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Dotted Line: How to conduct business in a world of discrimination and harassment claims

Construction Dive

Lawyers offer some practical advice for contractors to prevent and weather these claims, which they say for many companies are inevitable.

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Five Technology Trends Changing Everything

Contractor Magazine

From our October issue. BIM is still king, but watch out for augmented reality, 3D printing, and much more. Our interview with industry tech evangelist Sean McGuire, aka the @MCAAGeek.

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3 Reasons to Reach Out to Your General Contractor During the Commercial Construction Process

HardHatChat

For the most part, a commercial construction firm’s job is pretty straightforward. But because we have such a broad range of expertise and the know-how to weigh in or provide services for so many aspects of the construction process, there are times our clients don’t even realize they could and should be calling us for assistance. Here are three examples of when you should reach out to your commercial construction general contractor.

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4 Commercial Construction Industry Trends and Predictions for 2019

HardHatChat

It has been another successful year for Englewood Construction, and with the calendar flipping over to December we’re excited to see what 2019 will bring. Here are our predictions of the four commercial construction industry trends we expect will shape our work in different sectors – and the construction landscape overall – in the year ahead: Senior Housing Communities Woo Workers with Facility Updates.

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Future-Proof Your Firm: Discover the Power of Next Gen Construction ERP

In the face of rising customer expectations and evolving industry standards, staying ahead in construction demands innovation. A Next Generation Construction ERP is designed to meet these challenges head-on. By integrating this advanced system into your tech stack, you empower your team with a single source of truth, enhancing decision-making and operational efficiency.

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Your Guide to State-by-State Bond Thresholds

Construction Business Owner

Most contractors recognize the need for licensing and bonding in the construction industry, but it can be a challenge to understand the bond size requirements, as bonding thresholds are mandated by each state, not an overarching federal law. Read here for a list of the appropriate bond amounts required by each state to operate legally as a contractor.

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10 tips for delivering construction projects on time and on budget

Lets Build

Construction projects are known for their perplexity, as they involve a vast number of tasks and stakeholders. The various project parties come together with the ultimate goal of delivering results both on time and on budget. It goes without saying that the more agents involved the tougher it gets for everybody to stay on the.

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Making schools more secure is imperative, but how best to do that isn't settled yet

BD+C

Despite the constant drumbeat of news about the alarming frequency of school shootings around the country, many communities still view their schools as safe havens, and quite a few schools double as shelters from natural disasters. In Texas, E-class buildings must include a tornado shelter, according to Jon Moreau, Balfour Beatty Construction Services’ VP of Operations, in Houston.

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U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Business Facilities

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard. - Read: U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Digging deep: Deep foundation design challenges

GCP Applied Technologies

Digging deep: Deep foundation design challenges. Phillip.fry@gc…. Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:14. GCP Applied Technologies. September 24, 2018. With space at a premium in many urban areas, developers are digging deeper foundations to increase the square footage of residential, commercial, and mixed-use building projects. In Dubai for example, a new luxury retail and work space is being built that includes a basement that’s seven levels deep.

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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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Marketing In The Construction Industry – Everything You Need To Know

Help Everybody Everyday

To achieve success with marketing in the construction industry, you only need two things: The right message. An audience that can say yes. Yes, millions of dollars per year are spent by firms in the construction industry trying to get clients to recognize their brand and award them contracts. And the internet is littered with a ton of construction marketing strategies and tips.

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Midterms 2018: Which voters said yes — or no — to funding infrastructure?

Construction Dive

While voters in some states pledged to pay more for new projects and maintenance through increased taxes, others rejected initiatives that could have generated billions for transportation projects.

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Developing the PHC Workforce

Contractor Magazine

Resources to help recruit, hire and train new workers.

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Some useful guidelines to substitute the spalling bricks

Construction Cost Estimating

Freezing and thawing water in brick leads to flaking and spalling and due to these the bricks are damaged severely. In this construction article, you will get some useful tips for recognizing spalling on bricks. Besides, you will learn how to take proper measures so that the water can’t enter into the brick walls. Otherwise, it will be necessary to substitute the damaged bricks.

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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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Commercial Construction Project Planning: 3 Warning Signs Your Budget Might Go Bust

HardHatChat

Budget is always a major consideration for our commercial construction clients, and as a general contractor we devote significant time to the budgeting process. While we do our best to provide budget estimates that are as accurate as possible, there are inevitably times when projects bids come in higher than the client expected, or that unanticipated costs push the job over-budget.

