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How to Equip Your Fleet for Rugged Terrain

Construction Business Owner

How to Equip Your Fleet for Rugged Terrain ccapoccia Tue, 01/30/2024 - 13:41 Rubber track conversions are gaining popularity as an easy-to-install solution for commercial construction and other types of businesses that frequently need to travel over rugged and unpredictable terrain. Built initially for lighter-duty trucks, advancements in rubber track conversion systems are now a smart option for contractors and construction companies that are driven to complete projects on time.

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Construction Cost Factors – What you should know

Job Order Contracting

While construction cost factors are used for estimating project costs, there are several challenges and potential problems associated with their use. Here are some common issues: Regional Variations: Construction cost factors rely on regional averages. Local variations in labor costs, material prices, equipment availability, and regulatory requirements can greatly affect the estimate.

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ABC: 2024 Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million

Contractor Magazine

In 2025, the industry will need to bring in nearly 454,000 new workers on top of normal hiring to meet industry demand.

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Why contractors are still all in on manufacturing projects

Construction Dive

Despite the sector’s recent deceleration in starts, firms with factory construction specialization are scaling up for more demand.

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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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The practical magic of the design process

BD+C

The practical magic of the design process 0 qpurcell Tue, 01/30/2024 - 14:02 Designers Designers bridge very different worlds, and there can be an air of mystery about the process and the various roles within it. We invited some of the BWBR team to clear things up. Katie Nordenson Designers Designers bridge very different worlds—creative, technical, and consultative—and there can be an air of mystery about the design process and the various roles within it.

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2024 Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting

2024 Job Order Contracting Job Order Contracting (JOC) can be extremely efficient and provide full cost visibility for reducing deferred maintenance, renovations, repairs, and even new construction. That said, most JOC Programs are not designed, implemented, and managed properly. Job Order Contracting was created several decades ago as a means to help get projects started quickly.

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How a Heavy Civil Contractor Boosted Production by Connecting Their ERP, Field, and Payroll

Viewpoint Construction Technology

When Coyote Ridge Construction wanted to improve time report production quantities, this heavy civil contractor knew they needed a modern approach.

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How to Improve Soil Properties

The Constructor

Soil improvement in its broadest sense is the alteration of any property of a soil to improve its engineering performance. This may be either a temporary process to permit the construction of a facility or may be a permanent measure to improve the performance of the completed facility. The result of an application of a technique may be increased strength, reduced compressibility, reduced permeability, or improved ground water condition.

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The Modular Construction Industry’s Best Event Returns

Construction Business Owner

The Modular Construction Industry’s Best Event Returns mhodges Fri, 02/02/2024 - 08:43 The leaders and rising stars of the modular construction industry will gather again at the 2024 World of Modular in Orlando, FL, March 18-21, hosted by the Modular Building Institute (MBI), the world's largest trade association for the commercial modular construction industry.

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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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ChatGPT Answers – RSMeans versus locally researched cost data

Job Order Contracting

The preference for locally researched construction cost data over RSMeans national average cost data depends on the specific context and project requirements. Both options have their advantages and limitations. Advantages of Locally Researched Construction Cost Data: Accuracy for Specific Region: Locally researched data is likely to be more accurate for a specific region or locality, as it takes into account the unique factors that influence construction costs in that area.

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Public construction spending soars, but private projects still face hurdles

Construction Dive

Highway and street projects are flush with cash, but high interest rates, labor shortages and regulatory delays are weighing on commercial projects.

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Make It Resilient 2024 Student Contest Encourages New Ways to Build for Extreme Environments

Autodesk Construction Cloud

From the moon to Mars, we’re getting closer to the reality of expanding humanity’s habitat beyond our planet. But, here on Earth, extreme weather and a changing climate are also creating new challenges—from wildfires to coastal flooding, severe heat waves, and more. With its latest annual Make It Real program, Autodesk is challenging high school students to imagine how to design and build a habitat for an extreme environment.

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Stop Bidding & Start Negotiating

Construction Business Owner

Stop Bidding & Start Negotiating ccapoccia Mon, 01/29/2024 - 08:18 Every year, successful construction companies stop and look at their last 12 months, and then they make decisions and commitments to next year’s contract and sales goals. Does your company have a winning customer contract award strategy?

