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Playing it Safe: The Q3/Q4 2023 Quarterly Construction Metrics Index

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Check out this quarterly report on project starts, contract values, hiring, cash flows, materials pricing, and our customers' first-hand experiences.

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9 Keys to Building a Reliable Commercial Construction Subcontractor Network

HardHatChat

As anyone in the commercial construction industry knows, reliable, responsive, and skilled subcontractors are the lifeblood of our business. Your reputation and finished product as a national general contractor are only as good as the performance of your local subcontractor partners. That’s why the leadership team at Englewood has put such priority on building, vetting, and nurturing a 20,000+ tier-one network of experienced and project-tested subcontractors over the last 22+ years.

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Accelerating Your Month-End Close with Financial Automation

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Upcoming Closing the books can be a time-intensive task for construction finance teams. Thu, 03/28/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central Closing the books can be a time-intensive task for construction finance teams. It might take days of detailed work, cause backlogs on other projects, and unearth errors that have to be corrected.

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Design of Steel Tanks

The Constructor

Design of Steel Tanks Steel tanks are defined as vessels made of steel plates, utilized for storing various liquids such as water, petroleum, diesel, and kerosene oil. These tanks may be either placed on the ground or elevated on towers. When situated on the ground, they are supported either by cement concrete foundations or steel […] The post Design of Steel Tanks appeared first on The Constructor.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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How the Construction Accounting Function Can Earn a Seat at the Table

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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3 reasons why contractors need craft training to stay competitive

Construction Dive

Craft training proves to be a crucial strategy for contractors, addressing workforce shortages, enhancing employee engagement and boosting competitiveness in the construction industry.

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Cement Types and Characteristics of Cements

The Constructor

Types of Portland Cement Different types of Portland cement are manufactured to meet specific purposes, as outlined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Designation C150, which specifies eight types: Type Name Type I Normal Type IA Normal, air entraining Type II Moderate sulfate resistance Type IIA Moderate sulfate resistance, air entraining Type […] The post Cement Types and Characteristics of Cements appeared first on The Constructor.

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5 things developers should know about mass timber

BD+C

5 things developers should know about mass timber 0 qpurcell Thu, 02/15/2024 - 13:36 Mass Timber Gensler's Erik Barth, architect and regional design resilience leader, shares considerations for developers when looking at mass timber solutions. Erik Barth Regulations Mass Timber Wood The Changing Built Environment The U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report on climate change is an urgent call to action for the building industry.

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Improving Facilities Project Outcomes

Job Order Contracting

Improving Facilities Project Outcomes, whether, repair, renovation, maintenance, or new build, isn’t difficult. It does, however, require building relationships that lead to mutual benefit formed by internal and external teams who might otherwise be competitors fighting head-to- head and cause the traditional fragmentation and major obstacles to efficient project delivery.

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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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‘Never give up’ applies to football and construction, says ex-quarterback

Construction Dive

Bryan Ehrlich was once on a professional football team’s roster, but today, he uses a lifetime of construction knowledge to deliver projects throughout the Southeast.

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Circular Prestressing

The Constructor

Circular Prestressing" is employed to denote the prestressing of circular structures such as pipes and tanks where the prestressing wires are wound in circles. In contrast to this term, "linear prestressing” is used to include all other types of prestressing, where the cables may be either straight or curved, but not wound in circles around a circular structure.

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Unlocking New Construction Clients And Markets

Contractor Bookkeeping

For a business to thrive and grow, it needs a strategic plan and the ability to find new customers and continually tap into promising markets. However, this can be easier said than done in a highly competitive trade industry. With time, the quality of your work will speak for itself, which is the most valuable testimonial of all. While your good reputation preceding you is undoubtedly essential, there are a few other ways that you'll want to market your services to ensure that you have a steady

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Inn at Bellefield Welcomes Guests in Historic Hyde Park, New York

PC Construction

The first phase of a major local revitalization is complete in the center of Dutchess County. The Inn at Bellefield , a Residence Inn by Marriott, is a 137-room all-suite hotel located in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley. Now open to guests, the 106,000-square-foot, five-story facility features suites with full kitchens and distinct living and sleeping rooms with amenities such as an upscale fitness center, state-of-the-art conferences spaces including a 250-guest grand ballroom, and a bar

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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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Michigan is no longer a ‘right-to-work’ state

Construction Dive

The repeal, which took effect Tuesday, is the first such reversal since states began implementing laws that prohibit union security agreements in the 1940s.

