construction business

Construction Software: Alice in Construction Land

Technology leads to partnerships between all size organizations and their software service providers. When you invest in construction software with a solid service provider, that company is also investing in you. Your specific needs can lead to technology development that will benefit others. Your success opens other doors for your software service provider. This year, …

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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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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 Industry BIM Standards

What are new-build investors requesting? Among other things, they expect sustainability, eco-friendly practices, and industry-best standards in construction. Construction industry and BIM (building information modeling) certifications and standards are driving construction industry software solutions. Oracle Construction’s senior director Frank Weiss says as more companies integrate BIM best practices into engineering and construction solutions, the software …

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Construction Employment: 7 Onboarding Tips

Your new hire is excited. Onboarding begins Monday. However, 68% of new hires quit within the first six months and your success rate isn’t much better. Is there something you can do differently during construction employment onboarding? Why New Workers Abandon Construction Employment It’s not just you, your company, or even the construction industry. The top 3 …

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Putting a Price on Life: Construction Workers and Safety

In 2015, Carlos Moncayo was buried alive in a 14´ unreinforced trench on a New York construction jobsite. The undocumented worker was 22 years old. The New York construction company was convicted of manslaughter/negligent homicide and fined $10,000. If passed, Carlos’ Law would allow a $300,000 minimum fine to New York companies in which construction …

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