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Why General Contractors Need Cost Estimating Software

By ProEst | June 1, 2018

For general contractors, making accurate estimates the first time around is critical to ensuring profitability and continued success. Creating estimates takes time, which costs money and can create headaches when changes to an estimate need to be made. Although many general contractors still perform estimates the old-school way, construction cost estimating software offers a number…

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Disney to Build New Star Wars Attraction

By ProEst | January 7, 2016

The Force keeps on getting stronger, even after the release of the highly anticipated film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This time, Disney is planning to significantly expand its theme parks to accommodate new Star Wars attractions. For this monumental achievement to happen, the company is planning to close down some attractions in the Anaheim…

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Coming soon: Pedestrian Bridge Between San Diego and Tijuana

By ProEst | December 3, 2015

Soon you will be able to walk fromTijuana in Mexico to San Diego in California using a brand new pedestrian bridge … there is a catch, though. In order to use the bridge, you’ll need to be an airline passenger. A new port of entry called the Cross Border Xpress is set to open on…

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New Report Reveals Construction Industry to be Among the Top Industries for Alcohol Consumption

By John Gerardi | November 26, 2015

Construction projects have some of the riskiest and most critical jobs in the world, leading companies in the field to prioritize safety measures in order to prevent untoward incidents. Despite this focus on safety, construction has recently been reported to be one of the top industries for heavy drinking among employees. Based on data from…

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Global Construction Market 2015 Key Trends, Demand, Analysis and Forecast to 2020

By Flavio Battan | November 19, 2015

The field of construction is gearing up for extensive growth in the next few years. Expansion in the area of construction has steadily grown worldwide, from 2.7 percent in 2013 to 3.1 percent in 2014. Based on the latest forecast by business information and market research company Timetric, this uptick will continue as 2015 comes…

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Intelligently Designed Cities will be the Urban Trend of the Future

By ProEst | November 12, 2015

The growing urban population has led many governments and private companies to invest in projects that are geared towards the use of technology and state-of-the-art living conditions to make the urban world a better place to live in. For this purpose, technical and management support services provider AECOM has shifted its focus to the creation…

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The Rise of Prefabrication in Construction

By John Gerardi | November 6, 2015

We are currently living in the age of mass-manufactured buildings, where prefabrication has become the norm. Speed and efficiency are elements that building owners require of construction companies in order to cut costs and get jobs done quickly. Prefabrication in itself has changed over the years. In the past, it was just walls and surfaces…

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Construction of New Offshore Wind Farm Provides Opportunities for U.S. Manufacturers

By Flavio Battan | October 22, 2015

Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) is actively pursuing offshore wind power as the next breakthrough in energy generation in the United States. The non-profit group has just embarked on a milestone project called Icebreaker, which aims to launch the offshore wind industry in the area of the Great Lakes and Ohio. The Icebreaker project…

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