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? Or a frantic last-minute search for missing financial records?

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


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


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 ? . Composite toe caps are OSHA, ANSI & ASTM approved and are among the safety toe caps that are non-metallic yet provide the best protection while being very light and comfortable.


Not Sure How to Promote Your Construction Company? Start With Safety

Construction Marketing

Not only are we in the midst of difficult times, but we also have to account for the inevitability of a major recession , and that the economy is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, how does this affect construction companies?

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Done with Paper? How to Make Construction Accounts Payable Workflows Easy

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In 15 minutes, you'll learn how modern, integrated software can streamline your construction AP processes. Viewpoint Technology

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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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. Department of Health & Human Services, provides practical guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including safe work practices and appropriate protective equipment based on the level of risk. Here is a link to the latest information: Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

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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

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.

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Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Business Facilities

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities. Read: Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

Why Construction Projects Go Over Budget


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

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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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

Marketing and Accounting Teamwork?

Construction Marketing

In the past, the marketing and accounting functions within a company were not frequent collaborators save the annual budgeting or forecasting process. Today, thanks to technology, software and systems, marketing and accounting teamwork is not only possible, but effective.

How to Streamline the Construction Timecard Process

Viewpoint Construction Technology

How modern construction software can help make HR processes more efficient and mitigate errors associated with construction timecards. Viewpoint Technology

Carbon Tax Proposed in Portland will be First in the Nation

Green Building Law Update

The City of Portland is proposing a carbon tax that would be the first of its kind anywhere in the country. Given the increased emphasis on climate change by the incoming Biden Administration the proposed ordinance should be on your required reading list.

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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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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World’s First Cordless, Heated Lunch Box Promises Construction Workers Warm Meals

Construction Junkie

via LunchEAZE. The cold weather season is approaching faster than we’d like it to and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about meals that will warm your bones on those frigid work days.

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