2024

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Proactive Measures to Mitigate Payment Disputes on Construction Projects

Construction Business Owner

Proactive Measures to Mitigate Payment Disputes on Construction Projects ccapoccia Wed, 06/12/2024 - 17:00 Contractors, like any skilled professional, expect to be paid for their work. In exchange, owners expect to receive a completed construction project that is done in compliance with the project’s specifications and applicable codes, and in accordance with any applicable deadlines under the governing contract.

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Florida construction workers say they’re denied water, rest, shade

Construction Dive

With a state law restricting local governments from mandating heat safety on the horizon, immigrant laborers say bosses refuse their calls for relief.

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8 ways to cool a factory

BD+C

8 ways to cool a factory 0 qpurcell Sat, 06/08/2024 - 10:00 Industrial Facilities Whichever way you look at it—from a workplace wellness point of view or from a competing for talent angle—there are good reasons to explore options for climate control in the factory workplace. Sergio Sádaba, Principal Industrial Facilities Designers Lists HVAC Mechanical Systems For most industrial factories, it’s process over people.

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Project Update: UMaine Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena

PC Construction

After completing some enabling and selective demolition work, PC was excited to get to work on the Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena Renovations and Additions project last month following UMaine’s commencement ceremony. The PC team is currently underway with underground site utilities and prepping for foundations that will begin this week. Originally built in 1977, there have been several additions and renovations to the Alfond Arena and the connection to the Shawn Walsh building.

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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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Make It Resilient 2024 Student Contest Encourages New Ways to Build for Extreme Environments

Autodesk Construction Cloud

From the moon to Mars, we’re getting closer to the reality of expanding humanity’s habitat beyond our planet. But, here on Earth, extreme weather and a changing climate are also creating new challenges—from wildfires to coastal flooding, severe heat waves, and more. With its latest annual Make It Real program, Autodesk is challenging high school students to imagine how to design and build a habitat for an extreme environment.

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Investigating the Importance of Manufacturer Certifications for Contractors

Construction Business Owner

Investigating the Importance of Manufacturer Certifications for Contractors ccapoccia Mon, 06/10/2024 - 15:28 Discover how manufacturer certifications can help contractors build their reputations and access broader projects.

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Why GPS Fleet Tracking and Management is an Invaluable Technology for Owners & Managers

Construction Business Owner

Why GPS Fleet Tracking and Management is an Invaluable Technology for Owners & Managers GPS fleet tracking is an invaluable tool for construction businesses wanting to protect their assets, minimize liability, and reduce costs. mhodges Mon, 06/03/2024 - 15:42 Buckle up for safety. At Azuga, we understand the paramount importance of fleet safety and efficiency.

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Workforce Safety Starts Before Day One

Construction Business Owner

Workforce Safety Starts Before Day One ccapoccia Tue, 05/07/2024 - 12:23 As an industry that deals with heavy machinery, hazardous materials and heights, prioritizing safety is not just a choice but a necessity. With Construction Safety Week taking place May 6-10, many construction companies will be hosting safety events, conducting training sessions and doing all they can to ensure their team members are empowered to help eliminate potential on-site incidents.

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How to Select Appropriate Head Protection for Construction Workers

Construction Business Owner

How to Select Appropriate Head Protection for Construction Workers ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 12:04 Construction has the highest number of fatal and nonfatal work-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Nonfatal TBIs are life-altering events, whereby 43% of patients treated for TBI did not attend ordinary work for five years after injury. 1 Helmets are the single most effective tool for prevention of head injury.

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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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Creating Seamless Processes & Frictionless Collaboration

Construction Business Owner

Creating Seamless Processes & Frictionless Collaboration ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 09:27 Success on complex and sizable construction projects requires more than just hard work, cooperation and trust in your team. In today’s digitally charged work environment, leveraging technology as your catalyst toward greater profitability is seen as a necessity rather than a luxury.

