2019

Commercial Construction Trends: Three Headlines That Won’t Die In 2019

Commercial Construction

After nearly 10 years of publishing Hard Hat Chat (more to come on our blog’s 10 th anniversary later this year), we know there’s never a shortage of fresh topics and trends to discuss in the commercial construction industry.

How to Keep Your Construction Site Safe

Construction Marketing Blog

If you’ve been on a construction team or helped out a construction site, you understand the importance of maintaining a functional work environment.

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Dollar Saving Tips for Contractors

Surveyor

Sometimes, staying in the green can be difficult with large budgets and complex projects that have many details and variables. From designing effectively to reducing waste, we have come up with seven tips and best practices that can help contractors stay above water. Design Effectively.

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.”.

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

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

Who Matters The Most? A Few Thoughts On Distracted Driving

FDR Safety

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month meaning organizations such as OSHA, M.A.A.D, and EndDD are releasing annual studies on distracted driving.

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Experts to AEC firms: stop ignoring cybercrime vulnerabilities

Construction Dive

Although the industry is at high risk for hacking and the average data breach costs $3.8 million, most contractors aren’t prepared, say presenters at this week's ENR FutureTech conference

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

The slow story (or when will you finally report on the Best Construction Blog winner)?

Construction Marketing Ideas

Voting for the 2019 Best Construction Blog competition opened in January, and concluded at the end of March. Why then, haven’t I announced the finalists for the judged portion of the competition?

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Ground Broken for $262M Piscataway WRRF Bio-Energy Project

PC Construction Blog

After nearly a decade in planning, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) celebrated the groundbreaking of the $262 million Piscataway WRRF Bio-Energy project yesterday. PC Construction is the design-builder for this innovative project that will serve.

The Korte Company earns NAIOP awards

The Korte Company

The Korte Company earned three well-deserved Spotlight Awards from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ Southern Nevada Chapter. Awards won included General Contracting Firm of the Year, and another for Mixed-Use Development.

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What Happens in Vegas, Doesn’t Stay in Vegas: Retail Construction Trends from ICSC RECon 2019

Commercial Construction

Englewood Construction’s business development team hosted a cocktail party at the Bellagio Resort and Casino during RECon 2019.

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Key Construction Tradeshow Tactics for Delivering ROI

Construction Marketing Blog

Trade shows offer construction companies a unique way to connect with their target audiences for a little face-to-face time. There’s really nothing like it today.

Paper vs. Clunky Software vs. Integrated Construction Solution

Surveyor

Place your bets. Who will win the construction heavyweight belt? Paper. It’s always there when you need it.

St. Petersburg is Bold in Mandating Envision

Green Building Law Update

The City of St. Petersburg, Florida passed a progressive ordinance last week mandating that City infrastructure projects and newly constructed and renovated City building be third party certified as green. The new Ordinance 359-H, passed by the St.

OSHA Now Using Drones For Safety Inspections

FDR Safety

We are in the midst of a technological revolution. No matter the job, technology continues to find its way into every corner of every industry, including construction.

Governor’s Report: Leading By Example In Louisiana

Business Facilities

Under Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana has become a national leader in cyber security and a global leader in water management and coastal restoration. Read: Governor’s Report: Leading By Example In Louisiana at BusinessFacilities.com.

Top software firms: Contractors hungry for tech integration

Construction Dive

Interoperability, especially between tools seen as "cool," helps both small and large firms make the most out of limited resources

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.

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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PC Construction Receives Worksite Wellness Award

PC Construction Blog

On March 21, PC Construction was the recipient of the highest honor bestowed by the Vermont Department of Health and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports – a GOLD level Governor’s Excellence in. Awards

Student’s Eagle Scout project aids peers and first responders

The Korte Company

Jackson Marchal is about to be an Eagle Scout. But they don’t just give that away—he has to earn it. Like many Boy Scouts hoping to receive the organization’s highest rank , Jackson must complete projects and earn merit badges. His final project is in progress.

Commercial Construction Project Management Trends: How to Survive the Incredible Shrinking Timeline

Commercial Construction

Best Practices for Event Follow-Ups

Construction Marketing Blog

Event marketing is a proven strategy for success. In fact, according to statistics, 73% of B2B marketers say live events are better than other tactics for customer engagement.

What’s New This Year at Viewpoint Collaborate

Surveyor

Viewpoint Collaborate 2019 has quite a reputation among contractors across the nation. For the past nine years we have been bringing construction professionals together in Portland, Ore. to learn about the latest technologies and trends in the construction industry.

Maryland Reverting to Certifiable In Lieu of Certified Green Building

Green Building Law Update

In response to an act of the Maryland legislature in 2018, the state is proposing a watershed revamp of its current mandatory green building requirements for new public school buildings. The public is being invited to comment on the proposal.

OSHA is asking for input on the Control of Hazardous Energy

FDR Safety

On May 20, 2019, OSHA published an RFI asking for input on the Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) as shown below. link]. The control of hazardous energy is regulated under OSHA’s control of hazardous energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard.

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Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

Business Facilities

Millions of skilled cybersecurity professionals are needed on the front lines of the global battle with cybercriminals who are causing trillions of dollars worth of damage annually. Read: Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys at BusinessFacilities.com.

More construction firms see the value of lean

Construction Dive

Companies like Skender, Brasfield & Gorrie and Southland Industries are leveraging lean construction practices to save time, money and resources

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

Let’s Fix Construction: A truly serious (and effective) blog for construction businesses

Construction Marketing Ideas

Eric Lussier‘s most recent posting in Let’s Fix Construction touches close to home.

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PC Team Pitches in for Tornado Victims

PC Construction Blog

Earlier this month, a series of tornadoes struck Alabama and Georgia, devastating neighborhoods and communities in the two states. The PC team at the Richland Creek Water Supply Program project organized a collection of items. Community

How education changed the course of The Korte Company

The Korte Company

There was a time when education didn’t matter much; when you could live a nice life on little more than good sense and a decent work ethic and when finishing farm chores was a lot more important than finishing high school. Ask Ralph Korte, our founder. He knows all about that. He lived it.

Customer Relationship Management: Why Good Relationships Are Good Business in Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

Most people think of commercial construction as a physical, “bricks and sticks” industry. But if you ask me, commercial construction is first and foremost about relationships.