Construction Tech: The Current State & What Lies Ahead
by Rachel Fulford, Construction Business Owner
On a hot day in a city filled with the sounds of ongoing construction projects, contracting business owners, software providers, engineers, computer scientists and other industry techies converged on the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, for the third annual...
Managing an Aging Workforce
This article is from the Safety+Health Magazine.
Failure to plan leads business owners and managers down a costly path. Many workplaces are focused on attracting millennial workers, hoping to hire and retain them while keeping them satisfied and engaged in their jobs. Although it’s important to value Generation Z and...
4 Key Attributes That Make Up the Great Modern Leader's Mindset
By Gene Hammett, speaker, growth strategist, and host of the LeadersintheTrenches.com podcast, Inc.
Talent and hard work aren't enough to achieve success. While you can't succeed without them, ask anyone who found out the hard way that "You can do anything you want if you work hard enough" isn't true.
Contractors Increase use of In-House Design to Better Manage Project Demands
By Jim Parsons is a freelance writer for (ENR) Engineering News-Record.
Contractors’ use of virtual design and construction technology can help expedite development and fabrication of building systems, but application of these tools still requires teamwide collaboration and understanding.
Managing Five Generations at the Construction Site
By Juan Rodriguez, The Balance Small Business
In today's construction industry, as well as other industries, we are seeing a blend of generations acting together at a single site or workplace. Many companies have high goals and metrics regarding diversity, which means that they are encouraging and accepting more diverse...
How to Keep Cash Flowing From one Project to the Next
By Kim Slowey of Construction Dive.
For many contractors, financing existing jobs while investing in new work is a big balancing act that forces them to constantly weigh one financial obligation — i.e. payroll, taxes, subcontractors, material suppliers — against another. Contractors don't go out of business because...
Cleveland Contractors Face Worker Shortage As Construction Backlog Builds
The temperature is below freezing at a construction site in downtown Cleveland. That’s where workers from a company called Donley’s are pouring concrete for The Lumen, a 34-story apartment tower project that began in Fall 2018.
At his office in Cleveland, CEO Mac Donley says that when the weather turns warm...
How to Effectively Manage an Underperforming Subcontractors
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
When a subcontractor doesn't perform according to the terms of its contract, it can often can turn a general contractor's or owner's experience of a great project from dream to nightmare.
In the execution of many construction projects, subs provide the bulk of the labor and materials...
Construction Companies Can Do More to Improve Safety and Prevent Injuries and Deaths
By David Finkelstein of Construction Today.
Training workers to operate equipment and do hazardous jobs safely is the critical firststep. But it’s incomplete without the next logical step: having a simple, effective way to track and verify all worker training and OSHA certifications on the job site. Verifying each...
The American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation Releases Fatigue Report
By Dr. Lora Cavuoto and Dr. Fadel Megahed, Occupational Health & Safety.
Fatigue is a hidden danger in the workplace, but now we've tackled the measurement and modeling of fatigue through wearable sensors, incorporating big data analytics and safety engineering. The researchers noted that ankles and feet, the lower back...