Month: September 2015

Closing the Worker Gap: Trade Schools Seeing Higher Enrollments

A construction firm relies on skilled craftspeople for success, but workers like these have been hard to come by in recent years. With trade schools gaining popularity, however, the outlook for construction worker recruitment stands to improve. Seeking a Promising Future The high cost of a four-year college education and limited job opportunities for graduates have left …

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The Evolution of Cement Use in Construction

Cement is such a ubiquitous building material that we tend to take its current form for granted. Yet cement use in construction has a history dating back thousands of years, and in that time the material has undergone numerous changes and improvements. Today, cement continues to evolve for the better. The Origins of Modern Cement …

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Construction Monitor Goes Responsive!

Construction Monitor is rolling out what’s called a “responsive” design. Responsive design is a recent trend in websites that focuses on making one site work well on many devices and screens. In short, the site responds to the device it is being displayed on. No matter if you are using a great big display on …

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3 Tips for Keeping Your Construction Firm Running Smoothly

When you manage a construction firm, your company’s profits, legal standing, and reputation all depend on your ability to coordinate the dozens of elements involved in each project.  The occasional bump in the road is inevitable, but by following a few practical managing tips for construction firms, you can keep those bumps small. Nurture your …

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The Sharing Economy and Heavy Equipment: Is Leasing Right For Your Company?

For many small to medium-sized construction companies, it makes more sense to rent some types of heavy equipment when it’s needed rather than purchasing the equipment outright. A growing trend in American commerce, that of the “sharing economy,” has the potential to significantly change heavy equipment leasing and the way construction companies acquire and use …

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