5 Success Factors for Construction Firms

Construction Marketing Blog

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.

Planning for Success: Three Commercial Construction Industry Tips for 2016

Commercial Construction

Happy New Year to all of our Hard Hat Chat readers! January is traditionally a time for reflection, and from a business standpoint the start of the year is a great time to take stock of what you want to accomplish in the year ahead.

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How to Use Safety Signs So That They’re Effective


If you own or run a business and it carries any kind of hazard or risk to employees, visitors or passing members of the public then you need to use safety signs to let people know about the potential dangers. Using safety signs is a very rapid and cheap way of alerting the public and your workers about hazards in certain areas or around particular machines.

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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.

2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

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

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Revit 2017 - New Features and Enhancements

Revit OpEd

Long Post Warning, worth it I hope. Last night I was able to download and install Building Design Suite 2017 from my Autodesk subscription account. With little fanfare Revit 2017 is here, brandishing a slightly changed big R logo.

Prefab Container Home Large enough to Fit a Family

Jetson Green

Here is another creation by Custom Container Living, the shipping container architecture firm out of Archie, Missouri. This one has a generous floor plan, and is large enough for a family to live in comfortably.

Top Five Sustainable Building Trends

Business Facilities Blog

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.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

By the BF Staff From the March/April 2016 Issue. A fter several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., according to Deloitte’s new U.S. Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.

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

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

Hugh's that man?

Digger Blog

Who is this reckless person? Why, it’s Hugh Edeleanu. And while after this display there may be trouble ahead, as the song goes, I suspect he will be happy to face the music and dance. Who is this reckless person? Why, it’s Hugh Edeleanu.

Content Marketing Best Practices – Survey

Construction Marketing Blog

Content Marketing is one of the best ways for a B2B business to gain visibility. This is because good content impresses prospective customers, as well as industry peers. In addition, great content supports search authority and drives lead generation.

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.

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.

In an Amazing Move, McDonald's Just Launched a New Burger That May Totally Change How You Think About McDonald's


Attend Greenbuild – The Best Way To Grow Your Green Building Business

Green Building Law Update

I am often asked, “ how can I expand my green building business? ” My answer is simple and the same response I have offered for years, attend the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year Greenbuild is in Los Angeles from October 5 – 7.


The Constructor

Concrete mix design is required to achieve target strength in structures. Concrete Mix design calculation of M20, M25, M30 grade of concrete are. Concrete How To Guide Mix Design Guide Concrete Mix Design Concrete Mix Design Procedure Concrete Technology Mix Design Mix Design Example

OSHA’s Use of General Duty Clause in a Way Never Intended

FDR Safety

Throughout its 46-year history, OSHA has had the authority to utilize Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, commonly known as the General Duty Clause, to address “recognized hazards which are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees,” and where there are measures that are “feasible, available and likely to correct the hazard.”


Top 600 Specialty Contractors had a good year

ENR Construction

The construction market has been growing steadily for the past six years, and, for large specialty contractors, things are looking up

3 Tips for Marketers in a Post-Net Neutrality World


The First Freeform 3D Printed House in the World Coming Soon

Jetson Green

The architecture studio Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo (WATG) has drawn up the plans for what they believe will be the world’s first freeform 3D-printed house. The home is called Curve Appeal and it recently won Branch Technology’s Freeform Home Design Challenge.

Why BIM U.K. will Fail.

Building Information Management

I just read a post titled “15 Terms Every BIM User Needs to Know” It’s a great list, and you can view the terms and link to the associated article below. Here’s my problem.

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Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

By Business Facilities Editorial Staff From the March/April 2016 Issue. E ach year, BF adjusts the categories for its annual Economic Development Awards to showcase the leaders in emerging technologies and critical priorities.

5 most common plumbing code violations

Constructor 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

How LaFleur Uses Bonusly to Turbocharge Praise

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Technology Trends In Construction Improving Job Site Safety

Construction Marketing Blog

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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How to Choose the Best General Contractor to Partner with for your “First” Commercial Construction Project

Commercial Construction

One of our current commercial projects at Englewood Construction is a new Farm & Fleet store we’re building in Romeoville, Ill.

7 Tactics for Solving Your Skilled Worker Shortage

Construction Informer

Google+. Social media offers a powerful tool for solving your skilled worker shortage in construction, and these 7 tactics focus on transparency and acknowledgment. The post 7 Tactics for Solving Your Skilled Worker Shortage appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Managing People

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

Green Building Law Update

Construction Health Indicator (We're keeping score.)

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

Standard Size of Rooms in Residential Building and their Locations

The Constructor

Knowledge of standard size of rooms and their location in a residential building is important for planning of residential construction project. Building Bye Laws Building Technology Building Tips building Buildings

OSHRC rules on “unexpected energization” in LOTO standard

FDR Safety

By Mike Taubitz. In a significant decision, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has ruled that OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard cannot be applied where unexpected energization cannot occur. The decision stemmed from a case in which Alro Steel Corp. was cited for a serious violation regarding the company’s practices for changing band saw blades.

Unlocking the Data Treasure Chest

ENR Construction

Construction technology leaders and software developers are preparing for a massive storm of innovation as the industry moves its data and processes to the cloud