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4 Types of Construction Estimates You Need

Construction Business Owner

4 Types of Construction Estimates You Need Learn about different estimating practices & why accurate cost data is essential mhodges Tue, 04/25/2023 - 14:35 Common Types of Construction Estimates Throughout all phases of a construction project, it is important that project owners have a good sense of what the total cost will be. In most cases, cost is the most important factor in determining whether or not a project is even viable.

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ConTech Conversations: The AI revolution is not imminent, but it’s closer than you think

Construction Dive

Patrick Murphy, former congressman and CEO of Togal.AI, discussed the future of artificial intelligence and how it will impact the construction industry.

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Why Quality Is Your Biggest Referral

Jobsite with Procore

In construction, quality is everything. It’s what makes one build run smoothly, while another encounters issue after issue. Most of all, it’s what distinguishes a top-notch construction company from a mediocre one. Companies that produce the highest-quality work and continuously learn and grow will see their reputations soar and their project loads surge.

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Challenges & Opportunities in Commercial Construction

HardHatChat

As a National General Contractor working across multiple verticals in the commercial construction space, we understand the challenges (COVID and Supply Chain) facing our retail, restaurant, hospitality, and senior housing clients. But we’ve also experienced a strong will to solve problems, adapt smarter ways of working, and find new opportunities. Here are just a few examples: Working Through Challenges: Key Lessons for Moving Forward For Englewood and our national retail, restaurant, and hospit

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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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Comparing Cinder Blocks And Concrete Blocks

The Constructor

Are cinder blocks and concrete blocks the same? Many people assume they are, but the truth is that they have several key differences. This article will detail the composition, cost, strength, durability, weight, and appearance of cinder blocks and concrete blocks. After reading, you will understand why knowing the distinction between the two is essential […] The post Comparing Cinder Blocks And Concrete Blocks appeared first on The Constructor.

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With Inflation, How Can We Help Construction Costs Stay Down?

Fieldwire

Inflation has been hard on the construction industry. The sharp rise in prices has made essential materials such as steel, lumber and insulation unaffordable for many professionals, especially independent contractors. How can you keep your construction costs down to minimize the impact of inflation? Invest in Big Data “Big data” is an umbrella term for technology that gathers large amounts of data to help business leaders make more informed decisions.

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M&V, MBCx, WTF: Building Performance Monitoring as a Means to Achieve Decarbonization Goals

Stok

This blog post was co-authored by Stok’s Ally Duncan and Jessica Shaw , summarizing their presentation at AEE West 2023. We’re all too familiar with the headlines from states, countries, and corporations announcing their zero carbon targets; however, there’s confusion and vagueness surrounding what the target means and how it will be achieved. As building owners and occupiers adopt zero commitments and find their properties subject to energy performance and emissions regulations, the question be

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Market uncertainty splits construction into ‘haves and have-nots’

Construction Dive

Dodge’s Richard Branch talks with Construction Dive about recent banking turmoil, industry bifurcation and standout sectors in 2023.

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What Types Of Roofing Sheets Are Best For Home Construction?

The Constructor

Are you considering building a new home or replacing your existing roofing sheet? Choosing the right type of roofing sheet for your home can be tricky, and it’s easy to end up with a material that fails to meet your needs. This article will discuss the different types of roofing sheets available and the pros […] The post What Types Of Roofing Sheets Are Best For Home Construction?

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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 Solution to Australia’s Building and Construction Recruitment Challenges

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Explore the challenges of building and construction recruitment, and how adopting connected construction can help firms attract and retain top talent.

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5 Unique Challenges Manufacturing Companies Will Face In 2023

Construction Marketing

The significance of the manufacturing industry on a worldwide scale cannot be overlooked. According to the Economic Policy Institute , securing a job in a production plant might result in the creation of more than two other positions since the income earned is exhausted in another sector of the economy. The effect of this extensive impact is a high standard of living.

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Construction starts ‘likely to erode,’ economist says

Construction Dive

Building activity remains high for now, despite increased concerns around the economy and tightened lending standards, per Dodge Construction Network.

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A Comprehensive Look At Different Types Of Patio Covers

The Constructor

Having the perfect patio can take your outdoor experience to the next level. Whether you’re looking for a place to entertain guests or simply a relaxing spot to enjoy a hot summer day, having the right patio cover is essential. However, a wide variety of different patio covers are available, which can make selecting one […] The post A Comprehensive Look At Different Types Of Patio Covers appeared first on The Constructor.

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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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Increasing Productivity in Your Specialist Trade Business

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Here’s how you can use construction technology to improve your productivity, increase subcontractor safety on your job sites and much more.

