2020

How To Properly Install Interlocking Concrete Blocks

Construction Marketing

Interlocking concrete blocks are a unique form of pre-cast concrete blocks that are designed to hold together by using pre-measured holes and depressions. They’re built with unique profiles and features, allowing them to fit perfectly into each other without the use of any mortar.

How to handle uncertainty in construction

Lets Build

For many people, construction projects are synonymous with uncertainty. And who can blame them when short and long-term schedules change overnight, material orders are getting canceled without any notice and valuable information from the site never reaches the right people.

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Is Your Construction Data Selling Your Projects Short?

Viewpoint Construction Technology

When it comes to project status review meetings, a lack of good data can lead to headaches. Here's how the right technology can help. Construction Best Practices

Why Don’t Teams Use Scrum for Construction?

Lean Construction

Spend any amount of time in conversation with me and it is impossible not to notice how easily excited I get about Lean Construction and Agile frameworks, especially Scrum. Lean transformation and business coaching are my primary responsibilities at McCarthy Building Companies, Inc

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

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

Skepticism Abounds – It Can’t Happen to Me… or Can it?

FDR Safety

This blog utilizes research and data from a range of professional safety journals (i.e., Professional Safety) and research reports, and blends it with economic realities and common company leadership expectations.

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The 4 Dimensions of Industrialized Construction

Construction Business Owner

The 4 Dimensions of Industrialized Construction. Elizabeth Manning. Fri, 10/16/2020 - 10:16. Industrialized or manufactured construction is a familiar concept. The industry has been building with components and even whole wall panels for years.

Tax Tips For New Construction Business Owners

Contractor Bookkeeping

The tax deadline is postponed to July 15, 2020. If you just started your construction business last year and haven't filed yours yet, this post would be helpful. Your tax bill is based on reports produced by your accounting system. Want to avoid paying more than you should come tax time?

Five Ways to Accelerate Construction

GCP Applied Technologies

Five Ways to Accelerate Construction. Phillip.fry@gc…. Wed, 12/09/2020 - 17:29. Effective strategies to stay on schedule in the COVID era & beyond. GCP Applied Technologies. December 09, 2020. Effective strategies to stay on schedule in the COVID era & beyond.

3 key reasons to continue construction training even amid the pandemic

Construction Dive

Learn why proactive companies have successfully managed to maintain training through difficult times

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

3 Tips On How To Find The Perfect Commercial Construction Contractor… And Be A Great Construction Client

Commercial Construction

Earlier this spring, I had the opportunity to talk with Restaurant Development + Design Magazine for an article on “How to Find the Perfect Construction Partner” that just published in the July/August issue.

Speed to market is biggest obstacle for burgeoning data center construction sector

BD+C

After a relatively soft investment year in 2020, spending on data center infrastructure globally is expected to rebound strongly next year, by 6% to $200 billion, according to the market research firm Gartner.

Your Strategy for Restarting Projects During & After the Pandemic

Construction Business Owner

Your Strategy for Restarting Projects During & After the Pandemic. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 09/03/2020 - 14:26. Advice for how to successfully restart work on your construction project jobsites during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Used To Power Construction Site

cnstrctr

Weekly Construction News Analysis. The post Hydrogen Fuel Cells Used To Power Construction Site appeared first on cnstrctr. All Posts Construction News clean energy contractor coronavirus fuel cell green hydrogen temporary power

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What is Concrete Cover? – Clear Cover, Nominal Cover, Effective Cover

Civil Lead

What is Concrete Cover? While studying RCC detailed drawings or preparing bar bending schedules, you encounter the following terms: Concrete. Read more What is Concrete Cover? – Clear Cover, Nominal Cover, Effective Cover. RCC Civil Engineering Civil Engineers Structural Design Structure

What Does Composite Toe Mean?

Work Gearz

Why be the old school guy when the modern things are more appealing and trustworthy? I mean… why to stick to steel toe boots when composite toe caps are better, safer, stronger and lighter ? .

