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Using big data gathered from tech, wearables, and more, construction companies can gain crucial insights into projects.

Big data is the new competitive advantage for construction companies large or small. Every day, data is being produced and shared across all mediums. The term big data is about making sense of all of your data and analyzing it to make smart, useful business decisions for your company. It’s putting information together, and connecting dots that were not connected in the past.

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Web-based software has changed the face of the construction industry. It has increased sales and efficiencies, all the while decreasing costs and keeping teams better connected. Large or small, construction jobs can be made easier with the right support system, especially when it comes to management software. Clear communication and transparent project management between contractors, teams, and management make for a smooth workflow and better bottom lines for all involved.

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Explore our list of the top seven examples of engineering genius and modern construction marvels from around the world.

Ingenuity. Imagination. Invention. These are the three criteria upon which we chose the seven greatest man-made marvels of the modern world. Not just the biggest or the most expensive projects, but the truest examples of engineering genius, architectural innovation, resourceful project planning, fearless workers, and overcoming adversity.

From bridges to dams to artificial islands, here is our list of the seven greatest and grandest engineering and construction achievements from the past 100 years.

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A few common contractor mistakes can lead to jobsite accidents, higher costs, and delayed deadlines. Here’s how to avoid them.

One of the last things any contractor wants to happen during the final stage of a build is to discover the project has gone over budget or that deadlines won’t be met. And the very last thing they want is for any of their workers to be injured on a job site. But contractors are people, too. They make mistakes. Knowing which pitfalls are the most pervasive is the first step in avoiding them. Let’s look at a few common mistakes — as well as their easy fixes — to ensure you’re reducing accidents, keeping projects on budget, and hitting deadlines with pinpoint accuracy.

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Don’t fall prey to accidents on the jobsite. Explore our list of safety recommendations for some of OSHA’s most common citations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly three million nonfatal injuries happened in the workplace in 2014. Even more alarming, 4,821 people lost their lives on the job the same year. And nearly 1,000 of those fatalities happened on a construction site. Actually, construction claims the highest number of injuries and fatalities of all occupations.

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