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Construction outcry grows over London ULEZ expansion

Construction Enquirer

The Builders Merchants Federation is warning that Greater London could become a “no- go area” for many SME builders and other trades following the introduction of the expanded ULEZ zone in August. The BMF has written to the Mayor of London voicing its fears and calling for a rethink as construction opposition continues to grow against the plans.

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Construction Safety Week kicks off Monday

Construction Dive

The annual event to raise awareness of the industry’s commitment to a safe workplace begins May 1 across jobsites in the U.S. and Canada.

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Colorful Metal Inspiration

BD+C

Colorful Metal Inspiration 1 kcichowicz Mon, 05/01/2023 - 00:00 Voice of the Brand PAC-CLAD | Petersen Voice of the Brand Designing with architectural metal provides the opportunity to use a wide range of durable, low-maintenance colors and finishes that don’t dull or degrade over time. You can make a bold color statement, or even emulate materials such as wood and natural metals.

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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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From Building Safety Act to Developer Remediation Contracts: the recent updates to UK Building Regulations

Viewpoint Construction Technology

We’ll cover the latest changes to the Building Safety Act, the Developer Remediation Contract, and the Golden Thread.

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Worker dies after HS2 site accident

Construction Enquirer

A worker has died following an accident on HS2 on Thursday at the Balfour Beatty VINCI site near Solihull in the west Midlands. The Enquirer understands the victim, who is believed to be in his 70s, was carrying out drilling work when the accident happened causing him to suffer a cardiac arrest. He was airlifted to hospital for treatment where he was later pronounced dead.

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Maryland contractor pens children’s book to promote trades

Construction Dive

Noticing the impact of the lack of construction workers, a GC and graphic designer teamed up to write a book promoting the industry to elementary schoolers.

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Unlocking The Secrets Of Small Construction Business Cash Flow

Contractor Bookkeeping

Cash is king! Construction Company cash flow is the movement of money in and out of your Construction Company; these movements are known in accounting circles as inflow and outflow. Inflows for your Construction Company primarily come from selling goods or services to your customers, but keep in mind that inflow only occurs when you make a cash sale or collect on receivables.

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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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AEE WEST 2023: Building Performance Monitoring

Stok

M&V, MBCx, WTF: Building Performance Monitoring as a Means to Achieve Decarbonization Goals This blog post was co-authored by Stok’s Ally Duncan and Jessica Shaw , summarizing their presentation at AEE West 2023. We’re all too familiar with the headlines from states, countries, and corporations announcing their zero carbon targets; however, there’s confusion and vagueness surrounding what the target means and how it will be achieved.

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Green light for tallest tower in Birmingham

Construction Enquirer

City planners have approved the world’s first mixed-use net zero carbon development in Birmingham The £360m Curzon Wharf scheme will include a residential build to rent apartment block which will stand 53 storeys high, making it Birmingham’s tallest building at 172 metres (564 feet). The purpose-built student accommodation will be 41 storeys and another residential element at 14 storeys tall.

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Tackling construction weather safety head-on with AI

Construction Dive

New emerging AI-backed weather intelligence technology is changing the game with hyper local, actionable insights, providing all corners of the organization with the information they need to make informed decisions.

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Making the Case for Digital Transformation in Construction 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The challenges in today’s construction landscape are well documented, from supply chain issues and rising inflation to workforce shortages and a potential economic slowdown. Digital transformation is an essential catalyst to counterbalance these challenges and provide the construction industry with opportunities to increase efficiency, productivity, and design.

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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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Smart savings: Commissioning for the hybrid workplace

BD+C

Smart savings: Commissioning for the hybrid workplace 0 qpurcell Mon, 04/24/2023 - 09:27 Office Buildings Joe Crowe, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Gresham Smith, shares smart savings tips for facility managers and building owners of hybrid workplaces. Joe Crowe, P.E., CxA, LEED AP Office Buildings Headquarters Engineers Facility Managers Building Owners HVAC Mechanical Systems If we think back to pre-pandemic days, the thought of a hybrid workplace being successful for company culture and employee

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Taylor Wimpey axes 450 staff in cost-cutting push

Construction Enquirer

Taylor Wimpey has finished consultations with staff on a £19m cost-saving plan as it revealed this morning that targetted completion rates were 23% down on last year. The cost-cutting plan is understood to have delivered 450 job cuts and cost £8m to implement but would not affect existing UK market coverage. In a trading statement this morning chief executive Jennie Daly said Taylor Wimpey had seen a incremental improvement in sales rates so far this year compared to the end of 2022.

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Researchers create improved jobsite safety tech with location tracking

Construction Dive

A University of Houston-led team has upgraded its earlier system, which can track where objects and people are even as line of sight breaks.

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