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Workforce Safety Starts Before Day One

Construction Business Owner

Workforce Safety Starts Before Day One ccapoccia Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:23 As an industry that deals with heavy machinery, hazardous materials and heights, prioritizing safety is not just a choice but a necessity. With Construction Safety Week taking place May 6-10, many construction companies will be hosting safety events, conducting training sessions and doing all they can to ensure their team members are empowered to help eliminate potential on-site incidents.

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Basic Concepts of Stability of Structure

The Constructor

What is stability of concrete structures? Stability of concrete structures is a crucial concept in structural engineering and has been defined in various ways by different authors and researchers. Generally, it refers to the ability of a structure to recover its equilibrium or resist sudden changes, dislodgment, or overthrow. A stable structure should remain stable […] The post Basic Concepts of Stability of Structure appeared first on The Constructor.

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Construction Industry Trends: April 2024 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins.

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Data centers are next target for MasTec, CEO says

Construction Dive

While the specialty energy contractor reported a loss for its latest quarter, CEO José Mas said it will bid on $1 billion worth of work for the computing facilities going forward.

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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Judge: Lane Owes $79M to I-4 Ultimate Partners Skanska, Granite

ENR Construction

A federal judge in Florida found Skanska acted in its joint venture partners' best interest, and that Lane owes its partners about $80 million for its unpaid share of capital calls.

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Design Build Services Add a Construction Department to Your Team

Wolgast Corporation

When you choose to work with a design-builder, you’re adding a whole construction department to your business team that’s dedicated to completing a turn-key project as if it were their own. Turn-key in this instance includes initial concept through design, construction, and a 1-year warranty program. Your building department will include an architect, estimator, project manager, project supervisor, project assistant and promoter to complete the following Design-Build Construction phases.

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BIM for Seniors

DebunkTheBIM

BIM had become the main communication vehicle for AEC. Yet it is a language that only a small percentage of the industry speaks. Now, many in the industry will be quick to dispute the first claim. After all, most construction contracts are still based on drawings and there is a belief that ‘we build off drawings’. Yet it is undisputable, that a large percentage of those drawings are created in a model-based software.

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How can fire rated glass help maintain clear views in cantilevered buildings?

BD+C

How can fire rated glass help maintain clear views in cantilevered buildings? 1 kcichowicz Tue, 05/07/2024 - 07:33 When cantilevered portions of a building are subject to lot line requirements, designers can use fire rated glass meeting ASTM E119 or UL 263 to maintain access to natural light & clear views.

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New issue of Construction Law arrives with subscribers

Construction Law

The latest issue of Construction Law - Vol 35 No 4 - will be arriving on subscriber’s desks around now and will be accessible on the Construction Law website, with our usual blend of exclusive analysis and comment. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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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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How Do You Cope With Weather Damage on the Jobsite?

Construction Business Owner

How Do You Cope With Weather Damage on the Jobsite? ccapoccia Mon, 05/06/2024 - 13:55 Reggie Asare EHS Director for Houston/North Texas Skanska USA Building The best coping mechanism is preparation. To adequately prepare for a weather event on the jobsite, every project team must have a before and after plan for all potential weather events.

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Floating Caissons

The Constructor

In many urban centers worldwide, the demand for land and space is rapidly outpacing supply, a trend not exempting maritime hubs. The relentless expansion of commercial maritime traffic and activities in seaports, driven by the surge in international trading, has precipitated a heightened need for efficient port and harbor utilization. Consequently, construction endeavors have been […] The post Floating Caissons appeared first on The Constructor.

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OSHA head calls on industry to embed safety in culture

Construction Dive

At a Wednesday event, Assistant Labor Secretary Doug Parker charged industry leaders with creating an environment that expects workers to speak up about hazards.

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The benefits of biophilic design in the built environment

BD+C

The benefits of biophilic design in the built environment 0 qpurcell Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:30 Biophilic Design Biophilic design in the built environment supports the health and wellbeing of individuals, as they spend most of their time indoors. Airports K-12 Schools Hospital Design Trends Office Buildings Designers Architects Biophilic Design Biophilic design supports the health and wellbeing of individuals by connecting people to nature.

