Articles by tag: construction industry

Galvanized Steel Leads the Way in Sustainable Building Practices From Cost Savings to Environmental Benefits

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As the construction industry navigates the complexities of sustainability and economic pressures, the role of galvanized steel has become increasingly pertinent in sustainable architecture. This material, celebrated for its durability and low environmental impact, is gaining attention amid global steel market fluctuations and rising demands for sustainable building practices. With significant shifts in manufacturing…

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The Importance of Trades Education

How does the hands-on approach in trades education, particularly in carpentry, prepare students for the evolving demands of the construction industry? The Associate Professor of Carpentry at Hawai’i Community College shares insights from their two-year vocational program, emphasizing the comprehensive training in residential carpentry, from traditional skills like building wooden windows and doors to…

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Gates & Sons Training Programs

How do vocational training and career development in the construction industry reflect workers’ changing needs and opportunities? In a conversation about Gates & Sons Training Programs, Don Valdez, the National Retail Sales Manager at Gates & Sons, discusses with company President Jim Huscroft the broad spectrum of training initiatives they’ve been implementing, especially highlighting…

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VCC Unveils CMSI: Revolutionizing Construction Management and Owner Representation

In an era where the construction industry is continuously evolving, the launch of Construction Management Services International (CMSI) marks a significant milestone. This new venture, a brainchild of VCC, aims to redefine the landscape of construction management and owner representation services. CMSI emerges as a specialized entity, distinctly partitioned within the VCC conglomerate, with…

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With New Build America Buy America Guidance on Construction Materials, Contractors Should Be More Proactive with Compliance

Time to put America in the driver’s seat of infrastructure manufacturing. The Office of Management and Budget has proposed new rules on how to implement the Build America Buy America Act provisions. As part of the Biden administration’s attempt to boost domestic manufacturing and supply chains, this act requires construction materials on federal infrastructure…

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Risk Mitigation in an Evolving Construction Industry

“You’ve got to pivot very quickly in order to move in a positive direction from the industry trends,” Creagan said As our industry professionals know, the larger construction industry is evolving in many ways. New technologies, materials disruption, supply chain breakdowns, and reinvestments into infrastructure are all changing how the design, build, and maintenance process…

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Building Drone Fleets for the Construction Industry

Both pilots and companies are navigating a thin line between security and innovation. Host Grant Guillot talks with leaders, influencers, and experts across the drone industry to guide us through the complex web of technology and policy in the United States.   The use case for drones is a long list, and the construction industry is driving…

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Why Hardwired Buttons Outperform Wearable Devices in School Safety
July 15, 2024

In a recent episode of “Secured” with hosts Mike Matranga and Mike Monsive, the conversation revolved around the evolution of safety systems in schools and wearable devices. The discussion highlighted the simplicity of understanding effective systems, using Buc-ee’s gas stations’ success, known for their clean restrooms, as an analogy for consistency and excellence. Matranga…

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Fact or Fiction: Do All Boats Show as AIS Targets on Radar?
July 12, 2024

In this latest episode of Icom’s “Fact or Fiction,” Captain Kelly Gordon tackles a common misconception about marine radar systems: Do all boats show up on radar as AIS (Automatic Identification System) targets? Many believe every vessel on the water appears as those distinctive little triangles on radar screens, representing AIS targets. However, Captain…

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Generative AI in Content Marketing: Why Creativity & Authenticity Will Make it Work
July 11, 2024

Will 2024 be known as the year AI made waves in content marketing? It sure seems so, with recent AI-driven ads from Toys R Us and Under Armour generating significant buzz online. Not just this: Despite having no official ties to the brand, a mock Volvo ad created entirely by AI has also gone…

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Hiring Made Human: Hiring When You’re a Start-Up
July 11, 2024

The challenges of hiring for a startup have become more pronounced these days than ever. With technological advancements and evolving market demands, startups must be agile and strategic in their hiring practices to ensure success. According to some studies, nearly 90 percent of startups fail, with a significant factor being the inability to attract…

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Career Lessons Learned by an Analog Guy in a Digital World
March 31, 2021

No company is perfect, and whether you work at a start-up or large corporation, there will inevitably be days where you wish you worked on the other side. Tim Garbutt, the Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Flintco LLC, has been on both sides and knows how the other half works. On this episode…

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European Researchers Bring Innovative Robotics to Construction
December 14, 2020

New advancements in autonomous systems are poising the construction industry for a robot revolution. One of the oldest and most vital industries in the world, the construction industry is fraught with safety risks that endanger its workers who must perform daunting, labor-intensive tasks, and in the short term, added workflow challenges under COVID. While…

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Why Roofing is Essential During the Pandemic and in the New Normal
April 28, 2020

Businesses in virtually every sector have taken a blow during the coronavirus pandemic. To remain viable or even afloat, companies across the globe have been forced to be even more agile, resilient, creative and gritty than ever before while simultaneously ensuring the safety of their clients and their families. In short, the COVID-19 crisis…

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New Innovations Lead to Efficiency and Safety for Power Tool Manufacturer
May 30, 2019

Is efficiency the key to innovation? It is certainly a topic for discussion, especially in the AEC industry. To talk about the connection between efficiency and innovation as well as efficiency and safety, we’re joined by Paul Guth, President of iQ Power Tools, manufacturers of dust collection power tools. Paul has almost a lifetime…

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