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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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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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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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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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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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5 Myths & Facts About Electric Equipment

Construction Business Owner

5 Myths & Facts About Electric Equipment ccapoccia Thu, 03/23/2023 - 15:06 Whether it’s an excavator, scissor lift, telescopic handler or light tower, all-electric equipment is increasingly available in today’s marketplace. Sustainability has prompted many companies to define their emissions goals for the future. Even so, electric equipment technology is still quite new, bringing with it certain misconceptions and concerns about investing in it.

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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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Re-Imagining Project Development & Execution

Construction Business Owner

Re-Imagining Project Development & Execution ccapoccia Thu, 03/23/2023 - 14:09 As the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, we can clearly see three global trends that will dominate and overwhelm the global capacity to develop and execute capital projects. They are infrastructure, digitalization and decarbonization — the driving forces behind the energy transition.

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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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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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Prevailing Wage Work Is Coming

Construction Business Owner

Prevailing Wage Work Is Coming ccapoccia Mon, 10/02/2023 - 01:12 In November 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) which designates $550 billion for rebuilding roads and bridges, improving public transit, expanding passenger rail, upgrading ports and airports, broadband infrastructure investments, fixing water systems, modernizing the power sector and improving climate resilience.

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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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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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The Importance of Integration: Is Your Tech Stack Setting You Up for Success?

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Upcoming How do you get your software to work for you? Thu, 11/09/2023 - 12:00 12:00 p.m. Central With so many moving parts in the construction lifecycle, chances are you have an arsenal of software solutions to help you do exactly what you need. But if those solutions don't integrate with each other, and you're constantly comparing multiple dashboards or importing/exporting data between providers, your productivity is taking a hit.

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Why You Need a Full-Charge Bookkeeper

Construction Business Owner

Why You Need a Full-Charge Bookkeeper ccapoccia Thu, 09/21/2023 - 09:23 Construction business owners regularly ask me what their controller’s or bookkeeper’s job description should include. They know they must be able to generate an income statement (P&L), pay the bills, prepare payroll, collect receivables and take care of other accounting tasks.

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7 Tips for Aligning Your Project Management Workflows & Construction Technology

Construction Business Owner

7 Tips for Aligning Your Project Management Workflows & Construction Technology How to achieve the best possible project management — and how an integrated, cloud-based construction software solution can help mhodges Wed, 08/30/2023 - 09:38 Effectively managing today’s construction projects can be a complex, exhaustive process. Project managers must stay on top of subcontracted costs, bids, deadlines and materials while also juggling jobsite duties and office paperwork — an overwhelming task tha

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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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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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Reconstructing a Career

Construction Business Owner

Reconstructing a Career ccapoccia Fri, 12/08/2023 - 09:36 By now, business leaders are familiar with the labor shortage plaguing the construction industry. In addition, staffs have a gender imbalance: the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) reports that women constitute just 9.9% of the construction workforce. While organizations work to attract students to the industry, Suffolk Construction gained an asset from an unexpected place: the legal field.

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Exploring Modern Solutions That Can Increase Worker Safety

Construction Business Owner

Exploring Modern Solutions That Can Increase Worker Safety ccapoccia Tue, 12/05/2023 - 09:29 In construction today, the most important part of the job isn’t the project plans or even the equipment used. It’s the ability of business owners to keep their team members safe. It might seem contrarian, but companies must consider how they use new solutions to ensure safety in the context of the ongoing conversation about using technology such as drones, reality capture and machine control on jobsites.

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Construction Industry Stats for August 2023

Construction Business Owner

Construction Industry Stats for August 2023 ccapoccia Fri, 11/10/2023 - 14:57 The Construction Business Owner team compiles statistics each month from several sources, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau, to give you a better understanding of the current state of affairs for the construction industry.

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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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What Contractors Should Know About the Build America, Buy America Act

Construction Business Owner

What Contractors Should Know About the Build America, Buy America Act ccapoccia Thu, 11/09/2023 - 11:03 Battling back from the Great Depression, the Hoover administration passed the “Buy American Act” in 1933. The basic premise of the law was to revive and bolster the economy by requiring U.S.-sourced iron and steel mined or produced in the U.S. to be used in projects for the federal government.

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Making Moves: Revitalizing Your Fleet

Construction Business Owner

Making Moves: Revitalizing Your Fleet ccapoccia Fri, 11/03/2023 - 08:59 Compact excavators are nimble and versatile, navigating tight spaces and digging with precision. They are the unsung heroes of confined spaces. But as projects evolve, so do jobsite demands.

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10 Steps for Performing a Marketing Audit

Construction Business Owner

10 Steps for Performing a Marketing Audit ccapoccia Tue, 10/31/2023 - 16:26 A marketing audit is a comprehensive assessment of your company’s marketing activities, strategies and performance. It provides valuable insights into the effectiveness of current marketing initiatives and helps identify areas for improvement. Conducting a marketing audit is essential for construction companies seeking to optimize their marketing efforts, adapt to market changes and stay ahead of competitors.