General Contractor

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

  • Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wages — Is This a National Trend?

    Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wages — Is This a National Trend?

    Controversial legislation holding general contractors liable for unpaid wages and benefits owed employees of their subcontractors has already passed into law and may be the start of a nationwide trend

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  • 3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D laser scanning is your most cost-effective and efficient solution to streamline the collection of accurate measurement data on complicated construction projects. But here are some myths debunked.

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  • Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    While building sites have always been attractive targets for thieves, the construction industry is now facing attacks in a relatively new area: cyberspace.

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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    The main BIM goal of manufacturers is to deliver accurate, easy-to-use and high-quality content. And for this, simply storing the content in the cloud is not enough. This is what you need to know.

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  • State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The results are in! We surveyed over 1,000 construction professionals in the MEP and field professions to determine the state of construction in North America. Read on to learn more.

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  • The U.S. States with the Highest Paying Construction Jobs

    The U.S. States with the Highest Paying Construction Jobs

    The construction industry is booming across the United States, in line with the state of the economy. But, there’s a big difference in pay for construction pros depending on which state they’re in.

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  • How HVAC LOD Levels Impact Your 3D BIM Model

    How HVAC LOD Levels Impact Your 3D BIM Model

    LOD, or Level of Development, can have a major impact on the size of your HVAC model, as well as the amount of hours and effort needed. Here's how you deal with LOD in a LEAN way.

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  • Using Technology to Handle Jobsite Emergencies

    Using Technology to Handle Jobsite Emergencies

    You can’t always control a jobsite — there will inevitably be circumstances that throw projects for a loop. That’s why it’s important to set several precautions to handle jobsite emergencies.

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  • 3 Costly Effects of Poor Jobsite Access Control

    3 Costly Effects of Poor Jobsite Access Control

    As a safety or security manager responsible for the health of dozens of workers and equipment valued in the thousands, you don’t have an easy job. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult jobs there is

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  • 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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  • Jobsite Access Control: How to Know Who's Really Onsite

    Jobsite Access Control: How to Know Who's Really Onsite

    Safety managers, project managers, engineers, and superintendents know that access control comes down to three seemingly simple factors —  the Three W's of Labor Tracking.

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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.

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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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