Legislative Update - August 2019
Preparing for Fall SessionNow that the state operating budget has been passed and signed, the legislature will focus on a myriad of issues when they return for fall session. Although the Senate has a couple of August dates on its calendar, both the Senate and House of Representatives have a full agenda of committees and session...
Off-Site Building Is 'Ripe' For AI. But Are These The Robots You're Looking For?
Article by Dean Boerner, Bisnow San Francisco Reporter
If a lack of innovation is to blame for stagnating U.S. construction productivity over the last half-century, off-site builders — and some of their AI partners — think they may have the solution.
Around the country, prefabrication companies...
Online Retailers are Transforming Warehouse Construction
By Construction Dive's, Jenn Goodman
This article is ...looking at how online retailing has changed warehouse construction.
As e-commerce has soared in popularity, U.S. warehouses have evolved to meet the needs of online retailers, transforming from basic storerooms into automated, material-handling nerve centers....
How to Build a Line of Lasting Leadership at Your Company
by Elizabeth Manning, Construction Business Owners
From apprentice to journeyman carpenter to project manager, all the way to president and owner of a construction company. It’s the kind of story that makes working in an industry like construction worth the potential challenges—one where a graduate degree or connections...
Where Contractors Are Most Likely to Exceed the Budget
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
Budget structures vary by the type of construction a contractor performs. For example, subcontractors typically have a significant amount of their costs allocated to direct labor and materials while general contractors’ budgets are likely to have more subcontracted work on their books.
Drones: OSHA’s Newest Inspection Tool
By Megan E. Baroni and Jonathan H. Schaefer, Construction Executive
It is not uncommon to see drones flying overhead in public spaces. However, the increasing presence of drones over worksites could cause employers across the country to be concerned—especially if an OSHA inspector is operating the drone. Inspections involving the...
Keep Up With the Demands of Construction Business Seasonality
By Ben Gold, Construction Executive
Few other industries go through seasonal rises and falls on the same level as the construction sector. It isn't safe for contractors to send their employees out in rain, snow, hail or other unruly weather. This isn't as much of an issue in regions with temperate climates year-round, like...
4 Myths About Propane in Construction
By Jeremy Wishart, Construction Business Owner
Propane has long been used as a reliable, efficient fuel for jobsite heaters, lights and portable generators. The fuel is widely available across the United States and is often used by equipment dealers and rental companies.
However, despite propane’s established reputation,...
ACE Builds Wins at 2019 AIA's Sand Fest!
The ACE Builds team (led by Susie Chaplin) took home the first place trophy on Saturday, August 3 at AIA's 2019 Sand Fest competition. The team competed in what the judges called the most competitive and difficult category. The team got inspiration for the sculpture from popular Avengers movies and named the sculpture 'Sand...