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Contractor Website Best Practices

Construction Marketing Blog

An excellent website is no longer an option for any type of construction, remodeling, or trade contracting firm. Fact is, website excellence is now a requirement for business success.

New report assesses where opportunities could lie in construction technology


Between 2013 and February 2018, cumulative investment in construction technology totaled $18 billion, or double the amount invested during the previous five years

How Hensel Phelps maximizes its use of drones

Construction Dive

The construction giant spent up to $20,000 per manned helicopter flight to capture aerial video of projects before tapping unmanned aerial vehicles to complete the same tasks and more at a fraction of the cost

Can Lean Manufacturing Principles Improve Construction?

John Chaney

If construction jobsites have one thing in common, it’s that they’re all different. This variation — in project size, scope, type, materials, timelines, etc. makes a philosophy like lean manufacturing seem unsuited to the construction industry.

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

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

Types of Drawings used in Building Construction

The Constructor

Different types of drawings is used in construction such as architectural drawings, structural, electrical, plumbing and finishing drawings. These. Architecture Building Building Bye Laws Building Technology Guide Construction Project Design Guide IS Codes Structural Engineering

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ESG, including Advantaged by Green Building, Requires Risk Oversight

Green Building Law Update

Investments by individuals and institutions driven by environmental, social and governance matters continue to remain front and center in the minds of boards of directors, government regulators and the media.

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Breaking Down Silos for Better Construction Collaboration

John Chaney

The dreaded silo. Almost all growing businesses struggle with silos. People tend to separate themselves by department or function and then don’t do a great job collaborating with people in other parts of the business to resolve issues, optimize processes and improve efficiency and productivity.

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Tech Toys: Real physics guide dirt-moving simulator, cranes become autonomous and more

Construction Dive

EarthCam enhanced its high-resolution live jobsite streaming and time-lapse offerings and IntSite is testing its artificial intelligence for crane operations in the field amid a round of venture capital backing


Facilities Maintenance Checklist and Procedures

Job Order Contracting

Preventative maintenance is critical to facilities occupant health and safety, as well as meeting an organization’s fiduciary responsibilities. How do your preventative and routine facilities maintenance checklists and procedures compare to the following?

Retaining Wall Types, Materials, Economy, and Applications

The Constructor

What is a retaining wall? Retaining wall is a structure that are designed and constructed to withstand lateral pressure of soil or hold back soil.

Uses and benefits of concrete pumping

Construction Cost Estimating

Concrete pumping is the latest technology applied in the modern construction industry to set the concrete in all the structures ranging from high skyscrapers to the slightest convenience store. With concrete pumping, it is possible to arrange the concrete where it requires to fit.

Industry petitions OSHA to establish heat standard

Construction Dive

More than 130 organizations asked the agency to establish protection rules for workers exposed to heat, the leading weather-related killer in the U.S.


Understanding Job Order Contracting & Efficient LEAN Facilities Repair, Renovation, and Construction

Job Order Contracting

It’s important to recognize that true Job Order Contracting (not simply using JOC to speed project through procurement “red tape”) requires change management. It is an ongoing process for any organizations with a focus upon continuous improvement.

What is Gabion? Its Types, Applications, and Advantages

The Constructor

What is gabion? Gabion is a welded wire cage or box filled with materials such as stone, concrete, sand, or soil. So, gabion is a partially flexible. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Environmental Engg Geotechnical Engineering Ground Improvement Construction Gabions

6 Steps to Effective Copywriting in the Construction Industry

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From James Daily. Professional Writer And Content Manager At FlashEssay. Being a copywriter means that you have a responsibility to both your audience and your client.

Technology can ease the labor shortage, survey says

Construction Dive

Not only can technology increase productivity and profitability, it also can attract talent and help retain younger workers, a recent Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk report showed

Open Software, Open Hardware, and Open Minds

Contractor Magazine

I scare myself several times a day, every day, learning all that I can while trying to keep an open mind

Concrete Grade Beam Construction Process

The Constructor

What is concrete grade beam? Grade beams are commonly concrete beams which are designed to act as horizontal ties between footings or pile caps.

Job Order Contracting Software

Job Order Contracting

Job Order Contracting Software and more! Building in Cloud (BiC) and the 4BT-PE/4BT-CE modules support LEAN COLLABORATIVE OpenJOC(TM) Job Order Contract via Software as a Service (SaaS).

Business Toolbox: How to enact a more 'quality' jobsite quality control program

Construction Dive

The benefits of a written quality control program are hard to deny, said Western Specialty Contractors' Eric Olson, but like most other programs, a written policy is only as good as the enforcement behind it

Under-development solar panels snap together and turn waste heat into hot water


The more sunlight solar panels receive, the hotter they get. The hotter they get, the more inefficient they become at converting energy into electricity. A new modular solar panel currently under development at Brunel University London solves this issue by using heat pipes to gather this excess heat and use it to produce a building’s hot water

Nevada: Where Innovation Meets Logistics

Business Facilities

Whether it’s testing unmanned aerial systems overhead or moving freight on the ground, Henderson, NV is ready to meet your 21st century business needs. Read: Nevada: Where Innovation Meets Logistics at

Roof Inspection Checklists

Job Order Contracting

Roof Inspection Checklists can be automated and linked to detailed cost models for budgeting and project estimation. Locally researched cost data is optimal for this purpose versus the use of “national average” reference cost databases and associated location factors.

$6B San Francisco rail tunnel route gets approval

Construction Dive

After the San Francisco Transportation Authority's green light, the route must now win over various regional, state and city agencies and groups before construction can begin

(Free) publicity rules reminder: Make it easy, and make it relevant

Construction Marketing Ideas

The volume of pr/news release inquiries landing in my email box (and fortunately much more rarely, in the voice-mail) has been increasing lately, probably because of the enhanced visibility and success of our regional construction industry websites.

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WaterSense and the role of advocacy

Contractor Magazine

Get involved in your industry through the legislative process

ENR Southeast Names Bob Moss as 2018 Legacy Award Winner

ENR Construction

The CEO and chairman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based based Moss, is being honored for the accomplishments of his nearly 50-year-long career


Road construction fatalities climbed through 2016

Construction Dive

As construction picked up after the Great Recession, so did worker deaths, according to the most recent statistics

How much of your marketing should you outsource, and how much should you do yourself?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Some questions are much easier to ask than to answer, and the one that shapes this post’s headline fits 100 per cent into that category.

Why Field Service and CRM Software Need to be Best Friends

Contractor Magazine

While CRM is designed to manage the customer experience, field service management software helps companies go deep into their data to ensure customers can be served profitably and successfully

ENR 2018 Top 400 Sourcebook: Kiewit Building Massive Greenfield Aluminum Plant

ENR Construction

Kiewit building 300,000-ton-per-year greenfield plant


Michigan DOT awards final $1.4B stretch of I-75 to local group

Construction Dive

Using a group to design, build and finance the project will shave 10 years off the original schedule, the agency said

117 km, one pedal push at a time — A real construction marketing exercise

Construction Marketing Ideas

On Sunday Sept. 9, I pushed through 117 km (about 72 miles) on a hybrid exercise bike, requiring about four hours (with breaks) and close to 4,000 calories of energy.