Sat.May 09, 2020 - Fri.May 15, 2020

No Country for Old Construction HR Processes

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Why contractors are digitizing data to remove reliance on paper forms and other manual processes and adapt to a changing workforce environment. Construction Best Practices

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What contractors need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program

Construction Dive

Attorneys say the big takeaway for construction firms that use PPP loans is to document everything — from the decisions that led to their applications to how they used the proceeds

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7 Tips to Prepare Accurate Construction Estimates

The Constructor

Project planning and budget estimation is very important for a construction project to be successful. If you don’t plan your project beforehand, you. Construction Engineering & Management Construction Management Construction Project

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Boosting The Social Proof Of Your Construction Business Online

Contractor Bookkeeping

While the world is staying six feet apart, most small businesses are staying afloat and connected online. Now is a great time to boost the social proof of your construction business virtually. You won't build a loyal client base if you can't earn your visitors' trust, which is why companies value social proof so highly. But proving your construction business's value online takes a unique skill set, one you can nurture by learning from the marketing industry professionals.

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

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

Why LEAN Construction Matters

Job Order Contracting

The answer to why lean construction matter includes… Owner experience, qualifications and capability Magnitude, form, function and complexity of facilities/built environment repair, renovation, maintenance, and new construction Establishing the project timelines Fast-tracking priority requirements True financial visibility and transparency Measurably improving financial, environmental, and quality outcomes as well as overall satisfaction for participants and stakeholders.

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Construction loses record-breaking 975K jobs in April amid pandemic

Construction Dive

The March-to-April 2020 drop, representing 13% of the industry's workforce, is its largest ever, according to Associated General Contractors

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The New and Improved 2020 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard

Green Building Law Update

The 2020 version of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now available for free download and public use. You care about this because the NGBS is the most used green building standard in the United States. As of April 1, 2020, more than 216,000 residential dwellings have been certified to the NGBS through NGBS Green, the third-party certification program administered by Home Innovation Research Labs.

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6 Ways the COVID-19 crisis will reshape the construction industry

Lets Build

It is not an exaggeration to say that this novel coronavirus pandemic has brought the global economy to its knees. With governments all around the world implementing strict lockdown measures to slow down the spread of the virus, the world is partially paralysed. Unfortunately, businesses are nowhere near prepared to handle the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Gartner’s recent business continuity survey, only 12% of organisations are highly prepared to deal with the novel coronavirus.

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Having a Covid-19 Business Continuity Plan

Viewpoint Construction Technology

It is more important than ever for your company to have a business continuity plan in place. Viewpoint has resources to help you put one together. Viewpoint News

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Webinar Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our webinars, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how webinars have affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button:

Denver airport officials propose additional $560M and acceleration of construction work

Construction Dive

The airport wants to take advantage of reduced passenger volume during the COVID-19 slowdown to expedite improvement projects

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New York: State Of The Future

Business Facilities

The Empire State is preparing for a future of sustainable growth by investing $150 billion in the nation’s largest infrastructure program and creating innovative workforce development programs to prepare skilled workers for high-tech jobs. Read: New York: State Of The Future at BusinessFacilities.com.

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How email communication hurts your project delivery

Lets Build

How many times have you sent an important email to someone without receiving a reply? And what effect did that lack of response to your email have on the progress of your project? Unfortunately, it happens way more than you think and, more importantly, way more than it should. It is no exaggeration to claim that email communication is one of the main factors that hurt project delivery in construction. Free guide: How to reduce construction delays by more than 20%.

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PSA: Don’t Lie to OSHA, Construction Owner Charged with Perjury After Giving “False Information”

Construction Junkie

Having an OSHA investigation on your jobsite that results in fines is bad enough, but don’t be tempted to compound the issue by misleading OSHA investigators. That can leave you in a legal bind personally. OSHA exists to protect the health and wellness of America’s workforce and, typically, the employer bears the brunt of any penalties. However, there have been several glaring examples of individuals facing legal issues for a variety of different reasons, including lying to OSHA investigators.

