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3 reasons why new tradespeople don’t stick around

Construction Dive

Poor training, bad bosses and other frustrations can drive away new recruits to the construction industry, writes a Texas quality control manager.

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15 Factors Affecting Durability of Concrete

The Constructor

A durable concrete is defined as one that performs satisfactorily under the expected exposure conditions for the specified lifespan of the structure. Understanding the myriad factors influencing concrete durability is essential for ensuring the long-term integrity of constructions. Below, we delve into the comprehensive array of factors that impact the durability of concrete: Factors Affecting […] The post 15 Factors Affecting Durability of Concrete appeared first on The Constructor.

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Exploring Industry Shifts Around Mental Health

Construction Business Owner

Exploring Industry Shifts Around Mental Health ccapoccia Tue, 02/06/2024 - 17:03 The construction industry struggles with one of the highest suicide rates of any profession in the U.S., leading to a shift in how companies approach the mental health of their workers. New data from Dodge Construction Network’s Civil Quarterly reveals that civil contractors are beginning to take the issues of mental health, company culture and substance use seriously.

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Construction Industry Trends: January 2024 Round-Up

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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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Improving Productivity And Leadership Mentality As A Contractor

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, improving productivity is essential to your company's success. But you may often find yourself pulled in different directions by competing responsibilities. At some point, we all experience that. Classifying tasks and tackling the most time-consuming ones can feel daunting. But why is it so hard for us to start – or even finish – seemingly insignificant tasks?

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Finding the Best Boom Lift for Your Fleet

Construction Business Owner

Finding the Best Boom Lift for Your Fleet ccapoccia Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:09 Boom lifts, or cherry pickers, give you the reach necessary to complete difficult indoor and outdoor tasks safely at height — even extreme height. But how do you choose between electric, hybrid and engine-powered? Which one is right for you?

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Why and How Construction Companies Should Add a Recurring Revenue Business Model

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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Intel’s $20B Ohio plant delayed

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant has halted its Licking County project, citing business conditions and the demand environment, but said construction will continue soon.

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What is Intelligent Transportation System? Its Working and Advantages

The Constructor

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) represent the fusion of sensing, analysis, control, and communication technologies within ground transportation systems, aimed at augmenting safety, mobility, and efficiency. This multifaceted approach encompasses various applications designed to process and disseminate information, thereby alleviating congestion, refining traffic management, mitigating environmental impact, and enhancing transportation advantages for both commercial enterprises and [R

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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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The Rise of Renewable Diesel

Construction Business Owner

The Rise of Renewable Diesel ccapoccia Thu, 02/08/2024 - 17:03 To fully understand the potential of renewable diesel and its role in what’s expected to be a greener, more sustainable future for the construction industry, it’s important to understand what’s expected of the fuel in both the near term and the long term.

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Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses

BD+C

Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses 0 qpurcell Fri, 02/09/2024 - 11:30 Higher Education To help people with disabilities feel part of the campus community, higher education institutions and architects must strive to create settings that not only adhere to but also exceed ADA guidelines. Higher Education University Buildings Designers Architects “It sounded like a semitruck was coming,” said Adam Wouk, manager of disability services at Joliet Junior College,

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Construction planning inches higher despite commercial weakness

Construction Dive

Though Dodge Construction Network expects momentum to pick back up in the second half, private project planning remains challenged by a difficult financing environment.

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CHRYSO & GCP Present Low Carbon Concrete Innovations at Canadian Concrete Expo

GCP Applied Technologies

CHRYSO & GCP Present Low Carbon Concrete Innovations at Canadian Concrete Expo Phillip.fry@gc… Wed, 02/07/2024 - 12:40 Solving Canada’s toughest concrete challenges, connect with experts at Booth #2472 GCP Applied Technologies February 07, 2024 Feb. 7, 2024 – CHRYSO & GCP (Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals), a worldwide leader in sustainable construction, will showcase their latest advancements in sustainable concrete solutions (Booth #2472) at the Canadian Concrete Expo, February 14-15, 2024,

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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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November 2023 Industry Statistics

Construction Business Owner

November 2023 Industry Statistics ccapoccia Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:24 The Construction Business Owner team compiles statistics each month from several sources, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau, to give you a better understanding of the current state of affairs for the construction industry. The statistics featured in each month's print issue are for three months prior to the publication of the magazine, based on the data available.

