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 CHOOSING THE RIGHT 01There are ways to choose the right concrete product.   

By Mike Boenisch

When it comes to home improvement projects, it is important to make sure that you, as the contractor, are using the correct material to ensure that not only you are happy with your work but that the clients are happy with the final product. Due to its economic benefits, concrete has become an extremely common product used in both residential and commercial projects. It also offers a lot of benefits for clients and contractors alike – it is long-lasting, requires little maintenance and is extremely durable. 

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 ARBITRATION 01It is debatable which is the best “binding agent” for your disputes.   

By Jeremy P. Brummond

No contractor wants to think about disputes. But chances are, at some point in a contractor’s work history, a dispute will arise. “Dispute resolution” provisions in the contract are often not the subject of heavy negotiation, but these provisions can become very important when the parties get involved in a dispute. 

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 SAFETY TRAINING 02Construction firms must ensure safety strategies are in place.   

By Ryan Scannell

The construction industry is skyrocketing. In fact, FMI Corporation predicts that total engineering construction spending in 2018 will increase by 7 percent, nearly double the 4 percent rise seen in 2017. Yet despite this uptick, the worker shortage within the construction industry continues to be a big issue nationwide – with insufficient labor available compared with work that needs to be done.

 TRIAX 01Construction enters the digital age with no signs of slowing down.   

By Chad Hollingsworth 

After decades of lagging digitization, the construction industry has entered a bold new era. Four forces – a skilled labor shortage, changing workforce demographics, increased demand, and an infusion of investment and innovative technologies –are driving its digital transformation. This newfound digitization will continue to change the image of the jobsite as we know it, helping to make it safer and more productive to meet the growing infrastructure needs of the future. 

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 TOWER CRANE RESCUE 01Tower crane rescues are a race against the clock.   

By Brent Wise

A tower crane operator has an enviable job: a good salary, a breathtaking view and a climate-controlled working space. But, isolation in a cab, hundreds of feet in the air, is also fraught with danger: If an operator loses consciousness or needs medical assistance, someone needs to get him or her down to the ground, fast.

 RIGHT TO REPAIR 01There is confusion with California’s Right to Repair Act.   

By Michael S. Eisenbaum

California’s Right to Repair Act, as set forth in California Civil Code sections 895 through 945.5, essentially became operative for residential construction purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2013. Since its implementation, there has apparently been some confusion as to the scope of application of the Act. The following are two significant areas where the Act has caused uncertainty in its application, one of which was recently addressed by the Appellate Courts, and one which was not yet been addressed or clarified:

 RIGHT TO REPAIR 01There is confusion with California’s Right to Repair Act.   

By Michael S. Eisenbaum

California’s Right to Repair Act, as set forth in California Civil Code sections 895 through 945.5, essentially became operative for residential construction purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2013. Since its implementation, there has apparently been some confusion as to the scope of application of the Act. The following are two significant areas where the Act has caused uncertainty in its application, one of which was recently addressed by the Appellate Courts, and one which was not yet been addressed or clarified:

 ORION LABS 01Voice tech is key to a connected job site.   

By Jesse Robbins

Workers in labor-intensive industries, like engineering and construction, face a unique set of challenges on the job. They need the right tools to stay productive, safe and connected, without disrupting their daily workflows. Today, cost-effective tools, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, wearables and software are coming to market, and they are enabling job sites to function more efficiently and optimize the use of resources.

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