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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. […]


Construction Processes, Legal

NYC contractors call new vaccine mandate ‘heavy-handed’

December 9, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors and unions expressed skepticism about the enforcement of New York City’s vaccine mandate on all private-sector workers. The announcement on Dec. 6 applies to employees working in person in New York City, and will go into effect Dec. 27, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

When will contractors see a boost of infrastructure dollars?

November 29, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 passed, the public construction firms eagerly anticipated a windfall of funding and new projects. But then localities shifted the projects to other priorities. The Recovery Act “really amounted to a pretty […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Procurement

How contractors employ tech solutions to help mitigate pricing woes

November 17, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When The Boldt Co. was asked to submit a proposal for a new building’s structural steel package based on very limited drawings of an existing one, the estimating team didn’t flinch. Using BIM software Autodesk Revit, Boldt designers were able […]


Sustainability

Backlog inches lower as material, labor worries weigh on contractors

October 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The falloff in ABC’s recent Construction Backlog Indicator stands in contrast to the optimism expressed earlier this year as the pandemic was showing signs of receding. Despite the challenges, in The Marcum National Construction Survey, released last week, construction executives […]


News

How should Texas contractors navigate clashing COVID-19 vaccine orders?

October 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

On Oct. 11, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order limiting vaccine mandates, even for private employers. This flies in the face of President Joe Biden’s September announcement that all large employers must require their employees to be vaccinated […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Pricing insanity: Material costs escalate, driving contractor desperation

October 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

At conventions, on Zoom calls and in casual conversation, it’s the only thing contractors talk about anymore. Everyone wants to know how everyone else is dealing with the rapid escalation of material prices, a crisis that revved up last spring […]


News

Construction’s diversity numbers are awful. Here’s how 3 contractors are improving theirs.

October 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, construction is still on the ground floor. Compared to the overall workforce, the construction industry is overwhelmingly White and male. Even though Hispanic or Latino people, which is a measure of ethnicity and […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Voting Opens on New Washington State NW Contractors Union Agreement

October 7, 2021

Via: ENR

After three weeks of strikes and picketing, Washington state carpenters have agreed to a tentative agreement with the Associated General Contractors of Washington that includes a 15.43% total wage and benefits increase in a three-year contract. The Northwest Carpenters Union’s […]