What You Need to Build a Successful Construction Business

Construction Marketing

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


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.

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.

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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Top 8 Construction Trends for 2018

Lets Build

The construction industry has been growing at a steady pace since 2011. According to PRNewswire, the global construction industry is projected to grow from US$7.4 trillion in 2010 to US$10.3 trillion in 2020 (when measured at constant US prices).

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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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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

10 Reasons to be thankful for the plumbing profession

Contractor Magazine

This is the time of the year when it’s appropriate to look around and give thanks. Here are 10 reasons to be thankful for the plumbing profession


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

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

The Top Construction Blogs in 2018


The construction industry is in a constant flux, it can be good or bad change and many of us require up to date information, in order to get that information many of us turn to construction blogs and news sites on the internet.

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

Construction Marketing

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.

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Construction


With more than 450,000 global users in 17 countries, we understand not all projects are the same or require the same solutions. When one side of the world is focusing on heat safety, the other is ramping up for cold weather worker exposure.

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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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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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5D BIM: How It Will Help the Construction Industry

Lets Build

Earlier this year we explored BIM, Building Information Modeling, and explained why it is the future of construction. BIM is currently broken down into three levels but can more levels be added?

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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.

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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

Call for Entries: Women Luminaries of the Mechanical Contracting Industry

Contractor Magazine

Nominate a deserving woman in the industry. CONTRACTOR wants your help compiling this list of influential women. read more. Plumbing Contractor

Understanding IoT in Construction


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.

How to Successfully Use Email Marketing to Drive Conversion

Construction Marketing

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.

The Most Common Reasons Construction Projects Are Delayed


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.

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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10 Reasons to upgrade to Sage SQL Estimating 17.11

Cassell Construction Estimating

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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The State Of Women In Construction

Lets Build

Society has progressed and evolved in many ways. One significant change has been the increasing presence of women in the business world. Women have progressed in leadership and taken up challenges that were once considered too difficult for them to perform.

Why A/E Marketing Is A Career To Pursue

Help Everybody Everyday

Yes, working in A/E marketing can be a challenging career. So, why do I recommend that recent graduates with marketing, public relations, or journalism degrees pursue this line of work? Well, the more I think about it the more thankful I am that I landed in this industry.

What are the Types of Ties Used in Building Construction?

The Constructor

Ties are continuous tensioned reinforcements which are completely anchored and sufficiently lapped mechanically or using weld. Types of ties in. Building Technology Guide Building Tips Buildings reinforcement

Are you an ethical contractor? Answer these 4 questions

Contractor Magazine

Is your reputation based on ethics? Do you customers know they can trust your contracting work do be priced and performed ethically

How to Rebuild Construction's Image


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.

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