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- Tom Scalisi
Getting a New Hampshire Contractor License

If you’re considering starting a contracting business in New Hampshire, you’re probably looking forward to being your own boss. As a construction company owner, you’ll be able to choose the types of projects you take, which contracts you feel are best for your company, and the clients you want to work with. But you don’t […] The post Getting a New Hampshire Contractor License appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Tom Scalisi
Construction’s Productivity Problem — and 7 Ways to Help Fix It

The construction industry makes up a large portion of the US economy: over 6 percent of all employment, and 4 percent of the entire nation’s GDP. With one industry playing such a key role in the direction of the nation, it makes sense to take a look at ways to improve it. And bolstering construction […] The post Construction’s Productivity Problem — and 7 Ways to Help Fix It appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Marissa Minter
How a California Contractor Uses Lien Rights Software to Avoid Payment Problems

Bellows is a full-service plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical company providing high-quality maintenance and installation for homes and businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. They’ve grown extremely fast because of their stellar reputation and their speediness in responding to customer calls.  “We provide a high level of service to our customers. We’ve done the […] The post How a California Contractor Uses Lien Rights Software to Avoid Payment Problems appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Dawn Killough
How to Bid on Federal Government Construction Jobs

Contrary to what you might have heard, federal government construction jobs can be fairly lucrative for contractors and subcontractors. And with the upcoming passing of new federal infrastructure funding, lots of federal projects will be coming down the pipeline soon. It pays to be ready to bid on these projects when they come to your […] The post How to Bid on Federal Government Construction Jobs appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Dawn Killough
How to Negotiate Government Construction Contracts

Bidding and winning government construction contracts is different than in the private sector: There’s more room for negotiation in a private sector contract than there is in a government contract.  That being said, sometimes you may find yourself negotiating with a government entity. Whether it’s for a change order or a contract for construction work, […] The post How to Negotiate Government Construction Contracts appeared first on Levelset. [...]

- Jennifer Goodman

The energy company breached a protected aquifer when it constructed a trench and drove sheet piling 18 feet deeper than allowed, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. [...]

- Sebastian Obando

Construction professionals are questioning elements of President Joe Biden's new vaccine requirements. [...]

The challenges facing the construction industry may be complex and multi-layered, but there are some solutions that solve multiple problems at once.  [...]

- Jennifer Goodman

Despite the addition of several Black- and women-owned firms, local activists have decried the lack of diversity in higher-level roles. [...]

- Julie Strupp

The state plans to pick a new contractor and finalize the cost to finish building the rail line by December. [...]

Emissions Related to Concrete May Halve by 2050 Even With More Use, Says Study

An analysis has projected the potential for reduced greenhouse gas emissions from cleaner concrete production even with increased use of the material.  [...]

North Carolina Program Aims to Help Coastal Towns Plan, Protect Against Floods

Resilient Coastal Communities Program has awarded $675,000 to 25 communities for the first two phases of the effort to protect local infrastructure. [...]

As Opponents Continue Line 3 Fight, Wild Rice and Tribal Sovereignty Take Center Stage

Efforts to halt the nearly completed oil pipeline replacement project illustrates the impact of environmental justice movements around the U.S. [...]

TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant

Power producer won't renew permits to allow private firm to complete Bellefonte plant after court ruling cancels a 2016 purchase deal; TVA seeks options to redevelop the 1,600-acre site. [...]

Five Minutes With: Boston Building Trades Employer’s Association Executive Director Thomas J. Gunning

Thomas J. Gunning oversaw the Building Trades Employers’ Association (BTEA) Boston rebrand as BTEA Northeast.    [...]