2015

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.

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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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 Good NEWs: 6 Emerging Trends That Are Actually Good for the Construction Industry

Constructonomics

There was a time — and it wasn’t too long ago — when what it meant to build something changed little over the course of hundreds of years. There were artisans, tradesmen, skilled laborers, and a certain finite set of tools that craftspeople relied upon to make everything from the local palace to the local mill. Of course, the Industrial Revolution and the ensuing Technological Revolution has changed all that.

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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.

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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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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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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.

Voting begins for 2015 Best Construction Blog competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

Voting has opened for the 28 bloggers entered in the 2015 Best Construction Blog competition. The voting period — until midnight on March 31 — allows bloggers and readers to campaign for their favourite blogs. Fill out my online form.

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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2015 Construction Marketing Survey Results

Construction Marketing Blog

To further understand current marketing plans and priorities in the construction industry, the Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey of construction professionals. The following questions were asked: 1.

Finding the Right Location for Your Headquarters

Constructonomics

If you are involved in the construction industry, image is important, especially if you are chasing large contracts. The people who make the big decisions need to have confidence in you and your firm, which is why you need to give the appearance of being a competent and professional company.

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Bluebeam Revu: Site Planning 101

Carol Hagen

Site Planning just became easier with the Blubeeam Revu 2015 release thanks to the new Sketch Tools. Whether you want to place a crane, trailer or define a temporary parking lot you can now define dimensions and also create scalable tools to reuse with your common site plan items.

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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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A Harsh Assessment of Architecture

Collaborative Construction

DD# 83: Publishing a Project Web Site

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

If you are limited on your IT budget for P6 licenses and still want to allow stakeholders to view project data you can use the non-licensing publishing feature in Primavera P6.

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Manufacturing Faces Two Million Worker Shortage In The Next Decade

Business Facilities Blog

Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Study from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute indicates nine in 10 Americans surveyed believe manufacturing essential to U.S. economy, while only one in three parents would encourage their children to pursue a career in manufacturing.

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Self-Sustaining Vertical Garden

Jetson Green

Vertical gardens are great for façades, insulation and to add a bit of greenery to a home or office. But the problem with them is that they require a lot of maintenance and power to flourish. Well, that could be a thing of the past.

Unusual Construction Project Brings Waves to Austin

Construction Informer

Google+. In the category of unusual construction project, things don’t get much more unusual than building a place to surf that’s about four hours from the nearest ocean.

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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.

Business is Booming, But How is Your Business?

John Chaney

It’s certainly been a busy start to 2015. The economy is growing. Construction business is booming again and everyone in our industry – from owners to contractors to vendors – is scrambling to try and keep up with significantly greater workloads.

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8 Best Practices to Decrease Your Accident Rate and Increase Your Approval Rate

Construction Marketing Blog

In most workplaces, accidents are a nuisance for worker and a headache for HR. However, at construction sites, accidents are potentially industry-ruining.

New Industrial Cleaning Method

Constructonomics

For many years sandblasting has been used in a variety of industries for its ability to clean, smooth, and remove surface finished quickly and efficiently. Recently, there has been some speculation over its effectiveness. It is very successful in fast removal of surface contaminants such as dirt, grit, paint and other coatings. Also, it is more eco-friendly than the use of acids or sodas that could also be used in these circumstances.

Making Interactive Plan Sets (Auto Mark and Batch Link)

Carol Hagen

Today’s Tip will help everyone working on the project by making Interactive (Navigable) Plan Sets. Using vector based plans is key to making interactive plan sets so the sheet index is hyperlinked to each page.

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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.

The Built Industry's Backwards Bicycle

Collaborative Construction

Tanner Clark , the Director of BIM/VDC Construction Services for Stuart Olson out of Canada recently asked me, "Why is the uptake of BIM and IPD so slow in the Built Industry?"

Press Release: CCi’s Groundbreaking Integration Partnership with Procore

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

Partnership leads to an exciting software integration: Sage to Procore Interface. Vancouver, WA July 13, 2015: Cassell Consulting announces our Sage Estimating to Procore Interface will be released in August.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Business Facilities Blog

Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla''s lithium battery plant near Reno. Washington successfully pulled out all the stops to keep Boeing from leaving the state.

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Zero Energy Home Built of Recycled Wood

Jetson Green

Dwell Development is constructing a home in Seattle that boasts of having a host of sustainable features, including being built mostly out of recycled and reclaimed materials.

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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