2023

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Reverse mentorships bridge generational gaps

Construction Dive

The practice helps longtime employees learn tech and communication skills, while newer workers gain valuable insight from experienced colleagues, according to a Suffolk project manager.

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Build a Better Job Posting in 8 Steps

Construction Business Owner

Build a Better Job Posting in 8 Steps Attract the right construction and skilled trade talent with this hiring blueprint. mhodges Thu, 11/30/2023 - 14:59 Searching for highly qualified construction and skilled trades professionals? Achieving your recruiting goals begins with reaching the right talent – and that requires clear and compelling job ads.

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4 Ways to Ensure Your Next Green Building Project Makes a Real Difference

Construction Business Owner

4 Ways to Ensure Your Next Green Building Project Makes a Real Difference ccapoccia Thu, 03/23/2023 - 14:20 When it comes to green building, many people think about incorporating energy-efficient features such as effective insulation and glazing, adding eco-friendly lighting or using recycled or repurposed materials. All of those are important, but it’s also important to step back and think about the construction process itself.

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Construction had the most fatalities of any industry last year

Construction Dive

Both the number of deaths and fatality rate increased, as the same hazards continued to claim lives in a dangerous profession.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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3 ways prefabrication doubles as a sustainability strategy

BD+C

3 ways prefabrication doubles as a sustainability strategy 0 qpurcell Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:09 Modular Building Corie Baker, AIA, shares three modular Gresham Smith projects that found sustainability benefits from the use of prefabrication. Corie Baker, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C Healthcare Facilities Modular Building Sustainable Development Sustainable Design and Construction In recent years, we’ve seen an accelerated shift towards the use of prefabrication in new construction.

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Exploring Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction

Construction Business Owner

Exploring Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction ccapoccia Wed, 11/08/2023 - 10:12 Every commercial or residential building, no matter how unassuming its appearance, is the culmination of collective endeavors by designers and proficient tradespeople. Carpenters, masons, electricians, plumbers, drywallers, roofers and numerous other skilled individuals work in collaboration to ensure that the building functions as a contemporary, sturdy and secure structure.

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Biden Administration Issues Final Rule Implementing Executive Order on Project Labor Agreements

Contractor Magazine

Order will require every prime contractor and subcontractor on a federal construction project of $35 million or more to sign a project labor agreement.

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Constructing with Intelligence: How Autodesk AI Helps You Be More Efficient

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The construction industry is no stranger to big changes. Whether it’s the proliferation of BIM, the shift to digital plans and documents over paper, or the rise of mobility and cloud collaboration, transformation has been part of the industry’s DNA over the last few decades. Every big change has certainly come with its challenges, but the construction industry has successfully overcome these pain points to advance processes and achieve new levels of efficiency.

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Former Carillion director banned for 11 years

Construction Enquirer

The former finance chief of Carillion has been banned from being a company director for 11 years. Zafar Khan voluntarily agreed with the disqualification by the Insolvency Service who are also pursuing cases against other former Carillion directors. A spokesperson said: “The Insolvency Service, acting on behalf of The Secretary of State for Business and Trade, has accepted a disqualification undertaking from Zafar Iqbal Khan for 11 years for his conduct as a director of Carillion Plc.

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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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How will Artificial Intelligence Change the Way Construction Works?

ENR Construction

Generative AI is here and it's impacting white-collar jobs (architects, engineers, project managers, etc.). Its infrastructure is already in place, so adoption is happening faster than expected. As a result, predictions about how it will impact the workforce might not necessarily be accurate.

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Growing From the Ground Up & Cultivating a Lasting Team

Construction Business Owner

Growing From the Ground Up & Cultivating a Lasting Team ccapoccia Thu, 12/07/2023 - 14:36 Giorgio Carera’s life was shaped around equipment — his father worked for a tractor manufacturer, and his grandfathers were a farmer and a builder, respectively. His first job was with an Italian equipment manufacturer, and he was based in Bangkok, Thailand. He covered the Southeast Asian Pacific Rim, including Australia and New Zealand.

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How Does Ladder Use Cost Your Company?

