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Free ConsensusDocs Webinars on IPD Contracting and Contract Management in the Cloud

Learn how to contractually effectuate Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and lean tools in a free webinar from ABC business partner ConsensusDocs titled The State of the Art in IPD Contracting: The New ConsensusDocs 300 and How to Contract for IPD & Lean. Contracts that match your intentions of actually encouraging collaboration and communication are more likely to achieve success. Much has been learned and refined during the past five years, and ConsensusDocs just released an entirely updated standard IPD agreement and new IPD Joining Agreement. You will hear from some of the lead drafters of the new ConsensusDocs 300 IPD Agreement and 396 Joining agreement. The webinar will be held Feb. 24, 2016, 3:30-5:00 p.m. EST. READ MORE

New Drone Registration Requirements

Under new rules, effective Dec. 21, 2015 the Federal Aviation Administration is requiring anyone who buys a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is more than .55 lbs and less than 55 lbs to register it before it is flown outside. Registration of the UAS can be done through the online registry for a fee of $5; the registration is valid for three years. Individuals who previously owned and operated a UAS have until Feb. 19, 2016 to register. 
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Flooring Contractor Brings Entire Organization Together Using Single Solution for Accounting & Project Management

Nevada Gypsum Floors, Inc. is a locally owned and operated ABC member company that specializes in floor underlayment, floor leveling, floor toppings, concrete repair, resurfacing and sealing, sound control floor systems, and leveling new and old concrete, hard rock concrete, waterproofing deck systems, cellular lightweight concrete, roof insulating concrete, geo-technical engineered fills (geo-fill), and mortar beds.

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Weighing in on Commercial Drone Rulemaking

ABC submitted comments April 24 to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the proposed rule for the operation and certification of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones. ABC offered its input on how the proposal will affect the construction industry’s ability to use drones on project sites. 
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How BIM Can Create a Safer Jobsite

In the construction industry, safety should be the number one priority on every jobsite and with the increased use of new technology such as BIM, the industry is finding ways to not only reduce onsite injuries, but to reduce the overall construction schedule at the same time. 
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Viewpoint Releases Tool-Sharing and Tracking App

With Viewpoint’s new app, ShareMyToolbox, users can track their tools and loan or borrow tools instead of going out and buying your own by making connections with friends, family and co-workers through the app. The app is free and available on Apple devices. 
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Reducing Uncertainty and Improving Performance with BIM

In a recent report, McGraw Hill Construction discusses the top causes of uncertainty in construction projects and their effects on the schedule and cost of the projects. Once the top causes were identified, the report dives into ways an entire team from the owner to the architects and the contractors can improve performance.
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