Month: February 2016

top OSHA safety violations

Staying Safe: The Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2015

Workplace safety and injury prevention is a consistently vital topic for construction company owners and managers. By studying information provided by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), builders can learn where the top OSHA safety violations occur. At the 2015 National Safety Council Congress & Expo, a national gathering of safety experts, business …

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sustainable features in new homes

Top Sustainable Features in New Homes

As the demographics of new-home buyers shift to younger and more energy-conscious purchasers, builders are recognizing that energy efficiency and sustainability are becoming major considerations in home purchases. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reports that energy efficiency, represented through energy savings and decreases in electricity bills, is a high priority with many new-home …

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work-in-progress reports for construction firms

Boost Profitability with Work-in-Progress Reports for Construction Firms

Staying on top of your billing is one of the most important things you can do for your company’s bottom line and your own peace of mind. Work-in-progress reports for construction firms are designed to provide the financial information you need to monitor your billing and maximize your profits. Keep Your Finances on Track A work-in-progress …

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U.S. apartment construction

Brooklyn Leads the Country in Apartment Construction

An apartment construction boom in the New York borough of Brooklyn is adding thousands of new dwellings to the area’s housing supply, reflecting trends in U.S. apartment construction in metropolitan areas nationwide. More than 6,000 new apartment units are under construction and are expected to be ready by November, 2016, according to analyst Nick Fitzpatrick, …

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technology in the construction industry

Is Paperless Really an Option in the Construction Industry

Paperwork may seem like an inevitable inconvenience, but with the growth of technology in the construction industry, paper documents are becoming less and less necessary. Used wisely, technology can let you break free from the hassle and clutter of paper files. Building Plans Digital plans, such as BIM models and augmented reality, put every part …

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U.S. construction spending

New Report: Construction Spending on the Rise for 2016

Spending on U.S. construction is expected to continue to increase in 2016, though at a slower rate than seen in 2015, according to a new report. Fitch Ratings predicts continued stable growth for construction spending throughout the United States in 2016. The company presented its findings in its 2016 outlook report, cited in an article …

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vision statements for construction companies

How Vision Statements for Construction Companies Boost Success

When individuals decide to start a company in the construction industry, it’s usually for some specific reason. It could be because someone believes they can do a particular type of work better or want the independence that being a business owner brings. However useful these reasons are, companies can help improve their chances of success …

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winter weather impacting construction

Weathering the Winter on Construction Sites

A hardy construction crew may be used to working outdoors in less-than-ideal conditions, but there will almost always be a period of time during which the weather makes it impossible to keep moving forward on a project. Whether it’s snow and ice, extremely cold temperatures, heavy rains, or other weather phenomena, winter weather impacting construction …

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