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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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Easing Your Back Office Burden One Payroll At A Time

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You need to manage your employees, oversee projects, ensure compliance with regulations, and keep your clients happy. Amidst all this, you may be tempted to handle your payroll to save costs and maintain control. At face value, it seems like a great idea. If you're a small business owner with just a few employees, you probably think hiring a payroll specialist is an expense you can avoid.

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Google taps Whiting-Turner to build $600M Oregon data center

Construction Dive

The Baltimore-based general contractor received the go-ahead from the local community development department to start construction on the facility.

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The Rise of Women in Construction: Why It’s Critical, Especially in Field Leadership

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Women have made tremendous strides in making the construction industry more diverse. Despite progress, women are still severely underrepresented in leadership and project supervisory roles. Both have traditionally been the domain of men, and we must bring more women into these roles because it will help solve many significant challenges our industry faces.

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Construction Safety Degrees: What to Expect

Construction Business Owner

Construction Safety Degrees: What to Expect Explore the components and benefits of a construction safety degree. mhodges Thu, 02/01/2024 - 12:16 Safety is a significant concern at construction sites, and as a construction business-owner your No. 1 priority is keeping your crew safe. Columbia Southern University’s bachelor’s in occupational safety and health with a concentration in construction safety covers relevant topics handling hazardous materials, contractor safety, risk management and mor

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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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ENR Reveals Cream of the Crop in Nationwide Competition

ENR Construction

Under the radar, behind the project gate, inside the executive suite. That's where ENR's editors and bloggers deliver their insights, opinions, cool-headed analysis and hot-headed rantings.

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The evolution of head protection: safety helmets vs. hard hats

Construction Dive

The evolution of head protection from traditional hard hats to Type 2 safety helmets and hard hats signifies a positive shift towards enhanced workplace safety.

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Transforming Construction Payments: Autodesk's Strategic Move with Payapps Acquisition 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

A strong financial base in construction is as vital for success as a solid physical foundation is for any building project. Despite this, both general contractors and subcontractors struggle with the complexities of the payment process and face significant cash flow obstacles. Paired with razor-thin profit margins, it’s increasingly difficult for construction firms to build and maintain the financial foundation necessary to compete and thrive in the industry.

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Owners of Brooklyn Plumbing Company Indicted for Evading Taxes on More Than $10 Million in Income

Contractor Magazine

Defendants allegedly falsely claimed personal expenses, including Disney World vacation, clothing, purchase of homes and a yacht, were business expenses.

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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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Federal Spending, Robust Market Spur Interest in New Machines at World of Concrete

ENR Construction

Contractors seeking new tools and equipment turned out in Las Vegas for the World of Concrete show, partially buoyed by more infrastructure projects and a tight labor market.

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Amazon to invest $10B in 2 Mississippi data centers

Construction Dive

The retail giant will build multiple complexes in two industrial parks across Madison County amid continued growth in the industrial sector.

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Contract Void Ab Initio: Key Insights into the KBR vs. Corps of Engineers Affirmative Defense

Best Practices Construction Law

In a recent Board decision dated December 13, 2023, the United States Army Corps of Engineers sought to amend its answer in the case of APPEALS OF – KELLOGG BROWN & ROOT SERVICES, INC., under Contract No. W912GB-13-C-0011. The proposed amendment introduces an affirmative defense, contending that Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. (KBR) made material misrepresentations in its proposal, rendering the fully-performed contract void ab initio.

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Construction Job Openings Remain Elevated in December

Contractor Magazine

Industry job openings decreased by 21,000 last month and are down by 39,000 from the same time last year.

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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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House Passes Tax Bill With Industry-Backed R&D Provision

ENR Construction

A bill that includes $78 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses–including engineering firms and construction contractors–and an expanded child tax credit has cleared an important hurdle with House approval of the package.

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3 dead, 9 injured in Idaho construction collapse

Construction Dive

An airplane hangar being built by Meridian, Idaho-based Big D Builders collapsed yesterday afternoon at the Boise Airport.

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How to Complete Construction Months Faster

Wolgast Corporation

As I’ve gone through the benefits of Design-Build in a recent campaign to inform more business owners about their options, it’s important to discuss the time savings that result from this construction delivery process. We stress the importance of time because we know that the faster construction is completed, the faster you can start generating income in your new space.