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Not Sure How to Promote Your Construction Company? Start With Safety

Construction Marketing

Not only are we in the midst of difficult times, but we also have to account for the inevitability of a major recession , and that the economy is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, how does this affect construction companies?

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Why Don’t Teams Use Scrum for Construction?

Lean Construction

Spend any amount of time in conversation with me and it is impossible not to notice how easily excited I get about Lean Construction and Agile frameworks, especially Scrum. Lean transformation and business coaching are my primary responsibilities at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

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How Much Does Rework Really Cost Your Job and What Can You Do to Stop It?

Construction Junkie

photo by bisgovuk. If we’re being honest with ourselves, rework happens on nearly every construction project, whether it’s due to poor craftsmanship, field changes, or errors of omission. It’s fairly easy to determine what rework costs a contractor with regards to labor and material, but determining the true total cost is a whole different beast. Fortunately, Jason Dougherty, Nigel Hughes and James Zack Jr.

SEC Alters Environmental Disclosure Requirements for First Time in 30 Years But

Green Building Law Update

A final rule the SEC adopted on August 26, 2020 and effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register may be more significant for what is not in the rule. The rule is silent on ESG disclosures, including climate risk.

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

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

ND Packaging Investing $45.5M In Wisconsin

Business Facilities

The company will create up to 40 jobs at a 350,000-square-foot corrugated box manufacturing facility in Racine County, WI. . Read: ND Packaging Investing $45.5M In Wisconsin at BusinessFacilities.com.

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[Timelapse] Watch 32 Months of New Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Construction In 3 Minutes

Construction Junkie

via YouTube // EarthCam. Sure, I’ve already written about the completion of Allegiant Stadium , the brand new home to the Las Vegas Raiders, but I ask you this: Is a building actually built if there’s no timelapse video to show for it? I submit to you that it is not.

6 Steps to Fine-Tune Your Takeoffs & Bid More Accurately

Construction Business Owner

6 Steps to Fine-Tune Your Takeoffs & Bid More Accurately. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 09/22/2020 - 11:31. How to navigate the cost fluctuations, errors, missing items and unforeseen circumstances that come with bidding on construction projects

Campbell Soup Company Invests $40M In Ohio Expansion

Business Facilities

Campbell Soup Company's investment in its Willard, OH manufacturing facility expanded Goldfish production and added 40 new jobs. Read: Campbell Soup Company Invests $40M In Ohio Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Standard Specifications of Hollow and Solid Concrete Blocks

The Constructor

In recent times, we have seen a drastic transition from brick masonry to concrete block masonry due to its numerous advantages such as fire. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Concrete Properties Concrete Technology Quality Control Guide Specifications

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.

Survey Reveals the Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Contractors

Construction Junkie

For the past six months, we’ve known the construction industry In the US has been highly affected by the coronavirus pandemic , but how much? A new survey conducted by Autodesk and AGC of America is giving us a deeper look into the impacts so far.

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Escaping the blame game: Enable onsite teams to make decisions quicker and deliver on time

Lets Build

Construction projects are always complex. A number of teams and stakeholders are coming together to complete their tasks according to the agreed plan. In that sense, it quickly becomes clear that collaboration is a key component of success in construction.

Huntington Ingalls Industries To Create 250 Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the nation’s largest military shipbuilder, will establish an unmanned systems facility in Hampton, VA. Read: Huntington Ingalls Industries To Create 250 Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Architectural Dictionary – 108 Words Used by Architects

The Constructor

The following are the words commonly used by Architects in their works and drawings. Understanding of these words is essential for construction. Construction Engineering & Management

A new portable restroom is designed for mobility

BD+C

In the annals of jobsite productivity, the portable restroom—better known as a porta potty or Porta John—has played a prominent, if underappreciated, role. Dating back to the 1940s, these single-occupant restrooms within fiberglass boxes are essential fixtures in construction management.

4 PHASES of LEAN CONSTRUCTION

Job Order Contracting

Here’s an introduction to the 4 phases of LEAN construction and the consistent attainment of quality repair, renovation, maintenance, and new build projects on-time and on-budget.

