Tag: construction industry

Projects We Love: Hurricane Harvey Cleanup

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The devastation caused when Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast on August 25 was staggering. More than one million people were displaced and roughly 200,000 homes were damaged in a 300-mile span. The cleanup and recovery will be a long one for the region, but within a few months, contractors working for the Texas Department… Read more »

Projects We Love: Independence Hall Visitor Center

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The front door of one of the most historical sites in the country is undergoing a major renovation. The Independence Visitor Center, in Philadelphia, welcomes millions of people from around the country and around the world who want to see where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed.

Projects We Love: Tampa International Airport Expansion

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Tampa International Airport (TIA) is nearly finished with the first phase of its roughly $2.3 billion expansion. The first phase has included the construction of one of the largest car rental facilities in the country (2.6 million square feet), and a 1.4 mile people mover track, plus renovations to each of the four existing airsides… Read more »

Simple Steps to Prevent Your Construction Business from Being Hacked

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If you own a construction company, you might feel pretty safe from hackers. Your company may not have a website, physical office location or a big staff. But unless you operate on a paper-only basis, you could be susceptible to hackers who want to exploit information and steal dollars from you, your company, employees, and… Read more »

Protect Your Business from a Natural Disaster

A natural disaster can put your whole life at risk. For business owners, there is even more to worry about and prepare for. A natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey in Houston, or the recent wildfires of California can lay ruin to your company.

5 Reasons You’re Not Landing the Big Construction Jobs

Commercial construction bidding can be a stressful and frustrating process. It takes time, energy, and doesn’t always pan out in your favor. But, sitting out the race also means turning your back on tremendous growth opportunities. Here are some common mistakes contractors should avoid when bidding on new projects.

7 Ways to Win More Government Contracts

Government contracts can be incredibly lucrative for commercial construction contractors. From public schools to county courthouses, to airports and interstates, there is a constant stream of well-paying contracts up for grabs with a near-guarantee of payment for your work.

Construction Management Apps That Streamline Your Business

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Are you still walking around a job site with a clipboard and several coffee-stained checklists? Or dealing with fax machines and frantically rushing to the office to print out documents? Good news! The answer to increasing your productivity is right in your pocket.

Advancements in Construction Safety

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Construction can be a dangerous career. Thousands of people are injured every year, a result of many factors like careless drivers, poor training, or inadequate safety policies. But the industry is working hard to correct many of these problems with new technology and best practices.