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How to Handle Hard Conversations on the Jobsite
By Mark Anderson, Construction Business Owner
The essence of project management is reducing risk, optimizing project outcomes and meeting client expectations. As such, clients turn to professional project management and cost consultancy to help them achieve exactly that.
Whether cost consultants, external project managers or...
‘Retire? Not Me': HR and the Aging Workforce
By Kate Hubben, Crain's
Employers are unprepared for the needs of older workers.
The fastest-growing population of employees is the "older worker."
I know, I'm offended by the term, too, but the good news is I'm not alone: I have a lot of friends over 50 who plan to work for a long time.
CEF Concerned That Ohio’s Political Leaders Want Tax Payers to Finance Nuclear Plants
This article was written by a staff reporter for The Vindicator.
Construction of a $925 million clean-energy power plant in Lordstown should begin this summer, according to a press release issued today from Clean Energy Future, the project’s developer. The center is projected to have a $26 billion long-term economic impact...
ACE Alumni Spotlight: TyJuan Swanson, Community Activist, Future Architect
TyJuan Swanson’s passion for...
Amid Labor Shortage, Construction Firms Turn to Tech for Help
By R.A. Schuetz, Chron
As a labor shortage continues to squeeze construction companies -- four out of five report difficulties filling positions -- most have increased base pay rates, according to a survey by the Associated General Contractors.
But many have also been using technology to reduce the amount of time workers...
ASSP Foundation Releases Fatigue Report
By Occupational Health & Safety
The American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation has released a fatigue research report that demonstrates the value of wearable technology in the workplace, with the foundation also encouraging employers to make a New Year's resolution to monitor the fatigue levels of their workers...
Majority of Contractors Using Offsite Construction
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council announced the results of its latest survey about the use of offsite techniques in the construction industry this week. While most of those surveyed said they currently use offsite construction and will continue to do so,...
Construction Spending is Projected to Increase by More Than 11% Through 2022
By John Caulfield, Building Design + Construction
Spending for nonresidential buildings is expected to increase by 10% between 2018 and 2022, to $572.1 billion, or just under 40% of total construction put in place that year. Image: FMI
The office, education, amusement and recreation, manufacturing, and transportation sectors are...
Treasury Issues Final “Pass-Through Deduction” Regulations
From the The U.S. Department of the Treasury
On Jan. 18, the Treasury Department issued final regulations on the “Section 199A deduction” (often called the pass-through business deduction or the qualified business income deduction). The deduction, which provided tax relief for construction firms organized as...
For Real Estate Investors, the Slow-but-steady Markets (Like Cleveland) can win the race
Article by Scott Suttell, Managing Editor of Crain's Cleveland Business.
Real estate investors should pay close attention to Cleveland.
So argues Ingo Winzer, president of Local Market Monitor, a firm that produces forecasts of home prices, rents and investment risks in markets nationwide, in this piece for Forbes.com that...