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Leadership’s Role in Creating a Best-in-Class Construction Safety Program

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A successful construction safety program begins at the top. Leadership influences the behavior that occurs at lower levels. Leadership’s support in prioritizing and leading the company’s construction safety program is important. The workforce’s safety must be at least as important as the quality, productivity, and profitability of construction projects. Leadership must remain visibly involved in… Read More »

What to Wear to a Plumber Interview

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First impressions matter during an interview. Your attire and behavior impact whether you move forward in the hiring process. You can make a positive impression on the interviewer by dressing appropriately for the role you desire. This shows you are skilled, experienced, and competent to perform the work. Because a plumber job prioritizes practicality, you… Read More »

How to Manage Construction Workers Effectively

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Construction workers play an important role in executing a project. Successfully managing these workers helps them feel valued and respected. This increases worker motivation, engagement, and productivity. Effectively managing construction workers helps complete projects on time and within budget. This makes the workforce the company’s most valuable asset. As a result, construction workers must be… Read More »

Every Tech Should Be Aware of These HVAC Safety Risks

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As an HVAC tech, safety is your top priority. Maintaining safety minimizes the risks of HVAC accidents and injuries. As a result, you must adhere to current servicing best practices while looking for potential hazards. This includes paying attention to the following HVAC safety risks.     Remain aware of these HVAC safety risks when… Read More »

Can the “Construction Skills Gap” Be Closed by Current Construction Managers?

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The construction management skills gap continues to exist throughout the United States. There are not enough project managers to complete the tasks required to finish projects. The lack of construction managers leads to internal conflict, poor execution, missed deadlines, decreased productivity, and lost business. These issues impact a company’s bottom line. Understanding why the construction… Read More »

Preparing the Workforce for Offshore Wind Jobs

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  One of the latest developments in the construction industry is the offshore wind sector. This is especially popular in the northeastern United States. The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2021 Offshore Wind Market Report shows that American offshore wind power generation grew by 24% in 2020. This increase is expected to continue. As a result,… Read More »

How to Deal with Layoffs as a Construction Manager

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  As a construction manager, one of the most challenging parts of your job involves laying off your employees. This can create uncertainty and fear among your workforce. As a result, you must conduct layoffs with professionalism, empathy, and compassion. This helps your remaining employees feel encouraged by your caring methods for handling the bad… Read More »

How to Ace Different Job Interview Formats

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  Construction job interview formats have overlapping characteristics. Virtually all formats require researching the company and role, answering practice questions, and developing questions for the interviewer. However, each job interview format slightly differs from the others. Understanding these differences lets you prepare for each. The more effective your preparation, the more likely you will land… Read More »

Should You Reconsider Your Pre-Employment Screening?

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With the Great Resignation happening, you may be looking for ways to speed up your hiring process. This lets you bring aboard qualified applicants while they’re still looking for positions. One method you may be considering is the elimination of your pre-employment screening process. Eliminating this step would free up time to extend more job… Read More »

5 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Foreman

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Building a relationship with your foreman supports your physical and mental health. This type of relationship promotes mutual trust and respect. It also increases your motivation to work and decreases your stress level. You may benefit from mentoring and career advancement opportunities as well.     Implement these methods to develop a positive relationship with… Read More »