2020

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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.

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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

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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

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The Ultimate Free Guide to Construction Project Management Software

Spreadsheets and in-house tools can no longer manage the sophistication and the demand for data of modern construction. Our free buyer’s guide will help you identify what construction software you need and the key features you should be looking for.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

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 is a must for anyone wanting to solve procurement or vendor management pain points.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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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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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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.

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How to Construct a Concrete Building? Step by Step Process

The Constructor

The construction of concrete buildings is different from one structure to another based on the size, complexity, function, and materials of the. Building Building Materials Building Technology Guide Construction Engineering & Management Construction Equipments Construction Project

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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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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.

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Stop Leaving Cash on the Table: Reducing Construction Profit Fade

Viewpoint Construction Technology

In our most recent Take 15 webinar, we will reveal how modern software can help reduce profit fade. Construction Best Practices

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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.

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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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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. The Alberta portion of the TC Energy pipeline is approximately 160

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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. Over half of respondents see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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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 ?

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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.

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Concrete Slump Variations at Site: How to Deal with it?

The Constructor

Adjusting the slump of concrete is a part of the concreting process, which the contractors should manage properly and cautiously. The concrete slump. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Building Tips Concrete Properties Concrete Technology How To Guide Tests on Concrete Work Procedures

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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

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Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

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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?

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A Guide To Building a Home With Metal vs. Wood

Construction Marketing

Homebuilding is done by building a single structure, usually referred to as a “home” for a family.

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New BREEAM In Use Version in a Changing World

Green Building Law Update

Last week BRE Global announced that the “BREEAM USA In-Use Version 6 for Commercial and Residential” green building rating system has launched.

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