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Change Orders for Construction Explained

Change orders are updates to a project’s original scope in a construction contract, which is important because of the dynamic nature of construction projects.

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What Is an RFI? (Free Templates)

Learn how a request for information (RFI) helps clarify plans, designs and specifications during construction.

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Construction Punch List [Free Downloadable Template]

Struggling to figure out if you finished everything on that construction job? A construction punch list will take any guesswork out of the job.

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How to Dispose of Concrete Properly

The majority of all C&D waste is concrete. This guide highlights the ways you can safely dispose of your leftover concrete after a project.

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12 Best Cities for Construction Jobs in 2021

If you’re looking to start a career in construction, you’ll appreciate our round-up of 12 of the best cities for construction jobs in 2021.

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23 Construction Waste Statistics & Tips to Reduce Landfill Debris

The construction industry is only second to manufacturing in waste generation. These construction waste statistics tell a story of tremendous strides made in the march toward sustainability.

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How to Choose the Right Telescopic Boom Lift Height

The right height of telescopic boom lift is essential for the safety and efficiency of your workers. The following are some factors you should consider to choose the best boom lift for your company.

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When and How to Use a Mini Excavator

It’s important to understand the differences between compact and standard excavation machines. Mini excavators offer some benefits compared to regular excavators that make them better suited to certain jobs. Standard excavators are also useful machines in their right. You need to make your choice depending on the job at hand.

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Single vs. Double Drum Roller: When to Use Each

Do you need to prep some ground for a large project? You may need to smooth uneven land before breaking ground. You also might flatten soil or asphalt. Whatever the job, you should use a drum roller. This machine comes in two forms, and you just need to pick the right one. Here’s a guide on when to use single or double drum rollers.

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Generator Maintenance Checklist

Keep your generator running smoothly with weekly, monthly, and annual maintenance tasks on the printable PDF of our generator maintenance checklist.

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Construction Dumpster Sizes: What To Get For Your Site

Our guide covers the different sizes of dumpsters, what each is used for, and the types you’ll want for your cleanup needs.

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How Much It Costs To Rent a Crane

Crane rental prices depend on the type of crane, duration of rental and availability of equipment.

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8 Stretches for Construction Workers to Lower Risk of Injury

One simple and cost effective way to minimize bodily injury before physically demanding construction work, is to stretch. Done correctly, stretching can improve circulation, flexibility, and improve your physical performance while on the job. Read on or skip to our infographic as we outline 8 simple stretches for construction workers to help minimize risk of injury.

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How to Prevent Noise Pollution in Construction

Noise pollution can have a negative effect on millions of people every day. These 8 tips will help you reduce sound on a worksite and lessen the impact of noise on workers and the community.

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How To Write A Construction Safety Plan

Crafting a thorough construction safety plan is essential in ensuring the safety of everyone. Here are some tips and a template to get started.

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Women in STEM Statistics to Inspire Future Leaders

Women make up half of the total workforce, but they represent much less of the workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields.

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Survey: Trade School Perception Improves During Pandemic

We surveyed 1,500 Americans and found that opinions about trade school are changing favorably due to the pandemic.

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The 10 Best Construction Jobs For Your Career

the 10 best construction jobs include construction management, elevator installer, electrician, plumber, sheet metal worker, carpenter, equipment operator, mason. glazier and photo installer.

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What is Building Automation? 4 Environmental Benefits

Building automation regulates systems like HVAC, electrical and security, and controls them from one central hub to improve a building’s efficiency.

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What is BIM? Building Information Modeling Explained

Building information modeling (BIM) is a software tool used in construction that allows architects, engineers and contractors to collaborate on a structure’s design in real-time.

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Teaching Construction With Minecraft

Teaching with Minecraft is an effective way to get kids to enjoy learning about the construction industry, from planning to building to demolition.

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How Climate Change Is Affecting Construction Jobs

Find out how combating climate change is affecting the construction job outlook.

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The Science of Hurricane-Proof Buildings

Hurricanes cause immense destruction to our communities. We cover the science and technology of hurricane-proof buildings and how structures are built to resist winds, floods, and debris.

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Rebuilding After a Disaster: Do You Stay or Leave?

Once a hurricane, wildfire, tornado, flood, or earthquake has passed, there’s one main decision many people have to make: After losing everything in a disaster, do you rebuild in the same area or pack up and head somewhere safer? Here are some major factors to consider when trying to answer such a question.

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