5 Success Factors for Construction Firms

Construction Marketing

Since the economy’s slow improvement, the construction industry has seen growth as well. The issue, however, is the growth is mixed. Some companies are benefitting from the economic environment, while others are still being trampled by the lasting effects of the recession.

Commercial Construction 2017 Trends and Predictions

Commercial Construction

Rounding the corner into the final weeks of 2016, it’s time for our annual post predicting the commercial construction trends that will influence the industry in the coming year.

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The Future was on Display at Greenbuild

Green Building Law Update

Nearly 20,000 people attended the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild 2016 convention in Los Angeles last week with more than 600 exhibiters from the green building industrial complex showcasing innovations and new products on the expo floor.

Nanotechnology Update - 100 Times Easier to Filter Salt out of Water?

Collaborative Construction

Looks like Lockheed Martin may be on the verge of an incredible breakthrough that would exponentially increase the supply of clean drinking water world wide. Getting the Salt Out! Welcome to the Golden Rule Alliance James L. Salmon, Esq.

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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.

AGC Alaska Conference report

Cassell Construction Estimating

Our CEO Barry Cassell spoke at the 68th annual AGC Alaska conference in Anchorage last month. Barry’s session, “Construction Tech Today and Tomorrow” provided historical perspective and a look ahead at the progress of technology in our industry.

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New OSHA recordkeeping rule: Urgent need for employer review

FDR Safety

Thanks to a new OSHA recordkeeping rule, employers urgently need to take a close look at their employee handbooks, safety policies and procedures, safety incentive programs, and drug testing policies. The rule , which was issued late last week and goes into effect within 90 days, provides new means for employees to pursue claims that they have suffered retaliation for reporting safety concerns.

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4 Reasons to Consider a Single Provider

Viewpoint Construction Technology

While stand-alone solutions can offer compelling functionality, they also carry increased complexity


Functional Requirements of Floors in Building Construction

The Constructor

Floors in buildings provide strong level surface to support occupants, furnitures, and other equipments. There are various functional requirements of. Building Technology Building Tips Structural Detailing Structural Engineering Buildings Structural

Top ten list of countries using the most water

Contractor Magazine

According to published reports, here are the annual water "footprint" stats for the top ten water-using countries around the world. Water consumption is increasing all around the world. The impetus for this increase is due primarily to the following three reasons. read more. Green

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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.

Top Five Sustainable Building Trends

Business Facilities

If you’re considering building a new facility for your company’s relocation or expansion project, the option of sustainable or “green” building has probably been a topic of discussion.

Technology Trends In Construction Improving Job Site Safety

Construction Marketing

A series of innovative ideas in construction have been used to bring a remarkable difference in the industry.There is no shortage of tech gadgets for commercial projects as there are a number on offer for various projects.

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Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

Working with a client on a design-assist or design-build basis, as Englewood Construction is with the reimagining of Stratford Square Mall, allows the commercial contractor to provide valuable input during the initial planning stages.

Is California Going to Ban Cows in the Name of Climate Change?

Green Building Law Update

3D Printed Casts

Collaborative Construction

The uses for 3D printers is, of course, limited only by our imagination. The image below, of a patient specific cast, is only the latest innovation in the arena.

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Digital Dryshack #93: Vista Tips – WF Template Reports

Cassell Construction Estimating

By Laurel Cripe A company which is implementing Vista has many resources for learning: the Viewpoint Learning Center, aka “ClearView”, 4988 articles for Vista in the Knowledge Base at last count, the online Help System (F1 or Form Help from Vista), and of course, their Vista consultant. If the help that is needed is a basic list of steps for a process, sometimes the Knowledge Base articles or the videos in ClearView can be overkill, and searching for the right resource time-consuming.

A Long Road to a Professional Engineering License


My boss at my first engineering job told me that a PE license and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee. . Now that’s one heck of a saying, and at 22 years old, I didn’t really get it.

