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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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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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Types of Bridges

Bridges, from Sydney Harbor to the Tower Bridge across the Thames to the Golden Gate, connect us and bind us together. They’re gateways to discovery — and the way many of us get to work each day.

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How to Understand Floor Plan Symbols

When you think of a floor plan, the first word that probably comes to mind is “blueprint.” The two are related, but they’re not exactly the same thing. But just what is a floor plan? And what do we need to know about its symbols?

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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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9 Construction Site Safety Fundamentals

Understanding the fundaments of construction site safety is key to preventing injuries and accidents. Use these 9 guidelines to boost safety on-site.

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25 Construction Safety Statistics for 2021

These construction safety statistics outline the costs of workplace accidents and fatalities as well as the benefits of prioritizing safe practices. Learn how practicing safety in the construction workplace can save money, time and lives!

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11 Crane Safety Tips to Prevent Accidents

Before operating a crane, make sure to understand guidelines for proper setup, rigging, and lifting.

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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 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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Construction Technology to Watch in 2021

Construction technology advancements are changing the face of the industry as well as our physical world. Here are 17 of the most exciting advancements to watch.

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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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