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Is the construction labour shortage real, or an indication of poor industry productivity?

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Yesterday, I enjoyed a 45 minute conversation with the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition winner Ed Zarenski. I need to edit the Skype video a bit before posting it here, but discovered some things in the interview that are worthy of sharing right away.


Becoming the Internet of Things

Contractor Magazine

Most of what we do not know revolves around our evolving new identities as walking and talking IoT


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All-Women’s Paving Crew Initiative Aims to Change Industry Norms

Construction Equipment

Last summer Maymead, a paving contractor operating out of Tennessee and North Carolina, began a unique initiative: developing an all-women’s paving crew. The idea started when Mary Katherine Harbin, the area manager for one of Maymead’s divisions, began honing in on statistics regarding workforce

What are the Earthquake Effects on Structures?

The Constructor

Earthquake is the most dangerous natural phenomenon that generate sizable destruction in structures. It is reported that, two sources of mistakes. Earthquake Engineering Loads Structural Design Structural Engineering Design Structural

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.

What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate


Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation

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More construction firms see the value of lean

Construction Dive

Companies like Skender, Brasfield & Gorrie and Southland Industries are leveraging lean construction practices to save time, money and resources

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

Business Facilities

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life. Read: Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech at

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Viewpoint Powers Construction Industry Growth


Viewpoint is a Principal Partner of the CFMA and many CFMA members are also Viewpoint clients. I just returned from my first CFMA ( Construction Financial Management Association ) annual conference and it was a great experience.

Construction: ‘It’s Time to Start Designing Women In’

Construction Equipment

Although little data exists on injuries to women in construction, a report in the Guardian highlighted the ways safety designs tend to neglect finding appropriate sizing for female bodies. The article first cites the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health (NYCOSH), which references

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

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

Analysts: Infrastructure, modularization, resiliency top industry drivers

Construction Dive

While a recession is likely on the horizon, several segments of the construction industry will experience massive growth in the next few years, say experts from McKinsey and Dodge

Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

Business Facilities

Millions of skilled cybersecurity professionals are needed on the front lines of the global battle with cybercriminals who are causing trillions of dollars worth of damage annually. Read: Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys at

Monthly Windows Patching + Software Release


Sunday 16th June 2019: Patching 6am-12pm AEST + Next Jobpac Connect software release 7pm-10pm AEST. Monthly updates will be carried out on all Windows servers to improve stability and security. Release notes are available via: [link]. Software Jobpac Enhancements

Are You Guilty of Making These 13 Financial Mistakes?

Construction Business Owner

Learn what financial mistakes you may be making and learn from them to take control of your construction company's profit margins

OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse on engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation

Business Facilities

Planned growth of the company’s core businesses, innovation and vehicle testing center will bring more than 300 jobs to central Indiana. Read: Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation at

Leica Parent Hexagon Holds Digital Solutions Conference, Adds Tech Products

Construction Equipment

Swedish tech company Hexagon hosted 3,000 of its customers and partners from around the world in a Las Vegas event billed as “HxGN Live,” a showcase for its multi-industry technology that included 500 educational sessions, hands-on training, nine different keynotes, and a couple of noteworthy high

Channellock Announces Expansion Project

Contractor Magazine

Company increases capacity, continues legacy of fifth-generation family owned business


OSHA places blame for FIU bridge collapse with engineer, contractors

Construction Dive

A new OSHA report said cracks in the bridge were large enough to warrant the closing of the street below, where five motorists were crushed in the March 2018 accident

Construction blueprints 101: What you need to know

Lets Build

What is a construction blueprint or construction plan? Every construction worker needs to know how to read blueprints. In fact, anyone that tries to skip this step is going to find that their work will not be done properly, nor will they ever be good at their job.

Slope Stability- Causes of Instability, Analysis Methods, and Assumptions

The Constructor

A slope is an inclined boundary surface between air and the body of an earthwork such as highways, cut or fill, railway cut or fill, earth dams, Geotechnical Engineering Slope Stability Stability

Allfirst Launches High School Apprenticeship Program

Contractor Magazine

All students completed the program and received employment offers from sponsoring companies

What happens when a contractor develops construction software

Construction Dive

RedTeam's story has been 25 years in the making by an Orlando, Florida-based contractor who etched his company's needs into software due to a dearth of options at the time

How to Create a Qualifier Contingency Plan

Construction Business Owner

Getting a contractor’s license is a complicated, time-consuming process. As a result, many large construction companies wind up relying on a handful of qualifiers for licensing across a substantial operating territory.

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What are the Bases of Plastic Analysis of Beams and Portal Frames?

The Constructor

Plastic analysis is the method through which the actual failure load of a structure is calculated. This failure load can be significantly greater. Structural Design Structural Engineering Continuous beams Design Plastic Design Plastic Hinge Mechanism Portal Frame Structural

TX Gov. Abbott To Extend Texas State Board Of Plumbing Examiners

Contractor Magazine

The Governor’s order will allow the Board to continue its operations through May 31, 2021

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Dallas crane collapse kills one, injures several others

Construction Dive

The crane, owned and operated by Bigge Crane and Rigging, was toppled by wind gusts of up to 70 mph, according to NBC 5 DFW

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Chinese Steel Wheels Manufacturer Chooses Indiana

Business Facilities

Startup manufacturer Indiana Wheel Corporation will invest nearly $23 million and create more than 100 jobs at its new 300,000-square-foot production facility in Plymouth, IN. Read: Chinese Steel Wheels Manufacturer Chooses Indiana at

Materials for Repair of Concrete Structures- Types and Selection Criteria

The Constructor

There are various types of materials which are used for the repair of concrete structures.


Contractor Magazine

In case you have never heard of the Seven P’s before, they are: Proper, Prior, Planning, Prevents, P**s, Poor, Performance

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7 tips to maximize project profitability

Construction Dive

Be able to spot profit-generating projects from a mile away. Learn from shared tips on how to choose which projects to bid on, and how to run them more profitably

Construction Employment Increases by 4,000 Jobs in May

Construction Equipment

Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in May and by 215,000, or 3.0 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell to a record low, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The construction industry

Bioswale – Design, Applications and Advantages

The Constructor

A Bioswale or biofiltration swale is a narrow strip of a vegetated area that redirects and filters stormwater. A typical bioswale is long, linear and. Environmental Engg Water Resources Water Supply Biofiltration swales Bioswales Drainage system Low Impact development Sustainable development