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11 Areas of Cyber Insurance You Should Know More About

Construction Business Owner

Twenty years ago, no one had heard of cyber insurance, and a hacker was someone with a cough. As recently as 10 years ago, many people still did not know how exposed they were to clandestine attacks on their data.

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Tensile Fabric Structures – Properties, Types and Advantages

The Constructor

Fabric tensile structures are tensile structures in which a membrane is ‘stretched’ to form a three-dimensional surface that can be used.

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The European Construction Industry Manifesto for digitalisation: An insight into a smarter and cost-efficient sector

Lets Build

A few months ago the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) in collaboration with other leading European construction associations published the European Construction Industry Manifesto for digitalisation. The manifesto focuses on the numerous actions that EU could take in order to facilitate the digital transformation of the construction industry.

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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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In its latest design forecast, Gensler emphasizes the human touch

BD+C

Design that “puts people back at the center” is now the driving force behind resilient, livable cities, according to Gensler’s just-released 2018 Design Forecast, “Shaping the Future of Cities.”.

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Reflection time: What is really important for your construction marketing?

Construction Marketing Ideas

It’s the middle of the summer, and my construction marketing ideas thoughts have been distracted by some forward personal travel planning. Once a year for the past nine years, Google has invited me to California (once to NYC) for a meet-up or summit because of my voluntary contributions on the AdSense Help Forum. There’s a […].

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Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification

GCP Applied Technologies

Sustainability guidelines for ready mix plant certification. michael.delros…. Fri, 11/02/2018 - 19:24. GCP Applied Technologies. November 02, 2018. The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's (NRMCA) Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification (the "Certification") provides ready mix plant personnel specific guidance to assess their production practices and implement sustainability strategies that will ultimately lower their overall carbon footprint.

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Bullied by BIM? Fight back! Go paperfree!

DebunkTheBIM

Despite BIM having been around for 3+ decades, it is by no means embraced by the global AEC. There is a thin layer of participants that push the idea for various reasons (usually superficial), and there are people (in a very small minority) that practice it wholeheartedly. (my respect is with them). And then, there is the rest. Most of the industry is uneasy about the BIM thing, yet there is rarely meaningful discussion about it.

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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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Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

Construction Dive

The industry's old-school ways mean contractors waste time and money mailing revisions to blueprints, tracking paper receipts and invoices, or traveling long distances to do on-site inspections of small changes.

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Ram Truck Manufacturing Coming Home to Michigan

Construction Equipment

Fiat Chrysler announced Thursday it will move production of its Ram heavy-duty trucks to its plant in Warren, Michigan. In doing so, the plant will add 2,500 new jobs. Currently, the Ram is built in Saltillo, Mexico. FCA said it does not plan to shutter the Mexico plant but hasn't said what plans it may have for the facility. The move is in part a result of what FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne calls an "improvement in the U.S. business environment," referring to the new tax laws.

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Properties and benefits of rebar cages

Construction Cost Estimating

In drilled shaft construction, rebar cages are generally utilized to reinforce the shaft throughout excavation. To retain the strength of this cage as well as complete the entire construction project successfully, the design of the cage should be perfect. Normally, a rebar cage for a drilled shaft comprises of longitudinal bars which are allocated with uniform spacing along the boundary of a cylinder.

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Commercial Construction Industry Trends: Reflecting on the Highs and Lows of 2018

HardHatChat

A strong pipeline of senior living construction was a “high” of 2018. After a busy and eventful year in commercial construction, we always find it valuable to reflect back on the last 12 months and review the positives and negatives that impacted our business – including those that are specific to our company as well as the commercial construction industry as a whole – as we prepare for the opportunities and challenges the New Year is likely to bring.

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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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4 Surprising Benefits of Industrialized Construction

Construction Business Owner

When many people hear the term prefabrication, they think of uniform, unattractive tract housing—the “little boxes made of ticky-tacky” derided in Malvina Reynolds’ satirical anthem. But in fact, design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) has the potential to help design and construction firms create innovative projects that bring clients’ visions to life in new ways.

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Brick Masonry Definition, Types, and Construction

The Constructor

What is Brick Masonry? Brick masonry is a highly durable form of construction which is built by placing bricks in mortar in a systematic manner to.

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A breakdown of the Middle East construction market

Lets Build

The Middle East construction market is under a very encouraging paradigm shift. According to the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), the sector can anticipate a slow but steady recovery soon. This, of course, doesn’t mean that construction companies have left the tough days behind once and for all. Nevertheless, a very positive change is observed.