Month: January 2021

Construction Industry Trends: Health, Safety, Money, and More

Last year was interesting, to put it mildly. But 2021 is shaping up to be a different kind of interesting. Here are some construction industry trends that will very likely affect your business this year. 5 Post-Pandemic Construction Industry Trends That Will Impact Your Business Air handling – Is Covid-19 an airborne virus? It doesn’t …

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Marijuana and Construction Contractor Business Employees

Marijuana legalization recently passed in six states. Others may follow. If not already, marijuana use may eventually become legal in your state. As a construction contractor business owner or manager, you’ll have to plan for it. Sooner is better than later. Marijuana Use Among Employees: What Are Your Contractor Business Responsibilities and Rights? Medical marijuana prescriptions …

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How AI Helps Our Construction Industry

Artificial intelligence is enhancing construction industry infrastructure deliverables by providing valuable – and possibly life-saving – insights. The American Society of Civil Engineers recently learned more than 56,000 bridges in the United States are structurally deficient. One technology firm is using AI to watchdog bridge issues before they can take hold. It provides “actionable intelligence” for …

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5 Ways Contractor Business Owners Can Manage Stop-Work Orders

At least this time, you recognize the clues: Business hours of operation are more tightly controlled. Curfews are put back in place. Gatherings of more than 10 people are legally prohibited in some areas. Restaurants’ hours are restricted. Schools return to virtual classes only. Your city or county is about to enforce a lockdown that …

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Construction Industry Employers and Coronavirus-Related Sick Leave

If you were a bit bitter about paid days off for an employee that refused to wear a mask, laughed at social distancing, and traveled during the pandemic (then caught COVID-19), you’re not alone. Paid coronavirus-related sick leaves were required by the federal government. While other programs (state unemployment, federal PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) were …

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