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  • How to Address the Who, When, and Where to Ensure a Safer Construction Site

    How to Address the Who, When, and Where to Ensure a Safer Construction Site

    A look at the three Ws of jobsite access control – who’s on your construction site, when they’re there, and where they’re located – plus how they can mitigate many risks that threaten your workforce.

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  • Simplicity as a Technology Strategy

    Simplicity as a Technology Strategy

    The construction industry is now moving all-in on modern tech for construction management. With so many new solutions aimed at streamlining construction processes - they’re doing just that.

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  • 3 Key Challenges Safety Managers Need to Face Every Day

    3 Key Challenges Safety Managers Need to Face Every Day

    As a safety manager on a construction site, you’re shouldering a heavy dual responsibility. Here are three key challenges they face, and how some safety managers have solved them.

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  • How Construction Can Reduce Accidents in 2020

    How Construction Can Reduce Accidents in 2020

    Construction safety is a looming issue in the industry. Here are practical tips for safety managers and contractors to reduce accidents on the jobsite.

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  • Are You Unknowingly Putting Your Construction Crews at Risk?

    Are You Unknowingly Putting Your Construction Crews at Risk?

    Safety on the job in the construction industry is particularly urgent. The number of potential hazards combined with the variety of individual workers on construction makes jobsites safety critical.

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  • How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    There’s a lot of talk in the construction industry about the use of robotic technologies. Read on to see how robots are gaining traction and how far we are away from robots building everything.

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  • What to Do When Your Cost Estimators Don’t Like Change

    What to Do When Your Cost Estimators Don’t Like Change

    You can convince your estimators that there’s a better method to cost estimating than using spreadsheets. Here are some ways to position construction estimating software as a win-win for everyone.

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  • What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Blockchain and Smart Contracts

    What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Blockchain and Smart Contracts

    There’s a lot of hype currently surrounding Blockchain and the great things it can do and be for the construction industry. But there are some aspects of the conversation that people are getting wrong

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  • How Do You Know You Carry Enough Construction Liability Insurance?

    How Do You Know You Carry Enough Construction Liability Insurance?

    Liability insurance is a vital part of running a successful construction firm but it’s also a costly line item on the balance sheet. How do you know if you’re properly insured but not paying too much?

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  • Protective Measures to Limit Business Disruptions

    Protective Measures to Limit Business Disruptions

    Natural disasters can significantly impact communities and in their wake, construction companies are relied on to quickly get things moving in a positive direction – but what is needed to do so?

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  • 3 Keys to Energy Optimization in Commercial Buildings

    3 Keys to Energy Optimization in Commercial Buildings

    Read this quick and simple guide to the “low-hanging fruit” of commercial facility energy optimization: three areas that have proven to be highly effective and relatively easy to accomplish.

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  • Do Your Construction Estimates Make You Look Like a Dinosaur?

    Do Your Construction Estimates Make You Look Like a Dinosaur?

    Don’t let technology pass you by and hurt your ability to stay relevant. Construction estimating software is a smart and easy place to begin to embrace new tech and keep up with owners’ expectations.

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  • The Surprising Impact of The Constructible Process on Owners and Facility Managers

    The Surprising Impact of The Constructible Process on Owners and Facility Managers

    Constructible content is exceptionally valuable during the main phases of planning and erecting a structure, but what about before and after the project?

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  • How to Calculate the ROI of Construction Estimating Software

    How to Calculate the ROI of Construction Estimating Software

    When your estimators have been relying on traditional methods like spreadsheets to produce estimates, making the leap to construction estimating software can be a big one.

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  • How Mixed Reality Is Revolutionizing Facility Management

    How Mixed Reality Is Revolutionizing Facility Management

    Mixed reality merges the digital and physical worlds. Learn how this technology helps facility managers make sense of 3D models.

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  • Should Trends in the Construction Industry Make You Rethink Your Estimating Processes?

    Should Trends in the Construction Industry Make You Rethink Your Estimating Processes?

    Industry trends are giving future-focused construction contractors pause, causing them to take a closer look at their processes and find ways to be more flexible and efficient—or risk falling behind.

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  • Does Managing MEP Subcontractors Have to Be Like Herding Cats?

    Does Managing MEP Subcontractors Have to Be Like Herding Cats?

    Managing subcontractors can be a logistical headache. Learn about the technologies that help integrate subcontractors into the greater construction workflow.

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective General Contractors

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective General Contractors

    To be effective in today’s construction environment, general contractors need to be more than hard-working, organized, and skilled in the trades. These are a few key habits modern GCs must cultivate.

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  • Your Estimating Spreadsheets Are Good Enough… or Are They?

    Your Estimating Spreadsheets Are Good Enough… or Are They?

    Some construction estimators feel their spreadsheets are better than dedicated estimating software. But there are risks to spreadsheets which are compounded by the complexity to make them fit for use.

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  • Make Sure Your Construction Estimating Software Pays Off with This Six-step Plan

    Make Sure Your Construction Estimating Software Pays Off with This Six-step Plan

    You may be well versed in the advantages of construction estimating software, but if the challenge of implementing it is weighing heavily on your mind, you’re not alone.

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