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Construction Processes, Legal

4 things every contractor should know about insurance

May 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Proper insurance is a critical risk-management tool for contractors, design professionals and project owners. Disputes are an inevitable cost of doing business, and the importance of understanding the types of insurance available and which claims might be covered has never […]


News

No Bidders Submit for $210M St. Louis Convention Center Expansion’s Second Phase

May 12, 2022

Via: ENR

A contract to build the second half of a $210-million convention center expansion in St. Louis drew no bidders as contractors face pricing uncertainty and staffing woes. Members of the St. Louis Board of Public Service said during their May […]


Construction Techniques

Contractors turn to payment apps to speed billing

May 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Jeff Scalisi, vice president of operations at Livermore, California-based Architectural Glass and Aluminum, had no idea his company’s billing had issues until a tech solution came along to fix them. Scalisi was reluctant to turn over something he believed “needed […]


Construction Techniques

Why contractors need integrated construction technology

April 4, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Technology is a big investment, and it’s common for contractors to invest in multiple systems for different operations to run their businesses. When these systems are not integrated, getting the right information to the right people at the right time […]


News

US infrastructure diversity plan draws fire from contractors, minority groups

March 10, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The objective of the memo is to create good-paying jobs, with the choice to join a union, for workers in traditionally underserved communities, according to a joint statement from DOL and DOT released this week. But it also said it […]


Sustainability

Construction staffing reaches 99% of pre-pandemic numbers

March 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Many economic issues caused or worsened by COVID-19 have abated, and will continue to fade, according to ABC’s Chief Economist Anirban Basu. “Evidence indicates that contractors have had a somewhat easier time filling available positions recently,” Basu said in a […]


News

Who Gets to Squawk Loudest About Rising Costs, Consumers or Contractors?

March 4, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

When talking with developers and design firms these days, the discussion will quickly turn to the extraordinarily rapid upticks in material and other construction input costs and how they are causing some owners to put project go-aheads on pause while […]


News

Contractors, local officials clamor to end Seattle-area concrete worker strike

February 11, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

In addition to the group of contractors and developers, local officials also are pushing for the Teamsters and the concrete companies to return to the negotiating table, citing a threat of more than 15,000 layoffs across several industries. Those at […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Contech firm launches new banking service for contractors

January 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Briq Cash wants to solve what it calls “inefficiencies” surrounding payments in the construction industry, from time-consuming tasks like opening multiple accounts to digitizing files and data like receipts and invoices. “There’s different regulatory requirements that sometimes companies have to […]


Construction Techniques

Mistakes in data capture are costly. Here’s how contractors can avoid them.

January 5, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

With some of the slimmest profit margins across different industries, an occasional oversight could lead to bad news for construction companies. It can be as easy as a rounding error here, a missed invoice there, or even an accidental overpayment. […]