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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The CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio Podcast Dives Deep into Construction Equipment & Tech

As you may know, Construction Junkie’s annual Best Construction Podcast competition is underway for 2019.  Starting this year, I will be publishing an in-depth article about each of the competition’s nominees.  What better way to start than with last year’s contest winner:  CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio?

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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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The Ultimate Construction Career Guide

Managing careers in construction is something that both employees and employers struggle with.  For employers, trying to balance overhead costs and keeping talent is an age old challenge.  For many employees, there are a ton of uncertainties, like consistency of work and finding the right company for their skills and interests. To help those in the construction industry to make better career decisions, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have released an e-book titled The Ultimate Construction Career Guide.

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The Top 5 Fictional Construction Workers from TV or Movies

If you’re like me, you get excited when a character on TV show or movie works in the construction industry. With all of the characters that I’ve met in the industry over the years, you’d think there would be more of them blessing the screen. Nevertheless, I’ve compiled my list of favorite construction workers from TV or movies.

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Place Your Vote for the Best Construction Podcast of 2019

After a round of nominations, the stage has been set for the 5th annual Best Construction Podcast Competition presented by Construction Junkie. This year we have several familiar faces, as well as a couple new ones.

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Procore Integrates with Microsoft Outlook for Streamlined Process with Email | ConTech Junkie

Even with the comprehensive collaborative environment that project management software, like Procore, provide, email is still a necessary evil for even the most technologically advanced contractor. Recently Procore announced new integrations with one of the biggest email providers, Microsoft Outlook, to help reduce redundancies and get all your information into one place.

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OSHA Exploring Possible Update to Lockout/Tagout Standard

The lockout/tagout (LOTO) procedure has been one of the critical elements of electrical safety training on construction sites for a decade.  Generally, it’s pretty simple: if you need to work on an energized circuit or piece of equipment, shut down the breaker, put a lock on it so no one can turn it back on, and place a tag on it with your information. OSHA is considering updating the standard now and is currently requesting information from interested parties.

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FIU Bridge Collapse Update: Court Documents Claim Engineer Dismissed Safety Concerns Hours Before Collapse

As the United States just recently suffered another tragic and deadly construction incident involving civilians after a crane collapsed in Seattle over the weekend, we’re reminded that the bridge collapse on FIU’s campus in Miami in early 2018 still has many unanswered questions.

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The Top 5 Cartoon Construction Workers

There’s no doubt that pop culture shapes the way people think, especially when it comes to interest in certain activities.  The narrative for the past few years in the construction industry has been that there is a workforce shortage…that young people aren’t interested in working in construction.  It’s no secret that kids love cartoons, though.

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