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New Autodesk Tool Aims to Improve Product Specifications in Revit

ENR Construction

Autodesk has released Informed Design, add-ons for Revit and Inventor that help automate the process of placing manufactured products into building information models.

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JPMorgan wants to open 500 branches in next 3 years

Construction Dive

The bank is looking to expand in areas such as Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — but aims to close another 30 First Republic locations.

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CHRYSO & GCP Present CO2 Reducing High-Performance Solutions at The Precast Show 2024

GCP Applied Technologies

CHRYSO & GCP Present CO2 Reducing High-Performance Solutions at The Precast Show 2024 Phillip.fry@gc… Mon, 02/05/2024 - 10:49 Better Together: More solutions for today’s precast and MCP challenges GCP Applied Technologies February 05, 2024 Feb. 5, 2024 – CHRYSO & GCP (Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals), a worldwide leader in sustainable construction, will showcase their latest solutions that combine performance and help reduce CO2 at The Precast Show 2024 (Booth #2125) in Denver, Colo.

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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 Change Order Fundamentals

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Change orders are an inevitable part of doing business as a contractor and can often mean more revenue. Thu, 03/07/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central Change orders are an inevitable part of doing business as a contractor and can often mean more revenue. However, when mismanaged, change orders can be time-consuming and disruptive to the relationship between the contractor and their customer.

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Radiant Rescue Innovation: a Floating Radiant Floor

Contractor Magazine

In this latest story from Nelson Mechanical Design, a unique wood lattice system makes for a "springy" floor with efficient heat transfer.

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Kiewit-Shea JV nabs $1B Baltimore Amtrak tunnel contract

Construction Dive

It’s part of the $6 billion effort to replace the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, which poses the biggest bottleneck on the Northeast Corridor.

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PC Hands Pitch in for Cleanup Day

PC Construction

On January 27, PC partnered with the City of Bunnell, Florida, as a sponsor of their annual Cleanup Day. A total of 34 volunteers, including 14 PC employee owners and their family members, collected nearly 2,200 pounds of trash from City neighborhoods and roads. This event is part of the City’s efforts to keep their stormwater system clean and reduce the amount of trash that ends up in local water.

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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3 Risks of Using AI in Construction

Construction Business Owner

3 Risks of Using AI in Construction ccapoccia Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:16 The use of artificial intelligence is growing on construction jobsites. But without proper management, contractors won't make a return on their investment. Learn about three big AI risks and how to avoid them.

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In Final Rule, EPA Tightens Air Quality Standards for Particulates

ENR Construction

The tighter air pollution standard was long sought by health and environmental justice groups but faced criticism from manufacturing and construction industry associations.

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How to attract workers to far-flung jobsites

Construction Dive

Major projects away from city centers often lack a strong labor pool, so contractors must entice potential hires to relocate.

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Leveraging RTC360 for Floor Flatness Analysis

PC Construction

The PC team is nearing completion of the latest development at Vermont’s Spruce Peak Resort – the 126,000-square-foot Treehouse at Spruce Peak and associated 65,000-square-foot parking garage. The four-story contemporary luxury alpine building is comprised of wood framing. When compared to light-gauge metal framing, wood tends to be more prone to environmental factors that can lead to deformation.

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Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

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What to Know About Bond Liability Before Selling Your Company

Construction Business Owner

What to Know About Bond Liability Before Selling Your Company ccapoccia Fri, 02/09/2024 - 15:37 Contractors selling their business may learn the hard way that not all liability can be easily transferred. Learn some steps that can help mitigate these risks.

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Real Talk on AI's Role in Construction: Overheard in the Big Room 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

While there are plenty of tech and corporate buzzwords that don't live up to the hype, we can honestly say that AI is not one of them. Artificial intelligence truly has the capacity to transform everything we do— from construction workflows to jobsite safety management. AI is more than a trend in construction It's a significant paradigm shift that will transform our future.

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Construction firm co-founder among dead in Idaho jobsite collapse

Construction Dive

A gust of wind might have caused the hangar near the Boise Airport to collapse, but it could take months to know for sure, sources told the Idaho Statesman.

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