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  • 5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    If you work with CAD day in and day out, you might think you know it backwards and forwards. But it’s a remarkable, almost miraculous tool we have access to. Here are 5 things you should know.

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  • Top 10 Revit Tips for MEP Designers and Detailers

    Top 10 Revit Tips for MEP Designers and Detailers

    This free guide provides the top 10 tips that MEP designers and detailers need to master the Revit platform like a pro. Expand your design knowledge today.

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  • Construction Appreciation Week 2018

    Construction Appreciation Week 2018

    Construction workers from JE Dunn have been building a 125,000 square foot, four-story office building for Trimble. Office employees said thanks during Construction Appreciation Week 2018.

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  • How to Save 87.5% on Every Layout Point

    How to Save 87.5% on Every Layout Point

    If you're a layout technician, you might be doing layout the old fashioned or manual way. This could mean losing time, money, and valuable resources.

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  • Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Speed and distraction contribute to fatal crashes in construction, often because drivers don’t know they’re coming upon a construction zone and must modify their driving.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Here's How Expert Estimators Win More Bids

    Here's How Expert Estimators Win More Bids

    Estimators personally create more than 100 estimates a year, and most win just less than 25%. Here are 3 tips for winning bids.

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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 to Escape the Resource Crunch

    How to Escape the Resource Crunch

    As a project manager, finding the right workers for the right job is one of your most important tasks. But this isn't easy. Here's how you can fight the resource crunch.

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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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  • 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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  • What is OSHA 10?

    What is OSHA 10?

    For anyone who has ever worked around large machinery, familiarity with OSHA standards isn’t just commonplace— it’s a requirement. So how do you prove you're compliant? That’s where OSHA 10 comes in.

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  • You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    You Should Be Training Your Estimators - Here's Why

    In the construction industry, it’s important to provide training and professional development opportunities for your estimators. Here’s why.

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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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  • Construction Workers Respond to the Women's #MeToo Movement [VIDEO]

    Construction Workers Respond to the Women's #MeToo Movement [VIDEO]

    Females are still a minority in the workforce and, rightly or wrongly, construction has a reputation for being biased. Vice interviewed construction workers to learn about bias our industry.

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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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  • 5 Ways to Find BIM and CAD Training

    5 Ways to Find BIM and CAD Training

    The construction industry has seen a significant shift in tech over the last ten years. BIM and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology is now used every day. So how do you find BIM and CAD training?

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  • Ancient Architecture and the Human Need to Construct

    Ancient Architecture and the Human Need to Construct

    Humans have been building homes and structures for centuries. Ancient buildings give us hints into cultural and religious motives of those who built before us. So, is it in our nature to construct?

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