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Category: Construction Processes


Construction Processes, Financial

Slow payments cost GCs and subs $64 billion annually

October 17, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Delayed payments are costing both general contractors and subcontractors tens of billions annually, according to a new study. The study was conducted by construction finance platform Rabbet, formerly Contract Simply, in partnership with Procore Technologies. A similar study by Rabbet […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Oklahoma approves $8B of infrastructure work

October 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The money for Oklahoma’s program will come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, state income taxes and fuel tax revenues. The Eight-Year Construction Work Plan is updated annually, and this year’s rendition represents a spending increase of approximately $400,000 from […]


Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

Blow up your mindset: Recovery speed is about process and materials

October 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When rebuilding after a disaster, applying design-build process and thinking is much more effective than is perceived. The Build Back Better¹ philosophy of recovery after a disaster has wide acceptance. But there is a culprit in its full potential: bias. […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Pindan awarded $90mn Rio Tinto camp construction contract

October 14, 2019

Via: Construction Global

The $2.6bn Koodaideri project, in Western Australia’s Pilbara, will be Rio Tinto’s most technologically advanced mine and will have a capacity of 43 million tonnes of iron ore a year, which is expected to commence in late 2021. The contract […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Escalation clauses can help contractors mitigate price increases

October 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Construction material prices are sometimes an unknown when planning a project. Whether related to tariffs, supply chain concerns or a volatile raw materials market, there could be fluctuations that can impact the bottom line for both owners and contractors. For […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Benefits of specifying insulated metal panels

October 9, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

When it comes to specifying building materials, we know you have options, but when it comes to your next project or retrofit, there are benefits of insulated panels (IMPs) that will take your commercial build-out to the next level. The […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What contractors should know about building on sacred land

October 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Usually, by the time shovels hit dirt on a jobsite, the ground they are breaking has been obtained and controlled by the owners and there’s no question that workers will be able to proceed with construction. But what happens when […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Construction faces widest foreign language skills gap

October 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Seth Sandler, CEO of Florida-based Superior Skilled Trades, which helps contractors staff projects, said many of his construction firm clients don’t employ non-English speakers because of safety concerns. Communication about a potential jobsite hazard needs to happen in the moment, […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction unemployment returns to 2009 low

October 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As far as nonresidential construction is concerned, employment increased by 3,800 positions in September, according to an analysis by Anirban Basu of the Associated Builders and Contractors, bringing the total of additional nonresidential jobs during the last 12 months to […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Contractor Giants are all in on offsite construction

October 7, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The complete findings from our inaugural Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study are now published and available for download at BDCnetwork.com/2019TechSurvey. This 12-question survey was emailed to all 486 firms that participated in BD+C’s 2019 Giants 300 Report; 130 firms […]