ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 5 - Issue: 23 - 06/10/2016

Construction Blog Highlights

On a regular basis, we highlight content posted on other blogs that we feel would benefit our readers.  This week's blog highlights include:

 

Working in the Summer Heat

Summer is officially here this month, so it's time to prepare proper protections for your jobsite and educating your employees how to keep cool and safe. Click here to visit the AGC of Oregon blog site to learn how to make sure your projects are prepared.

 

Updated SBA Rules on Subcontracting Requirements in Government Contracting

Recent changes to Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations are explained this week at the Federal Construction Contracting Blog run by the law firm of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC. These rule changes include:

  • Shifting the minimum amount of work to be self-performed by a prime contractor to setting a maximum amount that can be subcontracted out
  • Changes to the “similarly situated entities” allowing primes and subcontractors in the same program to be able to count the sub towards contracting limits
  • Method of calculating percentages
  • Exemptions for small contracts under $150,000

Learn more about the changes here.

 

Building a Better Construction Business 

Deb Carpenter Beck at the Sage Construction and Real Estate Blog summarizes eight posts from the past few years designed to help contractors manage their businesses. Included are tips on managing cash flow, managing job cost, identifying profitable work, smart staffing, creating an IT strategy, and risk management. Visit the Sage blogsite here to access these various posts.


Rental Power for Construction Sites

Aggreko, a global supplier of temporary power for construction sites, published a free ebook this week addressing various factors to consider when selecting a solution, including:

  • Environmental legislation
  • Fuel-savings options
  • Space constraints
  • Newer green technologies
  • Filtration units to reduce emissions

The guide was written for the UK market, but is a worthwhile read for anyone purchasing temporary power on a construction site. Visit the information page here to read more, or download The Challenges of Delivering Construction Site Power e-Guide directly here.

 

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