Month: October 2020

Which Businesses Can Benefit From Building Permits?

At Construction Monitor, we collect information from building permits issued throughout the country. We then analyze and compile that information to provide our clients with useful data that they can use to make smarter marketing decisions. Our clients can see which contractors claim the most business in a certain area. They can see which neighborhoods have the …

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Construction Trends to Drive Infrastructure Development

Annually, the U.S. spends around $450 billion on infrastructure, only 2.3% of U.S GDP, far below the 5% of European countries’ GDPs. The U.S. needs over $2 trillion of infrastructure investment by 2030 just to keep pace with the country’s economic activity.–Kate Gasparro COVID-19 has dominated our attention for an entire year. It gave us previously unheard-of challenges …

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Construction Workforce Management: Digitization

There’s no company in any industry that has succeeded without spreadsheets. Let’s briefly pause to say, “Bless you, Excel. You’ve served us well.” But spreadsheets are not the answer to construction workforce management. As working-at-home and the need for social distancing continues into 4Q 2020, digitizing construction workforce management is even more necessary. Say goodbye to your …

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Construction Contractors and Business Relationship-Building

There are exceptions to every rule but many believe there are innate differences between most men and most women. One pandemic-quarantined man bemoaned, “If I have to talk about my feelings with my wife one more time, I may kill myself.” Construction contractors are diverse men and women of every cultural and educational background but …

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Exoskeletons Address 4 Construction Industry Pain Points

One in every 10 construction workers is injured annually…construction sees non-fatal injury rates that are 71% higher than any other industry. –How Powered Exoskeletons Can Alleviate… Labor shortages and injuries have hit our industry hard in 2020. While many companies are just getting powered-up using software solutions that save time and money, others are looking at …

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Modern Construction Projects and Futuristic Materials

We have more materials choices for modern construction projects. And we’re developing better options for strength and longevity. It’s an exciting time! Durability is the ability to last a long time without significant deterioration. A durable material helps the environment by conserving resources and reducing wastes and the environmental impacts of repair and replacement. –Portland Cement …

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Construction Cost Management: The Challenges are Real

In 2015, KPMG revealed only 31% of construction projects came within 10 percent of the budget. Five years ago may seem like another lifetime, but it’s not. With pandemic-related cutbacks, the challenges of construction cost management loom larger than life. Post-Pandemic Construction Cost Management Rather than cut back, consider how to move forward.–Steve Coughran, business strategy …

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The Future of Commercial Construction Materials

Commercial construction roadwork on I-35 in Texas began in 1960. In 2020, when a newspaper printed an article: “Construction nears completion on I-35,” it became the latest of a long history of jokes among Texans about the I-35 commercial construction project. Considering most concrete and asphalt roads begin needing repair after 20 years of use, I-35 construction crews …

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