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Slips in January

Contractor Magazine

All three index readings remain above the threshold of 50, indicating expectations for growth over the next six months.

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Wastewater Flows Continue Near Tijuana-San Diego Border as Repair Work Continues

ENR Construction

Officials from the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission are urging the Mexican members of the commission and other local officials to finish projects that are keeping untreated wastewater flowing into the Tijuana River.

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FAQs About Contractor Management Platforms

Safety Services Company

2023 was a year of resilience, pressure, and economic uncertainty for our industry. Naturally, many contractors (like you!) may be wondering how to make 2024 the best year yet for health, safety, and compliance. After all, safety first, bidding next. As we get deeper into Q1 of the new year, work is gaining momentum and, with it, new challenges and questions.

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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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Inflation edges up, pushing back forecast of first Fed rate cut

Construction Dive

Futures traders now see a 52% probability that policymakers in June will cut the federal funds rate from its current peak level between 5.25% and 5.5%.

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Continuous insulation: Construction’s new frontier

Construction Specifier

By Joseph Goley The increased use of continuous insulation (c.i.) represents a fundamental shift in the way building insulation and energy efficiency efforts are approached in construction. As conversations around sustainability and energy conservation gain traction, c.i. has received greater attention among both commercial and residential customers.

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Westinghouse To Build UK's First Privately Funded Small Reactors

ENR Construction

At completion, the projects would also be Britain's first small nuclear plant deployment and its first construction of the AP300 design as well as Europe's first privately-funded SMR in.

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Home Service Category Experiences Growth in 2023 Despite Historically High Inflation

Contractor Magazine

Latest Jobber Home Service Economic Report predicts positive year ahead for home service pros.

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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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PCL nabs $667M Saskatchewan hospital job

Construction Dive

The firm will design and build a new acute care tower at Prince Albert Victoria Hospital with a heliport and an expanded emergency department.

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Analyzing impact of building materials to address climate change

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Cunningham Baron By Bill Bellico The construction industry is equipped with many tools to further its mission of fostering sustainable building practices. Assessing the carbon footprint of a building is one major tool aimed at addressing concerns regarding climate change. Embodied carbon has emerged as a critical consideration in measuring the carbon footprint of building materials.

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Westinghouse To Build UK's First Privately Funded Small Reactors

ENR Construction

If completed, the four projects would also be Britain's first SMR deployment, first construction of the AP300 design and first privately-funded SMR deployment in Europe.

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ABC: Monthly Construction Input Prices Surge 1%

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Construction input prices increased 1% in January 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 increased 0.9% for the month. Overall construction input prices are 0.4% higher than a year ago, while nonresidential construction materials prices are 0.7% higher.

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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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Five Star Electric wins $67M New York MTA cabling project

Construction Dive

The Tutor Perini subsidiary will lay approximately 150,000 feet of fiber-optic cable for North America’s largest transportation network.

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Creating thoughtful tech workplace design

BD+C

Creating thoughtful tech workplace design 0 qpurcell Tue, 02/13/2024 - 11:04 Office Buildings It’s important for office design to be inspiring, but there are some practical principles that can be incorporated into the design of real-world tech workplaces to ensure they convey an exciting, sophisticated allure that accommodates progressive thinking and inventiveness.

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Babcock & Wilcox, Utility Gain $16M for Blue Hydrogen at Wyo. Plant

ENR Construction

Gillette coal-fired power plant would deploy firm's innovative technology for blue hydrogen also expandable to other Powder River Basin plants, state said, despite advocates push for cleaner green hydrogen.