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10 Best Energy Efficiency Examples That Can Reduce Utility Costs

Civiconcepts

Are you tired of constantly paying exorbitant utility bills? Do you wish there were simple and effective ways to reduce your energy costs without sacrificing comfort?

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How to Estimate Duration of Activities in Construction

The Constructor

All formal scheduling procedures rely upon estimates of the durations of the various project activities as well as the definitions of the predecessor relationships among tasks. The variability of an activity's duration may also be considered. Formally, the probability distribution of an activity's duration as well as the expected or most likely duration may be used in scheduling.

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Lifecycle facilities management is so wasteful. Why?

Job Order Contracting

Lifecycle facilities management is so wasteful because we fail to do the hard work. “We put off the hard work of reflecting on what we did wrong.” “Sometimes we’re reluctant to admit that we failed in the first place,” she continues. “We’re embarrassed by our failures and quick to spot those of others. We deny, gloss over, and quickly move on from – or blame circumstances and other people for – things that go wrong.

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Essential Steps for Submitting a Successful Development Application

Learn Civil Engineering

Embarking on a building or renovation project in your home in New South Wales can be both thrilling and challenging. Before you begin, it’s crucial to understand whether you need to submit a Development Application (DA). A DA involves a comprehensive evaluation by the local Council based on the specifics of your 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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Disneyland gets initial nod for $1.9B investment

Construction Dive

Anaheim City Council gave preliminary approval to a 10-year plan that would create 7,800 construction jobs, according to the California Governor’s Office.

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Collaboration on the rise in construction, says survey

Construction Law

A report from construction, property and management consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB UK) suggests that construction has moved to more negotiated procurement activity as contractors grapple with supply side concerns but are not widening their supply chain in response. 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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Why lab designers should aim to ‘speak the language’ of scientists

BD+C

Why lab designers should aim to ‘speak the language’ of scientists 0 qpurcell Mon, 04/22/2024 - 13:19 Laboratories Learning more about the scientific work being done in the lab gives designers of those spaces an edge, according to Adrian Walters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal and Director of SMMA's Science & Technology team. Adrian Walters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Laboratories Designers Architects Sustainability As lab designers, we are always striving to better understand the needs of lab scientists—t

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Navigating Construction Cash Flow Challenges, Myths, And Facts

Contractor Bookkeeping

In the world of small businesses, positive cash flow is king. The driving force keeps your business engine running smoothly, covering all your liabilities. But what happens when outflow exceeds inflow? Cash flow problems ensue, threatening the survival and growth of your construction business. These cash flow problems can originate from various sources, including macroeconomic issues like recessions, natural disasters, wars, and microeconomic problems like business decisions and performance.

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Mechancial Contractors Association of America Holds Annual Convention

Contractor Magazine

MCAA24 featured speakers, education opportunities, networking events, and the introduction of the new Executive Committee.

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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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Methods of Installing Pile Foundations

The Constructor

The installation process and methods of pile foundations are critical components of any construction project, paralleling the importance of the design process. Careful consideration and selection of installation methods and equipment are essential to prevent damages to the piles and ensure the structural integrity of the foundation. This article provides a detailed examination of various […] The post Methods of Installing Pile Foundations appeared first on The Constructor.

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Collaboration and informed decision-making in the construction industry

Job Order Contracting

Cost visibilty and transparency promotes a culture of collaboration and informed decision-making and can ensure greater efficiency across the facilities management and AECOO sectors. Improving construction cost estimating requires collaboration, transparency, and a robust process. An essential aspect is sharing objective, local market, granular labor, material, and equipment costs.

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$500M mixed-use project coming to downtown Orlando

Construction Dive

The development, adjacent to the Orlando Magic’s arena, includes a hotel, housing and an entertainment venue and is set to break ground this year.

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Book of Giants 2024 - All the Pieces in Place

Contractor Magazine

The nation’s top mechanical contractors face a host of challenges. But by partnering with customers, reaching out to their communities, and empowering employees, 2024 sees all the pieces in place for success.

