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Inside the Baltimore Bridge Collapse & Potential Legal Liabilities

Construction Business Owner

Inside the Baltimore Bridge Collapse & Potential Legal Liabilities ccapoccia Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:55 In the early hours of March 26, 2024, a cargo ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland. The bridge’s collapse was immediate; within seconds, the span crumpled and fell into the water below. Six construction workers were killed in the accident.

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Factors Influencing Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures

The Constructor

Structures are commonly subjected to both static and dynamic loads, with the former being constant over time and the latter varying with time. While the majority of civil engineering structures are designed assuming static loads, neglecting the effects of dynamic loads can be problematic, particularly in the case of seismic events such as earthquakes.

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Contech investment up 20% in Q1

Construction Dive

Investors pumped $672 million into the space through March, a significant jump from the same period in 2023, according to Cemex Ventures.

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Strength, Safety & Testing: The Essentials of Concrete Pump Construction

Construction Business Owner

Strength, Safety & Testing: The Essentials of Concrete Pump Construction ccapoccia Mon, 04/15/2024 - 14:03 Concrete pumps are vital to construction projects, and their durability, reliability and overall performance depend on the quality of materials and the manufacturing practices used to create them. Importantly, these factors are also critical in delivering machines that can be operated safely on jobsites.

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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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Crews Stabilizing Highway 1 in Big Sur As Engineers Ponder Long-Term Solution

ENR Construction

Coastal highway has long been prone to post-rainfall instability.

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3 ways the most innovative companies work differently

BD+C

3 ways the most innovative companies work differently 0 qpurcell Mon, 04/15/2024 - 14:24 AEC Innovators Gensler’s pre-pandemic workplace research reinforced that great workplace design drives creativity and innovation. Using six performance indicators, we're able to view workers’ perceptions of the quality of innovation, creativity, and leadership in an employee’s organization.

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Latest Crane Count Shows Net Decrease with High Project Completion Rate

Construction Superintendent Magazine

International property and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall has released its latest Crane Index and quarterly Construction Cost Report. The two documents provide a perspective on the North American construction industry in 14 key markets. The latest RLB quarterly Construction Cost Report, with data from mid-Q1 2024, shows that the national average increase in construction costs was 1.29%, similar to pre-pandemic levels.

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Out with the old: Modernizing subcontractor diversity with AI so everyone wins

Construction Dive

Achieving diversity goals in construction has long been an uphill battle, but innovative AI solutions are transforming outdated sourcing methods - allowing contractors to easily connect with qualified diverse firms while saving time and money.

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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Rebounds in March

Contractor Magazine

ABC’s Construction Confidence Index readings for sales, profit margins and staffing levels increased in March.

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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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Inside the Baltimore Bridge Collapse & Aftermath

Construction Business Owner

Inside the Baltimore Bridge Collapse & Aftermath ccapoccia Thu, 04/18/2024 - 08:55 In the early hours of March 26, 2024, a cargo ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland. The bridge’s collapse was immediate; within seconds, the span crumpled and fell into the water below. Six construction workers were killed in the accident. The workers were on-site for road repairs when the ship struck, and the collision occurred too quickly for them to clear the area.

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CSI Masterformat 2010 Sample Cost Codes

Cassell Construction Estimating

Most general contracting firms use the CSI Masterformat coding scheme for their cost codes, to generally match project specifications. For any General Contractor contemplating revising its cost codes, we strongly recommend using the 2004/2010 Masterformat, (50 Divisions), rather than the tried and true 1995 Masterformat (16 Divisions). Time marches on, and despite the familiarity and comfort zone of the old format, the new system is gradually replacing the familiar one.

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Construction backlog posts first gain of 2024

Construction Dive

Given industry headwinds, the “optimism among nonresidential construction contractors is astonishing,” said Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist.

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Budgeting, Forecasting, And Goal-Setting In Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you're like many construction business owners, you may need help understanding your finances or how you can use your financial information to make decisions for your business. We often get into business because we love a product or service we want to provide, but it's less common that we love managing the financial aspects of our business. As a construction company owner, you have the best chances of success when you regularly set budgets, develop financial forecasts, and establish goals.

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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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Full Funding Secured for US Tallest Skyscraper

Construction Today

The ambitious project to erect the Legends Tower in Oklahoma City recently achieved a critical milestone by securing full funding. This development not only greenlights the construction of what will be the tallest building in the United States but also marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of American skyscrapers. The tower, soaring to a projected height of 581 meters, is not just an… Source The post Full Funding Secured for US Tallest Skyscraper appeared first on Construction Today.

