Month: September 2022

What Happens in Vegas…Can Benefit Your Construction Industry Business

If you think your small business is too small to attend the largest construction industry show in the country, you’re thinking too small. Some businesses have <100 employees. Many companies registered to attend have closer to 10 employees. What registered-to-attend small businesses have in common with mega-corporations is the desire to learn more about cutting-edge …

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Employee-Related Construction Business Problems

Are you operating in reactive mode? When your construction business has a problem, do you fix it quickly? And then…does it resurface almost as quickly? If that’s happening in your construction business, you aren’t fixing the problem. You’re patching it. That’s what project management consultant Gregg M. Schoppman says in a recent article about employee …

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How Construction Companies Maximize Tech

The mega-corporation companies know how to maximize construction technology and acquire the tech talent to do it. They can afford it. But small to midsize construction companies can make the most of digital development, too. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is a $550 billion “historic investment” that was much needed to update: Airports Bridges Broadband …

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Low-Income Workers Targeted for Construction Careers

Nationally, construction employment was up (commercial construction) and down (residential) in 2Q2022. New York is one of the states with the most construction opportunities but last year it saw more construction job losses in over 25 years. Big-city development planners often have big ideas. New York City has revealed a program that will encourage low-income workers …

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You Shape Your Construction Workers’ Safety Attitudes

Most people think construction work is dangerous. It’s difficult to argue otherwise. Among the top 25 most dangerous occupations in the United States, about 32% are construction-related jobs. And the data supporting that statistic are hard and cold: Subcontractors’ construction workers’ fall-related injuries and deaths are higher than general contractors’ employees. Non-union companies’ workers’ injuries …

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Construction Safety & First Aid Obligations

Project supervisors and managers aren’t overseers as much as they are influencers. That’s why an effective construction safety culture begins at the top. The J.J. Keller® consultancy firm specializes in safety and regulatory compliance. Additional environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals offered input for a whitepaper for the company’s Safety Management Suite of software. Construction companies will find it a valuable source …

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Are The Chips Down? Intel Hiring Construction Workers

You’ve heard “when the chips are down…” — it means you’re committed to a situation (sometimes an all-in poker hand), but there are challenges and conflicts. That’s the case for Intel Corporation: More than 7,000 construction workers are needed during a construction worker shortage. Intel is investing $20 billion to build two factories (“fabs”) on a …

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Construction Employment States and Stats

Construction employment in June 2022 was slightly lower than other occupational sectors (with construction unemployment at 3.7% vs. 3.6% unemployment nationally), according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. But in July, we added 32,000 jobs for a 4.2% construction employment increase. The Gem State Leads Construction Employment The top five states for construction employment were: …

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