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There are certainly hints that the coronavirus outbreak could be the ‘Black Swan’ that will bring the decade-long period of U.S. economic expansion to an end. Are the statistics being reported out of China accurate? How virulent is the disease? Can it realistically be contained within limited geographic region...

Posted: February 18, 2020, 6:38 pm

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects for the week of January 20 - 24, 2020. 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.

Posted: February 17, 2020, 1:17 pm

The accompanying tables show the top 10 major upcoming Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton construction industry projects in Canada. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.

Posted: February 14, 2020, 7:21 pm

The accompanying tables show the top 10 major upcoming California and Florida construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.

Posted: February 14, 2020, 7:19 pm
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10 Tips for Submitting Better Bids

Putting together a winning bid proposal, or even a competitive one, takes knowledge and skill. It’s a bit more complicated than just putting some numbers together and hoping for the best. Good bid preparation for general contractors requires a lot of time and effort and involves everything from reading and fully understanding the plans and […]

Top 10 Commercial Construction Books

Top 10 Commercial Construction Books

From solid reference books to modern classics and everything in between, we’ve collected our top 10 favorite commercial construction books.

9 Quotes on Construction to Inspire You

The construction industry takes passion. Here are 9 quotes on construction to inspire you and 2 more to make you laugh.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

How Technology Impacts Communication in Construction

9 Ways Technology Impacts Communication in Construction

In construction, misunderstandings cause delays, lawsuits, even loss of life, but technology is helping avoid communication breakdowns.

ConstructConnect Acquires SmartBid From JBKnowledge

Last week, ConstructConnect announced the acquisition of SmartBid, a construction bid management platform, from JBKnowledge. The combination of ConstructConnect’s iSqFt bid management platform with SmartBid creates a win-win scenario for customers. The combination of the iSqFt and SmartBid creates a larger network of construction professionals, both of general contractors looking for subcontractors and of subcontractors […]

Data Breaches, Cyber Security and the Construction Industry

Is cyber security a major concern for your construction business? Maybe you don’t think your company is a potential target for a cyberattack. You’d be right too if your company doesn’t use computers to store any information about your business and if you never connect to the internet. As the construction industry becomes more connected […]