Month: May 2022

Managing Frustrations in Construction Management

Do you respond, or do you react to emotional challenges? Most of us say we manage our workplace issues much better than family-related problems. The “emotional baggage” we have in families sometimes weighs us down. Like it or not, workplace relationships are very much like family relationships. If you’re a team lead construction management supervisor, how …

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5 Construction Business Tips for Dealing With Jerks

It’s surprising to encounter jerks at negotiation tables. People involved in management and negotiations usually have professional people skills. But you’ll probably work with less-than-polished people during your construction business career.  Writer/editor Gwen Moran says when you’re dealing with people that seem to be biased against you or your company, give them the benefit of doubt. They could …

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Who’s Your Worst Enemy in the Construction Industry?

The construction industry is customer-service oriented. We need happy clients and customers to beget more clients and customers. If your only business plan is to make a disgusting amount of money, then customer care is at the top of your hierarchical outline. Management consultant Gregg M. Schoppman says frequently customers have unrealistic project expectations. They are …

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Construction Business & Concrete: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Q: What is responsible for more than twice the carbon dioxide emissions of airplanes or freighters?A: Concrete production. Concrete is one of the most unsustainable materials with which construction business contractors work. “Concrete is literally everywhere you look above ground and below ground…everywhere the world works, lives, and plays,” says Kris Moorman. Making the use of …

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Emotional Intelligence in Construction Business Management

The road to success is always under construction. -Lily Tomlin The first impression clients have of you occur within the first seconds of your meeting. Your appearance says who you are, but later impressions can either reinforce or discount your appearance. If you’re the representative of your construction business (And guess what? Everyone on the payroll represents …

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Construction Industry JHA Process Ineffective?

Construction safety is a risk you can manage. The JHA (job safety analysis) program was needed to identify and mitigate or eliminate workplace hazards by stimulating employee buy-in to safety. A recent JHA process study by the CPWR (Center for Construction Research and Training) submits: Complacency Ineffective communication from management Isolation of upper management from jobs …

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Your Construction Company Business Plan

It was during a camping trip that two groups learned standard operating procedures differences can be considerable. For example, building a campfire: One group had a process. They stacked kindling log-cabin and teepee style then carefully inserted moss and other materials in their firestarting structure. The other group tossed a bunch of twigs together and lit …

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Apartment Construction Demands High; Pitfalls Deep

When people realized they could work anywhere, the stampede from downtown offices was epic. And not only did “anywhere” mean nearby city suburbs, for many it meant anywhere warm. Anywhere fun. Anywhere their kids could get a great education. Anywhere. Apartment construction went beyond lucrative to high-demand, especially in the South. Strategies To Stay Ahead of …

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