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5 Construction Tech Trends Making an Impact in 2020

How Smart Systems are Shaping the Future of Building Design

Top 7 Homebuilding Trends Every General Contractor Should Know About

Real Time Location Sensors Gives Managers the Whole Picture

The Most Dangerous Jobs in Construction

Construction Software – Why Everyone Can’t Agree (and what to do about it)

A Guide for Making Winter Your Best Construction Season

What Technology Providers Need to Understand about Construction

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What Technology Providers Need to Understand about Construction

Construction is necessarily a cautious and conservative industry. It designs, delivers, and maintains facilities upon which lives often depend. So, the logic suggests, its businesses and people must take a responsible and pragmatic approach to the risks involved (though there are some commentators who say it is damagingly over-conservative).

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Staff Up By Retraining Existing Workforce

Many companies are increasing pay rates, improving benefits and using professional search firms to fill out their ranks. Others are getting more aggressive by training their way out of shortages. For some companies, that means having to take on their own training.  If you decide to use training to alleviate some of your labor shortages, consider these strategies.

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Get on the Fast Track to Better Quality Control

You have a lot of influence over design decisions that affect quality when you work on a design-build or other collaborative delivery project. Suggesting proven materials reduces quality concerns considerably. You might also influence quality by suggesting methods that join materials reliably over the long term, and equipment that performs reliably under stress.

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Getting On Board With Construction Technology Initiatives

Every week it seems a new “game-changing” product or idea comes along that promises to change the world forever, and sometimes actually does. That’s how technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing, autonomous machinery, advanced data analytics, drones, and many others have found a permanent home with construction and engineering firms around the globe.

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Here’s How a ‘Fixer’ Can Save Your Next Project

When working on a construction project, scheduling labor, equipment, materials, documentation, and subcontractors for every task often devolves into an exercise in futility. Resource availability and phantom needs conspire to gradually build delays into the schedule. Before you know it, tasks start piling up as little resource shortages multiply.

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Top Four Things Your Client Needs to Understand

If only smooth and easy client communications was a project tool you could pull out and use at a moment’s notice. Unfortunately, that’s hardly the case. For contractors serving owners, there is often a breakdown in communication that leads to disputes and bad feelings. Some of that is simply poor communication skills. However, there is a larger list of culprits best described as misunderstandings.

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If you want to minimize the money you could potentially lose on your construction project, these are three areas you should be focusing on.

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Generations. Diversity. Strength.

The jobsite’s mix of age-related perspectives and differing goals can seem a liability, but actually contains the elements of a new strength. Your varied crew is the raw ore. Find through insight and empathy the base metal that joins them.

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