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  • ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – May 23, 2016 May 23, 2016
    Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of May 16 – 20, 2016. Our Hot Projects showcases three projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads. Alabama Design Bureau Renovations for the Central Office Complex Location: Montgomery, AL Building Use: Municipal – […]
  • Trend Lines of Construction Starts in Canada – April 2016 May 20, 2016
    The accompanying chart shows the trend lines of construction starts in Canada as of April 2016. This chart looks at 12-month moving totals of the two major non-residential building categories in Canada − total ICI starts and engineering work. ICI stands for industrial, commercial and institutional. The prominent jumps in the engineering curve reflect such […]
  • Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada – April 2016 May 20, 2016
    The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in April 2016. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when job-site work actually gets underway. And, as showcase projects, […]
  • Architecture Billings Scores 3rd Consecutive Month of Growth May 18, 2016
    For the third consecutive month, the demand for design activity increased according to latest Architecture Billings Index (ABI) from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). April’s ABI score was 50.6, which was down from March’s score of 51.9, but any score above 50 signifies increased billings. The last time the ABI had three consecutive months […]
  • Should OSHA Require Safety Harnesses for Construction Workers? May 18, 2016
    Earlier this month, Gilbane Building Co. proposed that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) should require construction workers to wear a safety harness whenever they are working at a height of 6 feet or more above a lower level. This requirement is part of Gilbane’s safety program, which they claim has prevented 20 potential […]
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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 […]