2017

What You Need to Build a Successful Construction Business

Construction Marketing Blog

The construction business is rising again as the economy improves and outlooks are brighter, which is great for construction business owners. It is an exciting prospect to stop surviving and start thriving and growing your business!

Key points to consider ahead of the 2017 ABC Workforce Week

Surveyor

The Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) 2017 Workforce Week is almost here, and that makes it a great time to look back on the year and celebrate the successes of ABC peers. Workforce Week, held Feb. 28 through March 3 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,

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Commercial Construction Labor Trends & Hiring Strategies: Why Young Hires are Good Business for General Contractors

Commercial Construction

If you’re like me, your social media feed this month is filled with photos of happy graduates celebrating commencement and getting ready to begin the next chapter of their lives. Hopefully, we’ll see some of those fresh young graduates heading toward a career in commercial construction.

Passive House is “In” in 2017

Green Building Law Update

As you consider what’s “in” and what’s “out” in 2017, within the realm of green building, Passive House is in.

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

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

Oracle buys Aconex

Collaborative Construction

Interesting development in the construction technology space with Oracle buying Aconex. The link below is to the Oracle press release. I've been a fan of Aconex for a long time. This should serve as a wake up call to the built industry generally. Oracle buys Aconex James L. Salmon, Esq.

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What are Types of Bracing Systems Used in Multi-Storey Steel Structures?

The Constructor

There are different types of bracing systems commonly used in multi-storey steel structures between orthogonally arranged beams and columns to. Steel Design Steel Structures Structural Engineering Structural Structural Design

Segmentation of Precast Walls in Revit

BIM & Beam

In this post of the Structural Precast series I would like to touch upon the topic of segmentation of precast walls. Segmentation of precast walls can be done automatically or manually. Before we run the automatic segmentation we should check and adjust the Configuration Settings.

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10 Reasons to upgrade to Sage SQL Estimating 17.11

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

No more corrupted or misplaced estimate files- all estimates are stored in the faster, more stable Microsoft SQL database. Virtual Licensing eliminates the need for physical USB devices and product activation codes. No more passwords with more robust, granular, Estimating Security Groups Shared report and screen layouts created by administrators can’t be accidentally overwritten, while still [ ] The post 10 Reasons to upgrade to Sage SQL Estimating 17.11

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OSHA Electronic Records Submission Delayed, But Not for Long

FDR Safety

OSHA recently announced another delay in the deadline for employers to electronically submit their 2016 injury and illness data to the agency. While there are plenty of indications that the new agency leadership will seek to reconsider, revise, or even rescind the amended recordkeeping rules, it appears that the most recent deadline, December 15, 2017, will stand.

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Advanced Airfoil Components Manufacturing Facility Lands In Tampa

Business Facilities

Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation have chosen Florida’s Hillsborough County as the headquarters location for their new joint venture, Advanced Airfoil Components.

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Why Are Weather Delays Such a Big Issue in the Construction Industry?

Construction Marketing Blog

This year has seen some of the most brutal natural disasters in recent history. Hurricanes and beyond have ripped apart all kinds of construction and infrastructure and plenty of areas in the US face rebuilding: Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico. The reconstruction of these regions will be difficult.

The Most Common Reasons Construction Projects Are Delayed

Surveyor

Delays can be caused by anything: the client, the crew, equipment malfunctions , weather … the list goes on. But no matter how large or small a project, delays are never a good thing. When a job is behind schedule, it impacts everybody on the project, and likely the next scheduled project or build.

Commercial Construction Project Management: Managing What You Don’t Control

Commercial Construction

I wouldn’t go so far as to call myself a control freak, but as a national general contractor, it’s part of the job description to be the one calling the shots and telling everyone what to do on a complex commercial construction project.

25 HR Compliance Terms to Know for 2018

Green Building Law Update

In addition to the holiday parties and secret santa gift exchanges, the end of the year also brings organizational compliance processes as your HR department gets ready to wrap things up. If you’re not an expert in this area, or even if you are, there’s never a bad time for a terminology brush-up.

An Excellent Blockchain Article on Property Rights

Collaborative Construction

The article excerpted below deserves your full attention if you have any interest the future of real estate. The blockchain today performs the same function that a record of ownership provided in the 11th century BC.

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The voting begins: 26 blogs compete for the 2017 Best Construction Blog competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

The two-month popular voting period has started for the 2017 Best Construction Blog competition. There are 26 entries representing a diversity of businesses and organizations, including several international entries.

What are Common Fire Protection Systems for Steel Structures?

