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FMI, Autodesk measure a ‘trust premium’ in construction value chain

In partnership with management consulting firm FMI Corp., Autodesk Inc. released findings at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 from an industry study, “Trust Matters: The High Cost of Low Trust,” through which 2,500-plus respondents the world over reveal how construction organizations exhibiting “very high” levels of trust achieve better financial performance than lower-scoring peers. Compared to the latter, “very high” trust entities generate more repeat business, retain more employees and drive a higher level of operational success.

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Industry strength evident in Precast Show metrics and agenda

The Precast Show 2020, staged last month in Fort Worth, Texas, saw more than 4,000 attendees, 350 exhibitors, 100-plus hours of live education and various special events. The National Precast Concrete Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute jointly hosted the event.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg attendees and exhibitors stand firm

Eyeing new technologies, products and equipment, along with networking and education opportunities, heavy building materials and construction industry segments converged March 10-13 on the Las Vegas Convention Center and nearby Festival Grounds for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 and the co-located International Fluid Power Exposition.

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Advanced Concrete Technologies marks milestone anniversary with Texas verve

New Hamshire-based Advanced Concrete Technologies celebrated 30 years of North American partnerships last month during The Precast Show in Fort Worth, with a traditional Lonestar State night out for customers and associates—a barbeque dinner followed by a rodeo. Before the ridin’ and ropin’ started at the historic Cowtown Coliseum at the Fort Worth Stockyards, the hosts shared thoughts on the company’s three decades of success.

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Safety survey: Worker involvement, supervisor leadership drive metrics

The latest Safety Management in the Construction Industry SmartMarket Report reinforces prior series findings on the high priority of accident prevention while placing new emphasis on supervisors’ onsite actions and leadership in promoting safety. Prepared with participation from CPWR – Center for Construction Research and Training plus San Francisco information technology developer Procore, the report reflects findings from biennial Dodge Data & Analytics contractor surveys.

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