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Lean Construction – Pull Planning Explained


I know what you’re thinking, here we go again, another blog proclaiming another lean construction technique to be “the best ever”. Fear not for we at cnstrctr are generally skeptical when it comes to new methods to time proven ways of doing things.

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Why High Demand Doesn't Always Equal To High Profit In Construction

Contractor Bookkeeping

The business cycle operates like ocean waves that cause a lot of construction business to go out in a year or two. Some grew too fast without reliable financial reporting tools and proper guidance. As you may know, there is an expansion and contraction Isoquant that occurs in all businesses.

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The Numbers You Need to Know to Keep Your Fleet Profitable

Construction Business Owner

Whether you are a general contractor, builder, specialty contractor or subcontractor, it takes labor, equipment and materials to complete a contract’s scope of work. Therefore, when pricing and estimating projects, you must include the time and money required for each in your bids.

A primer on technology adoption in construction

Construction Dive

Deciding how and when your construction firm should adopt new technologies

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Marketing Agency Selection Guide

Construction Marketing

A complete how-to guide for construction marketers in need of identifying and selecting a new marketing, advertising, creative, promotion, public relations, or digital agency. No question, choosing an agency partner is a critical decision.

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EPA Rolls Back Proposed “Waters of the United States” Definition

Green Building Law Update

Last Thursday the EPA and Department of the Army announced that the agencies are repealing a 2015 rule that had proposed to expand the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

$15B California school construction bond to go before voters

Construction Dive

The move would offer a lot of benefits for contractors that specialize in school construction, but it has also raised questions about the role that project labor agreements play in the measure

To Succeed, Techs Need Human Skills

Contractor Magazine

As a tech, effective communication should be a skill mastered and deployed


How to Secure Coveted Government Contracts

Construction Business Owner

Every year, the federal government and state governments award billions in construction contracts. According to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), in 2018, the 20 federal agencies that spent the most on construction awarded $27 billion in contracts. How can you get a slice of that pie?

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

Business Facilities

The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car. Read: Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs at

US Senate subcommittee advances $87B transportation bill

Construction Dive

But, according to Transportation for America, federal appropriations and disbursements are two different things, and in the lastt few years, only a small portion of appropriations have been handed out to projects

Tackling the Labor Shortage Together

Contractor Magazine

When it comes to reinforcing the health of the contracting industry, we’re all in this together—contractors, manufacturers, distributors and designers

High Range Water Reducing Admixture- Influences, and Applications

The Constructor

It is defined as an admixture that reduces the quantity of mixing water required to produce concrete of a given consistency by 12 % or greater, as. Concrete Admixtures Concrete Admixtures Guide Concrete Technology How To Guide

Home Base For Corporate Headquarters

Business Facilities

Quality of life and a wide variety of amenities, a highly skilled workforce and an easy commute are just a few of the attractions inducing corporate headquarters to relocate. Read: Home Base For Corporate Headquarters at

Tallest wood building in North America projected to get even taller

Construction Dive

The Ascent tower in Milwaukee, constructed with mass timber, received approval from authorities to add 9 feet to its vertical height, bringing it to 23 stories by the time construction is finished

Ribbon Cut on Engineering Innovation Hub at SUNY New Paltz

PC Construction

Tuesday marked the official opening of the Engineering Innovation Hub at SUNY New Paltz. The 19,500-square-foot academic facility will advance the offerings of the College’s engineering program and promote collaboration between the College and local. All Education & Campus Projects

Guidelines for the Construction of Concrete Foundations

The Constructor

Guidelines for the construction of concrete foundations can be obtained from Building Codes such as American Concrete Institute and Indian Standards, How To Guide Work Procedures Foundation foundation construction

Toyota Investing $391M In Texas Assembly Plant

Business Facilities

The auto company’s new investment in its San Antonio assembly plant will bring its total investment in Toyota Texas to more than $3 billion. Read: Toyota Investing $391M In Texas Assembly Plant at

Texas Central signs design-build agreement with Salini Impregilo-Lane JV for $20B high-speed rail project

Construction Dive

The contract for the Houston-to-Dallas line adds to existing engineering, design and preconstruction work the team has done under the management of Bechtel in the hopes of starting construction next year

Dallas 101

Philadelphia Adopts International Plumbing Code

Contractor Magazine

Mayor Jim Kenney signed the bill on September 17, completing a process that began in 2017

LEANbuild(TM) Integrated Project Delivery Solution

Job Order Contracting

A Common Work Environment for Real Property Owners, AEs, Builders, and Building Users. Best value facility and asset management can be achieved through the application of LEAN planning, procurement, and project delivery methods.

Keurig Dr Pepper Creating 378 Jobs In Pennsylvania

Business Facilities

The beverage company will invest $219.7 million in a new 1.5 million square-foot manufacturing facility in the Lehigh Valley. Read: Keurig Dr Pepper Creating 378 Jobs In Pennsylvania at

Report: Pentagon to waive environmental regs for military-funded border wall construction projects

Construction Dive

The Department of Homeland Security has declared itself exempt from standard environmental regulations several times to further wall construction

Xylem Bell & Gossett Re-Opens Renovated Little Red Schoolhouse

Contractor Magazine

Since its inception in 1954, more than 62,000 engineers, contractors and other hydronic, HVAC, and plumbing professionals have been educated at the Little Red Schoolhouse

Vibrant Market Sees Rollers Crushing It

Construction Equipment

These are good times for tandem drum vibratory roller manufacturers, as well as for managers who are buying them, because OEM compaction technology continues to improve operator proficiency and the asphalt mats produced. Tandems account for nearly half of all compactors produced and sold each year

Navistar To Build Benchmark Manufacturing Facility In Texas

Business Facilities

The commercial truck and bus maker will invest more than $250 million to build a new manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area. Read: Navistar To Build Benchmark Manufacturing Facility In Texas at

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Independent contractors now a big question mark in California after employment bill passes

Construction Dive

The move will likely reduce the amount construction firms working in the state can rely on short-term independent contractors for labor needs

Lean Methodology for Contractors

Contractor Magazine

Lean methodology seeks to break down the traditional silos in a company to identify wasted resources, and then reorganize in a way that maximizes productivity and value

JCB 3CX Proves to Be a Compact Achiever

Construction Equipment

Introduced in North America at ICUEE in 2015, the 74-horsepower JCB 3CX Compact backhoe loader targets utility applications, road construction, and urban job sites requiring power and maneuverability in a small package. The machine is 35 percent smaller than the conventional 3CX backhoe loader and

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Lockheed Martin Hypersonics Program Bringing 272 Jobs To Alabama

Business Facilities

Two buildings in Courtland will house the hypersonics programs' assembly, integration and testing; management and engineering will be located in Huntsville. Read: Lockheed Martin Hypersonics Program Bringing 272 Jobs To Alabama at

AECOM generates cloud solutions for construction problems in 3-day hackathon

Construction Dive

The collaborative event relied on Google Cloud's artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities to solve some of the contractor's biggest infrastructure problems

BFGoodrich to Give Free Tires to Plumbers Named 'Mario'

Contractor Magazine

The tongue-in-cheek tire giveaway is in honor of National Tradesmen Day, Sept.