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Could Your Construction Business Benefit From The Gig Economy?

Contractor Bookkeeping

At some point, every business owner needs outside help to improve efficiency – or to free up their time so they can take steps toward future growth.

Outsourced Marketing vs. Staffing for Construction Companies

Construction Marketing

The decision to Outsource Marketing to a consultant or agency, or to hire staff for marketing is a frequent but critical consideration. Factors include the frequency of specific marketing activities, the availability of talent, and the financial return of either scenario.

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Pop Vs Putty - Difference Between Pop and Wall Putty

Civil Lead

Hello friends, Pop and wall putty enhance the beauty and appearance of the house. Both are important building materials for interior design work. Are you confused about the selection of Pop and Putty for your home?

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire.

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.

Building Estimation Step by Step In Excel Sheet

CivilJungle

Dear friend, we work building quantity calculation in manual in a paper, So now going we area in how to Calculate in Excel use a long wall and short wall method. Because of this method, very easy all methods like Centre Line Method & Crossing Method.

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COVID-19 Impacts on the Construction Industry

Surveyor

How the Coronavirus has impacted the construction industry. Viewpoint News

Is Gravity Part of OSHA’s LOTO Regulation?

FDR Safety

In recent months, we at FDRsafety have been surprised at the number of cases involving injuries resulting from falling objects. While accidents are an unfortunate reality in industry, some involved trained workers being in the line of fire.

Compressive Strength of Concrete -Cube Test [PDF], Procedure, Results

The Constructor

Compressive strength of concrete cube test provides an idea about all the characteristics of concrete. Cube test results judges proper concreting at. Concrete Technology How To Guide Material Testing Guide GE Lab Tests Practical Civil Engineering

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Report: How major contech solutions will grow by 2025

Construction Dive

A new white paper from professional services firm Ernst &Young LLP details the technologies that will grow the most, and how prepared contractors are to implement them

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

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

Tracking Prefabrication Productivity

Surveyor

Why Controlled Construction Environments are More Important than Ever and How Contractors are Using Technology to Gain Efficiency. Construction Best Practices

Construction project management 101 – Checklist

Lets Build

The term construction project management can be used to describe a vast number of tasks, roles and responsibilities. But one thing is always sure. In-depth technical insight, tools, software, techniques , and knowledge are required to deliver today’s complex and quality building projects.

Non-Destructive Test on Structural Steel and Welds

The Constructor

Non-destructive testing is a solution to find the strength of the existing steel structure and its joints such as welds. Di-Penetration Test, How To Guide Material Testing Guide Steel Structures Structural Engineering Structures Non-Destructive Tests

New York expands prevailing wage laws to private construction projects

Construction Dive

Many projects worth $5 million or more and that receive 30% of construction costs from public agencies must now comply with state prevailing wage laws, which differ by county

Resources for Employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Surveyor

Employees are the heartbeat of your business. As the working-world changes, they likely need extra support. We’ve put together some tips and resources. Viewpoint News

Difference between clamp burning and kiln burning

Learn Civil Engineering

We had already discussed about the Manufacturing of Bricks in the last articles, so now in this articles we are going to discuss about difference between clamp burning and kiln burning.

Understanding Shear Forces and Bending Moments Diagrams

The Constructor

Shear forces and bending moments are resultants which are used to conveniently represent the internal forces that develop within a beam when external. Videos

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COVID-19 forces building officials to explore remote video inspections

Construction Dive

Some building departments have been forced by the outbreak to introduce technology to their process, the International Code Council says, and those that have will continue using this method of inspection after the health crisis

Thriving During a (Potential) Coronavirus-Related Recession

Surveyor

The Coronavirus could lead to a recession, but there are things that construction companies can do to ensure they survive. Viewpoint News

This will be the largest Living Building in the world

BD+C

A new 58,000-sf mixed-use project will be Portland's first certified Living Building, Oregon's largest Living Building, and the largest certified Living Building in the world. Designed to last 500 years, the building has a projected Energy Use Index (EUI) of 18.6

Cabinetry Maker Investing $86M In New North Carolina HQ

Business Facilities

GoldenHome International will establish its North American headquarters in Concord, NC, creating 257 jobs over five years. . Read: Cabinetry Maker Investing $86M In New North Carolina HQ at BusinessFacilities.com.

Construction tops industries in PPP stimulus loan funds, but still needs additional funding

Construction Dive

As of April 13, the industry had received 114,838 Paycheck Protection Program loan approvals, totaling just under $34 billion — though some lament that it's just a bandage for now

8 Types of Concrete Finishes [PDF]

The Constructor

The concrete is a versatile construction material used all over the world for all types of construction applications. Concrete in its green form can.

How prefab can enable the design and construction industry to bring much needed beds to hospitals, faster

BD+C

Managing the COVID-19 pandemic—and saving lives—depends largely on the availability of medical supplies, including the capacity of hospitals. But the United States lags behind other nations, with only 2.8 beds per thousand people compared to 4.3 in China and 12.8 in South Korea

Genie to Produce Covid Face Shields

Construction Equipment

Genie is producing face shields and other medical equipment in its facility in Redmond, Washington, to support local hospitals fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. The company plans to produce 4,000 to 5,000 of the shields for Overlake Medical Center using material donated by one of its suppliers

Biggest OSHA fines of Q1 2020

Construction Dive

Falls took center stage again this quarter, but some high-profile projects like the Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans also made the list

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Brick Bat Coba Waterproofing – Procedure, and Disadvantages

The Constructor

Brickbat Coba waterproofing is an effective way of providing waterproofing, and insulation for thermal comfort for flat RCC roofs to prevent leakage. Brickwork Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology How To Guide Work Procedures brickbat Waterproofing

Abilene Manufacturing Company Gets Help To Build New HQ

Business Facilities

Economic development package awarded to Hartmann’s Inc. will help the manufacturer retain and create jobs in Abilene, TX. Read: Abilene Manufacturing Company Gets Help To Build New HQ at BusinessFacilities.com.

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A robotic dog becomes part of Swinerton’s construction technology arsenal

BD+C

Swinerton, the national construction services provider, is among the GCs that are embracing construction technology is various ways.

Study confirms construction during pandemic puts workers, community at risk

Construction Dive

New modeling quantifying the outbreak's effect on the Austin, Texas, market highlights the importance of mitigating the danger from construction work, as the activity could elevate the area's hospitalizations from 10,000 to 30,000

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Earthquake Resistant Confined Masonry- Components, Difference, and Advantages

The Constructor

Confined masonry construction is a combination of two masonry, which consists of masonry walls (clay brick or concrete block units) and horizontal.

Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It

Business Facilities

Two current upward trends show us how consumers are responding to both the power of plants and the power of panic with the demand for food. Read: Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It at BusinessFacilities.com.

5 must reads for the AEC industry today: April 16, 2020

BD+C

Related Group picks Stantec to design and engineer Manor Miramar residences in Florida (Stantec). Located in the Miramar Town Center at 1 Main Street, the project will include 393 high-end residential units, 28,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, and a 650-space parking garage.