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Accelerating Your Month-End Close with Financial Automation

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Upcoming Closing the books can be a time-intensive task for construction finance teams. Thu, 03/28/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central Closing the books can be a time-intensive task for construction finance teams. It might take days of detailed work, cause backlogs on other projects, and unearth errors that have to be corrected.

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Construction misclassifies up to 20% of workers, researcher says

Construction Dive

Paying workers off the books robs them of their benefits and hurts contractors who follow the rules by making them less competitive, said a Century Foundation researcher.

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Top 2024 AI Construction Trends: According to the Experts

Autodesk Construction Cloud

To say that AI was the hottest tech-related topic of 2023 would be an understatement. Virtually every industry—from retail and advertising to healthcare and finance—has embraced its potential. The construction sector is no exception. According to Deloitte , AI and advanced data analytics technology could bring cost savings of 10% to 15% for construction projects.

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Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses

BD+C

Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses 0 qpurcell Fri, 02/09/2024 - 11:30 Higher Education To help people with disabilities feel part of the campus community, higher education institutions and architects must strive to create settings that not only adhere to but also exceed ADA guidelines. Higher Education University Buildings Designers Architects “It sounded like a semitruck was coming,” said Adam Wouk, manager of disability services at Joliet Junior College,

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Specifying fiber-reinforced polymer technology in new curtain wall technology

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Deceuninck North America. By Greg Koch As energy codes and sustainability standards continue to drive industry innovation, specifiers can now choose curtain wall systems that waste significantly less energy than their predecessors. Some manufacturers are using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) technology to create curtain wall components, reinforcements, and pressure plates that can be incorporated into the hollow chambers of aluminum frames to significantly bolster the system’s ove

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New Autodesk Tool Aims to Improve Product Specifications in Revit

ENR Construction

Autodesk has released Informed Design, add-ons for Revit and Inventor that help automate the process of placing manufactured products into building information models.

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ABC: 2024 Construction Workforce Shortage Tops Half a Million

Contractor Magazine

In 2025, the industry will need to bring in nearly 454,000 new workers on top of normal hiring to meet industry demand.

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How to Build a Strong Safety Program

Construction Business Owner

How to Build a Strong Safety Program ccapoccia Thu, 02/01/2024 - 15:38 Team member safety is on the minds of organization leaders each day. Successful companies know the importance of keeping their teams safe, no matter the type of work they do or the conditions in which they do them. A safe workplace is also critical to employee recruitment and retention, which are important in today’s competitive employment environment.

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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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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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Exploring Industry Shifts Around Mental Health

Construction Business Owner

Exploring Industry Shifts Around Mental Health ccapoccia Tue, 02/06/2024 - 17:03 The construction industry struggles with one of the highest suicide rates of any profession in the U.S., leading to a shift in how companies approach the mental health of their workers. New data from Dodge Construction Network’s Civil Quarterly reveals that civil contractors are beginning to take the issues of mental health, company culture and substance use seriously.

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Stop Bidding & Start Negotiating

Construction Business Owner

Stop Bidding & Start Negotiating ccapoccia Mon, 01/29/2024 - 08:18 Every year, successful construction companies stop and look at their last 12 months, and then they make decisions and commitments to next year’s contract and sales goals. Does your company have a winning customer contract award strategy?

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How to Equip Your Fleet for Rugged Terrain

Construction Business Owner

How to Equip Your Fleet for Rugged Terrain ccapoccia Tue, 01/30/2024 - 13:41 Rubber track conversions are gaining popularity as an easy-to-install solution for commercial construction and other types of businesses that frequently need to travel over rugged and unpredictable terrain. Built initially for lighter-duty trucks, advancements in rubber track conversion systems are now a smart option for contractors and construction companies that are driven to complete projects on time.

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Finding the Best Boom Lift for Your Fleet

Construction Business Owner

Finding the Best Boom Lift for Your Fleet ccapoccia Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:09 Boom lifts, or cherry pickers, give you the reach necessary to complete difficult indoor and outdoor tasks safely at height — even extreme height. But how do you choose between electric, hybrid and engine-powered? Which one is right for you?

