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New York City Construction Costs are the Highest in the World

For the second straight year, New York City received the dubious distinction of being the most expensive place in the world to build. After construction costs jumped 3.5 percent in 2017, the average price per square foot reached a new high of $362 in the five boroughs, according to a recent survey by Turner & Townsend. Read more

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5 New Brooklyn Buildings Set to Create Jobs in the City

Lately, Brooklyn has become one of the hottest spots for urban development in New York City. Every day, new Brooklyn buildings are rising higher and higher. From one end of the borough to the other, these five new projects promise to bring good paying contracting jobs for carpenters, electricians and other skilled tradesmen. Read more

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The 3 Best Construction Management Apps to Download

Construction managers have a lot of responsibility on their plate. With employees to oversee and projects to supervise, time isn’t always on your side. As a way to get more done in less time, many seasoned professionals are turning to technological solutions. If you think you could use assistance with your task list, it might be worthwhile to try one of these three nifty construction management apps. Read more

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A Hardhat’s Guide to How to be a Better Manager

Just like picking up any of the skilled trades, there is a learning curve to figuring out how to be a better manager. In order to be effective, you will need to develop certain soft skills, like patience and persuasiveness. With personal attributes like these at your disposal, you will be able to gain more respect on the job. Read more

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6 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about ADA Requirements

In today’s day and age, builders must be aware of many different state and Federal regulations, including ADA requirements. Unfortunately, many building contractors make mistakes, because these regulations are longwinded and confusing.

Since ignorance is never an excuse in construction, read the answers to these frequently asked questions before your next project. Read more