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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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Construction Estimate Template (Free Downloadable PDF, DOC, EXCEL)

Download our construction estimate template to help create the most accurate estimate for your project.

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Lean Construction: Principles Shaping the Future of Construction

As environmental regulations change and building materials evolve, going lean could mean setting yourself up for industry success by creating a culture built around innovation and efficiency. Resource scarcity continues to shape construction trends and influence how the industry might change in the coming decade.

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Ten Construction Industry Trends To Watch For In 2021

As the industry evolves, it’s important to stay ahead. We cover eleven important construction industry trends to help your business stay competitive in 2021.

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Women in Construction: The State of the Industry in 2021

Although they make up only 10% of the construction workforce, women are steadily rising through the ranks and becoming leaders in the industry. Learn about the current state of women in construction and the women who are breaking glass ceilings.

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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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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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How Do Construction Cranes Work?

Tower cranes involve a complex array of parts that function together to make massive lifting jobs relatively simple.

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World’s Biggest and Strongest Cranes

The world is filled with amazing cranes, but the biggest and strongest among them are incredibly impressive pieces of equipment.

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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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Crane Hand Signals to Know for a Safe Construction Site

Learn the essential crane hand signals that everyone working on a construction site should know.

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7 Science-Backed Ways to Stay Safe While Working in the Cold

Workers exposed to cold weather conditions are at greater risk of injuries brought on by cold stress. Keep yourself protected with these safety tips.

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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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8 Construction Certifications That Will Enhance Your Career

Find out what types of construction certifications exist, how much they cost, and how long they take to complete.

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5 Amazing Underwater Structures: How Underwater Construction Works

Building underwater is a monumental undertaking, but some incredible buildings and infrastructure exist due to underwater construction techniques.

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6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

Learn more about the latest trends in construction wearable technology, including smart boots, hard hats, and watches.

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The “Very Not Boring” History of Plumbing

The developments that led to the modern plumbing system haven’t always been effective or simple. It’s taken thousands of years to innovate, refine, and perfect the process, and improvements are still being made. Here’s a look at the history of plumbing and how this complicated system has gotten to where it is today.

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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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