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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor gets jail sentence for worker trench deaths

December 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Atlantic Drain employees Higgins and Mattocks were killed Oct. 21, 2016, after the trench in which they were working caved in. The two were buried up to the waist in dirt and were drowned within seconds after a fire hydrant […]


Construction Processes, Financial

The right funding mechanism can help move your project forward

December 9, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Funding mechanisms like New Markets Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, and Historic Tax Credits are familiar tools to many—but not all— of our clients. Don’t make the mistake of assuming these mechanisms don’t apply to your organization. They […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Breaking: Construction Jobless Rate Weakens in November

December 6, 2019

Via: ENR

Construction’s November unemployment rate rose from October’s level and from its year-earlier figure as the industry gained just 1,000 jobs during the month, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported. The BLS employment report, released on Dec. 6, showed […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Design

Should Designers and Contractors Become Technology Companies?

December 5, 2019

Via: ENR

As technology disruption continues to accelerate in our industry, this is likely being discussed in boardrooms around the world. Design firms and construction companies absolutely should become technology companies, but becoming a tech company is much different than becoming a […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential construction spending falls in October

December 4, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

National nonresidential construction spending fell 0.7% in October but is up 1.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Scope of work changes top cause of construction disputes

December 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The categories of technology that are most helpful in avoiding disputes, according to Resolution Management Consultants of Marlton, New Jersey, are scheduling software, 3D modeling tools like BIM and data collection devices. All these tools can help contractors better plan […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial, Procurement

Project Planning: Estimate, Budget, and Forecast

December 3, 2019

Via: ENR

The project planning process starts with a proposal estimate. Taking the time and effort to make a great proposal plan is a sure way to give the executing team the best shot for project success. The proposal estimate will have […]


Construction Processes, Design

Modular Monitor: Why does offsite construction matter?

December 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Hype for modular construction has hit a level of ubiquity. It seems like every month another prefabricated hotel tops out at a record height for the delivery model, or a city official lauds the practice as the panacea for affordable […]


Construction Processes, Financial

$3.9B P3 road project in Virginia breaks down into small bid packages for minority-owned businesses

December 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced last February that HRCP had won the $3.3 billion design-build contract for the Hampton Roads bridge and tunnel. Northam said it is the largest project in VDOT history. HCRP includes construction industry heavy hitters Dragados […]


Construction Processes, Design, Sustainability

Updated ASHRAE standards focused on ventilation design, air quality in residential applications

November 26, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

ASHRAE has released updated editions of its standards for ventilation system design and acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ). ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2019, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, specifies minimum ventilation rates and other measures for new and existing buildings to […]