General Contractor

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

  • 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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  • How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    Many essential roles in construction don’t physically involve getting your hands dirty. In addition to skilled labor, estimators are becoming harder to find during the labor shortage.

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  • Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    The greenest building isn’t always the latest and greatest, highest-scoring LEED-Platinum award winner; the greenest building is a building that is already built.

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  • This CEO Is Using IoT Technology to Transform the Construction Industry

    This CEO Is Using IoT Technology to Transform the Construction Industry

    IoT can transform industries. Construction, while not leading in adoption, isn’t far behind. IoT technology is moving into the construction of new buildings, their maintenance, and their operation.

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  • Global BIM Standards: Is Your Country Next?

    Global BIM Standards: Is Your Country Next?

    BIM (Building Information Modeling) is becoming the standard amongst major countries. Many now have BIM standards mandating that certain BIM levels are achieved on projects. Is your country listed?

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  • The ELD Mandate Can Save Construction Operators Time and Money

    The ELD Mandate Can Save Construction Operators Time and Money

    A more comprehensive fleet management solution can help construction equipment operators stay compliant with the new ELD mandate. Discover the additional benefits in the way you manage your fleet.

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  • How to Make the Most Out of Your BIM Content

    How to Make the Most Out of Your BIM Content

    What are the different BIM file types and formats available and how can you make the most out of these types of BIM content? Read this post to understand the different types of content.

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  • These Manufacturing Executives Use IoT to Increase Profit and Drive Value for Customers [Interviews]

    These Manufacturing Executives Use IoT to Increase Profit and Drive Value for Customers [Interviews]

    We interviewed Executives from Schneider Electric, ABB, Lutron, and Mestek to find out just how these manufacturing powerhouses are using IoT (Internet of Things) to drive value for their customers.

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  • SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    Humans have been fascinated with Mars for centuries, and today the idea of building on Mars is no longer science fiction. We are crossing the next frontier, uncovering how to build on Mars.

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  • Top 10 Construction Jobs for 2018, Ranked

    Top 10 Construction Jobs for 2018, Ranked

    Skilled construction workers are needed like never before— and with the resource shortage across the globe, there is no better time to consider construction jobs. Here are the top 10 construction jobs

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  • New Horizontal Elevator Will Make You Rethink Megacity Construction

    New Horizontal Elevator Will Make You Rethink Megacity Construction

    A new elevator ditches the ropes, harnesses linear motor technology, and allows multiple cars to move in a single shaft in different directions. It’s changing the way megacities are built.

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  • 2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    The construction industry is in a state of transformation: from flat to fat; from two to three dimensions. 3D models in construction aren't just a thing of the future, they're here to stay.

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  • You’re Burning Money Every Month on Job Submittals

    You’re Burning Money Every Month on Job Submittals

    Most construction firms could save over 70% of the time and money they invest into job submittals by making just a few small changes to the tools and processes they use to put packages together.

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  • Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience planning is one of the most dominant themes in green building and sustainable construction. Is your construction firm prepared in the unfortunate case of a disaster, like flooding?

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