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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

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

Total Construction Cost Visibility and Transparency with LEAN

Job Order Contracting

Total construction cost visibility and transparency are available with 4BT’s LEAN planning, procurement, and project delivery. Traditional construction delivery methods are incompatible with best value outcomes. Consistently Achieve Best Value Construction Outcomes.

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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

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

High Purity Systems Investing $8.5M In Virginia Expansion

Business Facilities

The mechanical piping systems company will expand its manufacturing operations, creating 105 new jobs in the City of Manassas. Read: High Purity Systems Investing $8.5M In Virginia Expansion at

Improve AECOO Performance Today!

Job Order Contracting

The successful integration of People, Process, Information, and Technology leads to the consistent delivery of quality repair, renovation, maintenance, sustainability, and new construction projects on-time and on- budget.

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

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

ERMCO Creating 150 Jobs In Tennessee

Business Facilities

The transformer manufacturer will invest $12 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Dyersburg, TN. Read: ERMCO Creating 150 Jobs In Tennessee at

Construction Company Cash Flow Management System

Contractor Bookkeeping

A wise business owner once said, "Happiness is positive cash flow." As a business owner, I'm sure you agree. Everything is better when your cash-in exceeds your cash-out. A cash crisis can be emotionally devastating, and it can even kill your business.

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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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

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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To Succeed, Techs Need Human Skills

Contractor Magazine

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


Facilities Asset Management

Job Order Contracting

Efficient LEAN facilities asset management management can help real proper owner optimize physical and functional condition levels while optimizing capital reinvestment. All the tools and services are readily available to facilities management professional.

MTA eyes historic $51B budget

Construction Dive

Advocates want oversight and transparency of the New York City-based transit agency's massive allocation, which is 70% more than previous five-year plans

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

North American Rental Revenue to Exceed $71 Billion by 2023

Construction Equipment

The new five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA) updated in August reports that equipment and event rental revenues in North America will surpass $71 billion in 2023, including $64.7 billion in the United States and $6.4 billion in Canada. According to a press release, the