2021

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Welding 101: 6 Different Types

Construction Marketing

Our ancestors have been sticking pieces of metal together for centuries, using older and much more rudimentary forms of welding. However, it wasn’t until the late nineteenth century, and then the early twentieth century when the coated electrode was invented, that welding really found its stride. So many different styles and techniques have emerged since then—like resistance welding, gas welding and friction welding—that it’s worth taking a look at each to see which might be right for your needs

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How Lean Gets Done

Construction Business Owner

How Lean Gets Done. Alex Headley. Mon, 12/27/2021 - 07:30. In its early stages, the coronavirus pandemic forced dozens of major cities and even entire states to put a hold on construction to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While the moratorium has lifted, supply chain logjams in the construction market continue to drive up the cost of materials. Adding to the volatility, we’ve seen many businesses table their construction projects to prepare for the likelihood of a global recession, as well as a

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Two Creeks, a Marsh and Two Lakes Sue a Florida Real Estate Developer

Green Building Law Update

Two creeks, a marsh and two lakes are plaintiffs in a first of its kind complaint filed last month against a real estate developer and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Wilde Cypress Branch, Boggy Branch, Crosby Island Marsh, Lake Hart and Lake Mary Jane, tributaries of the Kissimmee River are seeking declaratory and injunctive relief that Beachline South Residential, LLC’s proposed “Meridian Parks Remainder” mixed use real estate development violates the water bodies’ own righ

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10 Ways AI is Transforming the Construction Sector

The Constructor

Artificial intelligence is proving to help overcome major challenges faced by construction managers but it is still in the initial stages.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners

Business Facilities

The two commonwealths and one state were chosen for excellence in Business Climate, Dealmaking or Workforce/Educational System. The post BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners appeared first on Business Facilities Magazine.

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Energy Innovation: Solar Energy Solutions Continue to Gain Momentum

Pro Builder

Energy Innovation: Solar Energy Solutions Continue to Gain Momentum. ibush. Thu, 04/01/2021 - 13:50. From community solar installations to a push in some municipalities for all-electric building codes, interest in solar keeps growing. Eugene L. Meyer. Babcock Ranch is a sprawling master planned community on 18,000 acres on Florida’s West Coast, some 20 miles from Fort Myers, which prides itself on being “America’s first all-solar town.

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Digital Twins for the Construction Life Cycle Go Beyond the Finished Project

ENR Construction

Digital twins are often touted because of their use for owners and facilities managers, but what about a digital twin for contractors that documents the ever-changing work site?

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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are Transforming Construction

Construction Business Owner

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning are Transforming Construction. Alex Headley. Wed, 09/08/2021 - 07:30. Many people (and products) use the terms “artificial intelligence (AI)” and “machine learning (ML)” interchangeably, but there are a few key differentiators to note. Artificial intelligence is technology that can understand data and act independently; it’s able to evaluate data, use reason to make assumptions about that data, predict outcomes and make decisions much like a huma

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A Willing Workforce (With Criminal Records)

Construction Business Owner

A Willing Workforce (With Criminal Records). Alex Headley. Thu, 05/13/2021 - 07:30. The construction industry has been plagued by labor shortages for most of the past decade. Despite more than a decade of rising demand, total construction employment has yet to fully recover from the exodus of skilled workers in the wake of the 2008 recession.

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The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right procurement software is a crucial step in ensuring third-party risk management, process governance, and bidding efficiency. With so many procurement solutions to choose from, it can be overwhelming without a frame of reference and a solid starting point. This free buyer’s guide will cover: Benefits of Procurement Software –– Why do you need it?

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What's Coming for Digital Twin Technology

Construction Business Owner

What's Coming for Digital Twin Technology. Alex Headley. Thu, 03/11/2021 - 07:30. The age of the digital twin (a digital representation of a system, object, or in this case, a project) is here — and the technology is no longer just a solution for the world of manufacturing. More and more areas of the construction industry are increasingly connected through the use of the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics and artificial intelligence.

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Capturing a Treasure Trove of Data Insights With Digital Twin

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No. Rotator Image. Status of webinar Featured. Taking the next step on your digital journey & realizing the benefits of a digital handover. Thu, 03/25/2021 - 12:00. 10 a.m. CST. The promise of a “digital twin” is that it allows a building project to start digital and stay digital — from design to build to operations — and transform rich data into business intelligence.

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The Case for Cleaner Construction

Construction Business Owner

The Case for Cleaner Construction. Alex Headley. Thu, 10/07/2021 - 08:30. According to data from the World Green Building Council, building and construction are responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions in the world. Of the 39%, operational emissions account for 28% and the remaining 11% comes from embodied carbon emissions, or “upfront” carbon that is associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole building lifecycle.

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3 Modern Solutions To Help Your Business Tackle Challenges

Construction Business Owner

3 Modern Solutions To Help Your Business Tackle Challenges. Alex Headley. Wed, 09/15/2021 - 16:26. In early 2020, the construction industry was experiencing levels of growth not seen since the Great Recession, while also navigating obstacles that have plagued the industry for years, including a qualified worker shortage and slower rates of adopting new technologies.

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Stop Making These Mistakes and Start Scaling Your Specialty Contractor Business

Anything that is built on a poor foundation will soon crumble from the ground up. This is literally the case in the construction stage of projects and it applies just the same during the pre-construction stage. This free eBook is your ultimate guide to scaling your business with customizable software as early as during the bidding stage.

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Reduce Carbon Emissions in the Built World With the One Tree Pledge

Construction Business Owner

Reduce Carbon Emissions in the Built World With the One Tree Pledge. Alex Headley. Mon, 02/22/2021 - 09:47. In 2020, 6 weeks into being quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on the morning news, I saw a photo of the Himalayan Mountains taken from over 100 miles away. Because of smog and pollution, the site had not been viewed from this distance for over 30 years.

