2020

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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.

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Robot roundup: 5 recent innovations in construction tech

Construction Dive

Here’s a look at a handful of robotic innovations that could be making their way to U.S. jobsites.

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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.

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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. COVID-19 related disruption is causing widespread panic. When companies sense a financial pitfall, it’s tempting to cut costs—and to do so promptly.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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How To Build A Business Warehouse

Construction Marketing

The proper storage of goods is crucial for any business because it offers ample production support and provides opportunities for expansion. Without proper planning before building a business warehouse, you may compromise the safety and security of your products and waste so much money in the long run. If you’re planning to build a business warehouse, then you’re at the right place.

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1,000 Workers to be Hired for Keystone XL

Construction Equipment

Michels Canada has been selected to build the Alberta portion of the Keystone XL pipeline. The company, based in Nisku, Alberta, expects to start construction near Oyen this summer, and finish near Hardisty in the spring of 2022.

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Sage Intacct Construction Brings Financial Management to the Cloud

Construction Junkie

This article is part of Construction Junkie’s coverage of Groundbreak 2020 , Procore’s annual technology conference. Sage will be in attendance in the virtual exhibitor hall. More details can be found below. There’s no doubt that one of the most important aspects of managing a construction project is being able to quickly and easily analyze your financials.

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Adjaye Associates will design The Africa Institute in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

BD+C

Adjaye Associates will design a new campus in downtown Sharjah for The Africa Institute. The Institute is the first center of its kind fully dedicated to the advanced study, research, and documentation of Africa and the African diaspora in the Arab world. The development of The Africa Institute is spearheaded by Cornell University Professor Salah M.

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T-Mobile Will Create Up To 500 New Jobs In Virginia

Business Facilities

The wireless network operator will invest $30 million to relocate one of its Customer Experience Centers to Henrico County, VA. - Read: T-Mobile Will Create Up To 500 New Jobs In Virginia at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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Lessons learned in masonry: Presenting 10 useful tips from the field

Construction Specifier

by David Sovinski. Images courtesy IMI. Each project is unique, but there are some common mistakes, problems, and inefficiencies that occur on a regular basis, affecting the cost, schedule, or performance of building enclosures. Understanding material qualities and resultant performance is the core of good masonry construction. Common misunderstandings about the basic material of masonry, clay masonry, or brick can be better understood by reading ASTM C216-19, Standard Specification for Facing B

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ENR Announces Outstanding Trio of Project of the Year Finalists

ENR Construction

The trio of projects excel in most judging criteria, including design and construction quality, innovations, safety performance, community benefit and overcoming challenges.

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COVID-19 and the Risk from Recirculated Air in Buildings

Green Building Law Update

The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) has in recent days issued guidance on how to occupy commercial and public buildings, from offices to schools, “in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.”. As Americans begin to end coronavirus lockdowns, which were of course intended to keep hospitals from being overwhelmed but not reducing the number of people who will ultimately get infected, with no vaccine yet available, much of the instruction

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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.

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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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13 Construction Technology Trends to Watch

Construction Business Owner

13 Construction Technology Trends to Watch. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 12/09/2020 - 05:20. The world’s rapid transformation from manual processes to digital technologies is empowering the industry. Construction companies are now provided with unprecedented levels of transparency, choice and convenience. With enhanced capabilities, there is an increased demand for higher quality, greater safety and timely completion of projects.

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What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19

Construction Business Owner

What Employment Laws Could Look Like After COVID-19. Elizabeth Manning. Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:02. The reopening of America’s workplaces is creating a variety of challenges for employees and employers alike. In some cases, employers attempting to resume operations are hampered, and in some instances, they are unable to do so due to laid-off employees’ reluctance or refusal to return to work.

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The Evolution of Construction Tech: 20 Years in Review

Construction Business Owner

The Evolution of Construction Tech: 20 Years in Review. Elizabeth Manning. Wed, 01/22/2020 - 13:21. A comprehensive review of the last 20 years of construction technology.

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The COVID-19 crisis transforming hotel design, construction

Construction Dive

An architect who is an author of a new white paper on hotel design in the age of the coronavirus suggests steps construction firms should take to be ready for an influx of hospitality work.

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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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How contractors can protect jobsites from vandalism

Construction Dive

Recent looting incidents across the country are a reminder that contractors should employ commonsense strategies to reduce the risk of their projects being robbed or vandalized, experts say.

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McKinsey: COVID-19 will spur construction's tech use

Construction Dive

In the short and long term, the consulting firm says contractors will respond to the pandemic with widespread implementation of BIM, digitization, modular construction and other solutions.

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Contractors hire medical professionals for COVID-19 guidance, site visits

Construction Dive

From temperature-taking nurses to infectious disease control consultants, contractors are partnering with medical experts to create strategies for healthy jobsites and offices.

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5 steps to proactively prepare your construction project to get back online after the COVID-19 crisis

Construction Dive

When the world returns to normalcy, inevitably there will be questions about schedule delays and a scramble for labor, materials and equipment. Your company can stay ahead of the curve by taking action now, an expert explains.

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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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Consultant predicts a post-coronavirus 'construction tsunami'

Construction Dive

Contractors should look to predictive models to help plan for getting back to work after the COVID-19 crisis abates, which could be in just over a month, according to a presenter at a recent DBIA webinar.

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In most US cities, construction work continues as shutdowns loom

Construction Dive

While Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, have stopped all construction, other areas are banning some types of projects or shutting down all but "essential" services. Where does that leave contractors?

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How contractors are responding to the COVID-19 crisis

Construction Dive

Despite paralyzing levels of uncertainty brought on by the rapidly changing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, contractors like Bechtel, DPR, Layton and Suffolk are trying to prepare for whatever might come next.

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Social distancing and site monitoring tech rapidly rolling out to US construction sites

Construction Dive

Tools to help keep jobsites safe and productive, which should have been the norm long ago, will be around long after the coronavirus pandemic dissipates, construction tech experts say.

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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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Construction productivity stats approach precoronavirus levels

Construction Dive

While some aspects of construction are inching toward normal, others seem to be impacted by an unknown future, according to data collected by the Associated General Contractors of America and Procore.

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Border wall construction continues with additional contract for $1.2B project

Construction Dive

The White House isn't backing down on U.S.-Mexico barrier construction even as the coronavirus outbreak spreads through the U.S., with a $524 million contract modification for a Kiewit subsidiary awarded this week.

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Coronavirus crisis inspires industry collaboration: 'We're all in this together'

Construction Dive

Contractors, subs, suppliers and owners are coming together to post photos, lay out best practices and combine insight for toolbox talks to overcome jobsite challenges posed by the pandemic.