The Constructor

Steel structure fire protection systems are designated to protect the structure from fire for a specified amount of time. Various fire protection. Steel Design Steel Structures Structural Design Structural Engineering Structural

Understanding IoT in Construction

Unearth

In 1990, John Romkey connected the first ‘thing’ to the internet , a Sunbeam Radiant Control toaster. The seemingly odd experiment intended to prove the internet could be used to physically control an object, and it was successful. He used the internet to make toast.

Digital Dryshack # 93: GASP ! (10 Generally-Accepted-Scheduling-Practices)

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

Most of our work lately has been P6 training, and I find myself during that training to be referring often to Generally-Accepted-Scheduling-Practices. However, I don’t know if a written set of such practices exists – yet. So the purpose of this blog is an attempt to do just that, condensing my 30 years of construction [ ] The post Digital Dryshack # 93: GASP ! (10 10 Generally-Accepted-Scheduling-Practices) appeared first on Cassell Consulting - Construction Operations Consulting.

Pausing to remember the bad old days before OSHA’s creation

FDR Safety

Much of the discussion about OSHA these days is about whether the agency has gone too far with some of its regulations and programs. No matter where you stand, though, it is good every once in a while to remember the reasons for OSHA’s creation.

PUF Building 1 Million-Square-Foot Cannabis Facility In Australia

Business Facilities

Canada-based PUF Ventures Inc. will build a 1 million-square-foot greenhouse operation, with large scale manufacturing, processing and office facilities for the cultivation, production and manufacture of medical cannabis and associated products in Australia.

How to Successfully Use Email Marketing to Drive Conversion

Construction Marketing Blog

Don’t be so quick to blame email marketing for your woes. It may not be email itself, but rather, how you send email. Email open-rates may be underwhelming, but email has a ROI of 3800% , higher than any other digital form of marketing. So clearly, email can be very successful.

Construction Haikus—Contest of Unique Content—Winner is Forthcoming

Surveyor

Recently we ask Dexter + Chaney clients to channel their inner creativity and create construction haikus. Each year, towards the end of April, Dexter + Chaney hosts our annual user conference, Connect 2017 in downtown Seattle.

How to Avoid 3 Common Commercial Construction Scheduling Delays

Commercial Construction

Compared with a few short years ago, commercial construction moves at an incredibly fast pace today.

LEED Commercial Interiors can Save the Planet

Green Building Law Update

By Katie Stanford and Stuart Kaplow. LEED Commercial Interiors projects present the best single opportunity for greening buildings. The proof is in the numbers. There are more than 5.6 million existing commercial buildings in the United States today. And despite the wildly successful U.S.

Great Summary of How Fusion Works

Collaborative Construction

The Holy Grail of energy production, the ability to harness the power of fusion looms as a more realistic goal than ever. The article linked below provides a nice summary for the lay person. I found the image below particularly informative.

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Oldcastle Building Solutions blog: A powerful and comprehensive resource

Construction Marketing Ideas

When I first viewed the Oldcastle Building Solutions blog, I thought: “This looks like one that would be published by a professional media company/publisher.” ” In fact, Oldcastle is a building materials supplier, with more than 2,000 locations in North America.

How to Prevent Errors During Setting Out Building Plan on Ground?

The Constructor

Setting out building plan on ground is one of the most significant steps in building constructions and any errors at this stage would cause. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Tips Buildings

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My Internship at PC

PC Construction Blog

This summer I had the opportunity to intern with PC Construction on the Village Townhomes at Spruce Peak project. This project includes the construction of 18 townhome units within six buildings at Stowe Mountain Resort. All Our Crew

Digging Deep

SAB Magazine

The Green Roof Innovation Testing Laboratory [GRIT Lab] at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, is focused on investigating the environmental performance associated with ‘green’ and ‘clean’ technologies.

How to Rebuild Construction's Image

Unearth

In 1996, Apple verged on bankruptcy. The company had failed to adapt to a rapidly changing industry and was paying the price. Construction finds itself in a similar situation today.

Innovation Is Thriving In Arizona

Business Facilities

By the BF Staff. From the July/August 2017 Issue. A rizona knows that attracting great minds is easy when you give them the tools and support they need to go faster and further than ever before.

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Mobile Marketing

Construction Marketing Blog

Our 2017 Construction Marketing Outlook survey had some interesting findings. Of the internet marketing tasks construction professionals wanted to increase and decrease, 46% said they wanted to increase mobile marketing, the second lowest priority task. Further, 7.7%