2019

Dollar Saving Tips for Contractors

Surveyor

Sometimes, staying in the green can be difficult with large budgets and complex projects that have many details and variables. From designing effectively to reducing waste, we have come up with seven tips and best practices that can help contractors stay above water. Design Effectively.

How to Keep Your Construction Site Safe

Construction Marketing

If you’ve been on a construction team or helped out a construction site, you understand the importance of maintaining a functional work environment.

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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

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

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Flagship Store Retail Construction: 3 Reasons Brands Still Build in a Flagship Location

Commercial Construction

With our firm’s long track record in retail construction, we’ve witnessed firsthand the ebb and flow of activity across this sector over the years. So when I came across an article recently asking if “ flagship stores are losing their shine ”, it gave me pause.

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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

Social Media in Construction – 2019 Survey Results

Construction Marketing

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals.

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

Commercial Construction

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.

Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

Business Facilities

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S. Read: Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity at BusinessFacilities.com.

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

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

How to Cut Control Joints in Concrete Slab?

The Constructor

Control joints are provided in the concrete slab to reduce cracks formed due to shrinkage. The specifications of the control joints such as the depth. Concrete Crack Repair Concrete Technology How To Guide

5 Ways Leading Contractors Keep Their Clients Happy

Surveyor

Forward-thinking communication and collaboration, a positive culture and modern technology key to building long-term client relationships

Customer Relationship Management: Why Good Relationships Are Good Business in Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

Most people think of commercial construction as a physical, “bricks and sticks” industry. But if you ask me, commercial construction is first and foremost about relationships.

LEED Prerequisite Now Prohibits Smoking Cannabis

Green Building Law Update

The U.S. Green Building Council issued a LEED Interpretation in 2018 ruling, “smoking of cannabis is considered a form of smoking for the purposes of both the interior and exterior smoking provisions of the LEED Prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control.”.

Who Matters The Most? A Few Thoughts On Distracted Driving

FDR Safety

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month meaning organizations such as OSHA, M.A.A.D, and EndDD are releasing annual studies on distracted driving.

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.

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Construction-related podcasts inspire and educate

Construction Dive

The AEC industry has a surprising offering of easy-to-stream and digestible podcasts with knowledgeable hosts and enlightening guests

Social + Strategy = Fresh Ways to Find and Engage New Hires

Construction Marketing

For small to mid-size businesses the hiring process is often ongoing throughout the year. Marketers need to step in and help companies realize the value of social networking platforms to help with their constant state of recruiting.

5 Ductless Mini Split Myths

Contractor Magazine

Misconceptions and outdated information about ductless systems can keep homeowners from making the best decisions

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Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Business Facilities

By Business Facilities Staff. From the July/August 2019 Issue. T he rankings ecosystem is getting crowded and, like everything else in 21st Century America, it appears to be dancing to the tune of reality TV. The competition is the show: there must be winners and losers.

Exciting construction tech to look out for in 2020 and beyond

Lets Build

Over the last twenty years, technology has led the way for major transformations in almost every industry. Some of the most notable examples of this include Uber’s use of technology to transform the taxi industry and Netflix’s continuous innovations in the movie rental industry.

Build Quality Leads with Enhanced Google Ads Tactics

Construction Marketing

The construction market is expected to remain competitive in 2019 and that’s a positive position for companies. A strong market correlates to higher demand and more potential business for you to gain. It may also cause more competitors to enter the construction services space as well.

Paper vs. Clunky Software vs. Integrated Construction Solution

Surveyor

Place your bets. Who will win the construction heavyweight belt? Paper. It’s always there when you need it.

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

Commercial Construction

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.

Maryland Schools will No Longer be LEED Certified

Green Building Law Update

In response to legislation enacted by the Maryland General Assembly in 2018, overriding a veto by the Governor, commencing last week new public school building no longer has to be LEED certified or the like.

OSHA Now Using Drones For Safety Inspections

FDR Safety

We are in the midst of a technological revolution. No matter the job, technology continues to find its way into every corner of every industry, including construction.

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.

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Report: Construction faces widest foreign language skills gap

Construction Dive

Safety issues on jobsites can arise when trade workers primarily speak Spanish or other languages that managers don't, a survey shows

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Top 10 ERP Solutions for Construction Firms

Construction Marketing

Running a successful construction firm is by no means an easy task. Managing a reputation for delivering high-quality projects, keeping your business profitable, your people productive, and your firm growing requires focus, commitment, and understanding.

The Industrial Internet of Things: Smart Manufacturing Enterprise

Contractor Magazine

Driving business value for process control industries through smart connected assets

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

Business Facilities

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life. Read: Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech at BusinessFacilities.com.

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ConTech expert Niels Falk: Construction needs to stop running on tradition

Lets Build

“It’s a choice to run on tradition, not a fact. We need to stop running on tradition and start running on data!” This is one of the main points made by Niels Falk, Partner and CEO at HD Lab, during his keynote speech at European ConTech Summit 2019. The discussion took place in London at.

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