October, 2019

Social Media in Construction – 2019 Survey Results

Construction Marketing

The Construction Marketing Association conducted a national survey to identify the effectiveness of different social media approaches of architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals.

Construction Licensing: What’s in Your Toolbelt?

Surveyor

Navigating the construction licensing landscape can be a tricky issue for contractors; thankfully there are resources available to guide them

Construction unemployment returns to 2009 low

Construction Dive

Wages were also up at the end of the month, to $30.81 an hour from $30.15 an hour last September

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Business Facilities

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers. Read: U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry at BusinessFacilities.com.

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

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

ESG Disclosure Simplification Act Passes Committee But Will Fail

Green Building Law Update

On September 20, 2019, the Financial Services Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4329, the ESG Disclosure Simplification Act of 2019.

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Content Marketing Best Practices – Webcast and Survey

Construction Marketing

Content marketing is arguably the hottest topic in marketing. But what about the nuances of content marketing and the construction industry? Thats where the Construction Marketing Association (CMA) comes in. Please register for our Content Marketing Best Practices Webcast on Thursday November 7, 2019 at 1 PM CST. Register here.

The Construction Industry is Poised for a Data Transformation

Surveyor

Today's modern contractors are ready to take advantage of technology solutions designed to help them better mine and analyze construction data

The rise of AI in construction

Construction Dive

Construction remains one of the top five industries driving the world economy. Yet until recently, it’s been lagging behind virtually every other sector in the adoption of technology

Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

Business Facilities

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S. Read: Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity at BusinessFacilities.com.

EGIA Delivers an EPIC Conference Experience for Home Services Contractors

Contractor Magazine

The Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA) hosted the latest installment of its EPIC educational conference to a crowd of over 850 contractors

SMPS report tracks how AEC firms are utilizing marketing technology tools

BD+C

The intersection of strategy, marketing, and technology, commonly known as MarTech, is penetrating the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries.

Why Track The Construction Company Owner's Time On Jobs

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction company owner, you are getting paid, paying someone, or both. Contracting is all about money and taxes. With your job being not only physically demanding but also mentally draining, have you considered valuing your efforts?

Who Runs the World? Women in Construction

Surveyor

We’re honoring the movement that is changing the face of construction —and the organizations behind it

New OSHA weighting system could lead to more inspections

Construction Dive

The process, rolled out this week, could put increased emphasis on the Fatal Four, a former Department of Labor official said

Clean Energy: New York Joins Top 5, Maryland Is Most Improved

Business Facilities

Across the U.S, states are promoting clean energy with energy-saving rules for buildings, appliances, and more, according to the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Read: Clean Energy: New York Joins Top 5, Maryland Is Most Improved at BusinessFacilities.com.

How to Align the Right Trench Protection System with the Job

Construction Business Owner

How a contractor chooses to excavate on a jobsite can make all the difference in the project outcome. When one considers that 30 to 40% of all excavations lack the appropriate protective solutions, it should come as no surprise that projects are often over budget and overdue.

2019 Convention Center Sector Giants Report: Events facilities serve as urban ambassadors

BD+C

“No more black boxes!” That’s how Mark Schwettmann, AIA, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, summarizes one of the trends influencing recent convention center construction and renovation. .

What is Lateral Torsional Buckling in Beams?

The Constructor

Lateral torsional buckling is a buckling phenomenon observed in unrestrained beams. When a beam subjected to loads results in both lateral. Structural Engineering Causes of Lateral Deflection in Beams Factors Affecting Lateral Torsional Buckling in Beams lateral torsional buckling in beams

The Buzzword: Networking. Three Ways to Grow Your Constructon Network

Surveyor

We hear the term “networking” a lot lately. Perhaps in all the buzz, we’ve lost the real meaning behind this industry buzzword

Market watch: Labor shortage, backlogs may mask construction slowdown

Construction Dive

Even though business has never been better for many contractors, there are signs that the construction industry may be in for a downturn, economists say

Editor’s Picks: Business, Industry And Tech Parks

Business Facilities

Business, industrial and technology parks increasingly are providing all of the amenities needed to attract and keep a skilled workforce, a top priority for 21st-century growth sectors. Read: Editor’s Picks: Business, Industry And Tech Parks at BusinessFacilities.com.

LEAN, BIM, and Measurably Improving Facilities Life-Cycle Management

Job Order Contracting

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the efficient management of the life-cycle of the built environment supported by digital technology. It’s important to not that “3D” or “3D visualization” is not include in this core definition of BIM.

Kenworth Opens Service Facility in St. George, Utah

Construction Equipment

Kenworth Sales Co. celebrated the opening of its new full service St. George, Utah, facility. The 21,000-square-foot facility sits on 10 acres and features 12 service bays, expanded parts inventory, new and used truck sales, rental, and leasing. This new store allows us to better facilitate the

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Medical offices are filling space vacated by retail

BD+C

The 1.2-million-sf shopping mall Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minn., yesterday disclosed its plans for a $100 million-plus expansion that will add a hotel, grocery, multifamily housing, fitness centers, restaurants, coworking spaces, more retail, and a medical office building

Protect Your Profits in the Face of Rising Costs

Surveyor

How a modern technology approach can drive smarter, more streamlined projects - boosting profitability

Crane watch: High-profile projects underway in the 10 busiest US markets

Construction Dive

Certain areas of the country are enjoying an added boost from the current construction boom. Here are some of the top projects in the most active states

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US Elogistics Service Investing $4M In Georgia

Business Facilities

The company will establish a new distribution center in Austell, GA, creating 150 new jobs in the metro Atlanta region. . Read: US Elogistics Service Investing $4M In Georgia at BusinessFacilities.com.

Top Reasons Why Contractors Have A Hard Time Loaning From The Bank

Contractor Bookkeeping

Contractors want money; banks want to lend money, what's the problem? Think of all the times: You loaned money to a friend or relative. Provided labor and material for somebody's home or business without a deposit check. Did change order work that you never got paid for doing and never will.

Inside the Venture Capital Focus on Construction Technology

Construction Business Owner

With more contractors embracing digitization through adopting specific jobsite tools or construction tech ecosystems, such as Autodesk’s BIM 360, and with construction making Investopedia’s “Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States” list, the future looks bright for the industry.

The pain (and magic) of competition

Construction Marketing Ideas

Business competition creates both challenges and opportunities. The ideal self-interested business model is a monopoly, of course, if you can get away with it.

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Tiny House Communities Can Solve Social Problems

Natural Building

In Detroit colorful little homes are intended to help solve desperate urban problems. Every single house is different on purpose,” said the Rev. Faith Fowler, the executive director of Cass Community Social Services , a nonprofit group that is building the two dozen tiny homes.

Report: Construction faces widest foreign language skills gap

Construction Dive

Safety issues on jobsites can arise when trade workers primarily speak Spanish or other languages that managers don't, a survey shows

Workplace Satisfaction: What Do Workers Want?

Business Facilities

Here are the top 10 factors that keep employees engaged and productive in the workplace, according to new research from Aerotek. Read: Workplace Satisfaction: What Do Workers Want? at BusinessFacilities.com.