General Contractor

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

  • Project and Risk Management During Crisis: Tips for Navigating Uncertainty

    Project and Risk Management During Crisis: Tips for Navigating Uncertainty

    Construction leaders and analysts give tips on navigating amid uncertainty.

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  • 3 Ways Construction Contractors Can Work Smarter, Even with a Small Team

    3 Ways Construction Contractors Can Work Smarter, Even with a Small Team

    Some may believe that small construction contractors are at a disadvantage because of their size. There’s no denying that it can be harder for small contractors to weather certain challenges than...

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  • Why Investing in BIM is Worth It

    Why Investing in BIM is Worth It

    Why investing in BIM is worth it GA Smart Building’s Director of Research, Development and Innovation Rémi Visière has years of hands-on experience in leading the transition from traditional...

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  • Applying agile to building design

    Applying agile to building design

    Explore applying agile methodologies to projects in the built environment.                   Sample Kanban board with design work broken into tasks. Over the past year, as someone who switc

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  • 8 Ways Augmented and Mixed Reality Improves Remote Collaboration and Worker Safety

    8 Ways Augmented and Mixed Reality Improves Remote Collaboration and Worker Safety

    A list of use cases for augmented and mixed reality that can help construction workers improve remote collaboration and worker safety during COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

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  • Restaurant Turns to Vive Wireless Lighting Control for Sustainable Energy Savings

    Restaurant Turns to Vive Wireless Lighting Control for Sustainable Energy Savings

    Sponsored Content: Domino's in London goes green with an affordable, scalable lighting solution.

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  • Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends in a Competitive Construction Market?

    Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends in a Competitive Construction Market?

    In this guide, we’ll discuss why the modern construction industry is so dynamic and competitive in comparison to the past, and how the right cutting-edge technology will enable you to thrive.

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  • 5 Tough Questions for Construction Experts [VIDEO]

    5 Tough Questions for Construction Experts [VIDEO]

    Construction experts answer questions about the future of BIM, robots in construction, labor shortages and talent retention, mixed reality in construction, and the Constructible Process.

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  • How to Add Value to Your Cost Estimates with Value Engineering

    How to Add Value to Your Cost Estimates with Value Engineering

    Learn what value engineering is and is not, an approach and 3 stages of good value engineering in construction, and tips for adding value to your estimates.

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  • Building a Better BIM Team Checklist

    Building a Better BIM Team Checklist

    Use this multi-disciplinary BIM Team best practices checklist to make sure you breaking down silos, and improving collaboration and project management at every touchpoint.

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  • Social Distancing at Work: Can You Mind the Six Foot Bubble?

    Social Distancing at Work: Can You Mind the Six Foot Bubble?

    Why keeping people six feet apart at work isn’t always practical and 6 ways to create an environment conducive to social distancing.

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  • Innovative Solutions to Unique Challenges Facing Small to Midsize Construction Companies

    Innovative Solutions to Unique Challenges Facing Small to Midsize Construction Companies

    How smaller construction firms solve challenges like limited visibility and access to bids, hiring and retaining skilled people, thin margins, embracing change and more.

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  • The BIM Phrasebook Part 2

    The BIM Phrasebook Part 2

    Whether you're new to BIM or looking to deepen your understanding, the BIM Phrasebook is a good place to start.

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  • Keeping Your Business Connected with Trimble7:16

    Keeping Your Business Connected with Trimble

    Watch this video recap to learn how Trimble MEP is there to support our customers during this time of social distancing. Get all the latest updates on: https://go.mep.trimble.com/remote-working

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  • How to Differentiate Your General Contracting Company From Larger Competitors

    How to Differentiate Your General Contracting Company From Larger Competitors

    Stand out among larger construction companies with better collaboration, faster payments to subcontractors, and by automating your most time-consuming tasks.

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  • How Social Distancing Works on a Construction Site

    How Social Distancing Works on a Construction Site

    3 ways construction sites are staying productive while meeting social distancing guidelines and keeping employees safe.

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  • Finding and Retaining Workers During the Stay-At-Home Order

    Finding and Retaining Workers During the Stay-At-Home Order

    The short-term and long-term strategies smaller contractors and construction firms are taking to hire and retain skilled workers during stay-at-home orders.

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  • Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 6: Live Streaming Your Site with Cameras

    Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 6: Live Streaming Your Site with Cameras

    The top 3 reasons your construction camera solution for remote monitoring needs to be switched from post-event review to live streaming.

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  • Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 5: Contactless Entry

    Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 5: Contactless Entry

    There are 4 core actions that need to happen when workers enter a construction site during a public health crisis. Here's how to perform them safely.

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  • Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 4: Perimeter Security

    Remote Construction Site Monitoring, Part 4: Perimeter Security

    Here are the 2 main approaches to construction site perimeter security, and how to make sure each allow for safe interactions and optimized workflow.

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