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Specialty Contractors

January 27, 2017

Almost 70% of contractors are having a hard time filling skilled positions, according to an AGC survey. This article looks at what some builders and associations are doing to increase the pipeline of future workers and retain current ones.

January 27, 2017

Wal-Mart estimates that plans for new and remodeled stores will involve 24,000 construction jobs. The retailer is among companies focusing on domestic hiring and investment.

January 27, 2017

Mobile devices are increasingly the channel of choice for personal and business communications, especially among the young. Addressing contractors and their specific needs, Mayer Electric is offering a digital project-management app that works within a distributor's enterprise-resource planning system to deliver daily or even hourly project updates.

January 27, 2017

Construction contracts can be an unholy mess with their often unique provisions that too often thwart predictability and fairness. The ConsensusDocs coalition of 40 industry groups has formed over the past nine years to counter this trend, and its latest update offers wide-ranging revisions for its 2016 Design-Bid-Build prime and subcontract agreements.

December 7, 2016

Construction companies often have to battle weather when building a project, just as Stantec is doing at an international airport on an island in northern Canada where the average temperature is 11 degrees below zero. 

December 7, 2016

All companies should have a plan of action for shutting down job sites for the holidays, along with an outside supervisor who is qualified to properly evaluate the site and make suggestions for improvements. 

December 7, 2016

Construction companies often have to battle weather when building a project, just as Stantec is doing at an international airport on an island in northern Canada where the average temperature is 11 degrees below zero. This article looks at much of the technology and techniques developed to make construction possible in extreme conditions.

October 3, 2016

If all stakeholders aren’t on board with Lean, can it work? How do you use Lean principles on construction projects where the GC is not an advocate of Lean? You can still improve your project outcomes even if all the stakeholders aren’t on board. In this webinar, learn how Ted Angelo, with Grunau has been effective using Lean by focusing his team on what they control.

October 3, 2016

The 78% increase in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's penalty structure is now in effect, as are new reporting and record-keeping rules. OSHA is working hard to get the word out and offer employers guidance, but contractors should stay on top of OSHA's efforts.

October 3, 2016

Although the general level of safety for construction workers has improved over the years, this isn't true for catastrophic and fatal events. The resultant exposure of employers to penalties suggests that underlying assumptions for the industry's safety pyramid are due for a reassessment, write attorney Lawrence Dany and loss prevention specialist Ray Master.

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