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What is Substructure and Superstructure in Building Construction?

The Constructor

Reinforcement shall be cut and placed as per the structural drawings and approved bar bending Schedules. Specified cover blocks should be provided at regular spacing and intervals. Cover blocks should be tied with reinforcement by using binding wires for preventing misplacement from its location during concreting The post What is Substructure and Superstructure in Building Construction?

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Practical Tips To Improve Your Construction Marketing Strategy

Contractor Bookkeeping

Stepping up your marketing game as a construction business owner is always a welcome topic in my client conversations. Often, a contractor will chat with me about the best way to promote their company, primarily because there is no one but him running it. You may focus more on accounting and taxes at times, and at other times, your business may slow down, and sales become more challenging.

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First, Digital Timesheets; Next, the Moon?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins.

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Construction planning posts largest decline of 2024

Construction Dive

Institutional developments, which include life sciences and lab projects that surged during the pandemic, have now slowed down, according to Dodge Construction Network.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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The Rise of Hospital Infrastructure & Modernization Updates

Construction Business Owner

The Rise of Hospital Infrastructure & Modernization Updates ccapoccia Mon, 04/08/2024 - 11:12 The U.S. boasts a robust health care infrastructure, consisting of over 6,000 hospitals and thousands of small clinics, offering more than a million hospital beds to patients. This infrastructure encompasses a variety of important elements, such as advanced research labs, cutting-edge technology and a wide range of medical equipment.

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US Construction Half a Million Workers Short

Construction Today

In recent years, the US construction sector has grappled with a formidable challenge: a significant dearth of proficient laborers. Fresh data released by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) underscores the gravity of this shortfall, estimating a staggering deficit of 501,000 workers to satisfy existing demand. This insufficiency poses a grave peril to the expansion and solidity of the… Source The post US Construction Half a Million Workers Short appeared first on Construction Tod

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New price jumps ‘not especially good news’ for construction

Construction Dive

Overall building material costs have now increased in every month of 2024, said Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

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Nonresidential Construction Adds Whopping 24,600 Jobs in March

Contractor Magazine

On a year-over-year basis, industry employment has expanded by 270,000 jobs, an increase of 3.4%.

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Limit State, Working Stress and Ultimate Load Method of Structural Design

The Constructor

This was the traditional method of design not only for reinforced concrete, but also for structural steel and timber design. The method basically assumes that the structural material behaves as a linear elastic manner, and that adequate safety can be ensured by suitably restricting the stresses in the material induced by the expected “working loads” on the structure.

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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California Offshore Wind Propels $6.1B of Grid Infrastructure Projects

ENR Construction

Investment in 26 transmission developments would accommodate an added 85 GW of generating capacity to meet state load growth and greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2035, state grid operator CAISO said April 1.

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Report highlights biggest hazards for crane operators

Construction Dive

Although falls and struck-bys are the most frequent causes of injury, heat stress and fatigue were the most common contributors to incidents.

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National Drinking Water Standard Issued to Protect 100M People from PFAS

Contractor Magazine

Legally enforceable standard to protect communities from harmful per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as ‘forever chemicals.

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Grenfell Inquiry report further delayed

Construction Law

Delays in contacting parties that may have been criticised in the Grenfell Inquiry’s draft report mean that publication has been delayed again. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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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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AtkinsRéalis to Lead $3B Canada Green Hydrogen Project First Design

ENR Construction

Quebec facility would produce 70,000 metric tons annually of green hydrogen to supply the province’s developing industrial decarbonization hub.

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Turner reboots construction on Amazon office tower

Construction Dive

Work has resumed on the top 22 floors of the 1 million-square foot building, named 555 Tower, where Amazon paused its efforts in July 2022.

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ABC: Construction Materials Prices Increase 0.4%

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction input prices increased 0.4% in March compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors’ analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 0.4% for the month. Both overall and nonresidential construction input prices are 1.7% higher than a year ago.

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Government fails to achieve energy security targets

Construction Law

The UK government has only achieved three out of ten major commitments it made in its British Energy Security Strategy in the two years since it was published, according to analysis from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU). To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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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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EPA Issues New PFAS Standard, Provides $1B for Testing, Cleanup of 'Forever Chemicals'

ENR Construction

Funding for the two-pronged initiative aimed at reducing exposure to cancer-linked per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) c omes from the IIJA.

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The internet ‘wasn’t designed to be secure’: Gilbane CIO

Construction Dive

Karen Higgins-Carter, the company’s chief information officer and a former banking industry executive, says contractors need to band together against cyber threats.

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The just cause in behavioral health design: Make it right

BD+C

The just cause in behavioral health design: Make it right 0 qpurcell Thu, 04/11/2024 - 08:42 Healthcare Facilities NAC Architecture shares strategies for approaching behavioral health design collaboratively and thoughtfully, rather than simply applying a set of blanket rules. Janica Baker, Jill Kurtz, Brooke Michl-Smith, and Andrew Von Lohr Healthcare Facilities Architects Biophilic Design When a patient is in crisis or in need of behavioral health services, and arrives at a healthcare facility

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Scottish infrastructure investment might not deliver on emissions reductions

Construction Law

The Scottish Government’s carbon assessment of its flagship £26 billion infrastructure investment plan has been slammed for failing to provide ‘concrete evidence’ of how it will deliver the emissions cuts needed to hit net zero targets. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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Tunneling Wraps Up on LA Metro's $9.5B D Line Extension

ENR Construction

LA Metro's D Line Extension reached a key milestone as the tunnels for all nine miles of the project have been successfully completed.

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After pandemic boom, industrial construction starts fade

Construction Dive

Project kickoffs fell 40% last year, as a slew of COVID-era warehouse and distribution projects have outpaced demand.

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Skanska Releases Electric Compaction Roller on LA Megaproject

Construction Today

The construction industry stands on the brink of a transformative era, driven by the advent of electric and intelligent compaction equipment. This new age technology is not just a nod towards sustainability but a leap into efficiency, offering a myriad of benefits from reduced emissions to enhanced precision in infrastructure projects. As urban landscapes burgeon and the clamor for resilient… Source The post Skanska Releases Electric Compaction Roller on LA Megaproject appeared first on Co

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Homes England should become master developer on large schemes, says Review

Construction Law

Government housing and regeneration agency Homes England should be authorised to take more risk and to ‘be bolder’ in playing the role of master developer on more large regeneration and placemaking schemes, says a Cabinet Office Review. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details.

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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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US DOT Awards $830M for Resilience-Related Infrastructure Upgrades

ENR Construction

Grants go to 80 road, bridge, transit and other projects to improve their ability to withstand floods, rising seas and other harmful effects of climate change in 37 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

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Skender hit by ransomware attack

Construction Dive

The Chicago-based builder disclosed the breach, which affected 1,067 people, in a filing with the Maine Attorney General’s office on April 5.

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Autodesk Construction Cloud’s Game-Changing Product Releases

Construction Today

At Autodesk, the commitment to continually enhance construction management solutions drives innovation to empower teams for exceptional results. This month, Autodesk unveils over 45 groundbreaking product releases across the Autodesk Construction Cloud platform, featuring significant updates to Autodesk Build and Autodesk BIM Collaborate. Let’s explore the key features and enhancements poised to… Source The post Autodesk Construction Cloud’s Game-Changing Product Releases appea