Job Order Contracting – The Legal Side

Building Information Management

This is an example of Job Order Contracting from a legal perspective and that of a school district in Texas. This is NOT intended as ANY form of legal advice or counsel, but simply to share information relative to efficient construction project delivery methods. source: [link]. Magnolia ISD 170906.

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Commercial Construction Trends and Predictions for 2016

Commercial Construction

A continuing construction labor shortage will result in higher pricing and scheduling challenges in 2016. As we close in on the finish line for 2015, we’re happy to report it’s been a terrific year at Englewood Construction and for many others in the commercial construction industry.

The Greatest Challenge Facing the Construction Industry

John Chaney

Overall growth in the construction industry indicates now is the time for contractors to take advantage of an improving economy to expand their business.

Ways to Make your Construction Project More Memorable

Construction Marketing Blog

Everyone involved in a construction project, from the designers to the architects, builders, surveyors and more will want nothing but success for their efforts.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Space Exploration in West Texas

Collaborative Construction

The article linked below describes the launch and successful recovery of a reusable rocket by Jeff Bezo's company, Blue Origin. Van Horn, Texas is 120 west of my hometown of Fort Stockton. Exciting times. Blue Origin Launches & Recovers Rocket Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! James L.

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Safety off the job for July 4th

FDR Safety

July 4th is a good time to remember that safety for employees shouldn’t end when the work day is over. Fireworks are potentially hazardous, and anyone who intends to use them this weekend should be very aware of safety. The Consumer Products Safety Commission offers the following tips for using fireworks. Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them and be sure to purchase your devices from a licensed distributor.

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The 2015 JBK Construction Technology Report is here!

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

The 4th Annual JBK Construction Technology Report is here! This report reveals the comprehensive results from the 45 question 2015 survey with commentary and analysis from the perspective of a construction technology solutions provider.

Government Ownership of Rain is Antithetical to Increased Potable Water

Green Building Law Update

Against a backdrop of California experiencing the worst drought in its history and the U.S.

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

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

Using Drones in Construction For Better Project Outcomes

Construction Informer

Google+. This post is sponsored by Drone World Expo being held at the San Jose Convention Center, November 17 to 18, 2015.

Tallest Modular Building Going up in NYC

Jetson Green

Apartment prices in New York City are skyrocketing, with demand still driving the prices up. To help alleviate this problem, the architecture firm nARCHITECTS are in the process of constructing a modular building, which will feature only very small apartments.

Trends in Construction: 3 Ways Technology is Changing Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

The use of technology and apps for daily construction reporting, sharing photos and scheduling look-aheads has become common practice on today’s commercial construction job sites.

Back and in the Black

John Chaney

Greetings folks. It has been a while since I’ve sat down and put thoughts to keyboard in this blog. So to paraphrase that song from AC/DC, I’ve been too long and I’m glad to be back. Construction Management with John Chaney

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Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

4 Safety Tips Every Construction Worker Should Know

Construction Marketing Blog

Worried about your safety at work? Construction sites are full of potential hazards and sometime accidents are unavoidable. More often, though, incidents can be prevented with clear thinking and precautionary measures.

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Smartphones and tablets are coming to the job-site. Now what?


This is a guest post by Yves Frinault, CEO of Fieldwire. A field-first construction management app. There was a time when mobile devices, particularly smartphones, were dainty, sacred idols too expensive to risk destroying out in the field. Certainly not something to put in the hands of a gruff hammer-swinging-craftsman. But times change. Smartphones are everywhere and construction workers are no exception. Foremen now have access to powerful phones and tablets on-site.

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Our Bluebeam Tips and Blog Posts are Moving

Carol Hagen

“Flowers arranged to ALOHA, Hilo, Hawaii” by Father of JGKlein, used with permission – Father of JGKlein, used with permission.

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A Little More Deming

Collaborative Construction

Deming contended fixing the SYSTEM fixes the PROBLEM. And construction, like mfg when Deming was doing his work, needs a SYSTEM fix. A couple of examples. When conducting a forensic analysis of project files in preparation for litigation it''s easy to identify the date the project went off the rails.

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September 2015 newsletter

FDR Safety

7 Tips for Building a Strong Contractor Safety Program. Project profile: Building Noah’s Ark. See you at the National Safety Council Congress. Join Our Mailing List. 7 Tips for Building a Strong Contractor Safety Program. By Jake Snyder.

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Digital Dryshack #84: 3 reasons to adopt Masterformat 2010

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

Interest in our 2010 Masterformat Sample Cost Code list has been strong recently, reminding us that many contractors are moving to the new platform for their estimating and job cost tracking systems.

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Vicki Worden on the New Green Globes and Her Commitment to the Mission

Green Building Law Update

I had an opportunity some days ago to speak at length with Vicki Worden, the Executive Director of Green Building Initiative. Readers of this blog will be interested in what this thought leader in the green building movement has to say. We spoke after the public comment period commenced on the GBI’s revision to its Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings that forms the basis for the current version of Green Globes for New Construction.

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West Michigan Lands Largest Third-Party Data Center In Eastern U.S.

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

West Michigan Lands Largest Third-Party Data Center In Eastern U.S. originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. The new SUPERNAP data center will establish the beginning of a 2 million square-foot state-of-the-art, high-tech campus in West Michigan. Credit: Switch).

Vertical Forest Building Planned in Switzerland

Jetson Green

The Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been given a go ahead to create a “vertical forest” apartment building to be constructed in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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3 Solutions to Help Solve the Commercial Construction Labor Shortage

Commercial Construction

Bill Di Santo, president of Englewood Construction (second from right), and the Englewood accounting team receiving recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) for participating in their 2014 Accounting Intern Program.

Request Demo Thank You - Customer Facing

John Chaney

Thank you for requesting a demo! One of our account representatives will be contacting you shortly to schedule your demonstration. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Increase Your Home Value with 7 Home Remodeling Ideas

Construction Marketing Blog

Did any of your home upgrades pay off when it came time to sell? There are many things you can change and remodel in your home, but these 7 key home improvements are guaranteed to increase the value of your home. Remodeling the Kitchen.

Unique Parts of the European Construction Industry


Unique Examples of the European Construction Industry . As the end of 2015 draws near and the countdown to the Christmas holidays begin we look at some major European construction jobs that are also nearing completion.

Pulling Data from a Scanned PDF into Excel

Carol Hagen

When printed materials are distributed at your next seminar or meeting, or your find a magazine that contains a table that you find valuable, most people scan the document to PDF to save it for later. Sometimes you want this data entered into a database or added to spreadsheet.

Lecture on Deming's Quest

Collaborative Construction

As regular readers know I''m teaching portions of the masters level BIM Strategy course at Middlesex University in London. My next lecture will focus on Deming and his quest for continuous improvement.

FDRsafety names Tim Sirofchuck as Chief Operating Officer

FDR Safety

FDRsafety names Tim Sirofchuck as Chief Operating Officer. Franklin, TN (May 22, 2015) – Tim Sirofchuck , a veteran safety executive in the construction industry, has been promoted to the post of Chief Operating Officer of FDRsafety, the company announced today.

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Aloha Ken Wagner

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

The Cassell Team is sad to announce the retirement of our Senior P6 Consultant, Ken Wagner.

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Climate Change Scientist Andrew Weaver Wins Libel Case Against Canadian National Post

Green Building Law Update

Canadian climate change scientist Andrew Weaver won a widely watched defamation lawsuit against the National Post last week.