Principal Higher Education University Buildings Laboratories Architects Reconstruction & Renovation What does the research space of the future look like?

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Building On Solid Ground: Your Construction Bookkeeping Foundation

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, you must stay informed about your finances and financial situation. You do this through bookkeeping, the process of recording transactions in your business. This includes transactions, credit card charges, and any other economic activity within your company. Financial management can easily be overlooked when managing projects, dealing with subcontractors, and ensuring customer satisfaction.

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Sustainable Facilities Management and Leadership

Job Order Contracting

Sustainable facilities management and leadership are inseparable. This is not only a fact, but a significant barrier to efficient life-cycle management of the built environment. Committed, competent, and accountable real property owner leadership is a fundamental requirement for enabling the change that must occur throughout the AECOO community. While we are all aware that the traditional processes used for decades are extremely wasteful from both environmental and economic perspectives, there

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Fujifilm taps Jacobs for $1.2B manufacturing site expansion

Construction Dive

The Dallas-based contractor will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for additional work at the site following its initial phase, which began in 2021.

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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 Posts Another Strong Month for Jobs in June, Adding 27,000 Workers

ENR Construction

The construction unemployment rate fell to 3.3%, another signal that the labor supply pressures of recent years are still ongoing.

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Construction Adds 27,000 Jobs in June

Contractor Magazine

Industry unemployment rate plunges to second lowest ever recorded.

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Armstrong Transition Molding Solves Challenging Corridor Install

BD+C

Armstrong Transition Molding Solves Challenging Corridor Install 1 kcichowicz Fri, 07/05/2024 - 08:21 Watch to see how transition molding solved a challenging install for a 12-story high-rise project with miles of Optima ® Concealed panels.

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Public construction spending roars, private markets whimper

Construction Dive

Outlays for commercial builds faltered in May as those for civil projects rose again, propelling the overall nonresidential sector to a 6.2% gain for the year.

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Unlock Project Efficiency with the Ultimate Construction ERP Buyer’s Guide

Optimize your construction operations with our in-depth Buyer’s Guide on selecting the right ERP system. As the construction industry evolves, leaders must make decisions that ensure long-term success. Our guide provides a roadmap for choosing a specialized construction ERP that streamlines processes, enhances productivity, and boosts project visibility.

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Bentley Systems' New CEO Takes Helm, Sees Software Firm Preserving the 'Engineering Ethos'

ENR Construction

The software company known for ProjectWise, MicroStation and Synchro will continue its focus on the tools that enable engineers to design and build critical infrastructure.

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Construction death toll rises

Construction Law

Latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures show that 51 workers lost their lives on construction project accidents in 2023/24, with the average number of deaths in the industry over the past two years ‘statistically significantly higher’ than the pre pandemic period of 2016 to 2019. The rate of fatal injury in construction is some five times as high as the average across all industries, HSE says, with a total of 138 workers killed across all industries in work related accidents.

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The Promising Future of Modular Building

Construction Today

Modular construction is rapidly gaining traction in the building industry, promising to revolutionize how we think about constructing homes, offices, and public spaces. Unlike traditional construction methods, which build structures on-site, modular construction involves assembling pre-fabricated sections, or modules, in a factory setting before transporting them to the construction site.

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LG pauses construction on part of $5.5B Arizona battery plant

Construction Dive

The firm said it's adjusting the pace of its investments but remains confident the facility will play an important role in its operations.

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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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Jacobs Selected for $800M Upgrade at Seattle-area Wastewater Plant

ENR Construction

The firm will provide program management services to King County, Wash., for capital improvements to the South Treatment Plant in Renton.

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New issue of Construction Law arrives with subscribers

Construction Law

This month’s Construction Law print journal is landing on subscriber’s desks around now. Among the leading news stories this month is the landmark Supreme Court ruling that looks likely to see a rising number of judicial review challenges to infrastructure projects - when a rise in infrastructure projects looks likely under the new Labour government.

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Herding Your Waste Away with Moo Moo Dumpsters

Construction Today

Waste management is an ever-evolving challenge, especially with increasing environmental concerns and urbanization. Moo Moo Dumpsters, based in Lexington, Kentucky, is addressing this issue head-on with their innovative dumpster rental services. By offering a wide range of dumpster sizes and types, they cater to various needs, from residential cleanouts to large-scale construction projects.