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3 Construction Marketing Resolutions for 2020

Construction Marketing

2020: new year, new decade. January is the time that most people make resolutions to better themselves. What about you marketing resolutions for 2020? How could you improve your construction marketing in 2020 and beyond ?

Championing Technology: Gamuda Berhad’s Approach to Building Smarter

Viewpoint Construction Technology

A conversation with Ronan Collins and Tony Joseph of Gamuda Berhad, Malaysia’s largest civil engineering contractor on digitizing field processes. Client Spotlight

OSHA Issues Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19/Coronavirus

FDR Safety

On March 9, 2020 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance for workplaces preparing for the coronavirus. The document, developed in collaboration with the U.S.

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More Than Green Buildings, Green Roads

Green Building Law Update

If green building is going to repair the planet it will have to include green roads. Over 65% of the impervious surfaces in the U.S. are related to transportation (e.g., roads, parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways), with the vast majority being roads. There are 4,180,817 miles of roads in the U.S.

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Top 10 cities for construction workers

Construction Dive

Small and midsize cities pay above-average construction wages and boast modest costs of living that make them excellent locations for workers in the industry, according to a new analysis

Bobcat launches Stage V telehandlers and loaders

Digger Blog

Bobcat has unveiled its Stage V upgrades for telehandlers and M-Series compact tracked loaders, along with walkaround videos for a closer look. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Why you can?t run complex construction projects with Whatsapp and Excel

Lets Build

Almost all of us have in one way or another used WhatsApp at some point in our lives to communicate with our friends, family, and even colleagues. What makes WhatsApp so popular is how easy it is to exchange messages and photos with your connections.

How to Cut Costs & Plan for a Future Beyond COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

How to Cut Costs & Plan for a Future Beyond COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 07/01/2020 - 05:39. As leaders steer their businesses through the fog of the coronavirus pandemic, fear and uncertainty are often two unwelcome, but likely, drivers of business decisions.

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Shopping Mall Development Trends: Are Ghost Kitchens the Answer for Vacant Mall Space?

Commercial Construction

CRE developers and owners are continuing to think creatively about filling vacant shopping mall space, and recently the idea of bringing in “ghost kitchens” to fill obsolete retail square footage has started to gain traction.

Why Construction Projects Go Over Budget

cnstrctr

And what you can do to prevent them from going over. The post Why Construction Projects Go Over Budget appeared first on cnstrctr.

What is Parametric Modeling?

The Constructor

Parametric modeling (or parametric design) is the creation of a digital model based on a series of computer-generated rules or algorithms, known as. Architecture Building Technology Guide Design Guide Digital tools Structural Design

Tips for a Successful Webinar

Construction Marketing

With COVID-19, many companies must think outside the box to keep their engagement high. There is no better time than today to start planning your next webinar. Here are 10 successful webinar tips. Know you attendees. Consider these three questions: Who will be attending?

Technology Change Management: 5 Questions with Viewpoint Senior Consultant Patty Cheney

Viewpoint Construction Technology

As more and more contractors modernize, strategic tech transition plans, and consistent communications among keys to success. Construction Best Practices

COVID-19 Is No Reason To Slip, Trip, or Fall on Other Safety Responsibilities

FDR Safety

The new year is just around the corner and many companies are thrilled to simply have survived 2020. Regardless of the industry, COVID-19 has thrown us all for a loop.

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LEED can Help Mitigate Legal Risks in ESG Disclosures

Green Building Law Update

Public companies in the U.S. find themselves at a dynamic time of emergent environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) disclosures. Vocal socially conscious investors, activist stockholder environmental proxy proposals, and the like are driving companies to make ESG statements.

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Materials prices rise for second straight month since COVID-19 crisis began

Construction Dive

New analysis shows soaring lumber and petroleum costs were the biggest contributors to rising materials prices for contractors, with lumber prices up 50% since mid April

Doosan's new demolition excavators

Digger Blog

The DX235DM is the first of three new high reach demolition excavators being launched by Doosan this year. Read Full Article: The Construction Index