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Why Rental Is on the Rise

Construction Business Owner

Why Rental Is on the Rise. Alex Headley. Wed, 04/14/2021 - 07:30. Complex projects paired with tight labor markets and timelines have put additional pressure on construction contractors. Having the right equipment available at the right time is critical to staying on track. A strategic, well-executed fleet strategy can eliminate downtime that strains your schedule — and your bottom line.

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5 Tips for Building Your Brand Through Charitable Giving

Construction Business Owner

5 Tips for Building Your Brand Through Charitable Giving. Alex Headley. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 07:30. Helping others is human nature. During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, one-third of United States households were still donating money to charity. Additionally, almost half made an effort to shop locally or order takeout, in order to support neighborhood businesses.

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Optimizing the Project Delivery Process

Construction Business Owner

Optimizing the Project Delivery Process. Alex Headley. Thu, 12/09/2021 - 16:35. Digital transformation may seem like the buzzword of the hour, but its benefits are real, especially in sectors with high-dollar projects and multiple stakeholders. In the construction industry, building information modeling (BIM) plays a central role in leveraging data from both building models and company processes to dramatically improve decision-making capabilities, establish more efficient workflows and reduce d

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The Specialty Contractor's Guide to Job Cost Accounting

Supply chain challenges and rising material costs are forcing specialty contractors to pay more for what they need to complete each job. Following a simple set of principles, this easy-to-follow guide can help you manage job costs, ease the pains of accounting, and run a more profitable businesses. If you are a Specialty Contractor or Self-performing GC, you do not want to miss out on this essential guide!

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The State of Electric Vehicles in Construction

Construction Business Owner

The State of Electric Vehicles in Construction. Alex Headley. Wed, 02/24/2021 - 07:30. Each year, we see exciting innovations move from conception to implementation on construction jobsites and in construction businesses. As more original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) make progress toward equipment electrification, it is essential to understand the research and development that led us here and what challenges and opportunities exist moving forward.

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Building a Sustainable, Scalable & Sellable Construction Company

Construction Business Owner

Building a Sustainable, Scalable & Sellable Construction Company. Alex Headley. Tue, 09/28/2021 - 13:34. Building a sustainable, scalable and sellable business is something all business owners should strive for. Unfortunately, too many entrepreneurs fail to build their business properly from day one. They lack the underlying foundation, systems and structure that are essential to all businesses, preventing them from building a profitable and efficient company.

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Exploring Psychological Safety

Construction Business Owner

Exploring Psychological Safety. Alex Headley. Wed, 06/09/2021 - 09:33. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, workforce stress is at an all-time high. More than 70% of the workforce agrees that this has been the most stressful time of their entire career. Depression rates have more than doubled, and there’s been an increase in substance abuse, domestic violence cases and suicides.

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Stuck & Going Nowhere

Construction Business Owner

Stuck & Going Nowhere. Alex Headley. Wed, 05/26/2021 - 07:20. Almost every construction company owner, president or manager is busy — they never have enough time to finish everything on their plate. They tend to take on too many duties. They don’t delegate. And they never have enough reliable employees to help pick up the slack. They view their stacked schedules, overworked temperaments and overfatigued bodies as badges of honor.

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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How BIM Powers Connected Preconstruction

Construction Business Owner

How BIM Powers Connected Preconstruction. Alex Headley. Wed, 05/12/2021 - 10:10. Most of us have probably heard the phrase “preconstruction is where you make your money” at some point in our career. An effective preconstruction process has typically been something of a secret weapon in the past – but as our industry begins to rapidly digitize, an increasing number of companies are more effectively connecting their preconstruction teams through technology.

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Protect Your Jobsite From with OSHA's Focus Four Hazards

Construction Business Owner

Protect Your Jobsite From with OSHA's Focus Four Hazards. Alex Headley. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 07:30. Construction work is a risk. Each year, the industry is rated as one of the most dangerous jobs in America — and for good reason. Your projects are never the same for more than a few days, materials move, people change shifts and deadlines tighten.

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The Vision to See What Isn’t There

Construction Business Owner

The Vision to See What Isn’t There. Alex Headley. Tue, 11/30/2021 - 04:35. Abraham Wald, a mathematician at Columbia University during World War II, might have been onto something. While Wald may not be a household name, the British pilots in World War II were probably thankful for his insight. As described in Kevin Drum’s article “The Counterintuitive World,” the Royal Air Force observed that planes returning from missions were riddled with bullet holes.

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Piloting the Transition From Boomers to Zs

Construction Business Owner

Piloting the Transition From Boomers to Zs. Alex Headley. Wed, 08/18/2021 - 08:30. I find that stereotypes typically get a bad rap, especially those that refer to age. Stereotypical baby boomers are goal-centric, team-oriented and have a strong work ethic. They may have worked at the same company for the majority of their career. At the opposite end of the spectrum, stereotypical Generation Zers have short attention spans, are addicted to technology, can’t handle face-to-face interaction and are

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Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

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3 Important Cases of Building Collapse Due to Poor Construction Management

The Constructor

Construction is perhaps the most critical stage in the life cycle of structures, mainly because of the danger of failure and the high chances of.

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Alligator Cracking in Asphalt Pavement: Causes and Control

The Constructor

Alligator cracking is an interlaced cracking pattern observed on the asphalt pavement surface due to repeated traffic loading. Alligator cracks cause.

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Important Know-How on Typology of Progressive Collapse

The Constructor

Progressive collapse of a structure is defined as the spread of an initial local failure of a structural element that eventually results in the.

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