February, 2019

Making Sense of the Construction Tax Landscape

John Chaney

One of the biggest challenges that contractors’ finance and accounting departments face is keeping up with all of the ever-changing tax regulations, incentives and procedures.

Incorporate These 4 Video Trends into Your 2019 Marketing Efforts

Construction Marketing Blog

Video content has taken its rightful place in construction companies’ strategic marketing conversations. It provides a powerful way to communicate your brand, share your story, and build relationships through sight, sound and motion.

LEED Prerequisite Now Prohibits Smoking Cannabis

Green Building Law Update

The U.S. Green Building Council issued a LEED Interpretation in 2018 ruling, “smoking of cannabis is considered a form of smoking for the purposes of both the interior and exterior smoking provisions of the LEED Prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control.”.

How to Repair Active Cracks in Concrete?

The Constructor

Active cracks in concrete are live cracks which expand in length, width, and depth over time. These cracks are formed due to overloading and thermal.

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

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

Trump executive order extends Buy American policy

Construction Dive

The directive asks federal agencies to encourage contractors on infrastructure projects to buy iron, aluminum, steel, cement and other goods domestically

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Business Intelligence for Construction is On the Rise & It’s Obvious Why Contractors are Loving It

John Chaney

A Challenging Industry Warrants Sophisticated Tools. Considering contractors face ongoing high pressure to perform and operate with razor-thin profit margins, there’s no doubt: construction is a challenging industry.

Build Quality Leads with Enhanced Google Ads Tactics

Construction Marketing Blog

The construction market is expected to remain competitive in 2019 and that’s a positive position for companies. A strong market correlates to higher demand and more potential business for you to gain. It may also cause more competitors to enter the construction services space as well.

Voting begins in 2019 Best Construction Blog competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

It’s time to start voting for your favorite blog(s) in the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition. This year’s competition has 24 entries, with several returning blogs (and some former Besst Construction Blog winners) competing against first-time entries. The voting rules are simple.

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Mix Ratio of Sand/Cement Screed for Floor

The Constructor

Mix ratio of sand/cement screed for floor varied based on the intended use of the screed. Added to that, cement type, grade of aggregate and the. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Flooring Mix Design Guide Recommended Mix

Marines 3D-print concrete footbridge in field

Construction Dive

This was the first time in the Western Hemisphere that a bridge was 3D-printed onsite rather than in a controlled environment like a factory

Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Business Facilities Blog

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site. Read: Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

5 Ways to Tell if Your Construction Software is Breaking Your Heart — and How to Move On

John Chaney

Have you ever had a friend who was in a bad relationship? Their significant other is not treating them right and you are just watching and going crazy because you know they could do so much better!

The epic rise of industrialized construction

BD+C

The construction industry is facing colliding forces that render our current trajectory wasteful, inefficient, and unsustainable. These include a widespread skilled labor shortage and industry productivity rates that continually fail to improve.

Construction Analytics: A blog that takes readers far deeper than the survey headlines

Construction Marketing Ideas

Ed Zarenski‘s blog: Construction Analytics: Economics Beyond the Headlines takes a serious look behind the curtain at construction market and price surveys and data. This isn’t light reading, and certainly isn’t superficial.

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How to Stop Moisture in Concrete Floor?

The Constructor

Commonly, concrete floors are vulnerable to moisture and suffer from different detrimental influence of moisture such as lifting tile off the floor, Building Technology Guide Building Tips Flooring Paints & Decoratives

3 suffer fall injuries on $2.3B I-4 Ultimate project

Construction Dive

In addition, since 2016, four workers have died working on the 21-mile expansion of Interstate 4 through Orlando, Florida, including one on Feb.

BREAKING NEWS: Amazon Cancels Plans For NYC Headquarters

Business Facilities Blog

Amazon has released a statement announcing the company is canceling its plans for a New York City headquarters as part of its HQ2 project. Read: BREAKING NEWS: Amazon Cancels Plans For NYC Headquarters at BusinessFacilities.com.

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3 cash flow forecasting tips for your next big construction project

John Chaney

Effectively managing cash flow is critical for contractors’ success.

BI(m): BIM data without models

BD+C

Over the last several years, owners have begun to grasp that BIM can deliver more than just 3D models and better trade coordination.

The History of Wolgast’s Construction Management Division

Wolgast Corporation Blog

Experts claim that a form of Construction Management (CM) construction delivery was used in ancient times as far back as the pyramids. However, according to Construction Management Association of America , CM became known as a distinctive construction delivery option in the 1960s 1.

15 TV Shows Every Civil Engineer Should Watch

The Constructor

If you are a budding Civil Engineer or a construction enthusiast and you have the urge to really understand what you are getting into, and visual. Others Civil Engineering Marvels civil engineering shows

State cites sub for $12M of wage theft violations

Construction Dive

The California Labor Commissioner's Office claims that RDV Construction bounced paychecks and illegally deducted up to 25% from employees' pay

2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

Business Facilities Blog

Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub. Read: 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Sounding Off — Construction Professionals Talk Emerging Technologies

John Chaney

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a significant boom in the amount of technologies construction companies are deploying to streamline workflows, improve productivity, expand the scope of projects, expand access to data, enhance collaboration and generate stronger profit margins.

Construction spending is projected to increase by more than 11% through 2022

BD+C

5 Things To Do BEFORE It Snows

FDR Safety

Last week’s Polar Vortex wreaked havoc across nearly the entire country with freezing temperatures and sporadic snow storms. We’ve received a number of questions regarding the measures one should take prior to freezing temperatures and snow. OSHA has comprehensive resources available. Here are 5 tips that must be followed when prepping for a storm. Know and share your snow removal plan. When winter weather hits, it is crucial to be fully prepared.

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What is Super-hydrophobic Cement? Applications and Advantages

The Constructor

What is Super-hydrophobic Cement? Super hydrophobic cement, which is also known as luminescent cement, is produced by modifying the structure of. Building Technology Guide Smart Materials

Boston-area medical center will anchor housing, office and retail development

Construction Dive

The Quincy, Massachusetts, project will represent the largest commercial development in the downtown's $1.6 billion redevelopment surge, which started in 2011

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

Business Facilities Blog

A partnership between Japanese auto giants Mazda and Toyota brings a $1.6-billion automotive assembly plant to the Huntsville, AL region. Read: 2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award at BusinessFacilities.com.

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Season 2 – Episode 1: Data Security in a Dangerous World

John Chaney

A Viewpoint on Construction, Modern Takes on a Transforming Industry. Season 2 – Episode 1: Data Security in a Dangerous World. Season 2 of A Viewpoint on Construction kicks off with an insightful discussion about cybersecurity.

Gensler designs Texas’ first full mass timber building

BD+C

Once completed in July, Texas will have its first full mass timber building in the First United Bank building.

TASBO Best Value Construction Services Procurement and Delivery

Job Order Contracting

TASBO Best Value Construction Service Procurement and Delivery Learn @ Booth #414. School business officials, visit us at Booth # 414 to learn about our BEST VALUE Construction Services Procurement and Project Delivery solution.

Burnished Concrete

The Constructor

Burnished concrete is conventional concrete trowelled more than twice to make the concrete surface hard-wearing with a durable finish and a great. Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology Concrete Types in Construction Flooring