Consumers Energy: Energy And Beyond

Business Facilities

As Michigan’s businesses implement their return-to-work plans, Consumers Energy reaffirms its commitment to help small businesses, nonprofits and communities expand and prosper. Read: Consumers Energy: Energy And Beyond at BusinessFacilities.com.

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How to Test the Temperature of Fresh Concrete as per ASTM?

The Constructor

The temperature of fresh concrete can be determined as per ASTM C1064 to ensure the concrete’s conformity with standard temperature. How To Guide Material Testing Guide Tests on Concrete

Construction Certifications: What's Important & What's Not

Construction Business Owner

Construction Certifications: What's Important & What's Not. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 09/22/2020 - 16:20. Tony Thompson . Founder & CEO. Kwame Building Group.

LEAN Construction SWOT Analysis

Job Order Contracting

LEAN Construction SWOT Analysis. A lot of organizations claim to deploy LEAN construction, however, few actually do. LEAN construction requires integrations of construction planning, procurement, and project delivery, and associated people, process, information, and technology.

Gerber Products Investing $36M In Michigan Expansion

Business Facilities

The baby food maker will expand its Fremont, MI manufacturing facility, creating 50 new jobs in the process. . Read: Gerber Products Investing $36M In Michigan Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Taj Mahal: Construction of its Invincible Foundation

The Constructor

The Taj Mahal is a perfectly symmetrical monument representing the finest architectural and artistic achievements through excellent craftsmanship and. Case study Geotechnical Engineering

Focus Shifts from Site Preparation to Construction at the WSSC Bio-Energy Project

PC Construction

Activity on the Early Works Package at WSSC’s Piscataway WRRF site began almost a year ago and now nears completion as the teams shift focus to Phase 2 construction activities associated with the new bio-energy.

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Construction Project Metrics

Job Order Contracting

Here’s the beginning of a list of Construction Project Metrics.

Midwest Truck & Auto Parts To Create 150 Jobs In Indiana

Business Facilities

Automotive and truck parts supplier Midwest Truck & Auto Parts has selected a 125,000-square-foot facility in Lake County, IN for its Midwest expansion. Read: Midwest Truck & Auto Parts To Create 150 Jobs In Indiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

What are the Factors Governing the Selection of Water Sources?

The Constructor

Water in all three forms—solid, liquid, or gas—is an extremely valuable resource for fulfilling the basic necessities of humans. Clean water is not. Environmental Engg Water Supply

Costly Bookkeeping Mistakes That Kill Profit And Growth

Contractor Bookkeeping

Most construction business owners like you understand that effective financial management is key to your success. But lack of knowledge, frustration, and even avoidance can add up to your bookkeeping mistakes that derail future company growth. With everything contractors like you need to do every day, including weekends and holidays, it's too easy to let crisp, timely Financial Reports go unread, and in some cases, you may not fully understand what they are telling you when you do read them.

No ease of lumber price spikes in sight

BD+C

It’s been a wild ride in 2020 for the U.S. timber industry , and the run up in prices shows no sign of easing. First, mills temporarily shut down in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Porsche Expanding North American HQ In Georgia

Business Facilities

The multi-million dollar project will add a service center, restoration facility, and experience center adjacent to the company's North American Headquarters near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Read: Porsche Expanding North American HQ In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Artificial Intelligence: Its Potential and Applications in Construction

The Constructor

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of machines to induce human intelligence, and programming them to mimic human cognitive functions, Digital tools

Homes Should Not be Designed as 'One Size Fits All'

Pro Builder

Homes Should Not be Designed as 'One Size Fits All'. cbroderick. Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:34. Each person utilizes their home’s spaces differently, and Housing Design Matters urges builders to remember that.

Are All Machines Alike?

Construction Equipment

Two former construction equipment executives with service within the global organizations of Volvo Construction Equipment and CNH Industrial—Carl-Gustaf Goransson and Alan Berger—suggest construction equipment brands are on their way to losing traditional elements of customer loyalty, and becoming

Free Webinar: Are We Ready For The Drone Age?

Business Facilities

Get the most up-to-date information on the state of play in the UAS field from someone who has a seat at the table where key decisions are made: Mark Blanks, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech. Read: Free Webinar: Are We Ready For The Drone Age?