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Construction Processes, Financial

Commercial Construction Index finds high optimism in U.S. commercial construction industry

December 11, 2017

Via: www.bdcnetwork.com

Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors remain optimistic about the current and forward-looking health of the sector, according to the Q3 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (‘Index’), released today. Nearly all contractors […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Winter is coming: How to protect workers, sites and schedules

December 11, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

As with hurricane season, winter brings the threat of storms and unique safety issues. Yet many of the dangers of winter weather are known quantities. That can make preparation easier compared to what is required for hurricanes, but planning for […]


Construction Processes, Design

Architects to policymakers: Buildings are infrastructure, too

December 8, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

America’s crumbling roads, decrepit bridges, aged water systems. Our deficient dams, underserved levees, and woeful wastewater treatment plants. For nearly three decades, the American public has heard ad nauseam about the dreadful condition of the nation’s infrastructure—from airports to railways […]


Construction Techniques

Bringing Heavy Civil Construction into Digital Age

December 8, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

How Construction Management Software is Meeting the Evolving Expectations of a Tech-Savvy Workforce The technological advances of the past 30 years, especially in the areas of mobile technology and specialized software, have revolutionized the world of business. From allowing employees […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

5 Things You Must Consider Before Starting a Construction Business

December 7, 2017

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

The construction business is a unique niche that can be very profitable if done right. If you have some construction experience or know someone who does, it would be a brilliant idea to start your very own construction company. But […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

3 Ways That Renting Equipment is Better Than Purchasing

December 7, 2017

Via: Construction Marketing Blog

Heavy equipment is expensive to buy and maintain and this means that a few people or a few companies can afford to purchase and maintain this kind of equipment. Even when you have the ability to purchase these items, sometimes […]


Construction Processes, Design

Metal wall panels create diverse portfolios

December 6, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Mixed facades are becoming more popular than ever. Wall panels are increasingly being used on accent walls that complement masonry, fiber cement, and terracotta. Multiple cladding creates unique facades that draw attention. Although square and rectangular wall panels have been […]


Construction Techniques

Rebuild, retreat, or resist

December 6, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Houston is America’s fourth-largest city, thanks in part to its embrace of unfettered growth. But its swagger got doused during the last week of August, when Hurricane Harvey dropped more than 50 inches of rain, bringing a drenched and debilitated […]


Construction Techniques

5 Solar Construction Trends Shaping the Industry

December 5, 2017

Via: Construction Management – Capterra Blog

The future is a scary place when you’re in a red hot industry such as solar construction, because there’s a lot of uncertainty about what’s going to happen next. You’re constantly wondering: Will this keep up? Will some new innovation […]


Construction Processes, Legal

A majority of Americans would pay more taxes for better roads

December 5, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The results of the HNTB poll mirror similar feedback from a national Bloomberg survey earlier this year, which found that just over half (55%) of Americans would support an increase in the federal gas tax if it meant improvements to roads and […]