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Networking is all about making new connections and building longstanding relationships. In the commercial construction industry being able to effectively network is a vital skill that as an individual could land you your next job or put your company on the path to your next big project. While networking is something tha...

Posted: August 26, 2016, 12:00 pm

Canada has been experiencing more months of declines in ‘real’ (i.e., inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (GDP) so far in 2016 than increases. According to Statistics Canada, February (-0.1% for industry-based GDP month over month), March (-0.2%) and most emphatically May (-0.6%) acted in counterpoint to January ...

Posted: August 25, 2016, 3:00 pm

ConstructConnect’s latest forecast numbers for many of the key economic variables measuring the performance of the U.S. economy are set out in Table 1. The logic employed in making the projections is summarized in the commentary that follows. Year over year U.S. ‘real’ (i.e., inflation-adjusted) gross domestic product (...

Posted: August 23, 2016, 4:00 pm

Regardless of how detailed your construction company’s safety plan is, and despite how in-depth and meticulous your training program is, accidents involving injuries can still occur. When a worker suffers an injury it is vital to have a first aid program in place. Because no two construction sites are exactly the same, ...

Posted: August 23, 2016, 12:00 pm
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OSHA Publishes Final Rule on Respirable Silica Dust

Last Friday, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule for occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in the Federal Register. This is the final step in a decades-long process to establish specific standards for occupational exposure to silica dust and reduce permissible exposure limits (PELs) for workers. The final rule created […]

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Effective Communication = Better Construction Management

Effective communication is vital to the successful completion of any construction project. Good communication can improve teamwork and lead to better project collaboration. Poor communication can result in misunderstandings, delays and issues down the road. Communication is simply the exchange of information in order to convey a message and good communication involves being able to […]

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Top 10 Benefits Of Construction Equipment Telematics

Telematics systems combine GPS technology, on-board diagnostics and monitoring sensors to track, log and report data via cellular networks on the performance and operation of your construction equipment. Data from telematics systems are typically accessed through a web portal and can provide data on a number of machine systems. Common data points include GPS location, […]

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Five High-Tech Ways To Control Construction Site Theft

Jobsite thefts of tools, equipment and materials continues to be an issue plaguing the construction industry. Unattended construction sites are easy targets for thieves, especially those lacking adequate security measures. Heavy equipment, power and hand tools and materials such as copper are the most targeted items. According to the National Equipment Register (NER), heavy equipment […]

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How Construction Companies Can Beat A Growing Labor Shortage

Is your construction firm planning to increase headcount in 2016? That could prove to be a difficult task. According to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), 71 percent of firms indicated they plan to increase headcount this year. Unfortunately, 70 percent of firms reported having a hard time finding qualified […]