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How Technology Will Disrupt The Construction Industry

“Disrupt” is a word that is often thought of negatively.  After all, if you discover that the electricity’s been “disrupted” at home, that doesn’t mean all those appliances are blinking in joy because you’ve gotten a free upgrade. But disrupt…

Importance Of Keeping Proper Documentation In Case Of Litigation

No one wants to be the subject of a lawsuit.  And yet, there’s no denying that we live in a litigation-crazed society. Even children will jokingly shout, “We’ll sue!” if they can’t have their way.Certainly, no one in the construction…

5 Green Building Practices For Construction Companies

There has been much written in recent years about “green living”, and with good reason. As wonderful as Planet Earth is, it’s also very vulnerable. In order to keep doing business upon it, business from this point forward has to…

Top 5 Residential Contractors In The US

We’re at the time of year when tribute is paid to the current leaders in an industry, be it best actors or bestselling books. The construction industry is no different, and below are the nation’s five leading residential construction companies.…

Construction Spending Expected To Rise In 2015

Dodge Data and Analytics, the construction industry’s information and forecasting “bible” released a November 6th report with an encouraging picture. This construction industry report, known as The Dodge Construction Outlook 2015, predicts that construction projects will increase by nine percent…

The Impact Of Mobile Technology In Construction

When one thinks of the tools of the construction industry, one thinks of well, tools. Girders. Scaffolding. Welding torches. Smartphones. Tablets. What? These digital devices are tools? Yes they are, and increasingly, they are essential to the health of successful…

Keeping A Safe Construction Jobsite

As they say, “Accidents happen.” Unfortunately, an awful lot of them seem to befall us at work. This doesn’t mean that employees should call in sick and hide under their beds. On the contrary, over the last decade, incidents of…

2014 Construction Year In Review

Every industry has good years and bad. So what type was 2014 for the construction industry? Looking at the big picture, the construction industry overview was a good one internationally, with global construction projects increasing by 72% over the last…

5 Ways To Keep Good Client Relations During Construction Work

Your bid was chosen, all contracts have been signed, and you’re all set, right? After all, if the job comes in on time and budget, and the final product is quality work, the client certainly should have no complaints about…

5 Best Apps for Construction Contractors

From the abacus to the typewriter, from the calculator to the laser printer, office equipment has been invaluable throughout the ages in the constructor industry. The latest innovation that has enhanced the lives of construction firm employees everywhere, from secretaries…

Construction Employment Continues To Grow

Is now the time to encourage someone to seek employment in the construction industry? When the Great Recession arrived back in 2009, all cards were off the table. Not only did private residential and commercial projects slow down or halt, government contractual…

Construction Industry Booming in New York City

That line “Top of the heap” from the classic song New York, New York probably isn’t referring to its construction projects. But then again, why not? After all, the Big Apple generally leads the rest of the nation in the…