Construction Business Owner

How Does Ladder Use Cost Your Company? ccapoccia Thu, 03/23/2023 - 11:21 The construction industry is burdened with a massive productivity problem. And ladder use is contributing to it. Ladders can cause wasteful motion, which leads to fatigue and reduces productivity. The less productive contractors are, the more costly it is. According to a McKinsey Global Institute report, lagging construction productivity costs the global economy $1.6 trillion a year.

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How ESG Impacts the Engineering & Construction Industry

Construction Business Owner

How ESG Impacts the Engineering & Construction Industry ccapoccia Mon, 01/23/2023 - 15:49 The past decade has seen a steady process of consolidation in the engineering and construction industry (E&C). Despite some modest pauses and the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, merger activity has generally increased year over year, with 2021 posting a record 641 E&C transactions.

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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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CBO Recognizes 2024's Sustainability VIPs

Construction Business Owner

CBO Recognizes 2024's Sustainability VIPs Recognizing the leaders of sustainable practices & programs Elizabeth Manning Fri, 12/08/2023 - 10:25 Construction Business Owner (CBO) Magazine’s Sustainability VIP recognizes the efforts and ingenuity of those building a better future. Qualifying nominees for Sustainability VIP 2024 include all construction industry professionals — general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, suppliers, etc. — who have developed programs or launched initiatives

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What Are Your Predictions for the Construction Market in 2024?

Construction Business Owner

What Are Your Predictions for the Construction Market in 2024? ccapoccia Tue, 12/05/2023 - 16:46 Allen Sanders General Manager SAS Construction Inc. The construction market in 2024 should be better due to the fact we have a residential election, and generally the market is a little better during election years.

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How Your Team Can Learn From the Recent Crane Collapse in NYC

Construction Business Owner

How Your Team Can Learn From the Recent Crane Collapse in NYC ccapoccia Tue, 09/05/2023 - 10:18 July’s tower crane fire, and subsequent collapse, at a construction site on 41st Street in New York City (NYC) made for some exciting viral video content and a few days’ worth of local headlines. Just as quickly as it went viral, it faded away and will be another footnote in the ongoing story that is the Manhattan skyline.

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What Is the Most Important Factor for Jobsite Safety?

Construction Business Owner

What Is the Most Important Factor for Jobsite Safety?

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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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Biden mandates PLAs on large federal contracts

Construction Dive

The White House announced on Monday the implementation of an executive order to require project labor agreements on federal construction jobs above $35 million.

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Construction input costs stabilizing but volatility ‘isn’t dead’

Construction Dive

Despite lower materials prices, the construction landscape remains complicated due to high interest rates and long lead times, according to AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson.

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Washington sheet metal worker recruits other women to the trades

Construction Dive

Tammy Meyen recently joined the International Training Institute in a role designed to help entice nontraditional workers to join the construction industry.

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Infrastructure backlog jumps 24%, pushing demand to ‘upper end of historic levels’

Construction Dive

Despite tightening credit, high project financing costs and lingering recession fears, the country’s biggest contractors continue to book more new business, said Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist.

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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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Inside construction firms’ fight for workers

Construction Dive

Nearly nine in 10 firms are feeling the pinch on skilled labor, but tech may be a salve for employment woes, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Gilbane tapped for $5B Mayo Clinic expansion in Minnesota

Construction Dive

The medical complex in Rochester will feature buildings with rooms and floors that can convert to different functions, removing a typical limitation in healthcare construction.

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Job report signals no reprieve for construction

Construction Dive

As demand for workers in other economic sectors cools, construction still faces a wide margin between the number of available positions and the supply to fill them.

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Construction worker sues employers for directing him to use ‘colored’ door

Construction Dive

After asking to enter a trailer to use the microwave, the Black worker said a superintendent told him he had to use a separate entrance from White staff.

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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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UAW strike to have ripple effect on construction

Construction Dive

Union representation today is low, but the big wins from guilds and widespread pro-labor sentiment could tip the scales and continue to empower workers.

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2024’s top construction events

Construction Dive

It’s time to plan for the year to come. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of the industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for 2024.

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Contech surpasses $30B in total venture funding

Construction Dive

More construction technology providers will reach unicorn status even as venture capital slows in other sectors, according to an investment firm focused on the industry.