2019

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How to Win Construction Bid Proposals

Construction Business Owner

3 simple steps to winning construction bid proposals from expert Dan Taylor.

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The rise of AI in construction

Construction Dive

Construction remains one of the top five industries driving the world economy. Yet until recently, it’s been lagging behind virtually every other sector in the adoption of technology.

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3D: 3 viable printing tech developments for construction

Construction Dive

Completion of the world's longest 3D-printed pedestrian bridge and other recent milestones indicate the technology is making big advancements.

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Commercial Construction Trends: Three Headlines That Won’t Die In 2019

HardHatChat

After nearly 10 years of publishing Hard Hat Chat (more to come on our blog’s 10 th anniversary later this year), we know there’s never a shortage of fresh topics and trends to discuss in the commercial construction industry. At the same time, some subjects seem to come up again and again, whether on this blog, in the news media or in conversations with clients and colleagues.

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decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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How to Solve the Talent Gap in Construction

Construction Business Owner

The construction industry has a hiring problem. As baby boomers exit the workforce, the industry is seeing an increase in open job reqs. With millennials making up 35% of the workforce, construction companies are wondering what they can do to make the industry more attractive to job seekers.

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Trade Show Marketing Checklist for Construction

Construction Marketing

With the busy trade show season upon us, there is no question that in the construction industry, trade shows remain a key marketing strategy for many brands. That said, trade shows are typically expensive to participate in, and can be difficult to measure return on marketing investment (ROMI). Furthermore, trade shows are often ineffective for exhibitors for a variety of reasons.

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7 Different Types of Spillways

The Constructor

A spillway is a hydraulic structure built at a dam site, for effectively disposing of the surplus water from a reservoir after it has been filled to.

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Real-time product selection app accelerates ROI for cement producers

GCP Applied Technologies

Real-time product selection app accelerates ROI for cement producers. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:52. GCP Applied Technologies. November 28, 2019. In 2019, we focused on finding new ways to help cement producers meet key challenges, including reducing your carbon footprint through the use of cement additives. We are also investing in technology to make your work easier. .

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Why construction should stop thinking of software as a cost

Lets Build

In construction, technology has been gradually replacing outdated machines and systems. Nevertheless, a digital tool is not a cure. It’s not a system that can function independently without us. It is an investment to improve current work processes and fix a problem. But in order for a digital solution to succeed, there needs to be.

Software 158
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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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Komatsu Dozers with Proactive Dozing Logic

Construction Equipment

Komatsu D51i-24 and D61i-24 crawler dozers carry patent-pending proactive dozing control. The technology records terrain data at the track to provide a real-time picture of the ground around the machine.

Materials 118
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The University of Chicago Harris School at the Keller Center

BD+C

Extreme sustainability was the chief goal for the reconstruction of Edward Durrell Stone’s Kellogg Center for Continuing Education at the University of Chicago. Mortenson (CM) and Farr Associates (architect) put Stone’s New Formalism structure, built in 1963, on track to be the healthiest building in the Chicago area—the first LEED Platinum on the Maroons’ campus, and only the third project in the city to seek Petal certification (materials, equity, beauty) from the Living Building Challenge.

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Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020

Business Facilities

California, New York City, and the District of Columbia will experience the biggest impact of minimum wage increases next year. - Read: Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020 at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Boston-based firm completes largest 3D-printed building in world in Dubai

Construction Dive

The walls of the cement-based building were created on-site in uncontrolled weather conditions, in a process that is expected to be available in the U.S. next year.

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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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HVAC Technician Training Resources

Contractor Magazine

Take a look at these accredited institutions to enroll in as an industry first-timer or to gain additional certifications as an industry veteran.

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How to Be a Better Manager with the 3 Ps of Accountability

Construction Business Owner

Abraham Lincoln said the best way to predict your future is to create it. One of the United States’ greatest presidents ackowledged that everyone is in control of their own destiny. Lincoln faced one of the biggest challenges of any president: slavery. With such a harshly divided nation, he could have easily become defeated by the challenges he faced.

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Commercial Construction Project Management Trends: How to Survive the Incredible Shrinking Timeline

HardHatChat

One of the biggest challenges for commercial construction firms today is the tighter project timelines that have become the norm at every phase of a project – from shorter deadlines for submitting initial bids and budgets, to quicker resolution on addendums and change orders, to compressed schedules for construction and delivery. Today, we push to build out a restaurant in 22 weeks instead of the 30 that used to be typical, and our target turnaround for a hotel project has gone from 10 to 12 mon

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Briggs & Stratton Electrifies Its Power Solutions

Green Industry Professionals

The company continues to manufacture products to make work easier for those who work hard

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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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What is the Future of AEC Marketing?

ENR Construction

Architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and environmental firms need to continually stay abreast of what is happening in marketing and business development.

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Real-time production selection app accelerates ROI for cement producers

GCP Applied Technologies

Real-time production selection app accelerates ROI for cement producers. Phillip.fry@gc…. Thu, 11/28/2019 - 10:52. GCP Applied Technologies. November 28, 2019. In 2019, we focused on finding new ways to help cement producers meet key challenges, including reducing your carbon footprint through the use of cement additives. We are also investing in technology to make your work easier. .

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10 Ways To Improve Communication in Construction – Infographic

Lets Build

10 Ideas to improve communication in the construction industry Here are some tips from GenieBelt on how to ensure good communication on a construction site. Good communication is an essential component of success on construction projects, and it plays a decisive role in saving both time and money during the building process. Anybody familiar with.

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Why Tech Will Be the Differentiator in 2020

Construction Business Owner

Technologies like drones, lasers, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning may sound far off, but some firms are using them now. If technology is already a big part of your construction business, these are additions you should consider investing in soon. Find out hw to begin here. .

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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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The Strategy Behind Successful Tech Adoption for Joeris General Contractors

Construction Business Owner

Does the process of implementing any new technology in your company feel overwhelming? It may be the fear of making a big investment that doesn't end up working, or it's that nagging little voice that's telling you your employees won't use the solution. Regardless of the doubt, technology represents a wealth of opprotunity for your construction company.

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5 Ways to Improve Field Operations

Construction Business Owner

Construction managers face many challenges when dealing with this ever-changing environment. New tools and technologies are available daily that can impact workflow and improve upon efficiencies across all teams. Yet, managers have the difficulty of identifying what tools are the best to use, how to use them, and the best methods for implementing them into everyday processes.

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Why the Construction Industry Doesn't Have to be Disrupted by Technology

Construction Business Owner

The construction industry’s problem resides in systems still separated into silos, where there is no central source of information and no data sharing across all parties working on any given job. But it doesn't need a total disruption to flourish.

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Why Automation is a Do-or-Die Decision in Construction

Construction Business Owner

To an outsider, construction contracting probably seems like easy street right now. But there are two huge challenges facing the industry that are putting contractors in an unusual bind. .

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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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How to Create a Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Construction Business Owner

Many business owners are realizing the importance of having a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, with studies showing 75% of Americans wanting companies to take the lead on social and environmental issues. This trend is also appearing more frequently in the construction industry.

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The Jobsite’s Invisible Injury

Construction Business Owner

Thousands of construction workers suffer hearing loss from excessive noise exposure on the job every year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) affects nearly one in four adults in the United States. NIHL is preventable, but the effect is permanent and can seriously impair a worker’s quality of life. .

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5 Common Precursors to a Safety Incident & How to Mitigate Them

Construction Business Owner

Even though Construction Safety Week is in our rearview, developing safer processes for the jobsite should something your team continues to focus on throughout the year. While your company likely already has safety rules and processes in place, there's always room for improvement.

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