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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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Permeability of Concrete and Factors Influencing It

The Constructor

The permeability of concrete is a critical property that governs the rate at which fluids penetrate into a porous solid. It is primarily determined by the size and connectivity of pores within the concrete matrix, as well as the complexity of the pathways through which fluids travel. Pores relevant to permeability typically possess a minimum […] The post Permeability of Concrete and Factors Influencing It appeared first on The Constructor.

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Introducing LEED v5 – For what it is worth.

Job Order Contracting

Introducing LEED v5. “LEED v5 is next version of the globally recognized comprehensive framework for green building practices. Embracing market demands for greater accountability, v5 will champion solutions to aligning the built environment with critical imperatives including decarbonization, ecosystem conservation and restoration, equity, health, and resilience.

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$12B Vegas-to-California rail project breaks ground

Construction Dive

The privately led Brightline West high-speed passenger rail line will slash travel times between Sin City and the Los Angeles area.

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PC Donates Truck to Local Food Pantry

PC Construction

Today I had the extreme pleasure of presenting the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi with a retired PC truck to support their extensive food pantry operation. The Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi is the longest continuous kinship-related Abenaki tribal community in the United States. One of the many services they provide is food assistance to ensure all Abenaki families have access to healthy and nutritious meals.

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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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FTC Announces Rule Banning Noncompetes

Contractor Magazine

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a final rule to promote competition by banning noncompetes nationwide.

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Micron Projects in New York and Idaho Set for $6.1B in Federal Funding

ENR Construction

The funding agreement with the U.S. Commerce Dept. was contingent on Micron Technologies' recently announced pledge to invest $50 billion in the plants over the next five years.

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Chicago Bears release $4.2B stadium plans

Construction Dive

While still awaiting funding approvals, the new complex would replace the historic Soldier Field and is part of a larger park and recreation project.

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New York Team Hikes for Hope

PC Construction

Last weekend, I joined my fellow New York teammates for a hike up Bear Mountain to raise awareness for suicide prevention. The Hike for Hope event, organized by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), raises funds to support research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. According to CDC data, the construction industry has one of the highest suicide rates in the United States.

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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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The Value of LEED© Certification for Medical Offices

Wolgast Corporation

Determining If the Cost Will Be Offset by the Benefits The breakdown of advantages vs. disadvantages for LEED © certifying your medical office is easy – it’s energy cost savings, environmental responsibility, plus marketing position (to name a few) vs. cost. While it’s quite hard to pinpoint what the additional cost truly is over traditional construction, a quick internet search indicates that building owners could pay an additional 0-15% for a sustainable building.

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Skanska Reconfigures MetLife Stadium for World Cup

ENR Construction

Construction to prepare Met Life Stadium in New Jersey for the 2026 World Cup will roll through two phases, with the first phase scheduled to wrap up in May and the second phase to run from January 2025 to May 2025.

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Damage from ‘Cop City’ activists hits $10M in Atlanta

Construction Dive

Mayor Andre Dickens decried the actions that have damaged construction equipment and disrupted work but said that the project will finish on time.

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Achieving Safer School Design with Secure Entry Vestibules

BD+C

Achieving Safer School Design with Secure Entry Vestibules 1 kcichowicz Mon, 04/22/2024 - 10:47 Designers can plan secure entry vestibules with security-rated glazing to enhance the effectiveness of their safer school designs. In 2014, the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) brought together several experts in the education community, law enforcement and security industry to develop a comprehensive guide to safer school design.

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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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Construction tops companies in financial distress ranking

Construction Law

High levels of financial distress in ‘bellwether’ sectors construction and real estate point towards a troubled UK economy, according to the latest Red Flag research from Begbies Traynor, and many in distress are expected to become insolvent over the coming year. 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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Schneider Electric Confirms Early Stage Talks to Acquire Bentley Systems

ENR Construction

French technology and automation giant confirms preliminary talks to buy or form a strategic alliance with the U.S. based engineering and construction tech company.

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CoStar inks deal to buy reality capture firm Matterport for $1.6B

Construction Dive

The real estate giant will leverage the tech firm’s spatial property data of 12 million spaces and 38 billion square feet across 177 countries.

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