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Interview With Fieldwire Co-founder & CEO Yves Frinault

Fieldwire is a mobile and web-based field management platform designed to facilitate better collaboration on construction projects. In addition to plan viewing and task scheduling, the app provides the ability to track, record and report on the progress of construction projects as well as any issues that arise. I recently had the opportunity to chat […]

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Construction Has Largest Jobs Gains All Year, Adds 46,000 Jobs In November

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their jobs report today and construction industry had another great month in November. According to the report, the construction industry added 46,000 jobs in November. That was enough to take the top spot for most jobs added in a single month even after having October’s numbers revised up […]

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Construction Spending Continues To Climb, Rises 1.0% In October

October’s seasonally adjusted annual rate of construction spending increased to $1,107.4 billion. This is 13% higher than a year ago when the construction spending estimate was at $979.6 billion in October 2014. This is 1% higher than the revised September estimate of $1,096.6 billion, which was revised up from a preliminary estimate of $1,094.2 billion. […]

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October Architecture Billings Index Shows Continued Growth

Demand for design services remained high in October with an Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score of 53.1. This is down just a bit from September’s score of 53.7, but still indicates a strong increase for design services since all scores above 50 indicate an increase in billings and scores below 50 indicate a decrease. The […]

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Worker Misclassification In The Construction Industry

Worker misclassification is a serious problem in the construction industry that often goes unchecked and unpunished. Penalties for misclassifying employees as independent contractors can be severs, but unfortunately the risk of getting caught has historically been minimal. They payoff for unscrupulous business owners who purposely misclassify workers can be enormous. It’s a classic risk vs. […]

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September Construction Spending Up 14.1% From A Year Ago

The seasonally adjusted annual rate of construction spending increased to $1,094.2 billion in September 2015. This is a 14.1% higher than the September 2014 estimate of $959.2 billion. September’s annual rate is 0.6% higher than the revised August estimate of $1087.5 billion, up from August’s preliminary estimate of $1,086.2 billion. July’s amount was revised back […]

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Some Assembly Required: Building Skyscrapers With Modular Construction

Modular construction has been around for decades and used in a variety of applications such as single-family residences, data centers, schools and hospitals. A number of benefits of modular construction have been cited such as decreased costs, shortened project schedules, reduced waste and safer conditions. With the modules being constructed inside a factory it eliminates […]

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Top 10 OSHA Violations Cited For The Construction Industry

  We’ve compiled our Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry for the 2015 fiscal year. OSHA publishes their own list each year, but it covers all standard violations and for all industries. Our list is geared toward the most cited Federal OSHA standards for the construction industry using the North […]

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Supertall & Sustainable: Building Greener Skyscrapers

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, there are nearly 140 supertall skyscrapers, buildings that are 984 ft. or taller, currently under construction. With the proliferation of supertall structures going up over the next five years, the question needs to be asked, ‘How green and sustainable can these skyscrapers be?’ The Shanghai […]