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Beam me up, Scotty! Laser Scanning Shapes Construction Models

August 25, 2016 – Over the last decade, virtual design and construction has changed the construction industry drastically, improving our accuracy, efficiency, and quality of work. Laser scanning, though not a new technology, is the latest application to emerge as a game changer for our industry.
Laser scanning captures everything visible on an existing site: every wall, every door, every curb, gutter, and width or height measurement…. Read more

Weathering the Storm: Self-Performing Concrete that Can Withstand the Elements

July 18, 2016 – To self-perform trades well, especially when facing labor shortages across the industry, a contractor must commit to maintaining the highest quality skilled laborers and perfecting the means, methods, and execution of these trades. This focus results in a thorough understanding of every trade and improved control over cost, schedule, and quality on every project.
Self-performing major trades, such as concrete, often benefits projects…. Read more

Accurate Schedules Require Upfront Investment: 5 Best Practices for Developing Reliable Project Timelines

June 10, 2016 – Technology advancements have drastically changed the scheduling process in the last thirty years. The slow, methodical longhand required to create detailed construction schedules has largely been replaced by software that allows us to perform calculations, build illustrations, view data in multiple ways, re-sequence activities and analyze schedule changes in a fraction of the time.
Without doubt, these tools are extremely useful…. Read more

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How Construction Recruiting Strategies are Changing Amid an Evolving Industry

April 18, 2016 – The construction industry is experiencing a fundamental shift as a looming labor shortage is creating fierce competition for workers. In addition, technology is transforming the way projects are designed and delivered, and diversity is becoming an increasingly important focus for the industry, expanding beyond race and gender to include diversity of thought, background, and experience…. Read more

What It’s Like: The Perspective of One Woman in the Construction Industry

March 7, 2016 – It is no secret that the construction industry is male-dominated. Just look around any jobsite in America and you’ll likely find that most of the management and field staff are male. Even on the corporate side, women are typically underrepresented and more often hold administrative positions than operational roles. I am frequently asked what it is like to be a female in the construction industry, so I’m sharing my story…. Read more