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How Can Telematics Reduce Rising Equipment Costs?

Construction Business Owner

How Can Telematics Reduce Rising Equipment Costs? ccapoccia Wed, 11/29/2023 - 18:05 Inflation has taken its toll on the construction industry. Earlier this year, one of the world’s largest equipment manufacturers said the average price of its machinery would jump by 8% globally. Further, in a survey Teletrac Navman recently undertook, equipment operators said that maintenance costs are also growing.

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The Dotted Line: Change orders often spark conflict, but they don’t have to

Construction Dive

While disputes between contractors and design teams are growing, planning and communication can mitigate this friction, legal experts say.

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How Bellway’s Innovative Future Home Leads the Charge in Sustainable Construction

Construction Today

In recent years, the importance of sustainable home construction and energy-efficient housing has become increasingly prominent in the UK’s efforts to combat climate change. The UK’s built environment contributes significantly to its carbon footprint, accounting for 40% of the nation’s total carbon emissions. As the country strives towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Why Online Reviews Matter And Ways To Deal With Negative Feedback

Contractor Bookkeeping

In today's digital age, online reviews hold immense power and influence over the success of small construction companies. With easy access to social media, Google reviews, and review websites, customers can easily voice their opinions and experiences with your business online. Most people searching for a local construction company - whether they need a plumber, painter, or general contractor, will check their online reviews before deciding.

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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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Courthouse Reporter Series: The Bizarre Case That Required a 117-Year-Old Expert

Constructlaw

Reposted from The Dispute Resolver with permission. A recent decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals, Munro v. Georgia Department of Transportation , highlights how overly specific and inflexible rules of evidence can create peculiar results. Munro involved a dispute over the design of a Georgia intersection. No. A23A0404, 2023 WL 4194716 (Ga. Ct.

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Outstanding Women in Construction 2023

Construction Business Owner

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Job Order Contracting Quick Facts

Job Order Contracting

Access hundreds of Job Order Contracting Quick Facts to see how your organization can… Improve contractor availability and relationships Improve cost visibility and cost management Achieve faster delivery times Ensure a higher level of service and support from senior professionals Attain all the above with the lowest JOC Program administration fee that doesn’t require a percentage of your construction volume!

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Gilbane tapped for $5B Mayo Clinic expansion in Minnesota

Construction Dive

The medical complex in Rochester will feature buildings with rooms and floors that can convert to different functions, removing a typical limitation in healthcare construction.

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SDB Contracting Services Wins 2023 Construction Award for Best HR Achievement

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Learn about SDB Contracting Services' award winning construction HR process.

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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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Safety First, Bidding Next: How Safety & Compliance Wins Contracts

Safety Services Company

Consider this! Two contractors working for a construction firm bid for projects in the same city —we’ll call them Mark and Bob. Both contractors have operated with their firms for over 15 years, employ qualified workers, and boast high-level capability to take on major commercial jobs. Here’s where things change. Bob has entirely surpassed Mark’s business in recent years and consistently lands contract after contract.

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Critical Component of Integrated Project Delivery

Job Order Contracting

A critical component of Integrated Project Delivery is objective, verifiable, granular local market cost data and and associated and an associated detailed scope of work (SOW) fully communicated with and agreed to by all participants and stakeholders. While IPD has been marketed as an improvement to traditional construction delivery methods (Sutter Health, etc.) and clearly demonstrated obvious benefit, the process has not been maximized.

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Florida bill would allow minors to do roofing work

Construction Dive

The legislation, which would permit teens 16 and older to work on roofing projects, also expands recruitment efforts in the trades.

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A lasting housing impact: Gen-Z redefines multifamily living

BD+C

A lasting housing impact: Gen-Z redefines multifamily living 0 qpurcell Thu, 11/30/2023 - 17:00 Multifamily Housing Nathan Casteel, Design Leader, DLR Group, details what sets an apartment community apart for younger generations. Nathan Casteel MFPRO+ Blog Affordable Housing Student Housing Apartments Designers Urban Planning Generation Z doesn’t settle for the typical living environment.

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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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National Search for America's Top Plumber Concludes

Contractor Magazine

CBS Sports broadcast highlights skilled trades as the nation's top electricians, plumbers, HVAC and auto techs compete for their share of over $300,000 in awards.

