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Brandon Medina

Brandon is a writer for Construction Coverage and Senior VDC Engineer with Truebeck Construction. Before Truebeck, he was a Project Engineer with Gordon Prill, Inc. Brandon grew up in Templeton, California and graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Minor in Spanish. Through his education and experience with Grodon Prill and Truebeck, Brandon has gained significant experience and knowledge in building information modeling (BIM), site-logistics planning, 4D Scheduling, 5D Estimating, 6D Operations, and creating electronic as-builts. He's worked with many construction and engineering technologies, including Vico Software, Navisworks, Revit, Tekla, and other architecture, autocad and engineering tools.
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The Best-Paying Construction Jobs in the U.S. [2021]

It’s already been a busy year for construction, thanks to surges in new housing development and renovations, as well as changes to businesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. These factors will likely accelerate already strong growth projections for the…

Surety Bonds

The Best Surety Bond Companies for 2021

Surety bonds are a financial agreement in which a surety or guarantor agrees to compensate one party if another party is unable to meet an obligation, like meeting professional licensing standards or completing a contract. Surety bonds have many applications…

Inland marine insurance

The Best Inland Marine Insurance Companies of 2021

Just because your business has commercial property insurance coverage doesn’t mean that all your risks have been addressed. If your business ships or transports goods, moves its property or equipment frequently, or deals with certain types of specialty property, you…

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Industries With the Highest Rates of Workplace Injuries

One of the concepts that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the forefront of the public imagination is the idea of an “essential worker.” The pandemic highlighted that many professions are critical for allowing the rest of the economy and society…

The Best Commercial Property Insurance Companies for 2021

Commercial property insurance is coverage that protects a business’s real property—including buildings and structures—and personal property—like equipment, technology, furniture, and inventory. This guide is meant to explain all of the key concepts that business owners should be familiar with when…

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Best-Paying U.S. Cities for Electricians

For anyone seeking a promising career option with plenty of opportunity in the next few decades, becoming an electrician would be a good choice. Electricians enter the field without four-year degrees and can instead opt for a less expensive trade…

Landlord Insurance

The Best Landlord Insurance Companies for 2021

Landlord insurance is the form of insurance that covers potential losses a landlord might encounter while renting a residential or commercial property, including property damage, liability claims, and lost rental income. This guide is designed to help landlords understand what…

Suburban home

The Best Cities to Buy a Rental Property

While COVID-19 has been detrimental to many American families, it has helped solidify the financial footing of others. With less money being spent on expenses like travel, commuting, or eating out, household savings rates rose to record levels in 2020.…

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U.S. Cities With the Oldest Renters

One of the surprising trends in the U.S. rental market in recent years has been the emergence of Baby Boomers as a major source of demand. For many, the view of a typical renter is a young person, living on…

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Cities With the Most Construction Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has had sweeping impacts on the economy and virtually every industry sector. While the construction industry has weathered the storm better than some hard-hit industries—such as leisure and hospitality—construction is facing some unique challenges. Construction companies are…

Suburban housing development

The Hottest Real Estate Markets [2020 Edition]

Despite the current COVID-19 recession and the initial drop in home sales, the national housing market expanded significantly in 2020. According to a report by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, record low home inventories in tandem with…

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Cities With the Youngest (and Oldest) Construction Workers

The construction industry is struggling to attract young workers, contributing to a persistent labor shortage. Demand for new home construction continues to be high, and many construction companies are unable to find the workers needed in order to meet demand.…

Construction worker at work

Cities With the Most Physically Demanding Jobs

The COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for the largest wave of job losses since the Great Depression. The mass layoffs caused by social distancing regulations have brought new meaning to the term “essential worker.” Today’s essential workers often hold some of the…

Female construction worker

Cities With the Most Women in Construction

Construction has long been a male-dominated field. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 13 percent of payroll employees in the construction industry are women—a number that has remained relatively stagnant since the 1990s. When also…