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4 Ways to Communicate Better with Subcontractors

When you find yourself facing problems with subcontractors, how often can these headaches be traced back to poor communication?

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3 Ways General Contractors Can Improve Communication with Owners

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.

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A New Approach to Recruiting: Construction Summer Camp for Girls

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

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4 Ways Contractors Can Build a Team-Based Work Culture

Generation gaps, lack of trust, competing priorities, lack of open communication: These factors can slow down construction projects and even chip away at safety.

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Corporate Spaces that Give Back

Many big corporations can be generous when it comes to making charitable contributions. They also encourage their employees to volunteer in the community.

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Useful Qualifications for a Job in Construction

As momentum continues to grow for large-scale infrastructure upgrades, the demand for entry-level construction workers remains steady and will likely increase.

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How to Recruit Local Workers for Large Projects

It’s no secret the construction industry is in the throes of a labor shortage.

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The Importance of an OSHA Certification

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

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Embracing the ‘New Guy’ (or Gal)

It's not necessarily much fun being the new guy or gal on the job site.

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The Power of Corporate Volunteering

A good business deal is often described as a win-win because both sides benefit.

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To Build Your Own Workforce, Create an Apprenticeship Program

It’s no secret there’s a shortage of skilled workers in the construction industry. Older workers are retiring.

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The Value of Project-Specific Safety Mentoring

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.

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The Benefits of a Reverse Mentoring Program

When most people think of mentoring, they imagine a seasoned worker imparting wisdom to a younger, greener employee.

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Why to Implement a Stop-Work Authority Policy

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.

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What it Takes to Be a Great Project Manager

Whether or not a construction project stays on time and on budget is largely up to the project manager, which makes that person critically important.

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How to Use Mentoring to Attract and Keep Construction Talent

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.

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Protecting Construction Workers from Asbestos Contamination

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.

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Keeping Risk Takers in Check

The construction industry is jam packed with risk takers.

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Women in Construction: Helping to Build America’s Future

Women make up only about 9 percent of construction workers. The field, dominated by men, is not a place for wallflowers.

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Tips for Running a Successful Safety Meeting

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.

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Recruiting for Millennials in Construction: What You Need to Know

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.

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Military Skills Translator: Find a Job Based on Your Service Experience

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.

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Forklift to Corner Office: 4 Construction CEOs Who Started from the Bottom

Not every CEO has a master's degree in business, or made it to the top through family connections.

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Workplace Wellness: Do Health Programs and Benefits Save Money?

Studies have shown that employer-based wellness programs encourage healthy employee habits and reduce healthcare costs over time.

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Workforce Woes: Vocational and Technical Programs Could Help Address Labor Shortage

Support for vocational and technical programs that funnel new workers into the construction industry could help correct the worsening labor shortage.

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Team Building: Workplace Harmony Can Improve Project Performance

Successful teams coordinate tasks across different areas of a company, contributing individual skills and strengths to meet shared objectives.

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The Changing Workforce: Key Trends Reshaping the Construction Industry

The construction industry is embracing new demographics at a fast pace.

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Breaking Ground: 6 Steps to Boost Gender Equality in the Construction Industry

Crucial steps companies should take to help boost gender equality in the construction industry and correct a historical imbalance.