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January 4, 2016

It's important for contractors to pick their risk allocation battles wisely when negotiating contracts, writes John Kofron. "Savvy owners tend to want risk allocated to the person best able to prevent it," writes Kofron. "They can consider the limit of liability clause a deal breaker. Focus on dealing only with risks that are not caused by the construction company and therefore cannot be managed by the company." The Construction Executive Blog

January 4, 2016

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling.

November 18, 2015

The construction off-season is prime time for many of those tasks that may have piled up when things were busier. Ron Roberts lays out a list of priorities that fall under the general headings of increasing marketing and sales, adjusting your production management expectations based on job costs and making your
 team even better.

 ForConstructionPros.com

November 18, 2015

How should you contract, manage and execute BIM most effectively on a project based on current BIM practices? ConsensusDocs is about to release a comprehensively updated standard BIM contract document based on today's evolving practices, terminology and knowledge. This webinar will provide best practices regarding reliance on the model and executing a BIM Execution Plan. Register now.

November 18, 2015

How should you contract, manage and execute BIM most effectively on a project based on current BIM practices? ConsensusDocs is about to release a comprehensively updated standard BIM contract document based on today's evolving practices, terminology and knowledge. This webinar will provide best practices regarding reliance on the model and executing a BIM Execution Plan. Register now.

November 4, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says a contractor and subcontractor working on a commercial roof in Chicago should have carried out an asbestos exposure assessment and provided training and a respiratory protection program for their workers, among other things. The two have been fined for a total of 20 serious violations of OSHA rules. 

November 4, 2015

Trends in the construction industry toward team decision-making, risk avoidance, tailored work and use of third-party experts are changing the demands on firms' consultant-salespeople. This article explains how to respond and adjust, beginning with a solid understanding of the customer's business model. 

November 4, 2015

Those in the market for industrial and commercial construction safety-related business services can now easily find providers through an online resource. The Safety Training Exchange from Atlanta's All Trained offers a website and mobile application that allows users to find the training they need and schedule it.

November 4, 2015

After several difficult post-recession years, revenue reported for 2014 in this year's ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors list reached $93.2 billion, a record that tops the pre-recession level of $87.07 billion. Looking ahead, many firms project the market will stay strong for at least another 12 months. Read the full article: Engineering News-Record.

November 4, 2015

AGC urged commercial construction firms across the country to act on 13 specific steps to further improve workplace safety. The new safety measures were needed to address a growing influx of new and inexperienced workers that is contributing to an increase in the number of construction fatalities. The recommendations are based on an in-depth analysis of effective safety programs the association performed as part of its Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards.

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