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Seeing the Big Picture & Setting Up a Company for Lasting Success

Construction Business Owner

Seeing the Big Picture & Setting Up a Company for Lasting Success ccapoccia Thu, 05/30/2024 - 13:55 In 1979, McDonald’s launched its first Happy Meal, the Sony Walkman arrived on the music scene and CompuServe introduced a dial-up service for consumers — a precursor to today’s online world. During this time of creativity and innovation, Keith Kothmann founded Construction Cost Management (CCM) in Fort Worth, Texas.

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How to Solve Construction’s Technology Problem with Quickbase

Construction Business Owner

How to Solve Construction’s Technology Problem with Quickbase Overcoming Construction Productivity Hurdles in 2024 and Beyond mhodges Fri, 05/03/2024 - 07:50 Download now to learn more about: The challenges faced in the construction industry today Technology’s role in streamlining complex construction projects How to eliminate data fragmentation and boost productivity Real-life examples of how Quickbase’s Dynamic Work Management cut down on Gray Work and sped up project management in the constru

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Guide to Heavy-Duty Technician Recruitment and Retention

Construction Business Owner

Guide to Heavy-Duty Technician Recruitment and Retention Get insider strategies on finding, hiring, and keeping top tech talent. mhodges Wed, 05/01/2024 - 11:11 Download this vital resource to get actionable insights on: Attracting the Best: Learn how to stand out in a market facing a critical tech shortage. Discover strategies beyond higher salaries, such as unique benefits and a clear career path.

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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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Understanding the Tools & Telematics on Your Machines

Construction Business Owner

Understanding the Tools & Telematics on Your Machines ccapoccia Thu, 05/16/2024 - 08:33 On today’s construction jobsites, it can be cumbersome to keep projects moving forward safely, quickly and in sync — but not if you have machines and tools that can help you orchestrate when, where and how you work. It all begins and ends with data — from the inputs that indicate whether a machine is being operated safely to the back-end reporting that helps a fleet manager determine whether their company

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Powering the Future

Construction Business Owner

Powering the Future ccapoccia Thu, 05/16/2024 - 09:32 Moxion's president and co-founder Alex Meek describes Moxion's history, future of electrification and the results of its Komatsu pilot project.

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Inside the Baltimore Bridge Collapse & Potential Legal Liabilities

Construction Business Owner

Inside the Baltimore Bridge Collapse & Potential Legal Liabilities ccapoccia Tue, 04/16/2024 - 11:55 In the early hours of March 26, 2024, a cargo ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland. The bridge’s collapse was immediate; within seconds, the span crumpled and fell into the water below. Six construction workers were killed in the accident.

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How Do You Cope With Weather Damage on the Jobsite?

Construction Business Owner

How Do You Cope With Weather Damage on the Jobsite? ccapoccia Mon, 05/06/2024 - 13:55 Reggie Asare EHS Director for Houston/North Texas Skanska USA Building The best coping mechanism is preparation. To adequately prepare for a weather event on the jobsite, every project team must have a before and after plan for all potential weather events.

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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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February 2024 Construction Stats

Construction Business Owner

February 2024 Construction Stats ccapoccia Tue, 04/30/2024 - 15:05 The Construction Business Owner team compiles statistics each month from several sources, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the United States Census Bureau, to give you a better understanding of the current state of affairs for the construction industry. The statistics featured in each month's print issue are for three months prior to the publication of the magazine, based on the data available.

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Streamlining Construction Projects with One System

Construction Business Owner

Streamlining Construction Projects with One System From Chaos to Control: Simplify complex projects and gain advanced capabilities in a centralized, extensible system. mhodges Fri, 03/29/2024 - 11:53 Construction is a project-oriented industry, and project management leaders have their hands full when it comes to bringing projects in on time and on budget—not to mention meeting customers’ high expectations.

