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Social Media in Construction – Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

To further understand social media use in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1. Do you employ social media in your marketing program?

Construction Industry LinkedIn Statistics

Carol Hagen

LinkedIn is being embraced by the US Construction Industry. In doing research to create the interactive map below I looked beyond just the Top 5 countries having the largest number of profiles and found many interesting details.

4 Criteria to Consider When Choosing a Hosting Service

John Chaney

In the construction business, there are rarely ever any easy decisions. As companies adopt web-based construction software , they find themselves faced with a number of not-always-easy decisions surrounding where and how to host their applications and data.

How to Decrease Commercial Construction Costs by Reusing the Right Items

Commercial Construction

When converting a grocery story into the new headquarters of Englewood Construction, many existing materials were reused, including this concrete floor, which received a face lift with a new stain.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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Best construction blog 2013 nominations open

Construction Marketing Ideas

Brad and Rhonda Burgin. Burgin Construction won the 2012 Best Construction Blog competition. Today, you can nominate candidates for the Best Construction Blog competition for 2013.

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Choosing the Right Commercial Lighting

Constructonomics

Choosing the right type of commercial lighting is important to running a successful business establishment. While a business will naturally want to keep costs down, this should not take priority over choosing the type of lighting it needs.

Want Clients To Believe Your Proposals? Use This Font.

Help Everybody Everyday

Recently, the New York Times conducted an interesting experiment. They wanted to figure out if their choice of font had any impact on whether readers believed statements they made. What they found is going to blow your mind. The Experiment.

RATE ANALYSIS FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE

The Constructor

Today we will see how to prepare rate analysis for Reinforced Concrete (RCC). First step to rate analysis is the estimation of labour, materials, How To Guide Rate Analysis RCC reinforced concrete

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

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

Autarkhome: Sustainable Floating Passivhaus

Jetson Green

This is a floating home that is entirely self-sufficient and docked in Maastricht, Netherlands. Designed by Pieter Kromwijk and referred to as Autarkhome , the solar-powered project was built to the Passivhaus standard and is 10 times more energy efficient than the average dwelling of similar size.

Social Media in Construction [INFOGRAPHIC]

Construction Marketing Blog

In September 2012, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals regarding their use of social media. The following questions were asked: 1. Do you employ social media in your marketing program?

Construction Photography Best Practices

Carol Hagen

Construction Firms often use photos to showcase their work. It’s a visual testimonial to the expertise and capabilities of the contractor and their team.

Cloud Computing and the Construction Industry (part 2)

John Chaney

Last week I discussed three of the biggest perceived reasons why companies hesitate to put their data in the cloud or rely on cloud-based construction software. By perceived, I mean reasons that are based on impressions, sometimes false impressions, of what cloud computing is all about.

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

Commercial Construction Predictions and Trends for 2013

Commercial Construction

Michigan Avenue in Chicago is seeing a mix of high-end retailers and value retailers, a trend that will continue in 2013 in markets across the country.

Katy's Castle aka The Owner's BIM Dilemma

Collaborative Construction

Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! Clients often ask me why owners are not willing to invest in BIM. The unfortunate answer is they don't get much from BIM right now.

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Destiny USA Reaches the Green Bonds Finish Line : Green Building.

Green Building Law Update

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How to position yourself in first place (without cheating) in construction marketing

Construction Marketing Ideas

"The training class picture: I organized a four-hour event giving hands on experience using a BIM estimating program. I had several attendees from an owner we work with on a regular basis. " " -- Garry Myers, Clark Construction, Lansing, MI.

Hospital Design And Its Tie To The Healing Process

Constructonomics

When it comes to measuring the success of a hospital building design , it’s to little surprise that strides are typically attributed to the doctors and nurses and the equipment and medicines available. And they certainly should be. But what about the building itself?

Learn The Principles of Persuasion in 11 Minutes

Help Everybody Everyday

Whether it’s your firm’s clients or even coworkers, we all need to persuade people to do the things we want them to do. For my money, that is the essential challenge of working in the marketing field.

OSHA way out of line with new Severe Violator guidelines

FDR Safety

OSHA has issued long-awaited additional guidelines for the Severe Violators Enforcement Program and as you might expect from the “New” OSHA, they are way out of line and don’t address a major problem with the program. The Severe Violator program, of course imposes mandatory reinspections on companies found to “willfully and repeatedly endanger workers by exposing them to serious hazards.”

Not So Big Timber Frame Home in Oregon

Jetson Green

This is an 800-square-foot home in the River Road area in north Eugene. It was designed by Nir Pearlson and built by Six Degrees Construction for owners Rob Handy and Julie Hulme, who were inspired by The Not So Big House and other books by Sarah Susanka, FAIA.

Social Media Survey Available for Construction Professionals

Construction Marketing Blog

The Construction Marketing Association is now conducting a national survey on social media. Find out what social media networks your construction marketing peers are implementing, and which ones are working, by taking a quick and anonymous survey.

Construction Thought Leaders on LinkedIn

Carol Hagen

What if all construction industry thought leaders were on LinkedIn? LinkedIn recently added the ability to follow people you may not be connected to, that are classified as thought leaders ( [link] ).

Better Project Management through Better Communication

John Chaney

Last week, I discussed three important areas of project management and ended by briefly discussing project communication – or the glue to a project. Hopefully, you’ve had the chance to consider how deliberate your project communications are.

How to Avoid a Commercial Construction Scandal

Commercial Construction

Don't forget to vet your general contractor's background and experience when reviewing bids. This quartet from Englewood Construction has almost 100 years of combined commercial construction experience among them -- (l to r) Chuck Taylor, Bill Di Santo, Kim Redmond and Rod Frank.

Cultural Change in the Built Industry

Collaborative Construction

A Brief History of (CM) X In Collaborative Construction's world (CM) X refers to our cultural, construction and change management models.

McLaren launches Enterprise OnAir

Extranet Evolution

Some six months after I talked to McLaren Software about its dual offering of SaaS and on-premise engineering document management platforms ( post ), the London-based vendor has announced a third option : McLaren Enterprise OnAir , a private cloud -hosted solution.

Approaches to Managing Job Site Inventory

Construction Informer

By Jessica Stark There is no question that organization on the job site can mean the difference between efficient performance and costly errors.

The Straight Talk On Labo(u)r Unions

Constructonomics

Isn’t it kind of weird that labor is spelled labour in the United Kingdom? I guess this is true for a few other words like organization (organisation) and catalog (catalogue).

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Merge Data From Excel into Indesign

Help Everybody Everyday

InDesign and Excel Data Merge from Ted Orr on Vimeo.

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Creating Revit Egress Paths 2.0

Sean Burke

Life Safety Gnome, the official mascot of Revit egress paths. For many versions of Revit, we have used Steve Stafford’s Line-Based Generic Model family for representing Egress Paths in our life safety drawings. It has served us well.