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Sustainability

The Dotted Line: The significance of proper project documentation

March 24, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Whether contractors are still using paper records or have made the switch to a semi or fully paperless system, knowing which documents to collect and maintain is critical to running a construction business. In fact, many standard forms of agreement […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Trust translates to better financial, organizational performance for contractors, survey shows

March 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Construction companies that don’t make trust a high priority within their organizations could be leaving millions of dollars on the table every year, according to a study released by Autodesk and management consultancy FMI Corp. this week. Authors of the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Economist: Contractors should prepare for a coronavirus-triggered recession

March 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

“The risk of recession over the next three to six months is arguably more elevated than at any period since 2007,” said economist Anirban Basu, noting that the U.S. economy has been defying predictions in an extended period of growth […]


Construction Techniques, Uncategorized

How Technology Can Improve Every Construction Phase, From Bidding to Getting Paid

March 11, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction technology can add value to your business when struggling to transition through each phase of a project. From bidding new jobs to blueprint apps, workforce time management, and exchanging payment documents, there are many free construction software options, as […]


Construction Processes, Design

The pros and cons of design-build

March 9, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

For some time, the construction industry has been moving toward design-build as a more collaborative way to deliver a project, one that allows contractors to integrate design into their practices. Advocates tout its cost and time savings, so it’s no […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractors in US’ coronavirus-affected areas say it’s business as usual

March 4, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, is spreading in parts of the United States. The western region of the country has been hit the hardest, with nine deaths in the Seattle area and 43 cases of infections in California, […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Illinois Senior Living Developer, Sub-Contractors Ordered To Pay $1.1M to Union Carpenters for Prevailing Wage Violations

February 24, 2020

Via: ENR

The Illinois Dept. of Labor is requiring the developer of a senior living center in Northbrook, Ill., and two subcontractors to pay more than $1.1 million to workers for failing to meet state-certified prevailing wage and benefit rates during the […]


Sustainability

SmartMarket Report Highlights How BIM Planning Enables Prefabrication and Modular Construction

February 13, 2020

Via: ENR

90% Of contractors, specialty contractors and modular builders using prefabrication or modular construction who were surveyed by Dodge Data & Analytics, said they achieved improved productivity, improved quality and increased schedule certainty when using these prefabrication and modular construction methods […]


Construction Processes, Design

Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

February 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors have been edging their way into the design process for some time now. The increasing trend toward more design-build, integrated project delivery and other collaborative methods have brought contractors more and more into the mix. But even when presented […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design-build takes hold in all but 2 states

February 10, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In the last 25 years, the design-build delivery method has caught on with not just contractors but also government officials, customers and jurisdictions across the country. The method is now allowed on at least some types of public projects in […]