Month: November 2021

Do You Have a Construction Data Strategy?

Data: Project-related measurements, observations, or statistics, including building information modeling (BIM) inputs, material quantities, safety incidents, request for information (RFI)…schedules, assigned staff, and cost…-Autodesk.com Construction managers and contractors rely on construction data to make bids, estimate costs, and provide timelines. But if you do it without a formal strategy, you’re putting yourself and your company …

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Women in Construction Still the Largest Minority

Being a member of any members-only organization used to be a mark of professional and social success. Fraternal organizations and non-academic sororities thrived in every community. Being a part of anything exclusive meant you were…special. “Special” usually means possessing a unique quality and/or deserving of better-than-average treatment. Like minorities. …Women make up only about 10% of …

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Construction Safety Violations’ Largest Fines 3Q 2021

Every month should be Construction Safety Month for your organization. In October 2021, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) released its big losers in 3Q OSHA fines for safety violations. One injury; one loss of life is too many. There’s never been a price tag on construction safety violations. But there are ethical and financial …

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Should Construction Industry Unvaccinated Workers Pay More for Insurance?

It’s another incentive plan for construction industry unvaccinated workers. What didn’t work: Free transportation Gift cards Onsite educational sessions Onsite vaccination clinics Paid sick leave day-after vaccination Paid time off for vaccination Construction industry companies are now considering health plan surcharges for unvaccinated workers. Maybe this one will work. Construction Industry Unvaccinated Are Workplace Safety …

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Construction Industry Supply Chain Challenges Continue

Content and Public Relations Manager Andy Holtmann says, “Like the labor challenge, rising material costs and supply chain issues have had a crippling effect on the construction industry. Hopefully, governmental measures will help, though ultimately, many of these cost and supply issues are tied to the pandemic itself…” “Look, part of what is happening isn’t …

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