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July 2016 Newsletter

FDR Safety

FDRsafety VP Brad Giles receives top honor from Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Heat Illness: Are Your Employees Protected? Join Our Mailing List. FDRsafety VP Brad Giles receives top honor from Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

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Integrated vs. Best of Breed Project Management Systems – What’s Right for Your Organization?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Construction is a big market – 13% of GDP (Gross Domestic Product


The Constructor

Types of bonds in brick masonry wall construction are classified based on laying and bonding style of bricks in walls. The bonds in brick masonry is. Brick Masonry Building Technology bonds in brick masonry bricks BRICKWORK

National movement needed to attract, educate skilled tradespeople

Contractor Magazine

Michael Copp, Executive Vice President, PHCC—National Association. Whether we are trying to make America "Stronger Together" or "Make America Great Again," there exists a national catastrophe that requires nothing short of a national cultural pivot. read more. Training Opportunities

Keeping Up With Advanced Manufacturing

Business Facilities

By Jenny Vickers. From the September/October 2016 Issue. E arlier this year, the National Science and Technology Council sent the White House a report entitled A Snapshot of Priority Technology Areas Across the Federal Government.

Top 10 Inbound Marketing Strategies for Construction

Construction Marketing

Inbound marketing contradicts the traditional outbound marketing strategies. Outbound marketing strategies typically includes trade shows, direct marketing, telemarketing, anything that ‘pushes’ the promotion onto the consumer.

Go for the Gold: 3 Keys to Finishing a Commercial Construction Project on Time

Commercial Construction

Leading up to the start of the Olympic Games earlier this month, one of the main story lines revolved around the question of “Will Rio be ready?”

False Advertising Claims over Net Zero and LEED Certified Homes

Green Building Law Update

Homebuyers are making claims of false advertising over “Net Zero LEED certified” houses in midtown Sacramento – that may be neither.

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Oil Shale in the Green River Formation

Collaborative Construction

The microwave technologies described in the article linked below tie directly to the previous Energy Economy post and highlight the vastness of the oil and gas resources to which the US enjoys access.

We’re presenting Construction Tech at AGC Alaska 11/9 in Anchorage

Cassell Construction Estimating

Please come join us at AGC Alaska in Anchorage November 9-12. We’re presenting the session “Construction Tech: Today + Tomorrow” on Wednesday at 2:45. Our session takes a look at the current state of tech in our industry as well as what’s coming in the next few years. We’ll discuss Cloud, Mobile, Drones, 3-d printing and Robotics, to name a few.

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The Challenge of Climate Change for the Construction Industry


The changes we are experiencing in our climate are affecting all of our lives. Every industry is being affected by what is happening, but is having an especially big impact on the construction sector. Governments across the world are waking up to the fact that extremes of weather are rapidly becoming the norm. In many countries, they are gradually changing construction legislation to take account of this fact.

June 2016 newsletter

FDR Safety

6 tips to help small businesses with OSHA compliance. FDRsafety helps launch Ark Encounter project. Join Our Mailing List. 6 tips to help small businesses with OSHA compliance. By Jim Stanley, President of FDRsafety.

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2016 CFMA Annual Conference - Building It Forward

Viewpoint Construction Technology

This year’s theme for the 2016 CFMA National Conference was Building It Forward and marked

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The Constructor

Types of Soil tests for building construction works depend on properties of soil. Design of foundation is based on soil test report of construction. Geotechnical Engineering Soil Soil Investigation

5 most common plumbing code violations

Contractor Magazine

Plumbing codes help ensure the proper performance of plumbing systems. That’s it. By doing so the codes make for more efficient systems while safeguarding the health and safety of the public. read more. Codes Media Galleries Plumbing

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NYC Most, Huntsville Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets

Business Facilities

New York, NY is the most expensive U.S. office market, and Huntsville, AL is the least expensive, according to Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International.