The nomination ballot is now closed on Construction Junkie’s Best Construction Podcast of 2015 and the voting ballot has officially opened, submit your votes on the form below. Voting will end at 5pm CST on May 6th and the winner will be crowned shortly after. Good luck to all of the finalists!
The Contracting Coachcast is a daily 15 minute podcast hosted by Tony Booth. With over 170 episodes under its belt, this podcast has covered a large array of topics, including budgets, recruiting, leadership, and more.
Construction Citizen began its weekly podcast way back in 2013. Typically no more than 10 minutes in length, the podcast features host Scott Braddock highlighting week’s latest construction news and information.
This 45-minute bi-weekly released podcast features interviews with top industry professionals in their respective fields, covering topics such as emotional intelligence, lean construction, PR, BIM and more. Host Cesar Abeid also hosts two other podcasts and is an author of the book, Project Management for You.
Hosted by Todd Dawalt, Construction Leading Edge is a regularly occurring podcast that often features interviews with other construction professionals. Each podcast is typically 30-45 minutes and covers topics from leadership to construction technology
Voting for Construction Junkie's Best Construction Podcast of 2015 has officially closed. Please check back next year for the 2016 nomination ballot and voting. To see who was voted best podcast of 2015, click here.
There’s no doubt that construction workers do not get enough recognition for the hard work they put into building our nation's structures. At the end of each project, the workers are typically on to the next jobsite while executives and politicians are cutting the ribbon on their new facility.
After heavily focusing on the mechanical trades for years, Milwaukee Tool has made a concerted effort to attract carpenters and remodelers to their constantly growing M18 battery platform. The tool manufacturer has introduced cordless miter saws and nail guns in recent years. They also announced several more carpentry tools are on their way at their yearly New Product Symposium event in May, including a new D-handle jig saw, a table saw, and an updated 7-¼” circular saw.
Virginia, which averages a just slightly higher than average cost of living, is next on our countdown at #31. The state is all over the board when it comes to profession by profession breakdown, with several rankings in the 40s, 30s, 20s, and teens. Their lone profession to be ranked in the top 10 is construction managers, who have an average hourly wage of $51.46, after adjustment, which is good for 6th highest in the country.
[sponsored] Construction daily reports are necessary for project management and tracking. The need to keep accurate and complete reports has caused the industry to evolve their process from pen and paper to spreadsheet software and now into simple to use mobile apps and software. This has greatly improved the way that daily reports are created, stored, and shared.
PlanGrid users who have been wanting the ability to add additional documents to their field reports within the platform now have the ability to do so with a recent update.
Last summer, Tesla announced that the first of their solar roof tiles had been installed on test houses. However, as has become customary with many Tesla products, the company is experiencing significant manufacturing delays.
There have been a few devastating structural collapses across America and the world this year. In March, an under construction pedestrian bridge collapsed in Florida, killing 6. In Colombia, ten workers were killed when a large section of a bridge being built collapsed. Both of those tragedies happened while the structures were still being built, but a recent collapse in Texas has a bit of a different story.
New Mexico, our nation's 47th state, lands at #32 on our continued state-by-state countdown. After adjusting for the state's lower cost of living (5.9% lower than national average), New Mexico jumped roughly 8 spots on the list. There were 3 construction professions ranked in the top 10 versus all other states, including solar panel installers, reinforcing iron and rebar workers, and welders.
As America’s infrastructure is continually described as “crumbling,” I thought it would be a good time to take a look back to how highways were paved around 70 years ago. A lot has changed in the past seven decades, but you might be surprised by how similar paving still is.
Procore, one of the country’s most popular construction project management software, has officially launched the first product in their newest platform: Field Productivity. The newest platform joins Procore’s 3 other existing platforms: Project Management, Quality & Safety, and Construction Financials.