Construction Technology | Construction Fun
This week’s World of Concrete in Las Vegas is the first major trade show in the United States since the COVID pandemic changed the face of the convention and meeting business. For many, this is yet another sign of life slowly returning to normal for the construction industry.
Green & Sustainable | Operating Insights
More and more builders are starting to think beyond traditional construction methods as we reimagine how projects are conceptualized, designed, and executed. You only need to skim the headlines to discover scientists researching how cigarette butts can conduct energy in bricks and pavement and paint developers rethinking chemicals and colors for more energy-efficient homes.
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Construction Technology | Green & Sustainable | COVID-19
On a typical Earth Day, the construction industry is usually called out equally for its role as both a sustainability leader and as a leading offender when it comes to the size of its carbon footprint.
Construction Bidding | Takeoff & Estimating | Construction Fun
If you’re any kind of a construction estimator, you’ve probably been involved in some crazy, complicated, weird—and wonderful—projects during your years in the construction business.
As we celebrate Women in Construction Week (March 7-13th), it's exciting to look at how and where women are having an impact on the industry.
Construction Industry News | Operating Insights | COVID-19
Long viewed as a male-dominated field, the construction industry has slowly been adding more and more women to their offices and jobsites as they fill roles as varied as construction technologists to painters.
Construction Technology | ConstructConnect News
Great news! ConstructConnect bidding and estimating tools were again ranked as the most popular software solutions available by those participating in the annual Construction Technology Report by JBKnowledge.
Construction Technology | Takeoff & Estimating
Whether you’re a roofing or concrete contractor, your bidding process likely involves lots of moving parts. While you may already be using a digital takeoff tool to eliminate paper blueprints, your estimating workflow may still include a mixed bag of supplier and vendor spreadsheets. Inevitably, this can make bid day a mad scramble—especially if you’re juggling last-minute addenda and change orders.
Operating Insights | Takeoff & Estimating
It’s Bid Day and do you know how accurate your numbers are? Construction industry insider George Hedley estimates 80% of construction owners don’t know the true cost of doing business. Even if you have a backlog of work, bidding more does not always translate into winning the right projects—especially if you’re using bad numbers.
Construction Industry News | COVID-19
This article was originally published on April 6, 2020. While lawmakers plan another round of stimulus legislation to combat rampant unemployment and help struggling businesses, there is still a lot to unpack for the construction industry around the last one—the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).