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Reader Survey 2021 Professional Constructor Central

Can you believe we are in 2021? 2020 was a challenging year for construction professionals. Here at Professional Constructor Central, we have worked tirelessly to provide guidance and a sense of community for our viewers. Professional Constructor Central’s many thought-leaders eased the physical distance between us by sharing their wisdom and empathy. Our goal is that through our site, we helped make 2020 as rewarding as it was challenging. We would love for you to share your experience about how our site has affected your learning, and also your thoughts on how to make it better. The total time to complete the survey is 3-5 minutes. To view the survey, click the “View Now” button below:

Shawmut employs technology to help suppress the spread of COVID-19

Construction Dive

The contractor is employing its Shawmut Vitals for daily health screenings and to flag workers who may have been exposed to the virus

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Wedge Brands Investing $14M In Colorado

Business Facilities

The 76,000-square-foot logistics and distribution center for the outdoor industry will be located on the Colorado Outdoors campus in Montrose. . Read: Wedge Brands Investing $14M In Colorado at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Designing resilient libraries for a post-covid world

BD+C

The Coronavirus Pandemic forced 98% of all public libraries across the United States to close in April ( American Library Association ). While we miss our libraries, it’s been inspiring to see the creativity and dedication library workers have shown as they’ve taken steps to continue serving the public beyond the doors of the library

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Retaining Wall Its Design, Types & Definition

Learn Civil Engineering

What is retaining wall? Retaining wall is constructed on ground to resist pressure of soil acting laterally due to change in ground elevation that would exceed soils angle of response with ground.Retaining wall is constructed to support soil on sloping surface. They are rigid walls used to retain soil from landscapes. These are also more […]. Civil Engineering Design of Structures definition Design Retaining wall Retaining Wall Its Design step by step Types & Definition | Explained

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Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

How project teams can start up again after COVID-19 (and emerge better than before)

Construction Dive

Rather than returning to a “new normal,” dig into how teams can go back to a better way of working

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Crown Holdings Begins Building $148M Plant In Kentucky

Business Facilities

The 327,000-square-foot metal beverage can manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, KY will create 126 jobs when it opens in the spring of 2021. Read: Crown Holdings Begins Building $148M Plant In Kentucky at BusinessFacilities.com.

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The Definitive To-Do List for Business Success

Construction Business Owner

The Definitive To-Do List for Business Success. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 05/12/2020 - 22:59. I have observed thousands of different leaders and business managers—and the varying leadership and business management techniques that they possess—over the last 20 years as a business coach and speaker.

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Efficient Life-cycle Management of the Built Environment – An Elusive Goal in the Public Sector

Job Order Contracting

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” ” Henry ford. Efficient life-cycle management of the built environment in the public sector has remained an elusive goal. It is also a regularly mandate that has simply not been met by most Federal, County, State, and Local Governments.

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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.

Backlog, the industry's 'protective shield' continues to decline in every category, region

Construction Dive

Some owners are delaying, canceling or rebidding projects in what is perceived to be an emerging buyer's market, said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu

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Local Production Fund Supports COVID-19 Needs, PPE Manufacturing

Business Facilities

The 25 Local Production Fund recipients — including tailors, artisans, tech companies, and commercial printers in Montgomery County, MD — will receive a total of $200,000. . Read: Local Production Fund Supports COVID-19 Needs, PPE Manufacturing at BusinessFacilities.com.

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How McCarthy Building Co. Fosters Inclusivity in its Workforce

Construction Business Owner

How McCarthy Building Co. Fosters Inclusivity in its Workforce. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:57. Over the past 10 years, there has been a steady increase in the number of women employed in the construction industry, according to the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Unfortunately, while there has been growth in the number of female construction workers, the industry has failed to keep up and evolve with its current workforce.

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Lookahead planning: Do you have the right tools to stay on track?

Lets Build

Three-week lookahead schedules (also known as 3-6 week planning) are an integral part of every construction project regardless of their type or size. The main purpose of lookahead planning is to help teams prepare the project’s goals and activities for the next three to six weeks.

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SGL, Citadel and Jacobs named to 'Dirty Dozen' safety violators list

Construction Dive

The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health targeted three major construction projects, including the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans and the Interstate 4 expansion in Orlando, Florida

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Automotive Supplier Creating 75 New Jobs In Ohio

Business Facilities

Marelli is building a new manufacturing plant in Bowling Green, OH, with construction expected to be complete in early 2021. Read: Automotive Supplier Creating 75 New Jobs In Ohio at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Riskcast Adds Time & Material Module to its Productivity and Forecasting Platform

Construction Junkie

Offering a time and material (T&M) quote can be a great way to quickly agree to terms on a project with a tight timeline, which can be a perfect solution for the uncertain times we’re currently in. On the other hand, T&M can be a source of heartburn for owners and contractors, because costs can come as a surprise by the end of the project, which can lead to disputes.

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Covid-19 Creates Competitive Bidding

Construction Equipment

While the coronavirus pandemic is causing declines in local sales tax revenue, it’s also caused some lowering of prices for city street projects. Because of this, increased competitive bidding has resulted in at least $1.6 million when approved bids are compared to original estimates in three major

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