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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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Why Customer Research Should Shape Your Business Strategy

Construction Business Owner

Why Customer Research Should Shape Your Business Strategy ccapoccia Mon, 05/06/2024 - 10:20 In the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry where projects are complex, collaboration is key and customer satisfaction is critically important, the relevance of your customers’ opinion carries significant weight. Making the customer the focal point of a business strategy is not just a customer service tactic — it’s necessary for long-term success, growth and resilience in an ever-evo

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Bridge Wreckage To Be Removed From Container Ship at Baltimore Collapse Site

ENR Construction

Crews are preparing to remove a 5,000-ton section of bridge steel from the deck of the cargo vessel M/V Dali, in hopes of refloating the vessel and further clearing the channel blocked by the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

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Data centers boom again, boost construction planning

Construction Dive

A flood of these megprojects entered the planning queue, reversing a two-month streak of contraction, according to the Dodge Construction Network.

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Celebrating Construction Safety Week 2024

PC Construction

Today we kick off Construction Safety Week. This week, construction firms across the U.S. and Canada will work together to educate our industry and build awareness about construction safety. Safety is the foundation of everything we do at PC and the most important part of our PEOPLE FIRST core value. We are also an employee-owned company, which further empowers every member of our team to be safety ambassadors on our jobsites.

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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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Draft Your Org Chart for Growth & Profit

Construction Business Owner

Draft Your Org Chart for Growth & Profit ccapoccia Mon, 05/06/2024 - 13:20 Many contractors want to grow their companies to the next level but can’t and therefore don’t. They usually get stuck at a certain size and stop growing for multiple reasons. Working harder and smarter doesn’t solve this problem, and eventually they reach their maximum level of what they can do without hiring more people.

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Ten High Priority Transmission Projects Could Gain up to $4.5B in US Funding

ENR Construction

Six projects on 'national interest corridor' list are interregional and would link eastern and western grids to ensure power grid reliability, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.

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Baltimore bridge rebuild expected to cost up to $1.9B

Construction Dive

The state of Maryland, which will soon receive a $350 million insurance payment, anticipates the new span’s completion in fall 2028.

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Pardon Our Dust - Under Construction

Wolgast Corporation

Four Options to Keep Your Clients Happy During Your Remodel Project During a commercial remodel, there is more you can do than just posting a good looking “Pardon Our Dust” sign when it comes to your customers and your staff. We know all too well how it is when you’re trying to run a business, but need to update or reconfigure your working space. The thought of disrupting business as usual is just too much, and losing out on customer traffic is out of the question.

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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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Tricky Hydronic Install? Press Systems Can Make it Possible

Contractor Magazine

But watch out! Techs need to anticipate trickery from the press process.

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Chicago Zoo Designs an Outdoor Primate Paradise

ENR Construction

A $66-million gorilla center will include an outdoor space with trees, vines and rocks that will offer a breath of fresh air for the primates.

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Successful contractors don’t fight change. They embrace it.

Construction Dive

Know when it’s time to look beyond a “that’s how things have always been done” mentality, writes consultant Matt Verderamo.

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Nature as the city: Why it’s time for a new framework to guide development

BD+C

Nature as the city: Why it’s time for a new framework to guide development 0 qpurcell Fri, 05/10/2024 - 09:05 Sustainable Development NBBJ leaders Jonathan Ward and Margaret Montgomery explore five inspirational ideas they are actively integrating into projects to ensure more healthy, natural cities. Jonathan Ward and Margaret Montgomery Designers Architects Biophilic Design Green Sustainability Sustainable Development Sustainable Design and Construction The Changing Built Environment Urban Plan

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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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Unlock Verizon’s leap into the future: powering smart factories with private cellular networks 

Construction Today

As a leader in the industrial production revolution thanks to its innovative 5G networks and business alliances, Verizon’s private cellular technology can deliver seamless connectivity between machines, sensors, and decision-makers, enabling smart manufacturing through unmatched data speeds, low latency, and robust security. This provides benefits such as predictive maintenance… Source The post Unlock Verizon’s leap into the future: powering smart factories with private cellular

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Disneyland's $1.9B Expansion Gets Final Anaheim Approvals

ENR Construction

Zoning amendments are aimed at allowing Disney to mix uses to create "integrated and immersive experiences" at its California theme park.

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Jacobs bullish on transportation, water, energy work

Construction Dive

Bob Pragada, chief of the Dallas-based contractor, hinted at more news in the semiconductor and data center space coming in the second half of 2024.