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Several of the major cities in the Center North Region of the United States are widely dispersed geographically. None of them is an outsized metropolis like New York, Los Angeles or Chicago. Minneapolis-St. Paul is the biggest by population, but it is Denver that ultimately claims star billing. Denver in the Center Nort...

Posted: July 27, 2016, 6:00 pm

  Imagine walking onto a construction site to find a fleet of bulldozers, graders, and excavators doing site prep without any operators behind the controls. Upon closer inspection, you notice some of the equipment is cab-less with no manual controls. The operators might be standing at a safe distance operating the machi...

Posted: July 27, 2016, 11:12 am

Austin dominates the accompanying demographic and economic tables covering the U.S. Center South Region. The capital of Texas ranks number one in four of the eight charts. In other words, it’s leading the pack half the time. Dallas-Ft. Worth also shows well, with two first-place finishes in the remaining four tables. Ho...

Posted: July 26, 2016, 2:00 pm

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of July 18 – 22, 2016. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Alabama Wahoo Plaza Gas Station...

Posted: July 25, 2016, 12:00 pm
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OSHA Publishes Final Rule on Respirable Silica Dust

Last Friday, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in the Federal Register. This is the final step in a decades-long process to establish specific standards for occupational exposure to silica dust and reduce permissible exposure limits (PELs) for workers. The final rule created […]

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Effective Communication = Better Construction Management

Effective communication is vital to the successful completion of any construction project. Good communication can improve teamwork and lead to better project collaboration. Poor communication can result in misunderstandings, delays and issues down the road. Communication is simply the exchange of information in order to convey a message and good communication involves being able to […]

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Top 10 Benefits Of Construction Equipment Telematics

Telematics systems combine GPS technology, on-board diagnostics and monitoring sensors to track, log and report data via cellular networks on the performance and operation of your construction equipment. Data from telematics systems are typically accessed through a web portal and can provide data on a number of machine systems. Common data points include GPS location, […]

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Five High-Tech Ways To Control Construction Site Theft

Jobsite thefts of tools, equipment and materials continues to be an issue plaguing the construction industry. Unattended construction sites are easy targets for thieves, especially those lacking adequate security measures. Heavy equipment, power and hand tools and materials such as copper are the most targeted items. According to the National Equipment Register (NER), heavy equipment […]

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How Construction Companies Can Beat A Growing Labor Shortage

Is your construction firm planning to increase headcount in 2016? That could prove to be a difficult task. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 71 percent of firms indicated they plan to increase headcount this year. Unfortunately, 70 percent of firms reported having a hard time finding qualified […]