Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 2:24 PM By Jeff Leieritz
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.
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 1:39 PM By Jeff Leieritz
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.
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:48 PM By Jeff Leieritz
Everyone has smartphones and tablets on the jobsite. But are you using the cameras on these devices as a competitive advantage? Most contractors are taking photographs on the job. But the experienced ones are using software which documents not only when the pictures were taken, but uses the GPS capabilities of the device to store the exact location as well. And the best contractors can pull up drawings on their tablet and see pins dropped automatically on the plans, showing where the pictures were taken. This type of progressive visual documentation can be invaluable not only to the owner, but to the contractor as well. During later phases of construction, say after the sheetrock has been installed, these photos allow the crews to know the exact location of systems no longer visible.
Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:02 AM By Donna Puglisi
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.
Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 12:42 PM By Donna Puglisi
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.
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:02 PM By Donna Puglisi
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.
Posted on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:58 PM By Donna Puglisi
In an article written by ABC’s Strategic Partner Viewpoint, Mobile Product Manager Bryan Fangipane, addresses how using mobile technology on the jobsite can increase productivity and ease communication. The article also examines certain ways advanced technology can ultimately save you money.
Posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 9:25 AM By Donna Puglisi
Through Project Virtual, a collaborative effort between ABC and Synergis Engineering Design Solutions to deliver affordable and effective BIM training and solutions, ABC members have access to two free webinars covering new services offered by Autodesk and tips on increasing productivity with AutoCAD.
Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9:04 AM By Donna Puglisi
Beginning Feb. 1, 2015, 2009-2014 Autodesk licenses will no longer have the option to be upgraded and new licenses will have to be purchased in the future at full price. Through Autodesk’s new promotion, companies who currently have 2009-2014 licenses can save 10% off of the upgrade price until Oct. 24.
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 3:27 PM By Donna Puglisi
If your company isn’t using BIM, you’re already behind. Half of the industry and half of contractors use BIM in some capacity, according to a McGraw-Hill SmartMarket report on BIM adoption in the AEC fields. And contractors are reaping the biggest benefits: seven out of 10 report positive results from their use of BIM.
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