A Beginner’s Guide to SWPPP for Contractors and Developers

I’ve been very fortunate over the course of my relatively short career in construction to spend time focusing on many different aspects of construction.  I recently spent about two and a half years working in site development and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance on a national scale and I wanted to share some of the insights that I gained from that experience.

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How McHugh Construction Shaved 4 Months Off of New McDonald’s HQ Schedule

I’m always fascinated by the innovative ways that construction companies can shave months off of a complicated schedule.  McHugh Construction was able to shave 4 months off of the 22 month schedule of by employing a construction method that’s pretty tricky to employ, but incredibly efficient.

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PlanGrid Announces Addition of Advanced RFIs and Project Hub to More Easily Manage Projects | ConTech Junkie

At Autodesk University in London today, PlanGrid has announced the additions of two new features for the platform: Advanced RFIs and Project Hub. The company has promised better project visibility and a streamlined RFI process with the updates.

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The Ultimate Construction Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Father’s Day 2019 is June 16, so you better get started on gift ideas if you want to impress dad this year. Whether your father is contractor, handyman, or DIYer, we’ve got a lot of great ideas for him this year.

For more more gift ideas, be sure to check out our past Father's Day Gift Guides from 20162017, and 2018 or our Ultimate Construction Holiday Gift Guides from 201520162017, and 2018

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Autodesk BIM 360 is Now Integrated with Microsoft Office 365 | ConTech Junkie

Just because construction companies are wising up and beginning to implement project management software on their projects doesn’t mean that traditional programs, like Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word will no longer be needed. Recognizing that fact, Autodesk BIM 360 has announced an integration with Microsoft Office 365 which should make users very happy.

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Procore Releases Free New Submittal PDF Markup Tool for All Users

Submittals can be one of the most tedious tasks on any construction site.  Logging, tracking, and reviewing them can take a lot of hours that you might not have.  Thankfully, in recent years, several construction technology companies, like Procore, have launched automated submittal log builders to help ease the pain and increase accuracy.  To make the submittal process even less tedious, Procore recently announced the release of the new Submittal PDF markup, which is free to all users.

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