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Construction Kicked Off for New Hampshire Housing

PC Construction

Yesterday PC Construction gathered with our partners – Lincoln Avenue Communities and Market Square Architects – along with a host of dignitaries to celebrate the construction of New Hampshire’s latest multi-family residential development. The new Residences at Chestnut facility, located in the Central Business District of Manchester, features two mid-rise buildings offering a total of 142 studio, one- and two-bedroom affordable housing units.

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The future of infrastructure is green, AECOM exec says

Construction Dive

Public policy and new tech, including AI, are driving resilience projects in Southern California, said Los Angeles Metro Executive and Strategy + Growth Leader Jill Kurth.

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Building More with Less Waste, How GIS Helps Construction Go Full Circle

ENR Construction

Using geographic information systems to add quantities of materials and placement of coordinates can help contractors achieve they and their clients' sustainability goals.

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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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7 ways multifamily designers can promote wellness in urban communities

BD+C

7 ways multifamily designers can promote wellness in urban communities 0 qpurcell Mon, 11/27/2023 - 14:32 MFPRO+ Blog Shepley Bulfinch's Natalie Shutt-Banks, AIA, identifies design elements that multifamily developers can use to maximize space while creating a positive impact on residents and the planet Natalie Shutt-Banks, AIA MFPRO+ Blog Multifamily Housing Biophilic Design Sustainable Design and Construction Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the amount of time individ

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Designing the oft-overlooked transition between air barrier and fenestration

Construction Specifier

The Slate apartment in Portland, Oregon. Photo ©Joshua Jay Elliot/courtesy Works Progress Architecture. By Kevin Haynes Designing the transition between an effective air barrier and fenestration, such as curtain wall and storefront, can present challenges for the designer and specifier. During the design phase, the process of selecting and specifying a curtain wall and/or storefront, in some cases is limited to aesthetics, structural considerations, thermal performance, and cost.

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Unfair labor practice charges on the rise

Construction Dive

Reports of labor violations and union petitions to the NLRB both rose in the last year. Here’s what construction employers need to know.

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EPA Proposal Would Hasten Pace Toward Zero-Lead Service Lines in US

ENR Construction

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposal that would ensure that all of the remaining nine million lead pipes in the nation would be removed over the next ten years.

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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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Promoting wellness in urban communities

BD+C

Promoting wellness in urban communities 0 qpurcell Mon, 11/27/2023 - 14:32 MFPRO+ Blog Shepley Bulfinch's Natalie Shutt-Banks, AIA, identifies design elements that multifamily developers can use to maximize space while creating a positive impact on residents and the planet Natalie Shutt-Banks, AIA MFPRO+ Blog Multifamily Housing Biophilic Design Sustainable Design and Construction Since the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in the amount of time individuals spend in their residences.

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Understanding Jalousie Windows: Features, Types, Maintenance, and Costs Explained

CivilJungle

Introduction of Jalousie Window jalousie is a French word for “jealousy” and is derived from the Italian word “geloso” in 18th century France. Which means “jealous” or “screen”.

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Construction spending inches higher

Construction Dive

Manufacturing and infrastructure investments fueled a 0.1% uptick in October, but warehouse and distribution center outlays tumbled.

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After Worker Rescue at Collapsed India Tunnel, Focus Shifts to Key Project Risks

ENR Construction

As the last of 41 workers trapped for 17 days emerged this week, there are growing calls to reemphasize safety and geology risks as the nation embarks on a rapid infrastructure buildout.

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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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Designing the overlooked transition between air barrier and fenestration

Construction Specifier

The Slate apartment in Portland, Oregon. Photo ©Joshua Jay Elliot/courtesy Works Progress Architecture. By Kevin Haynes Designing the transition between an effective air barrier and fenestration, such as curtain wall and storefront, can present challenges for the designer and specifier. During the design phase, the process of selecting and specifying a curtain wall and/or storefront, in some cases is limited to aesthetics, structural considerations, thermal performance, and cost.

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ABC: Nonresidential Construction Spending Inches Higher, up 20% Over the Past Year

Construction Superintendent Magazine

National nonresidential construction spending increased 0.1% in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $1.1 trillion. Spending was up on a monthly basis in 8 of the 16 nonresidential subcategories. Private nonresidential spending increased 0.1% in October, while public nonresidential construction spending was up 0.2%.

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7 airport expansions to watch

Construction Dive

From St. Louis to Denver, Houston and Des Moines, aviation projects are taking off, boosted by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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