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Steel Frame Buildings Can Now Achieve an Effective R-34

Posted: September 8, 2016 | Project Management

Steel-frame buildings are known for their aesthetic design flexibility. However, most steel buildings are challenged to provide enough space for typical batt-type roof insulation. Varco Pruden, in conjunction with parent company BlueScope Buildings North America, have developed a unique new product for optimizing energy efficiency on steel-framed metal buildings, using standard roll insulation.

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How You Can Cut Your Bid Management Time in Half

Posted: August 17, 2016 | Project Management

If it takes you more than 10-15 minutes to send out a Bid Invitation or more than 5 minutes to send out an Addendum Notice, then you’re letting valuable estimating time slip away. Don’t be the last one to use those manual methods of email, fax and spreadsheets. There are affordable bid invitation software programs that can save you countless hours and streamline your pre-construction bid management process. Here are just a few ways that they can save you time.

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Determining Construction Productivity

Posted: August 3, 2016 | Project Management

Productivity is an important measurement to understand, because labor represents a significant portion of construction costs, and there are many factors working against a productive workforce.

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Four of the Most Important Safety Regulations Every General Contractor Needs to Know:

Posted: May 17, 2016 | Project Management

Many general contractors view some of the rules and guidelines set forth by government agencies, like OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as overly constricting, if not downright ridiculous. However, knowing these four rules can help you stay out of trouble as well as develop a safer work environment. 

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Project Risk Management Primer

Posted: May 11, 2016 | Project Management

The term “risk management” can sound downright intimidating to construction project members. But, in fact, most important risk management activities occur at the project level. The project level is where money is made when operations are properly managed. It is also where losses to the bottom line develop if risks are not successfully controlled. This article offers a list of best practices for jobsite staff to follow for the successful implementation of project risk management.

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