When you find yourself facing problems with subcontractors, how often can these headaches be traced back to poor communication?
A general contractor’s job is getting projects built. But much of the day-to-day work involved comes down to communication. And at no time is good communication more important than when a problem arises on the project.
If the phrase "summer camp" evokes visions of horseback riding, campfire singalongs and days spent swimming in an idyllic lake tucked into forested mountains, you've not yet met the girls of MAGIC (Mentoring a Girl in Cons
Generation gaps, lack of trust, competing priorities, lack of open communication: These factors can slow down construction projects and even chip away at safety.
Many big corporations can be generous when it comes to making charitable contributions. They also encourage their employees to volunteer in the community.
As momentum continues to grow for large-scale infrastructure upgrades, the demand for entry-level construction workers remains steady and will likely increase.
It’s no secret the construction industry is in the throes of a labor shortage.
The regulatory focus on identifying best practices has prevented accidents and saved workers from injuries. OSHA’s Outreach Training Program for the construction industry is designed to teach about the recognition, avoidan
It's not necessarily much fun being the new guy or gal on the job site.
A good business deal is often described as a win-win because both sides benefit.
It’s no secret there’s a shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry. Older workers are retiring.
All construction workers are at risk for jobsite accidents, but it makes sense that those new to the industry or even to a different type of project are more vulnerable.
When most people think of mentoring, they imagine a seasoned worker imparting wisdom to a younger, greener employee.
In the construction industry, nothing is more important than safety. There’s no shortage of safety rules and procedures, usually memorialized in a hefty employee manual.
The construction industry is facing a labor crossroad. Baby boomers are starting to retire, and younger workers just aren’t choosing construction as a profession.
In theory, most construction workers should never encounter asbestos, which is known to increase the risk of asbestos-related lung disease and cancer when the fibers get airborne and people breathe them in.
Women make up only about 9 percent of construction workers. The field, dominated by men, is not a place for wallflowers.
Ensuring the health and welfare of employees while they’re working on a construction site is the legal responsibility of employers, and safety meetings are an essential part of that obligation.
Buildings are going up despite the shortage of skilled labor in the construction industry. But the shortage is critical enough that it’s slowing down some projects, especially in residential construction.
The one-million-plus service members projected to leave the military between now and 2016 could go a long way toward filling the shortage of qualified workers in the construction industry.
Not every CEO has a master's degree in business, or made it to the top through family connections.
Studies have shown that employer-based wellness programs encourage healthy employee habits and reduce healthcare costs over time.
Support for vocational and technical programs that funnel new workers into the construction industry could help correct the worsening labor shortage.
Successful teams coordinate tasks across different areas of a company, contributing individual skills and strengths to meet shared objectives.
The construction industry is embracing new demographics at a fast pace.
Crucial steps companies should take to help boost gender equality in the construction industry and correct a historical imbalance.