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Sharing Insight with Utica University Students

PC Construction

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining PC Director of Preconstruction Kurt Naser to present at a lunch and learn for Utica University’s Construction Management students. Over the course of the session, we outlined the entire preconstruction process, from the request for proposal straight through notice to proceed. The students were actively engaged and had a particular interest in the specific detail associated with collaborative delivery proposals and how we win work outside of our systematic

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How Biden’s apprenticeship push could affect builders

Construction Dive

The president has taken action to bolster registered apprenticeships, but employers say it could mean more regulatory hoops to jump through on public projects.

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CHRYSO & GCP Senior Director Honored for Leadership by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

GCP Applied Technologies

CHRYSO & GCP Senior Director Honored for Leadership by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Phillip.fry@gc… Tue, 04/16/2024 - 14:54 G. Terry Harris recognized for his exemplary commitment to the ready mixed concrete industry GCP Applied Technologies April 16, 2024 CHRYSO & GCP (Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals), a worldwide leader in sustainable construction, is pleased to announce that its Senior Director of Technical Services for North America, G.

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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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District-Wide Boiler Solution in Southwest Ohio

Contractor Magazine

The quest for efficiency, redundancy and cost savings in the 18,000-student Lakota School District is a saga stretching back to 1996.

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NAWIC NER Spring Forum

PC Construction

This past weekend I had the pleasure of joining women from across Northeastern U.S. in Annapolis, Maryland, to connect and learn with one another at the National Association for Women in Construction (NAWIC) Northeast Spring Forum. Since the Vermont Chapter was only recently chartered in December 2023, this is the first forum we’ve attended and I was fortunate to enjoy the event with our chapter president, Nicole Benton.

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Maryland doubles fines in road work zones to $80

Construction Dive

The legislation, which raises maximum fees for those caught speeding in construction areas, comes a year after six workers were killed in what police say was a speeding-related collision.

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Water Systems Fear Upshot of New EPA 'Forever Chemicals' Superfund Designation

ENR Construction

Water organizations fear the new classification for the chemical substances it will leave them open to lawsuits from PFA producers and stick the water systems with the costs of cleanups.

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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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The next destination: Passive design airports

BD+C

The next destination: Passive design airports 0 qpurcell Thu, 04/18/2024 - 13:59 Airports Today, we can design airports that are climate resilient, durable, long-lasting, and healthy for occupants—we can design airports using Passive House standards. Julio He Airports Designers Standards Energy-Efficient Design Insulation Sustainable Design and Construction Airports around the globe contribute to the local economy, tourism, and trade.

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UMaine Construction Industry Day 2024

PC Construction

Last Tuesday, PC Construction participated in the University of Maine Construction Industry Day event held at the United Technologies Center in Bangor, Maine. This marks the eighth year that PC has participated in this engineering competition with students from UMaine’s civil and construction programs. Joining me (UMaine ’15) for the day was PC Senior Project Manager Mark Donovan, Senior Project Engineer Dave Manz (UMaine ‘07), and Office Engineer Josh Mora (UMaine ‘23).

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Carpenters’ union protests wage theft, tax fraud

Construction Dive

Across the U.S. and Canada, members will hold rallies to highlight the prevalent problem in construction.

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Army Corps Outlines Ongoing Salvage Operations at Baltimore Bridge Collapse Site

ENR Construction

Remains of two construction workers are still missing and strategies to refloat the container ship that hit the bridge have proven more complex than initially thought.

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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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Court rules for Department for Work and Pensions in procurement dispute

Construction Law

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) did not act improperly when it exclude a non-compliant bid from a framework tender process, the Technology and Construction Court has ruled in a procurement dispute. 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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Axiom Perimeter Trim capabilities and services to maximize efficiency

BD+C

Axiom Perimeter Trim capabilities and services to maximize efficiency 1 kcichowicz Thu, 04/18/2024 - 11:19 Take advantage of Axiom Perimeter Trim capabilities and services that will maximize ceiling trim efficiency – from planning to installation.

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3 workers die in Pennsylvania highway construction zone crash

Construction Dive

The fatalities occurred after a truck driver entered an active work area during the state’s Work Zone Awareness Week.

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