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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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A whole new year means a whole lot of changes for the industry. See how new standards could affect your next build.

With a new year before us, a new administration ahead of us, and new smarter buildings rising all around us, we thought it would be an ideal time to shed light on some prominent changes coming to the construction industry this year.

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Tips and best practices for keeping up with the "green" trend in commercial construction projects.

In this day and age, being green isn’t just a matter of recycling your trash and requesting paper bags instead of plastic. The pursuit of tackling climate change and conserving our planet’s finite resources affects nearly every person, country, and industry in the world today. There’s no better example of an industry embracing these new green practices than commercial construction.

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