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Keep Your Hands Safe in the Workplace This Winter

Construction Business Owner

Keep Your Hands Safe in the Workplace This Winter ccapoccia Thu, 01/04/2024 - 12:11 Hand injuries accounted for 102,350 days away from work in 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council. Even minor scrapes and lacerations can prevent construction laborers from completing their work, leading to significant delays and costly medical care.

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Effective Construction Management Tool for Increased Reporting

Construction Business Owner

Effective Construction Management Tool for Increased Reporting Increase & Enhance Reporting Directly from the Jobsite with Rugged Mobility Solutions [Find Out How] mhodges Wed, 01/03/2024 - 10:00 Increase your team's productivity and reporting with Kyocera's Total Mobility Solution – explore how rugged devices, innovative partner productivity applications, specialized accessory solution ecosystem, and best-in-class support work together to help increase worker reporting directly from the field,

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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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ANA Hybrid Technology Leads the Green Revolution

Construction Business Owner

ANA Hybrid Technology Leads the Green Revolution As an industry leader, ANA contributes to mitigating climate change and meeting industry demands. mhodges Mon, 04/01/2024 - 09:47 ANA’s intuitive hybrid energy systems are fuel-efficient solutions that reduce fuel consumption, maintenance costs, and greenhouse gas emissions. The 15 and 25-kWh LTO batteries that can last up to 30 years under normal load conditions provide sustainable energy and help achieve an eco-friendly and renewable future.

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A Guide to Construction Administration

Construction Business Owner

A Guide to Construction Administration Eliminating Bottlenecks in Your RFI & Submittal Workflows mhodges Wed, 03/06/2024 - 08:42 Are bottlenecks in your RFI & Submittal workflows slowing you down? It’s time to take control of your construction administration process. Automating your workflows has proven to save time, reduce the risk of litigation and improve your reputation.

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Transforming Concrete Work: A DEWALT POWERSHIFT Case Study

Construction Business Owner

Transforming Concrete Work: A DEWALT POWERSHIFT Case Study Discover How DEWALT is Revolutionizing Concrete Workflow and Redefining Industry Standards mhodges Thu, 03/07/2024 - 12:31 Explore how DEWALT's innovative electric equipment is redefining concrete workflow. Discover the ergonomic design features aimed at minimizing physical strain on workers, coupled with advanced safety measures ensuring smooth and safe operation.

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CBO Spotlights 2024's Sustainability VIPs

Construction Business Owner

CBO Spotlights 2024's Sustainability VIPs ccapoccia Fri, 03/01/2024 - 19:01 Sustainable methods of building and the strategies that shape them continue to stimulate change across the built environment.

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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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Optimize Operations to Grow Your Business

Construction Business Owner

Optimize Operations to Grow Your Business Discover proven strategies to enhance your field service operations and drive business growth. mhodges Mon, 03/04/2024 - 11:38 When your business depends on delivering quality service, it’s essential to have field service operations that run like clockwork. However, finding the time to fine-tune these operations can be a challenge.

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The True Cost Difference: Car Allowance vs Mileage Reimbursement

Construction Business Owner

The True Cost Difference: Car Allowance vs Mileage Reimbursement You know how much you're paying employees, but do you know the real cost? mhodges Thu, 03/28/2024 - 09:34 Monthly car allowances are simple to administer, but about 30% of the money never even makes it into your employee’s pockets. Make sure you're taking everything into account, from compliance and tax implications to employee fairness and retention, to choose the most cost-effective vehicle program for your business.

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How to Leverage the Power of Software for Preconstruction

Construction Business Owner

How to Leverage the Power of Software for Preconstruction Elevate your construction project and meet heightened expectations by owners, using cloud-based software for preconstruction and beyond. mhodges Mon, 03/04/2024 - 15:35 Cloud-based preconstruction technology is becoming increasingly important for commercial general contractors. Why? Because owners are shifting away from traditional Design-Bid-Build delivery methods and bringing GCs into the construction process earlier than ever before.

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