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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 […]


Sustainability

New workforce program sells construction as ‘cool’

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

It takes a lot to capture the attention of Generation Z — Americans born between the mid-1990s to early-2000s. This group of digital-savvy young people have grown up with social media, streaming video and online shopping. A new outreach effort […]


Sustainability

What can you do to conquer the construction labor shortage?

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry continues to face a substantial hurdle: a labor shortage. Many contractors are experiencing an issue of not having enough people to do the work, and it’s created problems with being able to take on new projects, meet […]


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 Techniques

The October issue of Construction Global is live!

October 7, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Our cover story this month highlights how Plaza Construction is “building tomorrow” by drivingsuccessful collaborations between client, architect and contractor. The award-winning Florida-based firm is utilising the latest BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools across a range of commercial, corporate, and […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Global construction output growth will decline to 2.7% in 2019

October 4, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The deterioration in construction output growth across emerging markets has been worse than previously expected, particularly in the US and the Middle East. Therefore, the forecast for global construction output growth in 2019 has been revised down to 2.7%, which […]