Month: June 2015

construction equipment

How can I Keep Construction Equipment Cool This Summer?

Working in the excess heat of a summer day can be a significant danger for your employment and construction crews. However, an overheated work environment can also be a potential problem for your costly and hard-to-replace construction equipment. If your work equipment gets too hot, malfunctions, breakdowns, and serious damage to engines and other important …

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Hot-Weather Safety Tips for Your Summer Construction Projects

Working outside in the heat of summer can pose some significant health risks to construction crews and laborers. Even seasoned professionals can feel the effects of the heat when temperatures get high enough. Here are some hot-weather safety tips for construction workers and managers that will help reduce the chance of heat-related injuries during summer …

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How Big Data is Transforming Construction Businesses

  In many business sectors, big data exists as a way to collect and analyze vast amounts of relevant data and then apply those results to solving business problems. Locating new areas for expansion, finding overlooked areas where costs could be trimmed, and forecasting revenue and profits are a few of the ways big data …

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5 Ways You can Generate Leads Through Contractor Marketing

The construction industry shares at least one thing in common with every other business segment: a steady stream of leads and new customers is essential to sustaining and expanding a company. Here are five contractor marketing tips to generate leads that can help you find more customers and increase revenues and profits: Capture attention: Whatever media …

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How Your Builders can Build Stronger, More Sustainable Homes

Along with energy efficiency, the strength and stability of a new home are among its most important characteristics. A sturdy, well-built home lasts longer without the need for substantial repairs or renovations. It also offers a more sustainable structure that can reduce the overall demand for building materials and energy. The following is a brief …

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How Contractors are Embracing Solar Energy Nationwide

Interest in solar energy continues to grow throughout the United States, and in response, many contractors are making solar power systems available in their design and construction projects. Advances in solar equipment and the positive response to this efficient and sustainable energy source show how contractors can use solar energy to improve business while providing …

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Paternon, New Jersey Contractors Protest the Handling of Building Permits

Construction workers and contractors in a New Jersey town clashed with police and municipal authorities in an April protest against delays and denials in building permit processing in New Jersey. The protests occurred in Paterson in response to what the protestors considered extreme slowness in processing and issuing building permits for new projects, reported Ed …

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How the Construction Industry can Recruit and Train Modern Workers

The good news is that recent trends indicate a marked increase in construction employment across the country as the construction industry recovers and more projects begin. The bad news, however, is that there is a shortage of qualified workers to fill all the required positions created by this expansion of construction business. Industry sources suggest …

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Our New Features Help You Stay in Touch With the Latest Construction Leads

Construction Monitor has introduced two new features that help construction professionals find new business. Whether looking for construction leads in Cedar City or elsewhere, we can help you locate the industry resources that can help you expand your business. Improved Weekly Edition Archives Improvements in Construction Monitor’s Weekly Edition Archives have made it easier for users …

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Get Smart: Why Construction Professionals Use Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is a relatively recent digital technology that promises to dramatically reduce project costs, slash waste, improve scheduling, and allow construction professionals to accomplish their goals in less time. Here is a brief introduction to the use of building information in the construction industry: Building Information Overload Construction projects are governed …

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