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  • The Real Cost of Inefficient Construction Layout

    The Real Cost of Inefficient Construction Layout

    Up to 25% of a contractor’s cost on each project, construction layout is a prime opportunity for finding efficiencies and maintaining margin. Discover the real cost of inefficient construction layout.

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  • How to Save Money Through Proactive Building Maintenance

    How to Save Money Through Proactive Building Maintenance

    For commercial building owners and facility managers, a focus on proactive building maintenance can save tens of thousands of dollars in operating expenses.

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  • Can You Really Run a Jobsite From Your Phone?

    Can You Really Run a Jobsite From Your Phone?

    Nearly every aspect of modern society is being impacted by the “mobile first” revolution. But, can jobsite management be counted in that number? The answer may surprise you.

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  • Artificial Intelligence on Construction Sites Isn’t taking Jobs — It’s Saving Lives

    Artificial Intelligence on Construction Sites Isn’t taking Jobs — It’s Saving Lives

    It’s no secret that working on a construction site is among the most dangerous jobs out there. And an exciting new technology has been designed to help resolve this problem.

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  • Technology Planning With the Looming Recession (and the Cost of Doing Nothing)

    Technology Planning With the Looming Recession (and the Cost of Doing Nothing)

    As uncertainty lurks in the future of the U.S. economy and, subsequently, construction industry spending, contractors are taking different approaches to technology to modernize their operations.

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  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Electrical Workflow

    5 Ways to Improve Your Electrical Workflow

    Don’t leave your electrical design to chance. Follow these five tips to help improve the efficiency and accuracy of your next project.

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  • 7 Tips for Plumbing Success in Modern Construction

    7 Tips for Plumbing Success in Modern Construction

    We’ve identified seven simple but powerful tips that plumbing companies have put into practice to enhance their competitive positioning and optimize their workflow - from design to construction.

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  • 4 Companies Driving Digital Transformation In the Construction Industry

    4 Companies Driving Digital Transformation In the Construction Industry

    With the rapidly changing state of the industry, more construction companies are adopting scalable processes that drive digital transformation.

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  • 5 Reasons BIM is No Longer Enough for the MEP Contractor

    5 Reasons BIM is No Longer Enough for the MEP Contractor

    BIM has been an undeniable revolution in construction, and it’s yielded great things for MEP contractors. But, technology continues to evolve, and today’s MEP pros need to move beyond BIM. Here’s why:

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  • 4 Steps to Achieving True Construction Collaboration

    4 Steps to Achieving True Construction Collaboration

    This lack of effective collaboration can be the downfall of a construction business, where tight deadlines and razor-thin profit margins rule the day. Construction collaboration is key.

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  • How Does NYC’s Construction Safety Training Law (LL196) Impact You?

    How Does NYC’s Construction Safety Training Law (LL196) Impact You?

    The Construction Safety Act of 2017 includes laws and regulations that went into effect on October 16, 2017, affecting many construction projects across New York City’s five boroughs.

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  • Sustainability in MEP Design: What You Need to Know

    Sustainability in MEP Design: What You Need to Know

    Learn how MEP designers can leverage MEP technologies to boost both the environment and your project’s budget.

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  • 10 Trends in the MEP Industry until 2020 [Infographic]

    10 Trends in the MEP Industry until 2020 [Infographic]

    From blockchain to robotics: Discover 10 key trends that will transform the way MEP contractors work.

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  • How to Turn Your Conceptual Estimates into Your Competitive Advantage

    How to Turn Your Conceptual Estimates into Your Competitive Advantage

    You only get one chance to make a first impression. When it comes to large or complex construction projects, your first impression is often your response to a request for a conceptual estimate.

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  • The Pitfalls of Using Industry Averages for Construction Cost Benchmarking

    The Pitfalls of Using Industry Averages for Construction Cost Benchmarking

    As a construction estimator, you’re under pressure to work quickly. Needing to move quickly, but beware of generic cost estimates. Generic cost averages can’t ensure accurate construction estimates.

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  • Future Challenges in Urban Planning [video]

    Future Challenges in Urban Planning [video]

    Population growth is on an unsustainable path. Learn why urban planning must adjust to the challenges of 21st century lifestyles.

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  • These Two Technologies Shape the Future of MEP

    These Two Technologies Shape the Future of MEP

    Construction processes are evolving. Learn how automation and machine learning enhance the capabilities of CAD and field layout.

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  • How Digital Transformation has Changed in the Past Year in Construction

    How Digital Transformation has Changed in the Past Year in Construction

    The construction industry, known for being slow to adopt new trends, has seen a rapid increase in digitalization over the past year. Many companies are enjoying the benefits of digital transformation.

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  • Solving the Labor Shortage: Investing In Students Today for a Better Workforce Tomorrow

    Solving the Labor Shortage: Investing In Students Today for a Better Workforce Tomorrow

    The construction industry is faced with an unsustainable labor shortage. How should the industry proceed, and what can be done to recruit young talent?

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  • BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    France has already vowed to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral. And, with today’s construction technology, bringing the architectural icon back to its former glory is simply a matter of time.

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