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How to Keep Cool on the JobsiteOpen in a New Window

Temporary cooling solutions such as cooling towers, chillers and air conditioners allow construction companies to prevent project delays, increase worker safety and improve their balance sheet by avoiding high-cost capital expenditure commitments on short- to mid-term duration needs. 

 

Materials Specification: An Overlooked Safety MeasureOpen in a New Window

Mass timber systems allow for safe construction sites for several reasons: the ability to prefabricate large panels offsite, leading to reduced construction duration and easier erection; an installation that does not require the use of a ladder; and the “dry process,” which allows construction to move forward during poor weather. 

 

D.C. Appeals Court Rejects Davis-Bacon Expansion on Private ProjectOpen in a New Window

Affirming a U.S. District Court ruling from 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a decision that stops an unprecedented expansion of the Davis-Bacon Act onto the CityCenterDC project on the grounds that the District of Columbia was not a party to the construction contracts and that the project is not a “public work” because it is not publicly funded or government-owned or government-operated. 

 

Severe Driving Incidents in Construction Exceed National AverageOpen in a New Window

The heavy construction and engineering industry recorded the second most severe driving incidents for service-based vehicles—29 percent above the national average of 2.5 severe driving incidents per every 1,000 miles driven.

 

When Hotel Brand Standards Collide With Good PracticeOpen in a New Window

Unsuspecting hotel design and construction teams need to heed the warning: Rigid adherence to brand design and construction standards without factoring in specific regional and climatic conditions can result in significant mold and moisture issues in new hotel construction.

 

Safety: A Near-Perfect Alignment Between Doing the Right Thing and Enhancing ProfitabilityOpen in a New Window

Firms with better safety records are less exposed to lawsuits and claims for workers’ compensation. Trained workers are more likely to stay on the job. Better safety means fewer expenses to repair damaged equipment and reputation. And, safe companies eliminate the costs of investigation, potential workplace interruptions and impacts on morale.  

 

Building a Positive Cash Flow FloorplanOpen in a New Window

Building a cash flow system from the ground up starts by following a management floorplan. The biggest challenge is not aligning the core principals, but rather keeping up with these recommendations over time. Setting up a strong system will benefit the business in the long and short term.

 

The Best Kept Secret for Financing Construction ProjectsOpen in a New Window

Most companies face the question of how to best meet the need for long-term financing for capital projects. As it turns out, owners—often along with their contractor partners—can utilize bond financing for land acquisition, construction and even equipping a wide range of improvements.

 

A Big Week for Engagement and AdvocacyOpen in a New Window

ABC's Legislative Week, June 20-24 in Washington, D.C., is extremely important this year as the association works to keep a merit shop-friendly congressional majority and elect a president who will protect contractors from burdensome regulations. 

 

Dispute Review Boards: An ADR Technique That WorksOpen in a New Window

The use of dispute review boards serves to minimize the acrimony that occurs through more conventional dispute resolution. It should be considered for major construction projects, beyond public-private partnerships and infrastructure. 

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