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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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The Modular Construction Industry’s Best Event Returns

Construction Business Owner

The Modular Construction Industry’s Best Event Returns mhodges Fri, 02/02/2024 - 08:43 The leaders and rising stars of the modular construction industry will gather again at the 2024 World of Modular in Orlando, FL, March 18-21, hosted by the Modular Building Institute (MBI), the world's largest trade association for the commercial modular construction industry.

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The Rise of Renewable Diesel

Construction Business Owner

The Rise of Renewable Diesel ccapoccia Thu, 02/08/2024 - 17:03 To fully understand the potential of renewable diesel and its role in what’s expected to be a greener, more sustainable future for the construction industry, it’s important to understand what’s expected of the fuel in both the near term and the long term.

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How the Opioid Crisis Impacts the Construction Industry

Construction Business Owner

How the Opioid Crisis Impacts the Construction Industry ccapoccia Mon, 01/15/2024 - 16:50 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the number of overdose deaths in the U.S. has more than doubled in the past five years. Over 105,000 Americans died from all overdoses in calendar year 2022, and approximately 70% of all overdose deaths in the U.S. are attributed to opioids.

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Unlocking Success in AECO Projects: The Transformative Power of Collaboration

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Featured This presentation emphasizes the significance of genuine collaboration, sharing lessons learned in the office and field. Thu, 02/29/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central AECO projects are by their nature collaborative enterprises. When stakeholders can communicate and share insights, projects are more likely to come in on time and under budget.

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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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November 2023 Industry Statistics

Construction Business Owner

November 2023 Industry Statistics ccapoccia Fri, 02/09/2024 - 16:24 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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October 2023 Construction Industry Stats

Construction Business Owner

October 2023 Construction Industry Stats ccapoccia Thu, 01/11/2024 - 10:12 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.

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Inside Heavy Equipment Trends for 2024

Construction Business Owner

Inside Heavy Equipment Trends for 2024 ccapoccia Tue, 01/02/2024 - 18:10 The construction industry is a rapidly evolving segment, driven by technological advancements, environmental considerations and changing project demands. To keep up with market conditions, heavy equipment manufacturers worked hard in 2023 to invest in products and solutions to fulfill customer demands, and there’s no sign of that stopping in 2024.

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Construction Change Order Fundamentals

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Change orders are an inevitable part of doing business as a contractor and can often mean more revenue. Thu, 03/07/2024 - 12:00 1:00 p.m. Central Change orders are an inevitable part of doing business as a contractor and can often mean more revenue. However, when mismanaged, change orders can be time-consuming and disruptive to the relationship between the contractor and their customer.

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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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2024 Construction Forecast

Construction Business Owner

2024 Construction Forecast ccapoccia Wed, 01/10/2024 - 16:17 Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. Like airline travelers bracing for expected turbulence, contractors are preparing for a tricky operating environment in 2024. “Heretofore, construction companies in all sectors have been busy,” said Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group.

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Reality Check: Using AI in Construction

Construction Business Owner

Reality Check: Using AI in Construction ccapoccia Wed, 01/10/2024 - 17:06 As we look back on 2023, for a lot of businesses across every industry, it was the year of artificial intelligence (AI). There was a lot of talk, a fair amount of hype, some healthy skepticism, and many glimpses into what the future could look like. How much might AI transform the construction industry?

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Intel’s $20B Ohio plant delayed

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant has halted its Licking County project, citing business conditions and the demand environment, but said construction will continue soon.

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TSMC reaches deal with Arizona union on $40B chip factory project

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant’s plan to import workers from Taiwan sparked strong opposition from the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council.

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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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Public construction spending soars, but private projects still face hurdles

Construction Dive

Highway and street projects are flush with cash, but high interest rates, labor shortages and regulatory delays are weighing on commercial projects.

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Construction starts jump 20% to close 2023

Construction Dive

December’s rebound after three down months signaled “the planning queue is stabilizing,” according to Dodge’s chief economist.

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Construction planning inches higher despite commercial weakness

Construction Dive

Though Dodge Construction Network expects momentum to pick back up in the second half, private project planning remains challenged by a difficult financing environment.

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