General Contractor

Articles covering day-to-day oversight of the construction site and management of building projects.

  • Construction Layout: Then and Now

    Construction Layout: Then and Now

    Construction layout procedures for MEP projects have dramatically evolved in recent years. The real question facing all layout and field workers: have you evolved with them?

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  • 5 Things to Remember When Writing a Competitive Bid

    5 Things to Remember When Writing a Competitive Bid

    Most companies only close on 10 - 20 percent of bids. Learn what estimators can do to help close deals, and the role technology plays in improving the quality of project bids.

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  • This Concrete Saves Lives

    This Concrete Saves Lives

    Crumb rubber concrete mixes rubber from used tires into standard concrete. But would you believe it could save your life?

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  • 3 Ways to Take BIM to the Building Site

    3 Ways to Take BIM to the Building Site

    New technological developments offer unprecedented possibilities to innovate the construction workflow - especially when combined with BIM. Here are 3 technologies to look for.

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  • How Should Manufacturers Work with BIM Content

    How Should Manufacturers Work with BIM Content

    In today’s construction industry, prefabrication and BIM content dominate the conversation. As a manufacturer supplying construction pros, here’s how you need to get involved.

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  • Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse: The Deadly Consequences of Design Negligence [Video]

    Hyatt Regency Walkway Collapse: The Deadly Consequences of Design Negligence [Video]

    The Hyatt Regency walkway collapse was one of the most deadly structural collapses in American history. What contributed to this tragedy, and what role did faulty design play?

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  • The "I" In BIM: Which Information Should Be In Your BIM Model?

    The "I" In BIM: Which Information Should Be In Your BIM Model?

    BIM is all about sharing and managing information – and there’s heaps of data that can be used to enrich your models. But how do you decide which information should in your model?

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  • Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Monolithic construction is becoming more common in the US, but not how you might think. Buildings constructed this way aren’t huge monoliths towering over city blocks. Here’s what you should know.

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  • Apple's Daisy Robot Can Dismantle Your iPhone. Is Your Jobsite Next? [VIDEO]

    Apple's Daisy Robot Can Dismantle Your iPhone. Is Your Jobsite Next? [VIDEO]

    Apple’s Daisy robot can dismantle an iPhone in precisely 18 seconds. Today, robots can construct an dismantle just about anything. Could your construction jobsite be next?

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  • No Fear: Leveraging Offsite Fabrication for Instant Construction Improvement

    No Fear: Leveraging Offsite Fabrication for Instant Construction Improvement

    Offsite fabrication in construction can save time, money, and resources, which in turn, can help improve your construction process.

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  • OSHA Standards 101: How to Maintain Safety Compliance

    OSHA Standards 101: How to Maintain Safety Compliance

    Learn the ins-and-outs of OSHA standards how to improve job site safety, and why you need technology to make your construction project safer.

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  • Can Staircase Design Shape Your Feelings?

    Can Staircase Design Shape Your Feelings?

    Stairs aren’t just a way to get from A to B. In essence, they remain a practical way to move from one elevation to another, but staircase design can also offer far more in terms of psychology.

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  • OSHA Construction Safety Rules You Need to Know

    OSHA Construction Safety Rules You Need to Know

    If you make your living in the construction industry, you need to be concerned about OSHA safety rules. There’s no way around it, and you know you need to keep your team safe.

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  • The CAD Revolution In Construction

    The CAD Revolution In Construction

    From pencil to paper and 3D, 4D, or even 5D BIM— there’s no doubt things are rapidly changing in the construction industry. CAD is transforming the way we work - and will continue in the future.

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  • Simple Ways to Manage Your Tool Crib Inventory

    Simple Ways to Manage Your Tool Crib Inventory

    Good tool crib managers know what they have, where it is, where it’s going, and where it’s been. This isn’t an easy task, but there are things you can do today to get your tool crib in order.

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  • Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    When you think about jobsite hazards, physical risks probably top the list. But what about the dangers you can’t see? Mental health in construction is one of these dangers.

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  • BIM ROI: Small Firms Can Save Money, Too

    BIM ROI: Small Firms Can Save Money, Too

    It’s necessary to stay competitive in construction, and there’s no denying that BIM is the future. But, there are still some upfront costs to get involved. Does BIM ROI exist for small companies?

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  • Ways to Understand Labor Costs In Your Estimates

    Ways to Understand Labor Costs In Your Estimates

    Accurate estimating is a must in the construction industry. You need a good way to estimate the costs involved in any project in order put in a realistic bid. But labor costs can make your estimates..

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  • 3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    Understanding building science is important when working with an old building envelope. While opinions differ about the best way to renovate, one undeniable tool is 3D laser scanning.

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  • What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    As the construction industry learns more about BIM, a BIM execution plan will become necessary. This 3D model-based process has changed the way AECO professionals plan, design, build, and operate.

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